Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1971

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIV, Number 1 - January 5, 1971, pages 23, 24.

Fisher.- Daniel J., son of John J. and Amelia (Shetler) Fisher, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Dec. 14, 1877; died at the Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 7, 1970; aged 92 y. 11 m. 23 d. On Nov. 5, 1903, he was married to Ida Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Clifford, Robert, and Wallace), 6 daughters (Mabel-Mrs. Edward Mininger, Emma-Mrs. Joe Maust, Ruth, Lois-Mrs. Dale Yoder, Pauline-Mrs. Edgar Maust, and Virginia-Mrs. Kenneth Hershberger), 35 grandchildren, and one sister (Ella Guengerich). One son (Ralph), 2 sisters, and a brother preceded him in death. He was ordained a minister for the East Union congregation on Nov. 24, 1907. On Dec. 22, 1929, he was ordained as bishop. At the time of his death he was a member of the Kalona Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 9, in charge of Carl L. Smeltzer and John Y. Swartzendruber; interment in the Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Gingerich.- Arthur C., son of Christian and Lena (Swartzendruber) Gingerich, was born at Wellman, Iowa, Dec. 6, 1889; died of a heart attack at Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 28, 1970; aged 80 y. 11 m. 22 d. On June 24, 1917, he was married to Vina Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Evelyn-Mrs. John D. Abromski), 2 foster sons (Wallace and Stanley Eash), 2 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Nettie-Mrs. David G. Yoder and Mary Ann-Mrs. Andrew Yoder). One son (Cecil) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Wellman Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 30, in charge of Donald Gokee and at Wellman, Iowa, Dec. 2, in charge of Ron Kennel; interment in the Wellman Cemetery.

Horner.- Susie M., daughter of John and Mary (Zook) Miller, was born in Howard Co., Ind., Dec. 16, 1898; died in Miami Co., Ind., Dec. 5, 1970; aged 71 y. 11 m. 20 d. She had been in failing health for some time but death came unexpectedly. On Apr. 29, 1918, she was married to Anson Horner, who died July 5, 1970. Surviving are 2 sons (Joe and Leslie), one daughter (Martha Mast), 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Della Troyer, Mrs. Elizabeth Lantz, and Mrs. Pearl King). Two daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Howard-Miami Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 8, in charge of Harold Mast and E. J. Hochstedler; interment in the Mast Cemetery.

Kauffman.- Elmina, daughter of Jonas and Fanny Yoder, was born at Yoder, Kan., June 30, 1904; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, South Bend, Ind., Dec. 8, 1970, following surgery; aged 66 y. 5 m. 8 d. On Dec. 24, 1929, she was married to Alvin A. Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Norman R.), one daughter (Joan-Mrs. Richard Baker), 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Milo and Joe Yoder), 4 sisters (Edna-Mrs. Pete Yoder, Barbara-Mrs. Valentine Schrock, Kate-Mrs. John Kauffman, and Fanny-Mrs. Ed Schrock), 3 half sisters (Polly-Mrs. John Kime, Anna-Mrs. Sam Bontrager, and Susie-Mrs. Charles Gough), and 2 half brothers (Freddy and Sammy Yoder). She was a member of the North Goshen Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 11, at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. Ind., with Dean Slagel, T. H. Brenneman and G. G. Waun officiating; interment in the Violett Cemetery.

Schmucker.- Mary, daughter of the late Joseph and Katie (Yoder) Neuhouser, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Feb. 25, 1890; died at the Thorn Hospital, Hudson. Mich., Dec. 6, 1970. aged 80 y. 9m. 11 d. She was preceded in death by her husband (Charles Schmucker) in 1961. Surviving are 2 sons (Sylvan and Harold), 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Dora-Mrs. Enos Aeschliman, Mrs. Amanda Van Zile, and Adah-Mrs. George Schlatter). She was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 9, with Earl Stuckey officiating; interment in the Evergreen Cemetery, Ransom, Mich.

Swarr.- J. Lehman, son of the late J. Lehman and Lizzie (Haverstick) Swarr, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., May 17, 1890; died unexpectedly at his home in Mt. Joy, Pa., Nov. 28, 1970; aged 80 y. 6 m. 11 d. He was preceded in death by his wife (Edna Rohrer Swarr) in 1958. Surviving are 5 sons (J. Howard, B. Earl, Lloyd R., Ralph R., and Russel E., 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one brother (C. Irving). A son (Irving) preceded him in death in 1949. He was a member ot the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 1, with H. Raymond Charles and Henry W. Frank officiating; interment in the Eberly Cemetery.

Wenger.- Elizabeth L., daughter of Henry H. and Sallie (Swope) Wenger, was born at Edom, Va., Aug. 2, 1887; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Sept. 4, 1970; aged 83 y. 1 m 2 d. Surviving are one brother (Henry Wenger). She was a member of the Lansdale Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home Chapel Sept. 9, in charge of Jacob Z. Rittenhouse and Martin M. Anders; interment in the Blooming Glen Cemetery.

Whitmer.- William Casper, son of Sellesteen and Sarah (Basye) Whitmer, was born at Mathias, W. Va., Dec. 24, 1883; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 5, 1970; aged 86 y. 11 m. 11 d. On Aug. 24, 1905 he was married to Josephine Sager, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Jessie Halterman and Mrs. Perry Whetzel), 3 sons, Ivan Jennings, and Garland), 15 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Chicago Avenue Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Trissels Church Dec. 8, with Samuel Janzen and Moses Slabaugh officiating; interment in the Trissels Cemetery.

Zimmerman.- John P., son of Peter and Jemima (Slabach) Zimmerman, was born at Inman, Kan., Sept. 29, 1891; died at Hesston, Kan., after a brief illness, Nov. 30, 1970; aged 79 y. 2 m. 1 d. On Feb 9, 1916, he was married to Ada Showalter who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lester J. and Dale), 2 daughters (Gladys-Mrs Gene Sprunger and Nellie-Mrs. Chester Miller), 16 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Ernest, Raymond, and Vernon), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Hostetler, Mrs Florence Johnston, and Mrs. Lottie Miller). He was a member of the West Liberty Mennomte Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 3, in charge of Ed Birkey and James Hershberger; interment in the West Liberty Cemetery.

Zook.- Isaac B. son of David and Malinda (Plank) Zook, was born at Belleville, Pa., Nov. 7, 1887; died of a stroke and complications at the Nursing Center, Camp Hill, Pa., Dec. 8, 1970; aged 83 y. 1 m. 1 d. He was married to Ella Mae Yoder, who preceded him in death July 17, 1965. Surviving are one daughter (Dorothy Mrs. Irvin Yoder), 2 grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ida Nofzinger). He was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Baggus Funeral Home Dec. 10, in charge of Samuel G. Glick; interment in the Allensville Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIV, Number 2 - January 12, 1971, pages 46-48.

Appel.- Margaret, daughter of Charles G. and Annie (Weaver) Shank, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., July 24, 1891; died at the Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 29, 1970; aged 79 y. 4 m. 5 d. In 1923 she was married to Lewis Appel, who died Sept. 8, 1958. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Beachey and Mrs. Nannie Bailey) and 3 brothers (Samuel A., Emanual J., and John W. Shank). Seven brothers and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 2, in charge of Alvin Gascho and Alvin Kanagy; interment in the church cemetery.

Bender.- Omar C., son of Christian W. and Ida (Hershberger) Bender, was born at Salisbury, Pa., June 1, 1902; died at Meyersdale, Pa., of acute myocardial infarction, Nov. 17, 1970; aged 68 y. 5 m. 16 d. On Dec. 24, 1923, he was married to Norma Maust, who preceded him in death, March 9, 1968. He is survived by 12 children (Austin, Richard, Elam, Doris-Mrs. James Kintner, Leland, Robert, Jason, Martha-Mrs. Ernie Classen, Mark, Paul, Loren, and Luke), 29 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Floyd and Harvey), and 4 sisters (Myra-Mrs. Omar Maust, Verda-Mrs. Simon Beachy, Della-Mrs. Ivan Miller, and Mrs. Fannie Miller). He was a member of the Oak Dale Conservative Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Maple Glen Church, Grantsville, Md., in charge of Paul H. Yoder and Kenneth L. Yoder; interment in the Oak Dale Cemetery.

Brubacher.- Kevin Lamar, son of Maynard and Jan (King) Brubacher, was born at Goshen, Ind., July 12, 1970; died as a result of chromosomal defect at Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 5, 1970; aged 3 m. 24 d. Memorial services were held at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., Nov. 8, in charge of Stanlee Kauffman, John H. Mosemann, Rev. Mitchell, and Eugene Herr; body donated to Genetic Research.

Fisher.- John J., was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 4, 1888; died at Warsaw, Ind., Nov. 15, 1970; aged 82 y. 1 m. 11 d. On June 14, 1923, he was married to Alma Warye, who died June 14, 1964. Surviving is one son (John, Jr.). Funeral services were held at the College Mennonite Church Nov. 18, in charge of A. E. Kreider and John H. Mosemann; interment in the Violett Cemetery.

Fisher.- Rebecca, daughter of Michael and Mary (Stoltzfus) Kauffman, was born July 22, 1875; died in Sarasota, Fla., Nov. 16, 1970; aged 95 y. 3 m. 25 d. On Jan. 3, 1901, she was married to Daniel L. Zook, who died Apr. 15, 1923. In 1937, she was married to Daniel Fisher, who died in 1941. Surviving are one son (Leroy), 2 daughters (Ada Mae-Mrs. Frank Stoltzfus and Mary Grace-Mrs. Kenneth Brown), 4 grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Emma Kennel), and 2 brothers (Samuel and Daniel Kauffman). Funeral services were held in Sarasota, Fla., with Michael Shenk officiating and at the Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa. (where she was a member), Nov. 19, in charge of Leroy Umble, Elmer Leaman, and Reuben Stoltzfus; interment in the Millwood Cemetery.

Gerber.- Lester, son of Daniel C. and Amanda (Pfister) Gerber, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Nov. 5, 1894; died at Union Hospital, Dover, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1970; aged 76 y. 1 m. 10 d. On Oct. 27, 1917, he was married to Selma Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Edison), 2 daughters (Lois-Mrs. William Shell and Neva-Mrs. Carl Grosenbacher), 8 grandchildren, and one half brother (William Gerber). One sister, one half sister, and 2 half brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 18, in charge of Paul R. Miller and Richard Burgey; interment in the church cemetery.

Hartzler.- Mrs. Lena (Beller), was born Jan. 17, 1893; died of leukemia at the Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, July 21, 1970; aged 77 y. 6 m. 4 d. On Mar., 25, 1951, she was married to Lee J. Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are 3 step-children (Lois Crosby, Lloyd, and Dale). She was a member of the College Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Chapel, in charge of John H. Mosemann; interment in the Violett Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

Histand.- Daniel L., son of Samuel and Susie (Landis) Histand, was born near Doylestown, Pa., Jan. 8, 1902; died of heart failure while driving a car near Doylestown, Pa., Dec. 4, 1970; aged 68 y. 10 m. 26 d. In Mar. 1927 he was married to Nora Huddle, who died in Mar. 1948. In Feb. 1949 he was married to Fannie Good, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Lena-Mrs. Lester Hunsberger; Mary-Mrs. Ernest Reinford; Mabel-Mrs. Ernest Detweiler; Nancy-Mrs. Clarence Kulp, and June), 5 sons (]olen, Herbert, Walter, Norman, and Robert), one stepson (Ernest Histand), 22 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Samuel, Howard, William, David, and James), and 6 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Gross; Rebecca-Mrs. Silas Graybill; Mary-Mrs. David Alderfer; Ruth-Mrs. John Mosemann; Laura, and Sara-Mrs. Vernon Schmidt). Two brothers, 2 sisters, a daughter, and a grandchild preceded him in death. He was a member of the Doylestown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 8, in charge of Roy Bucher and Joseph Gross; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Lehman.- Carl M., son of Alpheus F. and Zorada (Metzler) Lehman, was born at Columbiana, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1899; died of a heart attack at Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 7, 1970; aged 70 y. 11 m. 18 d. On June 7, 1923, he was married to Mary Blosser, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Carl), one daughter (Marjorie Detunno), 2 brothers (Arden and Floyd), and one sister (Vertie-Mrs. John Detwiler). He was a member of the Bay Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 10, in charge of Nelson Kanagy and Merle Stoltzfus; interment in Palms Memorial Park.

Long.- Lael, son of Noah and Clara Long, was born July 28, 1906; died at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital, June 22, 1970; aged 63 y. 10 m. 25 d. On Oct. 28, 1933, he was married to Esther Smith, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mary K.) and one son (L. Eugene). He was a member of the College Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 25, in charge of Robert Detweiler and John H. Mosemann; interment in Union Chapel Cemetery, Goshen, Ind.

Mullett.- Mrs. Kenneth, daughter of Leander and Elizabeth (Christophel) Weldy, was born Mar. 30, 1915; died at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital, Oct. 10, 1970; aged 55 y. 6 m. 10 d. On Apr. 16, 1938, she was married to Kenneth Mullett, who died June 6, 1969. Surviving are one son (Keith), one daughter (Karen), and one foster brother (John Rohr). She was a member of the College Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Chapel Oct. 12, in charge of John H. Mosemann and Levi Hartzler; interment in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Sensenig.- Anna M., daughter of Henry and Mary (Martin) Sensenig, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 5, 1903; died at Ephrata, Pa., Nov. 13, 1970; aged 67 y. 2 m. 8 d. She was married to Harry L. Sensenig, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Chester, Roy, Irvin, and Arthur), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Titus, Amos, and Luke), and 3 sisters (Ruth-Mrs. Lester Shirk, Phoebe-Mrs. John Wenger, and Lena-Mrs. Elmer Schnupp). She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Church Nov. 16, with John Burkholder and Alvin Martin officiating; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Stehman.- Milton Eshbach, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stehman was born at Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 18, 1888; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 15, 1970; aged 82 y. 2 m. 27 d. He was married to Ada M. Gerlach, who preceded him in death Feb. 3, 1950. He is survived by one son (J. Howard), one daughter (Alice-Mrs. Victor C. Hebel), 2 grandsons, 3 greatgrandchildren, and 2 sisters (Annie-Mrs. Paris Herr and Elizabeth-Mrs. Chester Stigelman). He was a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Gundel Funeral Home, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 18, in charge of James M. Shank; interment in Millersville Cemetery.

Yoder.- Samuel A., son of Sylvanus and Susan (Troyer) Yoder, was born at Middlebury, Ind., Mar. 25, 1906; died at the Goshen Hospital, July 26, 1970; aged 64 y. 4 m. 1 d. On Sept. 10, 1932, he was married to Ethel Oyer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Phyllis-Mrs. Carl Yoder and Elaine-Mrs. Roger Unzicher). He was a member of the College Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 30, in charge of Carl Kreider and John H. Mosemann; interment in the Violett Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIV, Number 3 - January 19, 1971, pages 71 ,72.

Burkholder.- Harold, son of Sidney and Amelia (Miller) Burkholder, was born in Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 7, 1925; died en route to Iowa City Hospital after a severe heart attack, Dec. 8, 1970; aged 45 y. 11 m. 1 d. On Sept. 27, 1942, he was married to Viola Bawel, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Lonnie and Lorrie), his mother, one sister (Mable-Mrs. Howard Zillmer), and 2 brothers (Edward and Clarence). Funeral services were held at the Wellman Mennonite Church Dec. 11, in charge of Paul E. M. Yoder and Duane Brenneman; interment in the Wellman Mennonite Cemetery.

Dintaman.- George, son of Samuel and Effie (Houser) Dintaman, was born at Ithaca, Mich., June 22, 1884; died at the Lagrange County Hospital, Lagrange, Ind., Nov. 8, 1970; aged 86 y. 4 m. 17 d. On Dec. 27, 1906, he was married to Edna Pearl Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Ruth E. Mishler), one son (Carl E.), 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Esther) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 10, in charge of Orvin H. Hooley and Homer J. Miller; interment in the church cemetery.

Heller.- Elmer R., son of Henry L. and Fannie (Rohrer) Heller, was born in Manheim Twp., (Pa.), Feb. 28, 1894; died at Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 26, 1970; aged 76 y. 8 m. 28 d. He was married to E. Elizabeth Hersh, who survives. Also surviving are one son (H. Elvin), 2 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Henry E. Shreiner and Mary Kathryn-Mrs. Arthur D. Wenger), 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother (Landis R. Heller), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Harry Landis and Mrs. Jay Habecher). He was a member of the New Danville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 29, in charge of David Thomas, Elias Groff, and Jay Garber; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Kanagy.- Ella M., daughter of Joseph and Emma (Zook) Kanagy, was born in Wilmington Twp. (Pa.), Oct. 19, 1889; died following a lengthy illness, at New Wilmington, Pa., Dec. 26, 1970; aged 81 y. 2 m. 7 d. Surviving are 6 sisters (Minnie, Amanda, Elizabeth, and Ina Kanagy, Amelia-Mrs. Chauncey Kauffman, Sara-Mrs. Thomas Vaughn), and one brother (Elmer). A brother (Joseph) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the E. Gailey Sharp Funeral Home, in charge of Leonard D. Hershey; interment in the Fair Oaks Cemetery.

Lichty.- Irvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Lighty, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., June 28, 1884; died at the South Waterloo Hospital, after a lengthy illness, Dec. 14, 1970; aged 86 y. 5 m. 16 d. On Jan. 14, 1914, he was married to Hannah Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Gordon, Howard, and Oscar), and one daughter (Verna-Mrs. Lyal Steckly). Funeral services were held at the Breslau Mennonite Church Dec. 17, in charge of Laurence Martin, Rufus Jutzi, and Horace Cressman; interment in the Breslau Church Cemetery.

Moser.- Jacob, son of Philip and Katherine (Roggie) Moser, was born in Kirschnerville, N.Y., May 4, 1897; died near Evans Mills from an apparent heart attack while hunting, Nov. 12, 1970; aged 73 y. 6 m. 8 d. On Nov. 15, 1926, he was married to Nina Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Marvin and Dale C.), 3 daughters (Caroline-Mrs. Ellis Detwiler, Donna, and Lila-Mrs. Carlos Ovando), 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John and Menno), and 2 sisters (Martha-Mrs. Chris Zehr and Veronica Moser). Funeral services were held at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y., Nov. 15, in charge of Abram Clemens.

Oswald.- Peter 0., son of Jacob 0. and Margaret (Wilford) Oswald, was born at Hopedale Ill., Aug. 2, 1883; died at the Wisner Manor, Dec. 6, 1970; aged 87 y. 4 m. 4 d. Surviving are 6 brothers (Joe R., Dan, Ben, Sam, Reuben, and Amos) and 2 sisters (Lizzie-Mrs. Chris Schantz and Lena-Mrs. John Erb). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and one sister. In 1925 he was ordained to the ministry to serve the Beemer congregation. He was a member of the Beemer Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Earnest Kauffman and assisted by Peter R. Kennel; interment in the Beemer Cemetery.

Schrock.- Mary Ann, daughter of William and Fannie (Eash) Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., June 21, 1898; died at Centreville, Mich., Dec. 6. 1970; aged 72 y. 5 m. 15 d. On Aug. 13, 1923, she was married to Ora J. Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Dortha Fellers, Mrs. Bulah Chupp, Mrs. Betty Kline, Mrs. Mary Jane Lung, and Mrs. Grace Pridgeon), one son (Ernest), 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. One son (Harley) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church Dec. 9, in charge of Orvin H. Hooley and Homer J. Miller; interment in the Miller Cemetery.

Stutzman.- Joseph G., son of John J. and Katie (Miller) Stutzman, was born at Hartville, Ohio, May 24, 1900; died of a heart condition at Orlando, Fla., Nov. 29, 1970; aged 70 y. 6 m. 5 d. On July 30, 1922, he was married to Sarah Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Marie-Mrs. Roman Hershberger, Katie-Mrs. Henry Stutzman, Esther-Mrs. Thomas Miller, and Lula-Mrs. Claire Nussbaum), 4 sons (Pete, Tony, Ivan, and Harold), 26 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Wooster Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 3, in charge of Sanford Oyer; interment in the Wooster-Salem Cemetery.

Wingard.- Marlin R., son of Ralph and Emma (Hostetler) Wingard, was born at Johnstown, Pa., Aug. 11, 1915; died of a heart attack at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 20, 1970; aged 55 y. 3 m. 9 d. On Oct. 30, 1937, he was married to Evelyn Oaks, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 sons (Garry and James, one daughter (Martha Jo-Mrs. Dennis Murray), one brother (Galen), and 3 sisters (Ruth-Mrs. Landis Beckley, Wilma-Mrs. Robert Hostetler, and Shirley-Mrs. Paul Shumaker). He was a member of the Weaver Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Bethany United Methodist Church Nov. 23, in charge of Harold E. Thomas; interment in Richland Cemetery.

Zehr.- Raymond R., son of John and Mae (Orendorf) Zehr, was born at Flanagan, Ill., Aug. 26, 1895; died at Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Dec. 3, 1970; aged 75 y. 3 m. 7 d. On Aug. 29, 1917, he was married to Silda Mae Schertz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Wayne, Leland, Dean, and Lowell), 2 daughters (Irma and Marilyn-Mrs Leo Eigsti), 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one brother (Edwin), and one sister (Ella-Mrs. John Egli). He was preceded in death by one son (Francis), one brother (Andrew), and one sister (Olive-Mrs. Joe Byler). He was a member of the Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 5, in charge of Nick Stoltzfus and James Detweiler; interment in Ross Hill Cemetery, Manson, Iowa.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIV, Number 4 - January 26, 1971, pages 87, 88.

Beck.- LeRoy J., son of Harry and Emma (Nelson) Beck, was born in La Salle, Ill., Sept. 28, 1899; died at Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill. Jan 2, 1971: aged 71 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Nov. 28, 1945, he was married to Florence Burdette, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Harry, Michael, Allen, and Dennis), and one sister (Mrs. Mildred Schofield). He was preceded in death by one son (Gary). He was a member of the Ann Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 5, with Jerry L. Stafford officiating; interment at Parkview Cemetery, Peoria, Ill.

Eby.- Reuben R., son of Reuben H. and Amanda (Reiff) Eby, was born near Hagerstown, Md., Aug. 6, 1882; died at his home near Cearfoss, Md., after a long illness, Nov. 2, 1970; aged 88 y. 2 m. 27 d. On Dec. 11, 1906, he was married to Elizabeth M. Horst, who died Mar. 1, 1958. Surviving are 6 sons (Reuben, Allan, Ira, Theodore, Andrew, and Adin), 4 daughters (Elizabeth, Clara-Mrs. Menno Hostetter, Anna, and Mary), 34 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jonas R. and Noah R.) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Martin, Mrs. Florence Horst, and Mrs. Elizabeth Martin). He was ordained deacon for the Reiff congregation, Jan. 8, 1930, in which office he served over thirty years. Funeral services were conducted at the Reiff Church Nov. 5, by Reuben E. Martin and Nelson H. Martin; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Geil.- Arthur D., son of Joseph and Annie (Beery) Geil, was born near Broadway, Va., May 12, 1894; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Aug. 20, 1970; aged 76 y. 3 m. 8 d. He was married to Sara Mathias, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs Esther Stultz and Mrs. Rhoda Geil), 3 sons (John, Paul, and David), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Kittie Shank and Anna Geil). He was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Lindale Church Aug. 23, in charge of Moses Slabaugh and A. T. Rollins; interment in Lindale Cemetery.

Good.- Elva, was born July 3, 1909; died Jan. 5, 1971; aged 61 y. 6 m. 2 d. She was married to John H. Good, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Janet-Mrs. Alvin W. Good, Annabel F.-Mrs. Leonard Martin, Nancy J.-Mrs. Ronald Pawling, and Linda Lou-Mrs. Chester Martin), 2 sons (Kenneth E. and Willard L.), 17 grandchildren, and one half brother (Roy Becker). She was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 9, in charge of Wilmer Leaman and Benjamin Weaver; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Grieser.- Albert, son of Gideon and Catherine (Nusbaum) Grieser, was born at Archbold, Ohio, May 2, 1885; died at the Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Dec. 28, 1970; aged 85 y. 7 m. 26 d. On Jan. 26, 1909, he was married to Priscilla Vonier, who preceded him in death Jan. 13, 1968. Surviving are 2 sons (Kenneth and Wayne) 3 daughters (Glada-Mrs. Albert Zuercher, Edith-Mrs. Jefferson Wyse, and Rutheda-Mrs Loren Stuckey), 26 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 31, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Kaufman.- Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Boeckner, was born at Plymouth, Neb., May 30, 1890; died at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge, Kan., Dec. 30, 1970; aged 80 y. 7 m. On Dec. 17, 1911, she was married to Harry Kaufman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Floyd and Glen), 3 daughters (Erma-Mrs. Kenneth Snyder, Alta-Mrs. M. C. Graber, and Fern-Mrs. Dan Bontrager), 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Hunsberger and Mrs. Lizzie Nispel). She was a member of the Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 2, in charge of Peter Wiebe and John Duerksen; interment in Zimmerdale Cemetery.

Leis.- Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Jantzi) Albrecht, was born at Kingwood, Ont., May 17, 1889; died at the Brunner Rest Home, Brunner, Ont., Dec. 25, 1970; aged 81 y. 7 m. 8 d. She was married to Solomon Steinman, who preceded her in death in 1917. On June 28, 1921, she was married to John B. Leis, who survives. Also surviving are her stepmother (Mrs. Mattie Albrecht), one daughter (Edna-Mrs. John Roth), one son (Ervin), 5 stepsons (John, Allan, Abner, Alvin, and Norman), 5 stepdaughters (Salome, Barbara-Mrs. David Gingerich, Emma-Mrs. Aaron Gascho, Katie-Mrs. Elmer Lebold, and Alma- Mrs. Clarence Roth), 44 grandchildren, 102 greatgrandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 8 brothers (Aaron, Amos, Lorne, Emanuel, Harry, George, Ervin, and Armand) and 6 sisters (Kate-Mrs. William Ropp, Salina-Mrs. Enos Boshart, Clara-Mrs. Alvin Schlegel, Verna-Mrs. Carl Sieman, Lena-Mrs. Robert Shantz, and Eileen-Mrs. Gordon Woolner). She was preceded in death by 3 stepdaughters and 4 sisters. She was a member of the Maple View Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 28, with Jacob Roes and Chris 0. Erb officiating; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Rohrer.- Esther, daughter of Andrew M. and Frances (Kreider) Burckhart, was born at Orrville, Ohio, Sept. 11, 1913; died at the Barberton Citizens Hospital, Barberton, Ohio, of injuries sustained in an auto accident, Nov. 28, 1970; aged 57 y. 2 m. 17 d. On Nov. 10, 1935, she was married to Melvin Rohrer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Verna-Mrs. Marion Schrock, Carol-Mrs. Roger Yoder, and Marion), 2 grandsons, one brother (LeRoy Burckhart), and 3 sisters (Elsie-Mrs. Leo Mast, Annamae-Mrs. Clare Lehman, and Irene Burckhart). She was preceded in death by 2 brothers. She was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 2, in charge of Aden J. Yoder.

Schloneger.- David, son of Davie and Nancy (Zook) Schloneger, was born at Louisville, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1894; died of paralysis and complications at Sarasota, Fla., Jan. 2, 1971; aged 76 y. 3 m. 24 d. In 1923 he was married to Emma Krabill, who preceded him in death in 1947. In 1952 he was married to Grace Rymer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Merle Schloneger), one stepson (Richard Rymer), one stepdaughter (Mrs. William Hathaway), one foster daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Jerry Unger), one foster son (Charles R. Harper), 2 sisters (Eldora Sommers and Pearl-Mrs. LeRoy Rine), and one brother (Melvin Schloneger). He was a member of the Bayshore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 3, in charge of Nelson Kanagy and at Beech, Louisville, Ohio, Jan 5, in charge, of Wayne North and 0. N. Johns; interment in the Beech Cemetery.

Shisler.- Martha C., daughter of Henry and Emma (Clemens) Moyer, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Dec. 8, 1883; died at Pennsburg, Pa., Dec. 19, 1970; aged 87 y. 11 d. She was married to Wilmer Shisler, who preceded her in death in April 1970. Surviving are one son (Claude M. Shisler), one foster daughter (Mildred- Mrs. Mike Souchoch), 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Marion Burkholder and Bessie C. Moyer), and one brother (Clayton C. Moyer). She was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 22, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Russell B. Musselman; interment in the Souderton Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


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