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Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

 2002  A-B


  Aeschliman, Elton J.;    Baker, Norman L.;    Bauman, Elmer Lloyd;   Beiler, Ada B.;    Benner, Elizabeth E.;   Bixler, Wilma F. Shaum;   Breneman, C. Henry;   Breneman, Ida Elizabeth;    Brubaker, Allen H.;   Brubaker, Edith Z.;   Brubaker, Katie S.;   Bucher, Martin H.;       Burkholder, Lucinda B.;   Burkholder, Magdalena W.;   Burkholder, Sara Joy;    


Aeschliman, Elton J.

WAUSEON - Elton J. Aeschliman, 80, of Wauseon, died Thursday evening, May 9, 2002, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio at Perrysburg, where he had been a patient since Monday, following a five-week stay at St. Charles Hospital in Oregon.
The son of Mary (Conrad) and Benjamin Aeschliman, he was born Sept. 28, 1921, near Wauseon. On April 15, 1949, he married Florence Short, and she survives.
A farmer, he was retired from Campbell Soup Co. in Napoleon after 16 years. He was in civilian public service for 3 1/2 years during World War II, serving in Terry, Mont. He was a charter member of the North Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Reed (and wife, LiPo) Aeschliman of New Delhi, India; four daughters, Mrs. Amos (Carma) Yoder of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Tim (Merna) Bower of Wauseon, Mrs. Mark (Lila) Zellers of Sylvania and Mrs. Jeff (Vonda) Rickard of Toledo; eight grandchildren; a brother, Waldo (Barb) Aeschliman of Archbold; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra (Martha) Schmucker of Tangent, Ore. and Mrs. Sanford (Maxine) Thomas of Archbold.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Ellis and Ora Aeschliman; and two sisters, Ruth Schmucker and infant Lorene Aeschliman.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-9 p.m. at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold, and Monday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the North Clinton Mennonite Church in Wauseon.
Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the church, with Pastors Brad Faler and Gary Blosser officiating. Interment will follow in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Source Unknown
Submitted by: Mona Mann



BAKER, Norman L.

SS# 181-24-0209 .   Born: 4-9-1921, Marion Station, Md.  Died: 9-22-2002, Mohnton, Pa.

Husband of: Floy E. Wenger Baker

Son of: Melvin J. and Minnie E. Yoder Baker

Survivors: His wife.  Sons, John M. (Suzanne Horning) Baker, and Ray M. (Cheryl Martin) Baker, both of Mohnton, Pa., and Gerald N. (Dawn Musser) Baker of Ferryville, Wis.  Daughters, Carolyn F. (John W.) Herr Of New Holland, Pa. and Beverly S. (Linford L.) Weaver of Denver, Pa.
Grandchildren: 22.  Great-granddaughter: 1

Brothers, Leslie K. (Betty Black) Baker of Snow Hill, Md., Neal N. (Pauline Myers) Baker of Los Lumas, N.M., and Jessie D. (Bessie Jo Robinson) Baker Of Smithville, Tenn.  Sisters, Anna L. Wiand of Selinsgrove, Pa., Bessie L. Baker Of Pocomoke City, Md., Eldora A. Stottlemyer of Eden, Md., Mary E. Wiand of Spring City and Fern K. (Norman) Hostetler of Westover, Md. 

Preceded in death by: Daughter Wanda J. Weaver, and brother, Francis Baker.

Norman was a farmer, and also worked for Eastern Warehouses, Pottstown, Pa.  He was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Bowmansville, Pa.

Services: Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl, Pa. at 10 a.m., on Thursday, Sept26, 2002, with Rev. Chester E. Yoder and Rev. J. Calvin Wenger officiating.  Burial: Bareville Cem., Bareville, Pa.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Monday,
Sept. 23, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by Peggy Reichard

BAUMAN, Elmer Lloyd

SS# 199-07-9459   Born: 3-27-1911, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.   Died: 9-5-2002, Ephrata, Pa.

Husband of: (1) Margie Mae Heagy Bauman (2) Verna L. Frey Bauman.  Son of: Samuel and Leah Steffy Bauman.

Survivors: Sons, Eugene E. Bauman, of Rexburg, Idaho, John S. of Sweet Home, Ore.
Daughters: Dorothy M. (Duane) Hutson of Rexburg, Ann L. (Lester) Sauder of Ephrata, Pa., Mary Jane (Aaron) Martin of New Holland.
Grandchildren: 26.  Great-grandchildren: 39.  Great-great-grandchildren: 6

Preceded in death by: Daughter Brunhilda Bauman, son, Chester W. and a brother William.

He was a former Missionary in the Harrisburg, Pa. area, and former member of Hess Mennonite Church, Lititz, Pa.  He aided in starting Hess Christian Day School.  He served as a deacon in Refton Mennonite Church.  He was the former owner of Bauman Lumber Co., now Musselman Lumber Co.

Services: Old Hess Mennonite Church, now the Dunkard Brethren Church, East Newport & Clay Roads,  Lititz, Pa. at 2 p.m. with Bishop Luke Martin and Richard Boll, Glenn Fox and LeRoy Martin officiating.  Burial in Adjoining Cem.

Original obituary and Photo may be obtained
from: Intelligencer Journal, Published Saturday,
September 7, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by Peggy Reichard


BEILER, Ada B.

SS# 166-54-8071   Born: 10-17-1915, Montgomery County, Pa.   Died: 10-12-2002, Ephrata, Lancaster County,  Pa.

Wife of: Harvey Beiler for 62 years.  Daughter of: William G. and Emma Bergey Gehman

Ada was a member of Hopewell Mennonite Church at Elverson, Pa.  She was active in the sewing circle.  She enjoyed reading, and she and her husband loved traveling.

Survivors:  Son, Jay Harvye Beiler of San Diego, Calif.  Daughters, Ruth (Michael) Hollinger of Leola, Pa., and Rachel (Phil) Blanck of Lititz, Pa.
Grandchildren: 3

Brother, John B. (Betty) Gehman of Barto.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Warren and Abraham Gehman; and three sisters, Martha Moyer, Mary Longacre and Anna Longacre.

Services: Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa. on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2002, at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Alvin B. Horning and Rev. Mark B. Kraybill officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.
 Original obituary and photo may be obtained
from Intelligencer Journal, published
Monday, October 14, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by Peggy Reichard


BENNER, Elizabeth E.

Age: 96 yrs. Born: Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 9-21-2002, Lancaster, Pa.  

Wife of: David Benner, died 1999.  Daughter of: Isaac and Frances Mellinger Rohrer.

Survivors: Daughter, Margaret (Paul) Reitz of Smoketown, Pa.  Sons, Nelson of Gap, Pa., Henry of Ronks, Pa. and David of Lancaster, Pa.
Grandchildren: 10   Great-grandchildren: 17.  Great-Great Grandson: 1

Elizabeth was a life member of Paradise Mennonite Church, Paradise, Pa.  She and her husband operated Benner's Tourist Home.

Preceded in death: Sisters, Mabel Rutt and Anna Landis. Brothers, Walter, Ellis and Isaac Rohrer.

Services: Paradise Mennonite Church on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002 at 11 a.m. With Rev. Fred W. Martin and Rev. Delmar L. Sauder officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained
from: Intelligencer Journal published Monday
Sept. 23, 2002, Lancaster, Pa
.
Submitted by Peggy Reichard


Bixler, Wilma F. Shaum


Jan. 25,1918-Aug 9, 2002

GOSHEN - Wilma F. Bixler, 84, of 1325 Greencroft Dr., formerly of 332 Roxbury Park, died at 4:41 a.m. Friday (Aug. 9, 2002) at Greencroft Nursing Center.

She was born on Jan. 25, 1918, to Harvey and Matilda (Weise) Shaum in Osceola and married Glen Bixler on Sept. 4, 1937, in Harrison Township.

Mrs. Bixler is survived by her husband; a son, Glen (Carol) Bixler of Goshen; a daughter, Mrs. Doug (Mary Jane) Roth of Goshen; a sister, Beatrice Martin of Elkhart; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were six brothers, Joseph, Lawrence, Martin, John, George and Milton Shaum; and four sisters, Mary Eby, Barbara Hoover, Nora Laurie and Grace Shaum.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rieth-RohrerEhret Funeral Home, where the service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. day. Pastors Klaudia Smucker,  and Firman Gingerich of College Mennonite Church will preside.

Burial will be at Violett Cemetery.

Mrs. Bixler was a homemaker and owner/operator of Bixler Insurance Agency for 10 years. She attended College Mennonite Church.

Memorials may be given to College Mennonite Church or Greencroft Nursing Center.
The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


BRENEMAN, C. Henry
Social Security# 182-30-1788   Born: 7-18-1920, Lancaster County, Pa.  Died: 4-25-2002, Lancaster General Hosp., Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: (1) Norma E. Rohrer Breneman, died 1976 (2) Linda Flory Breneman

Son of: Harry G. and Anna Ranck Breneman

Father of: sons H. Melvin (Marie Bushong) Breneman and Larry E. (Constance Stutzman) Breneman, both of Strasburg, Pa.; two daughters, Ann Louise (George) Wolfe of New Providence, Pa. and Ruth E. (Herb) Harnish of Willow Street, Pa.
Grandfather of: 4 grandchildren.  Great-grandfather of: 1 great-granddaughter.
Brother to: John R. (Ruth Hess) Breneman  of Lititz, Pa. and Robert A. (Mabel Shimp) Breneman of Strasburg, Pa.

Preceded in death by: daughter Kay Marie Breneman

Member of: Willow Street Mennonite Church where he served as trustee, and cared for the adjoining cemetery.  He also taught Sunday School here.
He was active in hunting and fishing and a member of the Lampeter Community Fair board of directors for many years..  He worked for P.L. Rohrer and Brothers in sales and in the warehouse, and drove School bus.

Services: Memorial service at Willow Street Mennonite Church on Monday, April 29, 2002, at 7:00 p.m.  Private burial in Willow Street Mennonite Cem..
Original obituary can be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
April 27, 2002, Lancaster, Pa

Submitted by Peggy Reichard


BRENEMAN, Ida Elizabeth, SS# 180-44-7244

Born: 3-3-1922, Lancaster, Pa.  Died: 12-22-2002, Lancaster, Pa.

Wife of: Earl E. Breneman, son of Charles and Flora Eshleman Breneman (10-14-1919/11-24-1998/SS# 203-07-4197)
Daughter of: Sanford A. and Hettie H. Herr Landis

Survivors: Daughters, Doris Jean (Daniel J.) Meehan of Bethlehem, Pa., Joanne B. (Wayne) Showalter of Broadway, Va.
Son, Donald E. (Lois Jean Huber) Breneman of Millersville, Pa. Grandchildren: 9.  Great-grandchildren: 2. Foster great-granddaughter.
Brothers, David H. Landis of Lititz, Pa., Sanford H. Landis of New Providence, Pa. and John H. Landis of Leola, Pa.  Sister, Fannie M. (Paul K.) Charles of Lancaster, Pa.

Preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy H. Charles.

Elizabeth was a seamstress and also ran a stand at the former West End Market in Lancaster, Pa.  She was a member of New Danville Mennonite Church and was active in the sewing circle.

Services: New Danville Mennonite Church, 130 Marticville Road, Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Curtiss L. Kanagy officiating.
Interment of Friday at 9:00 a.m. in New Danville Mennonite Cem.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained
from Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published
Tuesday, December 24, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

BRUBAKER, Allen H., SS# 198-30-9360

Born: 11-7-1922, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 12-24-2002, Ephrata, Pa.

Husband of: Esther B. Weaver Brubaker, died 1968.  Son of: John E. and Maria Horning Brubaker.

Survivors: Sons, Irvin W. (Mary Martin) Brubaker, Allen W. (Laura Martin) Brubaker, and Elvin W. Brubaker, all of Ephrata, Pa., Harvey W. (Vera Hoover) Brubaker, Earl W. (Esther Martin) Brubaker, Ivan W. (Ruth Ann Martin) Brubaker, and Noah W. (Ella Mae Martin) Brubaker, all of Thorp, Wis., Paul W. (Mabel Nolt) Brubaker of Athens, Wis., Aaron W. (Ruth Leid) Brubaker of Russellville, Mo. and John W. (Lavina Zimmerman) Brubaker, Leroy W. (Esther Sensenig) Brubaker and Marvin W. (Eva Hoover) Brubaker, all of Withee, Wis.; daughters, Emma W. (Raymond H.)
Martin of Penn Yen, NY, Esther W. (Ivan) Wenger of Dundee, NY, and Mary W. Brubaker and Mabel W. Brubaker, both at home.
Grandchildren: 79.  Great-grandchildren: 49.  Brother, Harvey H. Brubaker of Ephrata, Pa.  Sisters, Lena H. Shirk of Denver, Pa. and
Mary H. Martin of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Ben and Ivan Brubaker

Services: Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, Martindale, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2002
at 9:30 a.m.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published Thursday,

Dec. 26, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
 

BRUBAKER, Edith Z.

SS# 204-52-0972.  Born: 9-9-1957, East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 8-13-2002, Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Daughter of: Reuben G. and Leah N. Zimmerman Brubaker

Member of: Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Survivors: Brothers, Marlin Z. of Ephrata and Carl Z. (Arlene Burkholder) Brubaker of New Holland, Pa. Sisters, Arlene Z. (Aaron) Hurst of Terre Hill, Pa. and Mary Ella Brubaker of Ephrata.

Services: From the home, 132 Hurst Road, Ephrata, Pa. at 8:30 a.m. and further services at Martindale Mennonite Church at 9:00 a.m. with Bishop Titus Martin officiating.  Interment in adjoining Cem.

Origianal obituary may be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, Published Thursday,
August 15, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by Peggy Reichard



BRUBAKER, Katie S.
 Social Security# 164-42-0996 Born: 8-6-1918, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 4-23-2002, Ephrata, Pa.

Daughter of: Daniel E. and Maggie M. Shirk Brubaker

Survived by: Sisters, Minnie S. Brubaker, Anna S. (Wayne) Newswanger, both of East Earl, Martha S. (Levi) Martin of Morgantown, Lizzie S. (Moses) Sensenig of Mifflinburg, and Mabel S. Hursh of New Holland.; brothers John D. (Alta Zimmerman) Brubaker of Mohnton, Eli S. of East Earl, and Wayne S. (Beatrice Good) Brubaker of New Holland.

Preceded in death by: Sister, Ada S. Martin; and two brothers, Menno S. And Amos S. Brubaker.

Katie was a homemaker all her life. She was a member of Churchtown Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Services:  1640 Ligalaw Rd., East Earl, Pa., on Thursday, April 25 at I:00 p.m. followed by other service at Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa., with Bishop Ben F. Martin Officiating.  Burial will follow in Adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary may be found:
Intelligencer Journal, published Wed.,
April 24, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by Peggy Reichard



BUCHER, Martin H.

SS# 188-16-3459.  Born: 6-7-1915, Penn Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 8-5-2002, Lititz, Pa.

Husband of: Ursula Houct Bucher (11-26-1916/3-1994/SS# 196-32-0190).  Son of: Levi and Ella Hostetter Bucher

Member of Erb Mennonite Cem., Lititz, Pa.

Survivors: Daughters, Helen R. (Maurice F.) Heurich, Elsie K. (Norman I.) Leininger, Mary M. Strohm, Susan M. (Ray L.) Brechbill, Ethel I. Caldwell, all of Lititz, Pa., Joanne E. (Roy E.) Shenk of Delmar, Del. Son, Paul D. (Marie) Bucher of Manheim. Grandchildren: 23.  Great Grandchildren: 4

Sisters: Kathryn H. Bomberger, Ellen H. (John ) Herr, both of Lititz, Pa., and Grace H. Zimmerman of Lancaster, Pa.

Preceded in death by: brothers, Norman H. and Levi H. Bucher

Martin worked for Fenner Company in Manheim, Pa. and retired in 1983.  He was a volunteer at Landis Homes in Lititz, Pa.

Services: Bethany Chapel West, Landis Homes, Lititz, on Aug. 9, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jacob W. Frederick officiating.
Burial: Erb Mennonite Church Cem., Lititz, Pa.
Original obituary can be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Tuesday,
August 6, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by Peggy Reichard

BURKHOLDER, Lucinda B.

SS# 184-62-3928. Born: 5-23-1911, May City, Iowa. Died: 8-24-2002, Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Wife of: David K. Burkholder (10-6-1909/10-16-1989/SS# 210-12-5444). Daughter of: Elias M. and Rebecca Bauman Gingrich

Survivors: Sons, David G. (Lorraine Martin) Burkholder of Burns Lake, B.C., Eugene C. (Erla Mae Martin) Burkholder of Ewing, Ill.
Daughters: Arlene G. (Landis M.) Weaver of New Holland, Pa., Ruth Ann (Marlon S.) Stauffer of Ephrata, Pa.
Grandchildren: 31. Great-grandchildren: 73. Great-great-grandchildren: 2

Brothers: Irvin B. (Edna Martin) Gingrich of New Holland, Sidney B. Gingrich, Elias B. (Edna Sauder) Gingrich, both of Myerstown, Pa.
Sisters: Rachel B. (John M.) Weaver of Lebanon, Pa., Miriam B. (Louis) Husrst of Ephrata, Pa. Lovina B. (David Z.) Martin of Myerstown.

Preceded in death: Sons, Willis and Allen Burkholde; Sisters: Nancy Stauffer, Minerva Weaver, Leah Gingrich, Elsie Burkholder.

Lucinda was a homemaker and a member of Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

Services: Farmcres Chapel of Fairmount Homes, 232 Catsback Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Wed., August 28, 2002, at 9:00 a.m.  Further services At Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, Earl Twp., Pa. with Ministers Harlan Martin, Merle Nolt, Ivan Hurst and Amos K. Martin officiating.  Burial in adjoining Cem.

Original obituary may be obtained from:
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal., published  Monday,
August 26, 2002, Lancaster, Pa
.

Submitted by Peggy Reichard


BURKHOLDER, Magdalena W.

SS# 186-03-9647  Born: 6-2-1918, East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.    Died: 8-12-2002, Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Wife of: Samuel O. Burkholder who died 1980.   Daughter of: Amos and Magdalena Weaver Martin

Member of: Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference) West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  She was a homemaker

Survivors: Sons Enos (Mabel Good) Burkholder, Adin (Marian Zimmerman) Burkholder, Lewis (Jane Martin) Burkholder, Samuel Roy (Ann Mary Hoover) Burkholder; daughters, Alma (Luke) Nolt, Lucy (Ivan) Hoover, Jane (Floyd) Nolt, Nora (Harvey) Hoover, Clara (Elam) Hoover, Martha Burkholder.   Brothers, David A. Martin, Reuben W. Martin, Amos L. Martin.  Sisters, Lydia Ann (Weaver) Zimmerman, Minnie (Titus) Weaver, Frances Hurst, Emma (Daniel) Hoover, Annie (Paul Z.) Martin.

Services: From the late residence, 1027 Frys Road, Ephrata, Pa. On Friday, August 16, 2002 at 8:30 a.m, with further services at Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, Martindale, with Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating.   Interment in adjoining Cemetery.  Family being served by Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata, Pa.
Original obituary can be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Tuesday,
August 13, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by Peggy Reichard


Burkholder, Sara Joy

Sara Joy Burkholder, 25, Archbold, died Friday, March 15, 2002, at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon.
 
Born in Monroe, Wis., on Dec. 16 1976, She was the daughter of Charles and Pamela (Clair) Rychner.  On July *, 2000, she married Jay Burkholder.
 
A seventh grade language arts teacher at Burr Road Middle School, Wauseon, she was a member of the PettisvIlle Missionary Church. She was a graduate of Archbold High School and Anderson (Ind.) University.
 
Surviving are her husband, Jay; an infant son, Jackson David: her parents, Charles and Pamela Rychener; two  brothers, Matthew (Julie) Rychener, and Joshua (Janelle) Rychener; one sister, Rebekah Rychener, Archbold; grandparents, William "Bill "and Ruth Clair, Archbold, and Dorothy "Chub" Rychener, Archbold. "
 
Services were yesterday,Tuessday, at 4 p.m. in the Pettisville Misssionary Church. John Horning and David Dyck were the officiating pastors. Burial was in Pettisville Cemetery.
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 20 Feb 2002
Submitted by: Mona Mann


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