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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.

 2005 - W to Z

Weaver, Edith Martin ; . . Weaver, Emma Zink ; . . Weaver, Leon P.; . . Weaver, Martin H.; . . Weirich, Eli S.; . . Wenger, Warren Martin; . . Widmer, Maynard G.; . . Witmer, Mary E.; . . Wolfer, Robert L. ; . . Yoder, Aden E.; . . Yoder, Beulah Berniece Mishler; . . Yoder, Erma Sigler; . . Yoder, Grace Viola Shrock; . .  Yoder, Marilyn Ruth Alexander; . . Yoder, Stanley Jay; . . Yoder, Sylvia J. Schlabach; . . Zehr, Oliver ; . . Zimmerman, Kenneth ; . .  

Weaver, Edith Martin
, 91, of Lititz, PA formerly of New Holland, died Saturday, April 23, 2005 at Landis Homes. Born Oct. 6, 1913 in Blue Ball, PA to Harry H. and Emma Nolt Martin. Her husband, Victor F. Weaver, died in 1989. She helped her husband start and develop Victor F. Weaver Inc., a poultry firm, starting in 1937, now a part of Tyson Foods. She was a life long member of Weaverland Mennonite Church. She also crocheted afghans for the children's program at Philhaven Hospital, Mount Gretna, PA.

Surviving is a son, Dale M., married to Irene Martin Weaver of New Holland; a daughter, Janet W., married to Larry W. Newswanger of Landisville; six grandchildren, Dawn M. Isley, Sue A. Weaver, Tina Weaver, Greg L. Newswanger, Randy W. Newswanger, and Kendall S. Newswanger; five great grandchildren; two brothers, Allen N. Martin of Landis Homes, and Lester H., married to Lois Martin of Elizabethtown; and a sister, Grace N. Good of Garden Spot Village.

Preceding her in death are her husband and four sisters, Edna Nolt, Mary Burkholder, Irene Martin, and Emma Landis.

Memorial service was Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, with Bishop C. Kenneth Martin, the Reverend Earl Weaver, the Reverend Donald Good, and Retired Bishop Aaron Hollinger officiating. Interment was in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. prior to Funeral service.

Source: Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA
Submitted and Edited by Leon Hertzler

Weaver, Emma Zink,
93, died April 3, 2005 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA. Born in Mount Joy, PA to Benjamin P. and Lillian Dupler Zink. She was the wife of Elmer P. Weaver, Sr., who died November 26, 1996. They attended Good Shepherd Mennonite Church. In more recent years, thry were members of New Haven Mennonite Church in Lititz, PA.

Surviving are three daughters, Shirley, married to Homer Boll, of Lebanon, Ruth, married to Kenneth Mellinger, of Willow Street and Darlene, married to James Boll, of West Liberty, KY; four sons, Elmer P., Jr., married to Martha Groff Weaver, of Lebanon, Leslie H., married to Elsie Fulmer Weaver, of Harrisonburg, Melvin R., married to Norma Kreider Weaver, of Lancaster and John W., married to Vilet Ruth Dye Weaver, of Stuart, FL; 40 grandchildren; 123 great grandchildren; 20 great-great grandchildren and one brother, Paul Zink, of Paradise.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elmer and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral Service was April 9, 2005 at the Mellinger's Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, with Bishop Luke E. Martin, Minister LeRoy Martin and Deacon Richard Boll officiating. Interment will be in the Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery, East Lampeter Twp., PA.

Source: Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville, PA
Submitted and Edited by Leon Hertzler

Weaver, Leon P.,
74, of Ephrata, PA died June 22, 2005 at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, PA. He was born in Ephrata, PA to Elmer M. and Minnie Sauder Weaver. He was married to Lorraine Martin Weaver. They were married 54 years.

He was a member of the Lititz Mennonite Church. Lititz, PA

Surived by his wife and son, Marlin R., husband of Susan (Moore) Weaver of St. Albain, France; daughter, Joyce E., wife of Lloyd Fox of Charlotte, NC; daughter, Janice E., wife of Barry Brotzman of Mt. Joy, PA; daughter, Carolyn F., wife of Carl T. Frederick of Manheim, PA; daughter, Sharon L. Weaver of Lititz, PA; 10 Grandchildren; 3 Great-Grandchildren and sister, Anna Mae Weber of Reinholds.

He was preceded in death by his son Dale L. Weaver.

Funeral Services was June 27, 2005, at the Lititz Mennonite Church, Lititz, PA with Bishop Nelson Martin, Pastor Lowell Gerber and Pastor Dennis Ernest officiating. Interment will follow in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery, Ephrata, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

Weaver, Martin H
. 88, of Ephrata, PA formerly of Lebanon Co., PA died April 23, 2005 in Ephrata Community Hospital. He was born April 15, 1917 in Bowmansville, PA to Martin M. and Ellen Horning Weaver. He is the husband of Ruth Gehman Weaver. They were married for 57 years.
He was a member of the Martindale Mennonite (Brick) Church, Ephrata, PA and had served as a volunteer for Christian Aid Ministries.

Survived by his wife and 2 sons; Martin, husband of Anna Allgyer Weaver of Wrightsville, PA; Lloyd, husband of Marilyn Zook Weaver, Darby, Montana; 4 daughters Martha, wife of John Auker of Denver, PA; Mary, wife of Richard Brubaker, Myerstown, PA; Margaret wife of William Gall of Millersville, PA; Ruth Ann wife of Kenneth Freed, Rebersburg, PA, 24 Grandchildren; 29 Great-Grandchildren; a brother Paul Weaver, Lititz, PA and 2 sisters Hettie Wenger, Ephrata, PA and Lizzie Kreider, Newmanstown, PA. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Isaac and Daniel Weaver.

Funeral Service was April 28, 2005 at Martindale Mennonite (Brick) Church, Ephrata, PA with Bishop Earl Sensenig and Ministers Robert L. Trupe, Kenneth Freed, and David Sensenig officiating. Interment in the Martindale Mennonite Cemetery
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

Weirich, Eli S.
, 75, of Shipshewana, Indiana, died October 25, 2005 at Goshen, Indiana.  He was born October 9, 1930 at Sikeston, Missouri, to the late Samuel E. & Millie (Bontrager) Weirich.  Millie was born 10/1/1905 and died 1/14/1977.

On October 16, 1955 he was married to Ruth Ellen Stutzman, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, James (Helen Joan) Weirich, David (Mary Sue Lynch)Weirich, Robert Weirich, and 10 grandchildren.

Also surviving are siblings: Mary (married to John Weaver, deceased) Weaver, Elizabeth (Wilbur) Miller, Lydia Mae (Paul) Ganger, Levi (Helen) Weirich, Manas (Edna) Weirich, Joas (Pat) Weirich, and Samuel (Verna) Weirich Jr.

Deceased Brother: Enos (Genevieve) Weirich

The funeral was held October 29, 2005 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Indiana, with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, Indiana.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: DeRoy Kauffman, Middlebury, Indiana
David Culver, Indiana
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Wenger, Warren Martin
, 84, of Souderton, PA  died August 30, 2005 at Souderton, PA after a lenghty illness.  He was born August 12, 1921 at Honeybrook, PA to Aaron & Martha (Rock) Wenger. 

On March 25, 1967 he was married to Carrie Tyson who survives.

Surviving are children, Larry R., Galen R., and Karl M, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Herbert (Marion) Wenger and a sister, Thelma  (Paul) Harley.

The funeral was held September 1, 2005 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery, Blooming Glen, PA.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Irma Knarr, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Widmer, Maynard G.
, 88, of Wayland, Iowa died July 21, 2005 at Wayland, Iowa of a heart attack.  He was born July 5, 1917 at Noble, Iowa to Daniel & Mary (Graber) Widmer. 

On June 29, 1958 he was married to Bessie Bawel, who is deceased. 

Surviving are children, Kate Shantz and husband Steve, John Widmer, Lois A. Widmer, 3 grandchildren, and one sister, Gladys C. Widmer.

He was predeceased by a brother, Dale Widmer.

The funeral was held July 28, 2005 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Brenda Slabaugh
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Witmer, Mary E.
82, of Martindale and Ephrata, PA; died December 17, 2005. She was born July 18, 1923 in Earl Twp, Lancaster Co., PA to Aaron M. and Mary Z. Sensenig Sensenig. She was the wife of the late Ivan G. Witmer who died in 2003.

She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, Epharta, Lancaster Co., PA

Survived by four daughters, Jane Witmer, wife of Harold Hurst, New Holland, PA; Janet Witmer, wife of James Kreider, Mt. Joy, PA; Eileen Witmer, wife of Karl Fisher, Lancaster; and Sharon Witmer, wife of David Markley, Lititz, PA; 9 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers, Clarence Sensenig, Hinkletown, PA; Irwin Sensenig, Denver, PA and Keller Sensenig, Martindale, PA

She was preceded in death by a son, Ivan Lee, and brothers, Lester, Aaron Jr. and Miles.

Funeral service was December 21, 2005, at the Martindale Mennonite Church,  Epharta, PA with Bishop Nelson Bowman and Pastor David E. Sensenig officiating. Interment was in the Martindale Mennonite Cemetery.
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

Wolfer, Robert L.

April 12, 1930 - Dec. 31, 2005

Robert L. Wolfer, 75, of Lebanon died Saturday.

Robert was born April 12, 1930, in Portland, the son of Harvey and Gladys (Lawrence) Parrott.

After his mother died, he lived with his grandmother in Portland for several years. In 1941, he moved to Sweet Home, and was raised by Cliff and Mildred Wolfer. Robert graduated from Sweet Home High School in 1948.

He began working as a butcher at Central Super in Sweet Home during high school and continued this work for several years.

Bob attended Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, where he studied mortuary science. He graduated with an associate degree in 1971. He worked as a funeral director and was the owner operator of the Jost Funeral Home in Lebanon until retiring in 1991.

Bob married Winona Stutzman in Sweet Home on July 30, 1949.

Bob was baptized at the Portland Mission. He was a past member of the Optimist Club in Lebanon and a member of the Gideon's.

Bob enjoyed traveling with his wife. He had a lot of good trips to the coast, spending time with his family, including his grandsons. He was known for his good sense of humor and had a pocketful of jokes to share with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Winona of Lebanon; foster father Cliff Wolfer of Sweet Home; sons Dan Wolfer of Lebanon and Ed Wolfer of Sweet Home; brothers Tom Mishler of Sheridan and Rod Wolfer of Sweet Home; sisters Joan Allen of California and Arlis Rose of South Beach; grandchildren Dirk Wolfer, Barry Wolfer, Isaac Wolfer, Jonas Wolfer and Denise Sierra; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his foster mother, and brother Harvey.

FindAGrave # 12835640
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Yoder, Aden E.
, 60, of Middlebury, IN, died November 9, 2005 at Shipshewana, IN, as a result of a two vehicle collision.  He was born August 13, 1945 at Sugar Creek, OH to the late Ervin & Iva (Schlabach) Yoder.  On September 15, 1973 he was married to Velma Yoder, who survives.

The funeral was held November 12, 2005 at Shore Mennonite, Shipshewana, IN, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Kim, Shipshewana, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Yoder, Beulah Berniece Mishler

Jan. 20, 1923 - March 7, 2005

SHIPSHEWANA -- Beulah Berniece Yoder, 82, of 7535 W. U.S. 20, died at 6:50 p.m. Monday (March 7, 2005) at her home.

She was born Jan. 20, 1923, in LaGrange County to Enos and Lovina Lucy (Mehl) Mishler. A lifetime resident of Shipshewana, she married Golan A. Yoder on Dec. 21, 1940.

He survives with two daughters, Virginia (Keith) Gingerich of Goshen and Lucy (Les) Bontrager of Middlebury; four sons, Ronald D. (Sharon) of Shipshewana, James D. (Sandra) of Goshen, Gary D. (Cindy) of Middlebury and Joel D. (Leslie) Yoder of Montrose, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister Esther (Hartman) Freeman of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by one grandchild, six sisters and three brothers.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Emma Mennonite Church, 1900 S. 600 W., Topeka, where the funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Gene Hartman will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery in Middlebury. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Yoder enjoyed reading and sewing. She also volunteered much of her time to her church.

Memorials may be given to India Menno-Clinic or Parkview Hospice of Noble County.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 9, 2005
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Yoder, Erma Sigler
, 89, of Goshen, Indiana died December 28, 2005 at Goshen, Indiana.  She was born January 31, 1916 at White Pigeon, Michigan to the late D. Dallas & Montez M. (Evans) Sigler.  On December 5, 1936 she was married to Harold A.Yoder, who survives.

Surviving are children, Miriam (Verl) Kauffman; Glen (Sherry) Yoder; 1 grandchild, 4 step-grandchildren; and 1great-grandchild.

Also surviving is a brother, Earl Sigler.
Predeceased by siblings: Dallas Jr. and Forest Sigler, Mildred Bowman, Helen Stutzman, and Gladys Post.

The funeral was held December 31, 2005at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Indiana with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, Indiana.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: DeRoy Kauffman, Middlebury, Indiana
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Yoder, Erma Elva Sigler, 89, of Goshen, IN died December 28, 2005, at Greencroft. She was born January 31, 1916, in White Pigeon, MI, to D. Dallas and Montez M. (Evans) Sigler.  On December 5, 1936, she married Harold A. Yoder in Benton, IN. 

She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN.  Mrs. Yoder was a 20 year Red Cross volunteer in local nursing homes and 30 years at Goshen General Hospital.  She enjoyed writing poetry, some of which were published in national poetry books.

Survived by her husband, Harold, daughter, Miriam (Verl) Kauffman of Goshen, IN; son, Glen (Sherry) Yoder of Warsaw and one grandchild.  She is also survived by a brother, Earl Sigler of Wisconsin.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Dallas, Jr. and Forest Sigler and three sisters, Mildred Bowman, Helen Stutzman and Gladys Post.
Funeral service was December 31, 2005, at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN.  Rev. Linford Martin and Rev. Pamela Yoder of First Mennonite Church will officiate.  Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, IN.
Source: Obituary files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Yoder, Grace Viola Shrock
, 81, of Canby, OR died August, 18, 2005 from complications of a stroke she suffered five months ago.  She was a daughter of Sam and Elizabeth Shrock. 

She was married to Charles Yoder, who survives.

Surviving are children, Patricia Yoder of Salem, OR, Jan Raber of Oregon City, OR, and 3 grandchildren.

Funeral was held August 23, 2005 at the Zion Church, Hubbard, OR.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by Gloria Gingerich
Edited by Thelma Hoover Martin

Yoder, Marilyn Ruth Alexander

NEW PARIS -- Friends of Marilyn Ruth Yoder may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at The Milford Chapel, 321 E. Catherine St., Milford.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel, with senior pastor Menno Yoder, assistant pastor Wayne Chupp, both of the Milford Chapel, and assistant pastor Terrill Yoder of Salem Mennonite Church officiating. Burial will be in Baintertown Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Hartman Funeral Home, 506 S. Fifth St., Goshen.

Mrs. Yoder, 76, of 16541 C.R. 46, died at 2:35 p.m. Wednesday (March 2, 2005) after a lengthy illness and years of failing health.

She was born Aug. 17, 1928, in Elkhart to Harold S. and Susie E. (Mishler) Alexander. She married Jay Earl Yoder on Nov. 25, 1948, in Elkhart.

He survives, along with two daughters, Sue E. (George) Sprague of New Paris and Valeta Yoder of Goshen; three sons, Paul Yoder of New Paris, Lamar (Betty) Yoder of Fort Wayne and Victor (Carrie) Yoder of Dillon, Colo.; one sister, Jean Derflinger of Orrville, Ohio; one brother, William Alexander of Osceola; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Geneva Friesen and Helen Alexander.

She was a homemaker and had been employed at Quilt Designs in the Old Bag Factory in Goshen. She was a member of The Milford Chapel.

Memorials may be given to the Galilean Children's Home in Liberty, Ky.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 4, 2005
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Yoder, Stanley Jay
, 82, of Canby, Oregon died October 6, 2005 at Canby, OR of cancer.  He was born July 22, 1923 at Hubbard, OR to Loney & Vinnie (Kauffman) Yoder. 

On March 31, 1946 he was married to Carmen Wolf who survives.

The funeral was held October 15, 2005 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, OR with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Gloria, Hubbard, OR
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Yoder, Sylvia J. Schlabach
, 90, of Milllersburg, IN  died December 12, 2005, at Americare Living Center. She was born December 21, 1915, in Charm, Ohio, to Jacob and Martha (Hershberger) Schlabach.  On October 27, 1940, in LaGrange, Indiana, she married Bishop William J. Yoder.  He died February 2, 1977.

 Mrs. Yoder was a member of the Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church.  She moved to this area in 1988, coming from Etna Green, Indiana.

Survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen (William G.) Bontrager of Millersburg, IN; four sons, Raymond W. Yoder of Etna Green, IN, Marvin W. (Mary Ellen) Yoder of Shipshewana, IN, Jerry W. (Dorothy) Yoder of Notawa, MI and William J. (Charolette) Yoder, Jr., of Millersburg, IN;  9 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by three half-sisters, Mary Ellen (John) Gingrich of Milford, IN, Martha Schlabach and Katie Kuhns, both of Topeka, IN; step-sister, Lovina Yoder of  LaGrange, IN; two half brothers, Clarence Schlabach of  WI and Melvin Schlabach of LaGrange, Indiana; and a step-brother, John Helmuth of Topeka, IN.

Preceded in death by her husband; a sister, Elizabeth Bowers; two brothers, Eli and Jonas Schlabach; four step-sisters, Anna and Viola Miller, Lydia Fry and Ida Mae Bontrager; two half-brothers, Walter and  Alvin Schlabach; a stepbrother, Joe Helmuth; and a great-grandson, John Ward.

Funeral service was December 15, 2005 at the Fairhaven Amish Mennonite Church.  Bishop Wilbur Yoder and Reverands Harvey Miller,  Dale Hochstetler, Dan Miller and Neal Beachy will officiate. Burial was in Bethel Cemetery, Nappanee, IN.
Source: Obituary files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Zehr, Oliver

Oliver Zehr was born August 11, 1915, at Albany, Oregon, the sixth child of eight born to Peter and Katherine (Jantzi) Zehr.  He passed away on January 11, 2005, at a care facility in Scio, Oregon, at the age of 89 years and 5 months.
Oliver spent most of his youth on the family farm located just south of Albany along the Southern Pacific railroad line.  His early schooling was obtained at the Grand Prairie country school and Albany High.  The Zehr family attended Fairview Mennonite Church, where Oliver was baptized.
During the depression, in 1933, his father was forced to sell the farm, and Oliver spent the next several years on the road working at a variety of jobs.
While visiting friends in Ohio, he met his future wife, Mary Helmuth.  The two were married in Louisville, Ohio, on March 13, 1945.  Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Oregon.  Here they purchased a farm between Lebanon and Tangent, which would be their home for 28 years.  Three children were born to them: Wilbur Ray (1946), Ruth Naomi (1949), and Paul Lowell (1952).
Oliver worked for the Southern Pacific Railway for 27 years until his retirement in 1974.  Occasionally he would meet homeless tramps riding the rails and invite them along home for supper and maybe the night.  The grandchildren remember that his favorite song was Life is Like a Mountain Railroad.
After his retirement, Oliver and Mary moved to Halsey, where they lived until 1993.  Mary passed away in 1999 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Oliver loved history and travel.  In his later years he returned to school and earned both a high school diploma and a bachelor's degree.  His travels took him to Europe, Israel, and South and Central America.  His unusual personality and wit made an impact wherever he went, and the family's memories are colored by many "Grandpa" stories.
He was preceded in death by his wife Mary; his parents, Peter and Katie; two sisters, Eda Conrad and Mary Lind; and three brothers, Milton, Wilbert, and Alvin.  He is survived by his three children, Wilbur (Wilma) Zehr of Halsey, Oregon; Ruth (Mrs. Daniel) Hertzler of Chewalah, Washington; and Paul (Mary) Zehr of Halsey, Oregon; a sister and brother, Viola King and Ray Zehr, both of Hesston, Kansas; twenty-three grandchildren, and thirty-three great-grandchildren.
[From the funeral program: Funeral service at Tangent (Oregon) Mennonite Church; Jan. 15, 2005; burial at Alford Cemetery {near Harrisburg, Oregon}]

Obituary provided by Viola Zehr, from the funeral program; I wrote out the names of states instead of using the postal code, and I inserted one hyphen where needed. 
Submitted, with additions, by: Hope Kauffman Lind

Zimmerman, Kenneth

June 14, 1931 - Sept. 15, 2005

GOSHEN -- Kenneth Zimmerman, 74, of 26540 C.R. 36, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 15, 2005) at home.

He was born June 14, 1931, in Elkhart County, to John W. and Esther (Bauman) Zimmerman. On April 5, 1953, he married Susie Brubacher, at Southwest, Ind. She died Dec. 17, 2000. On Aug. 17, 2002, in Goshen, he married Lydia Huber.

She survives, along with three daughters, Brenda (Delbert) Martin and Karen (Donald) Martin, both of Goshen, and Jolene (Ernest) Martin of Brooten, Minn.; four sons, Kent (Dorothy) Zimmerman of Goshen, John (Kayleen) Zimmerman of Belgrade, Minn., Matthew Zimmerman, at home, and James Zimmerman of Lebanon, Pa.; 34 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three sisters, Mary Ann (Perry) Van Pelt of West Salem, Ohio, and Edith Martin and Erma (Robert) Ramer, both of Goshen; and five brothers, Norman (Emma) Zimmerman of Middlebury, Merle (Verna) Zimmerman of Elkhart; Merlin (Bertha) Zimmerman of Decker, Mich., and Roy (Anna Mary) Zimmerman and Arthur (Lois) Zimmerman, both of Goshen.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at his home, 26540 C.R. 36, Goshen, where a prayer service will be at 9 a.m. Monday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at

Memorials may be given to Christian Aid Ministries.

Mr. Zimmerman was a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of Wisler Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Sept. 17, 2005
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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