Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1992

| Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 |

Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 5 - February 4, 1992 ­ page 14.

Birky, Richard Dean, 78, Adair, Okla. Born: Nov. 21, 1913, Gibson City, Ill., to John and Stella Mae Birky. Died: Dec. 12, 1991, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Katie Anna (Swartzendruber) Birky; children: R. Dwight, Janice Eckels, Judith Gulotta, Gloria Beachey; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joyce (daughter). He was ordained on Aug. 23, 1942, and was ordained a bishop in 1949. He was minister of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Adair, Okla., and served as bishop for Northeast Oklahoma area.

Brubacher, Elmer, 74. Born: Nov. 12, 1917, Waterloo County, Ont., to Henry and Hannah (Shantz) Brubacher. Died: Nov. 26, 1991, Waterloo, Ont. Survivors-wife: Myra (Shoemaker) Brubacher; daughter: Lois; brothers and sisters: Irvine, Emerson, Rebecca Bauman, Sarah Buehler, Elvina Martin; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Neil and Maurice (sons). Funeral and burial: Nov. 29, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop and Archie Ballantyne.

Burkhart, Mahlon, 66, Waterloo, Ont. Born: Sept. 2, 1925, Waterloo, Ont., to Menno and Hattie (Lichti) Burkhart. Died: Jan. 3, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Peggy (Shaw) Burkhart; children: Jim, Dale, Tom, Dave; brothers and sister: Eugene, Donald, Nora Shantz; 3 grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 5, Edward R. Good Funeral Home, by Doug Snyder. Burial: cremation.

Burkholder, Mary N. (Martin), 83, Denver, Pa. Born: June 17, 1908, Bluebell, Pa., to Harry H. and Emma Nolt Martin. Died: Nov. 5, Ephrata, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-husband: Amos R. Burkholder; children: Landis E., Leah Wiker, Daniel M.; brothers and sisters: Lester Martin, Allen Martin, Emma Landis, Edith Weaver, Grace Good; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 9, at Indiantown Mennonite Church, Ephrata.

Diefenbacher, Allen, 74. Born: Feb. 6, 1917, Waterloo County, Ont., to Leo and Rachel Diefenbacher. Died: Sept. 8, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-children: Clarence, Elsie, Marie, Newton; sisters: Elizabeth Wideman, Melvina Gingrich, Elmeda Bauman, Ida Weber; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Barbara Frey (wife). Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop.

Gindlesperger, Curtis M., 91. Born: Feb. 11, 1900, Somerset County, Pa., to David and Ellen (Speigle) Gindlesperger. Died: Jan. 3, 1992, Somerset, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Thelma Yaste, Marlene, Lois Wilson; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Olive I. Thomas (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 6, Thomas Mennonite Church, by Homer Schrock, Don Speigle, Norman Moyer, and Aldus Wingard.

Graybill, Paul C., 62, New Holland, Pa. Born: Feb. 19, 1929, Philadelphia, Pa., to J. Paul and Phebe Martin Graybill. Died: Nov. 26, 1991, Philadelphia, Pa. Survivors-wife: Verna G. Kreider Graybill; children: Sheryl Wiles, Donna Kreider, Larry N., Dean L., Donovan R.; brothers and sisters: Naomi Moon, Huldah Petersheim, Lois Graybill; 13 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 30, Ridgeview Mennonite Church, by R. Clair Umble, Raymond Lapp, and Robert Petersheim.

Kauffman, Joseph J., 90, Belleville, Pa. Born: Oct. 27, 1901, Belleville, Pa., to John G. and Mary Ellen (Stoltzfus) Kauffman. Died: Jan. 5, 1992, Mill Creek, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Fannie E. Swarey; children: Sadie Hartzler, Bertha Kanagy, Malinda Sharp; brothers: Fred L., Alvin J., Alpha J.; half brother: Rudy J.; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; one foster grandchild, 2 foster great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren, 33 step-great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 8, Beth-El Mennonite Church, by Foster King and Ray L Yoder. Burial: Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.

Leichty, Ada Mae (Roth), 87, Wayland, Iowa. Born: April 16, 1904, Wayland, Iowa, to Christian and Ida (Wyse) Roth. Died: Jan. 5, 1992, Wayland, Iowa. Survivors-children: Glen and Mahlon Leichty; sisters: Beulah Barron, Velma Smith; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William B. Leichty (husband) and Harold Leichty (son). Funeral: Jan. 7, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Ken Steckly and Glen Richard. Burial: Sugar Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller, Leonard, 75, Smithville, Ohio. Born: Feb. 25, 1916, Smithville, Ohio, to Howard D. and Clara Ramseyer Miller. Died: Sept. 30, 1991, Smithville, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Sarah (Plank) Miller; children: Robert, Donald, Rex, Kathy Smucker, Enid Schlonager, Amy Sharpe; brother and sister: Lloyd Miller, Louella Thut; 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 2, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Jim Schrag and Sharon Speigle.

Nafziger, Solomon, 87, Carthage, N.Y. Born: Feb. 19, 1904, Perth, Ont., to Nicholas and Mary (Steinman) Nafziger. Died: Dec. 8, 1991, Carthage, N.Y. Survivors-sister: Mary Nafziger. Predeceased by: Mabel Hall Nafziger (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 11, First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y., by Lester Bauman.

Peifer, Mary H., 88, Lititz, Pa. Born: May 19, 1903, Akron, Pa., to Isaac and Amanda (Hess) Witmer. Died: Jan. 4, 1992, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-children: Eugene W., Martin E., Erma Schwebbach, Arlene Walter; brother and sisters: Isaac Witmer, Mabel Snaveley, Irene Witmer, Eva Miller; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Martin S. Peifer (husband). Funeral: Jan. 8, Landis Homes East Chapel, by Don Good and J. Lester Graybill. Burial: Eby Cemetery.

Pletcher, Morris F., 73, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: June 22, 1918, Elkhart County, Ind. Died: Jan. 7, 1992, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-wife: Lucille (Risser) Pletcher; children: Dale, Harold, Nancy Hoover; brothers and sisters: Ephraim, Jerry, Luke, Rosie Lambright, Clara Rupp; 4 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 9, Olive Mennonite Church, by Dale Shenk.

Shantz, Melvin, 61. Born: Jan. 3, 1930, Waterloo County, Ont., to Levi and Melinda Shantz. Died: July 26, 1991, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Nadine Bradwell Shantz; children: Murray, Dave, Anne Bauman; stepchildren: Stephen Bradwell, Jennifer Bradwell; brothers and sisters: Noah, Urias, Orvie, Aden, Nancy Martin, Annie Gingrich; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alice (Martin) Shantz (first wife). Funeral and burial: July 30, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Willard Metzger.

Zehr, Samuel R., 92, New Bremen, N.Y. Born: April 13, 1899, Indian River, N.Y., to Joseph M. and Lydia (Rogui) Zehr. Died: Jan. 9, 1992, Carthage, N.Y. Survivors-wife: Edna M. (Yancey) Zehr; children: Evan S., Savilla R. Steria, Bernice L.; brothers and sisters: Menno R., Amos R., Vernon E., Martha R. Beller, Esther R. Moshier, Marion R. Gingerich; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 13, Lowville Mennonite Church, by Julius Moser and Richard Zehr. Burial: Conservative Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, N.Y.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 6 - February 11, 1992 ­ pages 14, 15.

Alderfer, Mabel Pullen, 81, Hatfield, Pa. Born: Dec. 16, 1910, Chester County, Pa., to Frank Chester and Lydia Anne (Kunkle) Miller. Died: Jan. 10, 1992, Lansdale, Pa. Survivors-son: Joseph H. Pullen; stepchildren: Esther C. Schlosser, Walter C. Alderfer; sister: Elmira Lumpkin; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph L. Pullen (first husband) and Irwin R. Alderfer (second husband). Funeral: Jan. 14, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer. Burial: Hillside Cemetery.

Beechy, Orin, 79, Wooster, Ohio. Born: Dec. 23, 1911, Berlin, Ohio, to George and Katie (Beechy) Beechy. Died: Dec. 19, 1991, Wooster, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Marie Ramseyer; children: Mary Lou Pfeiffer, Carol Beechy, Linda Houshower; brother: Atlee Beechy; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 23, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Jim Schrag and Sharon Speigle.

Book, Orrin D., 73, Sterling, Ill. Born: June 1, 1918, Penrose, Ill., to Oscar and Lottie (Detweiler) Book. Died: Dec. 6, 1991, Sterling, Ill. Survivors-wife: Zelma Zigler; children: Patricia McNinch, Judy Bailey; brothers and sisters: Nolan, Leland, Merlyn, Dorothy Ebersole, Miriam Krabill; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Brubaker, Anna M., 86. Born: Oct. 31, 1905, Clackamas, Ore., to Moses and Rosina (Bacher) Burkholder. Died: Dec. 3, 1991, of heart failure. Survivors-husband: Marlin Brubaker; children: Raymond, Wilma Hofer, Ruth Ramer, Marlin, Jr.; 24 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Duchess Mennonite Church, by Ray Landis and Charles Ramer.

Buchwalter, Agnes, 74, Dalton, Ohio. Born: Nov. 2, 1917, Berne, Ind., to David and Christine (Sprunger) Lehman. Died: Jan. 15, 1992, Massillon, Ohio, of a blood clot. Survivors-husband: Jay Buchwalter; children: Larry J., Carol Ann Dalton; brothers and sisters: Orlin Lehman, Gordon Lehman, Luella Hostetler, Florence Zimmerman; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 17, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Elno Steiner.

Ebersole, Ira D., 93, Homestead, Fla. Born: April 6, 1898, Clearspring, Md., to David and Mary Alice (Martin) Ebersole. Died: Jan. 10, 1992, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-children: Earl Ebersole, Mary Nussbaum, Ferne Conrad; sisters: Fanny Folk, Ella Ryan; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Effie Viola (Steiner) Ebersole (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 14, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

Frey, Lucinda (Brubacher), 83, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: March 1, 1908. Died: Jan. 19, 1992, Elmira, Ont. Survivors-children: Edna Shantz, Amsey Frey, Lena Weber, Alice Frey, Paul Frey, Ken Frey; sister: Lovina Weber; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John H. Frey (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 22, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Harold Schlegel.

Frye, Mary Louise (Wise), 73, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 8, 1918, Elkhart, Ind. Died: Jan. 12, 1992, Elkhart, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Freeman Frye; daughter: Sharon Yoder; brothers: Dale and Carlyle Wise; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 16, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wesley J. Bontreger.

Havice, Evelyn (Sweitzer), 63, Belleville, Pa. Born: Jan. 31, 1928, Belleville, Pa., to Frank H. and Grace Olive (Kibe) Sweitzer. Died: Jan. 15, 1992, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors-busband: George E. Havice, Sr.; children: George E., Jr., Connie Himes, Linda Knouse, Jack A., Amy Nale; brothers and sister: Robert and Walter Sweitzer, Sylvia Bunch; 11 grandchldren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 18, Barrville Mennonite Church, by Raymond S. Peachey.

Slabaugh, Laura M., 62, Rocky Ford, Colo. Born: Aug. 24, 1929, Hartville, Ohio, to Daniel J. and Martha Schmucker Slabaugh. Died: Jan. 19, 1992, Rocky Ford, Colo., of cancer. Survivors-sisters: Viola Bender, Edna Lundgren; half brother and half sisters: Elton, Mildred Miller, Mary Ann Hostetler. Funeral: Jan. 23, Rocky Ford Mennonite Church, by Paul Isaak. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Souders, Michael Scott, stillborn, Jan. 13, 1992, Columbus, Ohio, to Scott and Maria (Nissley) Souders. Survivors-grandparents: Robert and Pauline James, Eugene and Judi Souders; great-grandmothers: Mary Nissley and Geneva Sparks. Graveside service: Jan. 20, 1992, Sharon Mennonite Church, by Elvin J. Sommers.

Steiner, Cleo N., 98, Sterling, Ill. Born: Aug. 30, 1893, Morrison, Ill., to David and Ella Nice Steiner. Died: Jan. 16, 1992, Sterling, Ill. Survivors-children: Harold Steiner, Arlene Shipley; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Swope (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 22, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Wagler, Allen, 87, Baden, Ont. Born: Aug. 29, 1904, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Aaron and Leah (Litwiller) Wagler. Died: Jan. 12, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Sarah Gingerich Wagler; sister: Elmina Wagler. Funeral and burial: Jan. 15, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Mahlon Gerber and Fred Lichti.

Yoder, Barbara A., 97, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Aug. 14, 1894, Johnson County, Iowa, to Abraham F. and Anna Mary (Mueller) Troyer. Died: Jan. 19, 1992, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors-husband: Chris A. Yoder; children: Lester, Floyd, Delmar, Cecil, Kenneth, Leola Hershberger, Minerva Yoder; brothers and sister: Chris, Charles, Willis, Raymon, Orville Troyer, Dorothy Martin; 23 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 22, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and J. John J. Miller. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Yoder, Ivan Edwin, 80, Wayland, Iowa. Born: April 12, 1912, Kalona, Iowa, to Eli and Esther (Brenneman) Yoder. Died: Jan. 13, 1992, Wayland, Iowa. Survivors-children: Robert, Richard, Janet Peterson, Donald, Sandy Kunze; brothers and sisters: Marvin, Raymond, Wilbur, Duane, Eva Brenneman, Luella Yoder, Verna Gingerich; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elsie (Roth) Yoder (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 15, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Ruben Chupp and Doug Reichenbach.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 7 - February 18, 1992 ­ page 14.

Bauman, Clayton M., 58, Elmira, Ont. Born: March 21, 1933, Elmira, Ont., to Seranus and Veronica Bauman Martin. Died: Dec. 25, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Velina (Martin) Bauman; children: Dorothy Goudy, Darrel, Maynard; brothers and sisters: Phares Bauman, Florence Martin, Abner Martin, Mary Eby. Funeral and burial: Dec. 28, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale R. Bauman.

Esch, Gladys E. (Lapp), 83, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: May 16, 1908, West Liberty, Ohio, to David A. and Fannie Mae Hartzler Lapp. Died: Jan. 26, 1992, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-children: Floyd D., John Dale, Carol Shape, Miriam Grant; sister: Dorothy Lapp; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John David Esch (husband) and Donald J., Galen Eugene, Dean, and Dwight (sons). Funeral and burial: Jan. 29, South Union Mennonite Church, by Randy Reminder.

Hofstetter, Benjamin G., 77, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Nov. 11, 1914, Kidron, Ohio, to Reuben and Elma (Amstutz) Hofstetter. Died: Jan. 23, 1992, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-children: Margaret Miller, Leola Generke; sister and brother: Ellen Lehman, Richard Hofstetter; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Helen (Elsip) Hofstetter (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 27, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Miller, Eleanor B., 62, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: Feb. 1, 1929, Wellman, Iowa, to Merton A. and Lydia (Gingerich) Miller. Died: Jan. 23, 1992, Wellman, Iowa, of cancer. Survivor-brother: Dale Miller. Funeral and burial: Jan. 27, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss.

Miller, LeRoy "Roy," 80, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Dec. 25, 1911, Brandon, Colo., to Persaville and Ida (Burkholder) Miller. Died: Jan. 20, 1992, Hutchinson, Kan., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Alta L. Cooper Miller; brothers and sisters: Elgin, Percy, Ethel "Dot" Short, Nettie Brenneman. Funeral: Jan. 23, Elliot Chapel, by J. L. Williams. Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery.

Miller, Percy C., 69, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Jan. 18, 1923, Jet, Okla., to Persaville and Ida (Burkholder) Miller. Died: Jan. 27, 1992, Hutchinson, Kan., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Helen M. Ball Miller; son: Michael W.; brother and sisters: Elgin, Ethel "Dot" Short, Nettie Brenneman. Funeral: Jan. 29, Elliot Chapel, by David Tappe. Burial: Fairlawn Cemetery.

Shisler, Sallie (Souder), 70, Harleysville, Pa. Born: March 18. 1921, Telford, Pa., to Preston A. and Emma Ruth Souder. Died: Jan. 18, 1992, Abington, Pa. Survivors-children: Jay, Don, Joyce Coale, Darlene, Brent; brother and sister: Lester, Dorothy R. Miller; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Stanley G. Shisler (husband) and Dennis Ray (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 22, Salford Mennonite Church, by John Ruth, Willis Miller, and Don Hollinger.

Yoder, Hazel M. (Beck), 67, Hesston, Kan. Born: April 23, 1924, Newton, Kan., to Thaddeus and Henrietta (McFarland) Beck. Died: Jan. 22, 1992, Hesston, Kan., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Curtis J. Yoder; children: Ronald, Deanna K. Yutzy, Melinda S. Yoder; brother and sister: Howard Beck, Neva Miller; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 25, Hesston Inter-Mennonite Fellowship, by Duane Yoder and Waldo Miller. Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 8 - February 25, 1992 ­ page 15.

Bast, Harvey, 82, Wellesley, Ont. Born: July 23, 1909, Wellesley, Ont., to Jacob and Catherine (Albrecht) Bast. Died: Jan. 28, 1992, Milverton, Ont. Survivors-children: Rita Hahn, Viola Bender, Irene Beggs; brothers and sisters: Emerson, Robert, Edna Gerber, Erma Gerber, Esther Jantzi; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Marie McMillan (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 31, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Baum, Dorothy K. Shuman, 70, Leola, Pa. Born: March 3, 1921, Manheim Twp., Pa., to D. Edgar and Mabel (Stehman) Shuman. Died: Jan. 26, 1992, Leola, Pa. Survivors-husband: Wayne H. Baum, Jr.; children: Dorothy S. Eshleman, Kathryn S. Groff, Wayne S. III.; brothers and sisters: Mildred Beam, Mary Jane Kofroth, J. Robert Shuman; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 29, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by John B. Shenk and Karl E. Steffy.

Eberly, Anna Forrey, 96, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Sept. 19, 1895, Clay Twp., Pa., to Christian N. and Mary Charles Forrey. Died: Jan. 23, 1992, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-stepson: Willard M. Eberly; sister: Mary Hershey; 4 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Casper S. Eberly (husband). Funeral: Jan. 27, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin, Noah G. Good, and Tom Martin. Burial: Groffdale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Harman, Howard David, 86, Mt. Crawford, Va. Born: Dec. 6, 1905, Linville, Va., to Ernest S. and Lydia (Brunk) Harman. Died: Dec. 27, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-wife: Virginia Holsinger; children: Rosalie H. Dull, Ernest S., Ralph M., Paul E.; brother and sister: Johnnie W., Sebe H. Brunk; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Dec. 29, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Harold Eshleman and Robert Justis. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Lehman, Martha (Bixler), 86, Mount Eaton, Ohio. Born: Dec. 8, 1905, Kidron, Ohio, to John D. and Katie (Lehman) Bixler. Died: Jan. 31, 1992, Massilon, Ohio. Survivors-children: Florine Yoder, Doris Geiser, Merlin, Elton, Ruth Bontrager, David, Lawrence, Donald, Vera Gould, Carol Burkholder, Miriam Mumaw, Elizabeth Wiebe; brother and sisters: Clara Amstutz, Selma, Anne Evans, Hilda Johnson, Rueben; 36 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren Predeceased by: Sylvester Lehman (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 4, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns.

Miller, Doris Jean (Badertscher), 63, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Dec. 22, 1928, Bluffton, Ohio, to Otto and Lydia (Tschiegg) Badertscher. Died: Jan. 31, 1992, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Don Miller; children: Nancy, Karen Mareco, Barbara Hostetler, Donna Zuercher, Mark; sister: Laverne Badertscher; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 2, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns and Richard Ross.

Schertz, Aana L. (Schertz), 103, Eureka, Ill. Born: April 25, 1888, Washington, Ill., to Peter and Magdalena Esch Schertz. Died: Jan. 30, 1992, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-children: Laverne Brunk, Edith Hartzler; sister: Alma Smith; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Peter R. Schertz (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 3, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Elmer Wyse and Rick Troyer.

Winborn, Milton Jay, 74, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: July 20, 1917, Johnson County, Iowa, to John T. and Mabel F. (Schwimley) Winborn. Died: Feb. 2, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Charlotte Miller Winborn; children: Robert Moberly, Ralph Moberly, Jon Winborn, Mae Arceneaux, Margaret Hjelmstad; brothers and sisters: Everett, Walter, Russel, Lucille Williams, Alice Thompson, Esther Handsaker; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Feb. 5 at East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and J. John J. Miller.

Yoder, Fannie, E., 79, Topeka, Ind. Born: Nov. 7, 1912, Midland, Mich., to Eli and Savilla (Schmucker) Yoder. Died: Jan. 31, 1992, Topeka, Ind. Survivors-children: Marietta Leichty, Margaret Steury; brother and sisters: Laura Miller, Etta Miller, Elizabeth Dunlap, Melvin Yoder; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: M. M. Yoder (husband). Funeral: Feb. 3, Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Zook, Ira T., 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 28, 1905, Garden City, Mo., to Levi D. and Nettie Yoder Zook. Died: Jan. 29, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Ruby Martin Zook; children: Ira, Jr., Vera Schmucker; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ethel Detwiler Zook (first wife) and two sons. Funeral: Jan. 31, Goshen, Ind., by James Waltner; Feb. 2, Garden City, Mo., by James D. Yoder. Burial: Clear Fork Cemetery, Garden City, Mo.


Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

||| UP ||| Next --> |<-- Previous |

Copyright 1999 - All rights reserved - Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA
Used with permission by the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, INDIANA
Permission granted to private family researchers to use selected portions of these images to tell their family stories.
May not be mass-produced in any form for commercial purposes.