Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1953

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 31 - August 4, 1953 ---- page 750

Burkey, --- Fred N., was born Sept. 27, 1884, the son of Christian and Katherine (Albrecht) Burkey. After a lingering illness he passed away in the Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton, Ill., on July 19, 1953; aged 68 y. 9 m. 24 d. Mr. Burkey was married to Frances Ebersole, Freeport, Ill., Oct. 7, 1915. This union was blessed with 2 children (Edmund, Huntington, Ind., and Elenore Engel, Claytonsville, Ill.). Mr. Burkey leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 3 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Anna Guither, Naperville, Ill.), one brother (Edward, Ohio, Ill.), and many nephews, nieces and friends. Early in life he accepted the Lord as his personal Saviour and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. Due to his and Mrs. Burkey's great interest in Christian mission they moved to Chicago and took an active part in the many activities in the Mennonite Home Mission. Bro. Burkey worked for a period of 14 years in the office of the Student Placement Bureau in the Moody Bible Institute. He is also a graduate of Goshen College, Goshen, Ind. In 1935 he resigned his position at Moody's because of ill health and later moved to a farm near Ohio, Ill., with a hope he would regain his health. One of his great interests was to help the ill housed, ill clothed, and ill fed. One of his ambitions that he was not able to realize because of his health was that he and Mrs. Burkey could spent their latter years helping in some rescue mission. Funeral services were held at the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, C. Warren Young officiating. Noah M. Roeschley gave the message. Burial was in the Willow Springs Cemetery.

De Haven, -- Louis J., son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Weir) De Haven, was born Jan. 9, 1907, in Lionville, Pa., and passed away in Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., July 4, 1953, after a long illness; aged 46 y. 5 m. 25 d. He had often been our prayer burden and in need of spiritual help. He had attempted to live a Christian life many times, only to allow sin to have the victory again. Ten days before his death, he made a complete surrender and was received into church fellowship at Media Chapel, Oxford, Pa., by Aaron Stoltzfus and Leroy Umble. Surviving him are his wife, Ruth, and 4 children (Patsy, Lois, Anna, and Louis), also one brother and one sister. Funeral services were held in the Wentz Funeral Home by Aaron F. Stoltzfus. Interment was in the Lionville Cemetery.

Hartzler, --- Mary Ann, daughter of John Y. and Rebecca (Hartzler) Kurtz, was born near Weilersville, Ohio, July 21, 1869; passed away at her home in Orrville, Ohio, July 14, 1953; aged 83 y. 11 m. 23 d. On Oct. 31, 1894, she was united in marriage to Peter J. Hartzler, who preceded her in death in February, 1937. She is survived by 3 children (Sadie A., Harrisonburg, Va.; Grace, at home, who faithfully cared for her mother; and Melvin, Smithville, Ohio), 2 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Fannie Horst, Orrville, Ohio), and one brother (David, Wellington, Kans.). She accepted Christ as Saviour at the age of seventeen and was a faithful follower of her Lord, and for many years served as a teacher in the Sunday school. "Well done, thou good and faithful servantÖenter thou into the joy of thy Lord.í Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, with V. M. Geerig and Gerald Studer in charge. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

Heiser, --- Isaac, was born at Morton, Ill., Feb. 23, 1869, and passed away at his home in Fisher, Ill., June 15, 1953; aged 84 y. 3 m. 22 d. In early youth he gave his life to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On March 22, 1892, he was united in marriage to Mary A. King, Deer Creek, Ill. To this union 6 children were born. In the spring of 1904 he moved with his family to the Fisher community and lived there for the last 34 years. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 2 sons (Albert, Rantoul, Ill.; and Ervin, Fisher, Ill.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Menno Gerber, Morton, Ill.; Mrs. Reuben Ropp, Tremont, Ill.; and Alma, at home), 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Samuel and Daniel, both of Morton, Ill.). One daughter (Phoebe) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the East Bend Mennonite Church, by Ezra Yordy and Howard Zehr. Burial was made in the East Bend Cemetery.

Lyndaker, -- Beverly Ann and Rita Mae, twin daughter of Ednor and Fannie (Widrick) Lyndaker, passed away several hours after birth on July 6, 1953, at the Lewis Co., General Hospital, Lowville, N. Y. Besides their parents they are survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Milford, Shirley, Arthur, and Joanne), also 3 grandparents. Interment was made July 8 in the Croghan A. M. Cemetery, with a grave-side service conducted by Lloyd Boshart.

Miller, --- Oliver B., son of the late Sanford and Orpha Miller, was born at Belle Vernon, Pa., May 4, 1871; passed away at the Uniontown, Pa., hospital, July 14, 1953; aged 82 y. 2 m. 10 d. He is survived by 2 sons (Louis, Knobsville, Pa.; and Ray, Clarksburg, W. Va.), one brother (P. J. Miller, Muncie, Ind.), 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. In his later years he made his home with a granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Workman. He was a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church for the past nine months. Funeral services were conducted by Paul M. Roth, with burial in the Masontown Cemetery.

Roggie, -- Menno Y., son of Joseph and Kate (Nofsier) Roggie, was born at Croghan, N.Y., Aug. 25, 1896, and died at the House of the Good Samaritan, Watertown, N. Y., July 2, 1953, of acute leukemia, after an illness of about 2 months; aged 56 y. 10m. 8 d. He was married Aug. 14, 1924, in Leah A. Moshier. To this union were born twin sons (Wilford Beryle and Wilburn Meryl). He was a devout member of the Croghan A. M. Church, having served as Sunday-school superintendent for a number of years and since as teacher and assistant for some years. He will be greatly missed by his beloved companion and 2 sons, as he was a wonderful husband and father; but we mourn not as those who have no hope, as he left a very clear testimony the last days he was in the hospital, saying he had no fear of death as it is just a passing over. He leaves his wife, sons, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob, Croghan, N.Y.; and Aaron, Lowville, N.Y.), one sister (Mollie;Mrs. Andrew Zehr, Croghan, N. Y.), and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were held at the Croghan A. M. Church by Lloyd Boshart and John Garber, Alma, Ont., with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Weaver, -- Levi H., was born Feb. 15, 1869, and died at home, Jan. 9, 1953; aged 83 y. 10 m. 24 d. He was the son of Hiram T. and Louisa (Weaver) Weaver. He was married Jan. 8, 1891, to Emma Weaver, who preceded him in death, Nov. 17, 1941. Surviving are 3 sons (U. Grant, Windber Road, Pa.; Algie E., and Kenneth, L., at home), 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a brother (David, Thomas Mills, Pa.). He was preceded in death by a son (Faustin), 2 daughters (Nora and Trella), and a sister (Emma Jane Hostetler). He was a lifelong resident of the Geistown community, and deacon of the Weaver congregation for over 40 years. He was interested in the work of the church and did what he could to help in its work. Although ill health prevented him from attending services regularly, he attended when possible. In recent years he felt the need of ordaining someone to take his place as deacon because he could not do the office justice; so Mervin Hostetler was ordained to take up these duties. We appreciated the services of Bro. Weaver and wish the family God's richest blessings. Services were held at the Weaver Mennonite Church by Harold E. Thomas and Aldus Wingard. Interment was made in the Richland Cemetery.

Wertz, --- William Henry, eldest son of Joseph W. and Annie (Beachy) Wertz, was born June 12, 1883, near Kalona, Iowa; passed from this life June 26, 1953, at his home near Bay Port, Mich., after several yearsí illness; aged 70y. 14 d. On Dec. 25, 1907, he was united in marriage with Katie E. Gunden. This union was blessed with one son (Joseph L., Midland, Mich.), and one foster daughter (Betty Bresco, Midland, Mich.), who survive. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Mary;Mrs. Rufus Yoder, Kalona, Iowa; Barbara;Mrs. Earnie Martin, Wellman, Iowa), and 5 grandchildren. In his youth he accepted Christ, uniting with the West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa, transferring his membership in 1909. He was an active worker, serving as a teacher, Sunday-school superintendent and trustee for many years. Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River Mennonite Church near Pigeon, Mich., with Loren Dietzel, Orie Kauffman, and Earl J. Maust officiating. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, --- Martha, daughter of Hiram and Rebecca (Mullen) Orris, was born July 19, 1867 and died Dec. 12, 1952; aged 85 y. 4 m. 25 d. She was married to Henry Lehman, who preceded her in death. On March 2, 1902, she married Solomon Yoder, who also preceded her. She is survived by the following children: Austin Lehman, Richland Twp. Pa.; Howard Lehman, Elton, Pa.; Sidney Yoder, Johnstown, Pa.; Goldie and Bertha Yoder, Salix, Pa. One son (Frank Lehman) and an infant preceded her in death. She accepted the Lord in her early youth and united with the Weaver Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pa., being a faithful member until death. She was interested in the work of the sistersí sewing circle and took an active part. She also participated in community activities. Whenever possible she was at the house of worship taking her place as best she could. Of late years her health did not permit her to attend regularly. The community and church have lost a loving, serving friend. May the blessings of the Lord be upon the family. Services were held at the Weaver Mennonite Church by Harold E. Thomas and Sanford G. Shetler. Interment was in the Richland Cemetery.

Zehr, --- Walter A., son of the late Joe A. and Bertha Zehr, was born Jan. 12, 1906, near Flanagan, Ill., and departed this life July 4, 1953; aged 53 y. 5 m. 24 d. On June 2, 1926, he was united in marriage to Leola Kipfer of Hopedale, Ill., who survives with 2 children (Donald and Phyllis) and 2 grandchildren all of Flanagan, Ill. He also leaves 3 brothers (milo, Roy, and Lloyd), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Amzy Yordy and Mrs. Roy Roeschley). He was preceded in death by his mother one week before, and also by his father and one brother. At an early age he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Waldo Mennonite Church, Flanagan, Ill. He lived a Christian life in his home and community. He was a kind and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Funeral services were conducted at the Waldo Mennonite Church in charge of E. J. Stalter and J. D. Hartzler. Burial was in the Waldo Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 32 - August 11, 1953 --- page 774, 775

Barkey, --- Lizzie, was born in Olive Township, Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 18, 1869, the oldest daughter of Daniel and Nancy (Metzler) Hunsberger. She was married to Levi W. Barkey, Feb. 2, 1890, and lived with him for fifty years until his death Aug. 18, 1940. As a bride she came to the present Barkey homestead in Madison Township, St. Joseph Co., Ind., where she resided until her death, July 25, 1953; aged 83 y. 9 m. 8 d. She was bedfast for one week prior to her passing. She is survived by three sons (Elmer and Walter, both of Mishawaka, Ind., and Willis, Plymouth, Ind.). Two sons preceded her in death (Arthur and Ralph), both in childhood. As a young woman she accepted Christ and was baptized as a member of the Olive Mennonite Church where she continued as an active and faithful member for 61 years. She attended services at the Olive Church for the last time on June 14, 1953. She is remembered as a kind and loving mother and a sincere believer on the Lord Jesus Christ. Funeral services were conducted July 28 at the Olive Church by J. C. Wenger, D. A. Yoder, and Elno Steiner.

Bowman, --- Walter H., Birdsboro, Pa., son of Martin and Maggie (Hurst) Bowman, was born Dec. 31, 1916; died in the American Oncologic Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., after a two-week stay, July 6, 1953; aged 36 y. 6 m. 6 d. He had been in ill health since May 6, 1953, and also spent some time in a Reading, Pa., hospital. He is survived by his wife, Sadie (Martin) Bowman, 3 sons ( Leonard, Donald, and Daniel), his parents, 6 brothers (Eugene, Melvin, Paul, Martin, Leroy, and Dallas), and 3 sisters (Mabel;Mrs. Elam Burkholder, Blanche, and Anna Mae.). He accepted Christ as a revival at Bowmansville Mennonite Church and was baptized Feb. 22, 1931. Later he joined the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Funeral services were held at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcriber's note: "Oncologic" is the spelling used in the original text.

Brubaker, --- Daniel B., son of Jacob and Mary (Brubaker) Brubaker, was born Jan. 18, 1886; passed away at his home in Delaware Township, Pa., March 13, 1953; aged 67 y. 1 m. 25 d. He joined the Mennonite Church in 1910 and remained in that faith until death. On Oct. 26, 1911, he was married to Della Lauver who survives him, also one brother, and a number of nephews and nieces. He was called to the office of deacon, July 29, 1931. Funeral services were held at Laurver's Mennonite Church with William Graybill, Banks Weaver, and Donald Lauver in charge.

Cooprider, -- Viola Barbara, was born Oct. 20, 1881, in Nappanee, Ind. She was the oldest child of Reuben C. and Maggie Bontrager Yoder, who came to Kansas to make their home when she was one year old. She was married to Thomas J. Cooprider on Nov. 5, 1905, at La Junta, Colo. They established their home on a farm in McPherson County, near Inman, Kans. The family has resided in Hesston since 1920. Mr. Cooprider passed away in February 1944. Mrs. Cooprider had become a member of the West Liberty Mennonite Church, transferring her membership to the Hesston College, Kans., congregation. Her home reflected her diligence and hospitality. A lover of God's outdoors, she spent much of her lifetime with her flowers and garden. The last years of her life were centered around her grandchildren. Previous to her illness which followed emergency major surgery on Jan. 3, 1953, at the Bethel Hospital, Newton, she experienced the blessings of good health. She willingly accepted her illness, but often expressed a desire to "go home" where she would have relief from her suffering. Death cam peacefully the evening of June 3, 153, of coronary thrombosis, at the Wesley Hospital in Wichita, Kans.; aged 71 y. 7 m. 13 d. The immediate survivors are 2 daughters and 2 sons (Eva E., Hesston, Kans., who shared the home; Orpha;Mrs. Ezra S. Hershberger, McPherson, Kans.; Reuben, Norwalk, Calif.; and Paul, Wichita, Kans.), 2 stepsons and one stepdaughter (Ross and Irl, Hesston, Kans.; and Bessie;Mrs. M. D. Miller, Middlebury, Ind.), 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. She also leaves 3 sisters (Mrs. Celestia Klingelsmith, Akron, N.Y.; Mrs. Corinna Schaar and Mrs. Rhoda Nelson, Denver, Colo.), and 3 brothers (Stephen A. Yoder, Columbiana, Ohio; Amos E. Yoder, Canby, Oreg.; and Maurice A. Yoder, Hesston, Kans.). Funeral services were conducted June 6 in the Hesston College chapel, Hesston, Kans., by Ivan Lind, assisted by John Landis. Interment was in the family plot in the Zimmerdale Cemetery.

Haverstick, --- Lizzie N., daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Susan B. (Newcomer) Shertzer, was born Oct, 4, 1885, near Millersville, Pa.; peacefully passed away at her home in Manor Township, May 12, 1953; aged 67 y. 7 m. 8 d. On Nov. 18, 1915, she was united in marriage to Stoner H. Haverstick, who survives her. Also surviving are 4 sisters and 2 brothers (Ann N.;Mrs. John R. Getz, Lititz, Pa.; Mary N., Millersville, Pa.; Benjamin H. and Aaron N., Manor Township, Pa.; Amanda N. and Ada N., Millersville, pa.), also nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, one brother (Amos N.), preceded her in death. In 1906 she united with the Mennonite Church at Millersville, Pa., and was a faithful and consistent member of the church and Sunday school until her death. She bore her suffering with much patience and was resigned to His will, leaving a Christian testimony by which she will always be remembered. She is greatly missed in the home by her husband and her many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 16 at the Millersville Church, conducted by Christian K. Lehman and Herbert Fisher, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Herr, --- Lizzie, daughter of the late Emanuel and Elizabeth (Hoke) Sprenkle, was born Feb. 12, 1873, at Menges Mills, Pa., passed away June 29, 1953, at the Hanover General Hospital where she was admitted one week previous; aged 80 y. 4 m. 17 d. She was a member of Hanover Mennonite Church. On Jan. 28, 1917, she was united in marriage to David B. Herr, deacon of the Hanover Mennonite congregation, and until his death, Jan. 29, 1946, she ably assisted him in the work for which he was responsible. Because of impaired health she made her home for the last 11 months with a stepgrandson, E. Grant Herr and family, Spring Grove, Pa. Surviving are one stepson (Elmer J. Herr, Hanover, Pa.), 5 stepgrandsons, 2 stepgranddaughters, one brother (Henry Sprenkle, Menges, Mills, Pa.), 2 sisters (Mary Sprenkle, Menges Mills, Pa.; and Mrs. Ellen Betts, Crisfield, Md.), besides a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Bair Mennonite Church, Hanover, Pa., in charge of Richard Danner and Harvey Grove. Interment was in the York Road Cemetery.

Hershberger, --Erie Elizabeth, daughter of Norman and Linnie (Thomas) Hershberger, was born near Davidsville, Pa., Aug. 5, 1929; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., July 25, 1953; aged 32 y. 11 m. 20 d. She is survived by her parents, one brother (Boyd), and one sister (Ruth) both at home. She was a faithful member of the Kaufman Church since 1932, always contributing what she could. Funeral services were held at the Kaufman Church July 27, conducted by Harry Y. Shetler and Irwin M. Holsopple. Burial was in the Kaufman Cemetery.

Oester, -- Daniel Conrad, son of Lewis A. and Ruth (Miller) Oester, was born Sept. 23, 1934, at Springs, Pa.; died shortly after a motorcycle accident on May 3, 1953; aged 18 y. 7 m. 10 d. He became a member of the Springs Mennonite Church at the age of 12 and remained faithful until death. He served as vice-president in the MYF organization the past year. He is survived by his parents, his fiancÈe, Jo Ann Briskey, 2brothers (James, Canton, Ohio; and Gordon, at home), one niece and 5 uncles. Funeral services were conducted at the Springs Church on May 6, in charge of Roy and Walter Otto. Interment was in the Springs Cemetery.

Plank, -- Titus Y., son of Levi and Amanda Plank, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1900; passed away July 12, 1953, at the University Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, where he had been since March 2, suffering from a lingering illness; aged 52 y. 7 m. 8 d. His early life was spent near West Liberty, Ohio. Eight years ago he came to Kent, Ohio, where he was employed as a sexton. He is survived by one sister (Mrs. John Stutzman), with whom he had his home since coming to Kent, one brother (Harvey, Geauga Lake, Ohio), 3 uncles and one aunt. Funeral services were held at the Bissler Funeral Home, Kent, Ohio, by Eugene Yoder, with burial in the Standing Rock Cemetery, Kent, Ohio.

Schrock, -- Lucy, daughter of Peter and Rose (Lengacher) Steury, was born at Grabill, Ind., Sept. 24, 1893; passed away July 13, 1953; aged 59 y. 9 m. 19 d. Even though she was in ill health for the past few years, death came unexpectedly following a heart attack on Monday evening. She was married to Nathan Schrock in 1914. They moved from Middlebury to Goshen 12 years later. For several years she attended the Pleasant View Church, but later transferred her membership to the North Goshen Church, where she was a faithful member at the time of her death. Surviving are her husband, 6 daughters (Mrs. Ralph Smoots, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. George Aust, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Russell Axell, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. James Detwiler, Bristol, Ind.; Mrs. Lorene Reynolds, Goshen, Ind., and Mrs. John Canen, Elkhart, Ind.), 2 sons (Irvin, White Pigeon, Mich.; and Melvin, Goshen, Ind.), 18 grandchildren, and 4 brothers (John, Middlebury, Ind.; Aaron, Leo, Ind.; Samuel and Peter, both of Grabill, Ind.). Two sisters preceded her in death. Although her health prevented her from attending church services during recent months, she maintained her fellowship with Christ to the end. A devoted wife and mother, she will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Funeral services were held at the North Goshen Mennonite Church, July 16, with burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Shetler, -- Jacob L., son of Lewis and Lydia (Nafsinger) Shetler, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 28, 1878; died at his home near Davidsville, Pa., June 23, 1953; aged 74 y. 11 m. 25 d. He is survived by his widow, Ella (Hartzler) Shetler, 5 grandchildren, one brother (Daniel, Hollsopple, Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Mary Shank, Atglen, Pa.). He was preceded in death by his first wife, Katie (Hershberger) Shetler, one son (Paul E. Shetler), and one brother (William H. Shetler). He was a faithful member of the Kaufman Mennonite Church and was always a willing helper in the activities of the church. Funeral services were held at the Kaufman church, conducted by Harry Y. Shetler and Irwin M. Holsopple. Burial was in the Kaufman Cemetery.

Troyer, -- Daniel D., son of Noah and Mary (Schrock) Troyer, was born Jan. 12, 1870, near Knox, Stark Co., Ind.; died July 18, 1953, at his home near Goshen, Ind.; aged 83 y. 6 m. 4 d. His death was caused by the infirmities of ages. At the age of seven years he, with his parents, moved to Lagrange Co., Ind., and 8 years later to Tennessee. When he was 19 they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he resided ever since. At the age of 20 he united with the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church and two years later, Sept. 23, 1892, he was called to the ministry and served in that capacity ever since. On May 9, 1920, he was ordained to the office of bishop to assist in rural mission work. In 1932 he was given bishop charge of the Clinton Frame congregation. Also during his ministry he served on the Executive Committee of the Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference for about 16 years. He served in an official capacity on the Mennonite Publication Board for a number of years, also served on the Mennonite Finance Corporation. He served the church in the ministry for nearly 61 years. At the age of 22 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Pletcher, who preceded him in death in 1946. To this union were born 3 children (Oscar, Goshen, Ind., who survives him; Nora, and an infant, deceased). On Aug. 4, 1948, he was united in marriage to Ada Lehman who survives him. He also leaves 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a many friends scattered in a large number of congregations which he served in his long ministry. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church, on July 21, in charge of Ira S. Johns, Vernon Bontreger, and E. J. Yoder. Burial was in the Clinton Union Cemetery.

Wigg, -- Frederick A., was born in England, May 13, 1875; died at the Memorial Hospital, Pottstown, Pa., July 14, 1953; aged 78 y. 2 m. 1 d. Fred had been sick for a while but bore his suffering with Christian patience. He was received as a member of the Perkiomenville Mennonite Church on Feb. 17, 1952. Funeral services were held at the Franks Funeral Home, July 18, with interment in the Keelois Reformed Cemetery. Services were in charge of Abram Metz.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 33 - August 18, 1953 --- page 798

Cressman, -- Noah H., Breslau, Ont., eldest son of Cyrus and Mary (Horst) Cressman, was born Jan. 24, 1873, and departed this life July 20, 1953; aged 80 y. 5 m. 25 d. On Oct. 23, 1900, he was united in marriage to Catherine Brubacher who predeceased him on June 23, 1945. He was born at Natchez, near Kitchener, Ont., where he resided until after his marriage, then farmed near Breslau, Ont., from 1908 to 1920, when he and the family moved to the village of Breslau. Here he operated a flour mill and served as postmaster. He accepted Christ in his youth during the early days of evangelistic fervor in Ontario, and was a member of the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ont. Bro. Cressman was well and active until a few days before his death which took place at the home of his daughter Ruby, New Hamburg, Ont., where he had resided for the last 5 months. Surviving are 3 sons (Aylmer, Toronto, Ont.; Eben, Preston, Ont.; and Cecil, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 daughters (Ella, Kitchener, Ont.; and Ruby;Mrs. Oliver Shantz, New Hamburg, Ont.), one brother (Allan, Guernsey, Sask.), one sister (Maryann;Mrs. Lloyd Shantz, Didsbury, Alta.), and 7 grandchildren. He was predeceased by two infant sons and by a son (Mervin), who died in 1933, also by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the Cressman Mennonite Church by Oscar Burkholder, assisted by Carl Rudy. Interment took place in the First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Ont.

Dettweiler, --Lydia (Wideman), was born April 17, 1864, in Huron Co., Ont; passed away at her home near Caro, Mich., July 29, 1953; aged 89 y. 3 m. 12 d. She was married to Israel Dettweiler, Oct. 4, 1885. They moved to Tuscola Co., Mich., in January, 1888. To this union were born 4 daughters and 3 sons. The 4 daughters survive (Mrs. Susanna Smith; Lavina;Mrs. Forrest Vader, all of Caro, Mich., and Lillie Ann;Mrs. Lloyd Wilson, Ypsilanti, Mich.). She is also survived by one sister (Mrs. Magdalena Reist, Bay Port, Mich.), and one brother (Henry Wideman, Pigeon, Mich.). Her husband preceded her in death in January, 1948, and also her 3 sons, Eldon, in April 1938, and Albert and Elmer in infancy. In her youth she chose to follow Jesus Christ. She was baptized into the Mennonite faith in which she remained throughout life. Her Christian witness was largely expressed in her influence as a mother and grandmother. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church, Colwood, Mich., in charge of Donald King, L.H. Cook, and L. A. Wilson. Interment was made in the Almer Cemetery near Caro, Mich.

Eby, -- Emma (Bixler), daughter of Moab and Anna (Shank) Showalter, was born Sept. 21, 1889; passed away at her home near Maugansville, Md., June 25, 1953; aged 63 y. 9 m. 4 d. Death followed an illness of several months as the result of a cerebral thrombosis. She was united in marriage Nov. 19, 1914, to Samuel R. Eby, who passed away Jan. 7, 1951. She leaves to mourn her departure, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Lewis V., and Carl S., both of Clear Spring, Md.; Norman E. and Marie;Mrs. Reuben Martin, both of Hagerstown, Md.; and Dorothy M., at home), 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Alvah and Matrtin, both of Hagerstown, Md.; Franklin, Big Spring, Md.; Amanda;Mrs. Abram Baer, Bertie;Mrs. Lloyd Bowders, and Minnie;Mrs. Henry Hosetter, all of near Hagerstown, Md.). One son (Raymond) passed away July 4, 1952. One brother also predeceased her. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Miller Mennonite Church near Leitersburg, Md., moving her membership to Clear Spring Mennonite Church, Clear Spring, Md., after her marriage. She lived her entire married life near Clear Spring, where her husband was called to the ministry, moving to Maugansville, Md.; 5 months before her death. She was quiet and unassuming, serving the church faithfully as a minister's wife. Funeral services were held at the Reiff Mennonite Church by Moses K. Horst, Amos E. Horst, and Samuel Martin. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church at Clear Spring, Md.

Fetters, -- Joshua, son of Simon and Hannah (Krupp) Fetters, was born Oct. 30, 1894, 5 miles northeast of Wakarusa, Ind. He was married Sept. 12, 1912, to Martha Pletcher, who is the only survivor. They spent their married life on the farm where he was born. He died July 5, 1953; aged 68 y. 8 m. 5 d. Funeral services were held at the Lienhart Funeral Home, conducted by D. A. Yoder, assisted by H. Miller, of the Church of the Brethren.

Hartzler, --Catherine S., wife of the late J. S. Hartzler, was born in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1858. She was the daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Christophel. In 1881 she was married to Samuel Bauers, who preceded her in death in 1916. In 1924, she married Jacob Bauers, who died in 1925. On July 14, 1930, she was married to Bro. J. S. Hartzler, at the home of D. A. Yoder. They lived in the parsonage of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., until some time over a year ago when they moved to the home for the aged at Rittman, Ohio. Bro. Hartzler died at the home near Eastertime this year and was buried in the Prairie Street Cemetery. Sister Hartzler came back to Elkhart with the body of Bro. Hartzler. After the funeral she made her home with her daughters instead of returning to the home. On July 14, their wedding anniversary, she went to her eternal reward. Both Bro. and Sister Hartzler reached the age of 95. They enjoyed their married life for nearly 23 years, much longer than anyone expected at the time of their marriage. Her funeral was held at the Prairie Street Church in charge of D. A. Yoder, assisted by the pastor, J. B. Shenk.

Hauder, --Harne Elsworth, son of Christian S. and Margaret (Haun) Hauder, was born near Cullom, Ill., March 2, 1887; passed away April 3, 1953; aged 66 y. 1 m. 1 d. He moved with his parents and family to a farm northwest of Garden City, Mo., in 1889, and attended school near his home. In his youth he united with the Bethel Mennonite Church were his father then served as pastor. On Sept.1, 1915, Miss Henrietta Naugel, of Holden, Mo., became his bride and they began homemaking on the farm which his parents had located. Their farm residence has been near Frazee, Minn., for 22 years. Surviving are his wife, 5 children (James C., Coolidge, Kans.; Gladys;Mrs. John Davis, Rochert, Minn.; Martha Marie, Hutchinson, Kans.; Charles L., Savannah, Ga.; Harne E., Jr., at home), 2 grandsons, one brother (P. A. Hauder, Goshen, Ind.), and one sister (Pearl;Mrs. W. E. Helmuth, Huntington Park, Calif.). Funeral services were held April 6 by J. C. Gingerich, E. D. Hershberger, and Ben Grieser. Burial was in the Lake Region Cemetery.

Honsberger, -- Keith Ralph, son of Ralph and Hazel Irene (Smith) Honsberger, was born in Vineland, Ont., May 23, 1932; died by drowning at Port Weller, Ont., July 26, 1953; aged 21 y. 2 m. 3 d. He is survived by his father and stepmother, one brother (Hugh), 4 sisters (Charlotte;Mrs. William Romagnoli; Madeline;Mrs. Robert Thompson; Joan and Margaret, at home), 4 stepsisters (Dorothy, Mary, Marjorie, and Eva Brubaker), and 3 stepbrothers (Vernon, Lewis, and Lloyd Brubaker, all of Vineland, Ont.). He confessed faith in Christ as his Saviour in his early years. He attended the United Church in St. Catharines, Ont., where he resided during the past year. It is thought that he lost his life in an attempt to rescue a companion (who was saved) from drowning. Funeral services were held at the funral home in Beamsville, Ont., July 28, conducted by S. F. Coffman and Willis Hallman. Interment was made in the Vineland Cemetery.

Transcriber's note: "funral" is the spelling used in the original text. Not my error.

Miller, -- Edwin L., son of Levi D. and Susanna (Mast) Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 11, 1885; passed away at the Pomerene Memorial Hospital, Millersburg, Ohio, July 31, 1943, after an extended illness which became serious about July 1; aged 67 y. 9 m. 22 d. He became a member of Martins Creek Mennonite Church in his youth and was a member at the time of his death. He was married to Jennie Hershberger, Sept. 6, 1908. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Mrs. Ruth Ireland, Wilmington, Calif.), 4 brothers (Martin, Picayune, Miss.; Fred, William, and Levi all of Millersburg, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by S. W. Sommer, Warren Miller, and Roman Stutzman, at the Martins Creek Church, Millersburg, Ohio.

Nofziger, --Jonathan, son of Joseph and Magdelene Nofziger, was born July 22, 1881, and peacefully fell asleep early Monday morning, July 27, 1953, of heart ailment, at the Detwieler Memorial Hospital; aged 72 y. 5 d. He belonged to a family of 10 children. Those who remain are: Anna;Mrs. Henry Rupp, and Lena;Mrs. George Short, Pettisville, Ohio; and Aaron, Huntertown, Ind. Those who preceded him in death were: Katie;Mrs. John Stalter; Leah;Mrs. Jacob Sauder; Mary;Mrs. Abe Yoder; Lydia, and two brothers who died in infancy. On Nov. 20, 1901, he was united in marriage to Amelia Sauder, sharing life's joys and sorrows for a little over 50 years. The home was blessed with 9 children. One son died suddenly nearly 5 years ago. He spent his entire life in Fulton Co., Ohio, and for the last eight years had been employed at the Detwieler Memorial Hospital. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, having his membership there until about 4 years ago when he and his companion felt the need of assisting the new work at Tedrow, at which time they transferred their membership to the Tedrow Mennonite Church. He was there to enjoy the service the week before his death. He leaves to mourn his loving companion 3 sons and 4 daughters (Jesse, Monrenci, Mich.; Otto, Archbold, Ohio; Sylvia;Mrs. Eldon Merrilat, Wauseon, olio; Floyd, Delta, Ohio; Marjorie;Mrs. Laurence Hilty, Pandora, Ohio; Vera;Mrs. Clyde Williams, Archbold, Ohio; and Verda;Mrs. Chauncey Mull, Wauseon, Ohio), 24 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. Besides their own children they had for 16 years made a home for Gladys Spangler, who was only 3 weeks old when her mother passed away. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio, in charge of Roy Sauder, C. B. Frey, and Jesse Short.

Shank, --infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shank, Hubbard, Oreg.; died the same day he was born. Graveside services were held July 29 at the Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery near Hubbard, Oreg. James Bucher, assisted by Jacob Roth, had charge of the services. The baby is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Wayne Edward, and Dale Richard), 2 sisters (Carol Ruth and Nancy Arlene), and 3 grandparents.

Warner, -- Lydia, daughter of Johnannes and Christian (Schweizer) Phister, was born Oct. 24, 1889, in Switzerland; died at the Eureka Mennonite Home July 19, 1953; aged 63 y. 8 m. 25 d. On April 22, 1925, she was united in marriage to Peter Wanner of Tremont, Ill. Her husband preceded her in death on July 13, 1945. She is survived by 2 brothers (Jacob and Albert, both of Mansfield), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Louisa Rentsch, Lamar, Mo.; and Mrs. Rosa Ripper, Tremont, Ill.; and Miss Anna Phister, Peoria, Ill.). Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Morton Mennonite Church where she was a member at the time of her passing. Funeral services were conducted at the Morton Mennonite Church in charge of Kenneth G. Good. Interment was in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume XLVII , Number 34 - August 25, 1953 --- page 822, 823

Barze, --August, Akers, La., was born Feb. 17, 1899; died July 26, 1953; aged 54 y. 5 m. 9 d. He leaves to mourn, his wife, Lucy Barze, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. A real desire of Bro. Barze was to start a mission in his community. He was burdened for his friends and loved one. Funeral services were in charge of Henry J. Tregle.

Brubacher, -- Eli, son of Jonas and Magdalena (Gingerich) Brubacher, was born March 14, 1872, in Oldborough, Elgin Co., Ont., Canada; passed away June 5, 1953, at the Kitchener;Waterloo Hospital after a brief illness; aged 81 y. 2 m. 23 d. Bro. Brubacher was a resident of St. Jacobs, Ont., since 1912. On March 12, 1902, he was married to Sister Lovina Ernst. In his earlier life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. He was a faithful attendant at services and a conscientious Christian. He was preceded in death by one son (Jonas), who died in infancy in 1905, and by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He is survived by his wife, one son (Clayton, St. Jacobs, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. Daniel Burkhart, Seattle, Wash.), 2 brothers (Jonas, Carlson, Alta.; and Jesse, Bareville, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church with Noah Hunsberger in charge, assisted by Paul Swarr. Burial was made in the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Camp, -- John J., son of Christian and Magdalena (Smith) Camp, was born Dec. 23, 1873; passed away at his home near Roanoke, Ill., to coronary thrombosis. He was united in marriage to Anna Elizabeth Schertz, Roanoke, Ill., on Feb. 13, 1900. She preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1952. He is survived by one son (Ezra J., St. Paul, Minn.), 4 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Sam, Washington, Il.; and Peter B., Hesston, Kans.). Three sisters and 2 brothers preceded him in death. In 1895 he passed the examination for a teacher's certificate for the public schools in Illinois. He attended Illinois State Normal University for 4 quarters and spent 3 years teaching. Following this he engaged in farming near Roanoke, Ill., and spent the remainder of his life there. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and united with the Metamora Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. He was one of the leaders in the movement to build a new church and was very much interested in the project until its completion. He served as church trustee, as a Sunday-school teacher, and also as treasurer of the building fund for the new building fund for the new church. He was a kind and devoted father and grandfather. His good Christian life was a inspiration to those who knew him. During his last year he found increased joy in the daily study of his Bible, and felt that his life was greatly enriched by God's Word. Funeral services were in charge of H. R. Schertz, assisted by Le Roy Kennel.

Good, --Anna W., daughter of the late Christian and Barbara Zimmerman, was born April 5, 1883; died July 2, 1953, at the Martin Nursing home, Goodville, Pa., where she had resided since May; aged 70 y. 2 m. 27 d. She was united in marriage to George N. Good, a minister, who died 12 years ago. She was a member of the Goodville Mennonite Church, Goddville, Pa. She is survived by one sister (Mrs. Emma W. Martin, Bowmansville, Pa.), and 3 brothers (Nathan, New Holland, Pa.; Weaver, Orrtanna, Pa.; and Allen, Goodville, Pa.). She had resided at the home of the latter before moving to the nursing home. A number of nephews and nieces also survive. Funeral services were held at the Goodville Mennonite Church, in charge of David Weaver and John Burkholder. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.

Hicks, -- Lucille, daughter of Walter and ----Lamb, was born Dec. 1, 1927, at Geer, Va.; died Aug. 3, 1953, in the Richmond, Va., hospital; aged 25 y. 8 m. 2 d. In June 1948, she was married to Jackson E. Hicks of Richmond, Va. She is survived by her husband, one son (Walter), 3 sisters (Mrs. Bertha Samuels and Mrs. Lillie Taylor, Standardsville, Va.; and Mrs. Annie Terry, Richmond, Va.), and 2 brothers (Grover and Scott Lamb, Geer, Va.). On June 25, 1939, she was baptized and became a member of the Mt. Hermon Mennonite Church. She spent about a month in the Richmond, Va., hospital undergoing several operations, and on Sunday evening, Aug. 2, she said, "Jesus, I will be with you in the morning; the Spirit is bringing me up." She then sang parts of several hymns and smiled to those around her bed. Immediately she went into a coma and quietly passed into eternity. Graveside services were conducted at Stanardsville, Va., Aug. 5, in charge of J. E. Kurtz. Burial was in the Stanardsville Cemetery.

Lind, ---Adelia (Spalding), was born May 1, 1885, in northern Indiana. Later the family moved to Louisiana where she grew up. As a young woman she went to Los Angels, Calif., and there in a Brethren Church she met Monroe Lind, to whom she was married Dec. 14, 1910. Two sons were born to this union (Milo, Wadsworth, Ohio; and Carl, Rittman, Ohio). She united with the First Mennonite Church, Wadsworth, Ohio, with her husband and was an active and faithful member as long as health permitted her to fulfill her duties. After a prolonged illness she was relieved on the evening on June 30, 1953; aged 63 y. 1 m. 29 d. Her husband, 2 sons and one granddaughter survive; also her aged mother (Mrs. Dora Spalding), one brother (Ira), and 3 sisters (Edna, Iowa, La.; Mrs. Arthur Matrene, Beeville, Texas; and Mrs. H. E. Matrene, De Riddder, La.). Her pastor, A. J. Neuenschwander, was in charge of the funeral services. Interment was in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Ohio.

Ranck, -- Susan, daughter of the late Christian B. and Susan (Zimmerman) Hertzler, was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., May 24, 1870; departed this life June 28, 1953; aged 83 y. 1 m. 4 d. She accepted Christ in her younger years and united with the Mennonite Church at Churchtown, Pa., and remained faithful until death. She is survived by 3 brothers (Daniel Z. and A. W. Hertzler, Camp Hill, Pa.; H. C. Hertzler, Mechanicsburg, Pa.), 3 sisters (Barbara;Mrs. Emanuel J. Lauver, and Mrs. Annie Zimmerman, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; and Alice;Mrs. Shelley Musser, New Holland, Pa.), many nieces and nephews, great-nieces, and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews. She was married to Isaac Ranck in 1914. He departed this life in 1928. Mrs. Ranck was survived by one stopson (Frank Ranck), and one stepgranddaughter. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church at Churchtown, Pa., by William Strong and Mervin Baer. Burial was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Rediger, --- Lena (Summers), was born near Milford, Nebr., June 23, 1880; passed away July 21, 1953; aged 73 y. 28 d. On Jan. 9, 1902, she was united in marriage to Pete Rediger. To this union were born 2 sons (Harry E., and Clinton H.), and 3 daughters (Mrs. Ray Stauffer, Mrs. Elmer Burkey, and Mrs. Dean Melson). Besides the sons and daughters, she also leaves 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mary Schlegel), 2 brothers (Dave and John Summers), and a host of other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful throughout the years. Funeral services were held July 23 from the East Fairview Mennonite Church, with Peter Kennel, Shickley, Nebr., officiating, assisted by Ammon Miller and Sterling Stauffer. Burial was made in the church cemetery.

Rinkenberger, -- Dale Joseph, was born May 8, 1932, to Hermon and Elsie (Householder) Rinkenberger, Bradford, Ill. Dale was stricken with polio and died a few days later in the Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill.; aged 21 y. 2 m. 21 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, of this community, one brother of Phoenix, Ariz., and a host of friends. Dale accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and was baptized and received as a member of the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Jan. 13, 1946. His passing is a loss to this church and community as well as to his family. The days in which he suffered we believe, sobered his life. Dale had two great ambitions; to be an airplane mechanic and to be a pilot. As a result of these ambitions he proceeded to secure the necessary schooling. This past spring he graduated from his 31 months of service as a jet engine mechanic. He also was successful in securing his commercial pilot's license. Now he was standing on the threshold of the future as a young man with careful preparation and training behind him. His sudden passing at this time is difficult for us to understand. Funeral services were held at the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill., Aug. 6, in charge of C. Warren Long. Burial was made in the Willow Springs Cemetery.

Short,-- Jesse, son of Joseph and Barbara Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1878. On June 26 Bro. Short suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital at Bryan, Ohio, where he passed away June 28, 1953; aged 75 y. 4 m. 12 d. On Nov. 10, 1903, he was united in marriage to Caroline Short. Sister Short passed away Jan. 12, 1941. This union continued for over 37 years. They lived on a farm near Stryker for a number of years, later moving to Stryker, where Bro. Short lived prior to his death. To them were born 2 sons, both dying in infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure, 8 brothers (Peter J., Emanuel, Simon, Ezra, John, and Joseph, of Archbold, Ohio; Elmer, Crissey, Ohio; and Ira, Wauseon, Ohio), and 4 sisters (Mary;Mrs. Menno Beck, Stryker, Ohio; Leah;Mrs. Elmer Werder, West Unity, Ohio; Barbara;Mrs. Clifford Armstorng, and Anna May, Archbold, Ohio). There preceded him in death his companion, 2 sons, his parents, stepmother, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Bro. Short accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in youth, united with the Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio, and remained faithful until the Lord called him home. Jesse was a kind neighbor and friend, willing to lend a helping hand. He deeply appreciated the hlp that was rendered to him after the death of his companion. He will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church, with Jesse Short and Walter Stuckey in charge.

Swartzentruber, -- Vernon Lee, infant son of John H. and Lydia Swartzentruber, was born April 21, 1953; passed away Aug. 9, 1953, at the Daviess County Hospital, Washington, Ind., at the early age of 3 m. 18 d. He is survived by his parents, by one brother (Donald Ray), 3 grandparents (Mrs. Amanda Swartzentruber, Loogootee, Ind.; Jacob and Lucy Miller, Montgomery, Ind.), 2 great-grandparents (Peter Miller, Odon, Ind.; and Lydia Stoll, Montgomery, Ind.), 7 uncles, and 7 aunts. Preceding him in death was his grandfather (John Swartzentruber). Funeral services were held at the Berea Mennonite Church, Aug. 10, in charge of David Graber, Tobias Slaubaugh, and Edd P. Schrock. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, -- Warren Henry, son of Henry H. and Bertha (Doolin) Yoder, Parnell, Iowa, was born April 6, 1943; passed away at the University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa; aged 10 y. 3 m. 29 d. On Aug. 4 he was seriously injured when the tractor which he was driving overturned, resulting in a fractured skull and severe brain injury. He never regained consciousness. In addition to his parents he is survived by one sister (Dorothy, Greenwood, Del.), 5 brothers (Howard, Wellman, Iowa; Kenneth, Parnell, Iowa; and Carl, Gordon, and Walter, his twin brother, all at home), his maternal grandparents, 2 nephews, and 2 nieces. To those who knew him best, Warren was robust, good-natured, a willing worker, and extremely bashful. He enjoyed Sunday school and summer Bible school, eagerly learning about Jesus who has now claimed another of His jewels. Funeral services were held at the West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa, in charge of Paul T. Guengerich and Max Yoder, with burial in the West Union Cemetery.

Ziegler, -- Helen, infant daughter of Ralph and Osie (Hertzler) Ziegler, was born July 1, 1953, at Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Va., and passed away the following day. Besides her parents she is survived by 2 brothers (Mildred and Audrey). Interment was made July 3 in the Warwick River Cemetery, Denbigh, Va., with a graveside service conducted by Truman Brunk.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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