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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, C. Duane
May 22, 1944 - November 2, 2021
C. Duane Yoder, 77, of Shipshewana, passed away at 5:33 PM on Tuesday, November 2, with his wife and sons by his side, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He was born on May 22, 1944 in Millersburg to Clarence A. and Wilma D. (Miller) Yoder. On December 3, 1971 at Pleasant Grove Church, Goshen he married Rosanna Yoder, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Darrick L. Yoder and Corbett W. Yoder both of Shipshewana; granddaughter, Mickenzie A. Yoder of Murphysboro, TN; two sisters, Sharon (Merlin) Miller of Estacada, OR and Jayne R. (Merl) Martin of Goshen.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Duane had been a salesman for Honeyville Metal from 1965 until 2007 and after retirement worked at Fiber By-Products/Copper Coin as a parts runner, working until his recent illness and passing. He did voluntary service in the 1960s in both Costa Rica and Nicaragua. He was a member of Living Hope Christian Fellowship and loved spending time with his family, especially his granddaughter. He enjoyed reading, listening to trains on YouTube, solving crossword puzzles and playing games with his wife.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, November 5, at Griner Church, 12418 CR 20 Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, November 6, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Jason Miller and Josh Berkshire. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Living Hope Christian Fellowship.
Yoder, Calvin H.
June 5, 1946 - September 21, 2021
Calvin H. Yoder, 75, of Topeka, died at 2:55 pm on Tuesday, September 21, at his daughter's residence in Millersburg. He was born on June 5, 1946, in Goshen, to Henry A. and Mary N. (Miller) Yoder. On February 17, 1966, in Millersburg, he married Wilma J. Byler, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are four daughters, Leona (Dennis) Troyer of Millersburg, Kathryn (Mervin) Schlabach of Shipshewana, Linda (Myron) Slabach of Millersburg, Rose (Perry, Jr.) Yutzy of Howe; eight sons, Earl (Loretta) Yoder of Millersburg, Danny (Marilyn) Yoder of Topeka, Ervin (Vonda) Yoder, Larry (Loretta) Yoder, Verlin (Nadine) Yoder, Glen (Erma) Yoder all of Millersburg, Calvin, Jr. (Laura) Yoder of Topeka, John (Ada) Yoder of Shipshewana; 75 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby (Calvin) Wingard of Goshen, Mary Esther (Orva) Miller of Shipshewana, Elnora (Ray) Schlabach of Topeka; seven brothers, David (Mary Ellen) Yoder of Goshen, Amos (Carolyn) Yoder of Shipshewana, Henry, Jr. (Ruby) Yoder, Mervin (Vera) Yoder both of Goshen, Melvin (Etta Fern) Yoder of Shipshewana, Marvin (Etta Fern) Yoder of Goshen, Orla (Erma) Yoder of Millersburg; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Yoder of Topeka; brother-in-law, Levi Lee (Ada) Beachy of Shipshewana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ernie Yoder; sister, Lorene Beachy; brother, Glen Yoder.
Calvin was a carpenter and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Thursday, September 23 and all day Friday, September 24 at the Danny Yoder residence, 9755 W. 600 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, September 25 also at the Danny Yoder residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop LaVern Lambright and the home ministers. Burial will be in Christner Cemetery, Topeka.
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, Florence L.
December 2, 1925 - October 24, 2021
Florence L. Yoder, 95, of Goshen, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021, at Greencroft Healthcare.
She was born December 2, 1925 in Thurman, Colorado, to Joseph F. and Belva (Stutzman) Yoder.
She is survived by her sister, Erma Lou Yoder of Goshen.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by four siblings, Robert, Ray, Blanche and Vera; all four killed in the August 1924 Thurman Tornado. The family later moved to Iowa in 1935.
Florence graduated from Wellman High School in 1943 and moved to the Goshen area in 1953 to attend Goshen College. In 1963 she graduated from St. Joseph's Holy Cross Central School of Nursing in South Bend. She worked as an office manager for Dr. Carl Hostetler and then as an RN at Goshen Hospital from 1963 until her retirement in 1991.
She was a member of College Mennonite Church, where a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Burial will follow at Violett Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to College Mennonite Church.
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, Harry A.
January 8, 1934 - November 8, 2021
Harry A. Yoder, 87, of Middlebury, died at 5:50 pm on Monday, November 8 at Courtyard of Goshen. He was born on January 8, 1934, in LaGrange, to Albert and Saloma (Troyer) Yoder. On August 11, 1957, in White Pigeon, Michigan, he married Mary Ellen Miller; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are three daughters, Carol (Paul) Kauffman of Bristol, Joyce (Robert) Yoder of Shipshewana, Elaine (Brent) Mast of Sugarcreek, OH; son, Duane (Michelle) Yoder of Marengo, OH; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Yoder of Hutchinson, KS; two brothers-in law, Crist Yoder of Hutchinson, KS, Ora Miller of Topeka; sister-in-law, Vera Yoder of Hutchinson, KS.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mae Yoder, Catherine Miller; three brothers, Thomas Yoder, Melvin Yoder, Mervin Yoder.
Harry was a member of Roselawn Conservative Mennonite Church and served as Pastor for 25+ years. He was a mechanic and owner/operator of Harry's Garage for 22 years. He served on the Rosedale Mennonite Mission Board for seven years, was the past President of CAM Mutual Aid, and was instrumental in facilitating the vision of Menno-Hof. Harry also served on the Clinton Christian School Board of Directors, on MDS programs and served his 1-W service in Mt. Pleasant, IA.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 11 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, November 12 at Roselawn Conservative Mennonite Church, 206 Mill Street, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastors Thad Lechlitner, Troy Brubacher, and Curtis Stutzman. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Christian Aid Ministries.
Yoder, Hazel Irene Zehr
January 18, 1934 - October 23, 2021
Hazel Irene Yoder died peacefully on October 23, 2021 at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen, Indiana.
Hazel was born January 18, 1934 in Foossland, Illinois, the fifth child of Harold and Alma (Unzicker) Zehr.
She graduated from Goshen College in 1957 and that same year married Thomas Yoder. The couple moved to South Central, Kansas where they started a family before returning to central, Illinois where Tom taught middle school History and Hazel worked as a nurse. Hazel lived in Normal, Illinois for 56 years until she moved to Goshen, Indiana in 2018 to be closer to family.
Hazel had a long career in nursing, she worked as a nurse in both Newton, Kansas and Bloomington, Illinois, taught nursing at the Mennonite School of Nursing for many years before becoming the Director of Nursing at Meadows Retirement Community in Meadows, Illinois. She had a particular interest in memory care and helped start one of the first Alzheimer’s units in Illinois. After retirement she tirelessly care for her husband, who was seriously injured in a bicycle accident in 1993, until he died in 2009.
Church was an important part of her life, and she was an active member of the Mennonite Church of Normal for over 40 years. She served as a youth group leader and on numerous committees. During retirement she particularly enjoyed reading to children who attended the Head Start program housed in the church. She also enjoyed traveling and learning, taking trips to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Portugal, Europe and the Marshal Islands with her husband, and attending several Road Scholar programs with her sister, Rachel and friend, Dorothy.
She is survived by her children, Dawn Yoder (Doug) Harms of North Newton, Kansas, Scot (Karen) Yoder of Mason, Michigan and Mark (Debra) Yoder of Goshen, Indiana; and seven grandchildren, Matthew, Nathan, Chris, Katelyn, Adam, Alex and Elyse.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Yoder; and seven siblings, Edith Zehr, Jay Zehr, John Zehr, Dean Zehr, Allan Zehr, Rachel Zehr and Lila King.
A service will be held in Normal, Illinois in November, date still to be determined.
Memorial gifts in Hazel’s honor may be directed to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 South 12th Street, P.O. Box 500 Akron, PA 17501-0500
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, Marion K.
January 4, 1938 - September 27, 2021
Marion K. Yoder, 83, died Monday, September 27, 2021, at his home in Goshen. He was born January 4, 1938, in Goshen, Indiana to Ora M. and Grace (Smeltzer) Yoder. He grew up in Shipshewana. He received a medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1964 after completing his bachelor's degree at Goshen College.
On June 20, 1964 he married Meredith Lambright in Goshen.
Meredith survives, along with three sons, Andre' (Lori) Yoder, Middlebury, Indiana, Marcel (Debora) Yoder, Springfield, Illinois, Cordell (Jackie) Yoder, Clarkston, Michigan; six grandchildren, Emma Yoder, Benjamin and Samuel Yoder, Alexander, Jack, and Nicholas Yoder; four step grandchildren Nathan (Melanie) Corbin, Benjamin (Kayla) Kort, Ashley and Jessica Petker; and three step great grandchildren, Milo Corbin, Ronan and Jaxon Kort.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings; Janet, Leon, and Elaine Yoder
After completing internship at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, Meredith and he served three years 1965-1968 in Algeria, North Africa with Mennonite Central Committee. When returning to Goshen he joined High Park Physicians for two years then went on to Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, Ohio, to complete a Residency in Pediatrics. In 1972 he began a solo practice in Pediatrics until 2003, serving the Goshen community. After retirement from full time practice, he did locums for five years around the country, also short terms in Ecuador and China.
Marion had a kind and compassionate soul, which gained him respect and admiration of colleagues, patients, friends, and family. He had a deep faith and was active in helping start two churches in which he was a charter member.
Marion's interests were: history, especially World War II, travel (over 60 countries) and woodturning with his friends. Saving a piece of history, he made banks from post office doors. He and Meredith wintered in Arizona for 15 years, where many hours were spent hiking and woodturning.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.
An 11 a.m. memorial service will be conducted, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 at Berkey Ave. Mennonite Fellowship, 2509 Berkey Ave., Goshen. Please plan on wearing a mask if attending the memorial service.
A private burial will take place at Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to M.C.C. or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
“Man makes a living by the work he does, but he will leave his mark because of who he was.”
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, Nelson D.
April 1, 1936 ~ November 11, 2021 (age 85)
Nelson D. Yoder, 85, of Sullivan, Illinois passed away at 3:15 P.M. on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at his residence.
Funeral service will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Monday, November 15, 2021 at the Melvin Hostetler residence, 120 East County Road 100 North, Arthur, Illinois. Bishop Philip Farmwald will officiate. Burial will be in the Yoder Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held any time after 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at the Melvin Hostetler residence. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Nelson was born on April 1, 1936 in Arthur, Illinois. He was a son of Daniel B. and Lovina (Beachy) Yoder. He married Anna R. Yoder on March 19, 1957, they lived in matrimony 64 years.
He is survived by his wife, Anna of Sullivan, IL, 3 children, Jo Ellen Hostetler and her husband Melvin of Arthur IL, Robert Lee Yoder and his wife Clara Mae of Arthur IL and Paul Jeffery Yoder and his wife Marilyn of Sullivan IL; 13 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 14 step great grandchildren, 1 sister, Esther Yoder of Arthur IL, 2 brothers Dan Yoder of CO, and Adlia Yoder of Atwood IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter-in-law, Celesta Yoder, 1 grandson, 1 step-granddaughter, 1 great-grandson, 1 step great grandson, 1 sister, Ella Kemp and 2 brothers, Reuben and Alvin Yoder.
Nelson was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
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, Ray A.
May 20, 1939 - November 5, 2021
Ray A. Yoder, 82, of Middlebury, passed away on Friday, Nov. 5 at Goshen General Hospital.
He was born on May 20,1939 in Streetsboro, Ohio to Arthur Thomas and Lois (Detwieler) Yoder. He married Mary Schrock on July 25, 1959 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa; she passed away May 10, 2014.
Surviving is his daughter, Laurie (Tim) Mast of Goshen; daughter-in-law, Bev Yoder of White Pigeon; granddaughters Audrey (Dan) Amsler of DeMotte and Robyn (Dan) Stinson of Alexandria; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Jane (Jerry) Detweiler, Goshen. He was preceded in death by his wife; son, Len Yoder who passed away May 11, 2015; sister, Mildred Myrhe and two brothers, Harold and Clair Yoder.
Ray came to Indiana for 1W Service at Elkhart General Hospital. He worked in sales most of his life including Fuller Brush, Weaver’s Woodcraft and House of DuMoor. He was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church and enjoyed singing. He sang in the Holdeman Men’s Quartet and the Mennonite Relief Sale Choir. You would most often find him spending time outside working in the garden and on the lawn. He also enjoyed woodworking.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 11, at Holdeman Mennonite Church, 65723 Co Rd 1, Wakarusa. Funeral services are scheduled for 10:00 am on Friday, November 12, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Steve Slagle, Danny Jones and Tom Yoder. Memorial contributions may be given to the church. Burial will take place at Olive East Cemetery, Wakarusa.
The family would thank Dr. DeShied, ICU staff and PICU on 2nd floor Goshen Hospital.
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, Susan J. Mast
October 19, 1969 - November 27, 2021
Susan J. Yoder, 52, of Middlebury, died at 2:19 am on Saturday, November 27 at Elkhart General Hospital, following a brief illness. She was born on October 19, 1969, in LaGrange County, to John and Edna (Schlabach) Mast. On June 16, 1988, in Topeka, she married Jerry Yoder, he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are three sons, Arlen (Lisa) Yoder of Shipshewana, Marvin (Lu) Yoder of Middlebury, Jerry Jr. Yoder at home; five daughters, Edna (Wayne) Hochstetler of Middlebury, Karen (Jaymar) Miller of Shipshewana, Waneta Yoder (special friend, Michael Miller) at home, Carolyn (Kenlin) Yoder of Topeka, Norma Yoder (special friend, Joe Yoder) at home; nine grandchildren; mother, Edna Mast of Topeka; brother, Harley (Rachel) Mast of Topeka; five sisters, Fannie (Jacob) Kurtz, Carolyn (Olen) Hershberger both of LaGrange, Ada (Daniel) Bontrager of Middlebury, Ruby Mast of Topeka, Marlene (David) Miller of Millersburg.
She was preceded in death by her father. Susan was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 28 and all day Monday, November 29 at the David Schmucker residence, 58775 CR 37, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, November 30 also at the David Schmucker residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Keith Helmuth and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.
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, Elaine Kay Stutzman
March 9, 1965 - November 7, 2021
Elaine Kay (Stutzman) Yutzy, 56, of Shipshewana, peacefully went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 7, at 6:30 am at her residence, after a brief illness. She was born on March 9, 1965 in LaGrange County to Kenneth Jay and Erma P. (Miller) Stutzman. On May 20, 1987 in Middlebury she married John Yutzy, he survives.
Surviving in addition to her husband is her mother of Middlebury; three sisters, Leona Jean (Marion) Yutzy, Doris Ann (John) Troyer, Regina Rose (Brent) Miller all of Middlebury. Three brothers, Joe Devon (LaVera) Stutzman of Middlebury, Dean Jay (Linda) Stutzman of Shipshewana, James Arlin (Waneta) Stutzman of LaGrange. Twelve nieces and five nephews, Darin Yutzy of Middlebury, Marcus Yutzy of Goshen, Eva (Marcus) Bontrager of Middlebury and their three children, Austin, Adison and Alivia Bontrager, Dena (Adrian) Miller of Shipshewana, Amber Stutzman of Shipshewana, Angela (Nathan) Stutzman of Middlebury, Branden, Austin, and Keanna Troyer of Middlebury, Bethany, Jessica, Jenny, Brooklyn and Weston Stutzman of LaGrange; Hayden, Kylie and Harper Miller of Middlebury.
She was preceded in death by her father; two nieces, Jenna Elaine Yutzy and Michele Ranae Stutzman; grandparents, Harry and Ida (Miller) Stutzman and Phillip and Wilma (Lambright) Miller.
Elaine loved the Lord and had an anointed gift of music and hospitality. She spent much of her time welcoming both new and existing friends and family into her home, joyfully serving meals and sharing the love of Christ with them. Her heart and love for children was very evident in her life, she loved teaching VBS, Sunday School and invested her time and love in the lives of her nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, November 8, and 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday, November 9, at Townline Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday, November 10, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Evangelist Nelson Coblentz and Pastor Dean Yoder. Burial will take place at Miller-Glick-Stutzman Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorial contributions may be given to the family to assist with medical expenses.
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, Ronald Gene
September 20, 1943 - November 29, 2021
Ronald Gene Yutzy, age 78 of Nappanee, IN, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 4:10pm at South Bend Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Yutzy was born on September 20, 1943 in Kalona, IA to Eli and Grace (Roth) Yutzy. On July 29, 1966 Ronald married Judith Biltz in Elkhart, IN.
Mr. Yutzy lived in the Nappanee area since the early 1980s and was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church. He was the owner of Ron’s Tree Service for many years. Ronald enjoyed flea marketing and had an extensive marble collection. Most of all, Ronald loved his wife of 55 years, his 2 sons and his grandchildren.
Mr. Yutzy is survived by his wife, Judith Yutzy of Nappanee; 2 sons, Chadwick Yutzy of New Paris, IN and Kirby (Linda) Yutzy of Nappanee; 11 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, James (Dru) Yutzy of Ohio; sister, Barbara (John) Coblentz of Pennsylvania; and brother, John (Lois) Yutzy of Virginia.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law, Carmen Yutzy; and an infant sister, Susan Yutzy.
Friends and family may call from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Bethel Mennonite Church, as well as on Thursday, December 2 from 9-10am. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday also at the church. Burial will follow at Bethel Mennonite Cemetery. Home Ministries will officiate. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
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, Ellis Z.
December 14, 1937 - September 16, 2021
Ellis Z. Zeiset, 83, a resident of Lincoln Christian Home, passed away on September 16, 2021.
Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Clayton and Charlotte (Zimmerman) Zeiset.
He was the loving husband of Lois W. (Beyer) Zeiset, whom he married on May 10, 1958.
He was a member of Blue Ball Mennonite Church and was a previous Deacon for twelve years at Churchtown Mennonite Church.
He was previously employed as a truck driver and had previously owned and operated a farmers market stand, "EZ Bulk Foods."
Ellis is survived by his wife, Lois W. Zeiset, children: Nevin B. husband of Roseann (Martin) Zeiset of Mt. Airy, Nelson B. husband of Esther (Allgyer) Zeiset of Kleinfeltersville, Arlene Erb of New Columbia, Joanne wife of David Zimmerman of Turbotville and Marlin husband of Lisa (Martin) Zeiset of Himrod, NY, thirty-two grandchildren and forty-three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings: Erma Musser, Henry Zeiset, Rachel Martin, Clayton Zeiset, Luke Zeiset, Mary Martin, Miriam Weaver, Charlotte Allgyer and Judy Zimmerman.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a daughter: Elaine High, a twin brother: Earl Zeiset and a brother: Harold Zeiset.
Funeral services will be held at Blue Ball Mennonite Church, 143 Ewell Rd., Blue Ball, PA 17506, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM. There will be a viewing held for one hour prior to the time of service on Tuesday and on Monday, September 20, 2021 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the church. Interment will be held in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.
C. Stanley Eckenroth Home for Funerals is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Zeiset, John Jacob
January 29, 1963 - October 29, 2021
John Jacob Zeiset, 58, of 1087 W. Main St., New Holland, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 29, 2021. He was the son of the late Aaron and Margaret Reiff Zeiset. John was full care all his life and was loved and cared for by family and friends his entire life. John was under Hospice care the last year. He always liked music and always had a smile for you.
John is survived by: two brothers and two sisters, Jonas husband of Esther Stauffer Zeiset, Lewisburg, Aaron husband of Marian Weaver Zeiset, Leola, Lydia wife of Isaac Shirk, Leola, Minnie wife of Allen Burkholder, with whom he resided. He was preceded in death by a brother, Amos.
The family would like to thank Hospice and all his care givers for their kindness extended to John.
The funeral will be held at the home of Allen & Minnie Burkholder, 1091 W. Main St., New Holland on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 at 9 a.m. with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Groffdale (Frame) Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Rd., Leola with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Burkholder residence.
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, David M.
December 17, 1929 - October 18, 2021
David M. Zimmerman, 91, of New Holland, formerly of North Hershey Avenue, Leola, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021.
He was born in New Holland to the late Joseph E. and Hettie (Martin) Zimmerman. He was the husband of the late Barbara H. (Martin) (Reiff) Zimmerman for 14 years before she passed away March 2020. His first wife, Minnie (Nolt) Zimmerman passed away in 2000.
David was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference). In earlier years he was a farmer and had a unique talent to do fine detail work with metal and wood. David had a business from 1968 to 1998, Zimmerman Buggy Supplies, repairing and restoring buggies/tops and carriages. In retirement he volunteered part time at Blessings of Hope for four years.
David is survived by four sons, Adam N., husband of Margaret (Lauver) Zimmerman of New Holland, Alvin N., husband of Elsie (Kilmer) Zimmerman of New Holland, David N., husband of Ilene (Shirk) Zimmerman of Shippensburg, Frank N., husband of Mary Jane (Groff) Zimmerman of Leola; five step-sons; five step-daughters; 15 grandchildren; 68 step-grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 145 step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wives and parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; two sisters; two great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Mary Ella Zimmerman.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 254 Amishtown Road, New Holland. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 22, 2021, at 9:00 AM from the late residence, with further services at 9:30 AM at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, 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, Ella E. Reiff
August 7, 1939 - December 3, 2021
Ella E. Zimmerman, 82, of Ephrata, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021, at her home, five days after her husband. She was born in West Earl Township to the late Eli N. and Anna (Eberly) Reiff and was the wife of the late Harvey H. Zimmerman who passed away November 28, 2021.
Ella was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
She is survived by eight children, Anna R., wife of Ivan S. Nolt of Orchard, IA, Edwin R., husband of Marlene (Shirk) Zimmerman of Orchard, IA, Erma R., wife of Larry F. Rissler of Leola, Edith R., wife of the late Harry W. Nolt of Orchard, IA, Ella R., wife of Jesse H. Martin of Lititz, Elva R., wife of Harold S. Martin of Ephrata, Erla R. wife of Aaron S. Hoover of Lititz, Erwin R., husband of Norma Z. (Nolt) Zimmerman of Ephrata; 37 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lena, wife of Adam Sauder, Anna, wife of the late Lawrence Ramer and a sister-in-law, Laura Reiff.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son, David R. Zimmerman; two grandsons, Shane Zimmerman and Jerre Zimmerman; four brothers, David, Aaron, Ammon and Eli Reiff.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2021, from 1 to 5 PM, at the late residence, 421 Brossman Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 6, 2021, at 1:30 PM, at the residence, with further services at 2 PM, from Conestoga Mennonite Church, 313 N. Farmersville Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family wants to express their thanks for all the help and support provided during this time and wishes to return the favor should the need arise. They would also like to thank Hospice & Community Care for the great care given to Ella.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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, Ellen Z. Newswanger
May 27, 1930 - September 25, 2021
Ellen Z. Zimmerman, 91, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at home after a brief illness.
She was born in East Earl Township, daughter of the late Adam B. and Mary E. (Zimmerman) Newswanger and was the wife of the late Elam R. Zimmerman for 63 years before he passed away in 2015.
She was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).
Ellen was a homemaker.
She is survived by ten children, Edna, wife of Melvin Martin of Ephrata, Florence, wife of Warren Nolt of Leola, Lydia, wife of Amos Zimmerman of Ephrata, Amos, husband of Susie (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, Elam, husband of Pauline (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Stanley, NY, Luke, husband of Mary (Nolt) Zimmerman of Lititz, Elva, wife of Ervin Zimmerman of Ephrata, Jonathan, Ellen, and Susan Zimmerman, all at home; 56 grandchildren; 113 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; a brother, Daniel Newswanger of Morgantown; three sisters, Annie, wife of the late Adin Kilmer of MO, Susanna, wife of Amos Kilmer of TN, Leah, wife of the late Paul Hoover of NY and two brothers-in-law, Eugene Weaver of Orrstown, Amos Leinbach of MO.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two great-grandsons, Shane Zimmerman, Shannon Hoover; a brother, Paul Newswanger and three sisters, Fannie Zimmerman, Mary Weaver and Katie Leinbach.
A viewing will be held on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 651 Old Akron Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at 8:45 AM from the late residence with further services at 9:30AM from Conestoga Mennonite Church, 313 N. Farmersville 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, Elsie Z. Zimmerman
October 31, 1939 - November 18, 2021
Elsie Z. Zimmerman, 82, of Martindale, died Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital following a brief illness.
She was the wife of the late Ray W. Zimmerman who died January 6, 2021. Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Hettie Zimmerman Zimmerman.
Elsie was a partner with her late husband in Ray’s Plumbing. She was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. She thoroughly enjoyed and cherished the time she spent with her family.
Surviving are four children, Mary Ann married to Lamar High, Beavertown, Eva Jane married to Kevin Martin, Lititz, Melvin R. married to N. Jane (Burkholder) Zimmerman, Martindale, and Jay Edwin married to Melissa (Steh) Zimmerman, OK; 19 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four daughters, Esther Fay, Edith May, Kathryn Kay and Janet Marie Zimmerman, a grandson Jayden Zimmerman, and two siblings Clarence Zimmerman and Edna Zimmerman.
Her Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 9:30 A.M. at the Martindale Mennonite Church, 905 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA with Bishop Amos G. Martin, Paul Hurst, David Martin and Amos K. Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.
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, Harvey H.
January 25, 1939 - November 28, 2021
Harvey H. Zimmerman, 82, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021, at his residence.
He was born in West Earl Township to the late Isaac B. and Anna (Hurst) Zimmerman and was the husband of Ella E. (Reiff) Zimmerman with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Harvey was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight children, Anna R., wife of Ivan S. Nolt of Orchard, IA, Edwin R., husband of Marlene (Shirk) Zimmerman of Orchard, IA, Erma R., wife of Larry F. Rissler of Leola, Edith R., wife of the late Harry W. Nolt of Orchard, IA, Ella R., wife of Jesse H. Martin of Lititz, Elva R., wife of Harold S. Martin of Ephrata, Erla R. wife of Aaron S. Hoover of Lititz, Erwin R., husband of Norma Z. (Nolt) Zimmerman of Ephrata, 37 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lena Oberholtzer, Esther Martin, Annie Burkholder, Emma Martin and a sister-in-law Esther (Nolt) Zimmerman.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, David R. Zimmerman; two grandsons, Shane Zimmerman and Jerre Zimmerman and a brother, Joseph Zimmerman.
A viewing will be held Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the late residence, 421 Brossman Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 3, 2021, at 9 a.m., at the residence, with further services at 9:30 a.m., from Conestoga Mennonite Church, 313 N. Farmersville Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be held in the adjoining church cemetery.
The family would like to thank Hospice & Community Care for the great care given to Harvey.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Zimmerman, Isaac H., Jr.
April 23, 1934 - November 20, 2021
Isaac H. Zimmerman, Jr., 87, of 140 Linden Grove Road, New Holland, passed away at home on Saturday, November 20, 2021.
He was married 63 years to Fannie M. Leinbach Zimmerman. Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Isaac B., Sr., and Hettie High Zimmerman.
Isaac was a retired farmer and a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Surviving besides his wife are 11 children, Naomi wife of Earl Burkholder of Shippensburg, Martha wife of Elvin Nolt of Owen, WI, Ion husband of Lydia Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Esther wife of Christ Sensenig of Shippensburg, Ella wife of Harvey Sauder of Denver, Floyd husband of Emma Zimmerman of Shiloh, OH, Paul husband of Arlene Zimmerman of Plattville, WI, John Isaac husband of Minerva Zimmerman of New Enterprise, Wayne husband of Marian Zimmerman of Boyd, WI, Mabel wife of Leon Stauffer of New Holland, Verna wife of Lloyd Ray Martin of Altz Vista, IA; a son-in-law Amos Zimmerman of Rushville, NY; 93 grandchildren, 118 great grandchildren; three brothers, Aaron husband of Edna Zimmerman of New Holland, Lloyd husband of Annetta Zimmerman of Terre Hill, and Paul husband of Mabel Zimmerman of East Earl; and three sisters, Anna Martin of Shippensburg, Vera Newswanger of East Earl, and Miriam Zimmerman of Versailles, MO. He was preceded in death by a son, Harold, a daughter, Lucy, three stillborn grandchildren, two brothers, Harold and Christian, and five sisters, Elva, Mary, Esther, Mabel and Verna.
A Funeral Service will be held at the New Holland Mennonite Church on Saturday at 9:30 AM with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Friday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.
Zimmerman, Jarell DeLynn
December 25, 1999 - December 8, 2021
Robesonia - Jarell DeLynn Zimmerman, 21, of Robesonia, passed away peacefully at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, after a seven-month battle with a brain tumor.
Born December 25, 1999, in Lebanon County, he was the son of Michael R. and Christina R. (Lehman) Zimmerman.
He was a member of Sharon Mennonite Fellowship.
In addition to his parents, Jarell is survived by three brothers, Shane Zimmerman, Rylan Zimmerman, and Bransyn Zimmerman; four sisters, Adria Zimmerman, Jaida Zimmerman, Givana Zimmerman, and Raina Zimmerman, all at home; paternal grandparents, Harold and Grace Ann (Martin) Zimmerman of Myerstown; maternal grandfather, Delmas Lehman of Myerstown; paternal great-grandmother, Edith (Horst) Zimmerman of Lebanon and his maternal great-grandfather, Amos Zimmerman of Ephrata.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mabel Lehman and a cousin, Alana Zimmerman.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM, at Garrett's Mill, 9 Terry Lane, Lebanon, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at 10 AM at Sharon Mennonite Fellowship, 581 Union Road, Lebanon, followed by an additional viewing before the interment in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Zimmerman, John Jacob
September 22, 1946 - Nobember 29, 2021
John Jacob Zimmerman, age 75 years, 2 months and 7 days, of Greenwood, WI passed away at the Marshfield Medical Center on Monday evening, November 29, 2021.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Longwood Mennonite Church in the Town of Longwood. Alvin Martin, Edwin Nolt and Marvin Leid will officiate. Visitation will be on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Rueben Burkholder residence (W6730 Popple River Road, Greenwood, WI).
A viewing will be held at the Nelson Hoover residence (275 Pleasant Valley Road, Ephrata, PA) on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM at the Hoover residence and at 9:30 AM at the Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church. Officiating will be Ammon Weaver. Pallbearers will be Curvin Burkholder, Nelson Hoover, Leroy Zimmerman, Ivan Zimmerman, Jr., Michael Zimmerman and Noah Zimmerman.
John was a retired farmer and a member of Longwood Mennonite Church. His wife, Katie preceded him in death on September 17, 2018. John was born on September 22, 1946 in Ephrata, PA, the son of the late Aaron R. and Minnie H. (Hoover) Zimmerman. He is survived by two daughters; Anita married to Ezra Burkholder, and Ellen married to Rueben Burkholder, both of Greenwood, and 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by 9 siblings: Elam, Eli (Mabel), Aaron (Ruth), Ivan (Ida), Edwin (Barbara), Cora, Elizabeth, Vera, Ella Mae (Elvin).
He is preceded in death by a son, Elvin (April 1972), a daughter, Marian (August 2018) and a sister; Alice.
Zimmerman, Kathryn M. Zimmerman
December 5, 1939 - September 24, 2021
Myerstown - Kathryn M. Zimmerman, 81, of Myerstown went to be with the Lord on Friday, September 24, 2021. Kathryn was born in Clay Township, Lancaster County, on December 5, 1939, the daughter of the late John B. and Eva (Martin) Zimmerman. She was a member of the Richland Mennonite Church. For the past four years she resided at the West Willow Rest Home in Willow Street, PA.
She is survived by her husband Melvin G. Zimmerman and five sons, Stanley, husband of Ella Mae (Oberholtzer) Zimmerman, Lebanon; Nevin, husband of Colleen (Weaver) Zimmerman, Newmanstown; Michael, husband of Naomi (Martin) Zimmerman, Lebanon; Curtis, husband of Keturah (Swartzentruber) Zimmerman, Myerstown; Dwight, husband of Faith (Weaver) Zimmerman, Thompson Falls, MT; three daughters, Eva Jane, wife of Nelson G. Martin, Myerstown; Beth, wife of Wesley Miller, New Oxford; Lori, wife of Glenn Martin, Myerstown; 34 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; three brothers, John, husband of Linda Zimmerman, Richland; Clair, husband of Naomi Zimmerman, Fairplay, SC; Marlin, husband of the late Bonnie Zimmerman, Richland; two sisters, Mabel, wife of John David Witmer, Richland; Irene, wife of Arnold Willey, Abbeville, SC.
She was preceded in death by three grandchildren.
Viewing will be on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral service will be Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Richland Mennonite Church, 399 N. Race Street, Richland at 10 am. Burial in the adjoining church cemetery.
Zimmerman, Marlene E.
July 28, 1976 - October 12, 2021
Lebanon - Marlene E. Zimmerman, 45, of Lebanon, PA passed away on Tuesday October 12, 2021 in Hershey, PA. Marlene was born the daughter of John Elam Zimmerman and Elizabeth M. Zimmerman, on July 28, 1976 in Lebanon, PA.
Marlene is survived by her parents, sister Doris Hursh (Glenn), brother John E. Zimmerman (Laurene), sister Janet E. Martin (Marlin R.), sister Ann E. Martin (Earl B.) brother in law Raymond Horning, 13 nieces & nephews, and 24 great nieces & nephews. Marlene was preceded by her sister Sylvia Horning.
A viewing will be held at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center 141 Jackson Rd Lebanon PA on October 17, 2021 from 2:00p-4:00p and from 6:00p-8:00p. Funeral services will be held at Fairview Mennonite Church 111 Elco Drive Myerstown PA on Monday October 18, 2021 at 9:30a.
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, Paul N.
May 21, 1953 - November 29, 2021
Paul N. Zimmerman, 68, of Ephrata, passed away on November 29, 2021 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.
Born in Myerstown, Pa, he was the son of the late Paul Z. and Anna (Nolt) Zimmerman.
He was the loving husband of Arlene S. (Martin), with whom he was married to for forty-eight loving years of marriage.
Paul was a member of South Hinkletown Mennonite Church. He was employed by Martin Limestone/New Enterprise Stone & Lime for 49 years as an equipment operator. He enjoyed taking care of the gym rentals for thirty-one years at Ephrata Mennonite School. His favorite pastime was spending time with his family, helping his children and grandchildren.
Paul is survived by his wife; Arlene S. (Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata, children; Marlin R. husband of Kathleen N. (Good) Zimmerman of New Holland, Glenda J. wife of Andrew B. Hoover of East Earl, Gary L. husband of Amy S. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Stevens, fourteen grandchildren and siblings; Mary Ella wife of Alvin Zimmerman of Alburn, NY, Irvin husband of Arlene Zimmerman of Savannah, NY, Edwin husband of Erma Zimmerman of Myerstown, Leon husband of Dawn Zimmerman of Myerstown and Leroy husband of Tracy Zimmerman of Hopeland.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 9:30 AM at South Hinkletown Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), 575 Farmersville Road, New Holland PA 17557, with Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Martindale Reception Center. Burial will be held in the adjoining church cemetery.
Groff High Funeral Home in New Holland is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
Zimmerman, Ray W.
May 20 1940 - January 6, 2021
Ray W. Zimmerman, 80, of Martindale, died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at his home after a 3-year battle with cancer. He was married to Elsie Z. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman, who survives.
Born in Jackson Twp., Lebanon County, he was the son of the late Henry M. and Susan (Weiler) Zimmerman.
Ray was a plumber who established his own business, Ray’s Plumbing, in 1969. He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. He greatly enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Mary Ann married to Lamar High, Beavertown; Eva Jane married to Kevin Martin, Lititz; Melvin R. married to N. Jane (Burkholder) Zimmerman, Martindale; Jay Edwin married to Melissa (Steh) Zimmerman, OK; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a brother Amos W. Zimmerman, Ephrata and a sister Ada married to Thomas Sadler, Myerstown.
He was preceded in death by four daughters: Esther Fay, Edith May, Kathryn Kay, and Janet Marie Zimmerman, a grandson Jayden Zimmerman, and six siblings: Martha Nolt, John Zimmerman, Eva Zimmerman, Aaron Zimmerman, Nettie Martin, and Eli Zimmerman.
The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice & Community Care who kindly and professionally helped Ray though the last part of his cancer journey.
His funeral will be held on Monday January 11, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Church with Bishop Amos G. Martin, Paul Hurst, David Martin and Ivan Hurst officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Martindale Fellowship Center. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.
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.
Zimmerman, Vera M. Nolt
March 26, 1939 - November 18, 2021
Vera M. Zimmerman, 82, of New Holland, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at home.
She was born in New Holland to the late Harvey and Lydia Mae (Martin) Zimmerman [should be Nolt] and was the wife of the late Lloyd H. Zimmerman who passed away in 2018.
She was a member of New Holland Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).
Vera was a homemaker.
Vera is survived by seven children, Norma N., wife of Alvin O. Zimmerman of Greenwich, OH, Leon N., husband of Anna (Martin) Zimmerman of Leola, Ivan N., husband of Lucy (Martin) Zimmerman of N. Fairfield, OH, Verna N., wife of Eugene Zimmerman of Ephrata, J. Lloyd, husband of Ella (Martin) Zimmerman of Leola, Glen N., husband of Emma (Martin) Zimmerman of New Holland, Lucy N., Wife of Joe Oberholtzer of New Holland; 54 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and five siblings, Annetta Burkholder of East Earl, Floyd, husband of Jane (Burkholder) Nolt of New Holland, Lydia Mae, wife of Amos Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Harvey R. Nolt of New Holland, Alta, wife of the late Lloyd Nolt of Leola.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Nora Nolt and her twin sister, Verna Nolt.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence of Glen Zimmerman, 533 N. Shirk Road, New Holland. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 22, 2021 at 9:00 AM at the residence of Glen Zimmerman, with further services at 9:30 AM from New Holland Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference), 18 Western Avenue, New Holland, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Hospice & Community Care for the care given to Vera.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Zimmerman, Verna Marie Martin
March 11, 1938 - September 25, 2021
Verna Marie Zimmerman, age 83, of Elkhart, died at 4:04 pm, Saturday, September 25, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She had been in failing health for 6 months. She was born March 11, 1938 in Elkhart to Monroe and Annettie (Shaum) Martin.
On September 6, 1959, Verna married Merle Zimmerman and they had six children. Five sons; Larry (Luella), Elkhart, Steven (Linda) Goshen, Devon (Doreen), Claypool, Mark (Lorrie), Wakarusa, Michael (Janet), Elkhart; and one daughter, Janita (Sheldon) Zimmerman, Snover, MI.
Verna was a homemaker and member of the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church.
Surviving are her committed husband, Merle; 6 children; 39 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Carrie Ramer, New Paris, and Carol (Ray) Eberly, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA. Verna was preceded in death by her parents; stillborn grandson, Trenton Zimmerman; stillborn granddaughter, Megan Zimmerman; brothers; Maynard Martin, Monroe Jr. Martin, Gerald Martin, Harold Martin, Kenneth Martin, Charles Martin; and sisters, Lizzie Hoover and Margaret Ramer.
Friends and family may call Tuesday, September 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Harrison Christian School, 64784 CR 11, Goshen. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 29th at 10:00 am at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, 25012 CR 38, Goshen. Home Ministry of the Wisler Mennonite Church will officiate and burial will be at the Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.
Zimmerman, Wayne Eugene
August 21, 1935 - December 13, 2021
Wayne Eugene Zimmerman, born August 21, 1935, at Mechanicsburg, PA peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family on December 13, 2021, at the age of 86 years and almost 4 months.
Wayne is survived by Joyce, his wife of almost 66 years, and family, 7 sons and 6 daughters; Eugene and Joyce of Sheldon, Wl; Mary Ann and Waldon Plett of Burns, WY; Millard and Norma of Karahumi, Philippines; Nevin and Joanne of Merville, BC; Dora Jean and Randall Plett of Fisher Branch, MB: Ed and Margaret of McBride, BC; Elaine and Clinton Plett of Fisher Branch, MB; Dan and Sharon of Sterling, AK; Verna and David Unruh of Coaldale, AB; Richard and Jolene of Sapang Palay, Philippines; Beth and Elson Mast of Sierra Vista, AZ; Ernie and Janice of Lamont, MO; and Anita and Jason Menge of Spruceview, AB; 101 living grandchildren and 150 greatgrandchildren; one brother and three sisters. He was preceded in death by one son, Mark; one grandchild, his parents, and one sister.
Wayne was born and grew up in the farming community of Mechanicsburg, PA where he lived with his parents. At the age of 15 he accepted Christ as his personal Savior whom he served faithfully till his death. During his young years he developed a love for farming which led him to the successful field of selling and servicing milking equipment.
On February 11,1956, Wayne married Joyce Baer and they began their life together close to their parents' homes in PA. Their dedication to following Christ brought them into the Robson Valley in 1960 with three small children. During their first years in the valley, they faced and overcame many difficulties of the pioneer life. Though farming was Wayne's focus, he worked at numerous other jobs, some of which included logging, sawmill work, and driving school bus. As the family grew, he spent more and more time on the farm. With the help of his own sons, he built his own dairy business, milking cows for about 50 years till he retired.
Dad's commitment to helping people brought him into contact with many neighbors in the Robson Valley, as well as in other places. He was always ready to help with any need that folks experienced. He took time for snow plowing, tilling gardens, providing firewood, mowing church and school lawns, and much more.
His servant heart supported his family as various ones traveled and lived in other countries in their efforts to spread the Gospel. He was especially burdened for the salvation of his children and grandchildren. He was an avid supporter to our mother as she wrote the story, Through Sunshine and Shadow, of their first twenty years in McBride. Even in his weak condition, shortly before his death, he expressed concern for the needs of others.
As a family, we will continue to remember and benefit from his example of faithfulness and service to God and fellowmen. We know he would desire the salvation of each of our souls and that we be prepared to meet him in glory. One of his favorite verses was John 1:4, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth."
We are grateful for all the help and support we have felt from many friends and family, the medical professionals, and others who blessed Dad's life during his short illness before his death.
Zoll, Lester W.
December 19, 1934 - October 22, 2021
Lester W. "Pappy" Zoll, 86, of Newmanstown, passed away on Friday, October 22, 2021, surrounded by is family. Lester was born December 19, 1934 in Lancaster, PA, to Harvey and Lena (Weber) Zoll. He was a stone/brick mason for 50 years retiring in 2000. Lester married Dorothy (Horn) Erb on August 1, 1954. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, had a love for tractors, and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who all cherished their "Pappy." Throughout his life, he enjoyed raising many beagles.
Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Melvin (Bonnie) Zoll, Rosanna (John) McDonald, Randy (Amanda) Zoll, Patricia (Jimmy) Strickler; grandchildren, Kelly McDonald, Amy Gates, Melvin Zoll, Randy Zoll, Christine Weiss, Jamie Howdyshell, Joni Flamm, Holden Zoll and Marah Stoltzfus; great-grandchildren, Brandon, Aiden, Connor, Noah, Dawson, Lily, Bella, Brody, Mavis, Rayna, Luke and Leah; sisters, Arlene Martin, Mabel Self and Evelyn Lengel. He was preceded in death by two sons, four sisters, one brother and a great-grandson.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, October 29, 2021 at 11 a.m. in Millcreek Community Church, 203 Stricklerstown Road, Newmanstown, PA, with a viewing beginning on Friday at 9 a.m. Interment will be made in Millbach Community Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Humane Society of Lebanon County, 150 N. Ramona Road, Myerstown, PA 17067. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.
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, Marie F. Beiler
August 25, 1933 - September 9, 2021
Marie F. Zook, 88, Goshen, formerly of Wakarusa, died 2:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at her home. She was born August 25, 1933, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, to Reuben & Emma (Stoltzfus) Beiler. On November 14, 1953, she married Henry M. Zook and he died May 11, 2010.
Surviving are daughter, Loretta (Matthew) Schlabach, Wakarusa, daughters, Norma & Glenda, beloved grandchildren, brother, Paul (Elsie) Beiler, Ephrata, Pennsylvania and a sister, Ruth (David) Martin, Pine Falls, Manitoba, Canada.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, Henry, son, Duane Zook, brother, Leroy Beiler and a sister, Naomi Beiler.
Marie was a homemaker and loved to crochet afghans and embroider quilt blocks. She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2011 at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa and one hour prior to the 2:30 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at Salem Mennonite Church, 23984 CR 46, New Paris, Indiana 46553. Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to NorthWood High School to assist their life skills/young adult program that grandson Duane attends.
Zook, Maxine B. Hartzler
October 25, 1933 - November 9, 2021
Maxine B. Zook, age 88 of Mechanicsburg, [PA] went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Born October 25, 1933 in Allensville, PA, Maxine was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Byler) Hartzler.
Maxine was a graduate of Messiah Bible School. She was a lifetime member of Slate Hill Mennonite Church where she was very involved with various church responsibilities and women’s ministries.
Maxine was a caring and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. If you knew Maxine, you knew her hugs. She never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone. In her earlier years, she was famous for her chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon buns. Later, she was famous for her knitted hats, sewing, quilting, and embroidery was her life. When she was in her forty’s, Maxine lost her voice to a surgery gone wrong and was never able to speak or sing again, the way she so desperately wanted to. Maxine is now singing in Heaven and talking clearly to all who will listen. I’m sure she heard, “Well done good and faithful servant, Welcome Home!”
Maxine was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years Merlin W. Zook and by her brother and two sisters. She is survived by her two children Kevin R. Zook of Lawrenceville, GA and Kathleen J. Klassen and her husband Jeff of Mechanicsville, VA, a grandson Aaron F. Klassen, his wife Tia, and their daughter Iyanna of Winchester, VA, as well as four siblings Alice Hostetter, Bertha Showalter, Martha Rohrer, and Ernest Hartzler.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday, November 15, 2021 at Slate Hill Mennonite Church, Camp Hill with viewing held from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Burial will take place at Slate Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Slate Hill Mennonite Church, 1352 Slate Hill Rd., Camp Hill, PA 17011.
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.