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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.

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Gehman, Anthea Lynn ; . . Gehman, Harley B. ; . . Gerber, Jerry Joe ; . . Gingerich, Edna E. Troyer ; . . Gingerich, Ian Michael ; . . Glick, Albert Junior ; . . Glick, Daniel L. ; . . Glick, Freeman L. ; . . Glick, Mattie E. Yoder ; . . Goering, Verna Mae Kaufman ; . . Gonzalez, H. Theda Bitler ; . . Good, Donald Lee ; . . Good, Gabriel DeLyn ; . . Good, Grace Bower ; . . Good, Olive Pearl Snider ; . . Grieser, Dwight E. ; . . Guengerich, Allie Luella Davison ; . .

 

Gehman, Anthea Lynn
April 28, 1992-March 23, 2019

Anthea Lynn Gehman, 26, of Mohnton, died March 23, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with her health.

She was born on April 28, 1992 in Ephrata to Ronald E. and Norma J. (Byler) Gehman, with whom she resided.

She is survived by her parents, two sisters, a brother, and grandparents: Ronalda J. married to Raymond J. Bauman, Denver, Kathy H. and Roman E. both at home, paternal grandparents Earl and Helen Gehman, Mohnton and Roman and Susie Byler, Pine Grove.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Cynthia K. Gehman. She was a member of the Centerville Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA.

The viewing will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at Living Hope Christian Fellowship, 1488 Reading Rd., Mohnton. Her funeral will be held on Friday, March 29, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Centerville Mennonite Church, 201 Sensenig Rd., Ephrata. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/26/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Gehman, Harley B., 96, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died January 28, 2019 at the same place. He was born November 25, 1922 at Line Lexington, Bucks Co., PA to Allen W. and Alice (Beideman) Gehman. On March 4, 1944 he was married to Anna D. Kulp, who was born June 19, 1922 and died September 30, 2018.

Surviving are children, Marilyn Zook and husband Dave; Louise O'Connell and husband Jim; and Elaine Gehman; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Allen Gehman and a sister, Edith Moyer preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 2, 2019 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA.

Submitted by: Bradley W. Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Gerber, Jerry Joe, 73, of Charlevoix, died Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at the Georgia House. He was born May 14, 1945, to Aaron and Emma (Weaver) Gerber in Fairview, MI.

During his lifetime he was employed in many occupations, a few of which included carpenter, shoe repairman, maintenance at Ausable Valley Nursing Home, meatman at Troyers Meat Market, woodworker at Brumm’s Showroom, and greeter at Walmart.He took an active part in Grace Fellowship Mennonite Church where he was a member for many years.

He is survived by his wife Laureen (Schrock); two daughters, Serena Gerber and Sovina Gerber, Charlevoix; one son, Samuel Gerber, Charlevoix; four sisters, Betty (Norm) Zimmerman, Mechanicsburg, PA, Sarah (Melvin) Bitikofer, Salem, OR, Nancy (Nelson) Troyer, South Boardman, MI, and Ruth (Doug) Miller, Fairview, MI; and one brother Harry (Carolyn) Gerber, Fairview, MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will take place Friday, January 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

Funeral Services will take place Saturday, January 5 at 11 a.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 11906 Old US Highway 31 N, Charlevoix. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m.

Arrangements have been handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

Mortensen Funeral Homes, Winchester Chapel
Charlevoix, MI
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Gingerich, Edna E. Troyer
February 12, 1927 - April 29, 2019

Edna E. Gingerich, 92, of Goshen died Monday, April 29 at home.

She was born February 12, 1927 in LaGrange County to Ezra and Mary (Miller) Troyer.

On April 7, 1946 she married Raymond Gingerich in Middlebury. They remained married for almost 62 years prior to his death March 15, 2008.

Survivors include four daughters, Eloise Gingerich of Goshen, Shirley (Donald) Nunemaker of Wakarusa, Beverly Sutton of Maricopa, Arizona and Mary Jo (George) Rink of Goshen; three sons, Wayne (Joan) Gingerich of Hudson, Ronald (Kathy) Gingerich of Wolcottville and Gene (Kim) Gingerich of Goshen; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Marion (Dorothy) Troyer of Goshen and Mervin (June) Troyer of Millersburg.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Kari Nunemaker; a sister, Gladys Christner; three brothers, Melvin, Omer and Elmer Troyer; sons-in-law, Joseph Feyas and Clarence Sutton; and a great-grandson, Henry Engleberth.

Mrs. Gingerich was a loving homemaker and member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen. She taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years and enjoyed singing with the “Harmony Singers” women’s choir from area churches.

Edna was an accomplished baker, decorating countless cakes for birthdays, weddings and special occasions. She created quilts and crocheted hats for newborn babies. She also volunteered her time with the M.C.C. Relief Sale, serving on food committees and with Wycliffe Associates.

Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2019 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen. There will also be an hour of visitation Saturday, May 4, 2019 prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, 120 N. 23rd Street, Goshen. Pastors Ben Shirk and Nelson Yoder will officiate.

Burial will follow at Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the church or Gideons International, PO Box 541, Goshen, Indiana 46527.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Gingerich, Ian Michael, age 24 of Conestoga, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 as the result of a vehicle accident. He was born in Bedford, IN, son of Samuel O. and Catherine L. Schnupp Gingerich of Conestoga.

He was a member of Life Mennonite Fellowship of Willow Street. He was in his final semester at Penn State, Harrisburg, finishing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting. He had worked for Mark G. Brubaker, CPA in Elizabethtown. He was also self-employed with his brother installing wood flooring.

He was a true Renaissance man with many different talents, interests and a wide range of knowledge on many subjects. He enjoyed traveling, playing piano, drums, basketball, frisbee, and hanging out with his friends. Surviving besides his parents are 4 siblings: Matthew K., Amy M., Katie L., Trenton K. Gingerich, at home, grandparents: Clair and Clara Durksen Schnupp of Dryden, Ontario.

Funeral service will take place at the Manor Church, 530 Central Manor Road, Lancaster, on Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. There will be a viewing at Life Mennonite Fellowship, 732 Millwood Road, Willow Street, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Ian's memory to Life Mennonite Fellowship, Willow Street. The funds will go to help Ian's brother, Matthew, on his cancer journey.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/26/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Glick, Albert Junior
April 28, 1938 - June 4, 2019

Albert Junior Glick, 81, of Orrville went to heaven peacefully on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at his home following a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Sugarcreek, OH on April 28, 1938 to the late Albert and Malinda (Mullet) Glick and married Elaine Zook of Pennsylvania on Jan. 1, 1959. They were blessed with 13 children. He graduated from Washington High School in 1956 and he built new homes most of his life. He enjoyed gardening and hunting and after retiring, his mini farm which included raising white tail deer. Albert accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and remained faithful to the Lord all his life. He was a part of Calvary Christian Fellowship in Orrville.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Elaine; his children, Lorraine (Marvin) Weaver and Loren (Barbara) Glick both of Orrville, Lanette (John) Glick of Massillon, Eldon (Karen) Glick of Carthage, NY, Marilene (James) Atnip of Cody, WY, Nelson (Clara) Glick of Hardin, MT, Joanna (Walter) Zimmerman of Loudonville, Kevin (Marlene) Glick of Dalton, Hiram Glick of Massillon, Lois (Dave) Allison of Strasburg, Joseph (Charlene) Glick of Massillon and Angela (Nathan) Hostetler of Wooster; 89 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Daniel (Helen) Glick and James (Ruth) Glick and 2 sisters, Dena (Avery) Sollenberger and Ruth Anna (Chester) Musser.

He was preceded in death by his son, Nathan Glick, 3 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 4 brothers, Owen, Jacob, Paul and Earl Glick and 2 sisters, Mattie Grabill and Esther Beegle.

Services will be Monday, June 10th at 10:30 a.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church, 3987 Kidron Rd., Kidron where friends may call Sunday from 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to services on Monday. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, North Lawrence. Murray Funeral Home in Fredericksburg is handling arrangements.

Murray Funeral Home
Fredericksburg, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Glick, Daniel L., 85, of Bird-In-Hand, passed away at home on Friday, June 7, 2019.

He was married 63 years to Anna Eleanor Dussinger Glick. Born in Smoketown, he was the son of the late David B. and Barbara Smoker Glick.

As a young man Dan worked at Glick's Plant Farm before embarking on a career in real estate. He sold homes for Warren Weaver Inc. and most recently Kingsway Realty, and also worked in sales and construction for Pulte Homes and Desmond Construction. He was a member of the Forest Hills Mennonite Church and chaired the building committee for the construction of their first church. He was past president of the Lancaster County Association of Realtors, past secretary of the Bird-In-Hand Fire Co. and helped acquire the land to build Camp Deerpark in New York, where he served on the board and volunteered for many years. He was a supervisor for Leacock Township where he served 19 years.

Dan retired at the age of 62 to spend time with his family and serve others. In his own quiet way, he touched the lives of many with his kind deeds. Most of all, he enjoyed travelling to his cabin in Mifflin County with his wife and family, and hunting trips with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Gary D. husband of Ruth A. Glick of Lancaster, and Dean M. husband of Jeanie S. Glick of Bird-In-Hand; a daughter, Teresa J. Glick of Bird-In-Hand; four grandchildren, Michael husband of Megan Glick of Magnolia, DE, Bryan husband of Nicolle Glick of Boalsburg, Zachary Hummel of Bird-In-Hand, and Jamie Glick of Bird-In-Hand; five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Madison, Adam, Emily and Daniel Glick; and four sisters, Elsie Kauffman of Bird-In-Hand, Mary Herr of Lancaster, Elma Smucker of Lititz, and Lena Lapp of Lititz. He was preceded in death by a stepgrandson, Justin LeFevre and by a brother, Elmer Glick.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 12, at 11:00 A.M. at the Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Road, Leola, PA with the Rev. Jon Carlson officiating. The family will greet friends at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Eby Cemetery, Leola, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Glick's memory may be made to Camp Deerpark, P.O. Box 394, Westbrookville, NY 12785. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/9/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Glick, Freeman L.
June 27, 1949 - March 16, 2019

Freeman L. Glick, 69, of Shipshewana, died at 2:25 pm on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on June 27, 1949 in Goshen to Dan M. and Mattie (Yoder) Glick. On November 18, 1971 in Topeka he married Nettie M. Lambright, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Anna (Calvin) Yoder of Middlebury, Laura (David) Lambright of LaGrange; four sons, William (Michelle) Glick of Middlebury, John (Dora) Glick of Shipshewana, David (Loretta) Glick of Middlebury, Richard (Richelle) Glick of Wawaka; 34 grandchildren, one great grandson; his mother in Goshen; two sisters, Barbara Ann (Ora) Mast of Middlebury, Sue Ellen (Joe, Jr.) Yoder of LaGrange.

He was preceded in death by his father; a stillborn brother, David Glick; and a granddaughter, Kari Renae Glick.

Freeman had worked in different area factories and a cabinet shop. He was also a farmer and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 17, 2019 and all day Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Mervin Beechy residence, 7235 W. 250 N. Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Orville Miller residence, 2070 N. 700 W. Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Joe Hochstetler and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
March 17, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Glick, Mattie E. Yoder
April 14, 1921 - April 8, 2019

Mattie E. Glick, 97, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at 6:30 pm on Monday, April 8, at Hope Springs Manor. She was born on April 14, 1921 in Arthur, IL to Elmer L. and Susie (Kauffman) Yoder. On February 22, 1945 in Middlebury she married Dan M. Glick, he died January 22, 1989.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Ann (Ora) Mast of Middlebury and Sue Ellen (Joe, Jr.) Yoder of Wolcottville; a daughter-in-law, Nettie Glick of Shipshewana; 22 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren, 12 great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Freeman Glick; a stillborn son, David Glick; three great great grandchildren; three sisters, Anna Edwards, Gertie Hagen, Katie Graber; five brothers, Rudy Yoder, Abe Yoder, Noah Yoder, Jake Yoder and Levi Yoder.

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

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 9, and all day Wednesday, April 10, at the Loren Mast residents, 60755 County Road 43 Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, April 11, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Faron Lehman and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
April 10, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Goering, Verna Mae Kaufman, 103, of Moundridge, McPherson Co., KS died March 3, 2019 at Pine Village, Moundridge, McPherson Co., KS from congestive heart failure.

She was born November 9, 1915 in McPherson Co., KS to Joseph P. [died December 8, 1956] and Maria Rose (Flickner) [died April 5, 1982] Kaufman.

On August 23, 1940 at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, KS, she was married to Erwin C. Goering, who was born September 13, 1913 and died July 4, 1995.

Surviving are children, Mary Jo (Doyle) Preheim; and LaDeen (Rodney) Frey; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a brother, Roland "Bus" Kaufman, 101.

Her siblings, Bertha Schrag; Elma Goering; Linda Gican; Edna Wedel; Evelyn Goering; Reed Kaufman; and Alan Dale Kaufman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 9, 2019 at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: LaDeen Frey, North Newton, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Gonzalez, H. Theda Bitler, 81, of Stevens, PA died May 21, 2019 at the same place. She was born February 14, 1938 at Terre Hill, PA to Henry and Jeanette (McGown) Bitler. She was married to Luis A. Gonzelez, who died May 30, 2008.

Surviving are children, Luis R. Gonzalez; Bonita L., married to Luis B. Rosa; Luis A., Jr., married to Karen (Sensenig) Gonzalez; Michael A. Gonzalez; Brenda L., married to Gerald Sensenig; Juanita M., married to Jeffrey Kreider; Teresa M. Breasette; and Maria L., married to Jonathan Boyd; 21 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Anna Habecker, Dorothy Messner, Jeannette Risser, and Debra "Debbie" Kohl.

A brother, Henry Bitler, Jr. and a sister, Margaret Bitler preceded her in death.

She was a member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church where she joyfully served in the kitchen. She was also dedicated to her family, helped many people in need, took in students from the Teen Challenge program, enjoyed many road trips to Southern BBQ's, and was an excellent cook who fed all who were hungry.

Memorial services were held May 23, 2019 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, PA with burial in Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetary.

Submitted by: Lauren Krady, Leola, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Good, Donald Lee, 69, of Telford, Montgomery Co., PA died January 9, 2019 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

He was born November 30, 1949 at Harrisonburg, Rockingham Rockingham Co., VA to Emory W. and Thelma (Blosser) Good.
Thelma was born September 26, 1927 and died August 26, 2018.

On September 8, 1973 at Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., PA he was married to Diane Lynn Clemmer, who was born July 11, 1953 and survives.

Surviving are children, Sondra Alderfer and husband Bradley; Stephanie Rittenhouse and husband Brandon; and Sheldon Good and wife Jennifer Svetlik; four grandchildren, a sister, Joyce Burkholder and husband Rodney; and a brother, Ray Good and wife Sandi.

Memorial services were held January 26, 2019 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Montgomery Co., PA.

Submitted by: Bradley W. Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Good, Gabriel DeLyn, died a few hours after birth on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at UPMC Pinnacle Lititz. He was the son of Delton M. and Lynelle Faye Musser Good of Mohnton.

Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Alayna and Gloria Good; a brother, Addison Good; paternal grandparents, Curvin and Mary Martin Good of Narvon; maternal grandparents, Banks and Lorene Sensenig Musser of Denver; paternal great-grandparents, Clarence Good of Richland, and Mabel Martin of Ephrata; and maternal great-grandparents, Lloyd and Alta Sensenig of Ephrata, and Leroy Musser of Newmanstown.

A Graveside Service will be held on Sunday, February 17, at 2:00 P.M. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church Cemetery, 913 Oaklyn Drive, Narvon, PA with Minister Leon B. Zimmerman officiating. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Funeral Home, Terre Hill, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/16/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Good, Grace Bower, 92, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died March 7, 2019 at the same place. She was born May 26, 1926 at Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA to Aaron L. and Ella Mae (Souder) Bower. On March 26, 1955 she was married to Lawrence Good who was born November 5, 1924 and died October 26, 2010.

Surviving are two sons, Larry (and Denise "Dee Dee") and Philip (and Deborah); five grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Sara Jane (infant, 1957) and a brother, Merton Bower preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 10, 2019 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Mike Derstine, Hatfield, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Good, Olive Pearl Snider
May 20, 1919 - March 25, 2019

Olive Pearl Snider Good, 99, of St. Jacobs, Ontario died March 25, 2019 at Elmira, Waterloo County, Ontario. She was born May 20, 1919 at Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario to Elias and Sarah (Bechtel) Snider. On June 20, 1946 she was married at St. Jacobs, Waterloo County, Ontario to Raymond Good, who was born January 17, 1919 and died October 14, 2009.

Surviving are children, Sandra Sittler, Gary Sittler (Spouse) deceased; and Sheri Brubacher and Dennis Brubacher (spouse);
three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Naomi Sauder and Alice Brubacher.

A daughter Mary in infancy, and siblings, Edna (Lincoln) Witmer, Rheta (Homer) Witmer, Elva (David) Horst, and Bretton (Luella) Snider preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 1, 2019 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges Road, St. Jacobs, Ontario.

Submitted by: Pauline Martin, St.Jacobs, ON
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Grieser, Dwight E., 75, of Goshen died unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 at Goshen Hospital. A long time resident of Goshen, he was born July 10, 1943, in Fort Wayne to Cletus Grieser and Luella (Stucky) Rupp.

Surviving is his wife of 54 years, Carol S. Hartzler. Also surviving are two children, Stephanie (Scott) Braming, Valparaiso and Matthew (Anna) Grieser, New Castle; seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Nicholas, William, Ryan and Zach Grieser and Madeline and Lily Braming; two sisters, Rosalyn (Roger) Ledyard, Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Lynette Slaubaugh, Harrisonburg, Virginia and three brothers, Merlin (Mary) Grieser, Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Curtis (Connie) Grieser, Pueblo, Colorado and Don (Sena) Grieser, Pine Hill, New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bernard Grieser.

Mr. Grieser began his teaching career in the Concord Community Schools and later was a Fairfield Community School administrator. More recently, he worked as an independent business consultant.

He was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association, a charter volunteer for Ryan’s Place and served as Treasurer for the Chicago Mennonite Learning Center Board. He also served on the school board of the Goshen Community Schools. He was a big IU fan, enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren, and welcomed many as an usher at church.

Visitation will be Sunday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, where a Monday memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Pastor Ron Kennel will officiate.

Memorials may be given to Ryan’s Place, Chicago Mennonite Learning Center or College Mennonite Encircling Fund. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Feb. 26, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Grieser, Dwight E., 75, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died February 25, 2019 at the same place. He was born July 10, 1943 at Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN to Cletus Grieser and Luella (Stucky) Grieser Rupp. In 1965 he was married to Carol S. Hartzler, who survives.

Surviving are children, Stephanie (Scott) Braming, Valparaiso and Matthew (Anna) Grieser; seven grandchildren, sisters Rosalyn (Roger) Ledyard, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; and Lynette Slaubaugh, Harrisonburg, Virginia; and three brothers, Merlin (Mary) Grieser, Lansdale, Pennsylvania; Curtis (Connie) Grieser, Pueblo, Colorado; and Don (Sena) Grieser, Pine Hill, New Mexico.

A brother, Bernard Grieser preceded him in death.

Mr. Grieser began his teaching career in the Concord Community Schools and later was a Fairfield Community School administrator. More recently, he worked as an independent business consultant.

He was a member of the Indiana Retired Teachers’ Association, a charter volunteer for Ryan’s Place and served as Treasurer for the Chicago Mennonite Learning Center Board. He also served on the school board of the Goshen Community Schools. He was a big IU fan, enjoyed spending time with his family, particularly his grandchildren, and welcomed many as an usher at church.

Memorial services were held March 18, 2019 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in College Mennonite Church Memorial Garden.

Submitted by: College Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Guengerich, Allie Luella Davison, 95, of Harrisonburg, VA died April 08, 2019 at VA Mennonite Retirement Center, Warsack House, Harrisonburg, VA. She was born January 23, 1924 at Wayland, Washington Co., IA to Homer and Addie (Neff) Davison.

On February 27, 1943 at the Palmer House, Chicago, IL by President of Goshen College, Sanford Yoder, she was married to Lester Glen (known as L. Glen) Guengerich, who was born April 14, 1909 and died January 24, 2005. They lived in Wellman and Kalona, IA area all of their married life until 1999 when they moved to Harrisonburg, VA

Surviving are children, Lowell (Susan) Guengerich, Harrisonburg, VA; Elaine (Verlin) Miller, Goshen, IN; Galen (Bev) Guengerich, Schwenksville, PA; Annette (Eugene) Ritter, Harrisonburg, VA; and Audrey (Corydon) Baylor, Richmond, VA; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jim Davison, Washington, IA; and a sister, Phyllis Graber, Wayland, IA.

Brothers, Dale, Arthur, Kenneth, and Dean Davison and sisters, Dorothy Wagner and Erma Alliman preceded her in death.

Two memorial services were held: April 13, 2019 at VMRC, Strite Auditorium, Harrisonburg, VA and April 16, 2019 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Washington Co., IA. Burial in East Union Mennonite cemetery.

Submitted by: Elaine Miller, Bristol, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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