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Hartzler, Levi C.
March 20, 1909 - April 20, 2002
GOSHEN — Levi C. Hartzler, 93, of 1225 Greencroft Drive, died at The Cottages in Greencroft Gables at 6 a.m. Saturday (April
20,2002). He was born on March 20, 1909, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the son of Anchie and Rhoda (Yoder) Hartzler. On Sept. 23, 1939, at Mennonite Home Mission in Chicago, he married Irene Mavercik; she died on Dec. 12, 1997.
Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Dwight (Carol) Grieser of Goshen; a son, Ronald Lee Hartzler of Newton, Kan.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Harley (Bertha) King of West Liberty, Ohio, and Mrs. Russell (Orpha) Reed of St. Paris, Ohio.
Mr. Hartzler was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
A 1935 graduate of Goshen College, he received his master’s degree from Northwestern University in 1940. From 1935-37, he served as pastor at Mennonite Home Mission in Chicago, and was then a relief worker in Spain until 1939.
From 1939-49, he was a member of the Goshen College faculty, and was ordained a deacon at College Mennonite Church on June 27,1943 — a position he kept for 32 years. He was secretary for relief and service and information services for the Mennonite Board of Missions between 1949-59.
He taught English, Bible literature and cadet teaching from 1959 until his retirement in 1974 for Elkhart Community Schools.
Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, where the memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Revs. Firman Gingerich and Klaudia Smucker will preside, and burial will follow at Violett Cemetery.
Born: 12-22-1910, Pequea Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died:
11-30-2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Wife of: Park R. Hershey (6-25-1908/12-9-1995). Daughter of: Late Elmer B. & Mary Herr
Survivors: Son, David T. Hershey of Manheim, Pa. Daughters,
Jane (Clair K.) Brenneman, and Lois, both of Lancaster, Pa., and Jean
(Kenneth K) Witmer of Lititz, Pa. Grandchildren: 6. Great-grandchildren:
10. Great-great-grandchildren: 1 Sister, Betty Enck of Lititz, Pa.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Mary Hershey, brother, Chester Thomas; and two sisters, Anna Thomas and Mary Bowman.
Edna was a member of New Danville Mennonite Church where she taught
Sunday School. She and her husband operated a stand at Central Market for many years, selling poultry, vegetables, baked goods
and other homemade items.
Services: New Danville Mennonite Church, 103 Marticville Road,
Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Curtiss Kanagy and Rev. Jay C. Garber officiating. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
Survived by four sons, twins Galen A. of Dillsburg and Elvin B. of Mechanicsburg, C. Marlin of Alpharetta, Ga. and Joseph M. of Mechanicsburg; two daughters, Rosalie H. Roland and Rachel H. Gordon, both of Mechanicsburg; 16 grandchildren; a step-grandchild; and 19 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ruth and two sisters, Ellen Smith and Ruth Hess.
Funeral service was March 16, 2002 at the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, Camp Hill, with the Rev. W. Lynn Shertzer officiating. Burial will be in Slate Hill Cemetery, Lower Allen Twp.
Source: The Sentinel Carlisle, PA.
Submitted by Leon Hertzler
Born: 10-22-1909, Lancaster, Pa.: Died: 3-31-2002, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pa.
Wife of: Benjamin H. High*
Daughter of: Jacob and Lizzie Leaman Brackbill
Member: Neffsville Mennonite Church, Neffsville, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Mother of: Kitty L. (James H.) Bettis of Rehobeth Beach, Del., Carol S. (Kenneth E.) Stocker of Clinton Co., Pa., Herbert (Joanne Buckwalter) High of Elizabethtown, Pa. Preceded in death by dau. Janet Brunk.
Preceded in death by: Brothers: Clayton & Jacob Brackbill. Sisters: Annie Smith, Lillie Weinhold, Mary Burkholder, Barbie Rhoads, Susan Brackbill, Fannie Brackbill, Emma Brackbill.
Burial: Willow Street Mennonite Cem., Willow Street, Lancaster Co., Pa.
*Note: Dates for Benjamin H. High: Born: 3-14-1909 and died 12-14-1995
Original Obituary can be obtained
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, Published
Monday, April 1, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by Peggy Reichard
Born: 3-16-1921, Brecknock Twp. Died: 12-7-2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Wife of: Melvin N. High (11-30-1921/3-1986). Daughter of: late Rufus H. and Susie Kurtz Musser.
Survivors: Sons, Leon (Marian Weaver) High, Glenn (Lucille
Burkholder) High, both of Robesonia, Pa., Mervin (Martha Shirk) High of
Cantril, Iowa, Melvin (Mabel Martin) High of Savannah, NY., Clair (Edna
Mae Hurst) High of Myerstown, Pa., Elmer (Miriam Hoover) High of
Lititz, Pa. and Marlin (Rachel Brubaker) High of Lebanon, Pa.
Daughters, Mary (LeRoy) Musser of Manheim, Pa., Luella (Earl)
Hoover of Lititz, Pa., Emma (Elmer) Zeiset of Savannah, NY, Rhoda
(Earl) Gingrich of Lititz, Pa. and Lois (Harlan) Martin of New
Washington, Ohio. Grandchildren: 73.
Brothers, Rufus K. Musser of Lebanon, Pa. and Alvin K. Musser of
Memphis, Mo. Sisters, Lena (Lester) Martin of Myerstown, Pa., Emma
(Aaron) Wise of Lebanon, Orpha (Harvey) Martin of Reading, Pa. and
Phoebe (John) Zeiset of Cantril. Verna was a member of Weaveland
Conference, Mountain View Mennonite Church, Lebanon, Pa. Services:
Fairview Mennonite Church, Elco Drive, Myerstown, Pa. Tuesday at 9:30
in adjoining cemetery.
Hochstedler, Mary Kempf, 93, of Wellman died Thursday, April 25, 2002 in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, following a brief illness.
Private graveside services were Friday, April 26 in East Union Cemetery rural Kalona. A memorial service was Saturday April 27, in Powell Funeral Home, Wellman, with Pastor Larry Rediger officiating.
Born January 4, 1909 in Gohner, Nebraska, she was the daughter of John and Eliza (Swartzendruber) Kempf. She grew up in Shickley, Nebraska and moved to Iowa in 1930 where she lived with her aunt Barb Swartzendruber. She worked in Iowa City as a cook and house-keeper.
She was united in marriage to Monroe S. Hochstedler December 24, 1931 in the Kalona home of Dan Fisher. The couple lived in the Wellman community where Mrs. Hochstedler was a homemaker.
She was baptized in the Salem Mennonite Church in Shickley and, later, she and her husband were baptized in the Jordon River. Mrs. Hochstedler was a member of Kalona Christian Fellowship and was associated with Mennonite Renewal Services.
Survivors include two daugh-ters. Rose and husband Marlin Brenneman of Iowa City and Iva and husband Don Showalter of Kalona; three sons, Keith and wife Elaine Hochstedler of Iowa City, Kenneth Hochstedler of Wellman and Rowen and wife Susan Hochstedler of Newburyport, Massachusetts and former wife Carol Hochstedler of Kalona; twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and three brothers, Roy Kempf, Jacob Kempf, and Jay Kempf.
Born: 1-23-1921, East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 4-12-2002, East Earl, Pa.
Wife of: Joseph N. Hoover (10-23-1918 / 2-1979 )
Daughter of: John G. and Anna Weave Leid
Survivors: Daughters, Lizzie (Curtis) Watkins of Wheeling WV, Lydia Hoover of Narvon, Pa., Alta (Howard) Robin of New Holland, Pa., Mabel (George) Zimmerman of Rushville, NY, Edith (Milton) Hurst and Rebecca (Leon) Horning, both of East Earl, Pa.
Grandchildren: 38. Great-grandchildren: 23.
Sisters: Ella Zimmerman of Versaille, Mo, Lizzie Imhoff of Goshen, Ind., Emma (Willis) Nolt of Lititz, Pa., Susanna (Allen) Lemmon of Boston.
Brothers: John, Paul and Elmer Leid, all of New Holland, Pa.
Preceded in death by brother, Ivan Leid
Member of: Bowmansville Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference)
Mabel was a homemaker.
Services: Wednesday, April 17, 2002, at the home, 409 Black Creek Rd., East Earl Pa. at 8:30 a.m, followed by service at Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl at 9;30 a.m., with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Weaverland Mennonite Cem., East Earl, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained
Intelligencer Journal, Published Monday,
April 15, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Born: 12-25-1931, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 12-13-2002, Akron,
Lancaster Co., Pa.
Wife of: John H. Horning, who survives. Daughter of: Late Charles W. & Mamie Eberly Long.
Survivors: Sons, John L. of Manheim, Pa., and Thomas L. (Lisa Shirk)
Horning or East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.. Daughters, Carol
(William) Brenneman of Lititz, Pa., Jewel Horning and Becky Grove, both
at home. Grandchildren: 5. Great-grandchildren: 1
Preceded in death by brothers, Carl, Wilmer and Howard Long, and a sister, Anna Seibert.
Helen was a member of Ephrata Mennonite Church, Ephrata, Pa. She raised birds and was a memorabilia collector.
Services: Ephrata Mennonite Church, 510 Stevens Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Wed., Dec. 18, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. with Revs. David Burkholder, Jeffrey High, and Glenn Hoover officiating. Interment in Hammer Creek Mennonite Cem., Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.