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Gisel, Ella M. Short; Graber, Raymond J.; Grieser, Jennie A.;
Ella M. Short
Ella M. Gisel, 86, Archbold,
died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Northcrest Nursing & Rehabilitation
Center, Napoleon, where she was admitted Monday.
Born Oct. 11, 1912, near Archbold, she was a
daughter of Daniel and Anna (Kutzli) Short. She married Chester D.
Gisel on June 4, 1935, and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1993.
She lived in Wauseon for 60 years before moving to Archbold in 1995.
A graduate of Bowling Green State University, she
taught 26 years. She began teaching in two one-room schools in the
Archbold area, Edinburg, and Clair Schools. In 1956 she returned to the
classroom to become the first kindergarten teacher at Chesterfield
School, near Oakshade. When it closed she taught at the Lyons
Elementary School, which was then a part of the Evergreen School
system. Memberships included a charter member of the Inlet Mennonite
Church, rural Wauseon, and the Fulton County Retired Teacher
Surviving is one son, Merle (Carolyn) Gisel,
Archbold; two grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Harold (Florence) Richer,
Wauseon; Mrs. Clarence (Marjorie) Roth, and Mrs. Orval (Ilva) Sauder,
Memorial services are Saturday, 4 p.m., at the Zion
Mennonite Church, Archbold. Rick Jones and Ron Guengerich are the
officiating pastors. Burial will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Friends may call at Short Funeral Home, Archbold, from 7-9 p.m. on
Thursday and 2-9 p.m. Friday.
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio)
Buckeye, 25 Sep 1999
Submitted by: Mona Mann
J. Graber, 88, Archbold, died
Friday, Aug. 6, 1999, at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, where he had resided
June 2, 1999.
Born Oct. 7, 1910, near Archbold, he
was a son of Eli and Nancy (Goldsmith) Graber.
On Jan. 19, 1936, he married Mildred Liechty, who survives. A lifelong Archbold area resident he was a
farmer and worked at Rupp lumber Co.,
Pettisville, for many years. He also
worked as a carpenter with his brother.
He was a member of Central
volunteered with Mennonite Economic Development Association, Mennonite
Service, and Care and Share.
Also surviving are three sons, John
(Kathryn) Graber, Archbold; Ken (Martha June) Graber, Wheaton, Ill.;
(Jeanne) Graber, Kalamazoo, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Leland (Deloris)
Wauseon; a brother, Vernon Graber, Wauseon; a sister, Anna Stuckey,
and 10 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Services were at 3 p.m. Monday in the
church. Wayne Pipkin, Jeffrey Smith, and
Charles Gautsche were the service in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Buckeye, 11 Aug
by: Mona Mann
A. Grieser, 57, Archbold, died Thursday,
Jan. 14, 1999, in her home from cancer.
Born Aug 12, 1941, at Luckey,
she was the daughter of Edwin and Esther (Eiseman) Henschen, and
Grieser on May 11, 1963. She lived most
of her lifetime in the Archbold area, and worked as a telephone
the United Telephone Co., then as a receptionist at Beatrice Frozen
Specialties, and at ITT Higbie, Archbold.
A member of the Zion
she was the church organist for 25 years, sang in the choir, and was in
Surviving are her husband, Ralph; one
son, Todd Grieser, Archbold; one daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Ann) Olmstead,
two grandchildren; her mother, Esther Henschen, Archbold; and one
James Henschen, Wauseon.
Memorial services were Sunday, 4 p.m.,
at Zion Mennonite Church
with Ron Guengerich and Dee Swartz, the officiating pastors. Burial preceded the service at Pettisville
Archbold Buckeye,20 Jan
by: Mona Mann
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