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    Halteman, Thomas Dean;   Hanauer, Catherine H.;   Handrich, Eldon;   Handrich, Maggie;   Handrich, Willard Donald ;   Harder, Olga Peters;   Harter, Walter Edward ; . . Hartman, Clifford A.;   Hartman, Paul R.;   Haws, Ernest D.;   Heffentrager Alice Wampole;   Helmuth, Angelina Faith;   Herbine, Pearl M.;    Hershberger, Samuel Lee;    Hershey, Erma B.;   Hershey, Mary Shelley;   Hershey, Melvin L.;   Hertzler, Jason R.;   Hess, Evelyn L.;    Hess, Melvin Erb;    Hess, Rhoda M.;    Hieser, Marie Lucille Mishler;   Histand, Eunice Gingerich;   Hochstetler,  Dean L.;   Hochstetler, Edna M. Swartzentruber;   Hodel, Marie Brunk;   Hofstetter, Elsie M. Smith;   Hoke, Jonathan H.;      Hollinger, Edith MarieHomes, Florence L. Shaum ; . . Honn, Clarence E. "Gene" ; . . Hoober, Aaron;   Hoover, Daniel W. ;    Hoover, Ella W. Weaver;   Hoover, Logan James;   Hoover, Susan M. Reiff;   Horning, G. Sylvan;  Horning, Jordan R. ; . .   Horst,  Arlene Sauder;   Horst, David;    Horst,  Nevin Lehman;    Horst,  Paul M.;   Hostetler, Dorothy Mast;   Hostetler, Eugene Richard;   Hostetler, Norma E.;    Houdeshell, Esther Mae;    Hull, Ralph Jay;   Hummel,  Brian J.;   Hunsberger,  Charlotte Meier;   

Halteman, Thomas Dean
, 36, of Tioga, PA died March 9, 2006 in a farm accident.  He was born August 1, 1969 to Harold &  Marilyn (Bergey) Halteman, who survive.

The funeral was held March 14, 2006 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Geraldine Cassel, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hanauer, Catherine H.


Catherine H. Newcomer Hanauer, 100, formerly of Columbia, died Sunday, May 28, 2006 at Rheems Nursing Center. She was born on November 28, 1905 in Manor Twp. She was the third of Ephraim R. and Stella Noll Newcomer's 12 children. The family home was called Glen Manor.

Her departed siblings are: Eva Helen, Minerva, Lillian, Bertha, Clarence Elwood, Mildred Erma, Lois Elizabeth, Ramona Isabella, Jean Moldavia and Donald Eugene. Her grandparents, Joseph K. and Elizabeth Rohrer Newcomer, are buried in the Habecker Mennonite Cemetery.

She was born into a family that was still speaking German, or more precisely, Pennsylvania Dutch. The family spoke it until WWI when the older children came home from school and told the parents not to speak it with the younger children.

Catherine graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Lancaster in 1927. She moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. and worked at the Methodist Hospital. There she met her future husband, Dalton Hanauer of Athens, Ala. Dal brought a son, Paul, into the marriage and he became her only child. They moved to Laurel, Md. where they both worked at the District Training School. Dalton contracted TB and preceded his wife in death by more than 50 years.

She is survived by her step-son, Paul Hanauer and nieces and nephews:  John Otto, Thomas Otto, Homer Dietz, Shirley Schemmel, Kenneth Hartman, all of Pennsylvania, Audrey Sellers, Texas, David Newcomer, Washington, Ann Lillard, and James Newcomer; and a sister-in-law, Marie Newcomer who live in Portland, Ore. She often traveled to Indiana to spend a month with the Hanauer's.

Graveside and burial service will be held at Millersville Mennonite Cemetery on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. There will be no viewing. Memorial Contributions may be made in her memory to Habecker Mennonite Cemetery Fund, 451 Habecker Church Road, Lancaster, PA 17603 or the church or charity of your choice. Schlaf Gut, Tanta K. 
Arrangements by the Kraft-Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia.

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Harder, Olga Peters
, 90, of St James, Watonwan Co., MN died September 26, 2006 at St James, Watonwan Co, MN.  She was born March 8, 1916 in Carson Twp., Cottonwood Co., MN to Herman P. & Elizabeth (Baer) Peters.  On September 4, 1946 she was married to Peter M Harder, who is deceased.

Surviving are brothers and sisters: Herman Peters Jr; Almeda (Ed) Quiring; Lawrence
(Anita) Peters; and Elma Wolf.

Predeceased by siblings: Waldo Peters; Clarence Peters; Arnie Peters

The funeral was held September 29, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake,  Cottonwood Co., MN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: E Elaine Kauffman Mountain Lake, MN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Handrich, Willard Donald


Handrich, Eldon


Handrich, Maggie


Retired pastor, two others drown on [Lake] Superior

By Robert Rhodes
Mennonite Weekly Review – Oct. 23, 2006

GRAND MARAIS, Mich. — A retired Mennonite pastor who was a skilled woodsman and carpenter died Oct. 6, along with his son and daughter-in-law, when his boat capsized in rough seas on Lake Superior.

Killed were Willard Donald Handrich, 89, his son, Eldon Handrich, 59, and his son’s wife, Maggie Handrich, 60, both of Laramie, Wyo.

A fourth companion, longtime friend Robert Nyman, 62, of Grand Marais, was rescued after more than 14 hours in 55-degree water. He told authorities he saw the other three drown after struggling for hours to remain afloat near the overturned vessel.

After two days of searching, none of the bodies was recovered, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
Willard Handrich was the founding pastor of Grand Marais Mennonite Church in 1949, according to Pastor Steven Post.
Post said Oct. 10 that Handrich was a skilled woodsman and carpenter who cut much of the wood for the church building himself, in addition to crafting the pews and cherry-wood altar, which are still in use.

“They really had sacrificed to do the work here,” Post said of Handrich and his widow, Mary, who married in 1941.

Born Dec. 25, 1916, at Fairview, the son of Elmer and Verna Beachy Handrich, he was a graduate of Fairview High School.
Handrich married Mary Lehman on Dec. 31, 1941, and was a conscientious objector during World War II. He served in Civilian Public Service from 1942-46, including a stint as a smoke jumper in the Montana Rockies in 1945, according to the family. He also worked for a seed growers association and was joint owner of a grain elevator in Millersburg from 1946-50.

Handrich was ordained on Oct. 3, 1948, and served the Grand Marais congregation as pastor for 32 years. He also was a self-employed woodsman and drove an ambulance in the area before a regular volunteer service was formed.

After retirement, Handrich and his wife traveled and spent time in Alamo, Texas. He was an avid gardener and beekeeper, as well as a hunter and fisherman who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Handrich’s daughter, Carla Stoltzfus of Lakewood, Colo., said he remained vital even in old age, chopping wood and enjoying sailing up to the time of his death.

Surviving are Handrich’s wife, Mary; a son, Rod Handrich of Lakewood, Colo.; three daughters, Carla and her husband, Vernon Stoltzfus, of Lakewood, Colo., Shirley and her husband, Mario Bustos, of Valparaiso, Ind., and Joetta and her husband, Gerald Schlabach, of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Bruce; nine grandchildren; a step-grandson; and four great-grandchildren.

Eldon Michael Handrich was born Feb. 6, 1947, at Alpena. He graduated from Burt Township School in Grand Marais and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Colorado Medical School. He completed a family practice residency and served operating rooms in Cheyenne and Rock Springs, Wyo. With his first wife, Frances Dallarosa, Handrich had two children, Tessa of San Diego, Calif., and Dylan of Golden, Colo.
Maggie Handrich was an emergency room nurse. A native of Illinois and the daughter of Arthur and Mary Dehart Martin, she had a son, Brent Prunty of Wheatland, Wyo.

The couple, who were married in 1992, raised bison on their Prairie Monarch ranch near Laramie, where Maggie Handrich excelled in butter and cheese making, according to the family.

Eldon Handrich competed in marathons and winter triathlons, was a pilot and enjoyed outdoor sports. Like his father, he was a beekeeper.
A memorial service was to be held Oct. 13 at Grand Marais Mennonite Church.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., Akron, PA 17501, for international water projects, or to Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203, to provide animals to Third World families.

Survivor tells tale


By John Pepin, Mining Journal Munising Bureau

The boat ramp at Grand Marais Harbor has been a concern for boaters for years because of sand flushed into the harbor from Lake Superior. With the harbor’s depth more shallow than in previous decades, sand chokes the marina and ramp more easily. A Grand Marais woman whose husband survived a boating disaster Oct. 6 wants the harbor improved to allow bigger boats easier access. (Journal file photo by John Pepin)
By JOHN PEPIN, Journal Munising Bureau

GRAND MARAIS — On a sunny day in Grand Marais, it was ironic that a raincoat would be the thing that saved Robert Nyman’s life.
The 62-year-old Grand Marais man who clung to an overturned fishing boat for nearly 14 hours before being rescued on Saturday, October 7th said cinching the jacket with a belt around his waist kept him from sharing the fate of three companions whose bodies are still missing in Lake Superior.
“I just happened to be dressed for the conditions,” Robert said.
A U.S. Coast Guard search for the boat’s owner, Willard Handrich, 90, of Grand Marais, his son Eldon Handrich, 59, and Eldon’s wife Maggie, 60, both of Laramie, Wyo., was suspended on Oct. 7.
What turned out to be a grim ordeal endured by each of the four boaters began pleasantly as an autumn lake trout fishing trip to a place five miles from shore, frequented almost daily by Nyman and his local fishing buddies.
The excursion began at about 9:30 a.m. Oct. 6 when the elder Handrich — founder of the Mennonite Church in Grand Marais — his doctor and buffalo ranch owner son Willard, Willard’s wife Maggie and Nyman boarded a 17-foot aluminum fishing boat called the Blue Heron.
The group had planned to quit fishing at about noon, but a series of problems occurred before that time, beginning when Eldon Handrich got some downrigging line caught in the propeller of the larger of two motors aboard the boat.
With the wind picking up, the boat turned back out to deeper water while Eldon worked to free the propeller.
“Then a wave came in the back of the boat,” Nyman said. “We decided we were going to quit right there.”
Then the smaller motor the boaters had been using quit running.
“I got on the radio and I was calling for help,” Nyman said.
No one answered the radio distress calls. There were no other boats in the area that day. The boat was riding lower than usual in the water, possibly because a live well was filled with water.
But with the line now untangled from the propeller, the bigger of the two boat motors was started and the Blue Heron headed for shore. Nyman had hooked a fish that was being dragged along as the boat moved.
Then the second motor also quit running.
“I don’t know if it was over-choked or what,” he said.
The fishing boat rose and fell over 4-foot swells on the water.
“They were getting life jackets out and another wave hit the boat,” Nyman said. “The back end (of the boat) dropped and it flipped right over. It rolled over so fast, I don’t remember anything other than climbing up the side of the boat.”
Nyman had fishing line and rope tangled around his leg as he climbed. He was wearing a life jacket that was adjusted to fit a much smaller person.
From the top of the capsized boat, he saw Maggie Handrich drifting away, wearing a life vest.
“I’d seen her on the water,” Nyman said. “She looked like she was floating on her back and I could hear her moaning.”
Nyman spotted a life vest floating nearby and though he hadn’t been swimming for 30 years, he dove in to retrieve the jacket for Eldon Handrich, who had hoped to reach his wife.
“I couldn’t keep my head up. I was choking on waves,” Nyman said. “I was choking on water. My lungs were burning and I couldn’t hardly breathe.”
The life jacket drifted out of Nyman’s reach as he struggled in the 55-degree water, heavy boots working to weigh him down.
“I just made it back to the boat,” he said. “Lucky is all.”
During Nyman’s absence, Eldon Handrich had jumped into the water without a jacket and tried to reach Maggie.
“He was athletic and an emergency room doctor,” Nyman said. “He should have been able to get to his wife and bring her back, I thought.”
But that wasn’t the case.
Willard Handrich had watched from the boat as his son sunk beneath the waves.
“His dad saw him drown,” Nyman said. “He said, ‘I lost my son’ when I got back to the boat. I think that did him in right there. After a while, he said, ‘Bob, I don’t think we’re going to make it.’”
Nyman replied, “Not unless somebody comes by here pretty soon.”
With the lined raincoat cinched tight around his waist, Nyman had zipped the coat up as high as it would go. He had a hood on and was exhaling warm air into the jacket to keep himself warm.
His legs were very cold. He positioned himself on the boat so he could exercise them occasionally. He prayed for help.
Willard Handrich stopped answering Nyman’s questions.
“His hearing aid give out and he couldn’t hear me,” he said. “He laid on the boat across the keel and he got real quiet. He must have had a heart attack or something.”
In 90 feet of water, the lake claimed Willard’s body.
“A wave took him right off the boat,” Nyman said. “He didn’t move a muscle. He floated there for a little while and then he just sunk.”
Back on shore, Nyman’s wife Stephanie had called the U.S. Coast Guard and a local man and National Park Service rangers put boats in the lake, but couldn’t find the Blue Heron.
“I just knew, I could feel there was something wrong or they would have been back in,” Stephanie Nyman said. “I was sitting on a bench at the marina until 10 o’clock. I finally came home. I couldn’t stand to sit there and look at that water.”
While he fought to stay awake and on the boat, Nyman said he watched a C-130 plane, a freighter and helicopter all pass him without seeing him. He watched other aircraft searching an area far beyond him.
Then, when he had drifted to a little more than 11 miles from shore, he saw a helicopter pass over. A crewman would never see the boat, but only catch a glimpse of Nyman’s hands waving for help.
“I thought only by the grace of God I’d be saved,” he said. “That last helicopter it went right to me. Then the lights shone on me and I knew they had me then.”
It was 1:45 a.m.
Nyman jumped into the lake and a rescue swimmer helped him into a basket. He was lifted up and flown to Sawyer International Airport and then taken to Marquette General Hospital. He was discharged the following day.
He said he wanted to live to see his wife and to tell the surviving Handrich family members what had happened.
With the menominee now biting, Nyman said he’d like to return to Lake Superior for more fishing, but a badly-shaken Stephanie said she won’t let that happen until next year.
“I can’t handle that. This is too soon,” she said. “I almost lost my husband and it’s a shock to me. I’m thawing out now, but I’ve been numb this whole time.
“I’m just thankful that my husband is alive. I just feel sorrowful and grief that our friends didn’t (make it). It’s so overwhelming. People do not know how this feels.
“Lake Superior is not respectful of people or anything. It’s cold and it doesn’t always give up what it takes. It’s not like the other Great Lakes.”


VISITATION AND MEMORIAL SERVICE

There will be a visitation on Thursday, October 12, from 4-7pm at the Grand Marais Mennonite Church.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 13, at 11am at the Burt Township School Auditorium. This will be followed by a meal and a time of community recollection in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Hall. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., Akron, PA 17501. The website address is www.mcc.org (for international water projects).

Memorials may also be made to Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, AR 72203. A direct link to the Handrich memorial page is www.heifer.org/myregistry/handrich


By JOETTA HANDRICH SCHLABACH, St. Paul, Minn.
Mennonite Weekly Review December 18, 2006

Although a number of weeks have lapsed since the article, "Retired Pastor, Two Family Members Die in Accident," was published (Oct. 23), my family would like to make a few corrections and an update.

Willard, Eldon and Maggie Handrich all struggled in the water after the Oct. 6 boating accident, but not for hours. When the boat capsized, Willard, Eldon and Bob Nyman, the survivor, all returned to the boat. Eldon left the boat and tried unsuccessfully to rescue his wife. Willard saw him go under. The wind carried Maggie, who was wearing a life preserver, away from the boat. She died of hypothermia and possibly drowning. Her body washed up on the shores of Montreal Island near Wawa, Ont., and was found on Nov. 12. Willard did not drown. He survived several hours after the accident, lying over the keel of the boat with waves washing over the lower part of his body. After some time, Bob saw his body go limp, and then the next wave washed him away. Bob was dressed warmly and was sitting on top of the overturned boat until his rescue. Our family is very grateful for Bob's miraculous survival, as he was able to tell us what happened.


Although Willard was a skilled woodsman and sawmill owner, he was not a carpenter, as the article indicated. While he cut the wood for the Grand Marais Mennonite Church furnishings, it was Weaver Cabinets of Gulliver, Mich., that crafted the pews and the late Norman Weaver, a fellow Upper Peninsula Mennonite pastor, who built the communion table.


My brother, Rod Handrich of Denver, Colo., should have been listed as Willard's surviving son.
On behalf of my family, I would like to thank readers who have shared our grief and upheld us in prayer.



Harter, Walter Edward

March 16, 1936 - Feb. 1, 2006

ELKHART -- Walter Edward Harter, 69, of C.R. 1, died at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 1, 2006) at Goshen General Hospital.

He was born March 16, 1936, in Olive Township, to the late Elmer C. and Lilly E. (Newcomer) Harter. He married Rita Hartman on Dec. 15, 1957, at Olive Mennonite Church.

She survives, along with three daughters, Susan (Michel) Martin of Wakarusa, Connie (Kent) Clark of Goshen and Cindy (Brett) Grove of Elkhart; and eight grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters; two half-sisters; and one half-brother.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. Monday funeral service, all at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart. Pastors William Hooley and Robert Martz of the church will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Mr. Harter was a farmer and retired from Utilimaster. He was a lifetime member of Olive Mennonite Church, where he served as trustee and usher. He was a member of the Elkhart County Pork Producers and the Indiana Duroc Association. He enjoyed raising pigs to be used as 4-H projects and also enjoyed working with wood.

Mr. Harter was known for his toy barns, which he made and donated for the Mennonite Relief Sale and for benefit auctions. He was a 1954 graduate of Wakarusa High School.

Memorial contributions may be made to Olive Mennonite Church or Kenya Ministries for Kevin and Sharon Yoder and family. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, is in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 3, 2006
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hartman, Clifford A
., 92, of Goshen, Ind. died July 9, 2006 at Goshen, Ind. He was born May 22, 1914 at Wakarusa, Ind. to Amos & Susan (Lehman) Hartman.  On March 28, 1937 he was married to Clara Litwiller, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Lloyd (Judy); Lyle (Marian); Merlin (Mary); Paul (Ethel); 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a brother, Freeman (Esther).  He was predeceased by siblings: Bertha Freed, Dorothy Toy, Viola Hostetler, Willis Hartman, Clarence Hartman, Alphaeus Hartman, and Gerald Hartman.

The funeral was held July 12, 2006 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind. with burial in the Olive West Cemetery, Elkhart Co., IN.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hartman, Paul R.
, 82, of Goshen, Indiana died April 26, 2006 at Goshen, Indiana of natural causes.  He was born July 29, 1923 in Elkhart County, Indiana to Abram & Ada (Hoover) Hartman.  On June 1, 1947 he was married to Erma Mumaw, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Darrel (Jane), Sharon (Bill) Swartzendruber, Julia (Dave) Stech, Marlene (Terry) Sutter, Anna (Dan) Mast, 28 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Ira (Ruby), and a sister, Doris (Dale) Reinhardt.  He was predeceased by siblings: Vesta (Earl) Weaver, Lowell (Anabel), and Lester (Arlene).

The funeral was held May 2, 2006 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church Goshen Indiana with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Ruth Schrock, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Haws, Ernest D
., 88, of Schwenksville, Montgomery Co., PA died June 13, 2006.  He was born to Llewelyn & Elsie (Reppert) Haws.  He was married to Edna Freed, who survives. His first marriage was to the late Marie (Feather) Haws.

Surviving are children, Patricia Kuestner – Donald; Pamela Rakowski; Robin Nice – Duane;  2 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are sisters, Mildred Carter and June Jones.  He was predeceased by a brother,  Robert Meager.

The funeral was held June 17, 2006 at Hersteins Mennonite Church, Schwenksville, Montgomery Co.. PA.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Earl Anders, Elroy, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Heffentrager Alice Wampole
, 84, of North Wales, PA died May 14, 2006.  She was born to William & Carrie (Dettra) Wampole.  She was married to Abel S.Heffentrager, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Alice A. Newton, Susan D. Elverson, Sally G. Heffentrager, and two
grandchildren.

The funeral was held May 16, 2006 at Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 


Helmuth, Angelina Faith
, infant daughter of Lester O: and Marlene Yoder, Helmuth was stillborn at 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. A private graveside fu-neral service was held Saturday in Arthur Cemetery with Rev. Glen Rhodes officiat-ing. Edwards Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Angelina Faith is survived by her parents, Les and Marlene Helmuth; one sister, Alexis Grace Helmuth at home; maternal grandmother, Ruby Yoder of Tuscola; paternal grandparents, Oba and Anna Helmuth of Arthur; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John Henry Yoder; one brother, Bradley; and one sister, Breanna.
Published in: Arthur Graphic, Arthur, IL
October 19, 2006  
Submitted by: Lizzie Ann Kauffman




Herbine, Pearl M.
, 77, of Lansdale, PA died May 14, 2006 of natural causes.  She was born to John & Mary (Kletzing) Frey.  She was married to Charles R. Herbine, who is deceased.

The funeral was held May 18, 2006 at Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Ruth Delp
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershberger, Samuel Lee
, 95, of Peoria, Arizona died January 26, 2006 .  He was born February 7, 1910 to Ephraim & Dora (Kempf ) Hershberger.  On June 20, 1935 he was married to Marie Yoder, who is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Donald Hershberger, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
A son, David Hershberger is deceased.

Also surviving is a sister, Edna Hostetler.

He was predeceased by siblings: Daniel Hershberger (twin brother), Guy Hershberger, Jay Hershberger, Ralph Hershberger, Cora Brenneman, Mary Brenneman, and Barbara Hershberger.

The funeral was held January 31, 2006 at Glencroft Community Church, Glendale, Arizona.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Donald Hershberger, Santa Cruz, California Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hershey, Erma B
.,
82, of Intercourse, PA died May 4, 2006 at Lancaster, PA of cancer.  She was born May 30, 1923 at Lancaster County, PA to Isaac & Esther (Brackbill) Hershey. 

Surviving are two sisters, Dorothy G. Hershey and Margaret Eckman.  She was predeceased by siblings: Ross; Clair, married to Anna Mary Houck; Leroy, married to Mary Shelley who survives; Musser, married to Mabel who survives; Marian Bare; and Esta Eby.

The funeral was held May 8, 2006  at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Janet Gehman, Strasburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hershey, Mary Shelley,
95, of Cochranville, PA died December 25, 2006 at Tel Hai Retirement Community, PA of heart failure.  She was born November 12, 1911 at Mifflintown, PA to E. P. and Mary (Wert) Shelley.  She was married to Leroy B. Hershey, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Deborah Waterson Schrock, married to Homer Schrock; Larry W. Hershey, married to Evelyn Hoober Hershey; five grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her siblings: Haven Shelley, Henry Shelley, Harold Shelley,
Samuel Shelley, Iona Gramley, Mildred Kurtz,  and Ethel Shelley.

Memorial services were held December 28, 2006 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Janet Gehman, Strasburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hershey, Melvin L
., 80, of Lancaster, PA died June 30, 2006 in Lancaster, PA of cancer.  He was born April 5, 1926 at Kinzers, Lancaster Co., PA to Willis & Ada (Hershey) Hershey.  On November 9, 1946 he was married to Ana Elizabeth Lefever, who survives.

Surviving are children, Irvin, Glenn, Jay, Nathan, Ronald, Joyce King, 18 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by: an infant daughter (unnamed), brother, Raymond Hershey (spouse Mabel still living); and sister, Erma Lehman (spouse Ammon Lehman still living).

The funeral was held July 6, 2006 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Janet Gehman Strasburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hertzler, Jason R.
, 83, of Bush Road, Milton, [PA] passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at his home. He was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Mechanicsburg, [PA] a son of the late Owen and Alta (Burkhart) Hertzler. He married the former Margaret Gable on Jan. 14, 1945, and they celebrated 61 years of marriage.

Mr. Hertzler attended Messiah Academy, Grantham, [PA].

A longtime dairy farmer, he helped his sons with the morning milkings until March 2003 when his health began to fail.  He was a state director for the Dairy Herd Improvement Association and always enjoyed attending the national conventions across the country. He was a director of the Lehigh Valley Dairy Cooperative and a founding member of the Camp Hebron Association of Halifax, [PA].

A former member of Beaver Run Mennonite Church, he was a member of Community Mennonite Fellowship Church, Milton, [PA], at the time of his passing.
Mr. Hertzler loved music and was a song leader for many years at Slate Hill Mennonite Church and Beaver Run Mennonite Church. He sang in the Grantham Oratorio Society, Grantham,[PA] and the Buffalo Valley Men's Chorus, Lewisburg.,[PA].

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn and Sue Hertzler and Gary and Renee Hertzler, all of Milton,[PA], and Gerald and Jill Hertzler of Washingtonville,[PA]; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene and Dale Snader of White River Junction, Vt., and Sharon and Ralph Hummel of Middleburg, [PA]; 13 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one stepgreat-grandchild; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman and Ruth Hertzler of Mechanicsburg, [PA], and Maurice and Rhoda Hertzler of Milton, [PA]; and three sisters and two brothers-in-law Elma Ebersole of Middlestown, [PA], Esther and Harold Longenecker of Morton, Ill., and Janet and "Cric" Probst of Atascadero, Calif.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Levi, who is with Jesus in Heaven; one brother, Melvin Hertzler; and two sisters, Verna Vann and Emma Jean Zimmerman.
Friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Community Mennonite Fellowship Church, 2985 Broadway Road, Milton,[PA], where the funeral service will follow at 10 with the Rev. David Martino and Assistant Pastor Casey Rohrer officiating.   Burial will follow in Beaver Run Mennonite Cemetery.
2985 Broadway Road, Milton, PA 17847.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in his memory be made to Camp Hebron, c/o CMF Church,
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. [PA]
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH



Hess, Evelyn L.,
87, of Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA died December 24, 2006.  She was born in Pennsylvania to Enos and Grace (Leaman) Huber.  She was married to Melvin E. Hess, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Kenneth, Melvin, Donald, Richard, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held December 28, 2006 at Landis Valley Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Mary Smith, Intercourse, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hess, Melvin Erb,
87, of Lancaster, PA died July 16, 2006 at Lancaster, PA.  He was born July 16, 1919 at Lancaster, PA to Jacob and Anna (Erb) Hess.  He was married to Evelyn Huber, who survives.

Surviving are children, Kenneth Hess, Melvin Hess, Donald Hess, Richard Hess, 11 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Also surviving are a sister, Margaret Buckwalter, and a brother, Paul C. Hess.

The funeral was held July 20, 2006 at Landis Valley Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Mary Smith, Intercourse, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hess Rhoda M
., 87, of Lancaster, PA died January 27, 2006.  She was born to Aaron K. &  Edna Mae (Metzler) Becker and was married to Henry L. Hess, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, James H Hess, Lois Smoker, Shirley Hurst, Doris Rodriguez, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held February 1, 2006 at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown, PA.

Submitted by: Linda Swanger
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hieser, Marie Lucille Mishler,
89, of Bloomington, IL died November 26, 2006 at Normal, Illinois from cancer.  She was born June 21, 1917 at Carlock, Illinois to I.S. and Hattie (Metzger) Mishler.  On April 21, 1946 she was married to Morris C. Hieser, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Sons - Harlan and Gary, Daughters - Hazel Lautzenheiser and Nancy Herron, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held December 1, 2006 at Mennonite Church of Normal, Normal, Illinois with burial in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, Illinois.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Histand, Eunice Gingerich
, 92, of Goshen, IN died September 29, 2006  at Goshen, IN.  She was born May 30, 1914 at Versailles, MO to Amos & Nannie (Yoder) Gingerich.  On July 17, 1938 she was married to Nelson W. Histand, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Marian Schwabbauer, Carol Lehman, Delores Friesen, Catherine Lichti, John Histand, Timothy Histand, Stan Histand, James Histand, 26 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Also surviving are three brothers, Paul (Vesta) Gingerch, Clayton (Myrtle) Gingerich, and Simon (Mary) Gingerich. 
One sister and four brothers are deceased: Charity Troyer, Leroy Gingerich, Fred Gingerich,
Truman Gingerich, and Orie Gingerich.

The funeral was held October 5, 2006 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in  Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hochstetler,  Dean L.,
78, of 1752 Waterfall Drive, died at 4 a.m. Monday (Oct. 30, 2006) at home.

He was born Oct. 6, 1928, in Marshall County to William and Mary (Maust) Hochstetler, graduated from Bremen High School in 1947 and married Edna M. Swartzentruber on Dec. 7, 1952. She died April 25, 2006.

He is survived by three sons, Clair (Carole Anne) of Goshen, Verle of rural Bremen and Lee (Susan), currently in North Carolina, on leave from a Wycliffe Bible Translators assignment in Mali, West Africa.

He also is survived by eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Ellen Kaufman and Miriam Hochstetler of rural Nappanee; and one brother, Alan Hochstetler of Williamsburg, Va.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Eugene; and one son, Donald.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, 950 N. Main St., Nappanee, and from 2 until the 4 p.m. Sunday memorial service and celebration of life at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, 64901 C.R. 11, Goshen, at C.R. 38.

Mr. Hochstetler donated his body to the Anatomical Education Center of IU Medical Center in Indianapolis.

Mr. Hochstetler and his wife, Edna, had been involved with the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church congregation for the past 15 years. He was owner/operator and later a partner with his son, Verle, of Equipment Service, a welding and farm-machinery repair business between Nappanee and Bremen.

He also traveled widely around the world with his wife and became a skilled counselor, pioneering a Christian spiritual deliverance ministry spanning more than 40 years. On May 25, 1986, Mr. Hochstetler was officially ordained by the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference as the first person to be credentialed for this particular specialized ministry in the history of the denomination. For the past 10 years, he focused on teaching and leadership development to assure the continuation of this ministry for the generations to follow.

Dean enjoyed flying as a private pilot, was a classical music aficionado and was widely read in a variety of disciplines. He was trilingual and enjoyed interactions with people from many cultures, traveling in over 40 countries, most of them alongside his wife. Enjoying her faithful support in the spiritual ministry, they often hosted friends and guests from across the country and around the world in their home.

Memorials may be given to the Mission Commission of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, to be utilized to support the training experiences and expenses of people involved in spiritual deliverance ministry.

[This is the text of the obituary submitted by the family and
as it will appear in The Elkhart Truth, October 31, 2006.]




Hochstetler, Edna M. Swartzentruber
(73) of 1752 Waterfall Drive, Nappanee, Indiana died at 2:15 PM on April 25, 2006 at Greencroft Health Care, Goshen, IN, after battling a recurrence of cancer.

She was born June 30, 1932 in LaGrange county Indiana to John and Ruth (Esch) Swartzentruber, graduated from Middlebury High School in 1951, and married Dean Hochstetler on December 7, 1952.

Edna was an active member of the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.  A brother, Harold, and son, Donald, and her parents preceded her in death.  Surviving are two brothers: Mervin (Marilyn) of Goshen and Paul (Janet) of Columbus, Ohio, her husband Dean and three sons, Clair (Carole Anne) of Goshen, Verle of Bremen, and Lee (Susan) of Mali, West Africa, plus her eight grandchildren.

Edna donated her body to the Anatomical Education Center of IU Medical Center.

Friends are invited to visit the family at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church (west of Goshen at 64901 CR 11 – the corner of CR 11 and 38) on Sunday, April 30 from 2 to 4 PM and on Monday, May 1 from 2 to 4 PM, prior to a memorial service and celebration of her life at 4 PM on Monday at that location.

Persons wishing to give a memorial gift are encouraged to make donations in her memory to the Care Foundation to support the Care House in Goshen – a home which provides hospitality and support for patients and their families from afar who are in treatment for cancer.
Submitted by the family



Hodel, Marie Brunk
, 86, of New Holland, PA died March 7, 2006  of Lymphoma.  She was born to George & Anna (Holloway) Brunk.  She was married to Walter Hodel, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Michael Hodel, Anne Niemiec, Hilda Alajajian, and 6 grandchildren.

The funeral was held March 11, 2006 at Garden Spot Village, New Holland, PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Norma Stauffer, Leola, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hofstetter, Elsie M. Smith,
84, of Columbus, OH died December 30, 2006 at Columbus, OH following a period of declining health.  She was born October 22, 1922 at Akron, OH  to John and Dawn (Shaffter) Smith.  Shehe was married to Ward C. Hofstetter, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, John (Dr. Aimee Mayeda) Hofstetter; Jim (Susan) Hofstetter; Diane (Larry Phelps) Hofstetter; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held January 7, 2007  at Orrville Mennonite Church, Orrville, OH with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville, OH.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Jan Kauffman, Orrville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hoke, Jonathan H
., 71, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died March 7, 2006 at Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN.  He was born March 8, 1934 at Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN to Clarence M.  & Leona (Rhinesmith) Hoke.  On December 30, 1983 he was married to Carol Wiebe, who survives.
He was previously married to Elizabeth Miller, December 25, 1955, at Zion Lutheran Church, Bristol, Ind.  She died July 10,1976.

Surviving are children, Jon Hoke, Joann Cramer, Joni Bradberry, Jennifer Snyder, and 11 grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters: Ethlyn Riley and Nadine (Tom) Corse.

The funeral was held March 11, 2006 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN  with burial in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Bristol, Elkhart Co., IN.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hollinger, Edith Marie
, 81, of Lititz, PA died February 7, 2006 at Lititz, Lancaster County, PA of Alzheimer's disease.  She was born April 17, 1924 at East Earl Township, Pennsylvania.

She was born to Harry S. & Elizabeth W. (Rutt) Horst. Elizabeth was born April 27, 1902 and died December 29, 1988.

On December 25, 1943 she was married to Lloyd Leaman Hollinger, who survives.

Surviving are children, Marilyn, married to R. Edward Weaver, McAlisterville PA; Clyde, married to Elaine (Landis), Lititz PA; L. Kenneth, married to Rosene (Martin), Akron PA; Rosanne, married to John M. Gingrich, Richfield PA; Jane, married to Fred Good, Westminster, Colorado; Brenda, married to Daniel Grimes, Goshen, Indiana; and Ellen, married to John Kanagy, Lancaster PA; 19 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers: Roy Horst and his wife Doris (Brubaker), Lititz, PA; Lloyd Horst and his wife Elverta (Hostetter), Mauertown, Virginia; and a foster sister, June
(Ecenrode) and her husband Charles Forry, Lutz, Florida.
 

The funeral was held February 11, 2006 at Stony Brook Mennonite Church, York, Pennsylvania  with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Clyde Hollinger, Lititz, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Homes, Florence L. Shaum
, 89, of Goshen, IN died July 31, 2006, She was born April 1, 1917 in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., IN, to Isaiah and Lizzie (Weaver) Shaum.  She married Ralph B. Homes on November 27, 1943, in Goshen.  He died June 13, 2003. She was a member of the Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

Survived by a son, Glenn J. (Sue) Homes and a daughter, Cheryl J. Homes, both of Goshen, IN; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Wilma (Chris) Kulp of Wakarusa, IN; and a brother, Paul (Ruth) Shaum of Goshen, IN.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; six sisters, Alma Witmer, Lulu Witmer, Mary Shaum, Nettie Martin, Barbara VanPelt and Carrie Zimmerman; and five brothers, Henry, Joseph, Harvey, Vernon and Warren Shaum.

Funeral service was August 4, 2006, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home Goshen, IN.  Her nephews, Rev. Kenneth Martin and Rev. Raymond Shaum will officiate.  Burial was in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.
Source: Obituary files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Honn, Clarence E. "Gene"

February 8, 1923 - January 23, 2006

Clarence E. Honn was born on the family farm north of Attica, Kansas on February 8, 1923 to Christian and Marie (Regnery) Honn. He was the eldest son and second in birth order in a family of 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He was raised on the farm and attended country schools and later Attica High. He helped his father and grandfather on the farm, but had more fun as a child catching snakes with his brother Bud, and selling them to Lemmy Laird for usually a quarter a piece, depending on the size. Farming was always a large part of his life and he was known in the community for custom cutting wheat and barley. He cut for several local farmers and expanded into Colorado, Nebraska, and northern Kansas. Gene's dream for farming on his own came true when he bought some acreage east of town, purchased the first house that the carpentry class at Chaparral High School built in 1972 and moved it to the acreage. This became his pride and joy where he raised horses, cows, pigs, chickens, cats and a dog. He kept busy with farm work, chores, harvest, baling and hauling hay, and gardening. He could fix anything or make anything work around the house or farm, with ACME's help of course.

Among his other occupations, he worked in the oil field, service stations, as a self-employed mechanic, and transportation director in charge of bus maintenance for USD #361 for twenty-five years, retiring in 1985. Gene had a love for animals and would pass time bird watching, and feeding the squirrels, birds and hummingbirds. He would look out the window at them and always say to whoever was there, "There's the hummer" when the hummingbird would come to the feeder. He always wanted to be busy doing something. He would spend his evening's doing mechanic work in the garage at home listening to KFDI radio and singing along. Gene was baptized at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in Harper, April 29, 2001. He loved attending this church and always looked forward to Sundays.
Clarence "Gene" Honn married Irene L. Cully on August 26, 1959 in Miami, Oklahoma.

To this blessed union 4 children were born. Geni, Jacki, Jerri and Terry. Gene's daughter Elizabeth joined them.

Preceding him in death were his loving wife Irene, parents Christian and Marie, brothers, Carroll, Bud & Bob; and a sister Max.

He is survived by his only sibling Norma Reeves and husband Ken of Grenola, KS., his children Elizabeth Evans and husband Clinton of Loveland, Colorado; Geni Woody and husband Joe; Jacki Kaegi and husband Buddy; & Terry Honn all of Hutchinson, Kansas; Jerri Pryor and husband Rick of Anthony, Kansas.

Grandchildren Trudi Evans Kuo, Traci Evans McGraw, Troy Evans and Travis Evans; Carla, Abby, and Elizabeth Woody; Leigha and Jael Kaegi; Tynan and Caitlin Honn, and Jessica, Janea and Jameson Reber. Great-Grandchildren Hanna and Emery McGraw and Darin and Sarah Kuo, besides in-laws, many nieces, nephews, wonderful friends and fabulous caregivers.

Funeral Service was held Thursday, January 26, 2006 at Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Harper, Kansas with burial in Harper Cemetery, Harper, Kansas.

Transcribed and edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
Source: Funeral program
Submitted by: Don Stutzman, Halstead, KS



Hoober, Aaron
, 65, of Shipshewana, IN, died October 27, 2006, at Goshen General Hospital. He was born February 18, 1941, in New Holland, PA, to Aaron B. and Esther (Snyder) Hoober, Sr.  He married Mary Jane Kreider in Quarryville, PA at the Black Rock Camp and Retreat Center on September 18, 1965.  A member of the Belmont Mennonite Church in Elkhart, IN.

Survived by his wife, Mary Jane; two sons, Lin (Marla) Hoober of Manheim, PA, and Brent (Carmen) Hoober of Goshen, IN; a daughter, Kristen Hoober of Goshen, IN; and four grandchildren.  Also surviving is a brother, Mervin (Ruth) Hoober and a sister, Doris (Paul) Snader, both of New Holland, PA.

Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, October 30, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A memorial service was October 31, 2006, at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN.  Pastor Dan Miller will officiate. Burial was in the Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.
Source: Obituary files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Hoover, Daniel W.
, 86, of 896 Reading Rd., East Earl, died Sunday morning, March 5, 2006 at his home. He is survived by his wife, Emma (Martin) Hoover.

Born in Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Daniel Z. and Susanna (Weaver) Hoover.

He was a farmer and a member of Reidenbach Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons: Ivan M. Hoover, at home, Paul M. Hoover, East Earl, Noah M. Hoover, and Amos M. Hoover, both of Kentucky, Daniel M. Hoover, Denver, and Samuel M. Hoover, East Earl; five daughters: Mary Hoover, at home, Lena married to Harvey Martin, Kentucky, Ella married to Samuel Martin, New Holland, Jane, married to Adin Hoover, Denver, and Emma, married to Wayne Martin, Kentucky; 81 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three brothers: John, Amos, and Ivan Hoover; and five sisters: Martha Groff, Emma Garman, Alta Rhodes, Anna Hoover, and Ella Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by two daughters: Mabel Hoover and Ruth Hoover; four brothers; and one sister.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 12 Noon at his late home with further services at 1:30 p.m. at the Reidenbach Mennonite Church. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

A viewing will be held at his late home on Tuesday from 2 4 p.m. and 5 7 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Intelligencer Journal - 2/6/2006
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

 

Hoover, Ella W. Weaver
, 84, of 10816 Tanyard Hill Rd., Orrstown, formerly of
855 S. Custer Ave., New Holland, died Friday evening, May 26, 2006 at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Z. Hoover Jr., in 1996.

Born in Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late David N. and Ada Z. (Wenger) Weaver. She was a homemaker and a member of the New Holland Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are her children, Arthur W., married to Mary Jane (Musser) Hoover, New Holland, Aaron W., married to Ruth Ann (Redcay) Hoover, East Earl, Vera W., married to Bishop Alvin N. Martin, Withee, Wisc., and Stella W., married to John Dan Weaver, Orrstown; 27 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Martha Stauffer, New Holland; and brothers, Menno W. Weaver, Myerstown, and John W.
Weaver, Manheim. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter and two sisters.

Her funeral will be held Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. at the Samuel Fox home, 255 N. Shirk Rd., New Holland with further services at 2 p.m. at the New Holland Old Order Mennonite Church with Bishop Ben F. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Samuel Fox home Monday (TODAY) from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Intelligencer Journal - 5/29/2006
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Hoover, Logan James
, infant son of James S. and Sylvia W. Hoover passed away shortly after birth Tuesday January 31, 2006 at Women and Babies Hospital of Lancaster General Hospital, East Hempfield Township, Pa.

Surviving in addition to his parents of Lititz, Pa. are his Paternal Grandparents, Aaron R. and Elsie B. Hoover of Lititz, PA; Paternal Great Grandmother, Susan M. Hoover of New Holland, PA. Maternal Grandparents, Paul R. and Vera E. Hoover of Leola, PA. Maternal Great Grandparents, Amos I. and Vera S. Weaver of East Earl, PA.

Private graveside services will be held at the Lichty's Mennonite Church Cemetery, East Earl Twp., East Earl, PA.
Source: obit files of Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Hoover, Susan M. Reiff
, 94, of 703 N. Railroad Ave., New Holland, entered into rest at her residence following a four year illness on Thursday, November 9, 2006.

She was born in West Earl Township, a daughter of the late Elam C. and Lizzie W. (Martin) Reiff. She was married to the late Ben F. Hoover, Jr.

She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

She is survived by four sons, Elam R., husband of Nora H. (Martin) Hoover, of Ephrata, Erin R., husband of Elsie B. (Sensenig) Hoover, of Lititz, Amos R., husband of Katie R. (Zimmerman) Hoover, of New Holland, and Henry R., husband of Anna S. (Nolt) Hoover, of New Holland; six daughters, Anna R. Martin of Newville, Esther R. Hoover at home, Lizzie R., wife of M. Mervin Weaver, of East Earl, Martha R., wife of George W. Horst, of Ephrata, Ella R., wife of Aaron Z.
Garman, of East Earl, and Alta R., wife of Clarence Z. Garman, of East Earl; a brother, Ivan M. Reiff of Tennessee; 81 grandchildren; and 156 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, John R. and Paul R. Hoover; three daughters, Mary R., Lena R., and Emma R. Hoover; seven brothers, Edwin M., Jonas M., Harry M., Elam M., Paul M., Adam M., and Martin M. Reiff; and four sisters, Martha M., Mary M., Emma M., and Lizzie M. Reiff.

Services will be held from the late residence on Monday, November 13, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference with Bishop Ben Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence on Sunday, November 12th, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Please omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Intelligencer Journal - 11/11/2006
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Horning, G. Sylvan
, 85 formerly of New Holland, PA died December 29, 2006 at Fairmount Homes, Epharta, PA. He was born 1921 in East Earl, Pato Barton G. and Jennie Good Horning. He was the husband of E. Kathryn Martin Horst Horning. His first wife Anna Metzler Horning died in 1983. He was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church Epharta, PA.

Survivied by his 2 nd wife Kathryn are his children: David M., husband Barbara Kreider Horning of New Holland, PA; Donald M., husband of Joyce Stoltzfus Horning of New Holland, PA; James Sylvan, husband of Jean Redcay Horning of Lititz, PA; John Barton, husband of Jane Myer Horning of Washinton Boro, PA; Jay Paul, husband of Tamara Imhoff Horning of Epharta, PA; Reuben M. husband of Gail Garman Horning of Shoeneck, PA; Anna Mary, wife of   Emanuel Allgyer of Johnson ville, IL; Rhoda, wife of Gene Denlinger of Lncaster, PA; Rachel, wife of Jerry Long of Mohnton, PA; Jennie, wife of Avery Copenhaver of   Lititz, PA; 37 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; step-children: M. Glenn Horst, Gordonville; Evie Duncan, Jan Lichty, Doris Toll; 9 step-grandchildrn; 6 step great-grandchildren; and sisters, Anna Weber, Sarah Horning, Florence Risser and Jennie Martin.

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Anna and 3 brothers Lewis, Paul, Eugene Horning and 3 sisters Ruth Hurst, Miriam Horning, Kathleen Horning.

Funeral service was January 3, 2007 at Metzler Mennonice Church with Rev. Richard E. Buch officing. Interment was in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery Epharta, PA.

Source: Lancaster OnLine.com
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


 

Horning, Jordan R., 19, of 1727 Bowmansville Road, Mohnton, died Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Hershey Medical Center from a fall at a construction site.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Ron and Karen Esbenshade Horning with whom he lived.

Jordan was a 2005 graduate of Garden Spot High School and he had been working since June, 2005 as a framer for Burkholder Builders in Ephrata.

He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, where he was past president of the Youth Group, most recently active in the Young Adult group, a Bible study cell group, and the worship team.

Jordan had a love for music, and was gifted in guitar and drums. He loved to use his God-given talents in worship to God. Jordan also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and snowboarding with friends. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. The legacy Jordan leaves behind is of a young man dedicated to God.

Surviving in addition to his parents is a sister, Renee, married to Brad Weaver of Ephrata; maternal grandparents, Ferree R. and Marian (Smoker) Esbenshade of New Holland; and paternal grandparents, Irvin W. and Grace (Weber) Horning of Ephrata.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 AM at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, 210 Weaverland Road, East Earl, with the Bishop C. Kenneth Martin, Pastor Brian Martin, and Pastor Dan Weaver officiating. Interment in adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Friday 3-5 PM and 6-8 PM and on Saturday 9-10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers,

Contributions may be made to the Weaverland Mennonite Church c/o Weaverland Youth Ministries, PO Box 328, East Earl, PA 17519.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal - January 26, 2006
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Donna Sauder




Horst,  Arlene Sauder
, 64, of Goshen, IN died March 6, 2006 kidney cancer which was first diagnosed on November 7, 2005.  She was born August 18, 1941 at Goshen, IN to Roy & Selma (Gautsche) Sauder.  On June 27, 1964 she was married to Oren F.Horst, who survives.

Surviving are children, O. Douglas (Becky) Horst, Birmingham AL, Eric E. Horst,  Quakertown PA, and 4 grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Virginia Frank, Eloise (Meredith) Yoder, Joan (Okechukwu) Ozuzu, Robert (Pam) Sauder, Duane (Nedra) Sauder, John (Lois) Sauder, Wendell (Veronica) Sauder, and Neil Sauder.

The funeral was held March 11, 2006  at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Jason Kauffman Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Horst, Arlene K. Sauder

Arlene K. Horst, 64, Goshen, Ind., died Monday, March 6, 2006. 

Survivors include her husband, Oren, Goshen; two sons, Douglas (Becky) Horst, Birmingham, Ala., and Eric E. Horst, Quakertown, Pa.; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Okechukwu (Joan) Ozuzu, Lady Lake, Fla., Virginia Frank and Mrs. Eloise (Meredith) Yoder, Archbold; and five brothers, Duane (Nedra) Sauder, Archbold; Robert (Pam) Sauder, Pioneer; John (Lois) Sauder, Goshen; Wendell (Veronica) Sauder, Hesston, Kan.; and Neil Sauder, Wichita, Kan. 

Burial was in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.   
Obit: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, March 15, 2006
Submitted by: Mona Mann




Horst, David
, 94, of St. Jacobs, ON died November 7, 2006 at St. Jacobs, ON.  He was born August 28, 1912 to Menno & Lovina (Bauman) Horst.  On September 25, 1937 he was married to Elva Snider, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Marlene Good, Linda Frey, Jeanette Seiling, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are siblings: Mary Shantz, Barbara and (Noah) Horst, Elam and Myrtle Horst, Amon and Hilda Horst, Martha and Roy Koch, Emma and (Ray) Brubacher, Mel and Leeta
Horst.

Preceded in death by two sisters: Lena Frey and Verna Waters, survived by Roy Waters.

The funeral was held November 11, 2006 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, ON  with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Karen Sauder, St. Jacobs , ON
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst,  Nevin Lehman
, 75, of Stevens, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania died April 22, 2006 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania of Lewey body dementia.  He was born June 1, 1930 at Mason Dixon, Pennsylvania to Benjamin & Martha (Lehman) Horst.  On December 24, 1951 he was married to Blanche Mohler, who survives.

Surviving are children, Adelle Horst Ward wife of Richard C. Ward, Philip Horst husband of Sandra Voth Horst,  Phyllis Horst Nofziger wife of Harold Horst Nofziger, Rachel McLaughlin wife of Larry J. McLaughlin,  N. Timothy Horst husband of Donna Eberly Horst, and 15 grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Sarah Martin wife of Charles Martin (deceased),  Mary Horst wife of Stanley Horst (deceased), Lauren Horst husband of Betty Horst,  Maurice Horst husband of Norma Horst,  David Horst husband of Cornelia Horst, Glenn Horst husband of Velma Horst,  and Lowell Horst husband of Carolyn Horst.

The funeral was held April 27, 2006 at Ephrata Mennonite Church, Ephrata, Lancaster County Pennsylvania  with burial  at Red Run Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Phyllis Horst Nofziger, Stevens, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Horst,  Paul M.,
88, of Chambersburg, PA died March 10, 2006.  He was born to Martin & Christianna (Martin) Horst.  He was married to Elizabeth Ebersole, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, James R., Eunice Banzhofff,  Dorothy Wadel, 10 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.
 
The funeral was held March 15, 2006 at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg PA.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hostetler Dorothy Mast
, 83, of Newcomerstown, OH died October 16, 2006 at Columbus, OH.  She was born April 3, 1923 at Walnut Creek, OH to Emery & Clara (Gerber) Mast.  In 1944 she was married to Phillip E. Hostetler, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Phyllis (Authur) Bussard; Teresa (Gregary) Wright; Jeffrey (Marlene) Hostetler; Edwin (Laura) Hostetler, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held October 19, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek, OH with burial in the Halifax Cemetery, Coshocton County, OH.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Jayne Byler Sugarcreek, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetler, Eugene Richard
, 74, of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA died April 9, 2006 of cancer.  He was born  to the late Elmer & Edith (Dodge) Hostetler.  He was married to Mary Naomi Mast, who survives.

Surviving are children, Rhoda Steiner, Cheri Garber, Christine Brenneman, Lorisa Willis, Lisa Friedenberg, and 16 grandchildren.

The funeral was held April 12, 2006 at Ridgeway Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetler, Norma E.
, 84, of West Liberty, OH, died  December 14, 2006 at West Liberty, OH.  She was born June 1, 1922 at Cable, OH to Stephen and Mamie (Byler)  Hostetler.

Surviving are brothers and sisters: Eileen Botkin, Ella Mae (Lowell) Kauffman, Nellie (Richard) Lindemer, Ruth (Richard) Craig, Rose Smith, Harold E. Hostetler, S. Paul (Linda) Hostetler, and Earl H. (Vivian) Hostetler.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline Towels.

Memorial services were held December 18, 2006 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty, OH with burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, OH.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Marla Longenecker, Bellefontaine, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Houdeshell, Esther Mae
, 78, of Denver, Denver Co., Colorado died November 10, 2006 at Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.  She was born October 31, 1928 at Dalton, Ohio to John & Ella Ressler.  On April 17, 1962 she was married to Raymond Eugene Houdeshell, who survives.

Surviving are children, Thad Houdeshell, Tina Houdeshell, and two grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers: Willard and Letha Ressler, Glenn and Clara Ressler, Raymond & Naomi Ressler and sister: Ruth and George Stoltzfus.
        
Memorial services were held November 15, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, Denver, Denver Co., Colorado with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Connie Rempel, Denver
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 

Hull, Ralph Jay
, 90, of Goshen, Indiana died June 20, 2006 at Goshen, Indiana.  He was born July 29, 1915 in LaGrange County, Indiana to Clyde & Eva ((Rink) Hull.  On April 16, 1938 he was married to LaVada Hooley, who survives.

Surviving are children, Robert, Weldon, Judy Begley, Jerry, 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a brother, Vern Hull; and sisters, Gertie Smucker, and Stella Hapner.

The funeral was held June 24, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Indiana with burial in Brown Cemetery, Millersburg, Indiana.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: DeRoy Kauffman
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 


Hummel,  Brian J
., 55, of Millersburg, OH died February 16, 2006.  He was born November 15, 1950 to Paul & Mary (Yoder) Hummel.  He was married to Karen Gerber, who survives.

Also surviving are his mother, 2 sons, Dr. Trent (Cara) Hummel, & Darrick Hummel, and 1 grandchild.

A daughter, Nicole Hummel is deceased.

The funeral was held February 21, 2006 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Walnut Creek OH.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Gloria Mishler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hunsberger,  Charlotte Meier
, 82, of Sellersville, PA died January 14, 2006 at Sellersville, PA.  She was born March 24, 1923 to Herman & Clara (Rice) Meier.  On December 25, 1943   she was married to Harold Hunsberger, who survives.

Surviving are children, Mark, Sylvia H. Shelly, Lynette H. Marksberry, James, 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
 

The funeral was held January 15, 2006 at Blooming Glen PA with burial in the Blooming Glen Mennointe Cemetery, Blooming Glen, PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



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