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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

2008  N to Q


  Nafziger, Erma Katherine Litwiller;  Nafziger, J. Marvin;   Neer, Ida Naomi Lapp;  Neff, Ernest J.; . . Nelson, Boyd Harold;   Nickel, Ivan Wayne;   Noftsier, Newell C.;  Nofziger, Edna E. Blough Eash;   Nolt, Andrew Taylor;   Nolt, Irene E. Smeltz;   Orendorff, A. Dorothy Claassen;    Overholt, Mabel Frances Hostetler;   Penner, Peter Adolph;    Petri, Edith Gerda Franz;   Plank, Alma Beachy;    Pollman, Maggie;   Porzelius, Violet Janet Schwartz;   Preheim, Harvey W.;   Preheim, Sieglinda Waltner;   Quiring, Paul D.;  


Nafziger, Erma Katherine Litwiller
, 96, of Hopedale died June 8, 2008 at Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois. 

She was born July 29, 1911 at Delavan, Tazewell County, Illinois to Amos and Barbara Ann (Naffziger) Litwiller.  Amos was born January 14, 1876 and died April 18, 1966.  Barbara was born March 10, 1872 and died March 26, 1957.

On December 25, 1932 at Hopedale, Illinois she was married to Vilas L. Nafziger, who was born December 24, 1910 and died March 9, 1993.

Surviving are children, Marlene (Wendell) Birky, Barbara (Ken) Frantz, Shirley (Gerald) Brunk, John (Connie) Nafziger, Keith (Jeannie) Nafziger, 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Her siblings, Alma Magdalena Kauffmann, Fanny Marie Sutter, Leonard Marion Litwiller, Mabel Barbara Zehr, John Peter Litwiller, and Edna Laura Thompson
preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 12, 2008 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Tazewell County, Illinois with burial in the Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Julie Hendricks
Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nafziger, J. Marvin
, 84, of Goshen, IN died April 29, 2008 at Goshen, IN.  He was born March 3, 1924 at Chenoa, IL to John M. and Anna E. (Litwiller) Nafziger.  On August 31, 1946 at Hopedale, IL he was married to Edith E. Swartzendruber, who was born January 1, 1927 and survives.

Surviving are children, Myra J. Oswald, Diana K. (John) Hershberger, Susan E. (Steve) Bartel, John M. (Margo) Nafziger, ten grandchildren, two sisters, Mary K. Nafziger and Ruth (Maynard) Good, and a brother, Myrl A. (Twila) Nafziger.

Marvin was a graduate of Goshen College and earned a Master's degree at Indiana University, a Ph.D. at New York University, and B.D. and MRE at Goshen Biblical Seminary.  He was a social studies teacher and guidance counselor for 21 years, worked at MMA for 17 years and at H & R Block for eight years.  He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

Memorial services were held May 2, 2008 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN
with burial in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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

GOSHEN -- J. Marvin Nafziger, 84, of 1543 Dogwood Court, died a 7 a.m. Tuesday (April 29, 2008) at home.

He was born March 3, 1924, in Chenoa, Ill., to John M. and Anna E. (Litwiller) Nafziger. He married Edith E. Swartzendruber on Aug. 31, 1946, in Hopedale, Ill.

She survives along with three daughters, Myra J. Oswald and Diana K. (John) Hershberger, both of Goshen, and Susan E. (Steve) Bartel of Visalia, Calif.; one son, John M. (Margo) Nafziger of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Mary K. Nafziger and Ruth (Maynard) Good, both of Goshen; and one brother, Myrl A. (Twila) Nafziger of Wadsworth, Ohio.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, 1900 S. Main St., Goshen. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with the Revs. Klaudia Smucker and Betty Hochstetler officiating. Burial will be in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.

Mr. Nafziger was a social studies teacher and guidance counselor for 21 years. He worked at Mennonite Mutual Aid for 17 years and H&R Block for eight years.

Mr. Nafziger was a member of College Mennonite Church and the Retired Teachers Association. He was a graduate of Goshen College and earned his master's degree at IU, his Ph.D. at New York University and his bachelor's degree and MRE at Goshen Biblical Seminary.

Memorials may be given to the Mennonite Mission Network or Bethany Christian School. Visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com to send online condolences.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 30, 2008
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Neer, Ida Naomi Lapp
, 90, of West Liberty, OH died January 28, 2008 at West Liberty, Logan Co., OH.  She was born August 23, 1917 at West Liberty, Logan County, OH to Alvan D. and Jacobine "Bena" (Augspurger) Lapp.  On November 6, 1941 she was married to D. Dwight Neer, who died September 12, 1999.

Surviving are children, Grace Jacob) Leichty, Lois (Jerry) Coons, Philip (Shan) Neer, Richard (Esther) Neer, 14 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

A sister, Ruth Lapp, and two brothers, Noah and Boyd Lapp preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 2, 2008 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Champaign Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Lydia King, West Liberty, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Neff, Ernest J.

Aug. 19, 1924 - April 29, 2008

GOSHEN -- Ernest J. Neff, 83, of 1721 Greencroft Blvd., formerly of Shipshewana, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday (April 29, 2008) in Greencroft Health Care Center, where he lived since July 2005.

He was born Aug. 19, 1924, in LaGrange County to Mahlon and Mary (Kauffman) Neff. On Sept. 21, 1948, he married Shirley K. Troyer in Shipshewana.

She survives along with four daughters Deloris (Marvin) Nolt of Ephrata, Pa., Phyllis (Ronald) Smith of Palm Bay, Fla., Roberta Conyard of Richmond, Va., and Yvonne (Ronald) Leonard of Lake Odessa, Mich.; five sons, Winfred (Debbie) Neff of Gillette, Wyo., Sterling (Connie) Neff and Kevin (Colleen) Neff, both of Sturgis, Mich., Stewart (Carol) Neff of Kaukauna, Wis., and Merle (Janet) Neff of Goshen; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary B. Trible of Elkhart; and one brother, Wayne (Helen) Neff of LaGrange.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Vernon, Devon and Elmer Neff; and his twin sister, Esther Zook.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Shore Mennonite Church, 7235 W. U.S. 20, Shipshewana. A graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Friday in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the church. The Revs. Carl Horner and Brent Eash will officiate. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Neff and his wife were owners and operators of a family laundry business in Gulliver, Mich. He was a member of Shore Mennonite Church and enjoyed farming as a hobby.

He lived in Gulliver for 26 years prior to moving to Sturgis in 1982. He moved to Shipshewana in 1987.

Memorials may be given to Heifer International. Visit www.millerstewartfuneralhome.com to send online condolences.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 1, 2008
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Nelson, Boyd Harold,
89, of Goshen, IN died November 18, 2008 in his apartment at Evergreen Place, Greencroft, Goshen, IN from congestive heart failure. He was born June 20, 1919 in Rock County, MN to Benjamin Harrison and Fern Mae (Everett) Nelson. On May 23, 1948 at Wayland, IA he was married to Welma Barbara Graber, who was born June 4, 1996 and died June 4, 1996.

Surviving are children, Barbara (James Nelson) Gingerich; Ben H. (Susan Gardner) Nelson; Paul J. (Dawn Ruth) Nelson; 7 grandchildren, and a sister, Norma Johnson, Eau Claire, WI.

Boyd was born on a farm in Kanaranzi Township, Rock County, Minnesota.  He attended the University of Minnesota and completed a bachelor's degree in music at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. When word came in 1941 of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, he knew he could not give himself to the war effort. He registered as a conscientious objector, served in Mennonite Civilian Public Service camps for four years, and then in May 1946 accepted an assignment as director of Mennonite Central Committee's Italy unit in their post-war relief and reconstruction efforts. During that first year, under a plan arranged by
Harold S. Bender, he was baptized and received in absentia as a member of College Mennonite Church.

While in Europe, he met Welma Graber. They were married on May 23, 1948, in Wayland, Iowa. They raised three children: Ben (married to Susan Gardner), of Goshen; Paul (married to Dawn Ruth), of Harleysville, Pennsylvania; and Barbara (married to James Gingerich), of Goshen. They had seven grandchildren: Emily and Joseph Nelson; Sarah, Peter, and Ben Nelson; and Jonathan and Daniel Gingerich. Welma died in 1996.

In 1952 Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities called Boyd to Elkhart to provide leadership for their relief and service division. He later worked in information services and church relations there, before resigning in 1978. The next five years he devoted to pastoral ministry, at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, and Bonneyville Mennonite Church, Bristol, Indiana.
In 1985 Boyd and Welma moved to Greencroft from their home in Elkhart, and they transferred their church membership from Prairie Street Mennonite Church to College Mennonite Church. In his retirement years, Boyd invested many hours in volunteer work for organizations including Mennonite Economic Development Associates (Michiana chapter), Bethany Christian Schools, Ten Thousand Villages, College Mennonite Church, and Real Meals at Greencroft.
 
Memorial services were held November 22, 2008 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, IN.

Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman, Goshen, IN
and Barbara Nelson Gingerich, Goshen IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nickel, Ivan Wayne
, 79, of Hillsboro, Kansas died October 15, 2008 at Newton, Kansas after an extended illness.  He was born October 10, 1929 at Hillsboro, Kansas to Henry and Kathryn (Willms) Nickel.  Henry died December 17, 1950.  Kathryn was born October 6, 1903 and died March 30, 1987.

Surviving is a sister, Ruth Arlene Shook

Two brothers, John Wesley and Herbert Wyley preceded him in death.

He worked as a farmer, truck driver and industries @ Hillsboro Industries.
He was a Lions Club prestigious award holder.

Memorial services were held October 18, 2008 at Trinity Mennonite, Hillsboro, Marion County, Kansas, with burial in Haven of Rest, rural Hillsboro, KS.

Submitted by: Barb _____, Hillsboro KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Noftsier, Newell C.
, 71, of Castorland, NY died February 13, 2008 at Town of New Bremen, Lewis County, NY.  He was born February 17, 1936 at Watertown, Jefferson County, NY to Romeyn and Laura (Moser) Noftsier.  On March 1, 1957 at Deferiet,
Jefferson County, NY he was married to Carole Moody, who was born August 26, 1939 and survives.

Surviving are children, Darcy Pritchard; Tara Noftsier; Tom and Jill (Noftsier) Knudsen, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Inez Lyndaker; Violet Fairchild; Lila Weber; Gary and Carol (Noftsier) Widrick.

A son, Chad Noftsier and siblings, Lansing, Arlin, Romeyn, James and Grant Noftsier (brothers); and Shirley and Elvira Noftsier (sisters) preceded him in death.

He worked as a machinist at Champion International, Deferiet, NY for 35 years.

Memorial services were held February 16, 2008 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville, Lewis County, NY with burial in First Mennonite Church of New Bremen Cemetery, Lowville, Lewis County, NY.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Geneva Virkler, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nofziger, Edna E. Blough Eash

(1917 -- 2008)

PETTISVILLE - Edna E. Eash Nofziger, 90, of Pettisville, died Thursday afternoon, April 17, 2008, from injuries received in an automobile accident near Martinsburg, W. Va., while returning home from a funeral in Virginia. Her daughter, Mary Ellen Kempf, also was killed in the accident.
Born July 5, 1917, at Davidsville, Pa., to Lottie (Thomas) and Harry Blough, she married Robert Eash on Aug. 18, 1935, and he preceded her in death on April 27, 1986. She then married Clifford E. Nofziger on Oct. 15, 1988, and he preceded her in death on April 6, 1996.
A resident of the Archbold/Pettisville area for many years, she was a homemaker and cleaned homes for several families in the area.
She was a volunteer quilter at Sauder Village and was a member of the North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.
Surviving are two sons, Sanford (and wife, Linda) Eash of Wauseon and Duane (Mary) Eash of Archbold; a daughter, Ruth (and husband, Gene) Klopfenstein of Pettisville; a son-in-law, Darrel Kempf of Fayette; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; two stepsons, Denver (Evelyn) Nofziger and Dean E. (Janeth) Nofziger, both of Wauseon, a stepdaughter, Donelda (Leonard) Richer of Wauseon, a stepson-in-
law, Paul Smith of Alvordton, and their families; a brother, Boyd (Betty) Blough of Hershey, Pa.; and two sisters, Dorothy Eash of Johnstown, Pa., and Catherine Schrock of Harrisonburg, Va.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; a daughter, Mary Ellen Kempf; a grandson; a brother, Orvin Blough; and three sisters, Erma Holsopple, and infants, Mary and Martha Blough.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the North Clinton Mennonite Church.
Joint memorial services for Mrs. Nofziger and her daughter will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastors Brad Faler and Rick Jones to officiate. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
<www.bryantimes.com> The Bryan [Ohio] Times, 22 Apr 2008]
Submitted by Mona Mann


Nolt, Andrew Taylor


Andrew Taylor Nolt, 20, of 105 Morningside Dr., East Earl, died Tuesday morning, September 30, 2008, at the Essa Flory Hospice Center in Lancaster after a two-year battle with cancer.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Arden E. and Teresa (Gehman) Nolt of East Earl. He graduated from Garden Spot High School in 2007 where he played basketball and baseball. During high school, he worked part time at Conestoga Wood. He was active with the Pine Grove Youth Group where he was a member. He had a passion for baseball and was a three time section all star in baseball. In his junior year, he was chosen for the all state baseball team and also won the Spartacus award in baseball. In his senior year, he won the scholar athlete award in basketball. He had been accepted at Messiah College where he wanted
to continue his baseball career. His dream was to play major league baseball.

Surviving in addition to his parents is a brother, Adam E. Nolt, at home; paternal grandparents, Elmer and Ella (Shirk) Nolt of Reinholds; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Preceding him in death are his maternal grandparents, Allan and Mary Ellen (Haas) Gehman.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, October 5, at 3 p.m. at Weaverland Mennonite Church, 210 Weaverland Valley Rd., East Earl with the Reverend Jonathan Yoder officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA - 10/1/2008
Submitted by: Robert Fish
 


Nolt, Irene E. Smeltz


Irene E. Nolt, 86, of 22 Ashlea Village, New Holland, died Sunday, November 9, 2008 at Fairmount Homes. She is survived by her husband
of 66 years, Melvin S. Nolt.

Born in Manheim Twp., she was the daughter of the late Daniel B. and Mabel (Getz) Smeltz.

Irene was a homemaker who volunteered for many years at the ReUzit Shop in New Holland and at the New Holland Early Learning Center. She
was a member of New Holland Mennonite Church where she had taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School in past years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children: Shirley married to Dale Ludwig, Stone Harbor, NJ; Fred Nolt, Gap; Faye
married to Gerald Bender, Lancaster; Kathy married to Rob Barr, East Petersburg; and Ken married to Charlene Nolt, Landis, NC; six
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Lester Smeltz, Brethren Village; and two sisters, Ruth Wolgemuth, Mastersonville and
Miriam Little, Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Arndt.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 12, at 2 PM at the New Holland Mennonite Church, 18 Western Ave., New Holland with
Pastors Ron and Judy Zook officiating. Interment will follow in New Holland Mennonite Cemetery.

Published by: Intelligencer Journal
11/10/2008 - Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Orendorff, A. Dorothy Claassen
, 93, of Flanagan died October 5, 2008 at Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL.  She was born January 24, 1915 at Beatrice, NE to John J. R. and Christine (Penner) Claassen.  On October 6, 1943 at Beatrice, NE she was married to Lyle O. Orendorff, who died December 22, 2000.

Surviving are children, Joe (Ann) Orendorff, Flanagan, IL; Gene (Sharrie) Orendorff, Flanagan, IL; Christine (Mike) Fournier, Mesa, AZ; Dorothy (Paul) Porzelius, Gridley, IL; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a brother, Donald Claassen, Beatrice, NE.

Her parents and 3 brothers preceded her in death.

She was a registered nurse at St. James Hospital, Pontiac, IL for 20 years, retiring in 1979.

Memorial services were held October 8, 2008 at Prairieview Mennonite Church, Flanagan, Livingston Co., IL with burial in Waldo Township Cemetery, Gridley, Livingston Co., IL.

Submitted by: Doug King, Flanagan, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Overholt, Mabel Frances Hostetler
, 95, of West Liberty died June 23, 2008 at West Liberty, OH.  She was born January 12, 1913 at Canton, OH to George M. and  Mary (Smucker) Hostetler.  On November 4, 1933 at Westover, Maryland she was married to Clarence Overholt, who was born September 19, 1914 and died April 28, 1998.

Surviving are children, Irene(Dale)Kauffman; John (Jeneane)Overholt; Lois Overholt; Ann (Charles) Mellott; Emily Overholt; Galen (Tammy) Overholt, 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, five brothers, Mark Hostetler, Joe (Dorothy) Hostetler, George (Leona) Hostetler, David (Sarah) Hostetler, Elmer Hostetler, and two sisters, Marie Detweiler, and Sara Grace (Merlin) Miller.

A son, Fred Overholt, a brother, John Hostetler, and a sister, Susie Kurtz
preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 27, 2008 at Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio with burial in Oak Grove, West Liberty, OH.

Submitted by: Lydia King
Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty,
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Penner, Peter Adolph
, 51, of Reedley, CA died August 16, 2008 at Fresno, Fresno County, CA.  He was born July 25, 1957 at Reedley, CA to Gustav A. and Mary Joyce Penner and married to Jenny Tatum.

Surviving are his wife, father, and children, Mary (Eric) Hansen, Sara, Margaret, Laura, and Isaac.

Memorial services were held August 21, 2008 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley, Fresno County, CA with burial in Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, CA.

Submitted by: Dee Patrick
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Petri, Edith Gerda Franz
, 76, of Goshen, IN died May 11, 2008 at Goshen, IN. 

She was born January 23, 1932 at Montau, West Prussia to Walter Erwin and Kate (Kliewer) Franz.  Walter was born June 1, 1897 and died October 17, 1971.  Kate was born July 5, 1905 and died April 14, 1988.

On October 28, 1962 at Metamora Mennonite Church, Metamora, IL she was married to Hans Petri, who was born March 25, 1924 and died June 6, 2001.

Surviving are a son, Friedrich "Fred" (Sharon Byerly) Petri; a daughter, Annette (Kevin) Anderle; three grandchildren, and siblings: Alice Niemeyer, Marga Kretchmann, Erhard Franz, Gisela Penner, Hiltrud Franz, and Helmut "Bill" (Martha Gingerich) Franz.

Edith will be remembered as loving, generous, kind, genuine, honest, and full of life.  She had a gift and calling of hospitality.  She loved the
Arts, traveling, knitting, and sewing.

Memorial services were held June 7, 2008 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana.  The body was cremated.

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



Plank, Alma Beachy


Alma Plank, 87, of Lovington passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, December 25, 2008, at her residence.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning, December 28, at the Otto Center in Arthur with Bishop Howard Miller officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery. Visitation was 10:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 27, at the Otto Center.

Mrs. Plank was born December 18, 1921, in Arthur. She was a daughter of Solomon  D. and Maryan (Stutzman) Beachy. She married Ezra Plank on November 26, 1942, in Arthur. He survives.

Also surviving are seven children, Elmer Edward Plank and wife Martha of Arthur, Elvin Noah Plank and wife Lisa Lynn of Indianapolis, Indiana, Wilmer E. Plank and wife Lovina of Tuscola, Howard E. Plank and wife Mary of Arthur, Catherine E. Plank of Lovington, Ruth Ann Miller and husband Richard of Goshen, Indiana, and Reuben Henry Plank and wife Clara Ann of Lovington; 30 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Beachy and wife Millie of Sarasota, Florida; and three sisters, Edna Plank and husband Andy of Charlotte, Michigan, Barbara Otto and husband John of Arthur, and Clara Yoder of Arthur.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Mary E. Plank; a stillborn grandson, David Miller; and a brother-in-law, Noah Yoder.

Mrs. Plank was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

From: Arthur Graphic-Clarion, Arthur, IL
January 7, 2009
Submitted by Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL



Pollman, Maggie
, 85, of Freeman died May 9, 2008 at Freeman, Hutchinson County, South Dakota.  She was born July 3, 1922 at Freeman.

Her parents were Andrew A. and Maggie R. Hofer Pollman.  Andrew was born December 3, 1896 and died April 1, 1980 and Maggie was born March 28, 1896 and died June 19, 1978.

Surviving are her brother Erwin and wife Dorothy Pollman.

Maggie taught school in her earlier years.

Memorial services were held May 13, 2008 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freema, Hutchinson County, South Dakota with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Edie Tschetter, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Porzelius, Violet Janet Schwartz
, 78, of Bluffton, OH died October 3, 2008 at Bluffton, OH.  She was born August 30, 1930 and was married to Ernest Porzelius, who was born February 1, 1929 and survives.

Memorial services were held October 6, 2008 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, OH.

Submitted by: Ernest Porzelius
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Preheim, Harvey W.
, 94, of Freeman died November 6, 2008 at Freeman, Turner Co., SD.  He was born September 16, 1914 in Turner Co., SD.  On September 14, 1937 he was married to Margaret Graber, who was born September 6, 1916 and survives.

Surviving are children, Janis Preheim, Arlo Preheim, Roger Preheim, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a brother, Mylo (Dorothy) Preheim.

Four brothers and two sisters preceded him/her in death.

Memorial services were held November 11, 2008 at Salem Mennonite Church Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Preheim, Sieglinda Waltner
, 92, of Freeman died October 28, 2008 at Freeman, Turner Co., SD.  She was born May 29, 1916 in Turner County, SD.  On June 1, 1938 at Freeman she was married to Otto Preheim, who was born April 8, 1909 and survives.

Surviving are children, Ronald (Lois) Preheim, Lyle (Lois) Preheim, Gayle (Jana) Fischer, Noreen (Ken) Gingerich, 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was editor of the Northern District Conference bimonthly newsletter, The
Northern Light, for 25 years

Memorial services were held November 22, 2008 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, Turner Co., SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Quiring, Paul D.
, 90, of Hesston, KS died February 15, 2008 at Hesston, Harvey County Kansas.  He was born January 17, 1918 at Freeman, SD to Peter and Sarah (Duerksen) Quiring.  On August 18, 1940 he was married to Mildred Quiring.

Surviving are children, Gloria Jean Quiring Breit, Margaret Ann Quiring Wester,
Dwight Paul Quiring, 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Quiring Tschetter, and Susan Quiring Wedel, and two brothers, Ralph Quiring and Herbert Quiring.

Two brothers, Karl Quiring and Frank Quiring preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 19, 2008 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, Kansas.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Norma Diller, Hesston, KS
Hesston Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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