The Mennonite - April 2009
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, April 7, 2009, pages 26-27,
Vol. 12, No 7.
Alderfer.- Evelyn B. Landis,
84, Harleysville, Pa., died March 6. Spouse: Sanford A. Alderfer.
Parents: Clinton D. and Ellen Beidler Landis. Children: Diane L. Kropf,
Linda L. Martin, Sandy L., Dwight L.; 12 grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at Salford Mennonite Church,
Bartel.- Rosa Linda, 91,
Aberdeen, Idaho, died Feb. 2. Parents: Peter W. and Sara Becker Bartel.
Funeral: March 4 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.
Beckler.- Lawrence W., 87,
Seward, Neb., died March 8. Spouse: Lillian Stutzman-Eicher Beckler.
Spouse: Della Reeb Beckler (deceased). Parents: William Wesley and Anna
Roth Beckler. Children: Richard, Larry; five grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Step-children: Warren Eicher, Tamara Wergin, James
Eicher; nine step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral: March 17 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford, Neb.
Bontrager.- Gregory Alan, 43,
Wauseon, Ohio, died Feb. 17 of an apparent heart attack. Spouse: Nancy
Sauder Bontrager. Parents: Emery and Emma Maxine Mast Bontrager.
Children: Lauren Bontrager, Jordan Bontrager, Aaron Bontrager, Carly
Bontrager. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Pettisville Missionary Church,
Brockmueller.- Gordon Lee, 74,
Freeman, S.D., died March 7 of cancer. Spouse: Shirley Waltner
Brockmueller. Parents: Elias and Lillie Waltner Brockmueller.
Children: Lee, Cindee Evenson, Joseph, Suzanne Koerner; 11
grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: March 10 at Salem
Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Clemens.- Pastor Philip Kaufmann,
67, Pandora, Ohio, died March 1 of cancer. Spouse: Nancy Musselman
Clemens. Parents: Paul R. and Mary Kaufmann Clemens. Children: James
E., Judith A. Smucker; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 4 at Pike
Mennonite Church, Elida, Ohio.
Conrad.- Shirley Ilene Gingerich,
69, Amana, Iowa, died Feb. 21 of cancer. Spouse: James Conrad. Parents:
Ralph and Gertrude Miller Gingerich. Children: Michael, Ronald, Amy
Yoder; three grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 25 at Lower Deer Creek
Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa.
Crossgrove.- Stella Mary Wyse,
96, Archbold, Ohio, died March 6. Spouse: Henry Crossgrove. Parents:
William and Dinah Wyse. Child: Phillip; three grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. Funeral: March 11 at
Central Mennonite Church, [Archbold, Fulton Co.], Ohio.
Dahlenburg.- Paul William, 93,
Mountain Lake, Minn., died Feb. 25. Spouse: Marie Olfert Dahlenburg.
Bessie Anna Jones (deceased). Parents: William and Marie Delia Paul
Dahlenburg. Children: JoAnn Loewen, Treva Steinle, Pauline Schroeder,
Ken, Larry; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 28
at Alliance Missionary Church, Mountain Lake.
Friesen.- Helen Elisabeth Wiebe,
83, Mountain Lake, Minn., died March 2. Spouse: Willard Friesen.
Parents: John H. and Martha Claassen Wiebe. Children: Donald, Douglas,
Alan; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7 at
Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.
Geiser.- Mabel Neuenschwander,
85, Apple Creek, Ohio, died March 4. Spouse: George Geiser (deceased).
Parents: Jacob and Lydia Neuenschwander. Children: Winifred Geiser,
Rich, Glenn, Hazel Yoder, Betty Yoder, Lou Miller, Carol Weaver, Kathy
Geiser, Bonnie Geiser, Lydia Troyer, Tena Gerber, Ruth Nussbaum, Mille
Drew, Jeff; 22 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7
at Kidron Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.
Gingerich.- Philip E., 87,
Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 28 of a heart attack. Spouse:
Faith Cooley Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Albert J. and Josephine
Miller Gingerich. Children: Joan Morningstar, Susan Shetler, Amy
Schrock, Paul, Stan, Mark; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral: March 4 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Hartman.- Freman S., 89,
Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 28. Spouse: Esther Mishler Nelson Hartman.
Spouse: Birdena Troyer Hartman (deceased). Parents: Amos and Susie
Lehman Hartman. Children: Donna Oswalt, Elaine Thorpe, Charles Hartman,
Floyd Hartman, Bert Hartman, David Nelson, Nancy Jackson; 16
grandchildren; three step-grandsons; 20 great-grandchildren; two
step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 4 at Shore Mennonite Church,
Hirstein.- Velma Arlene, 83,
Eureka, Ill., died March 17. Parents: Aaron B. and Martha E. Showalter
Hirstein. Graveside service: March 20 at Collum, Ill.
Hofstetter.- Anne Gerber, 89,
Dalton, Ohio, died March 1. Spouse: Clayton Hofstetter (deceased).
Parents: Philip and Pauline Gerber. Children: Ken, Carol Fielitz; five
grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 6 at Kidron
Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.
Hofstetter.- Fern Gerber, 89,
Kidron, Ohio, died Feb. 5. Spouse: Milton Hofstetter (deceased).
Parents: Aden and Sarah Gerber. Children: Earl, Betty Prater, Doris
Smith, Mary Jean Arney, Irene Young, Barbara Miller, Harold; 12
grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 9 at Kidron
Kauffman.- Fannie Irene Herschberger,
75, Middlebury, Ind., died Feb. 22. Spouse: Harvey Kauffman. Parents:
Eli A. and Alma Miller Herschberger. Children: Rick, Gayle Kohlmeyer,
Darwin, Sonja Neal; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral:
Feb. 28 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.
Liechty.- Herman, 88, Archbold,
Ohio, died Feb. 20. Spouse: Doris Schertz Liechty (deceased). Parents:
Joseph and Emma Frey Liechty. Children: Carolyn Wenger, Allen, Phyllis
Nofziger, Eric, Barbara Detweiler, Rachel Eby, Rita Gingrich; 20
grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 25 at West Clinton
Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Martens.- Billie Jean Schroll,
87, Inman, Kan., died March 3. Spouse: Edward Martens. Parents: William
Dayten and Grace Pedicord Schroll. Funeral: March 5 at Bethel Mennonite
Miller.- Alice Marie Shoemaker,
90, Springs, Pa., died March 7. Spouse: Lowell Miller (deceased).
Parents: Ellis D. and Nettie Maust Shoemaker. Children: C. Kent, Kevin
L.; two grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Newman Funeral Homes,
Miller.- Velma Johns, 92,
Orrville, Ohio, died March 12. Spouse: Arthur D. Miller. Parents: Otis
N. and Margaret Johns. Children: Janet Sommer, Frederic, Dr. John K.;
nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 16 at
Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.
Mohler.- Carl M., 76, Stevens,
Pa., died Feb. 24 in a house fire. Spouse: Electa Keens Mohler.
Parents: Martin K. and Barbara Siegrist Mohler. Children: Cynthia E.
Good, Lois M. Mishler, Sarah A. Sauder, Jewel E. Horst; eight
grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 28 at Ephrata Mennonite Church, Ephrata,
Oberg.- Anita L. Ebersole, 83,
Sterling, Ill., died March 16. Spouse: Doug Oberg (deceased). Parents:
Roy H. and Ruth Nice Ebersole. Funeral: March 20 at Science Ridge
Mennonite Church, Sterling.
Penner.- Luella Esther Tieszen,
86, Freeman, S.D., died Feb. 28. Spouse: Randolph Vernon Penner
(deceased). Parents: Dr. Henry P. and Aganetha Ewert Tieszen. Funeral:
March 6 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Powell.- Gertrude Ada Kauffman,
92, South English, Iowa, died March 12. Spouse: John S. Powell
(deceased). Parents: Noah D. and Kate Egli Kauffman. Children: Daniel
Powell, Kathleen Troyer; three grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 14 at Wellman Mennonite Church,
Regier.- Phyllis Ann Bartel,
86, Moundridge, Kan., died Feb. 5. Spouse: John Warren Regier. Parents:
Jacob and Rosella Regier Bartel. Child: Kathy Regier. Funeral: Feb. 21
at West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge.
Richer.- Marjorie J. Brenneman,
83, Archbold, Ohio, died Feb. 28 of a stroke. Spouse: Ora Richer.
Parents: Rhuda and Elnora Brenneman. Children: Mike, Brooks, Marcia
Lehman, Ken; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March
7 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Stalter.- Kathryn L. Mumaw, 88,
Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 20. Spouse: John Stalter. Parents: Enos and
Ruth Lehman Mumaw. Children: Stanford, Kathleen Ann Najar, Loretta Jane
Cross; one grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 26 at College Mennonite Church,
Steckley.- Mildred Roth, 80,
Albany, Ore., died Feb. 1 of leukemia. Spouse: Norman B. Steckley.
Parents: Christian B. and Mary Roth. Children: Cheryl Wagner, Norma
Steckley; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 5 at
Albany Mennonite Church.
Weaver.- Doris, 60, Lancaster,
Pa., died March 9. Parents: Paul M. and Evelyn Dennis Weaver. Memorial
service: March 11 at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster.
Winsinger.- Joy A. Stucky, 93,
Goessel, Kan., died Feb. 10. Spouse: William Winsinger. Parents: Edward
T. and Bessie Libich Stucky. Funeral: Feb. 14 at Moundridge Funeral
Home, Moundridge, Kan.
Yoder.- Thomas D., 79, Normal,
Ill., died Jan. 31. Spouse: Hazel Zehr Yoder. Parents: David and Arie
Yoder. Children: Dawn Yoder Harms, Scot, Mark; seven grandchildren.
Funeral: Feb. 4 at Mennonite Church of Normal.
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Mennonite, April 21, 2009, page 28, Vol. 12, No. 8.
Beck.- Garold Dean, 70,
Archbold, Ohio, died March 23. Spouse: Neva Miller Beck. Parents:
Dale E. and Meredith Beck. Children: Tom, Ann King, Linda Klopfenstein,
foster son Rudy Saldivar; 17 grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 at North
Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Bixler.- Susannah Rose, 6 days,
Harrisonburg, Va., died March 26 following premature birth. Parents:
Benjamin and Sarah Gehman Bixler. Siblings: Calvin.
Funeral: March 29 at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway, Va.
Ferguson.- Paul R., 72,
Wooster, Ohio, died March 27. Spouse: Judith E. Hostetler Ferguson.
Parents: Paul V. and Russelle Stone Ferguson. Children: Deborah
Johnson, Paul W., Susan Waybill, Timothy E.; 10 grandchildren; one
great-grandchild. Funeral: March 30 at McIntire, Davis and Greene
Funeral Home, Wooster.
Huntsberger.- Ruth A. Wenger,
95, Orrville, Ohio, died March 22. Spouse: John H. Huntsberger.
Parents: Samuel and Emma Rudy Wenger. Children: Donovan J., Maurice,
Doris F. Zaugg; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
March 24 at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville.
Liechty.- Ruth Marie Conrad,
77, Goshen, Ind., died March 23 of pneumonia. Spouse: Stanley Liechty.
Parents: Daniel and Luetta Kauffman Conrad. Children: Jeanne Liechty
Dickens, Jonathan, Jered; two grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 at
Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen.
Moyer.- Harold L., 90,
Souderton, Pa., died March 22. Spouse: Kathryn Leatherman Moyer.
Parents: Ulysses and Ella Landis Moyer. Children: Dale, Carl, Lynette
Martin, Lois Hackman, Nancy Delp, Glen; 17 grandchildren; 14
great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 28 at Souderton Mennonite Summit
Nafziger.- Dorothy Alice Christner,
83, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 17. Spouse:
Maurice E. Nafziger. Parents: Jacob and Mary Boshart Christner.
Children: Ed, Ken, Annette Erbskorn, Darlette Cavin; 13 grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 20 at Tedrow Mennonite Church,
Nyce.- Pearl Clemens Ruth, 93,
Telford, Pa., died March 4. Spouse: Lawrence Moyer Nyce (deceased).
Parents: John M. and Lizzie Clemens Ruth. Children: Joyce Kratz, John,
Jerald; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at
Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.
Rice.- Raymond R., 85,
Souderton, Pa., died March 13. Spouse: Esther A. Nyce Rice (deceased).
Parents: Henry and Annie Rush Rice. Children: Lydia VanLuvanee, Lois
Spengler, Steven, Henry; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Funeral: March 22 at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium.
Schaer.- Inez Heiser, 95,
Fisher, Ill., died March 21. Spouse: Maurie Schaer (deceased).
Parents: Alvin and Elizabeth Birkey Heiser. Children: Joan Cender,
Virginia Oyer; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Celebration
of life service: March 30 at East Bend Cemetery, Fisher.
Shoup.- Walter, 88, Orrville,
Ohio, died March 20 following a four-month-long illness. Spouse: Ida
Hess Shoup. Parents: Allen W. and Lenora Rothe Shoup.
Children: Janet Roten, Joyce Marty, Joan Miller, Richard. Funeral:
March 23 at Orrville Mennonite Church.
Statler.- Glenn R., 49,
Boswell, Pa., died Feb. 10 of cancer. Spouse: Melissa A. Smith Statler.
Parents: Glenn R., Sr., and Dolores A. Kepko Statler, Windber, Pa.
Children: Glenn R. III, Chad, Brandon, Courtney, McKensi Statler,
Dawson. Funeral: Feb. 14 at Stahl Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pa.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
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