Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1996

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Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 10 - March 5, 1996


Gingerich, Sarah Jutzi, 88, Baden, Ont. Born: July 1, 1907, East Zorra, Ont., to Daniel and Veronica Roth Jutzi. Died: Feb. 10, 1996, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-children: Elroy, Irene Schultz, Harold, Viola MacGillivray, Leola Roth; 18 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmer Gingerich (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Ingrid Loepp Thiessen and Herb Schultz.

Martin, Allen K., 73, Lititz, Pa. Born: June 22, 1922, Lancaster County, Pa., to Clayton C. and Lizzie H. Kurtz Martin. Died: Dec. 7, 1995, Manheim Twp., Pa. Survivors-wife: Lydia G. Martin; children: Lawrence M., Larry L., Linda Fay Woodhouse, Twila Mae Houck; brothers and sisters: Harvey K., Aaron K., Ammon K., John K., Mary Witmer, Nora High; 6 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Ephrata Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Dec. 11, Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, by M. John Nissley, L. Keith Weaver, and Carl Kniss.

Martin, Charles W., 78, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Jan. 25, 1917, Lancaster, Pa., to Henry S. and Mattie R. Snader Martin. Died: Nov. 10, 1995, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-wife: Lois M. Miller Martin; son: Jesse D.; brother and sisters: G. Earl, Leah S. Hurst, Lydia M. Martin, Edith A. Gingrich; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Doris N. Stehman Martin (first wife), Donald R. (son), and Donna L. Martin HaIler (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 13, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by L. Keith Weaver and M. John Nissley. Burial: Indiantown Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Minnie Wingard, 92, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Sept. 30, 1903, Cambria County, Pa., to Ammon and Hettie Kaufman Wingard. Died: Jan. 13, 1996, Johnstown, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Louise Gehman, Mary Holsopple; brothers and sisters: Robert, Eva Wagner, Orie, Frieda Mahler, Willard; 13 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: James Miller (husband), Esther and Eva (daughters), and James (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 16, 1996, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Donald D. Sharp.

Schrock, Almeda L. Lasater, 84, Metamora, Ill. Born: Jan. 11, 1912, Lockwood, Mo., to William L. and Emillaia Sweeney Lasater. Died: Feb. 13, 1996, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-children: Merlin J., Marvin, Mary Y Yoder , Marie Selby; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mearl A. Schrock (husband). Funeral: Feb. 16, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert Nolt. Burial: Stewart-Harmony Cemetery.

Shank, Winona Swartz, 85, Sarasota, Fla. Born: April 28, 1910, LaJunta, Colo., to J. Clyde and Anna Flisher Swartz. Died: Feb. 11, 1996, Sarasota, Fla., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Grace Witmer, Goldie Pfile, Ray and Wilmer Shank; brothers and sisters: Karen Graber, Ernest F. and Weldon Swartz. Predeceased by: Ward D. Shank (husband). Funeral: Feb. 14, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, by Rocky Miller. Burial: Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Weaver, Paul F., 85, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 4, 1910, Harrison Twp., Ind., to Christian and Sarah Martin Weaver. Died: Feb. 7, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Nina Weldy Weaver; children: Evelyn Miller, Fay Etta Horst, Shirley Penner, Edward R., Wayne, Lawrence; 18 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jane Wyse (daughter). Funeral: Feb. 11, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger and Clare Schumm. Burial: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church North Cemetery. He pastored the First Mennonite Church in Colorado Springs for nine years.



Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 11 - March 12, 1996

Fisher, Ben, 99, New Holland, Pa. Born: Sept. 27, 1896, East Earl Twp., Pa., to Christian S. and Leah Beiler Fisher. Died: Feb. 5, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Mary Nestlerode, Sarah Dake, Leah Zook, Lydia Martin, Emma Koerner, Ruth Schrock, Anna Swarr, Eva Hershey, Amos F., Chris S.; 50 grandchildren, 130 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren . Predeceased by: Annie E. Flaud Fisher (second wife) and Fannie Zook Fisher (first wife). Funeral: Feb. 8, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Clair Umble and Richard Umble. Burial: Stoltzfus Cemetery.

Fisher, Lester H., 84. Born: Sept. 17, 1911, Salem, Tex., to Stephen S. and B. Lavina Hooley Fisher. Died: Jan. 27, 1996, Honey Brook, Pa. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Harry L., Ralph S., J. Kenneth, D. Edwin, Alvin B., Harold L., Vernon J., Verda E. Byler, Mabel G. Kennel, Ruth Hershey, F. Grace Ours. Predeceased by: Kathryn H. Weaver Fisher (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 31, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Herman N. Glick, R. Clair Umble, and P. Melville Nafziger.

Gehman, Brian L., 33. Born: Feb. 26, 1962, Sellersville, Pa., to Robert H. and Edith Zehr Gehman. Died: Jan. 3, 1996, Easton, Md., of pneumonia. Survivors-brothers: Brent, Bradley, Brooke. Funeral and burial: Jan. 6, Tressler Mennonite Church, by Lowell Bechtel, Robert Zehr, and Vernon Zehr.

Hostetter, Harry J., 65, Atglen, Pa. Born: Oct. 7, 1930, Gap, Pa., to Jay and Margie Hershey Hostetter. Died: Feb. 16, 1996, Atglen, Pa. of cancer. Survivors-wife: Lois Landis Hostetter; children: Richard E., Kenneth E., J. Michael, Sandra J. Mowrer, Peggy L. Rutt; brother and sisters: Wilmer, Anna Kreider, Elva Martin, Vera Mast, Rosa Weidman; 16 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 20, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Richard L. Buckwalter and Richard B. Buckwalter. Burial: Old Road Mennonite Church Cemetery .

Hutchison, Erle, 94, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 18, 1901, Clarence, Ill., to Louis and Mabel Currie Hutchison. Died: Jan. 15, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Catherine Martin Hutchison; daughters: Patricia Abild, Marilyn Thorderson; brother and sister: James, Jessie Perry; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: College Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 19, Greencroft Meeting house, by James Waltner and David Brunner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Knepp, John Roy, 89, Kalona, Iowa. Born: April 16, 1906, Johnson County, Iowa, to John J. and Mary Miller Knepp. Died: Feb. 16, 1996, Wellman, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Mary Rhodes Knepp; children: Clayton, Wallace, Cleo, John, Darlene; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. predeceased by: Edward (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 19, East Union Mennonite Church, by Noah Helmuth and Michael Loss.

Kremer, Lorne W., 66, Hesston, Kan. Born: Feb. 18, 1929, Milford, Neb., to William H. and Malinda Miller Kremer. Died: Feb. 17, 1996, of pulmonary fibrosis. Survivors-wife: Hazel King Kremer; children: Richard, Russell, Rodney, Kathleen; sisters: Opal Miller, Margaret Roth, Ora Bender, 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 20, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich and Louise Wideman. Burial: Eastlawn cemetery .

Lehman, Margaret Grace Roth, 77, Tofield, Alta. Born: March 28, 1918, Tofield, Alta., to Valentine and Lydia Stauffer Roth. Died: Feb. 7, 1996, Tofield, Alta., of cancer. Survivors-sons: Douglas, Lorne, Bob, Maurice; sisters: Martha Sitler, Florence King; 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Melvin Lehman (husband) and Murray (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 12, Salem Mennonite Church, by Orvin Boettger, Ray Landis, and Dan Graber.

Newswanger, Willis R., 78, New Holland, Pa. Born: Jan. 21, 1917, Salisbury Twp., Pa., to Aaron W. and Lavina B. Gehman Newswanger. Died: Dec. 19, 1995, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Alice Keeport Newswanger; children: Carl K., Aaron K., Galen R., Ella; sisters: Mary Fritz, Anna Arment, Ella Hershey, Ruth Long; half brothers and sister: Landis and Mahlon Newswanger, Martha Beyers; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Old Road Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 27, Mennonite Home's Orrville Chapel, by Richard L. Buckwalter and Robert A. Martin. Burial: Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Rhodes, Sadie, 88, Ocala, Fla. Born: Oct. 14, 1907, Rockingham County, Va., to Emmer and Stella Heatwole Rhodes. Died: Jan. 14, 1996, Ocala, Fla. Survivors-son: Glenn; brother and sisters: Stanley Rhodes, Margaret Keller, Minnie Carr , Hazel Heatwole, Helen Shank, Marie Shank; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Willie Rhodes (husband) and 4 sons. Funeral and burial: Jan. 17, Central Baptist Church, by Jesse and Andy Bloom.

Schweitzer, J. Alvin, 89, Kouts, Ind. Born: Sept. 8, 1906, Milford, Neb., to Christian and Mary Erb Schweitzer. Died: Feb. 15, 1996, Valparaiso, Ind. Survivors-wife: Mabel Reinhardt Schweitzer; stepchildren: Leila Hostetler , Madelyn Eichelberger, Roland Good; 10 stepgrandchildren, 22 step great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 17, Kouts, Ind., by John F. Murray and LeRoy Kennel. Burial: Hopewell Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Nora E., 85. Born: Aug. 19, 1910, Elverson, Pa., to Jacob P. and Annie Reeser Stoltzfus. Died: Jan. 23, 1996, Honey Brook, Pa. Funeral and burial: Jan. 27, Kinzer Mennonite Church, by Herman N . Glick and Aquila E. Stoltzfus.

Wenger, Edna Rebecca, 90, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 24, 1906, Rockingham County, Va., to Daniel P. and Emma F. Heatwole Wenger. Died: Feb. 8, 1996, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivor-sister: Oma Bowman. Funeral: Feb. 10, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community auditorium, by Joe and Edith Shenk and Glendon Blosser. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, John, 94, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: Sept. 5, 1901, St. Joseph County, Ind., to Jacob V. and Caroline Bleile Yoder. Died: Jan. 28, 1996, Elkhart, Ind., of a coronary occlusion. Survivors-children: Marlene Miller, Lorene Gross, Theda Mast, Royce, Kenneth; sister: Alma Stahly; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel Yoder (wife), and Wilda and Janice Yoder (infant daughters). Funeral: Feb. 2, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger and John King. Burial: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Patricia Shellenberger, 67, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 24, 1928, Goshen, Ind., to Edward G. and Mat tie Miller Shellenberger. Died: Dec. 29, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: Jay Harold Yoder; children: Beth Jensen, Barbara, Stephen; brother and sister: James Shellenberger, Beverly Miller; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 3, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Violett Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 12 - March 19, 1996


Benner, Charles Henry, 73, Julesburg, Colo. Born: Oct. 27, 1922, Scribner, Neb., to Henry J. and Dora L. Ditson Benner. Died: Feb. 8, 1996, Grand Island, Neb., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Florence Elaine Brandenburg Benner; children: Todd Ryan, John Reed, Scot Alan, Mary Beth Ingram, Gail Ann Elsasser; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 17, Julesburg Mennonite Church, by Arthur J. Roth. Burial: Fort McPherson National Cemetery.

Crelli, William, 78, Johnstown, Pa. Born: Dec. 1,1917, Windber, Pa., to Louis and Catherine Crelli. Died: Feb. 23, 1996, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors-wife: Louise Anderson Crelli; children: William, Linda; brother and sisters: Louis, Elva Dresner, Martha Henger. Congregational membership: Blough Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 28, Forest Lawn Chapel, by Richard Mininger and David Mishler. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Gingerich, Henry E., 75, Dundee, Ohio. Born: March 6, 1920, Holmes County, Ohio, to Emanuel and Lizzie Ann Troyer Gingerich. Died: Feb. 26, 1996, Dover, Ohio. Survivors-children: Mary Hershberger, Esta Mast, Joanna Rowe, Gladys Yoder; brothers and sisters: Atlee, Paul, Ida, Emma Yoder, Nora Miller, Nettie Hochstetler; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Verna Yoder Gingerich (wife). Funeral: Feb. 29, Berlin Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger and Leon Shrock. Burial: Berlin Twp. Cemetery.

Gingerich, Louisa Swartzendruber, 90, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: Aug. 31, 1905, Wellman, Iowa, to Christian and Magdalena Bender Swartzendruber. Died: Feb. 14, 1996, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-children: Minnie Knepp, Donald, Doris N Nafziger, Mary Hickman, Mollie Miller; sister: Katie Brenneman Miller; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clark Gingerich (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 17, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Wayne Bohn and Robert K. Yoder .

Good, Elizabeth Magdalene, 89, Elida, Ohio. Born: Oct. 29, 1906, Elida, Ohio, to Christian and Emma Jane Heatwole Good. Died: Feb. 9, 1996, Delphos, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-children: Dorthea Sauder, Lowell, Marvin, Bertha Bontrager, Helen Heatwole; brothers and sisters: Merlin, Ethel Snider, Mary Armstrong, Velma; 13 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Aaron S. Good (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 12, Salem Mennonite Church, by Mel Hathaway.

Grove, Thomas D., 84, Markham, Ont. Born: March 30, 1911, Markham, Ont., to Jacob L. and Frances Diller Grove. Died: Feb. 13, 1996, Markham, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Sarah Hoover Grove; children: Alvin, Margaret Stutzman, Elisabeth McKay, Erle; brother: Aaron; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 19, Markham, Ont., by Lawrence Burkholder. Burial: Wideman Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hinson, Edwin Ward, 60, Newport News, Va. Born: June 15, 1935, Peachland, N.C., to Lonnie J. and Mary Hamilton Hinson. Died: Jan. 18, 1996, Newport News, Va., of emphysema. Survivors-wife: Suzanne Sault Hinson; children: Eric B., David W., Karen Hinson Crumly; mother; brothers: J. Kirby, Robert N., David J., W. Michael; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 21, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook.

Hollinger, Melvin L., 74. Born: June 15, 1921, Lampeter, Pa. Died: Feb. 19,1996, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-wife: Lois Witmer Hollinger; children: Barbara Kilgro, Dorothy Finch, Donald, Robert, Daniel, Richard; brothers and sisters: Lloyd, Clair, Elma Spangler, Mary Hostetter, Ruth, Kay; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 22, New Providence Mennonite Church, by Paul Dagen and Bob Harnish.

Landis, Ruth R. Clemens, 93, Hatfield, Pa. Born: Oct. 20, 1902, Hatfield, Pa., to Jacob and Hanna Rittenhouse Clemens. Died: Feb. 12, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Rhoda Bishop, Gladys Kulp, Jacob C., Ruth Longacre; 15 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Abram A. Landis (husband). Funeral: Feb. 17, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by John L. Ruth, James C. Longacre, Merlin S. Hendrick, and Douglas Jantz. Burial: Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Lehman, Titus Irvin, 84, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Nov. 30, 1911, Manheim Twp., Pa., to Levi E. and Catherine Brubaker Lehman. Died: Feb. 3, 1996, Lititz, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Richard N., Esther L. Myer, Grace D. Congregational membership: East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 7, Landis Homes Chapel, by Melvin H. Thomas and Donald Good. Burial: Mellinger Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Pletcher, Ida Stahly, 99, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 20, 1896, Nappanee, Ind., to Daniel and Sarah Smucker Stahly. Died: Feb. 29, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Arlene Hartman, Shirley Martin, Virgil, Paul; sister: Dorothy Hoffer; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: S. Miles Pletcher (husband). Funeral: March 3, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger. Burial: Yellow Creek Mennonite Church North Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 13 - March 26, 1996


Allebach, Mamie Yothers, 86, Souderton, Pa. Born: April 7, 1909, Dublin, Pa., to Abram K. and Anna Rice Yothers. Died: Feb. 27, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: Mary Alderfer, Merrill, Joseph, David; brothers and sisters: Henry and Warren Yothers, Bessie Landes, Anna Yoder, Naomi Morton, Elsie Moyer, Ruth Moyer, Florence Hunsberger, Marion Zischang; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph F. Allebach (husband), Darvin (son), and Ruth (daughter). Funeral: March 4, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Mike Derstine. Burial: Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery .

Clemmer, Hannah S. Shoemaker, 92, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 22, 1903, Elroy, Pa., to Abram A. and Mary A. Nice Shoemaker. Died: March 5, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Betty Kropf, Merrill S., Vernon S., Arlan S.; 11 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Linford H. Clemmer (husband). Funeral: Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Russell B. Musselman. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Dawson, Mary Catharine Hoover, 83, Ontario. Born: Sept. 1, 1912, Selkirk, Ont., to Erwin E. and Phoebe Hallman Hoover. Died: Feb. 10, 1996, Burlington, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-children: Jack, Jim, Mary Kinsey, David, Harold, Margaret Hoover, Lexie McDonald, Ken, Donald; sisters: Vernice Hoover, Barbara Staueffer Fretz; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Arthur F. Dawson (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Rainham Mennonite Church, by Rod Weber, Cyril Gingerich, and Doug Hallman.

Erb, Leroy, 75, Bayfield, Ont. Born: May 2, 1920, Stanley Twp., Ont., to Aaron and Veronica Gerber Erb. Died: Jan. 28, 1996, London, Ont. Survivors-wife: Laura Esther Gascho Erb; sons: Mervyn, Arnold; brother: Harold; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Blake Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 1, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Philip Bender and Ephraim Gingerich.

Fretz, Clarence Y., 85, Hagerstown, Md. Born: Feb. 3, 1911, Bucks County, Pa., to William D. and Hannah Yoder Fretz. Died: Feb. 22, 1996, Hagerstown, Md. Survivors-wife: Lela I. Eshleman Fretz; children: Lois Keener, Rachel, Paul C., Esther; sister: Grace; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 26, Reiffs Mennonite Church, by David Thomas, Reuben Martin, Darrel Martin, and Samuel Martin.

Gingerich, Earl, 82, Zurich, Ont. Born: Feb. 1, 1913, Zurich, Ont., to Solomon and Emma Kennel Gingerich. Died: Jan. 30, 1996, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors-wife: Malinda Steckle Gingerich; daughter: Erlene Stewart; brothers and sisters: Alvin, Neil, Lennis, Elda Bender, Doreen Oesch, Della Mae Gascho, Dorothy Bowman, Helen Gingerich; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 3, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Philip and Julie Bender.

Imhoff, Glenwood L., 88, Eureka, Ill. Born: Nov. 7, 1907, Washington, Ill., to Jacob and Katherine Schertz Imhoff. Died: March 2, 1996, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-daughter: Kathy Zehr; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Laura M. Gingerich Imhoff (wife) and three daughters. Funeral: March 5, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert Nolt. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery.

Price, Mary Longacher, 86, Newport News, Va. Born: March 18, 1909, Lit tIes, Ind., to William S. and Mary Witmer Longacher. Died: Jan. 18, 1996, Newport News, Va. Predeceased by: Barney B. Price (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 20, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook.

Rohrer, Willis W., 81, Smoketown, Pa. Born: March 21, 1914, Smoketown, Pa., to Peter L. and Bertha Wenger Rohrer. Died: Feb. 27, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Clara Groff Rohrer; children: Gerald C., Gordon D., Dianne K. Dulio; brothers and sisters: Clarence W., Peter L., Earl W., Mary E.; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Grace Kindig Rohrer (first wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 29, Willow Street Mennonite Church, by Robert A. Breneman and J . Marvin Shenk.

Schrock, Ruth E. Petersheim, 62, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Aug. 6, 1933, Lancaster, Pa. Died: Feb. 27, 1996, Hollsopple, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Homer E. Schrock; children: Orpha Millslagle, Linda Beitzel, Darrel, Teresa; sisters: Esther Petersheim, Naomi Lapp; stepbrothers and sisters: Jonathan and Melvin Stoltzfus, Lavina Miller, Rebecca Stoltzfus; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 1, Thomas Mennonite Church, by Harold A. Shenk and Dan Hertzler.

Shantz, Irvin, 94, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: May 25, 1902, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Norman and Emma Rosenberger Shantz. Died: Feb. 20, 1996, St. Jacobs, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-sons: Milo, Ross; sisters: Edith Nahrgang, Reta Gingerich; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lavina Roth (wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 24, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Harold Schilk.

Snyder, Lucille Geraldine, 82, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: June 6, 1913, Kalona, Iowa, to William H. and Clara Bender Snyder. Died: Feb. 21, 1996, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-brothers and sisters: William, Jr., John, Delbert, Ruby Greazel, Magdalena Boudreaux, Nellie Vitosh. Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Feb. 24, East Union Mennonite Church, by Firman Gingerich and Diane Zaerr.

Steckle, Asa, 77, Zurich, Ont. Born: Nov. 29, 1918, Stanley Twp., Ont., to Menno D. and Elizabeth Shantz Steckle. Died: Feb. 15, 1996, Hensall, Ont. Survivors-wife: Lillian Margaret McDowell Steckle; children: Gerald, Doris Sinasac, Philip, Arnold, Evelyn Vincent, Rhoda Sinasac, Sim; brother and sisters: Oliver, Hannah Smith, Celinda Martin; 16 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 17, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Philip Bender.

Stutzman, Glen E., 78, Rogers, Neb. Born: Oct. 28, 1917, Strang, Neb., to Leander and Lydia Wittrig Stutzman. Died: March 4, 1996, Rogers, Neb., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Jerry, Lani, John, Doug, Shelly Hanly; brothers and sisters: Harry, Louis, John, Ed, Evelyn Bellar , Anna Mae Oswald; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine May Sage Stutzman (wife) and Sterling (son). Congregational membership; Beefier Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 7, Schuyler, Neb., by Roger Hazen. Burial: Schuyler Cemetery.

Yoder, Emma Luella, 82, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 11, 1914, Kalona, Iowa, to Steven D. and Elizabeth Miller Yoder. Died: Feb. 23, 1996, Kalona, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-daughter: Delores Spitzer; sisters: Fannie Strickland, Lydia Myers; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 27, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh, Scott Swartzendruber, and Mick Murray. Burial: East Union Cemetery.

Yoder, Lidia Ann Slaubaugh, 89, Rolette, N.D. Born: Dec. 22, 1906, Nappanee, Ind., to Tobias J. and Amanda Yoder Slaubaugh. Survivors-children: Paul, Mary, Edna Graber, Irene Sjong; brothers: Levi, Dan, Raymond; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jerry Yoder (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 19, Lakeview Mennonite Church, by Brian S. Price.

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