Elsie; Leidig, Debra
; Liechty, Doris
E.; Lind, Gerald Lee
Born: 7-22-1915, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
Died: 6-26-2001, Gordonville, Pa.
Husband of: Sarah K. King Lapp. Son of: Christ L. and Leah Zook
Father of: Leah K. Lapp, at home, Sylvia K. (Aaron K.) Esh of
Quarryville, Pa., Christ K. (Anna Mary Stoltzfus) Lapp, David K. (Sadie
Mae Stoltzfus) Lapp of Gordonville, Pa.
Grandchildren: 31. Stepgrandchildren: 4.
Stepgreat-grandchild: 1. Great Grandchildren: 97
John was a member of Old Order Amish Church, and ran Centerville Small
Funeral Notice: Friends and family are invited to attend the funeral
from the late home, 250A Centerville Road, Gordonville, Pa. on
Thursday, October 21, 2004 June 28, 2001 at 9 a.m. Standard Time.
Interment will be in Myers Amish Cem., Leola, Pa. Funeral
arrangements by Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, Pa.
You may obtain the original
Intelligencer Journal, published Wed.,
June 27, 2001, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
SS# 340-50-1974. Born: 4-8-1917, Goodville, Pa.
Died: 6-17-2001, Lancaster, Pa.
Wife of: Rev. John R. Lehman (9-13-1916 / 8-14-1989 / SS# 179-10-7420).
Daughter of: Israel and Annie Rutt Lichty
Surviving: Son, John R. Jr. of Gilbert.
Sister: Emma Hess of Lititz, Pa.
Preceded in death by: brothers, Harry and Sanford Lichty, and four
sisters, Katie Weaver, Cora Hershey, Anna Mary Martin, Edna Lichty.
Elsie was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church, Richfield, Pa.
She was a homemaker and managed a book store in Birmingham, Ala.
and was a day-care worker in Lititz, Pa. area.
Funeral Notice: Stradling Funeral Home, 201 N. Church Ave, Ephrata,
Pa., on Thursday June 21, 2001 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Mahlon Hess
Officiating. Private interment in Millersville Mennonite Cem.,
Original obituary and photo can
be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, Published Tuesday,
June 19, 2001, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichar
, 39, Mount Pleasant
, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2001,
at Central Michigan
Born on Feb. 20, 1962, in Saginaw, Mich.
she was a daughter of Melvin and Lois (Gisel) Leidig. At age seven, she
live in a Mount Pleasant
residential facility for children with multiple disabilities.
Survivors include her parents,
Melvin and Lois Leidig, Canton
; one sister, Mrs. Scott (Shari) Holland
; and a grandmother, Mabel
Services were Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at
Short Funeral Home, Archbold. Melvin Leidig, Scott Holland, and James
were the officiating pastors. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery
Buckeye, 5 Sep 2001
Submitted by: Mona Mann
, 78, Archbold, died Friday, Aug. 3, 2001, at Fairlawn
Home, Archbold, where she had resided since July 26.
Born June 24, 1923, in Roanoke,
a daughter of Rudy and Tillie (Stalter) Schertz, she married Herman
May 22, 1945. She lived her lifetime in the Archbold area, and was a
and a member of the West Clinton
. Mennonite Church
, near Pettisville.
She is survived by her husband;
Herman; two sons, Allen (Ginny) Liechty, Archbold; and Eric (Debbie)
Edgewood, Ky.; five daughters, Galen (Carolyn) Wenger, Little Rock,
(Phyllis) Nofziger, Jay (Barbara) Detweiler, Kurt (Rachel) Eby; and Jud
Gingrich, Goshen, Ind.; 18 grandchildren; . two step-grandchildren; one
step-great-granddaughter; and one sister, Eugene (Lola) Basinger, Bluffton, Ohio
Memorial services were Monday, 11
a.m. at the West
Clinton Mennonite Church
James Roynon and
Ronald Guengerich were the officiating pastors. Burial preceded the
Buckeye, 8 Aug 2001
by: Mona Mann
Lind, Gerald Lee
November 14, 1941 - December 13, 2001
Gerald Lee Lind
was born sixty
years ago in Portland, Oregon, to Marcus and Salome Johnston
Lind. His early months of life were challenlged with premature
birth, pneumonia and chicken pox. Most of his life was lived with
his parents outside of Salem, Oregon, next to Western Mennonite School
which was founded and served by his father from the 1940's through
'70s. [dates as received] The wooded acreage around
Gerald's home was solace for hours of work cutting up
the fallen trees to supply fuel for the wood furnace and fishing for
crawdads in King Creek. Gerald is known for his animated,
friendly conversations, usually around the topics of birthdays,
anniversaries and the next church potluck. At one time, in 1992,
a count was taken of people whose birthdays he recalled, and it added
up to over seven hundred.
Gerald became a Christian when he as a teenager and was baptized at the
Western Mennonite Church. Over many years, while his father
served as a bishop, he attended with his parents many Mennonite
churches throughout the Willamette Valley. He joyfully
participated with accompanying hum and body motions in the
Gerald moved with his parents to a home at the Valley View Retirement
Village in McMinnville in 1989. In 1998, due to his medical
needs, he moved into the residential facility, Rock of Ages Mennonite
Home. The administration and caretakers at Rock of Ages have been
most devoted to Gerald's care and, as he put it, have been his buddies,
often joining in conversation and laughter.
Gerald began employment at the Mid-Valley Industries, known to him as
"the shop" in the mid-sixties. In the beginning he worked at
cutting wood for building pallets. Then he progressed to many
other tasks, including more recently, the assembly of tool kits.
His employment continued to the present, and has given Gerald many
His father, Marcus F. Lind, preceded Gerald in death, in 1995.
His birth mother, Salome Johnston Lind, died when he was 11 years
old. His first step mother, Leah Kauffman Lind, died 8 years
later. Katie Yoder Lind became Gerald's mother in 1965. She
shared her love and energy with Gerald for 36 years, particularly gave
her motherly support to him over the past year when he underwent
reconstructive hip surgery. After Katie's death, Gerald gave a
weekly count, "Well, Katie is (blank) Sunday's [sic] in heaven,
now." This weekend he
would have said that Katie is 17 Sundays in heaven. Surviving
Gerald is one brother, Loren J. Lind of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and
one sister, Mary Ellen Lind of Corvallis, Oregon.
Gerald's cremains will be buried on his mother's grave at 10 a.m.
Friday, the 21st of December. All are welcome to join his family
for a quiet time of remembrance at the Willamette Memorial Park
Cemetery in Albany, Oregon.
Written by his sister Mary Ellen
Submitted by Hope Kauffman Lind
Lind, Katie Yoder
Sister Katie Yoder Lind, beloved mother of Mary Ellen, Gerald and
Loren, and wife of the deceased brother Marcus F. Lind, was born on
July 8, 1913, about seven miles north of Wellman, Iowa. She was
the oldest of three children born to Christian J. and Mary E. (Miller)
Yoder. Her brothers are Harold, who is in attendance here, and
Curtis, recently deceased.
Katie's family lived in Oregon near Albany from 1926 to 1928, where
Katie completed the eighth grade. The family then returned to the
Iowa farm of her grandparents, which was home to Katie until she
As a young women, she worked as a child-care worker at the Children's
Home in Kansas City, and at the Mennonite Mission in Hannibal,
Missouri. In 1941 she graduated from the two-year Christian
Workers' Course at Hesston [Kansas] College and Bible School, and
remained the next two years as matron in the girl's dormitory.
She received her B.A. in Bible from Eastern Mennonite College at
Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1949. Except for a year's leave of
absence when Katie and her mother lived in Kansas, [when] Katie worked
at the Halstead Hospital, she taught at Iowa Mennonite School near her
She married Marcus Lind in June 1965, and moved with him to their home
near Salem, Oregon, and assisted in his duties as a pastor and a
teacher at Western Mennonite Church and School. She dedicated
herself to the loving care of her youngest son, Gerald, and his special
needs, encouraging his naturally outgoing way of relating to people,
and continued with this support for the rest of her life.
A writer and author, she researched and wrote "From Hazelbrush to
Cornfields," a history of the early Amish-Mennonite settlement of
southeastern Iowa published in 1994. She also completed a
cookbook of early Mennonite recipes including stories, yet to be
published, and began a work on the life of her son Gerald.
Katie grew up in the West Union Mennonite Church, where her grandfather
was bishop and her father a minister. She was a member of the
Ballston Mennonite Fellowship with her husband during the 1980s and 90s
and also attended Sheridan Mennonite Church until the time of her
death. They moved with Gerald to the Rock of Ages Valley-View
Retirement community in 1989.
Katie died peacefully at her Valley-View home at the age of 88 after a
brief illness with cancer, on Tuesday, August 14 . She is
survived by her three children, five grandchildren, her brother Harold
of Kalona, Iowa, and seven nieces and nephews.
(obituary, apparently read at
sent to Hope Kauffman
Lind from Loren Lind)
Katie Y. Lind
A funeral for Katie Y. Lind of McMinnville [Oregon] will be held at
10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Sheridan Mennonite Church, with the Rev.
Gary Nice and the Rev. Maynard Headings officiating. Interment
will be in Willamette Memorial Park, Albany.
The chapel of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, McMinnville, will be
open for visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday.
Mrs. Lind died Aug. 14, 2001, in the Rock of Ages Home,
McMinnville. She was 88.
She was born July 8, 1913, in Wellman, Iowa, the daughter of Christian
J. and Mary E. Miller Yoder. She was raised near
Wellman. After completing high school, she attended Hesston
College and Bible School in Hesston, Kan. In 1949 she was matron
of a girls dormitory at the college.
She attended Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va., graduating
in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in Bible studies. She then
taught at Iowa Mennonite School until 1965, taking a year off to work
in Halstead Hospital in Kansas.
She and Marcus Lind were married in 1965.
She and her husband moved to Oregon, settling near Salem, and she
became a teacher at Western Mennonite School. She moved to the
Rock of Ages Valley View Retirement community in 1989. Since
1965, she also had cared for and encouraged her special needs stepson,
Mrs. Lind belonged to Ballston Mennonite Church. She had
researched and written a book, 'From Hazelbrush to Cornfields," on the
history of early Mennonite settlements in southeastern Iowa. She
enjoyed quilting with other women and writing.
Survivors include two stepsons, Loren Lind of Rockwood, Ontario, and
Gerald Lind of McMinnville; a stepdaughter, Mary Ellen Lind of
Corvallis; a brother, Harold Yoder, of Kalona, Iowa; and five
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995 and by a brother.
Memorial contributions may be made to Rock of Ages in care of Macy
& Son, 135 N.E. Evans St., McMinnville, OR 97128.
(from the August 16, 2001,
News-Register, McMinnville, Oregon,
Hope Kauffman Lind by Mary Ellen Lind)
"Remembering Katie Lind
"If I would have asked Katie Lind for an interview she would have said,
'why would anyone want to read about me?' Then she would have
Katie Yoder was born July 8, 1913, in Wellman, Iowa. She attended
Hesston and Eastern Mennonite colleges and graduated with a degree in
Biblical Studies in 1949. She married Marcus LInd, Western's founder,
in 1965 and moved to Oregon where she began teaching home
economics at WMS until 1971.
Katie is remembered for her mentoring influence. She led by
example and always looked for the positive. After discussions
with Katie, students desired what was best spiritually, not because she
demanded, but because she inspired.
Memories of Katie are accompanied by smiles. Bob Baker '&4,
Dean of Students, remembered her as being "a hard-lined, but in a
gentle way." Jesse Zook '09 loved listening to Katie's stories
and appreciated her sincere interest in his life.
In addition to raising a family, teaching and church involvement, Katie
authored two books. One ws regarding the history of
Amish-Mennonites in Iowa and the other a recipe collection.
Katie was a person who lived what she believed. She took the
Mennonite values of simplicity, humility, and nonresistance and applied
them to her daily life. Her home was simple, her dress was plain,
and she gave God the credit for all her achievements. Katie
passed away August 14 at her home in McMinnville, Ore. She was 88
[sent to Hope Kauffman Lind from
Mary Ellen Lind,
from "In Touch," the Western Mennonite School alumni newsletter]
Submitted by: Hope Kauffman Lind
LONGENECKER, Anna Ruth
Social Security# 171-20-8540 Born: 8-13-1924, Brownstown,
Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 6-7-2001, Baltimore, Maryland
Wife of: Phares B. Longenecker (1-2-1923 / 6-1983 / SS# 191-18-7759)
Sisters, Miriam (Leon) Buckwalter of
Lititz, Pa. and Martha (Ben) Hershey of Immokalee, Fla; and a
half-brother, J. Mark (Linda) Bair Of Columbia, Pa.