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Yoder, Barbara Stutzman
July 30, 1934 - January 20, 2021
Barbara Yoder, age 86 of Etna Green, passed away at 11:15 p.m., January 20, 2021 at Kosciusko Community Hospital after a short illness. She was born July 30, 1934 in Nappanee to Eli D. and Clara (Hochstetler) Stutzman. On April 7, 1959 she married Melvin J. Yoder. He preceded her in death on March 6, 2016. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are her children, Lloyd (Kathy) Yoder, Goshen, LaMar (Barbara) Yoder, Nappanee, Linda Yoder, Etna Green, Lavon Yoder, Nappanee, Leora (Daryl) Burkholder, Wakarusa, Lynn (Michelle) Yoder, Wakarusa, Lauren (Earl) Chupp, Etna Green, Karen (Steve) Higgins, Woodbury, TN; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers, Melvin (Anna Mae) Stutzman, Etna Green, Ervin (Ida Mae) Stutzman, Nappanee, Glenn (Elizabeth) Stutzman, Nappanee; sisters, Inez Slabaugh Brown City, MI, Mary (Mahlon) Schmucker, Macy, IN, Edna (Martin) Schwartz, New Paris; brother-in-law, Elmer (Carolyn) Yoder, Goshen; sisters-in-law, Martha (Walter) Miller, Nappanee, Mary Chupp, Etna Green, Elizabeth (Lamar) Hochstetler, Nappanee. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Yoder; sister, Ruby Schwartz; sisters-in-law, Edna Helmuth, Wilma Yoder, Edna Yoder; brothers-in-law, Edwin Yoder, Ivan Yoder, Edwin Helmuth, Robert Slabaugh, Levi Chupp.
Family and friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday, January 22, 2021 and all day, Saturday, January 23rd at Merlin Yoder Residence 25115 C.R. 54, Nappanee. Funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, January 24th also at Merlin Yoder Residence. Burial will follow in West Union Cemetery. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Yoder, Betty Mae Burkey
January 7, 1929 - January 14, 2021
Betty Mae Yoder entered her eternal home on January 14th, 2021. She was a bright and energetic individual who spent her life serving Christ by teaching and helping others. She was 92 years old.
Betty was born on January 7th, 1929 in Dorchester, Nebraska to Joseph and Mattie Burkey, the youngest of five children. Even as a young child she valued learning. When there were no educational opportunities in their rural setting, she worked for room and board in a nearby town in order to finish high school. She attended Concordia Teacher's College and taught in a one room school prior to finishing her bachelor's degree at Goshen College. Later she completed a Master of Education degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Betty met her husband, Melvin Yoder, while at Goshen College. They married in 1953 and had two children: Rita Riggenbach, (husband, Kevin) of Lafayette and Neal Yoder, (wife, Leslie) of Wakarusa. They had seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Betty and Mel were a team; she had great ideas and he helped make them reality. They enjoyed spending time together and were married for 66 years.
Betty spent her work years in the classroom teaching the fourth grade at Chandler Elementary School. Her care for her students was unmistakable; she personally visited each one prior to the start of the new school year. Betty found her true calling as a teacher. She loved her job.
Betty was an active member of College Mennonite Church and served many years on the pastoral care team as a pastoral visitor and care giver. She visited at the Elkhart County Jail for many years and continued lifelong friendships with the women she met there. She was a hospice volunteer and a wise and kind confidant to those experiencing hardship. She spent many hours consoling and praying for others.
After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband, helping her children, and playing with her grandchildren. A lifelong learner, Betty was an avid reader and took advantage of opportunities to soak up new information. She loved flowers and gave hundreds of bouquets to those she cared for and visited throughout the years.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Mel, her parents, and siblings (Kenneth Burkey, Lucinda Bachman, Arnold Burkey, and Doris Inbody). She leaves one wonderful brother-in-law, Richard Oyer, children and grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
A private funeral and graveside service with immediate family is planned. Burial will be at Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to College Mennonite Church for the Prison Re-entry Fund.
Yoder, Carolyn J. Yontz
March 25, 1940 - February 7, 2021
Carolyn J. Yoder, 80, of Goshen, passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021, at The Maples.
She was born March 25, 1940 in Goshen to Amos David and Fern (Leinbach) Yontz.
On October 7, 1961 she married Elmer J. Yoder at Benton Mennonite Church.
He survives along with three children, Kaylene (Alan) Ediger of Goshen, Janeen (Rick Ryll) Chrispyn of Edwardsburg, Michigan and Brian (Kathy) Yoder of Goshen; two grandchildren, Erin Chrispyn and Lucas Ediger; and a brother, Rick (Mary) Yontz, of Goshen.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Weston Ediger and a brother, Larry Yontz.
A prayer warrior, Mrs. Yoder was a member of Sunnyside Mennonite Church. She enjoyed gardening.
She worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s business.
A private memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 19 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.
Burial will be in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial donations may be given to Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Weston Ediger Memorial Fund or ADEC.
Yoder, Dale L.
March 1, 1929 - February 5, 2021
Dale L. Yoder, 91, of Goshen, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021, at Goshen Hospital.
He was born March 1, 1929 in Goshen to Allen S. and Sophia (Ummel) Yoder.
On October 8, 1950 he married Norma A. Phillips in Bristol. She died July 17, 2006.
Survivors include two sons, Dale A. (Jennifer) Yoder and Todd W. (Joan) Yoder, both of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a special friend, Eleanor Carter of Midland, Ontario, Canada.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; daughters, Judith and Brenda Yoder; and 10 siblings, Esther Gibson, Lucille Larimer, Ruth Liechty, Paul, Joe, Tom, Harry, Leonard, Billy and Al Yoder, Jr.
Mr. Yoder was founder of Yoder Strawberry Patch and raised potatoes on his farm. He drove school bus for 43 years, serving both Northridge and Concord schools.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 14, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Donna Mast of Silverwood Mennonite Church, where Mr. Yoder was a member, will officiate at the 3 p.m. memorial service. A link for the livestream service will be available at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Burial will be at a later date at Rock Run Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorial donations may be given to Silverwood Mennonite Church or Mennonite Disaster Service.
Yoder, Dallas Ervin
September 9, 1994 - May 25, 2021
Dallas Ervin Yoder, 26, of Goshen passed away at 5:38 pm on Tuesday, May 25, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries he sustained in an accident. He was born on September 9, 1994, in Albany, OR, to Mark and Dorothea (Miller) Yoder.
Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Austin Yoder, and Vincent Yoder both of Goshen; three sisters, Kristina (fiancé Tyler Rodes) Yoder, Krystal Yoder, Karilynn Yoder all of Goshen; grandfather, Ervin W. Yoder of TN; grandmother and step grandfather, Mary Jane (Leroy) Beachy of OH.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Louise Yoder and his grandfather, Eli Miller.
Dallas had worked in the RV industry most of his working career, most recently at Keystone in Goshen. He was a nature lover and enjoyed being outdoors, especially when he could be fishing. He was a 2014 graduate of Fairfield High School and liked long boarding. He was very health conscious and was faithful in working out and eating healthy; he was just about to finish his massage therapy schooling. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed motorcycle trips with his father.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday May 28, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Saturday, May 29, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Joe Yoder of Milford Chapel. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to the funeral home to assist the family with funeral expenses.
Yoder, Dan W., Sr.
August 11, 1935 - June 18, 2021
Dan W. Yoder, Sr., 85, of Sugarcreek passed away on Friday, June 18, 2021 at New Dawn Nursing Home in Dover following a period of declining health.
He was born in Sugarcreek Twp. on August 11, 1935 to the late Enos M. and Anna R. (Yoder) Yoder and married Nancy (Emig) on December 26, 1964. She survives.
He was the owner and operator of Yoder Duraclean Service and past president of the Penn Ohio Duraclean Association and had worked for Smith Funeral Home for many years.
He was a member of First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek where he had served as a deacon and on church council.
He was a member of the Sugarcreek Lions and had served as President, along with GHS Music Boosters and both Miller Ave. and Baltic PTO's.
He also was Scout Coordinator for Sugarcreek Troop 91.
In addition to his wife, Nancy, he is survived by his sons, Dan W. Yoder, Jr. and David W. Yoder both of Sugarcreek; 6 grandchildren, Michael, Mark, John, Grace, Kyle and Claire; siblings, Emma Lena Yoder of New Philadelphia, Mary Ann (late Daniel) Miller of Sugarcreek, and Roman Yoder of Strasburg; brother-in-law Roman Miller of New Philadelphia and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his 2 sisters, Sara Mae Yoder and Ada Miller.
Services will be held on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek with Pastor Mike Gehman officiating. Burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday from 4-7 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek and on Tuesday from 10-11 AM at the church prior to services.
Memorials may be made to the First Mennonite Church, 113 W. Main Street, PO Box 250, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681.
Yoder, Dana Lee
August 12, 1955 - January 12, 2021
Dana Lee Yoder, 65, of Middlebury, passed away at 6:15 am on Tuesday, January 12. He was born on August 12, 1955 in LaGrange to Pete A. and Florence (Ramer) Yoder.
Surviving are a brother, Dennis (Jennifer) Yoder of Middlebury; sister, Beth (Frank) Fisher of Middlebury; nieces and nephews, Jared Fisher, Jenna Fisher, Emily Yoder, Ethan Yoder and Ella Yoder; great nephew, Jaxx Fisher; special friend and loving care giver, Judy Kuykendall of Elkhart.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Dana was a retired farmer and had worked in the RV Industry and in the van conversion industry doing painting and stripping. He had also done Amish Taxi work in his retirement. He was an avid fisherman and set the state record for small mouth bass, that he still holds today. He was an animal lover, especially for his cats and cows. He enjoyed playing ping pong, winning several tournaments. He was a member of the former Forks Mennonite Church who found great peace with his relationship with Jesus Christ.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 am on Saturday January 16, at Middlebury Community Church of the Nazarene, 11435 W 25 S Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday January 16, also at the church. The family and funeral home request that anyone attending wear a face covering. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gary Sheets. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Middlebury Community Church of the Nazarene.
Yoder, Daryl D.
December 27, 1946 - July 17, 2021
Goshen- Daryl D. Yoder, 74, died Saturday, July 17, 2021 at his residence.
He was born December 27, 1946 in Reading, Pennsylvania to Melvin and Edna (Hershberger) Yoder.
On June 28, 1968 he married Gloria (Frye) in Goshen.
She survives along with a son, Jonathan (Kendra) Yoder of Wakarusa; three grandchildren, Ellie, Maggie and Spencer Yoder; two brothers, Rick (Joy) Yoder of Goshen, Byron (Ellen) Yoder of Nappanee and a brother-in-law, Leonard Bontrager of Rochester.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Judy Bontrager.
Daryl was currently working in the transportation department for Goshen Community Schools. He was formerly a purchasing manager for Stag-Parkway and DTI, Middlebury.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 22 and Friday, July 23 from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Pastor Wes Bontreger will officiate.
Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Memorial gifts may be given to Yellow Creek Daycare or Amigo Park, Sturgis, Michigan.
Yoder, David J.
May 15, 1941 - February 6, 2021
David J. Yoder, 79, of Shipshewana, passed away February 6, at his winter residence in Sarasota, FL. He was born May 15, 1941 in Holmes County, Ohio to the late Jacob and Sarah (Yoder) Yoder. On August 8, 1963 he married Ida Troyer; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are children, Marilyn (Richard) Miller, Carolyn (Felty) Slabach, Vernon (Ruth) Yoder, Betty (Harley) Yoder, David (Becky) Yoder all of Shipshewana; daughter-in-law, Lori Yoder; 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Jacob (Anna) Yoder, Jr.; two sisters, Mary Miller and Betty (Roy) Raber; two sisters-in-law, Nettie Yoder and Verba Yoder.
David was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marvin Yoder; two grandsons, Aaron and Joshua Yoder; two brothers, Paul and Eli Yoder.
David was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and attended the First Pinecraft Amish Church in Sarasota, FL. David worked at a liquid fertilizer plant. He and his wife started going to Sarasota as snow birds in 1995. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with friends and family.
There was a visitation on Saturday, February 6, at the First Pinecraft Amish Church, Sarasota, FL. Visitation in Indiana will be after 2:00 pm on Monday, February 8 and all day Tuesday, February 9 at the Kevin Miller residence, 2920 N. 850 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, February 10 at the Joe Schrock residence, 2780 N. 850 W., Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Christy Troyer and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, assisted the family with arrangements in Indiana and Maloney Funeral Home assisted in Sarasota, Florida.
Yoder, Edna E. Miller
October 3, 1945 - June 19, 2021
Edna E. Yoder, 75, of Topeka, died at 1:00 am on Saturday, June 19 at her residence. She was born on October 3, 1945, in LaGrange, to Emmery and Mary (Chupp) Miller. On October 15, 1964, in Topeka she married Raymond M. Yoder; he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are three daughters, Treva Ann Yoder, Martha Yoder, Loretta (Glen) Bontrager; son, Lavern (Velda) Yoder all of Topeka; eight grandchildren, Vonda (John) Hochstetler, Anita (special friend Arlin Miller) Bontrager, James (special friend Nora Yoder) Bontrager, Kaitlyn Yoder, Marcus Yoder, Julie Yoder, Sharon Yoder, and Michelle Yoder; two great-grandchildren, Jayden Cole Bontrager and Elisha Kade Hochstetler; two sisters, Ida Schmucker of Shipshewana, Lizzie Ann Raber of LaGrange; three brothers, Levi (Joyce) Miller of Holly, MI, Sam (Ruby) Miller, Amos (Alta) Miller both of LaGrange.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lydia Miller and Barbara Young; two brothers, Ervin and Ora Miller.
Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 20 and all day Monday, June 21 at the Lavern Yoder residence, 3220 W. 700 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 22 at the Ernest E. Miller residence, 3070 W. 700 S., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop Elroy Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka.
Yoder, Eli M.
June 20, 1939 - August 28, 2021
Eli M. Yoder, 82, of Shipshewana, died at 11:10 pm on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Life Care Center. He was born on June 20, 1939 in Topeka to Melvin and Lydia (Raber) Yoder. On December 18, 1958 in LaGrange he married Katie Marie Mast, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are five sons, Floyd (Linda) Yoder of Wolcottville, Freeman (Mary) Yoder of Hillsboro, WI, Harley (Betty) Yoder of Shipshewana, Wilbur (Fannie Irene) Yoder of Shawano, WI, Vernon (Mary Etta) Yoder of Constantine, MI; three daughters, Mattie Ellen (Lester) Yoder of Topeka, Marietta (Vernon) Miller of Topeka, Irma (Gerald) Lehman of Wolcottville; two daughters-in-law, Rosa (Joni) Yoder of Homer, MI, Wilma Yoder of Topeka; 49 grandchildren; four step grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond Yoder of Topeka, Levi (Sadie) Yoder of Loganville, WI, Wilbur (Orpha) Yoder of Topeka; sister, Mary (Albert) Mullett of Topeka; brother-in-law, Delbert (Mary) Bontrager of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Samuel and Lester Yoder; grandson, Joe Wayne Yoder; two brothers, Elmer and Joseph Yoder; two sisters, Anna Troyer and Susie Bontrager; sister-in-law, Edna Yoder.
Eli had been a farmer and worked at the Topeka Sale Barn. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Monday, August 30, and all day Tuesday, August 31, at the family's residence, 3395 N. 675 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, September 1, also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Marvin Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.
Yoder, Elmer J.
April 1, 1937 - May 29, 2021
Elmer J. Yoder, 84, of Goshen, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born April 1, 1937 in Nappanee to Jonas and Nancy (Slabaugh) Yoder.
On October 7, 1961, he married Carolyn Yontz. She died February 7, 2021.
Survivors include two daughters, Kaylene (Alan) Ediger of Goshen and Janeen (Rick Ryll) Chrispyn of Edwardsburg, Michigan; a son, Brian (Kathy) Yoder of Goshen; two grandchildren, Erin Chrispyn and Lucas Ediger; three sisters, Mary Chupp, Martha Miller and Lizzie Hochstetler, all of Nappanee; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Weston Ediger and three brothers, Edwin, Melvin and Ivan Yoder.
Mr. Yoder was a member of Sunnyside Mennonite Church. He enjoyed coffee with friends. He retired from the manufactured housing industry.
Visitation will be Friday, June 4, 2021, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Sunnyside Mennonite Church where a 5 p.m. funeral service will be conducted. Pastors Charles and Terri Geiser and Amy Kratzer will officiate. Sunnyside Mennonite Church will require masks be worn. The service will be available with a zoom link posted at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Memorial donations may be given to ADEC, Sunnyside Mennonite Church or Weston Ediger Memorial Fund.
Yoder, Freda Marlene Mast Miller
August 4, 1936 - January 14, 2021
Freda Marlene Yoder, 84, of Middlebury, died at 6:12 pm, on Thursday, January 14 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after suffering heart complications following surgery. She was born on August 4, 1936, in LaGrange, to Levi M. and Nettie (Miller) Mast. On March 22, 1956 in Topeka, she married Monroe S. Miller; he died April 20, 1964. On July 1, 1965 in Topeka, she married Amos P. Yoder; he died December 11, 2000.
Surviving are five daughters, Vera Mae (Ernest) Bontrager of Millersburg, Rosetta (Cletus) Miller of Cave City, AR, Nettie (Devon) Miller of Shipshewana, Marlene (Freeman) Miller, LeAnna (Floyd) Bontrager of Topeka; four sons, Glen Ray (Sylvia) Miller of North Vernon, IN, Vernon (Lydia) Yoder of Topeka, LaVern (Vera) Yoder of Shipshewana, Wayne (Marilyn) Yoder of Middlebury; two stepdaughters, Rose Marie (Perry) Yutzy of Shipshewana, Mary Jo (James) Miller of Hicksville, OH; stepson, Amos Mark Yoder of Hicksville, OH; 52 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, 63 step grandchildren, 16 step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma Yoder of Middlebury, Polly (Joe) Whetstone of Topeka; two brothers, Mervin (Fannie) Mast of Dalton, WI, Christy (Frieda) Mast of Topeka; sister-in-law, Debbie Mast of Mishawaka.
She was preceded in death by her two husbands; parents; daughter, Edna Fern Miller; stepdaughter, Kathryn Yoder; three stepsons, Paul Yoder, an infant son, Thomas Yoder; brother, Ervin Mast; sister, Irene Mast; two grandsons, two great-grandsons, one step great-grandchild.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 16 and all day Sunday, January 17 at the Wayne Yoder residence, 59755 E. County Line Rd., Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, January 18 also at the Wayne Yoder residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop LeRoy Lehman and ministers. Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen.
Yoder, Gordon L.
July 7, 1946 - July 17, 2021
Gordon L. Yoder, 75, Wyatt, died 12:30 a.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021, at his residence. He was born July 7, 1946, in Elkhart, to Ira & Edith (Yoder) Yoder. On April 17, 1965, he married Margaret (Eby) Yoder.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret, Wyatt, children, Jeannette (Gregg) Russell, Wyatt, Kathleen (Ricardo) Narvaez, Arvada, Colorado, 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law, Tammy Yoder, Wakarusa, siblings, Ruth Ann Moist, Goshen, Terry Yoder, Goshen, Ron (Pat) Yoder, Goshen, and Joyce (Richard) Bontrager, Millersburg.
Preceding him in death are his parents, grandson, Geoffrey Yoder, son, Charles Yoder and a brother, Richard Yoder.
Gordon worked in the trailer factories for many years. He then went into woodworking/salvage business, “Olde Tyme Treasure”. Gordon was part of local toy collections group. He attended Olive Mennonite Church.
A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2021, at Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen. Pastor Kevin Yoder will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to the donor’s choice.
Rieth Rohrer Ehret Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Yoder, Ida "Carolyn" Yoder
September 6, 1937 - February 9, 2021
Ida "Carolyn" Yoder, 83, of Topeka, left her earthly home at 2:32 pm, on Tuesday, February 9 at her residence. She was born on September 6, 1937, in LaGrange County, to Menno and Sue (Miller) Yoder. On July 2, 1955 she married Elmer W. Yoder; he died October 4, 1991.
Surviving are four daughters, Carol (Ervin) Lambright of Shipshewana, Eloise (Marlin) Yoder of Middlebury, LaVera (Wilbur) Hochstetler, Anita (Elroy) Yutzy both of Topeka; son, Eugene (Ruth) Yoder of Topeka; 22 grandchildren, 37 great- grandchildren; sister, Anna Marie Miller of Spencer, WI.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Esther Yoder; brother, Glen Yoder.
Carolyn was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She worked at the Topeka Sale Barn Restaurant and Tiffany's in Topeka for a number of years. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, and loved to watch her great-grandchildren play.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 10 and all day Thursday, February 11 at the Dan Fry residence, 5300 S. SR 5, Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, February 12 also at the Dan Fry residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Wayne Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.
Yoder, Jeanette F. Hostetler
November 24, 1949 - June 1, 2021
Jeanette F. Yoder, 71, of Goshen, passed away Tuesday June 1, 2021 at her residence.
Jeanette was born on November 24, 1949 in Glendive, Montana. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Kathryn (Nissley) Hostetler.
She married Ray Yoder on September 20, 2003.
Ray survives along with three children, Jessica (Jay) Lapp, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Derek (Jamie) Bontreger, Elkhart, Scott (Adriana) Bontreger, Bristol; three step-children, Gary C. Yoder, North Webster, Scott (Heather) Yoder, Fort Wayne and Justin Yoder, Goshen; four grandchildren, Nola and Milo Lapp, Bernadette Bontreger, Lincoln Bontreger; four step-grandchildren, Jonathan, Colin, Jacob and Jackson Yoder; three siblings, Berdine (Richard) Eby, Overland Park, Kansas, Eileen Hostetler, St. Ignatius, Montana, and Larry (Cindi) Hostetler, Bloomfield, Montana.
Jeanette graduated from Western Mennonite High School in Salem, Oregon in 1968 and attended Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas. She worked in the financial aid department at Goshen College and retired in 2016. She and Ray attended River Oaks Church.
A sweet and caring soul with a contagious laugh, Jeanette enjoyed hosting family gatherings and adored her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling to Montana in the summer, Florida in the winter, attending the Red Wing Music Festival in Virginia, and motorcycle rides with Ray. Jeanette also enjoyed cooking and baking; her famous strawberry jam and monster cookies were favorites amongst the family.
Visitation will be Monday, June 7, 2021 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service at Clinton Frame Church, Goshen. Pastors Wes Bontreger and Dan Bontrager will officiate. Burial will follow at Clinton Frame Cemetery. We kindly ask if you have not been fully vaccinated to please wear a mask.
Memorial donations may be given to Faith Mission, P.O. Box 1728, Elkhart, Indiana or Heifer International, Little Rock, Arkansas.
Yoder, Jeanette L.
January 4, 1977 - February 10, 2021
Jeanette L. Yoder, 44, of Elkhart, died Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the result of a pedestrian/auto accident.
She was born January 4, 1977 in Rockford, Illinois to Cletus J. and Cheryl L. (Peck) Yoder.
Jeanette is survived by her mother, Cheryl Yoder; a sister, Jennifer L. (Tillman) King; and two nephews, Jackson and Andrew King, all of Goshen.
She was preceded in death by her father on January 12, 2009.
She graduated from White Pigeon High School and was a member of Silverwood Mennonite Church. A cat lover, Jeanette loved her friends and the staff at ADEC. She enjoyed making holiday cards and anticipated and relished family gatherings.
A private burial will take place at Violett Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial donations may be given to Elkhart County Humane Society.
Yoder, Mary K. Lehman
July 18, 1933 - May 9, 2021
Mary K. Lehman Yoder, 87, devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, of West Liberty died on Sunday, May 9, 2021, at Green Hills Care Center.
She was born in Champaign County on July 18, 1933, the daughter of Daniel E. and Ruth Baumgartner Lehman.
She was preceded in death by her husband J. Samuel (Sam) Yoder.
She is survived by daughters, Suzan (Jeff) Hooper of West Liberty and Maleia (Don) Greenberg of Cleveland, brother, Joe (Donna) Lehman of West Liberty, sisters, Hilda Yoder of West Liberty, Ann Lehman of Pittsburgh, and Phyllis (Don) Jaquet of Dalton, sister-in-law Shirley Lehman of Hermitage, Missouri, grandchildren, Bill and Ben (Leslie) Hooper of West Liberty, Elyse (Elliot) Kort of Chicago, and Melanie Greenberg of Cleveland, great-grandson Henry Hooper and great-granddaughter Lydia Kort. .
She was also preceded in death by brother Ernest Lehman, brother-in-law Wilfred Yoder and great-grandson James Leo Hooper.
Mary was born southwest of West Liberty where her father was a dairy farmer. She lost her mother as a teenager and with her sister, Hilda, helped her father raise their younger brother and sisters. Mary and Sam were married on April 19, 1953. They started housekeeping in the 'little house' on the Yoder home farm where daughters Suzan and Maleia were born. Mary and Sam moved to the main farm house in 1964 where she spent the next 50 years as a steady and loving presence for all.
The sudden loss of Sam in 2005 was devastating but Mary found the strength to go on through her faith, determination and love of family. Her grandchildren meant the world to her and she took great delight in the birth of her great-grandchildren. Mary moved to a house at Green Hills in 2016 but the farm was still her home. She visited regularly, walking around the little house, tending the flowers and remembering her early years there with great fondness. Mary was unfailingly kind and generous, a favorite aunt to many nieces and nephews. Known for her understated wit and soft laugh, she made everyone feel welcome and cherished the differences that make each one of us unique. She loved nature and hot weather and spent as much time as possible outdoors or on her shady front porch. She would often have in her care a stray animal, be it a cat, butterfly or peahen.
She was an active member of South Union Mennonite Church and Bethel Mennonite Church as well as the Monday Afternoon Club and Green Hills Auxiliary. Mary lived her entire life within the few miles of rolling farmland between where she grew up and where she spent her final days yet was always curious about the world beyond her experience. She made her home a comfortable retreat for newcomers, family and friends. Mary's gentle spirit, knowing smile, and caring ways will be missed by all.
Burial will take place at Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty. Donations may be made in her honor to Heifer International at www.heifer.org
Yoder, Maxine Joyce Yoder
March 15, 1924 - May 22, 2021
Maxine Joyce Yoder, 97, of Topeka, Indiana went home to Heaven at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2021 at Lagrange Miller’s Merry Manor.
She was born March 15, 1924 in Noble County to Eldon and Maude (Hostetler) Yoder. On June 13, 1943 she married Willard O. Yoder at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Topeka.
She is survived by her children, Richard (Sharon) Yoder of Topeka, Elaine (Sam) Miller of Nappanee, and Gary (Carol) Yoder of San Luis Obispo, CA; 6 grandchildren; Ryan(Erika), Russ (Allyse), Megan (Christion) Richert, Katelyn (Andy) Blair, Brian, Angela (Christian) Parra; 13 great-grandchildren; Luke, Ty, Macy, Will, Brady, Kylie, Kloie, Bryce, Baron, Everett, Westley, Eden and Peter; a sister, Marcile Mehl of Milford; brothers, Merle (Sue) Yoder of Elkhart and Meredith (Eloise) Yoder of Archbold, OH; sisters-in-law, Joann Yoder of Topeka, Gladys Yoder of Elkhart, and Marlene Yoder of Middlebury.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Marion, Maurice, Mervin, and Mylin Yoder, and sisters Marie Gonser and Mildred Yoder.
Maxine was a homemaker who faithfully worked alongside her husband on the Yoder family farm. She was devoted to her family and faith family at Emma Church, where she was a member. Maxine had a heart for service and served her Lord through many opportunities of ministry in her church and community. Her legacy of faith, beauty and love will forever be reflected in the hearts of those who knew her.
Acknowledgement and gratitude are given to those who serve faithfully at Lagrange Miller’s Merry Manor and Parkview Hospice for their compassionate care of Maxine.
A private burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. A public memorial will be planned later for this coming summer for Maxine and her husband Willard, who passed April 5, 2020. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home of Middlebury is assisting with arrangements. Memorials may be given to Child Evangelism Ministries, 14655 State Road 120, Bristol, IN 46507.
July 2021 - Willard and Maxine Yoder Memorial Service
A public memorial service will be held for Willard and Maxine Yoder at 2:00 pm on Sunday, July 25 at Emma Church, Topeka. A visitation will take place immediately following the service from 3:00 until 5:00 pm at the Emma Church Park, directly across from the church house. Willard had passed away on April 5, 2020 and Maxine on May 22, 2021.
Yoder, Perry O.
June 12, 1933 - March 8, 2021
Perry O. Yoder, 87, of Goshen, died at 10:00 pm on Monday, March 8, at his residence of natural causes. He was born on June 12, 1933 in Nappanee to Ora and Mattie (Yoder) Yoder. On September 25, 1955 in Allen County he married Maggie Zehr, she died August 31, 2007.
Surviving are five sons, Perry Alvin (special friend, Shellie Waltz) Yoder of Burlington, MI, Edwin (Sue) Yoder of Middlebury, Martin (Margaret) Yoder of Nappanee, Wilmer (Elsie) Yoder of Millersburg, Ernie (Kathryn) Yoder of Middlebury; three daughters, Rosa Yoder, Ada Yoder both of Middlebury, Naomi (Ron) Roll of Goshen; 20 grandchildren, 52 great grandchildren, two great great grandsons; brother, Jerry (Esther) Yoder of Davis County; two sisters, Mae Tubbs of Elkhart, Fannie Yoder of Sturgis, MI.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; son, Dean Ray Yoder; daughter-in-law, Diane Yoder; stillborn granddaughter; great grandson, Eli Miller; two brothers, Alvin and Wilbur Yoder; sister, Sovilla Miller.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 4:00 and 5:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 11, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Bishops Lester Zehr and Jerry Yoder. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.
Yoder, Ruth Marie Weber
May 20, 1926 - July 10, 2021
Ruth Marie Yoder, 95, of West Liberty, Ohio passed away at Ohio Health - Riverside Hospital July 10, 2021.
Ruth was born May 20, 1926, in Brentwood, Maryland to the late Newton and Nellie Burkholder Weber. She was predeceased by her husband Jack; sisters, Naomi and Rhoda and a brother, John.
Ruth is survived by her three sons, Ed (Jan) of Toronto, Keith (Mary Claire) of Atlanta and Karl of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren: Bill (Pam), Shawn (Meg), Elisha, Lindsey (Isaac), Luke, Rebecca (Allan), Benjamin; ten great grandchildren: Jacob, Claire, Braydon, Isaiah, Paxton, Sammy, Prudence, Henry, Daisy and Silas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth lived in Waterloo, Ontario, and Fort Wayne, Indiana during her early childhood years. As a teenager she attended Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, Virginia graduating in 1943. She then moved to Washington D.C. with her sister Naomi where they worked for a Navy Admiral's family assisting in management of the household and children.
In 1946, her family moved to West Liberty where her father served as Pastor of the Bethel Mennonite Church where she became a member and has remained a faithful member for more than seventy five years. In January 1948, she married Jay Warren (Jack) Yoder at Bethel Church by her father, Rev. Newton Weber and Jack’s grandfather Bishop S.E. Allgyer.
Jack and Ruth moved to the farm purchased by his great grandfather in 1876. Living on the farm was a new adventure for Ruth, but Jack and his family were very welcoming and helpful. They enjoyed fifty two years on the farm with their family. The Toronto grandchildren also enjoyed many summers on the farm with their grandparents.
The doors to the old farmhouse were always open over the years for family and friends whenever they visited. The home also served as a home away from home for a number of folks over the years, whether it was just for a short time or for an extended period. Each person brought experiences and personalities that impacted Ruth’s family life.
Volunteering was also important, and Ruth participated in volunteer projects through her Sunday School class and Women’s MCC group. She also gave her time at the local Thrift Shop, the Adriel Auxiliary and over 3,000 hours at Mercy Hospital in Urbana.
A celebration of her life is planned for Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethel Church in West Liberty. We are hopeful to provide an online access to the service. If that is of interest, please contact [email protected]
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty is honored to serve the Yoder family.
Yoder, Sharon Yoder
October 4, 1948 - August 27, 2021
Sharon Yoder, 72, of Topeka, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 2:00 pm on Friday, August 27, at her residence while surrounded by her family. She was born on October 4, 1948 in Sturgis, MI, to Robert and Rosalie (Miller) Yoder. On April 4, 1970 in Shore Church she married Richard Yoder, he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are two sons, Russ (Allyse) Yoder of Topeka, Ryan (Erika) Yoder of Ft. Collins, CO; nine grandchildren, Luke, Brady, Ty, Kylie, Kloie, Macy, Bryce, Will and Baron; her mother of Topeka; a brother, Dennis (Mary) Yoder of LaGrange; a sister, Susan (Pat) Frain of Topeka.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Sharon was a 1966 graduate of Shipshewana High School and then graduated from Fort Wayne Business School. When her boys were in school, she worked at Shipshewana State Bank. Sharon and her husband purchased Yoder Popcorn in 1996, taking over full operations in 1999. She worked in the office for 20 years. Sharon accepted Christ as a teenager at Shore Church and after being married became a very active member of Emma Church, volunteering as a Sunday School teacher, Bible School teacher and helping in the treasury department for many years. She was a wonderful cook and baker but most importantly a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her nine grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 1:00 - 6:00 pm on Sunday, September 5, at Emma Church, 1900 South 600 West Topeka. A graveside service will be held at 9:30 am on Monday, September 6, at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana; a memorial service will then follow beginning at 10:30 am at Emma Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene Hartman. Memorials may be given to the Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange County.
Yoder, Wanda M. Swartzendruber Graber
December 20, 1936 - June 15, 2021
Wanda M. Yoder, 84, of Goshen, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at her home.
She was born December 20, 1936 in Parnell, Iowa to Ora and Bertha (Miller) Swartzendruber.
Survivors include a daughter, Heather (Jason) Potsander of Goshen; step-children, Alan (Janet) Yoder of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania, Myron Yoder of Elkhart and Myrna (Nathan) Yoder of Nappanee; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.
Also surviving are three sisters, Lois (Dick) Cunningham of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Janice (Lin) Smith of Lima, Ohio and Myrna (Dave) Moyer of Telford, Pennsylvania; and a sister-in-law, Ethel Swartzendruber of Kalona, Iowa.
Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Leland Curtis Graber; second husband, M. Marion Yoder; brother, Elwood Swartzendruber; and a step-daughter, Wanda E. Yoder.
A member of North Goshen Mennonite Church, Wanda worked at M.M.A., now Everence, as a file clerk. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 26, 2021 at North Goshen Mennonite Church beginning at 10 a.m. followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service. Pastor Nathan Graber will officiate. Those in attendance are kindly asked to wear masks while inside the church.
A private burial will take place at Violett Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to World Missionary Press, P.O. Box 120, New Paris, Indiana 46553.
Yutzy, Oliver O.
June 1, 1934 - February 24, 2021
Oliver O. Yutzy, 86, of Goshen, died at 4:44 am on Wednesday, February 24 at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on June 1, 1934 in Hutchinson, KS, to Oliver J. and Elta (Miller) Yutzy. On October 24, 1953 in Kalona, IA, he married Miriam Swartzendruber; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are children, Karen (Ron) Mast, Mark (Susan) Yutzy both of Wayland, IA, Gordon (Donna) Yutzy of Eugene, OR, Barbara (Randall) Miller of Goshen; nine grandchildren, Colette Stotts of Ogden, IA, Kristen Mast of San Antonio, TX, Travis (Lindsay Nance) Yutzy of Brooklyn, NY, Laurel (Michael) Swartzendruber of Wayland, IA, Brittany (Ross) Davison of Wayland, IA, Conrad (Kalen) Yutzy of Kalona, IA, Trevor Miller of Mishawaka, Braden Miller of Indianapolis, Chelsea Miller of Goshen; 11 great-grandchildren; half-brother, Roger (Sherri) Burkholder of Queen Creek, AZ; two stepbrothers, Stanley Burkholder of Washington, IA, Donald Burkholder of Lathrop, MO; two stepsisters, Opal Reschly of Crawfordville, IA, Mary Jane (Omer) Troyer of Northport, FL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jon Michael Yutzy; grandson, Matthew Paul Mast; brother, Ernest Yutzy; stepfather, Chris Burkholder; two stepbrothers, Daniel and John Burkholder; sister-in-law, Marilyn Yutzy; two stepsisters-in-law, Helen Burkholder and Elsie Burkholder; step brother-in-law, Marion Reschly.
Oliver was a member of Clinton Frame Church and a graduate of Iowa Mennonite School. He served in 1W service in Lancaster, PA and spent six years farming. Oliver and his wife served in Kirksville, MO leading a Sunday School at Decker Chapel. After serving in Kirksville, he then graduated from Hesston College. Oliver pastored churches at Lyon Street Mennonite Church, Hannibal, MO; Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland, IA; and Providence Mennonite Church, Montgomery, IN. While pastoring in Hannibal, he worked at Beth Haven Nursing Home as an Operations Manager/Accountant. He also worked as an Operations Manager at Menno-Hof, Shipshewana, IN for 15 years. Oliver loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 5:00 pm on Saturday, February 27 at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 CR 35, Goshen. The family will hold a private graveside service prior to the 2:00 pm Celebration of Life Service on Sunday, February 28 also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Sebastiano Rosa and Linda Miller and a written contribution from Pastor Terry Diener. Burial will be in Clinton Frame Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Menno-Hof. Anyone attending the services is encouraged to wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
Yutzy, Wayne E.
September 7, 1939 - January 20, 2021
WOOSTER, OHIO – Wayne E. Yutzy 81, of Wooster, Ohio died Wednesday, January 20th, 2021, after a period of declining health.
Services will be Sunday, January 24th at 2 PM at East Union Mennonite Church near Orrville, OH with Pastor Elton Yutzy officiating. The service will be live streamed through https://www.facebook.com/blazerznation. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call Saturday, January 23rd from 2-4 or 6-8 PM at the church or one hour prior to service. Social distancing will be observed and masks are mandatory.
Arrangements are being handled by Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Christian Academy, 511 W Main St, Wilmot, OH 44689.
Wayne was born September 7, 1939, in Plain City, Ohio to the late Eli N. and Lizzie Ann (Miller) Yutzy and married the late Fannie Marie Plank of Arthur, Illinois on September 24, 1966.
He was a graduate of The Ohio State University becoming the first male nurse at the school. He went on to become a CRNA and spent 42 years at Wooster Community Hospital. He especially enjoyed working in OB. He had previously pastored at Calvary Chapel Mennonite Church and East Union Mennonite Church where he was a member and was one of the founders of Faith Christian Academy. He loved the Lord, his family, and Jewish evangelism.
Surviving are his children, Nathan (Elizabeth) Yutzy of Wooster, Danita (Donald) Ressler of Apple Creek, Jonathan (Joy) Yutzy of Sarasota, FL and Alicia (Martin) Wenger of Dalton; grandchildren: Kayla Yutzy, Kylie Yutzy, Caleb Ressler, Claudia Ressler, Jalen Yutzy, Hailey Yutzy, Noah Yutzy, Paige Wenger, Kinsley Wenger, Lennox Wenger, and Xander Wenger; sisters: Florence Farmwald, Orpha Lapp, Mary (David) Hostetler all of Plain City, OH; brothers: Melvin Yutzy, Freeman (Kathy) Yutzy, Ervin (Dorothy) Yutzy, Elton (Betty) Yutzy, Lee (Elizabeth) Yutzy, Mark (Elisabeth) Yutzy all of Plain City, OH; sisters-in-law: Mary Yutzy, Kathleen Yutzy, Sarah Yutzy of Plain City, OH; brother-in-law: Perry Yoder of Plain City, OH.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, sister Viola, brothers: infant Enos, Ammon, Marvin, and Wallace, sister-in-law: Wilma Yutzy, brothers-in-law: Abe Farmwald, Henry Lapp.
Zeiset, Anna S. Martin
July 30, 1936 - July 27, 2021
Anna S. (Martin) Zeiset, 84, of East Earl Township, passed away on July 27, 2021, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Eli M. Zeiset, until the time of his passing in 2010. Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Noah K. and Emma (Shirk) Martin.
She was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference). She was a homemaker for most of her life.
Anna is survived by her son; Harold husband of Iris (Zimmerman) Zeiset of East Earl, three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings, Emma Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, PA, Noah Martin of Leola, PA, Elizabeth Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Ada Zimmerman of Barnett, MO, Ivan Martin of Shippensburg, PA, Mary Hoover of Shippensburg, PA, Lena Zimmerman of Newville, PA and Harvey Martin of New Holland, PA.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Anna is predeceased by siblings; Aaron Martin, Lavina Nolt and Alta Martin.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 6, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. Weaverland Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Thursday, August 5 from 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. at Fairmount Homes Farm Crest Chapel. Kindly omit flowers. Groff-High Funeral Home in New Holland is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Zeiset, Paul M.
March 9, 1934 - August 10, 2021
Paul M. Zeiset, 87, of 120 Spring Grove Road, East Earl, died at home on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. He was married 63 years to Leah Zimmerman Zeiset. Born in Churchtown, he was the son of the late John M. and Lydia Martin Zeiset.
Paul was a farmer and a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Alvin husband of Alta Zimmerman Zeiset of East Earl, Elam husband of Arlene Hoover Zeiset of New Holland, and Paul David husband of Ellen Hoover Zeiset of East Earl; two daughters, Mabel wife of Mahlon Zimmerman of East Earl, and Marian wife of J. Edwin Shirk of Ephrata; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jonas husband of Anna Nolt Zeiset of Narvon, and Ivan husband of Naomi Ringler Zeiset of East Earl; and six sisters, Alta Sauder of Leola, Laura Zimmerman of Ohio, Vera wife of Levi Leid of Terre Hill, Eva Martin of Missouri, Esther Weaver of East Earl, and Lena wife of Abram Ringler of East Earl. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter and by siblings, Edna Zeiset, Anna Weaver, Lydia Nolt, Martha Martin, Emma Horst, Mary Horning, Mabel Martin, Phares Zeiset, John J. Zeiset, Martin Zeiset, Eli Zeiset and Aaron Zeiset.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 16, at 9:30 A.M. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, 1120 Weaverland Road, East Earl, PA with Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the late home on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA
Zeiset, Paul S.
June 18, 1932 - August 22, 2021
Paul S. Zeiset, 89, of Ephrata went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Fairmount Homes. Born in Brownstown, he was the son of the late George and Anna Zeiset. He was also the step son of the late Anna (Stauffer) Zeiset. He was the loving husband of Carolyn (Weaver) Zeiset for 67 years.
Paul was most happy spending time with his children and grandchildren joining in the fun and creating memories. In addition to his wife, Carolyn, he is survived by four children, Janice Weaver of Ephrata; Virginia Cormier of Lititz; Kristine Lundquist (wife of J. David) of Lancaster; P. Kenneth (companion of Cathy Lausch) of New Holland; seven grandchildren; Brandon Weaver, Karissa Weaver (companion of Pete), Janssen Weaver (husband of Gabby), Erik Lundquist (husband of Shel), Kyle Lundquist, Zachary Zeiset (companion of Jess), and Abbygale Zeiset, and three great-grandchildren; Carson, Leo and Thea. He was preceded in death by son-in-law, Paul Cormier.
Paul was the last of his immediate family. He was predeceased by three brothers, Horace Zeiset, Alvin Zeiset, (survived by Dorothy), and George Zeiset (survived by Bernice), and two sisters, Arline Kitch, and Ruth Rohrer. Also, two step brothers, Richard Stauffer and Lloyd Stauffer, and two step sisters, Alma Stauffer and Vera Kauffman.
Paul was an active member of New Life Fellowship in Ephrata. He served in IW Service in Smyrna, DE during the Korean Conflict. Paul was self-employed in sales and marketing. He volunteered with Mennonite Disaster Service and the Ephrata Re-Uzit Store. In his later years, he was a driver for the Plain community traveling as far as Iowa, Kentucky and many times to upstate New York. Paul was always available to help a friend or family member with creative solutions.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to New Life Mission – Haiti Inc., 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522. Paul's burial will be private. His memorial service will be held at New Life Fellowship, 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata on Saturday, August 28th at 3:00 PM.
Zimmerman, Carson H.
April 30, 2021 - April 30, 2021
Carson H. Zimmerman, infant son of Steven M. and Arlene Horst Zimmerman of Lititz, entered into heaven shortly after birth on Friday, April 30, 2021, at Penn Medicine-Lancaster General Health, Lancaster.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Lanae, Audrey, Logan, Tyrell, and Branson Zimmerman, all at home. Paternal grandparents, Titus and Mary Martin Zimmerman of Lititz; maternal grandparents, George and Martha Hoover Horst of Ephrata; several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at 2:00 pm, at the Millway Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lititz, with Minister Leon Horst officiating. Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc. Ephrata/Akron
Zimmerman, Ella S. Weaver
March 14, 1927 - April 13, 2021
Ella S. Zimmerman, 94, of Lititz, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at home.
She was born in Ephrata Township to the late Amos and Emma (Sensenig) Weaver and was the wife of the late Norman N. Zimmerman.
She was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).
Ella was a homemaker.
Ella is survived by five sons, Arthur W., husband of Arlene (Sensenig) Zimmerman, John W., husband of Elizabeth (Hurst) Zimmerman, both of Penn Yan, NY, Amos W., husband of Lydia (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Norman W., husband of Ellen (Weaver) Zimmerman, Harold W., husband of Sarah (Horning ) Zimmerman, also of Penn Yan, NY; three daughters, Edna W., wife of Marvin Newswanger of Littitz, Katie W., wife of Ivan Martin of Ephrata, Bertha W., wife of Noah Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY; two foster daughters, Mary Ann, wife of Paul Zimmerman, Lois M., wife of Aaron Martin, both of Ephrata; a sister-in-law, Eva Zimmerman of New Holland; 70 grandchildren; nine foster grandchildren; 262 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
in addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Allen W. Zimmerman; four brothers, Paul, Amos, Reuben and Aaron Weaver and three sisters, Annie Weaver, Lydia Zimmerman and Elizabeth Horst.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021, from 4 to 8 PM at the residence of Amos W. Zimmerman, 51 W. Farmersville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 19, 2021, at 8:30 AM at the residence of Amos W. Zimmerman with further services at 9:00 AM from Conestoga Mennonite Church, West Earl Township, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Zimmerman, Emma N. Zimmerman
November 8, 1941 - August 17, 2021
Emma N. Zimmerman, 79, passed away on Tuesday August 17, 2021 at the Fairmount Homes, Ephrata. She was born in East Earl Township to the late John B and Esther (Nolt) Zimmerman. She was the wife of Elmer S. Zimmerman. The couple was married on November 8, 1962.
Emma was a member of Clearview Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. She was a homemaker.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by 9 sons; Harlan, husband of Lorraine (Martin) Zimmerman of Lebanon; Ronald, husband of Fern (Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata; Elmer, husband of Glenda (Hoover) Zimmerman of Manheim; Richard, husband of Luann (Horst) Zimmerman of Narvon; Roy, husband of Suzanne (Horst) Zimmerman of Denver; Robert, husband of Loretta (Martin) Zimmerman of New Providence; John, husband of Joy (Bange) Zimmerman of Lititz; Gary, husband of Joanna (Stevens) Zimmerman of Stevens and David Zimmerman of Manheim; 2 daughters; Esther Mae, wife of Larry Shirk of Goshen, IN; and Mary Jane, wife of Mike Beiler of Fredricksburg; 37 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. 1 brother, Mahlon, husband of Edna Zimmerman of New Holland and a sister-in-law, Ina Zimmerman of New Holland; 7 sisters; Mary, wife of Titus Zimmerman of Narvon; Ada Mae, wife of Lloyd Nolt of Narvon; Esther, wife of Rufus Reiff of Leola; Margaret, wife of the late Clarence Burkholder of New Holland; Alta, wife of Aaron Burkholder of Lewisburg; Ellen, wife of Harvey Burkholder of Stevens, and Susan, wife of Aaron Zimmerman of Lewisburg.
In addition to her parents and step mother, Katherine Zimmerman, she was preceded in death by a brother, John Zimmerman.
A viewing will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 2:00 PM–4:00 PM and 6:00 PM–8:00 PM at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Rd, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:30 AM at Clearview Mennonite Church, 90 N. Esbenshade Rd., Manheim. Interment will take place in Clearview Mennonite Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.
Zimmerman, Esther Mae Troxel
July 17, 1933 - July 30, 2021
Esther Mae (Troxel) Zimmerman, 88, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully at Lincoln Christian Home on Friday, July 30, 2021.
She was the daughter of the late Norman and Hettie (Shirk) Troxel.
On May 15, 1955, she married Walter M. Zimmerman who preceded her in death November 18, 2013.
Esther was a longtime member at Hammer Creek Mennonite Church. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, birds, and winter trips to Florida. She was known for her generosity and love of family.
Esther is survived by five children, Walter, Jr., husband of Marlene (Kreider) Zimmerman, Dennis, husband of Julie (Snyder) Zimmerman, Carl, husband of Martha (Hoover) Zimmerman, Barry Zimmerman, Cindy, wife of Brian Holden; 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Ivan and Walter and two sisters, Ruth and Mary.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 10 to 11 AM at Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM with Pastor Dustin Martin officiating. Interment will be private in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Zimmerman, Everlee RyAnn
Nobember 21, 2019 - April 26, 2021
Everlee RyAnn Zimmerman, 17 month old, passed away Monday, April 26, 2021, at the St. Louis Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, surrounded by family. She has forever won her battle with Muscle Eye Brain disease and leaky SCID.
Everlee was born on November 21, 2019, in St. Louis, Missouri the daughter of Curvin Lee and Rose Ann Nolt Zimmerman.
She is survived by her parents, Curvin and Rose Zimmerman of Memphis, Missouri; grandparents, James and Louise Nolt, and Carl and Linda Zimmerman all of Blue Ball, Pennsylvania; great-grandparents, Irwin and Lena Mae Nolt of East Earl, Pennsylvania, Paul and Fannie Reiff of Elma, Iowa, Titus and Mary Zimmerman of Narvon, Pennsylvania, and Frank and Esther Hoover of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.
She joins lots of family and some dear playmates in Heaven.
Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 30, 2021, at the Cornerstone Mennonite Church east of Downing, Missouri. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021, at the Cornerstone Mennonite Church. Burial will be in the Cornerstone Mennonite Cemetery east of Downing, Missouri.
Memphis Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Zimmerman, Frances M.
April 16, 1923 - February 4, 2021
Frances M. Zimmerman, 97, of Farmersville, passed away at the home of her niece Katie Z. Shirk on Thursday, February 4, 2021.
She was born in Earl Township to the late Joseph E. and Hettie (Martin) Zimmerman.
She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church.
Frances was a homemaker.
Frances is survived by a brother, David M. Zimmerman of New Holland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Hettie Ann, wife of the late Eli S. Shirk and three brothers, George M., Enos M. and Joseph M. Zimmerman.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence of Eli Z. Shirk, 81 N. Farmersville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021, at 12:30 PM at the residence of Eli Z. Shirk, with further services at 1:00 PM at the Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Ephrata with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Zimmerman, Grace Ann Kennel
April 19, 1958 - June 2, 2021
"Our miracle lady." Those few words so accurately describe Grace Anne (Kennel) Zimmerman of Trout Run, PA. She now has received her biggest miracle, one which will never end, when she entered heaven on June 2, 2021 at the age of 63.
To tell her life of miracles would take hours, but here are just a few. At the age of five, she came down with rheumatic heart disease which severely damaged her heart valves. The doctors said, "Take her home and make her happy…she will not survive." God gave her a miracle, and she lived. At the age of 15, Hahnemann Hospital agreed to try valve replacements (a newly-evolving surgery), but the family was warned that she had only a small chance of survival. God allowed her to live, and her surgeon declared "She is a miracle!" as he recognized the faith of her parents. At the age of 23, she had a major stroke, and 3 months later she returned to work after going through rehab. Another miracle. Again and again, God has given her miracles to allow her to live and serve Him fully with constancy and humility.
Because of all of this, we as a family rejoice with her that her body is now healed and is whole in Heaven. You and hundreds of others will greatly miss her, but those who will miss her the very most are her husband of nearly 40 years, Mervin Craig Zimmerman; son, Kenton Zimmerman; daughter, Jeannette Zimmerman; grandsons, Brayden, Micah and Bryant; and granddaughters, Alexandria and Eloise; as well has her brothers, sisters and all the "outlaws". Her brothers and sisters and their spouses are; Marie Stoltzfus, Susan and Ray Watkins, Ellen Kennel and Duane Shank, Chris and Rose Kennel, Kathleen Kennel, James and Beth Kennel, Fred and Robin Kennel, Timothy and Kathy Kennel, Elvin and Wendy Kennel, and Phoebe and Steve Haupert. Her mother-in-law, Martha Zimmerman, the Zimmerman family and dozens of nephews and nieces also have a great love of Grace.
All of Heaven welcomed Grace Anne, and there to greet her were her parents, Chris and Glady Kennel; sister, Esther Lamartine; brother, Phillip Kennel; and father-in-law, Mervin N. Zimmerman.
Grace asks that you give God all the glory for all the miracles she was granted during her life here with us all.
"When I stand in glory, I will see His face. There I'll serve my King forever, in that Holy Place".
Services and visitation to celebrate the life of Grace will be held 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at Mountain View Fellowship, 202 Old Barn Road, Trout Run (Bodines), PA 17771.
A family visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday June 11 at Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Hwy., Ephrata, PA 17522.
An additional memorial service to honor Grace's life will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12 at Parkesburg Mennonite Church, 44 East 2nd Avenue, Parkesburg, PA 19365. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at church.
Zimmerman, Noah N.
November 11, 1948 - February 4, 2021
Noah N. Zimmerman, 72, of Lancaster, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, February 4, 2021 after a return of cancer. He was the son of the late Noah and Esther (Nolt) Zimmerman. He was a faithful active member of Conestoga Drive Mennonite Church. He was caretaker of Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery for 43 years.
He was married to Pauline (Witmer) Zimmerman for 30 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty G. (Martin) Zimmerman of 21 years, and also a granddaughter, Jennie Lynn Kuhns, age 11, and a brother, John Zimmerman.
He was a loving father and grandfather to John David husband of Elaine (Kreider), Wrightsville, Mark, Wakarusa, IN, Jay Paul husband of Ellie (Hoover), Ephrata, RoseAnn wife of Joe Kuhns, Lancaster, RuthAnn wife of Tony Kulp, Bowmansville, Stephen husband of Crystal (Esh), Ronks, Rhoda wife of Sheldon Raber, Arthur, IL, Aaron husband of Sarah (Martin), Lancaster; 27 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
His sibling are Mary Martin, Hartleton, Emma Weber, Ephrata, David husband of Emma, Leola, Lizzie wife of Ammon Martin, Leola. His brothers and sisters-in-law are Samuel Witmer married to Mary, Reinholds, Melvin Witmer, Dundee, NY, Sylvan married to Loretta, Wolmelsdorf, June Witmer, Robesonia, Viola Herr, Newmanstown, Grace Redcay, Coudersport, Faye Martin, Bowmansville, Mary Good, Ephrata.
Funeral services will be held from the White Oak Mennonite Church, 2456 Newport Rd., Manheim, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 10 AM with interment following in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster. Friends may call on Monday from 1 to 3 PM and 5 to 8 PM at the White Oak Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Conestoga Drive Mennonite Church, c/o David Faus, 524 Rife Run Road, Manheim, PA 17545.
Zimmerman, Raymond Z.
December 25, 1939 - April 7, 2021
Lebanon - Raymond Z. Zimmerman, 81, of Lebanon, passed away on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in his home with his family by his side. He was the husband of Sarah B. Zimmerman Zimmerman with whom he was married to for 61 years. He was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County on December 25, 1939, a son of the late David Martin and Anna Hoover Zimmerman Zimmerman.
Raymond was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Clair Zimmerman (Susan) of Stouchsburg, PA; David Zimmerman (Ellen) of Elm, PA; Earl Zimmerman (Louella) of Richland, PA; Susan Horst of Rising Sun, MD; Janet Zimmerman (Dale) of Reistville, PA; Darlene Martin (Kenneth) of Mt. Airy, PA; Ray Zimmerman (Dawn) of Schaefferstown, PA; Jonathan Zimmerman (Dianne) of Schaefferstown, PA; 49 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; brother, Adam Zimmerman (Laura) of Ephrata, PA; sisters, Vera Martin of Lititz, PA; Edna Weiler (David) of Lancaster, MO; Anna Mary Horning (John) of Fontana, PA; sister-in-law, Nancy Stoltzfus (Jay) of Lititz, PA.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Walter Zimmerman and John David Zimmerman; son-in-law, Leonard Horst.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10 am at Fairview Mennonite Church, 111 Elco Drive, Myerstown, PA. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Wednesday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.
Zimmerman, Rebecca W. Burkholder
October 21, 1948 - March 17, 2021
Rebecca W. Zimmerman, 72 of Elkhart, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at her residence. She was born October 21, 1948 in Elkhart County to Moses and Martha (Weaver) Burkholder. She married David R. Zimmerman on July 30, 1970.
Surviving is her husband, David of Elkhart, 10 children, Martha Imhoff of Goshen, Miriam (Levi) Martin of Rochester, Titus (Lois) Zimmerman of Fenwick, MI, Mary (Ronald) Nolt of New Holland, PA, Esther (Ephraim) Martin of Sheridan, MI, Rachel (Jeremiah) Ramer of Elkhart, Amos (Arlene) Zimmerman of Mohnton, PA, Rufus (Miriam) Zimmerman of Goshen, Lena (Jacob) Neeley of Venice, FL, Joseph Zimmerman of Goshen, 57 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, siblings, Barbara Burkholder of Goshen, Fannie (Paul) Rieff of Elma, IA, Christian Burkholder of Elkhart, Daniel (Elizabeth) Burkholder of Wakarusa, Eli (Ada) Burkholder of Shiloh, OH, Ivan (Loretta) Burkholder of Ionia, MI, 2 sisters-in-law, Martha Burkholder of Goshen and Amanda Burkholder of Rochester.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law Ammon R. Imhoff, grandson Delynn Zimmerman, siblings William Burkholder, Levi Burkholder, Lizzie Burkholder and David Burkholder.
Rebecca was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Thursday, March 18, 2021 and 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Friday, March 19, 2021 at the family’s home 63811 CR 3 Elkhart, IN 46517. Final viewing will be at 9:30 am, Saturday, March 20, 2021, outside the church followed by burial at Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery. The funeral service will begin at 10 am Saturday, at the Yellow Creek Old Order Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Rieth Rohrer Ehret Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling the arrangements.
Zimmerman, Ronald Z.
March 15, 1970 - July 19, 2021
Ronald Z. Zimmerman, 51, of New Providence, went home to be with the Lord on Monday evening, July 19, 2021 at his home. Born in East Earl, he was the son of David S. and Martha (Zimmerman) Zimmerman. He was the loving husband of Diane (Steinhauer) Zimmerman for 30 years.
Ronald had worked as a service tech and later in the office at Martin Appliances.
In addition to his wife and parents, Ronald is survived by three sons: Ryan, husband of Lori Zimmerman; Austin, husband of Stacey Zimmerman; and Travis Zimmerman; four grandchildren: Colton, Carlie, Reagan, and Riley; and four siblings: Mervin Zimmerman, Wilma Champ, James Zimmerman, and David Zimmerman, Jr.
A funeral service will take place at Bethel Mennonite Church, 333 Fulton View Road, Quarryville, PA 17566 on Friday, July 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow the service in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at the church on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.
Zook, Anita Kay Shaum
September 8, 1957 - January 14, 2021
Wellman-Anita Kay (Shaum) Zook was born September 8, 1957, in Elkhart, Indiana, the daughter of Lowell and Grace (Ramer) Shaum. She Graduated from Northwood High School in 1976. Anita was united in marriage with Ronald Zook on January 7, 1978. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren, and spending time in Florida in the winters.
She was a member of the Zion Christian Fellowship in Wellman. Anita passed away peaceful on Thursday, January 14, 2021, at the Highland Regional Hospital in Sebring, Florida at the
age of 63.
She is survived by her husband Ronald; mother Grace Shaum; four children, Elaine Curtiss (David), Darrell Zook (Teresa), Daniel Zook (Rosanne) and Myron Zook (Diane); 8 grandchildren; 2 sisters and 3 brothers. She was preceded in death by her father Lowell Shaum.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 am on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Fairview Mennonite Church near Kalona. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 pm at the church. The family will be present from 2-4 and 6-8. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com. Powell Funeral Home in Wellman is caring for services.
Zook, Mervin D.
July 2, 1937 - August 29, 2021
Mervin D. Zook, 84, of Goshen, passed away Sunday, August 29, 2021 surrounded by his family.
He was born July 2, 1937 in Scottdale, Pennsylvania to Ellrose D. and Frances (Loucks) Zook.
On May 30, 1958 he married Joan King in West Liberty, Ohio. She died October 12, 2014.
He is survived by three daughters, Cynthia J. Zook of Mishawaka, Susan D. (Kevin Gross) Zook of Goshen and Wendy A. Zook of Goshen.
Along with his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a twin brother, Merlin W. Zook.
A 1959 graduate of Goshen College, Merv earned graduate degrees from Indiana University and the University of Notre Dame. In his career, he worked at Goshen College, Mennonite Mutual Aid and retired from the Elkhart County data processing department. In his retirement years, he was an active volunteer at College Mennonite Church and Greencroft. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors needing computer assistance. He was a learning enthusiast and took classes on a wide range of academic topics throughout his life. He strived to practice a healthy lifestyle, which included being an avid bicyclist.
Merv was a loving husband and father and devoted to his family. He was a very good listener and will be remembered for his kindness and thoughtfulness.
In keeping with Merv’s wishes, cremation will take place.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 3, from 1 p.m. until the 1:30 memorial service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Phil Waite will officiate. The livestream link will posted at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.