Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ordered flags in Saline County to be flown at half staff Saturday in honor of former Sen. Benjamin E. Vidricksen, who died late Monday.
Services for Sen. Vidricksen will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Sams Chapel, 100 E. Claflin, Salina, with Pastor Loren Houltberg officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Cemetery, New Cambria.
Visitation will be held from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, with family receiving visitors from 5-7, at Ryan Mortuary.
Those wishing to do so may make memorial contributions to the Benjamin E. Vidricksen Memorial Community Fund at Emmanuel Foursquare Gospel Church to continue his legacy of selflessly serving his community. In honor of Ben’s wonderful care, memorials may also be made to the nursing department of Eaglecrest Retirement Community.
For more information or to leave an online condolence, please visit: www.ryanmortuary.com.
photo credit: Crystal Hess