The Mennonite - August, 2011
"for the record" - Deaths:
Andrews.- James "Carl," 68, South Bend, Ind., died April 14 of cancer. Spouse: Janice A. Kauffman Andrews. Parents: James Ralph and Rose Cira Andrews. Children: Jonathan Carl, Joy Alicia Bain; five grandchildren. Celebration of life service: April 19 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.
Basinger.- L. Eugene, 92, Bluffton, Ohio, died July 1. Spouse: Lola Schertz Basinger. Parents: Daniel J. and Elizabeth Bixel Basinger. Children: Doug, Deb Stechschulte, Jerome; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 7 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Bauman.- Verna Shoemaker, 80, Elmira, Ontario, died April 12. Spouse: Maurice Bauman. Parents: Irvine and Edna Shoemaker. Children: Rosemary McVeeters, Charles, Cameron, Mark, Eric, Jeff, Brad; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: April 16 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.
Bohn.- Alden Lantz, 79, Goshen, Ind., died June 13 of cancer. Spouse: Doris L. Roberts Bohn. Parents: Ernest J. and Nora Malinda Lantz Bohn. Children: Karl, Trish Donaldson, Linda Bohn, David; four grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Dalke.- Helen Brucks, 96, Aberdeen, Idaho, died June 29. Spouse: Ferdinand Dalke. Parents: Henry and Louise Brucks. Children: Delon, Karen Dirks, Nancy Clark; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 5 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.
Derstine.- Margaret G., 83, Lancaster, Pa., died June 12. Parents: Herbert A. and Lillian B. Godshall Derstine. Funeral: July 16 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Gerber.- Weldon, 90, Millersburg, Ohio, died June 3. Spouse: Esther Schrock Gerber. Parents: William and Florence Geib Gerber. Children: Verdella Sue, Carolyn Bard, Cheryl Johnson, Connie Miller, Richard, John; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.
Gratz.- Russell "Russ" Edward, 86, Lima, Ohio, died May 28. Spouse: Violet Hardesty Gratz. Parents: Homer S. and Edna Badertscher Gratz. Stepchildren: Roger Hardesty and E. Frank Hardesty; five granchildren. Graveside service: June 1 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lima.
Grove.- Mary Ellen Hertzler, 97, Stuarts Draft, Va., died April 8. Spouse: Irvin Edward Grove (deceased). Parents: M.L. and Anna Wenger Hertzler. Children: Audrey Pena, Dr. Stanley N., Lawrence E., Wesley J., Dr. Robert I; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 17 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Hostetler.- Marvin J., 88, Orrville, Ohio, died June 26. Spouse: Ellen M. Taylor Hostetler (deceased). Parents: Asa and Ida Miller Hostetler. Children: Dale, Owen, Faye Overholt, Rita Wenger, Marla Nussbaum, Jane Steiner; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at Orrville Mennonite Church.
Huffman.- Dorothea Annette Haines, 92, Canton, Ohio, died July 3. Spouse: John D. Huffman (deceased). Parents: Merritt and Burdell Pilcher Haines. Child: Brian D. Huffman; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: July 8 at Stier Israel Funeral Home, Louisville, Ohio.
Janzen.- Pearl Mierau, 87, Reedley, Calif., died May 16. Spouse: Victor Janzen. Parents: John and Lydia Friesen Mierau. Children: Mark, Christine Moyer, Michael; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 21 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Kauffman.- Norman, 87, Kalispell, Mont., died June 6. Spouse: Margaret Kauffman. Parents: Norman LeRoy and Anna Kauffman. Children: LeRoy, Kermit, Galen, Jerry, Marlin; nine grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Mountain View Mennonite Church, Kalispell.
Kaufman.- Esther L. Peterson, 83, Canby, Ore., died June 23. Spouse: Eugene D. Kaufman (deceased). Parents: C.W. and Mabel Dokken Peterson. Children: Timothy, Troy, Stephanie Lindgren; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 27 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan.
Kiser.- Alvin Jacob, 93, Hinton, Va., died May 25. Spouse: Lillian Wenger Kiser (deceased). Parents: Jacob D. and Sally Shank Kiser. Children: Lyle; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 28 at Mount Clinton Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
Lapp.- Imogene K. Augsburger, 94, Sarasota, Fla., June 16. Spouse: Leon Lapp (deceased). Parents: David and Magdolena Springer Augsburger. Children: Neil; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 21 David Mortuary, Hopedale, Ill.
Lauver.- W. Elton, 84, Lititz, Pa., died June 4 of cancer. Parents: William Graybill Lauver and Florence Byler Lauver. Funeral: June 8 at Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, Lititz.
Lehman.- Edith J. Stuckey, 85, Bluffton, Ohio, died April 7. Spouse: Earl Lehman. Parents: Earl and Florence Guth Stuckey. Children: Gene Allen, Judith Kae Lehman, James Neil, Kerrie Sue Lehman Sprunger; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 10 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Millen.- James Edward, Jr., 79, Lititz, Pa., died July 2 of dementia. Spouse: Carolyn Joyce Burkhart Millen. Parents: James Edward and Catherine Bishop Millen. Children: James Edward III, Dana Beth Kunkle, Gregory Kent; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.
Miller.- David H., Jr., 69, Landisville, Pa., died June 8. Spouse: Gloria M. Shelly Miller. Parents: David H. and Edna P. Hauck Miller. Children: Douglas S.; three grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Landisville Mennonite Church.
Miller.- Gloria M. Shelly, 70, Landisville, Pa., died July 2. Spouse: David H. Miller, Jr., (deceased). Parents: John S. and Stella Haldeman Shelly. Child: Doug; three grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at Landisville Mennonite Church.
Miller.- Lois Adeline Troyer, 79, Engadine, Mich., died March 22. Spouse: Richard L. Miller. Parents: Clarence and Wavia I. Troyer Troyer. Children: Alan, Roderick, Wendell, Christine Yoder, Jonathan, Rachel Nolt, Leighton, David; 16 grandchildren. Funeral: March 28 at Wildwood Mennonite Church, Engadine.
Miller.- Mable B. Detweiler, 89, Middlebury, Ind., died June 27. Spouse: Nelson E. Miller (deceased). Parents: Ben and Anna Miller Detweiler. Children: Gary, Rhonda Brubaker; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.
Miller.- Nova Jean Wertz, 74, Pigeon, Mich., died May 27 of cancer. Spouse: Durward "Butch" H. Miller (deceased). Parents: Joseph L. and Orpha V. Stevanus Wertz. Children: Margie Clement, Sheldon, Darlene Hoffman; seven grandchildren. Funeral: June 2 at Pigeon River Mennonite Church, Pigeon.
Miller.- Ruth Kathryn Mishler, 93, Shipshewana, Ind., died April 24. Spouse: Ernest Miller. Parents: Homer and Lydia Miller Mishler. Children: Dewayne J., Gerald Keith, Jennifer Kay, Franklin J., Ralph Edward, Dennis Kalb; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 28 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.
Peters.- Erna Friesen, 90, Henderson, Neb., died May 8. Spouse: Jacob A. Peters (deceased). Parents: Henry K. and Katherine Friesen Friesen. Children: Dennis, Burton, LaVera Gross; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.
Preheim.- Henry, Jr., 86, Marion, S.D., died May 31. Spouse: Hazel Kaufman Preheim. Parents: Henry P., Sr., and Dora Gering Preheim. Children: Jerilyn Wuertz, Connie Jo Tschetter, Jim; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Preheim.- Mylo J., 95, Freeman, S.D., died June 4. Spouse: Dorothy Louise Jensen Preheim. Parents: Jacob P. and Mary Waltner Preheim. Children: Greg, Cheryl Koch, Patricia Batchellar; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Reed.- Esther Louise Berky, 83, Staten Island, N.Y., died March 1 . Spouse: Colin Reed. Children: Noel Berky Reed, Alyson Reed, Annie Reed. Funeral: March 5 at Christ Church, New Brighton, N.Y.
Reschly.- Orlin Daniel, 81, West Chester, Iowa, died June 10. Spouse: Wilda Jean Chorpening Reschly. Parents: Harry and Fannie Conrad Reschly. Children: Daniel, Rachel Roth; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 14 at Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa.
Rush.- Robert W., 67, Plumsteadville, Pa., died July 1. Parents: Raymond M. and Sallie K. Leatherman Rush. Funeral: July 11 at Deep Run East Mennonite Church, Perkasie, Pa.
Schudel.- Jody R. Knepp, 31, Kalona, Iowa, died June 6 of cancer. Parents: Edward and Bea Hershberger Knepp. Funeral: June 10 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.
Sempira.- Lenora Dietzel, 82, Atlanta, Ga., died June 1. Spouse: Eriabu K. Sempira (deceased). Parents: Sanuel and Elma Dietzel. Children: Nasali, Carol. A memorial service is planned for the fall at the College Mennonite Church Memorial Garden, Goshen, Ind.
Steiner.- Lester, 88, Dalton, Ohio, died May 6. Spouse: Irene Mae Lehman Steiner. Parents: Menno S. and Sarah Nussbaum Steiner. Children: Agnes Steiner, Bruce; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 9 at Sonnenburg Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.
Tyson.- Beatrice B. Derstine, 83, Souderton, Pa., died July 13 of sclerosis of the liver. Spouse: Paul K. Tyson (deceased). Parents: Roland D. and Sallie M. Bergey Derstine. Children: Gary, Randy, Jeffrey; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 18 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
Waltner.- Willard, 101, Freeman, S.D., died May 10. Spouse: Florence Adelia Leigh Waltner (deceased). Parents: Emil J. and Mary Goering Waltner. Children: Winona Senner, Dianne Epp; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.
Weaver.- Grace E., 95, Spring City, Pa., died April 24. Parents: Jonas A. and Emma Kolb Weaver. Funeral: April 28 at Vincent Mennonite Church, Spring City.
Whitermore.- Rev. David M., 82, Wichita, Kan., entered heaven's gate July 7, 2011. He was born Sept. 12, 1928 in Belgian Congo, Africa, to Frederick and Mildred Yost Whitermore. His service to the Lord included: missionary in Trinidad West Indies; church planter for the General Conference Mennonite Church; pastor in Pennsylvania, Kansas and Arizona; Chicago Area Mennonite Coordinator; Executive Director of the Church Federation of Greater Chicago. On March 14, 1976 he married Debra Suderman. She survives of Wichita including children: Martha Dillon, David J., Mark; four grandchildren. David's celebration of life service will be held Aug. 6 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, Kan. Memorials may be sent to the Hopi Mission School in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main, Buhler, KS 67522.
Waidelich.- Marvin D., 85, Archbold, Ohio, died July 9. Spouse: Arvilla Gingerich Waidelich (deceased). Spouse.: Letha Nofziger Waidelich (deceased). Parents: Arthur and Vera Nofzinger Waidelich. Children: Susan Lantz, Bette Dahl, Rex, Jay, Lee; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 19 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Wismer.- Elsie B. Freed, 95, Souderton, Pa., died June 23. Spouse: Abram H. Wismer (deceased). Parents: Allen G. and Alverda Brunner Freed. Children: Paul, Kathryn Nice, Dorothy Detweiler; six grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Yoder.- Edward John, 86, Parnell, Iowa, died July 12. Spouse: Sarah Ellen Kauffman Yoder. Parents: John M. and Nancy Guengerich Yoder. Children: Galen, Michael. Steven, Philip, Saralyn Yoder; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 18 at Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Ariz.
Yoder.- Ellen L. Miller, 87, Kalona, Iowa, died July 9. Spouse: Duane E. Yoder. Parents: Sherman and Emma Miller Miller. Children: LaVerta Butterbaugh, Jerry, Susan Gingerich, Jane Borntrager, Miller, Verle, Colette Ferguson, 16 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Yoder.- Carlton Eugene, 73, Goshen, Ind., died May 31 of accidental drowning. Spouse: Janice Stahley Yoder. Parents: Paul and Ruth Burkholder Yoder. Children: Bryan, Nate, Todd, Lynette Singleton; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Yoder.- Orpha B. Schauf, 91, Wellman, Iowa, died March 15 of a heart attack. Spouse: Ralph Yoder (deceased). Parents: Edward and Roseanna Kelley Schauf. Children: Roseanna Yoder, Becki Miller, Robert L.; one grandchild. Funeral: March 17 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.
Transcribed by: John Ingold