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Rhonda R. Brenzikofer

March 4, 1936 — November 8, 2023


Rhonda R. Brenzikofer

Rhondas life began on March 4, 1936, in Wichita, Kansas.  She is the daughter of Evan and Thelma (Bache) Rath.  Rhonda graduated high school with the Class of 1954 in Florence, Kansas. After high school, Rhonda attended Emporia State University for two years, and then united in marriage to Richard Brenzikofer on August 25, 1957, in Florence KS.  They raised their daughters in Burns, Kansas. Then in 1975, Rhonda went on to get her Licensed Practice Nurse degree from Emporia Nursing College. She was an LPN in Newton and finished out her career in Marion.

Rhonda loved her Marion Christian church family, enjoyed lunch every day with her friends at the Marion Senior Center, and was a faithful member of the local TOPS club. In her free time, Rhonda was quite the seamstress. She made her daughters dresses and dance costumes while they were growing up. When living in Burns, she was an active member of the Twentieth Century Club. Rhonda was an avid lover of animals - horses, dogs and more recently, leaving behind her beloved cats. Most of all, Rhonda loved her friends and family.

Rhonda is survived by her daughters: Robin Adams (Tom), Garnett, KS; Renae Pusateri (Dean), Marion, KS; grandchildren: Trevor Jones (Shasta), Shakopee, MN; Amber Adams (Justin Grosdidier), Richmond, KS;  Arielle Adams (Mike Vergara), Topeka, KS; Antonio Pusateri (Emilee), Wichita, KS; Andria Stapley (Derek), Grants Pass, OR; great-grandchildren: Tobias Jones, Mira Jones, Gunner Grosdidier, Augustus Grosdidier, Gatlin Grosdidier, Maximus Vergara, Maddison Clough, Thomas Edgington, Mila Pusateri, Vincent Pusateri, and Capri Stapley.

Rhonda passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at her home in Marion, KS. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents: Evan and Thelma Rath, daughter: Rachelle Brenzikofer, siblings: Patricia Stubbs, and Evan Rath Jr.  Funeral services honoring Rhondas life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2023, at Marion Christian Church. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery, Burns, KS. Memorial Contributions in Rhondas name may be directed to the Marion Senior Center or to the Marion Christian Church. Yazel Megli Funeral Home, Marion, is serving the family. Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Rhonda at

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Friday, November 17, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Marion Christian Church

140 Elm St, Marion, KS 66861

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