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Garber, John Clinton; . . Garber, Mary Fast; . . Graybill,
Hazel S. Shelley; . . Graybill, Raymond M.; . . Grosse,
Siegfried Paul William; . .
Garber, John Clinton
Services for John C. Garber,
95, Jackson, [Minn.], are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hilltop
Community Church, Jackson. Private family burial is scheduled at
Riverside Cemetery, Jackson.
Garber died Monday, Feb. 19, 1996, at Good Samaritan Center,
Jackson. Visitation is scheduled from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday and
from noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Sathe & Son
Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
John Clinton Garber, son of Leonard Harvey and Sarah Adeline (Grove)
Garber, was born Aug. 23, 1900, at Enterprise Township. He
attended school at District 93 schools in Enterprise Township. He
married Mary Fast Sept. 7, 1935, at Mountain Lake [Minn.]. They
lived and farmed in Enterprise Township until 1988 when they moved into
Jackson. In December 1995, he moved to Good Samaritan Center.
He was a member of Hilltop Community Church and state and county
Minnesota Crop Improvement.
Survivors include: wife, Mary Garber, of Jackson; daughter, Veryl
Saathoff, of rural Jackson; three grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; sister, Cora Gascho, of Harrisonburg, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.
Garber, John C. 95
A memorial service for John C. Garber of Jackson
[Minn.] will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 , at
the Hilltop Community Church in Jackson with the Rev. Ed Wenger
officiating. John C. Garber died Feb. 19, 1996, at the Jackson Good
Samaritan Center. A private family burial will take place
Friday morning at Riverside Cemetery in Jackson.
Casket bearers will be Chad Saathoff, Bret Saathoff, Curtis
Smith, Charles Hartzler, Joseph Gascho and Rod Penner.
Ushers will be Doug Hartzler and Greg Hartzler. Music will
be provided by pianist/soloist Amy Hartzler and a quartet composed of
John and Elizabeth Yoder and Neale and Jean Strom.
John Clinton Garber, the son of Leonard Harvey and Sarah Adeline
(Grove) Garber, was born Aug. 3, 1900, in Enterprise Township, Jackson
County. He attended school at District #93 in Enterprise Township.
On Sept. 7, 1935, he was united in marriage to Mary Fast in Mountain
Lake [Minn.]. They lived and farmed in Enterprise Township until
1988 when they moved into Jackson. He moved to the Jackson Good
Samaritan Center in December 1995.
John was an active member of the Hilltop Community Church. He
also served on the state and county levels of Minnesota Crop
Survivors include his wife, Mary Garber of Jackson; one daughter, Veryl
and husband Wayne Saathoff [of] rural Jackson; three
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Cora Gascho
of Harrisonburg, Va.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers,Ernest,
Edwin, Clyde, Lloyd and Marvin Garber.
(from an undated unidentified
Submitted by: Hope Kauffman Lind
Garber, Mary Fast
Mary Garber, 88, of Jackson, [Minn.,] died Sunday, June 16, 1996, at
the Jackson Medical Center Nursing Home.
Born May 11, 1908, in Mountain Lake, [Minn.,] she was the daughter of
David and Marie Klassen Fast. She married John Garber Sept. 7,
1935, in Mountain Lake. He died Feb. 19, 1996.
She attended school in Mountain Lake, then spent years in Montana and
Oregon, before returning to Mountain Lake, she she graduated in
1927. She then attended Mankato Teacher's College, Mankato
[Minn.]. She taught for seven years in Cottonwood and Jackson
counties. After her marriage, they farmed and lived in Enterprise
Township. In 1988, they moved into Jackson. She became a
resident at the Jackson Medical Center Nursing Home in July 1994.
She was a member of Hilltop Community Church, Jackson.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Veryl (Wayne) Saathoff, Jackson; three
brothers, Ted Fast, Mountain Lake; Louis Fast, Vancouver, Wash.; and
Peter Fast, Fresno, Calif.; three sisters, Frieda Fast, Eden Prairie;
Mrs. Helen (Milton) Willeford, California; and Mrs. Linda (George)
Oliver, Yakima, Wash.; three grandchildren; and four
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Hilltop Community
The service will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Hilltop Community Church,
Jackson, with the Rev. Ed. Wenger officiating. Burial will be in
Riverside Cemetery, Jackson.
Sathe and Son Funeral Home, Jackson, is in charge of arrangements.
Garber, Mary , 88
Funeral services for Mary Garber of Jackson were
June 21  at the Hilltop Community Church in Jackson, with
the Rev. Ed Wenger officiating. Mary Garber died June 16, 1996,
at the Jackson Medical Center nursing home in Jackson. Burial was
in Riverside Cemetery in Jackson.
Casket bearers were Curtis Smith, Bret Saathoff, Chat Saathoff,
Greg Hartzler, Doug Hartzler and Mike Handevidt. Ushers
were Charles Hartzler and Joe Kauffman. Music was provided
by pianists Betty Johnson and Amy Hartzler, soloist Amy Hartzler,
and Jean Strom and Judy Hodnefield sang a duet. Sathe and
Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mary Fast, the daughter of David G. and Marie (Klassen) Fast, was
born May 11, 1908, in Mountain Lake [Minn.]. She lived a few
years in Montana and Oregon, and then returned to Mountain Lake
where she graduated in 1927. She then attended Mankato
Teachers College in Mankato. After receiving her education,
she taught in rural schools in Cottonwood and Jackson counties
for seven years.
On Sept. 7, 1935, she was united in marriage to John C. Garber at
Mountain Lake. After their marriage, they farmed and lived
in Enterprise Township. In 1988 they moved to
Jackson. She became a resident at the Jackson Medical
Center nursing home in July 1994. John died Feb. 19, 1996.
Mary was a member of the Hilltop Commuity Church in Jackson.
She belonged to the Jackson County Home Extension Group.
Survivors include one daughter, Veryl and husband Wayne Saathoff
of Jackson; three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Also surviving re three sisters, Frieda Fast of Eden Prairie,
Helen and husband Milton Willeford of California; and LInda and
George Oliver of Yakima, Wash.; one sister-in-law, Marjorie Fast
of Boscobel, Wis.; and three brothers, Ted Fast of Mountain Lake,
and wife Mary Fast of Vancouver, Wash., and Peter and wife Genevieve
Fast of Fresno, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister,
Matilda Garber; and one brother, Leander Fast.
from an undated, unidentified
Submitted by: Hope Kauffman Lind
Graybill, Hazel S. Shelley
, 92, of McAlisterville, PA died
August 12, 1996, at her daughter's residence. She was born in Delaware
Twp., Juniata Co., PA November 1, 1903, to Samuel Morgan and Olive
Margaret [Auker] Shelley. She was married to William D. Graybill Sr.,
who died in April 1979.
She is survived by two sons, Elvin Leon Graybill, Bahama Islands; and
William D. Graybill Jr., Mifflintown, PA; three daughters, Pauline
Elizabeth Weaver, McAlisterville, PA; Olive E. Gehman, Thompsontown, PA
and Helen Hoffman, Thompsontown, PA; a foster daughter, Carol Sullivan,
Conestoga, PA; four sisters, Vera Graybill, Locust Grove Retirement
Village, Mifflin, PA; Orpha Graybill, Richfield, PA; Esther Lauver,
Oakland Mills, PA and Etta Bittinger, Uniontown, OH; 24 grandchildren;
70 great-grandchildren; and numerous foster grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Orville Shelley,
and a sister, Joyce Shellenberger.
She was a member of Goodwill Mennonite Church, Thompsontown, PA.
Funeral service was August 15, 1996 at Goodwill Mennonite Church, with
ministers Noah Rudolph, Laban Kauffman and David Kauffman officiating.
Interment was in the Delaware Mennonite Cemetery, Thompsontown, PA.
Source: The Juniata Sentinel,
Mifflintown, PA August 21, 1996
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
Graybill, Raymond M., 57, of Richfield, PA died October 24, 1996, as the result of a timbering accident. Born July 12, 1939, in Richfield, he was a son of the late Percy W. and Florence [Naylor] Graybill.
His wife, Twila I. Hoffman, whom he married on September 14, 1957, survives. Also surviving are: children, Deborah K. Heisey, Thompsontown, Judy A. Hoffman,
Richfield, Gary L. Graybill, McAlisterville, and Daniel R. Graybill, McAlisterville; brothers and sisters, Harold E. Graybill, McAlisterville, Richard E. Graybill, McAlisterville, Alice Ferry, McAlisterville, and
Shirley Saner, Thompsontown; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
He was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church. He was also a former 4-H leader and a member of Richfield Ambulance Association.
Funeral Services were held October 28, 2011 at Richfield Mennonite Church with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating. Interment was in Richfield Union Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Richfield Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 246, Richfield, PA 17086.
The Ronald C. Sheaffer Funeral Home, McAlisterville, was in charge of arrangements.
Source: The Juniata Sentinel, Mifflintown, PA
October 30, 1996.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
Siegfried Paul William, 65, of Pinawa, Manitoba, Canada died
December 24, 1996 from cancer. He was born to Paul and Maria
Grosse, who are deceased. He was married to Ruth Suss, who
Surviving are children, Marion, Vivian, Ellen-Lynn, Doris , Mona, and
Memorial services were held December 30, 1996 at Steinbach, Manitoba,
Canada with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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