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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.

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   Gongwer, Willis L.;  

Gongwer, Willis L.
, 90 of 308 Kansas Drive, Goshen, IN passed away Saturday, April 10,1993 at 8:30 p.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa, where he had been a resident one day. He had been in failing health for the past year.

He was born July 28,1902 in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., In. to Albert Gongwer and Salome (Yoder) Gongwer. He was married to Treva F. Hunsberger on August 9,1926 who survives along with 1 daughter, Mrs. Lois Miller of Naples, Florida; 3 sons, Carl of Elkhart; Wayne of Goshen, Richard of Marion, In. 10 Grandchildren; 9 greatgrandchildren. 2 sisters; Grace Baer and Florence Blosser, 3 brothers: Maurice, Vernon, Walter; 1 grandson; l great-grandson preceded him in death.

He was a farmer in Harrison Twp., until 1953 and then worked in the Parts Dept. of Goshen Implement Co. retiring in 1979. He was a member of Bethel Missionary Church, where he had been a senior deacon for many years.

Visitation was held April 13, 1993, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart in Wakarusa. Funeral Services were at the Bethel Missionary Church, April 14, 1993. Dr. G. G. Waun, Superintendent of N. Central District of the Missionary Church & Rev. Byron Maynard of Gospel Echoes Missionary Church of Goshen officiated. Burial was in Olive (East), Elkhart County. Memorial  contributions may be made to the Missionary Church for Missions.

The Wakarusa Tribune, Wakarusa, IN
April 1993
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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