Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1982

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 18 - May 4, 1982 - pg 318

Albrecht, Kathryn, daughter of Jacob and Annie (Guengerich) Shetler, was born at Kalona, Iowa, May 21, 1901; died of cancer at Kalona, Iowa, Apr. 10, 1982; aged 80 y. On Nov. 25, 1920, she was married to Emanuel Albrecht, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Roy A., Nevin, Erlis, and E. J.), 2 daughters (Norma and Verda), 3 brothers (George, Marion, and Jacob), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Albrecht and Mrs. Anna Maire Steckley). She was a member of Pigeon River Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 14, in charge of Luke Yoder and Donald Patterson; interment in church cemetery.

Beck, Mary, daughter of John G. and Regina (Riegsecker) Beck, was born in Henry Co., Ohio, Oct. 25, 1897; died at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, Ohio, Apr. 11, 1982; aged 84 y. Surviving are one sister (Anna) and one brother (John). She was a member of Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 14, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Groff, Clayton B., son of Elias and Susan (Brubaker) Groff, was born in Bird-in-Hand, Pa., Aug. 12, 1894; died on Mar. 9, 1982; aged 87 y. He was married to Annie Kreider, who died in 1920. Later he was married to Mary L. Rohrer, who died in 1975. Surviving are 7 children (Elsie-Mrs. Allan Shirk, Mary-Mrs. Lester Hershey, Martha-Mrs. Elmer Weaver, Jr., Aaron R., John C., Jacob R., and Elias R.). He was a member of Rawlinsville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 13, in charge of David Thomas, Harold Hess, and Paul Hess; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Handrich, Jacob Ervin, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Lowenburg) Handrich, was born in Iowa, Feb. 27, 1904; died of acute leukemia at Mercy Hospital, Grayling, Mich., Mar. 31, 1982; aged 78 y. On April 5, 1935, he was married to Ruth L. Yoder, who died on Oct. 23, 1963. On Sept. 18, 1971, he was married to Ruth's twin sister (Ruby L. Yoder), who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Dwight, Dean, and Lyle), 3 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. Okie Kauffman, Shirley-Mrs. Lowell Miller, and Sharon-Mrs. John Holberton), 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Harvey, Edwin, and Reubun), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Katie Esh, Mrs. Mary Oaks, Lizzie-Mrs. Henry Troyer, Laura-Mrs. Levi Swartz, and Alma-Mrs. Dan Gingerich). He was a member of Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 3, 1982; in charge of Ellsworth Handrich and Cleo Yoder; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Hunsberger, A. Nelson, son of Monroe N. and Mabel (Gehman) Hunsberger, was born in Bedminster Twp., Pa.; died at his home in Perasie, Pa., Mar. 23, 1982; aged 49 y. He was married to Louise A. Yeager, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Sharon L.-Mrs. David Olszewski, Eugene N., Rodney L., and Sandra L.), one grandson, 6 brothers (Millard J., Lester G., Monroe, Jr., J. Glenn, David G., and J. Mark), and 5 sisters (Emma J.-Mrs. Peter Andersen, Lorraine-Mrs. Robert Christophel, Mabel-Mrs. Norman Myers, Pearl-Mrs. Marcus Yoder, and Edith-Mrs. Edward Randolph). He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 27, in charge of Paul Rush, Warren Wenger, and Lester Moyer; interment in Swamp Mennonite Cemetery.
Miller, Andrew Michael, son of Anthony and Anna (Beck) Miller, was born at Montpelier, Ohio, Mar. 8, 1977; died at Toledo Medical College of Ohio, Apr. 15, 1982; aged 5 y. Surviving are his mother, one sister (Angela), grandparents (Gaylord and Esther Beck), and great-grandparents (Nelson Beck and Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Liechty). Funeral services were held at the Lockport Mennonite Church on Apr. 18, in charge of Keith L. Leinbach; interment in Lockport Cemetery.

Poole, Ruby, daughter of John G. and Catherine (Jantzi) Kipfer, was born in Perth Co., Ont., June 17, 1907; died at Victoria Hospital, London, Ont., Mar. 14, 1982; aged 74 y. On Jan. 22, 1929, she was married to Norman Poole, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Arthur), one brother (Herman Kipfer), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Lichty and Mrs. Irene Schleuter). One daughter (Florence Poole) died in 1952. She was a member of Poole Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 18, in charge of Amsey Martin; interment in the Poole Mennonite Church cemetery.

Spory, Dora Grace, daughter of Fannie Eash Miller, was born in Somerset Co.,Pa., Dec. 10, 1895; died at her home in Hollsopple, Pa., Mar. 22, 1982; aged 86 y. She was married to Charles W. Spory, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Carrie-Mrs. Paul J. Wingard), one son (A. J.). 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mildred Faulkner), and one brother (Harry Miller). She was preceded in death by one son (Walter J.), 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. She was a member of Blough Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 26, in charge of Stanley Freed, Sanford Shetler, Elvin Holsopple, and Loren Johns; interment in the church cemetery.

Stalter, Aaron J., son of John and Magdalena (Teuscher) Stalter, was born at Gridley, Ill., June 9, 1906; died at his home in Gibson City, Ill., Apr. 4, 1982; aged 75 y. On Feb. 24, 1929, he was married to Ruth Heiser, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Roger, Ronald, Richard, Robert, and David), 2 daughters (Marilyn Earley and Minerva Birkey), 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Sadie Ingold and Mattie Cender). He was a member of East Bend Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 7, in charge of Paul O. King; interment in East Bend Memorial Gardens.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 19 - May 11, 1982 - pg 334

Beck, Violet E., daughter of Clarence and Sarah (Neuhouser) Thimlar, was born at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Nov. 30, 1916; died of cancer at Wauseon, Ohio, Apr. 19, 1982; aged 65 y. On Jan. 1, 1936, she was married to Glen E. Roth, who died on Mar. 28, 1977. On Apr. 5, 1980, she was married to Delmar D. Beck, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Roger W. Roth), 2 stepsons (Curtis and Keith Beck), one step-daughter (Andrea-Mrs. Joe Young), 4 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, her stepmother (Irene Nafziger), and 2 brothers (Robert and Marvin Nafziger). She was a member of Lockport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 22, in charge of Walter Stuckey and Keith Leinbach; interment in the Lockport Cemetery.

Helmuth, William John, son of William E. and Mary E. (Miller) Helmuth, was born at Garden City, Mo., Aug. 7, 1912; died of a heart attack at Peoria, Ill., Apr. 12 ,1982; aged 69 y. On Aug. 13, 1938, he was married to Nellie Wagner, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Duane William Helmuth), one daughter (Ardith Marie-Mrs. Myrl Nofziger), 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Daniel, George, and Lawrence), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Esther King and Mrs. Ada White). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers. He was a member of Roanoke Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 15, in charge of Kenneth Good and Robert Harnish; interment in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.

Kauffman, Mary Oswald, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth (Birky) Oswald, was born at Beemer, Nob., June 23, 1910, died at Ochiltree General Hospital On Apr. 17, 1982; aged 71 y. On Aug. 19, 1931, she was married to Emery Otto Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Clifford, Joseph, Paul, James, and Daniel), 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Kathryn, Dorothy, Sadie, and Rhoda), and 4 brothers (Alvin, Paul, Emanuel, and Leland). She was preceded in death by one son (Floyd), in 1969. She was a member of the Perryton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 20, in charge of Chryston Harms and Sidney Martin.

Meck, I. Rohrer, son of Jacob A. and Mary (Rohrer) Meck, was born in East Lampeter Twp., Pa.; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Apr. 16, 1982; aged 85 y. He was married to Lizzie G. Lefever, who died in 1979. Surviving are 3 sons (Carl R., Earl L., and Jay A.), 8 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Mellingers Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Mennonite Home on Apr. 20, in charge of Ralph Ginder, Paul Leaman, and B. Charles Hostetter; interment in Mellingers Cemetery.

Reinford, Mary Ella, daughter of Daniel L. and Lizzie (Stover) Johnson, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 27, 1900; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Apr. 8, 1982; aged 82 y. On June 6, 1925, she was married to Claude F. Reinford, who died on Nov. 1, 1975. Surviving are one son (Daniel J. Reinford), one daughter (Betty Anne Reinford), 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Annie R. Johnson). One daughter (Ruth J. Reinford) preceded her in death. She was a member of Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 12, in charge of Charles A. Ness and Norman Kolb; interment in Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery.

Roth, Paul M., son of Christian and Melinda (Esh) Roth, was born in Allensville, Pa., Apr. 2, 1912; died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Apr. 17, 1982; aged 70 y. On June 21, 1936, he was married to Beatrice Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Paul S., Nelson R., Dwight L., and Philip M. Roth), one daughter (Priscilla-Mrs. Donald Ziegler), 10 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Gladys Payne). On Jan. 17, 1937, he was ordained to the ministry and served the congregation at Masontown, Pa., for 31 years. He also served in pastorates at Ridgeway Mennonite Church, where he was a member, and at Huntington Avenue Mennonite Church in Newport News, Va. Funeral services were held at Weavers Mennonite Church on Apr. 19, in charge of Clair Hollinger, Samuel Janzen, and Harold Eshleman; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Jacob R., son of Isaac and Leah (Glick) Stoltzfus, was born in Morgantown, Pa., died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Mar. 18, 1982; aged 82 y. He was married to Sarah Mada Troyer, who died in August 1979. Surviving are 3 sons (J. Harold, Warren G., and Russell D.), 2 daughters (Leah Beth-Mrs. Robert Shetler and Velma L.-Mrs. Ronald Peachey), 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Elam and Reuben), and one sister (Lydia Smucker). He was preceded in death by one grandchild and one great-grandchild. He was a member of Ridgeview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 21, in charge of Charles Good and Reuben Stoltzfus; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Florence B., daughter of George and Louise (Golden) Erisman, was born at Rohrerstown, Pa., Mar. 25, 1892; died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., Apr. 20, 1982; aged 90 y. On June 27, 1923, she was married to Jesse Mahlon Swartzendruber, who died on Oct. 20, 1979. Surviving are 3 daughters (Louise, Mrs. Alta Chambers, and Mrs. Ruth Miller), one son (Paul), 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Faith Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Pierce Brothers Mortuary Chapel on Apr. 23, in charge of Donald King, Hubert Brown, and Arthur Cash; interment in Inglewood Park Cemetery.

Tyson, Mae, daughter of Isaac and Katie (Swartley) Kulp, was born at Harleysville, Pa., Nov. 11, 1904; died of a heart attack at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Apr. 3, 1982; aged 77 y. On Mar. 20, 1926, she was married to Harry W. Tyson, who died on Nov. 29, 1980. Surviving are one daughter (Catherine-Mrs. Harvey B. Clemmer), 5 sons (Paul, Willard, Henry, Laverne, and Jacob), 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, one sister (Kathryn-Mrs. Robert Benner), and 2 brothers (Harry S. and Willard S. Kulp) . She was preceded in death by one daughter (Margaret). She was a member of Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 7, in charge of Charles A. Ness; interment in Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery.

Wade, Ralph Esrom, son of Clark and Mary (Conrad) Wade, was born near Sterling, Ill., Nov. 23, 1925; died of complications of hepatitis at Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York City, Mar. 10, 1982; aged 56 y. Surviving are his mother, (Mary W. Good), and 2 stepsisters (Esther Lapp and Edna Zehr). Memorial services were held at the Newcomer Center at Goshen College, under the direction of Dorsa Mishler, at the Abraham Goodman House Center arranged by Charles Burkhart; and at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, where he was a member, in charge of Edwin and Helen Alderfer; interment in the church cemetery.

White, Edna, daughter of Jacob S. and Anna G. (Beck) Horst, was born at Peabody, Kan., Dec .1, 1910; died at Axtell Hospital, Newton, Kan., Apr. 10, 1982; aged 71 y. On Sept. 27, 1936, she was married to Allan* A. White, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Donald E., Ivan L., Roger A., Darwin E., and Virgil D.), one daughter (Anna Colleen Hoffman), 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Melvin J., Frank K., and Laurence L.), and one sister (Dorothy Diener). She was preceded in death by one sister (Helen). She was a member of the Catlin Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Whitestone Mennonite Church, in charge of Paul Brunner and Kerwin Thiessen; interment in the Catlin Community Cemetery in charge of Paul Friesen and Laurence Horst.
*Correction - Allan should be spelled Allen - from son, Donald E. White 4/20/2014

Yoder, Marjorie Kathryn, daughter of Frank and Alice Arnett, was born on Jan. 8, 1917; died of cancer on Mar. 17, 1982; aged 65 y. On Dec. 21, 1940, she was married to Wilmer H. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Sharon-Mrs. Eugene Troyer), one son (Roger F.), two grandsons, and 3 sisters (Cleta Roach, Zella Hailey, and Ava Banta). She was a member of Glenwood Springs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 19, in charge of John Otto and Ted Magnuson; interment in Rosebud Cemetery.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 20 - May 18, 1982 - pg 350

Abe, Royal William, son of William and Jeanette (Senn) Abe, was born in Mineral Co., W. Va., Nov. 6, 1906; died at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md., Apr. 7, 1982; aged 75 y. On June 14, 1928, he was married to Edith Blauch, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Janet-Mrs. James Blosser), 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Paul and Lawrence), and 4 sisters (Pansy Cooper, Pearl-Mrs. Richard Duvall, Gladys-Mrs. H. E. Smith, and Mabel-Mrs. James Grapes). He was preceded in death by one sister and one grandchild. He was a member of Pinto Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 10, in charge of A. L. Longenecker and Elvin Sommers; interment in Pinto Church Cemetery.

Beck, Olan L., son of Simon P. and Lina (Graber) Beck, was born in Archbold, Ohio, May 21, 1903; died of a stroke in Holmes Co., Ohio, Apr. 23, 1982; aged 78 y. On Dec. 22, 1927, he was married to Myrtle Short, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Lowell), one daughter (Bernardine-Mrs. James Mast), 4 grandchildren, one brother (Herman Beck), and one sister (Sylvia Beck). He was a member of Lockport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 26, in charge of Walter Stuckey and Keith Leinbach; interment in Lockport Cemetery.

Brunk, Reuben R., son of Samuel and Anna (Shenk) Brunk, was born at Elida, Ohio, May 31, 1894; died at Roselawn Manor Nursing Home, Spencerville, Ohio, Apr. 1, 1982; aged 87 y. On Mar. 19, 1919, he was married to Leah Good, who died in 1948. He later married Elizabeth King, who died in 1969. Surviving are 2 sons (Lawrence and Kenneth Brunk), 5 daughters (Lillian-Mrs. Vilas Amstutz, Gladys-Mrs. Lester Cressman, Miriam-Mrs. Vernon Heatwole, Gertrude-Mrs. Ford Spurlock, and Margaret-Mrs. Warren Stemen), 3 stepsons (John, Paul, and Robert King), 3 stepdaughters (Freda-Mrs. Robert Milne, Clara-Mrs. Clark Breneman, and Betty-Mrs. John Albrecht), 28 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 23 stepgrandchildren, 24 stepgreat-grandchildren, one brother (Paul Brunk), and one sister (Emma Shenk). He was a member of Pike Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 5, in charge of Edwin Hartman, Lawrence Brunk, and Kenneth Brunk; interment in church cemetery.

Gindlesperger, Cloyd C., son of Jacob and Sally (Thomas) Gindlesperger, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., May 3, 1892; died at Davidsville, Pa., Apr. 20, 1982; aged 89 y. On Dec. 13, 1913, he was married to Dora Kaufman, who died on May 6, 1964. Surviving are 2 daughters (Wilmetta Steele, and Elnora-Mrs. Delmar Shetler), 3 sons (Paul, Carl, and Wilmer), 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and on great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one daughter (Beatrice), and one son (Charles). He was a member of Kaufman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 23, in charge of Stanley R. Reed and Harry Shetler; interment in Blough Mennonite Cemetery.

Grasse, Anthony M., son of Oliver and Hannah (Myers) Grasse, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., June 18, 1892; died in Hilltown Twp., Apr. 25, 1982; aged 89 y. On Sept. 22, 1920, he was married to Lillian Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (A. Meryl, John L., Alvin K., Willard G., and Warren L. Grasse), 21 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters. He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 29, in charge of George Hampshire and Mark M. Derstine; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Levi L., son of Levi J. and Katie (Borkholder) Miller, was born in Wild Horse, Colo., July 26, 1910; died in Reed City, Mich., April 11, 1982; aged 71 y. On May 26, 1941, he was married to Marie Beachy, who died on Feb. 22, 1976. Surviving are one daughter (Delora-Mrs. Bill Tutewiler), 3 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Emma-Mrs. William P. Miller, Clara-Mrs. Jake Bontrager, Mary Yoder, and Kathryn Gunter), and 2 brothers (Reuben and Mose Miller). Funeral services were held at Wasepi Mennonite Chapel, April 14, in charge of Jim Gascho and John Lambright; interment in Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller, Orva J., son of Josiah M. and Fannie Miller, was born in Lagrange County, Ind., June 6, 1898; died at his home in Shipshewana, Ind., April 7, 1982; aged 83 y. On Aug. 19, 1922, he was married to Sarah Ellen Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Romaine-Mrs. Leland Hostetler, and Marilyn-Mrs. Elwyn Frain), 6 sons (Richard, James, Samuel, Alfred, Paul, and Larry), 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister (Iva Beck), and one brother (Clyde Miller). He was preceded in death by a grandson. He was a member of Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on April 10, in charge of Harvey Chupp, Orville Miller, O. H. Hooley, and Roger Wrigley; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Mishler, Ruth, daughter of George and Edna (Yoder) Dintaman, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Oct. 13, 1907; died in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind., April 14, 1982; aged 74 y. On Feb. 19, 1932, she was married to John J. Mishler, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Doris-Mrs. William Mast, Mary-Mrs. Gerald Miller, and Martha-Mrs. John Bender), one son (Richard), 16 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Carl Dintaman). She was a member of Marion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on April 16, in charge of Paul Lauver and Tim Lichti; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Nelson, Dale, son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Eash) Nelson, was born in Lagrange County, Ind., Nov. 8, 1899; died in Westview Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., April 21, 1982; aged 82 y. On April 4, 1917, he was married to Maria Troyer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Mabelle Kole and Eunice-Mrs. Roy Hershberger), 2 sons (Omar and Patrick), 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Perry). He was preceded in death by a son (Dory). He was a member of Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on April 24, in charge of Orville Miller, O.H. Hooley, and Harvey Chupp; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Schwanebeck, John Charles, son of Wayne and Fern (Dickson) Schwanebeck, was born in Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 27, 1956; died from electrocution at Moundridge, Kan., April 23, 1982; aged 25 y. On July 18, 1981, he was married to Patrice Anne Roupp, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, grandmothers (Doris Schwanebeck and Myrtle Dickson), 2 sisters (Vicki Kriefels and Debbie Schwanebeck), and one brother (Rick). Funeral services were held at Whitestone Mennonite Church on April 26 in charge of Marion Bontrager, Paul Brunner, Randy Smith, and Jerry Weaver; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 75, Number 21 - May 25, 1982 - pp 373, 374

Davis, Ada, was born in Germfask, Mich., Nov. 28, 1903; died at her daughter's home in Pontiac, Mich., Apr. 12, 1982; aged 78 y. She was married to Leonard Davis, who died May 23, 1972. Surviving are 2 sons (Leonard, Jr., and Edward), and 4 daughters (Mrs. Helen Putsey, Mrs. Mable Lutes, Mrs. Maxine Troyer, and Mrs. Donna Bryant). She was a member of Germfask Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 16, in charge of Ken Dietzel and James Troyer; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Dwyer, Bernice, was born Feb. 10, 1905; died at Marquette General Hospital, Marquette, Mich., Mar. 29, 1982; aged 77 y. She was married to James Dwyer, who died in 1970. Surviving are one son (James, Jr.) and 4 daughters (Mrs. Patricia Schwartz, Virginia Dwyer, Mrs. Anita Wickey, and Janet Dwyer). She was a member of the Wildwood Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 1, in charge of John Troyer; interment in Sandtown Cemetery.

Eshleman, Christian H., son of Daniel H. and Susan (Brackbill) Eshleman, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Mar. 7, 1896; died at Columbia, Pa., Apr. 27, 1982; aged 86 y. In November 1915, he was married to Mary Edna Zimmerman, who died in 1974. Surviving are 3 daughters (Veldora-Mrs. Harvey Bauman, Suetta-Mrs. David Binkley, and Martha Zook), 3 sons (Maurice L., John L., and Christian Z.), one brother (Clarence Eshleman), and two sisters (Susanna Eshleman and Barbara-Mrs. Amos Sauder). He was a member of Ephrata Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Brown Funeral Home on Apr. 30, 1982, in charge of Wilbert Lind and Daniel Miller; interment in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.

Gascho, Alvin, son of Joseph and Jacobina (Roth) Gascho, was born at Milford, Neb., Mar. 25, 1906; died of complications of multiple myeloma at Charlottesville, Va., April 18, 1982; aged 76 y. On June 16, 1943, he was married to Cora Irene Garber Kauffman, who survives. He is also survived by one son (Joseph A.), one stepdaughter (Hope-Mrs. Clifford Lind), 2 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchidlren, one brother (Harry), and 2 sisters (Ida and Katie-Mrs. Joe Unternahrer). On Mar. 2, 1941, he was ordained to the ministry at the Wood River (Neb.) Mennonite Church and served there faithfully as pastor for 19 years. Funeral services wee held at Dayton Mennonite Church, Apr. 21, 1928, in charge of Herman Reitz and Charles Heatwole.

Good, Irene Weaver, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Zeller) Weaver, was born in Maryboro Township (Ont.), Apr. 29, 1897; died at Fairview Mennonite Apartments, Cambridge, Ont., Apr. 22, 1982; aged 84 y. On September 17, 1918, she was married to Jacob S. Good, who preceded her in death in 1968. Surviving are 3 sons (Raymond, Murray, and Harold), one daughter (Carol-Mrs. Murray Shantz), 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by one son (Carmen) and 5 brothers. She was a member of St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 24, 1982, in charge of Richard Yordy; interment in church cemetery.

Histand, Claude H., son of Harvey and Martha (Hendricks) Histand, was born at Doylestown, Pa., Aug. 4, 1926; died from cardiac arrest at the ASH Hospital, Allentown, Pa., April 16, 1982; aged 55 y. On May 15, 1948, he was married to Arlene Alderfer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Charlotte Jacobs and Barbara Chew), 3 sons (Phillip, Ivan, and Gary), 5 grandchildren, one brother (Robert), and 3 sisters (Miriam Histand, Gertrude Histand, and Viola Meyers). He was preceded in death by one son (Ronald). He was a member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 20, 1982, in charge of Kenneth Seitz and Henry Musselman; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

Mullet, Martha Yoder, daughter of Jonas and Katie (Beachy) Yoder, was born in Sherwood, Ohio, Sept. 26, 1919; died from cancer at University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, April 30, 1982; aged 62 y. On Dec .16, 1941, she was married to Simon Mullet, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Dene Allen and Gary Lynn), 3 daughters (Wanda Joyce-Mrs. Larry Rediger, Leatha DeAnn-Mrs. Sheldon Yoder, and Cathy Kaye-Mrs. Jeff Leach), 16 grandchildren, her mother, 3 brothers (Benjamin, Jonas, and Ike), and 4 sisters (Fannie-Mrs. John Bontrager, Velma-Mrs. Elmer Yoder, Esther-Mrs. Henry Delangrange, and Sarah-Mrs. Chester Miller). She was a member of East Union Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 2, 1982, in charge of Lonnie Yoder, Mel Shetler, and J. John J. Miller; interment in Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Otto, Luemma, daughter of Daniel and Delilah (Enfield) Baker, was born near Salisbury, Pa., Dec. 10, 1899; died at Meyersdale Community Hospital, Apr. 29, 1982; aged 82 y. She was married to Lloyd Otto, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Allen, Galen, and Larry E.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Alta Holt and Edith M.), 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Springs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 2, 1982, in charge of John Wengerd and Walter Otto; interment in Springs Cemetery.

Oyer, Lester, son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Zehr) Oyer, was born in Deer Creek, Ill., June 5, 1903; died of a heart attack at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg, May 2, 1982; aged 78 y. On June 30, 1929, he was married to Esther K. Kirkey, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Marvin), 2 brothers (Willard and Wilford), 2 sisters (Lucile and Ruth-Mrs. Arthur Tyrrell), 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was a member of Manson (Iowa) Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at First Mennonite Church, Morton, Ill., May 5, 1982, in charge of James Detweiler; interment in Mount Zion cemetery.

Tad, Chantalath (John was his chosen American name), born at Vientiane, Laos; died in a pickup/semitruck accident near Shickley, Neb., as a refugee from Laos on Feb. 21, 1981, sponsored by members of Salem Mennonite Church. Funeral services wee held at Salem Mennonite Church, Apr. 30, 1982, in charge of Lee Schlegel, Merlin Erb, and O. J. Ketzel, who brought a message in the Lao language; interment in Salem cemetery.

Troyer, Orpha, daughter of Jonathan and Nora (Troyer) Troyer, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Oct. 16, 1905; died from cancer at Walnut Hills Nursing Home, Apr. 24, 1982; aged 76 y. Surviving are one brother (Henry) and 2 sisters (Mildred-Mrs. Elmer Lehman and Edith-Mrs. Willard Marner). She was a member of Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 26, 1982, in charge of Alvin Kanagy; interment at Walnut Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Voigt, Alexander E., son of Albert and Augusta Voigt, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 2, 1890; died at G. V. Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Apr.. 27, 1982; aged 91 y. He was married to Vivian D. Nyce, who died in 1971. He later married Mary E. Bubeck, who survives. Also surviving is one stepson (Fred C. Forsgard). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Apr. 30, 1982, in charge of Russell B. Musselman, Glenn H. Egli, and Thomas Kadel; interment in George Washington Memorial Park.

Weaver, Cora May, daughter of Aaron and Amanda (Selzer) Landes, was born in Canton, Kan., Dec. 16, 1886; died at Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kan., April 23, 1982; aged 95 y. On Oct. 15, 1914, she was married to Oliver Weaver, who died on November 30, 1971. Surviving are 2 nieces (Opal Pankratz and Fern Liller), one nephew (Ellsworth Landes) and one great-nephew. She was a member of Spring Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Apr. 26, 1982, in charge of Roy Bender; interment in Spring Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

Wilhelm, Ida Weaver, daughter of Fred and Etta (Branon) Weaver, was born in Canton, Ohio, in 1902; died at Walnut Hills Nursing Home, Apr. 6, 1982; aged 80 y. She was married to Leander Wilhelm, who died in 1978. Surviving are one son (Arthur), 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Monty Weaver). He was preceded in death by one son, one brother, and one sister. He was a member of Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Butler Funeral Home, Apr. 9, 1982, in charge of Alvin Kanagy; interment in Walnut Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, Herman M., son of Mahlon T. and Mary (Yoder) Yoder, was born in Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 27, 1902; died at Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, April 22, 1982; aged 79 y. On Aug. 4, 1931, he was married to Bessie King, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Lois-Mrs. Lewis Brubaker, Dorothy-Mrs. John Nyce, and Evelyn-Mrs. John D. Miller), one son (Elvin Dale), 11 grandchildren, and one sister (Ida Yoder). He was a member of Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on April 25, in charge of Dean Swartzendruber and Robert K. Yoder; interment in Lower Deer Creek Church Cemetery.

Transcribed by Janice Wilbur, Utah


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