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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1977  A to B

  Aschliman. Elizabeth Wyse;   Beachy, Esther E.;  Beck, Amanda J.;  Beck, Lisa Lynn;   Blucker, Lydia;   

Aschliman. Elizabeth Wyse

Mrs. Elizabeth A, (Lizzie) Aschliman, 78, of 306 Lincoln Street in Archbold, died suddenly early Monday morning at her home. She was born at Rome, Iowa, moving to the Stryker area in 1911 and living in Archbold since 1945. She worked at Archbold Ladder Co. from 1950 to 1968 and was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church neat Stryker. She is survived by her husband, Cletus; two sons; Stanley of Stryker and Verdene of Archbold; two daughters; Mrs. Phyllis Roth of Fayette and Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Crampton of Fremont, Indiana ; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grand- children, and two brothers, Willard Wyse of Allegan, Michigan and D..B. Wyse of West Unity. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 at the Lockport Mennonite Church with Rev, Keith Leinbach, Rev. Walter Stuckey and Rev: Archie Graber officiating. Interment will be in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. [1977--Fulton County Genealogy Society web site]

Submitted by: Mona Mann

BEACHY.- Esther E., infant daughter of Roy D. and Elizabeth Ann (Schrock) Beachy was born Nov. 12, 1976, at Washing-ton, Iowa. and died in her home near Kalona, Iowa, on Oct. 10, 1977, aged almost 11 months, following her life-time illness. She is survived by her parents, a brother and sister, twins, one week old, her grandparents Glen and Susan Beachy, and Mrs. Ada Schrock. Arthur, Ill.: two great-grandmothers Mrs. Ada Nissley and Mrs. Ella Beachy, both of Kalona, Iowa. Services were held Oct. 12, in the home of her grandparents Glen Beachy, near Kalona, by . Abe J. Yoder, Milton, Iowa, and Bish. Henry B. Miller, Kalona. burial in East Union Cemetery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, November 1977, p. 248
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Beck, Amanda J. , born June 7, 1888, to parents Martin and Judith (nee Johns) Baer. At the age of twelve, she left her home state of Iowa, and moved with her family to Fulton County, Ohio, where the Baer family settled near Archbold.

While still at a tender age, she accepted Christ as her Master and entered the fellowship of the Mennonite Church.

On Nov. 29, 1907, she was given in marriage to Joseph Beck. In this union there were seven children born: Mrs. Reo (Erma) Rufenacht, Mrs. Laurel (Marjorie) Short, Mr. Val Beck, Mr. Delmar Beck, Mr. Carl Beck, Mrs. Pete (Arlene) Gasche, and Lois, who died July 1, 1935, at the age of eight years.

Amanda was preceded in death by her husband, on Jan. 30,1964; three brothers; four sisters; and a granddaughter.

Mrs. Abbie Wyse is the sole survivor of the immediate family, and resides in Midland, Mich.

After the death of her husband, Amanda made her home with Reo and Erma Rufenacht, for about seven years, and then entered Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. The last two weeks of her life were spent at the Fulton County Health Center, where she was taken after turning very ill.

There on Aug. 6, 1977, she left this life for a better world.

She was a charter member of the North Clinton Mennonite Church at Wauseon, and was an active member as long as her health permitted.

She leaves to mourn her death, her children, Val and Delmar Beck, both of Archbold; Carl Beck of Tokyo; Mrs. Erma Rufenacht of Archbold; Mrs. Marjorie Short and Mrs. Arlene Gasche, both of Wauseon; sister, Mrs. Abbie Wyse of Midland, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the North Clinton Mennonite Church, Monday afternoon, Aug. 8 at 2 o'clock.

Rev. Olen E. Nofziger and Rev. LaVerne Alt officiating. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery. [1977]

Submitted by: Mona Mann

Beck, Lisa Lynn

Lisa Lynn Beck
was born September 4, 1967, the third child and second daughter of Ronald and Carol Jean Kauffman Beck. She was born at Wauseon, Ohio and died quite suddenly on July 8, 1977 near Archbold, Ohio. Lisa had reached an age of nine years. On Mother''s Day, May 12, 1968 Lisa was dedicated to God by her parents in a service for the of parents and children at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold. She was member of the Sunday School and the church's Junior Choir and was also a pupil in the summer Bible School at Zion Church where parents are members and worship and serve. Lisa had completed the 4th grade in the Archbold Elementary School in May. Lisa spent the nine years of her life growing up on the family farm near Archbold amid the work a farm involves, the animals, the pets and the other broadening experiences only a farm can provide to a small girl. Like many little her age she gave herself to the play and the joys of childhood with her parents and her sister, Lori; She knew the discipline that piano lessons require and the excitement of playing baseball.
Lisa is survived by her parents and sister, Lori; by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beck of Pettisville, Ohio; by her maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Short of Stryker, Ohio and by the paternal great-grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Britsch of near Archbold. Lisa was preceded in death by a brother Ricky who died in 1969.
A family scripture and prayer service was held at Short Funeral Home on Monday morning, July 11, 1977 followed by burial in the Pettisville Cemetery .A Memorial Service followed at Zion Mennonite Church with Ellis B. Croyle and P. L. Frey officiating. We want to thank everyone for the prayers and the many acts of thoughtfulness and kindness shown to our family. This has been a great help and comfort to us. We also wish to thank the rescue squad, Dr. Ebersole, and those who helped at the Fulton County Health Center.
May God bless all of you. Ron, Carol and Lori Beck 
1977-Source unknown
Submitted by: Mona Mann

BLUCKER.- Lydia, daughter of William and Lizzie (Schrock) Blucker, was born in Moultrie County, Ill., on Aug. 8, 1895, died Oct. 4, 1977, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 26 days. She was a member of the O. O. Amish Church. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Dan (Catherine) Miller, in a nursing home, Kalona, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. Services were held in the Nancy Beachy residence on Oct. 7, by Min. Eli J. Stutzman and Bish. Will A. Mast. Burial in Otto Cemetery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, November 1977, p. 249
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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