Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1992

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December 1, 1992 - no issue
Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 47 - December 8, 1992, pages 17,18

Alderfer, Zephaniah K., 80, Harleysville, Pa. Born: April 14, 1912, Upper Salford Twp., Pa., to Horace and Bertha (Keller) Alderfer. Died: Nov. 5, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Estella Grace (Moyer) Alderfer; children: Darvin, Jean Detweiler, Glenn, Elaine Stutzman, James Lee; brothers and sisters: Linford, Wellington, Horace, Pearl Leatherman, Frances, Bertha Burbank, Miriam Benner; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 8, Salford Mennonite Church, by John L. Ruth, James C. Longacre, and Wellington K. Alderfer.

Buckwalter, Ira J., 84, Intercourse, Pa. Born: Oct. 6, 1908, to Henry and Naomi (Kreider) Buckwalter. Died: Oct. 31, 1992, Lititz, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Pauline (Rohrer) Buckwalter; children: John, Henry, Elaine Buckwalter Stoner; foster son: Jacob Oher; sister: Mae Hoover; step-brother: John Eby; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. He was ordained in 1944 at Welsh Mountain Mennonite Church and served as treasurer of Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities for about 33 years. Funeral and burial: Nov.4, Paradise Mennonite Church, by Mark M. Leaman, Clair E. Eby, Donald W. Good, and Richard B. Buckwalter.

Obituary correction printed in the January 5, 1993 issue: Ira J. Buckwalter (Dec. 8, 1992, Gospel Herald) is survived by his daughter, Marian E.

Detweiler, Leroy, 73. Born: Dec. 15, 1918, Weatherford, Okla., to Benjamin and Anna Detweiler. Died: Sept. 14, 1992, Harrisburg, Pa. Survivors - wife: Florence Strong Detweiler; children: Ruth D. Lesher, Pamela L. Woods; brothers and sisters: Raymond, John, Martha, Dee, Ann, Alice Miller, Edith, Edna Brenizer, Cora Miller, Mable Miller; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 17, Slate Hill Mennonite Church, by Paul W. Nisly and Roger L. Steffy.

Freed, Stanley R., 68, Harrisonburg, Va. Died: Aug. 28, 1992, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - wife: Irene (Moyer) Freed; children: Geraldine Cassel, Ruth Delp, Elaine Myers, Rhoda Mock, Stanley, Stephen, Philip; sister: Edna Haws; 19 grandchildren.
He was ordained in 1955 by the Franconia Conference and pastored Herstines, Kaufman, Otelia, and Crossroads Mennonite churches. Memorial service: Franconia Mennonite Church, by Samuel Janzen and John Esht.

Helmuth, Orva A., 41, Hartville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 28, 1951, Ohio, to Andrew and Nettie Helmuth. Died: Oct. 24, 1992, Hartville, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Miriam Helmuth; daughters: Sally, Wilma Jean, Amy; brothers and sisters: Barbara Byler, Emma A. Helmuth, Wilma Troyer, Ervin, Andrew S., Jr. Funeral and burial: Oct. 28, Hartville Mennonite Church, by David Hall.

Hochstetler, Helen M. (Crilow), 79, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: July 26, 1913, Benton, Ohio, to Urias and Amelia (Thiel) Crilow. Died: Nov. 8, 1992, Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors - children: Martha Sommers, Mary Ellen Miller, Robert, Kenneth; brothers: Dan, Marcus, Earl and Edward Crilow; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Jonas H. Hochstetler (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 11, Martins Creek Mennonite Church, by Carl L. Wiebe.

Kaufman, John B., 99, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Feb. 19, 1893, Davidsville, Pa., to John J. and Malinda (Blough) Kaufman. Died: Nov. 2, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Willis, ÝÝHope Kauffman, John, Jr.; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elise (Mast) Kaufman (wife). Funeral: Nov. 6, Bonneyville Mennonite Church, by John F. Murray and Galen Johns. Burial: Middlebury Cemetery.

Keener, Amos L., 93, Lititz, Pa. Born: April 17, 1899, Lititz, Pa., to Henry and Elizabeth (Leaman) Keener. Died: Oct. 26, 1992, Lititz, Pa., of respiratory failure. Survivors - children: Carl (adopted), Edna; 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dorothy (Hershey) Keener (wife). Funeral: Oct. 29, Hammer Creek Mennonite Church by Fred Heller, Richard Hurst, and Samuel Burkholder. Burial: Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Linder, Ray E., 79, Canton, Ohio. Born: Sept. 13, 1913, Maximo, Ohio, to Eli and Lizzie (Schmucker) Linder. Died: Nov. 12, 1992, Canton, Ohio, of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Pauline (Maust) Linder; children: Jay, Ruth Ann Berkey; brothers and sisters: Helen, Margaret, Eva, Lena, Luella, Ada Yoder, Curtis, Leonard, Earl; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 15, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber.

Montgomery, Hattie (Houser), 90, Ontario. Born: June 18, 1902, Dunn Twp., Ont., to William and Grace (Cline) Houser. Died: Nov. 2, 1992, Dunnville, Ont. Survivors - 6 children, 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence Montgomery (husband). Funeral: Nov. 5, Hart Funeral Home, by Orrie Gingrich and Rod Weber. Burial: South Cauga Mennonite Cemetery.

Moyer, Martha (Gehman), 86, Riegelsville, Pa. Born: March 28, 1906, Barto. Pa., to William G. and Emma (Bergey) Gehman. Died: Nov. 10, 1992, Easton, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - children: Daniel, John, Edwin, Grace Aicher, Beulah Walter; brothers and sisters: Warren, Abram, and John Gehman, Anna Longacre, Mary Longacre, Ada Beiler; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 14, Swamp Mennonite Church, by William A. Brunk.

Nafziger, Della (Showalter), 98, Albany, Ore. Born: Oct. 2, 1894, Harrisonburg, Va., to Franklin and Emma (Bixler) Showalter. Died: Nov. 4, 1992, Albany, Ore. Survivors - stepchildren: Urlbert, Mervin, Florence; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Christian H. Nafziger (husband). Funeral: Nov. 9, Albany Mennonite Home Chapel, by Lynn Miller and John Willems. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Pfile, Freda (Detwiler), 85, Freeport, Ill. Born: Sept. 24, 1907, Shelby County, Mo., to William and Barbara Detwiler. Died: Nov. 12, 1992, Freeport, Ill., of cancer. Survivors - children: Elton, Lester, Everett, Vera Whitten; brothers and sisters: Jonas, Earl, and John Detwiler, Ruth Kreider; 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Orvis J. Pfile (husband) and Melvin (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 15, Freeport Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt.

Piper, Elmo V., 79, Coralville, Iowa. Born: March 17, 1913, Henry, Ill., to Bert and Lydia Ann (Hankins) Piper. Died: Nov. 2, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa, of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Edith (Kauffman) Piper; children: Larry, Ronald, Philip, Ruth Peterson, James; brother: Gene; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 5, First Mennonite Church, by Firman Gingerich, Diane Zaerr, and Wilbur Nachtigall (brother-in-law). Burial: Memory Gardens, Iowa ÝCity.

Riley, Harvey William, 73. Born: March 22, 1919, Wood River, Neb., to William and Sara (Stutzman) Riley. Died: Nov. 10, 1992, Lincoln, Neb., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Lois Stauffer; children: Rex, Bob, Sandra Christiansen, Arlene Roth; brothers and sisters: Earnest, Ferman, Walter, Elva Reil, Vera Springer, Naomi Yeachley, Mertice Hostetler; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Nov. 12, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Lloyd Gingerich and Bill Stalzman.

Roth, Vernon E., 85, Hesston, Kan. Born: May 27, 1909, Milford, Neb., to Daniel and Sophia (Zimmerman) Roth. Died: Nov 5, 1992, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - wife: Lois I. (Kauffman) Roth; children: Joanne, Becky, James, Lowell, Stanley, Marcia Huxman; brothers and sisters: Edna Ehrisman, Rose Weaver, Viola Oyer, Wilda Schrag, Clarence; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Brenda (daughter) and Phillip (son). Funeral: Nov. 8, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann and Paul Friesen. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Stutzman, Dale, 67, Roseville, Calif. Born: Jan. 21, 1925, Wood River, Neb., to Emanuel and Barbara (Schweitzer) Stutzman. Died: Oct. 18, 1992, Roseville, Calif. Survivors - wife: Mary (Steward) Stutzman; children: Dennis, Dannie; stepchildren: David Shepherd, Vickie Cole, Kathy Oren; brothers and sisters: Wayne, Gene, Dorothy Roth, Pauline Thompson, Marilyn Metheney; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 22, Julesburg Mennonite Church, by Arthur Roth. Burial: Mennonite Cemetery, Chappell, Neb.

Stutzman, Edward R., 84, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Feb. 20, 1908, Newton County, Ind., to Levi J. And Susanna C. (Schlabach) Stutzman. Died: Oct. 26, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Mary (Slabaugh) Stutzman; children: Velma Miller, Catherine Bender, Ruth Weirich; sister: Emma Yoder; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 29, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Harold Yoder. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Umstead, Edith (Weaver), 80. Born: April 13, 1912, Holmes County, Ohio, to Samuel S. and Katie Ann (Miller) Weaver. Died: Oct. 30, 1992, Berlin, Ohio. Survivors - children: Willard, Joy Stallman, Carol Yoder; brothers and sisters: Esther Domer, Laura Snyder, Emma Kaser, Amanda Croft, Lulu Miller, Atlee Weaver, Melvin Weaver. Predeceased by: Homer Umstead (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 2, Grace Mennonite Church, by David R. Clemens.

Transcribed by: Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 48 -December 15, 1992, page 18.

Bower, Aaron Cassel, 91, Lansdale, Pa. Born: Aug. 4, 1901, Montgomery County, Pa., to Aaron R. And Lizzie (Cassel) Bower. Died: Nov. 20, 1992, Sellersville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - daughter: Grace. S. Good; sister: Katie Halteman; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ella Mae Bower (wife) by three days and Merton (son). Memorial service: Nov. 21, Plains Mennonite Church by Richard J. Lichty. Burial: Nov. 23, Plains Mennonite Cemetery.

Bower, Ella Mae (Souder), 89, Lansdale, Pa. Born: April 22, 1903, Hatfield. Pa., to Elmer and Sallie (Geisinger) Souder. Died: Nov. 17, 1992, Sellersville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - daughter: Grace S. Good; brother: Garwood Souder; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Aaron C. Bower (husband) died three days later. Predeceased by: Merton (son). Memorial service and burial: Nov. 21, Plains Mennonite Church, by Richard J. Lichty.

Bowman, Mildred Elzina (Schisler), 86, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Feb. 16, 1906, Vineland, Ont., to Franklin and Selina (Werner) Schisler. Died: Nov. 22, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - children: Harold L., Enid Crowley, Stuart; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Moses Bowman (husband). Funeral: Nov. 25, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen. Burial: Roseville Community Cemetery.

Charles, Edna C. (Kauffman), 89. Born: Nov. 28, 1902, Lancaster County, Pa., to Albert H. and Ellen F. Kauffman. Died: Oct. 18, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - husband: Christian B. Charles; children: Paul K., Arlene K.; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 22, Habecker Mennonite Church, by Abram H. Charles, Norman Shertzer, Randy Martin, Elmer Kennel and Landis Myer.

Guntz, Henry B., 81. Born: Jan. 6, 1911, Upper Providence Twp., Pa., to John B. And Elizabeth (Bean) Guntz. Died: Nov. 14, 1992, Newport News, Va., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Erma M. (Halteman) Guntz; children: Allen H., Lois G. Blosser, Grace, Janice Collins; brothers and sisters: John B., James B., Anna E., Perle Halteman; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry (son) stillborn. Funeral and burial: Nov. 21, Salford Mennonite Church, by Hubert Schwartzentruber.

Haller, Donna Lee (Martin), 46, Denver, Pa. Born: Aug. 20, 1946, Ephrata Twp., Pa., to Charles W. And Naomi (Stehman) Martin. Died: Nov. 20, 1992, Denver, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - husband: John David Haller; stepmother: Lois Miller Martin; children: Duane, Jodi; brother: Jesse D. Martin. Funeral: Nov. 24, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin, A. Richard Weaver, and Leroy Martin. Burial: Indiantown Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kiertscher, Richard George, 59. Born: April 1, 1933, Kitchener, Ont., to Michael and Sara (Fleicher) Kiertscher. Died: Nov. 10, 1992, Kitchener, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Ruth Caroline (Gerber) Kiertscher; children: Peter Todd, Caroline Dawn; one grandson. Funeral: Nov. 13, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kratz, Harvey Wisler, 82, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 23, 1910, Silverdale, Pa., to Harvey and Lydia (Wisler) Kratz. Died: Nov. 7, 1992, Sellersville, Pa., of respiratory failure. Survivors - children: Kenneth M., Harold M., Mary L. Clayton, John H., Betty Ann Reiter, Doris W.; brothers and sisters: Bertha Kratz, Amos W., Roland W., Alton W., 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Edna (Moyer) Kratz (wife) and Clyde (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 10, Plains Mennonite Church, by Richard J. Lichty and Gerald C. Studer.

Miller, J. Melvin, 51, Mountville, Pa. Born: Dec. 16, 1940, Mount Joy Twp., Pa., to Ezra E. And Eva (Ruhl) Miller. Died: Oct. 24, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - brother and sisters: Leslie, Charlene Fry, and Lois Hilsher. Funeral: Oct. 28, Frank S. Miller Funeral Home, by J. Nelson Bechtold. Burial: Good Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Mary Elizabeth (Veil), 93. Born: Aug. 25, 1899, Johnstown, Pa., to Ralph Lee and Susan (Weaver) Veil. Died: Oct. 25, 1992, Johnstown, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - daughters: Joanne Zone, Margaret Vizi; sisters: Ruth Gilroy, Margaret Wiesheier; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chauncey Miller (husband). Congregational membership: Weaver Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 28, Owen Kitterer Funeral Home, by Harold E. Thomas. Burial: Richland Cemetery.

Rabe, Horst L., 62, Markham, Ont. Born: June 2, 1930, Hamburg, Germany, to Willy and Marie Rabe. Died: Nov. 7, 1992, Port Charolette, Fla., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Frieda Rabe; children: Olaf, Elizabeth, Eric; sister: Elka Dwenger; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dagmar (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 12, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Lawrence Burkholder and Steve Drudge. Burial: Rouge Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Short, Harold Henry, 80, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: April 22, 1912, Wauseon, Ohio, to Andrew and Mary (Miller) Short. Died: Nov. 12, 1992, Toledo, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Grace (Frey) Short; children: Merrill, Everett, Arnold, Geraldine Cooper, Ernestine Lehman, Brenda Shelby, Roslyn; brothers and sisters: Elden, Lawrence D., Louella Yoder, Viola Rufenacht, Lillie, Beulah Troyer, Florence Aeschliman, Martha Miller; 16 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Transcribed by Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 49 - December 22, 1992, pages 14,15.

Amstutz, Rufus, 82, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 28, 1909, Orrville, Ohio, to David and Anna (Zuercher) Amstutz. Died: July 22, 1992, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Clara Amstutz; children: Sidney, Howard, Violet, Rosalyn; sister: Elvina Gerber; stepsister: Luella Gerber; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandson. Funeral: July 26, Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church, by Ronald J. Williams. Burial: Sonnenburg Cemetery.

Baker, Ruth, 66, Morton, Ill. Born: Nov. 10, 1925. Died: Sept. 21, 1992, Peoria, Ill. Survivors - husband: Jim Baker. Funeral: Sept. 23, Trinity Mennonite Church, by Calvin R. Kaufman and David Troyer. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Brunk, S. D., 85, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 1, 1907, Peabody, Kan., to Jacob and Ada (Shank) Brunk. Died: Nov. 15, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Cleo (Cook) Brunk; children: Bonnie Hillerbrand, Doris Davis, R. Glendon; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Fronzoli, Amleto "Mike," 80, Johnstown, Pa. Born: Nov. 4, 1912, Jenners, Pa., to Alfred and Eva (Mattioli) Fronzoli. Died: Nov. 20, 1992, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors - wife: Annie C. (Hershberger) Fronzoli; children: Alfred L., Donald G., Doris E. Maurer, Mary Jane Beisel, Bonnie M. Davis; brothers and sisters: Virginia Sacerino, Pauline Stiffler, Alberta Ciucci, Daphno; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruby Jean (daughter). Funeral and burial: Nov. 23, Thomas Mennonite Church, by Homer Schrock and Donald Speigle.

Hattle, Esther (Woodell), 79, Jackson, Ohio. Born: June 7, 1913, Hillieard, Ohio, to Bert and Bertha (Coburn) Wodell. Died: Nov 7, 1992, Jackson, Ohio. Survivors - son: James; sisters: Mary Salyers, Helen VanOrd; 6 grandchildren 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Albert Hattle (husband). Congregational membership: Hillside Chapel Mennonite. Funeral: Nov. 11, Cox Funeral Home, by Jim and Isabel Mullett. Burial: Union Cemetery, Beaver, Ohio.

Helmuth, Sara Jane (Miller), 72. Born: Feb. 25, 1920, St. Joseph County, Mich., to John and Susan (Bontrager) Miller. Died: Oct. 30, 1992, Rugby, N.D. Suvivors - husband: Ervin Helmuth, Sr.; children: Ervin, Jr., Sanford, Virgil, Herschel, Esther, Carol, Avis, Miriam; mother: Susan Miller; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Nov. 3, Lakeview Mennonite Church, by Vernon Hochstetler and Ottis Yoder.

Hofstetter, Milton, 77, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Dec. 4, 1914, Kidron, Ohio, to Simon and Sarah (Nussbaum) Hofstetter. Died: Nov. 14, 1992, Kidron, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors - wife: Fern (Gerber) Hofstetter; children: Earl, Betty Prater, Doris, Harold, Mary Jean Arney, Irene Young, Barbara Miller; brothers and sisters: Leona, Ida, Sylvia Gerig, Anna, Lester; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Phyllis (daughter). Funeral and burial: Nov. 25, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Lapp, Mahlon C., 89, Sterling, Ill. Born: Jan. 27, 1903, Roseland, Neb., to Daniel and Ida (Good) Lapp. Died: Nov. 30, 1992, Sterling, Ill. Survivors - wife: Esther Good Lapp; children: Jon, Joel, Jerold; brothers: Truman and James; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Nafziger, Orrin, 89, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Aug. 26, 1903. Died: Nov. 24, 1992, Normal, Ill. Survivors - wife: Beatrice (Slabauch) Nafziger; children: Lorene Good, Lloyd E., E. Wayne; sisters: Mary Imhoff, Fannie Sommer, Agnes Hartzler; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 27, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Carl A. Horner.

Reedy, Gladys (Stalter) Zehr, 83, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 28, 1908, Chenoa, Ill., to Daniel D. and Alice (Miller) Stalter. Died: Nov. 24, 1992, Goshen, Ind., of a stroke. Survivors - husband: Clinton L. Reedy; brothers and sisters: Irvin, Lloyd, and Milo Stalter, Ferne Yordy, Marjorie Summer, Virginia Kreider. Predeceased by: Lloyd Zehr (first husband). Funeral: Nov. 28, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook and Edwin J. Stalter. Burial: Waldo Twp. Cemetery, Gridley, Ill.

Roth, Leslie "Les" Dale, 51, Milford, Neb. Born: June 3, 1941, Milford, Neb., to William and Emma (Stutzman) Roth. Died: Nov. 25, 1992, Seward, Neb., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Lauralee Roth; children: JoAnn, Mike, Mark; brothers and sisters: Irva Weis, Leona Miller, Rollin, George, Harold, Wayne. Funeral and burial: Nov. 28, Milford Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Troyer.

Schwartz, Emma Eicher, 61, Glendale, Ariz. Born: Dec. 7, 1930, Geneva, Ind., to Sam B. and Emma (Schwartz) Eicher. Died: Oct. 25, 1992, Glendale, Ariz., of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Sam B. Schwartz; children: Lester, Sherman, Rick, Brian, Myrna; brothers ansd sisters: Melvin, Samuel, Joseph, Jacob, Ben, Reuben, and Amos Eicher, Ruth, Betty Steury, Malinda Brandenberger, Clara Hart, Verena, Rosie Kopplin, Mary West; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 29, Trinity Mennonite Church, by Peter B. Wiebe. Burial: Glendale Memorial Park.

Stingel, John J., 84, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 14, 1908, Millersberg, Ind., to Christian and Mary (Bohn) Stingel. Died: Nov. 7, 1992, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors - children: Nancy Miller, Linda Yoder, Betsy Moore, Kathy Miller, Ron; sister: Anna Skelton; 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lucile K. Kinzer (wife), Fred (son) and Patsy Jensen (daughter). Congregational membership: College Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 10, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Nancy Kauffmann and James Waltner. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Sutter, Ervin H., 90, Joliet, Ill. Born: Dec. 19, 1901, Hopedale, Ill., to Amos and Mattie (Mast) Sutter. Died: Oct. 28, 1992, Hopedale, Ill., of lung cancer. Survivors - children: Lyle, Francis, Gene; sisters: Sadie Nafziger, Verna Nafziger; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, one step-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Irene Finney Vogel (wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 31, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith.

Turi, Julius, 56, Tofield, Alta. Born: March 30, 1936, Budapest, Hungary, to Julius and Anna Turi. Died: Nov. 24, 1992, Tofield, Alta. Survivors - wife: Marie Turi; children: Burton, Zoltan; brother: Anthony; mother: Anna Turi; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 27, Salem Mennonite Church by Levi Smoker.

Yoder, Rhea B., 94, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 18, 1898, Middlebury, Ind., to Sylvanus and Susie (Troyer) Yoder. Died: Nov. 14, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - brother: Paton. Congregational membership: College Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 18, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Nancy Kauffmann and James Waltner. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.

Transcribed by Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 50 - December 29, 1992, page 17.

Derstine, Elizabeth H. (Krupp), 94, Souderton, Pa. Born: May 29, 1898, Souderton, Pa., to Benjamin N. and Martha (Hendricks) Krupp. Died: Dec. 2, 1992, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - children: Stuart K., Gladys Kulp, Phillis Moyer; brother and sister: Benjamin H. Krupp, Katie Detweiler; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edwin A. Derstine (husband). Funeral: Dec. 5, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Detweiler, Miriam (Hockman), 71, Milford, Pa. Born: Aug. 28, 1921, Hilltown, Pa., to George L. and Eva M. (Detweiler) Hockman. Died: Dec. 2, 1992, Milford, Pa., of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Survivors - children: Thomas W., William B., John W., G. Michael; brothers and sisters: Kathryn H. Clemens, Ruth M. Senior, Russell D. Hockman, Warren D. Hockman; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: J. Warren Detweiler (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk and Tom Thomas.

Egli, Ellen Elizabeth (Swanson), 89, Manson, Iowa. Born: Oct. 15, 1903, Murray County, Minn., to Sam and Selma (Chelin) Swanson. Died: Nov. 13, 1992, Webster City, Iowa, of a stroke. Survivors - son: Lyle; brother and sister: Mayme Cloud, Frank Swanson; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joel Egli (husband). Funeral: Nov. 16, Manson Mennonite Church by Curt Kuhns and Brad Schantz. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Emerson, Mildred G. (Heiser), 74, Fisher, Ill. Born: May 5, 1918, Fisher, Ill., to Jake and Amelia (Ingold) Heiser. Died: Dec. 4, 1992, Gibson City, Ill., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - husband: R. D. Emerson; children: Ruth Horsch, Mary Lou Kelley, Anna Kay Friesen, Phyllis Marie Mishler; brother and sister: Lola Mae Knox, Harold Heiser; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one son. Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Millard Osborne and James Horsch.

Hackman, Henry S., 86, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 29, 1905, Franconia, Pa., to John M. and Katie (Stauffer) Hackman. Died: Dec. 3, 1992, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sister: Lydia S. Landis, Warren S., John S. Predeceased by: Emma (Swartley) Hackman (wife) and Miriam (Bergey) Hackman (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Floyd M. Hackman and John M. Ehst.

Hostetler, Ella R. (Rhodes), 92, Kalona, Iowa. Born: March 17, 1900, Kalona, Iowa, to Chris J. and Eliza (Gingerich) Rhodes. Died: Dec. 4, 1992, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - husband: Amos Hostetler; daughter: Phyllis Christner; brothers and sisters: Katie Frey, Alta Marner, Frank, John, Emery, and Eldon Rhodes; 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 7, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh, Scott Swartzendruber, and David L. Yoder. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Jones, Levi J., 68, Middlebury, Ind. Born: March 4, 1924, LaGrange County, Ind., to Jacob E. and Bertha (Kemp) Jones. Died: Nov. 9, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Annie Schrock Jones; children: Glenda Jones Van Paris, Jane Wainscott; brothers and sisters: Nellie Slabach, Amelia Slusher, Mary Ann Hostetler, Nathaniel, Abe, David; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Clarence Rempel. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

King, Katheryn Laurine (Miller), 82, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 24, 1910, Wellman, Iowa, to William and Sadie (Hartzler) Miller. Died: Dec. 1, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors - sons: Keith, Ronald; sister: Mary Eulah Slaymaker; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Eli G. King (husband). Funeral and burial: Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Orie Wenger and Wayne Bohn.

Klopfenstein, Alice M. (Merillat), 83, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Feb. 9, 1909, Archbold, Ohio, to Louis and Elda (Weber) Merillat. Died: Dec. 1, 1992, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Arthur B. Klopfenstein; children: Donna Gautsche, Pauline King, Dale Klopfenstein, Phyllis Yoder, Marlin Klopfenstein, Linda Riegsecker; sisters: Marjorie Beaverson, Pearl Hess, Loueen Rupp; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Delmer (son). Funeral: Dec. 4, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Wilmer Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Krepps, Alice (Smith), 82. Born: Sept. 12, 1910, Belleville, Pa., to Roy H. and Viola Mae (Knepp) Smith. Died: Nov. 29, 1992, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - children: Martina Peachey, Betty Sharp, Robert W., Jean Stolzfus, Peggy Yoder, Buddy H., Helen Zook, Zelda R., Glenn D.; sister: Nellie M. Thomas. Predeceased by: Wesley H. Krepps (husband). Funeral: Dec. 2, Rockville Mennonite Church, by David Sharp and Erie Renno. Burial: St. Johns Lutheran Cemetery.

Leto, Frank C., 88, Gainesville, Fla. Born: July 29, 1904, Tamp, Fla., to Felice and Angelina Leto. Died: Nov. 29, 1992, Gainesville, Fla., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Gertrude (Motter) Leto; children: Frank C., Jr., Wanda (Wendy) Maxwell; brothers and sisters: Joseph, Lily Penz, Rose Archer; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec.2, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, by Heidi Regier Kreider. Burial: Forest Meadows Memorial Park.

McClymonds, Betty M. (Allebach), 62, Lansdale, Pa. Born: April 28, 1930, Philadelphia, Pa., to Abraham G. and Mary Ruth (Cassel) Allebach. Died: Dec. 2, 1992, Lansdale, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - daughter: Risa. Funeral and burial: Dec. 5, Methacton Mennonite Church, by Kirk Hanger.

Schrock, Lawrence Allen, 87. Born: Oct. 7, 1905, Garden City, Mo., to David M. and Susanna (Diener) Schrock. Died: Nov. 8, 1992, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - wife: Lydia Ann (Zook) Schrock; sons: James, Richard, David; sisters: Mary, Florence Yoder; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carrie Rebecca (Zook) Schrock (first wife), Carole Jean and Alberta June (daughters). Congregational membership: Harrisonville Mennonite Church.

Weaver, Lottie Elizabeth, 87, Hesston, Kan. Born: Nov. 3, 1905, Newton, Kan., to Moses M. and Maria (Hess) Weaver. Died: Dec. 8, 1992, Hesston, Kan. Funeral: Dec. 11, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich and Ken Livengood. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Transcribed by Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois.

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