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

2022  H1

Haarer, Paul W. ; . . Harnish, Evelyn M. Hershey ; . . Harnish, Lois Arlene Buckwalter ; . . Harnish, Marthalene "Faye" ; . . Hartman, Harold Wade ; . . Hartzler, Blanche K. Murray ; . . Hartzler, Ernest Benjamin ; . . Haverstick, Henry "Chester" ; . . Headings, Madie Catherine Knox ; . . Heatwole, Edith A. Shaum ; . . Heatwole, Susan Joanna Good ; . . Helmuth, Elva Chupp ; . . Helmuth, Ida Mae ; . . Herschberger, Lorene C. Bontrager ; . . Hershberger, Michael Jon ; . . Hershberger, Rosia Marie Miller ; . . Hershey, Thelma Marie Weaver ; . . Hertzler, Alma Jane Martin Swartzendruber ; . . High, James L. ; . . High, Mary E. Musser ; . . Hindal, Judy Lynn Sensenig ; . . Hochstetler, Edna Christner ; . . Hochstetler, Elijah Daniel ; . Hochstetler, Laban E. ; . . . Hochstetler, Levi J. ; . . Hochstetler, Sarah Ann Hochstetler ; . .


Haarer, Paul W.
October 3, 1927 - Marah 27, 2022

Paul W. Haarer, 94, of Goshen, formerly of Shipshewana, passed away Sunday morning, March 27, [2022] at his residence. He was born on October 3, 1927, in LaGrange County, to William Henry and Fannie (Eash) Haarer. On June 3, 1951 in LaGrange, he married Shirley Mishler; she died September 25, 2011. Then on June 28, 2015 in Shipshewana he married Gladys Ellen (Schrock) Troyer; she died July 4, 2018.

Surviving is a daughter, Rebecca Haarer of Shipshewana and a son, Charles W. (Barbara) Haarer from Middlebury, two granddaughters Chelsea (Wesley) Gorsuch of Middlebury and Erin (Shawn) Schrader of Goshen; a brother, William (Shirley) Haarer of Sarasota, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives; five brothers, David, Samuel, Aldine, Sylvester, and Leonard Haarer, two sisters, Corona Weldy and Mary Ellen Troyer.

Throughout his career he was co-owner of Twin Lakes Construction Company, Howe, IN, and Haarer’s Quaint Shop of Shipshewana. Paul was a longtime active director of Mennonite Disaster Service and served as a delegate to the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. He was also an active member of Marion Mennonite Church. Paul enjoyed antiquing and many who attended auctions will remember him as #55, or “Double Nickel”. His final occupation was that of a taxi driver for the Amish community, which took him into the countryside of his youth and among people who shared his native language, Pennsylvania Dutch. His last year of life was happily spent at Greencroft where he continued to cultivate new friendships and pray for his family daily.

A private burial service for his immediate family will be on Thursday, March 31st, at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, conducted by Reverend Ron Roth. A celebration of life service will be announced at a later date. Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press or Marion Christian Fellowship.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Harnish, Evelyn M. Hershey
August 4, 1937 - February 23, 2022

Evelyn M. (Hershey) Harnish, 84, of Lancaster, PA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Wednesday morning, February 23, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital following an extended illness.

Born in Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late H. Rine and Grace (Hershey) Hershey. She graduated from the former Salisbury High School in 1955. After graduation, she worked as a teller at New Holland Farmers National Bank where her father was a bank director.

Evelyn married John M. Harnish on March 2, 1957. They purchased a dairy and chicken farm named Pond Bank Farms near Elizabethtown. Later, in 1964, they moved to a larger dairy farm near Willow Street. She partnered with her husband and actively participated in farm life.

Evelyn used her bank teller skills by becoming the farm's bookkeeper. She was responsible for feeding and raising Holstein calves. The calves would look forward to her greeting every morning and evening. She also enjoyed caring for her cats and their kittens.

Evelyn was a longstanding member of Willow Street Mennonite Church where she sang in the choir. She was an active member of the Lancaster County Society of Farm Women No. 22 and contributed recipes to their cookbooks. Also, she liked to work on puzzles, gardening, reading and playing Scrabble with her sisters.

In addition to raising three children, she enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her grandchildren looked forward to visiting her. She was always up for a board game. During their visits, there would always be kittens to play with and slices of cheese to eat.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, John, and three children, Jeff Harnish (Patty), Broadlands, VA, Greg Harnish, Burnt Cabins, and Kimberly Gehman (Wendell), Hot Springs, SD; 10 grandchildren, Kristin Kolansky (Dan), Sara Hicks (Brian), Alex Harnish, Anna Harnish, Ben Harnish, Shelby Harnish, Callie Klopfenstein (Peter), Colton Gehman (Jessica), Carson Gehman, Cade Gehman; and five great grandchildren. Evelyn is also survived by her sisters, Thelma White and G. Ruth Clark. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by three siblings, Marvin Hershey, Nora Hershey Lefever, and Marian Neff Hanna.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday afternoon, March 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM at Willow Street Mennonite Church, 399 East Penn Grant Road, Willow Street, PA. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery. There will be no public viewing. The family will receive guests at the church on Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of the service. If desired, contributions may be made to Eastern Mennonite Missions, PO Box 8617, Lancaster, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 2/27/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Harnish, Lois Arlene Buckwalter
July 26 1940 - February 9, 2022

Lois Arlene (Buckwalter) Harnish, 81, passed away Wednesday morning, February 9, 2022 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community, where she had resided for the past several years. She was the wife of the late J. Nelson Harnish, who died in 2009, and the daughter of the late Paul & Ethel Buckwalter.

Lois graduated in 1958 from East Lampeter High school, a member of the last class to complete their education from that school. After marriage, she worked with her husband on their farm located on Beaver Valley Pike, Willow Street, for many years before retiring to Strasburg. She was a member of the Lampeter Fair Board and enjoyed working at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm after retirement. She was a life-long member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, where in addition to other volunteer activities, she served faithfully with her husband as trustees and enjoyed the friendship of the Circle of Love Sunday School Class. She always loved music and caring for flowers, both inside her home and in her outdoor gardens.

She is survived by 4 sons, Kenneth, husband of Chris, New Providence, Barry, husband of Vicki, Willow Street, Jay, husband of Tracy, Brunswick, OH, and Mark, husband of Jenn, Lancaster. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren: Debra, Douglas, Matthew, Erin, Lauren, Makenna and Scott, and 4 great-grandchildren. Her sister, Doris, wife of Wilmer Nolt, Lancaster, also survives. In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Marjean Harnish.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, February 14, at 3:00 P.M. at the Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Sunday from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. and also on Monday following the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mellinger Mennonite Church. To send an online condolence to the family, visit Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/10/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Harnish, Marthalene "Faye"
September 28, 1966 - February 8, 2022

Marthalene "Faye" Harnish, 55, of Morgantown, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022, at Sunny Crest Home, Inc.

Born in Jennersville, she was the daughter of the late John K. and Dorothy M. (Sollenberger) Harnish.

Prior to residing at Sunny Crest Home, she attended Living Water Mennonite Fellowship. She enjoyed coloring, making crafts, listening to music, and appreciated time spent with family.

Faye is survived by eight siblings, J. Raymond, husband of Rhoda (Smoker) Harnish of Oxford, Glenn R., husband of Julie (Siegrist) Harnish of Bethel, J. Lorraine Harnish of Denver, Ellen L., wife of Mose Beachy of Sugar Creek, OH, Erma J., wife of Lawrence Shultz of Willow Street, Velma J. Guinther of Conowingo, MD, C. Rosene, wife of Ivan High, Jr. of Pine Grove, Beverly K., wife of Ronald Mummau of Quarryville; 26 nieces and nephews and 79 great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant brother.

Interment will be private in New Providence Mennonite Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022, at 2 PM at Living Water Mennonite Fellowship, 160 Chapel View Drive, Reinholds.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Sunny Crest Home, Inc. at P.O. Box 647 Morgantown, PA 19543 in Faye's memory.

We express deep gratitude to the CEO & entire staff of Sunny Crest Home for all the love and daily care they have provided to Faye the past 18 years. We recognize your job was not always easy, but your dedication was very much appreciated.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/10/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Hartman, Harold Wade
May 31, 1928 - April 8, 2022

Harold Wade Hartman, 93, of Goshen, passed away Friday, April 8, 2022, at his home, surrounded by family.

He was born May 31, 1928, in Glendale, California, to Oscar and Mildred (Bixel) Hartman.

On September 4, 1949 he married Catherine E. Bohn in Pandora, Ohio. She died November 9, 2019.

Survivors include three children, Jolene Ritchie and Rita (John) Harnish, both of Elkhart and Steve (Laura) Hartman of Fishers; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 70 years, Catherine Hartman; a daughter, Annette Moneyheffer and two brothers, Gordon and Kenneth Hartman.

Mr. Hartman was a math teacher at Northside Jr. High School for many years and a member of Hively Avenue Mennonite Church.

He filled his life with the things he loved including woodworking, music, hiking, camping and traveling. Harold faced life's challenges with a positive outlook and a sense of humor. He had a gift for engaging with others and lighting up a room.

Harold and Kate built a house together on the Peace River in Florida where they spent many happy winters. They loved the location so much they named it Paradise.

According to Harold and Kate's wishes their ashes will be mixed and scattered during a private family service.

Memorial donations may be given to Camp Friedenswald Youth Program. A butterfly sculpture has already been erected at the camp in Harold and Kate's memory.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hartzler, Blanche K. Murray
July 22, 1922 - May 17, 2022

Blanche K. Hartzler, 99, of Goshen, died Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Greencroft Health Care.

She was born July 22, 1922 in Gasport, New York to Elmer F. and Lydia (Hooley) Murray.

She married Ralph G. Hartzler on August 10, 1944 in Gasport, New York. He died August 23, 2001.

Blanche is survived by six children, Dwain J. (Marilyn) Hartzler of Goshen, David D. Hartzler of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Murray G. (Anita) Hartzler of Florence, South Carolina, Karen (Mel) Miller of Akron, New York, Joella (John Bernard) Hartzler of Fredericksburg, Virginia and Kay (Mervin) Reist of North Liberty; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, John (Marilyn) Murray of Hesston, Kansas and two sisters, Doris Klingelsmith of Sarasota, Florida and Shirley Miller of Harrisburg, Virginia.

Along with her parents and husband, Blanche was preceded in death by five sisters and five brothers, Joella Troyer, Gladys Peebles, Grace Nelson, Ruth Mawhinney, Orpha Miller, Elmer, Franklin, Joseph, Paul and Gerald Murray.

Blanche was a member of Waterford Mennonite Church. She worked for Greencroft food service. She was a proud to own and operate Goshen Soccer Supply out of her basement.

A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 21 at Violett Cemetery.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hartzler, Ernest Benjamin
December 23, 1938 - April 10, 2022

Ernest Benjamin Hartzler, age 83 of Mechanicsburg, PA passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at his home. Born December 23, 1938 in Belleville, PA, Ernest was the son of the late Benjamin and Mary (Byler) Hartzler.

Ernest was a graduate of Cumberland Valley High School Class of 1956 which was the second graduating class since the school's inception. He was a member of the PA National Guard where he was the recipient of the General T. J. Stewart Medal. Ernest retired from Barjan Corporation in Mechanicsburg after 23 years of service and was a former employee of Rite Aid Corporation for 20 years and Food Fair.

Ernest was a member of Slate Hill Mennonite Church and enjoyed gardening, growing vegetables, landscaping around his house and was an avid country music fan especially of George Jones.

Ernest was preceded in death by his companion Betty Holland, and by his brother Eugene Hartzler, and three sisters Florence Showalter, Lois Runyon, and Maxine Zook. Surviving are his two children Robert E. Holland (Evamarie) of Mechanicsburg and Suzanne M. Holland-Decker (George) of Enola, three grandchildren Eric Decker (Molly), R. Anthony Holland, and Joseph Holland (Ashley); three great grandchildren Lily Decker, Parker, and Chase Holland; three sisters Alice Hostetter, Bertha Showalter, and Martha Rohrer and by Pamela Cooper and family.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, April 15, 2022 at Slate Hill Cemetery, 1352 Slate Hill Road, Camp Hill, PA\

Source Malpezzi Funeral Home Mechanicsburg,, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, Newport, New Hampshire


Haverstick, Henry "Chester"
February 2, 1918 - April 28, 2022

Henry Chester Haverstick, born February 2, 1918, of Manor Township, passed on to his Heavenly home on April 28, 2022 at the Mennonite Home. He was the son of the late Harvey and Ada Stauffer Haverstick. Orphaned at the age of 10, he was raised by his newly married uncle, the late Benjamin G. and Martha Stauffer.

The mother of his five sons was Elizabeth (Betty) Lyons Haverstick who died in 1980. He is survived by his wife Laura Zimmerman Haverstick, and his sons James K. (Miriam Newcomer) and J. Robert Haverstick, all of Lancaster; four grandchildren Andrea (Jerry) Lehman, Douglas (Dixie) Haverstick, Maria Fountain, Patricia Haverstick (Kreg Weaver) and 9 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were three sons Harold C., David L, and Glenn R. Haverstick, one grandchild, Lisa D. Haverstick, and his two brothers, Benjamin S. and H. Lester.

Faith was important in Chester's life, and he was a life-long member of the Millersville Mennonite Church. He had been a member of the Gideons International, Lancaster South Camp. At the urging of some friends, Chet self-published the story of his life at age 93, "My Life as an Inventor, Parent, Partner".

Chester was very mechanically gifted and co-founded Haverstick Bros. as an automobile repair shop with his twin brother Lester in 1946.The business evolved over the years into a welding and machine shop, specializing in hydraulics. The Haverstick brothers enjoyed the challenge of repairing difficult mechanical problems! They held a US Patent for a hydraulically operated load handling system for trucks, which they invented. Today that business is operated by the third generation as Haverstick Bros. Hydraulics.

Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the Millersville Mennonite Church, 437 Manor Ave., Millersville, PA 17551. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Interment will immediately follow at the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 2024 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA 17603. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Chet's honor to Friendship Community, 1149 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/3/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Headings, Madie Catherine Knox
March 25, 1943 - January 31, 2022

Madie Catherine (Knox) Headings, age 78, of Jay, OK, passed away peacefully at 7:40 pm, Monday, January 31, 2022.
She was born on March 25, 1943, in Prophetstown, IL, to Harold and Florence (Hostetler) Knox.

On June 24, 1962, she was united in marriage to Ezra S. Headings in Tampico, IL.

She is survived by her husband Ezra Headings; her children, Hilda Horton, Raymond Headings, Flora Thomas, Joseph Headings, Dorcas Brown, Albert Headings, Edna Thayer, John Headings, Vernon Headings, Jonas Headings, Esther Herztler, Jade Headings, Desiree Headings, Monique Suiter, and Chauntel Wipf; 57 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 5 brothers, John Knox, Henry Knox, Orvie Knox, Luke Knox; 4 sister, Luella Kropf, Lydia Kropf, Viola Hostetler; Laura Christner; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Harold Knox and Florence (Hostetler) Knox; 2 infant daughters, Saloma Headings and Elsie Headings; 1 brother, Archie Knox; 4 sisters, Bessie Eigsti, Elsie Knox, June Hostetler, and Virginia Christner.
“She was a mom and grandmother
that loved each of us dearly.
We will always keep the memories of her
In our hearts. She will be greatly missed by all”

Madie’s family visitation to greet friends will be held on Monday, February 7, 2022 from 5:00-7:00pm at Church of God In Christ Mennonite 10790 Bloomfield North Rd., Gentry, AR 72734.
Madie’s Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, 11:00am, February 8, 2022 at Church of God In Christ Mennonite, Gentry, AR. Followed by her burial at Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, AR.
Arrangements are entrusted to Lawson’s Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 311 W. Gray St., Jay, OK 74346 with Shaunda J. Lawson, 3rd Generation Owner/Funeral Director and Staff.

Lawson's Funeral Homes, Jay, OK
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Heatwole, Edith A. Shaum
April 5, 1939 - January 4, 2022

Edith A. Heatwole (82) of North Lawrence, OH passed away peacefully on January 4, 2022.

She was born in Columbiana, OH on April 5, 1939 to Harvey and Susannah (Vanpelt) Shaum. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Valley View Mennonite Church.

On July 17,1960 she married Myron Heatwole. He died December 29,2021. They shared 61 years together.

She is survived by children: Ellen (Jonathan) Steiner of Clarion, Pennsylvania; Mark (Marcella) Heatwole of North Lawrence, Ohio; Suetta (Larry) Geiser of Kirksville, Missourri; Joyce (Merle) Geiser of Apple Creek, Ohio; Janet (Edward) Martin of Whittemore, Michigan; Phyllis (Harlan) Sensenig of Conrath, Wisconsin; Marlene (Jonathan) Weaver of Bluford, Illinois; 53 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are six brothers: Jason (Lillian) Shaum of Columbiana,, OH;Virgil (Sally) of Apple Creek, OH; Elvin (Mary) Shaum, of Leetonia, OH; Melvin (Dorothy) Shaum of Snover, MI; Kenneth (Arlene) Shaum of Nappanee, IN; Raymond (Faye) Shaum of Orrville, OH; Two sisters, Kathryn (Martin) Bender of Grantsville, MD; Esther Shaum of Columbiana, OH.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Myron; one brother, Nelson Shaum; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 6, 2022, 6-9 pm at East Union Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM Friday, January 7,2022 at County Line Mennonite Church, Dalton,OH. Burial following in the church cemetery. Spidell Funeral Home in Mt Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Spidell Funeral Home, Mount Eaton, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Heatwole, Susan Joanna Good
January 8, 1961 - April 6, 2022

Susan Joanna Heatwole, 61, went to be with the Lord on April 6, 2022, at her home in Dayton, Va. She passed away peacefully while in the presence of family. Having battled with cancer for years, Susan lived out her final months with courage and a Christ-led spirit. She will be greatly missed by many.

Susan was born on Jan. 8, 1961, in Rockingham County, Va. Her parents were the late Lewis and Edith Good. On June 20, 1981, she married her one true love, the late Steven Heatwole, who was tragically taken from this world on July 11, 1991.

Throughout her life, Susan’s consistent passions were music, gardening and her sons. She would spend much of her time dedicated to these aspects of her life. She also truly loved spending quality time with friends through long walks, coffee or teatime, and intellectual conversations. One of her favorite pastimes was playing bluegrass music on her front porch, equipped with harmonica and guitar. Her musical interests transcended location as she sang and played music wherever possible, often entertaining in front of large audiences. While experiencing many challenges through the years, her zest for life never withered. Amongst her greatest joys was sharing time with her sons, their wives and their children. Susan also cared greatly about her community and espoused a service-oriented heart. She was an active member at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, where she attended for nearly 20 years.

Above everything, Susan loved the Lord.

Susan is survived by her four sons: Jefferson Heatwole and wife, Vanessa, Michael Heatwole and wife, Kiera, Ashley (Ash) Heatwole and wife, Amy, and Winston Martin. She is also survived by her four grandchildren: Steven II, Luiza, Ashton and Nicolas, as well as all five of her siblings, Franklin Good, Deborah Showalter, Christian Good, Michelle Showalter and Helen Brunk.

A viewing is to be held at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church on Sunday, April 10, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. There will be a service to honor the life of Susan on Monday, April 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. The service will also be held at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. Friends and family are all welcome to attend.

The burial will be privately held for Susan’s immediate family only.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant View Homes, Incorporated, PO Box 426, Broadway, VA 22815 or to a Breast Cancer Charity of your choice.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 4/8/2022
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Helmuth, Elva Chupp
November 25, 1940 - May 22, 2022

Elva Helmuth, age 81 of Nappanee, IN, passed away at 7:53pm on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at her residence after an extended illness. She was born on November 25, 1940 in Etna Green, IN to Floyd and Mary Ann (Miller) Chupp. On May 8, 1962 Elva married Vernon “Lee” Helmuth in Etna Green. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2019. She was a lifetime resident of the Etna Green area and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving and mourning her loss are her 3 children: Rebecca Terisa (Marlin) Chupp of Nappanee, Steve Helmuth of Nappanee, and Mary Jane Helmuth of Leesburg, IN; 5 grandchildren: LeAnn Renee Chupp of Nappanee, Marcus Shawn Chupp of Nappanee, Michelle Diane Garza of North Hutchinson, FL, Melanie Diane Garza of Leesburg, and Edison Garza of Leesburg; 1 great granddaughter Nina Nicole Hart of North Webster, IN; 3 sisters: Edna Chupp of Nappanee, Katie Bontrager of Shipshewana, IN, and Martha (Toby) Yoder of Goshen, IN; brother-in-law Melvin Stutzman of Etna Green; 2 sisters-in-law, Ellen Chupp and Minerva Chupp, both of Nappanee; 2 step-brothers, LeRoy Miller of Munfordville, KY and David (Katie) Miller of Middlefield, OH; 1 step-sister, Kathryn (Eli) Weaver of Middlefield, OH; and a step-brother-in-law, Albert Weaver of Meadville, PA.

Elva was preceded in death by her parents; husband; step-mother, Savilla Chupp; 6 brothers: Elmer, John, Daniel, William, Emery, and Lamar Chupp; 1 sister, Anna Mae Stutzman; 1 brother-in-law, Perry Bontrager; 4 sisters-in-law, Dorothy, Sylvia, Amanda, and Beverly Chupp; 4 step-sisters: Sarah (Levi) Hershberger, Savannah Miller, Dena Troyer, and Lena Weaver; and 1 step-sister-in-law, Saloma Miller.

Friends and family may call after 2 pm, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 and all day, Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at the Gerald Schwartz residence (9229 N SR 19, Etna Green, IN). Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 9:30am, also at the Gerald Schwartz residence with the home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church officiating. Burial will take place in Graber Cemetery.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Helmuth, Ida Mae
September 15, 1949 - January 18, 2022

Ida Mae Helmuth, 72, passed away 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, after a 2-year battle with cancer. She was born to Eli and Freeda (Schweitert) Helmuth on September 15, 1949, in Nappanee.

Ida Mae attended school in Nappanee and Aux Chandelle, Bristol. She loved her cats, traveling and her many friends. Ida Mae was a housekeeper for a number of years for many people in the area. She was a member of Harvest Community Church, Goshen.

Surviving are siblings, Mervin (Sharon Moyer) Helmuth, Goshen, Elsie Beachy, Elkhart, Esther (Enos) Yoder, Leon, Iowa, Jerry (Carolyn Gingerich) Helmuth, Wakarusa, James (Mary, significant other) Helmuth, Goshen, sister-in-law, Pat (Bender) Helmuth, Nappanee and many nieces & nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents, brother, Robert Helmuth, 2 sisters, Margaret Jean Helmuth and Sue Ramer.

Visitation will be 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday, January 23, 2022, at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana 46526 and one-hour prior to a 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, January 24, 2022.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, January 24, 2022, at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St. Goshen, Indiana 46526. Pastor Jim Dreier will officiate.
Burial will follow at Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be direct to Harvest Community Church Missions fund.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Herschberger, Lorene C. Bontrager
August 17, 1950 - January 9, 2022

Lorene C. Herschberger, 71 of Sullivan, Illinois passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 5:13 P.M. in Arthur, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at the Paul O. Herschberger residence, 1553 CR 1275 N, Sullivan, Illinois. Bishop Christy Diener will officiate. Burial will be in the Herschberger Cemetery in rural Sullivan, Illinois. Visitation will be anytime after 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at the Paul O. Herschberger residence. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Lorene was born on August 17, 1950 in Tuscola, Illinois. She was a daughter of Chris N. and Lizzie Ann (Miller) Bontrager. She married Oba C. Herschberger on November 7, 1968 in Tuscola, Illinois.

She is survived by her husband, Oba of Sullivan, IL, thirteen children, Paul Herschberger and his wife Rosanna of Sullivan, IL, Chris Herschberger of Muldrow, OK, Duane Herschberger and his wife Sara of Milan, MO, Susanna Otto and her husband Clarence of Sullivan, IL, David Herschberger and his wife Edna of Sullivan, IL, Joseph Herschberger of Muldrow, OK, Steven Herschberger of Sullivan, IL, Rosanna Schrock and her husband Willard of Arthur, IL, Samuel Herschberger and his wife Laureen of Sullivan, IL, William Herschberger and his wife Rosanna of Sullivan, IL, John Herschberger and his wife Laura of Topeka, IN, Phillip Herschberger of Lansing, MI and Mary Anna Gingerich and her husband Mark of Sullivan, IL, 56 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, brothers, Raymond Bontrager and his wife Ella of Arthur, IL, William Bontrager and his wife Fannie of Millersburg, OH, Irvin Bontrager and his wife Mary of Middlebury, IN and Sam Bontrager of Purdin, MO, sisters, Mattie Miller of Arthur, IL, Lizzie Diener of Humboldt, IL, Verna Bontrager of Sarasota, FL, Mary Chupp and her husband Lewis of Tuscola, IL, Clara Herschberger and her husband Nelson of Arcola, IL and Katie Helmuth of Glen Flora, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one stillborn grandson, one granddaughter, Hannah Grace Otto, brothers, Melvin, Levi and Eli Bontrager and sisters, Ida Otto, Edna Miller, Carrie Herschberger, Fannie Schrock and Anna Bontrager.

Lorene was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


Hershberger, Michael Jon
January 28, 2022 - January 28, 2022

Infant Michael Jon Hershberger, stillborn son of Lavon Ray and Cheryl Renee (Miller) Hershberger was delivered at 2:20 pm on Friday, January 28, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

Survivors in addition to his parents are a brother, Derek Lynn Hershberger; three sisters, Krista Lanae Hershberger, Karla Danae Hershberger and Corina Diane Hershberger all at home; grandparents, Harry Wayne and Marlene Miller of Shipshewana and Orva and Naomi Hershberger of Goshen; great-grandparents, Susie D. Miller of Topeka, John and Katie Schlabach of Shipshewana and Ray Hershberger of Goshen.

Funeral services will be at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 30, at the family's residence, 58805 County Rd. 35 Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Bishop Calvin Miller. Burial will be in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hershberger, Rosia Marie Miller
November 28, 1977 - January 10, 2022

Rosia Marie Hershberger, 44, of Goshen died of natural causes at 8:00 pm on Monday, January 10, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born on November 28, 1977 in Garnett, KS, to Andy S. and Susan T. (Yoder) Miller. On May 20, 2005 in Topeka, she married Eugene A. Hershberger, he survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are her father of Garnett, KS; five brothers, Sam (Melinda) Miller, Marcus (Irene) Miller, Kenneth (Becky) Miller all of Garnett, KS, Daniel (Velma) Miller of Marysville, KS, Eugene (Rebekah) Miller of Garnett; five sisters, Becky (Vernon) Miller, Debbie (David) Miller all of Garnett, KS, Loretta (Lavern) Miller of Middlebury, Veralene (Jeff) Stifter of Garnett, KS, Lorinda (Vernon) Yoder of Westphalia, KS and 44 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother. Rosia was a homemaker and was baptized in the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on both Wednesday, January 12, and Thursday, January 13, at the Glen Yoder Residence, 65901 County Rd. 33 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, January 14, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Amos Wingard and the home ministers. Burial will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hershey, Thelma Marie Weaver
November 3, 1936 - February 20, 2022

Thelma Marie (Weaver) Hershey, 85, of Lancaster, passed away of natural causes on February 20, 2022 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was the loving wife of Nelson H. Hershey. She spent her adult life as a homemaker, dedicating her life to her family and church. She was a member of Rohrerstown Mennonite Church.

Thelma was a seamstress and did sewing and alterations for her family, friends, and others. She enjoyed flowers, working in her garden, and spending time with her family. She devoted time to Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, and Sewing Circle. She was a volunteer at Columbia Re-Uzit Shop and worked there for many years. She read her Bible daily, and for the many years, she read it through completely each year.

In addition to her husband Nelson, she is survived by children, Karen Roes (wife of Robert) of Carthage, NY, Clifford Hershey (husband of Mary Lou) of Mountville, PA, Lawrence Hershey (husband of Barbara) of Columbia, PA, Brian Hershey (husband of Kay) of Mountville, PA, and Carol Wenger (wife of Sherwin) of Lancaster, PA; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by siblings, Luke Weaver (Arlene, and the late Pauline), Edith Gehman (Paul), Lloyd Weaver (Naomi), and Rosene Martin (the late Leonard).

She was predeceased by her parents, the late Luke S. and the late Anna S. (Martin) Weaver, her step mother, the late Anna Mary (Martin) Weaver, and siblings Raymond Weaver (the late Arlene), Pearl Eberly (the late John), Irwin Weaver (the late Esther), Miriam Weaver (the late Lester), Charles Weaver (Cleo), and Emory Weaver (Joan).

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, 601 Rohrerstown Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603. A viewing will be held the evening prior on Friday, February 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will follow at Rohrerstown Mennonite Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee at: MCC, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/24/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Hertzler, Alma Jane Martin Swartzendruber
January 5, 1925 - January 19, 2022

Alma Jane Martin Swartzendruber Hertzler, 97, of Mount Pleasant Mills, passed away peacefully at home in the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, after a time of declining health.

She was born in Lancaster County on Jan. 5, 1925, to the late Paul G. and Eva W. (Witmer) Martin.

She married Marvin E. Swartzendruber on Sept. 1, 1951. To this union were born Ruth C. of Reinholds, Pa. married to Paul G. Hollingshead; and Rosa J. Swartzendruber of Mount Pleasant Mills. Marvin died in 1992 after sharing 41 years of married life with Alma.

In November of 1999 Alma was married to Harry W. Hertzler who preceded her in death in June of 2017 at the age of 100.

Alma is survived by her two daughters, Ruth and Rosa; eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law.

She is also survived by five stepsons, Joseph of Cumberland, Va., John Paul of Fairpaly, SC, Daniel of Corvallis, Mont., Michael of Meadville, Pa., and Henry of Tahlequah, Okla.; one stepdaughter, Lois Ann married to Philp Danner of Hanover, Pa.; 47 step-grandchildren, numerous step-great-grandchildren, and a few step-great-great-grandchildren.

Alma was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul C., Elvin, and Millard; and one sister, Marla. She was the last surviving member of her family.

Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Bethel Mennonite Church, 1377 Martin Brothers Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, with the Bethel Mennonite Church Ministry officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family would like to extend a note of special thanks to the Geisinger Home Health and Hospice, especially to nurse Audrey.

Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals.

Sunbury Daily Item - 1/20/2022
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


High, James L.
July 18, 1949 - January 14, 2022

James L. High, 72, of Strasburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 14, 2022 surrounded by his loving family. Born In Lancaster, he was the son of the late Mahlon and Gladys (Mellinger) High. He was the loving husband of Cynthia M. (Breneman) High for 51 years.

Jim was a loving husband, father and grandfather, and had a great passion and love for life. He loved spending time with his family, playing games, and attending the sporting events of his daughters and granddaughters. He was an active member of Willow Street Mennonite Church, and enjoyed using his time, energy and gifts to help others. He was an avid Philly sports fan and loved basketball and golf. He particularly enjoyed golfing with his sons-in-law and his weekly golf outing with friends.

A graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, Jim was passionate about dairy farming, and was a visionary in herd management and Holstein genetics and breeding. He was self-employed as a dairy nutrition and feed salesman.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children: Teresa Zook, wife of Anthony Zook, Pottstown; Tina Harnish, wife of Darrel Harnish, Lancaster; and Tammy Hershberger, wife of Kevin Hershberger, Lancaster; and a son-in-law, Greg Petersheim, Lancaster. Also surviving are six granddaughters and three sisters: Norma Forry, Jean Lapp, and Dorothy Breneman. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tonya Petersheim.

The funeral service will be private, with traditional interment at the Willow Street Mennonite Church cemetery. The service will be available for livestream via the Willow Street Mennonite Church website beginning at 2:30pm on Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Willow Street Mennonite Church, 399 E. Penn Grant Road, Willow Street, PA 17584.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/17/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


High, Mary E. Musser
October 6, 1934 - April 18, 2022

Myerstown - Mary E. High, 87, of Myerstown, PA, passed away in her home on Monday, April 18, 2022. She was the wife of the late Luke H. High who died in 2016. She was born in East Earl, PA, on October 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Paul and Susan Amelia Zimmerman Musser. Mary was a member of the Schaefferstown Mennonite Church and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by children, Susan Heisey (Luther) of Jonestown; Esther Weaver (Nelson) of East Earl; Irene Gehman (Virgil) of Ewing, IL; Charles M. High (Amy) of Millerstown; Henry High (Sharon) of Gettysburg; Mary Gehman (Myron) of Mifflintown; Paul High (Petrina) of Bernville; Reuben High (Glenda) of Gettysburg; Sarah Auker (Delbert) of Plains, MT; Miriam Burkholder (Nevin) of Denver; Ruthanne Alcala (Chris) of Lebanon; 68 grandchildren; 105 great grandchildren; sisters, Ella Mae Maust of Millmont, PA; Barbara Ann Fox of East Earl; brother-in-law, Sanford Weaver (Linda) of New Holland.

She was preceded in death by daughters, Rachael Shenk and Verna Weaver; son-in-law, Paul Shenk; brother, John Jacob Musser; grandson and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10 am in Schaefferstown Mennonite Church, 625 N. Market St., Myerstown, PA. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Thursday from 1 pm to 3 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm at the church. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Lebanon Daily News - 4/19/2022
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Hindal, Judy Lynn Sensenig
February 24, 1966 - January 29, 2022

Judy Lynn Hindal, age 55, of Eldon, Missouri, passed away Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born February 24, 1966 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Melvin N. and Phoebe Ann (Wenger) Sensenig.

On June 6, 1987, she was united in marriage to Stephen Dennis Hindal. To this union seven children were born. She was a member of Ridge View Mennonite Church and was a special education teacher at Ridge View Mennonite School.

Survivors include her husband, Steve Hindal of the home; her parents, Melvin and Phoebe Ann of Terre Hill, Pennsylvania; seven children, Cheri Ebersole and husband Gordon of Barnett, Missouri, Rosilee Statt and husband Garrison of California, Missouri, Austin Hindal and wife Joletta of Barnett, Missouri, Cheyenne Zook and husband Myron of Olean, Missouri, Kendra Hindal, Bryant Hindal and Cherish Hindal all of Eldon, Missouri; six grandchildren, Nicole, Ariana, Avery, Reagan and Chloe Ebersole and Breelyn Zook; her siblings, Gary Sensenig and wife Ann and Anthony Sensenig and wife Pam all of Terre Hill, Pennsylvania, Jean Hindal and husband Tim of Grandin, Missouri and Carol Reinford and husband Daryl of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and a host of other relatives and friends.

Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 4, 2022 at Versailles Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in Beulah Cemetery, rural Barnett, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home, Versailles, MO
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hochstetler, Edna Christner
September 2, 1947 - March 6, 2022

Edna C. Hochstetler, 74, of Shipshewana, died at 1:15 am, on Sunday, March 6 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. She was born on September 2, 1947, in LaGrange, to Christian and Fanny (Schlabach) Christner. On January 22, 1977, in Goshen, she married Daniel "Dan" D. Hochstetler, he died February 13, 2018.

Surviving are daughter, Deb (Dennis) Mast of Kimmell; son, Danny (Gloria) Hochstetler of Topeka; granddaughter, Alicia (Tyler) Clark; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Jacy Clark; two step-grandsons, Jake Mast and Matthew Miller; sister, Mary (Ferman) Miller of Goshen; two brothers, Amos (Fannie) Christner of Delhi, IA, Willy (Esther) Christner of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a grandson, Kyle Bunten.

Edna was a member of Maple Grove Church. She loved listening to country and gospel music. She and her sister Mary were the owner/operators of Kids Kreation, where she enjoyed sewing doll clothing. Edna also enjoyed camping with her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 9 and one hour prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Thursday, March 10 at Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main Street, Topeka. Services will be conducted by Pastor Jason Gingerich. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. Memorials may be given to Maple Grove Church.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hochstetler, Elijah Daniel
June 1, 2022 - June 1, 2022

Elijah Daniel Hochstetler, infant son of Eugene and Sara (Bontrager) Hochstetler of Ligonier, was born Wednesday, June 1, and died just shortly after birth, at Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Surviving in addition to his parents, a brother, Kayden Drew Hochstetler at home; grandparents, David and Velma Hochstetler of Ligonier, Devon and Amy Bontrager of Topeka; great-grandparents, Mary Ellen Hochstetler of Middlebury, Leo and Martha Bontrager of Topeka.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 4, at the family’s residence, 67862 E County Line Rd Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm on Sunday, June 5, also at the family’s residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Freeman Nissley and the home ministers. Burial will be in South Haven Cemetery, Millersburg. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hochstetler, Laban E.
January 27, 1927 - May 23, 2022

Laban E. Hochstetler, 95, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, died at 8:55 pm, on Monday, May 23 [2022] at Goshen Hospital. He was born on January 27, 1927, in Elkhart County, to Elam and Eliza (Bender) Hochstetler. On October 4, 1949, in Middlebury, he married Agnes Bontrager, she died October 23, 2020.

Surviving are four daughters, Joanna (Oren) Yoder of Partridge, KS, Judy (Willard) Martin of Goshen, Elsie (Jason) Schrock of Halsey, OR, Mary Gingerich of Plain City, OH; three sons, Edwin Hochstetler of Goshen, Nathan (Jan) Hochstetler of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, John (Denise) Hochstetler of Middlebury; 29 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Miriam Graber of Goshen, Marietta (Jon) Stoltzfus of Goshen; three brothers, Daniel Hochstetler of Goshen, Noah Hochstetler of Elkhart, Joseph Hochstetler of Minerva, OH.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sons, Wilbur Hochstetler, Mark Sweeney; two sons-in-law, Mark Gingerich, Lowell Mast; two grandchildren, Jaran Martin, Andrew Yoder; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Herschberger, Rhoda Hochstetler; two brothers, Samuel and Walter Hochstetler.

He was a member of Fairhaven Mennonite Church and a dairy farmer. Laban was a quiet sort of man, not one to stick out in a crowd. He was busy though in his low key, behind the scenes sort of way. Never having completed high school himself, he helped build Clinton Christian School before he had school age children himself and served on its board for many years. He supported Heifer Project International and CROP and encouraged others to give as well. He looked forward to the MCC meat canner coming to Goshen every year and served as treasurer of that committee for many years. He served on the cleanup crew of the MCC Mennonite Relief Sale for many years and thoroughly enjoyed all those interactions. Laban was instrumental in beginning the services at the Elkhart County Jail on Sunday afternoons and regularly attended services at the Pendelton Correction Facility. He took a keen interest in Gospel Echoes Ministry and supported Agnes as she graded Bible study courses for them. Though he stayed at home on his diary farm, his heart was with his siblings and children who were serving in missions. He found ways to show his support and visited as often as he could to encourage them and get to know their friends. He was the one who made sure that the missionaries in the North got their needs met through the food truck that left IN every year. And later, he and Agnes spent many years cooking at Camp Andrews after getting to know the folks at Fellowship Haven. When Mark Sweeney joined the family, Project Promise became a huge part of their lives. In his retirement years Laban made countless clothes drying racks and wooden crates to sell at the Depot to raise funds for Project Promise.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Saturday, May 28 at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Sunday, May 29 also at the church. Services will be conducted by the Fairhaven Ministry Team. Burial will be in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hochstetler, Levi J.
March 28, 1932 - June 6, 2022

Levi J. Hochstetler, age 90 of Nappanee, IN, died at 4:51 pm on Monday, June 6, 2022 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on March 28, 1932 in Nappanee to Joseph and Mary (Yoder) Hochstetler. Mr. Hochstetler lived his entire life in the Elkhart County area. In 1958, Levi married Dorothy “Jean” Miller. She preceded him in death in 1983. On April 7, 1984 he married Susan Thomas in South Bend, IN. Levi was a member of the Living Gospel Church in Nappanee.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Susan Hochstetler of Nappanee; 4 children: Greg Hochstetler of South Bend, Luke (Janice) Hochstetler of Burr Oak, MI, John (Amy) Hochstetler of Elkhart, IN, and Sherry Hochstetler of Nappanee; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

Levi was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, daughter-in-law Jane Hochstetler; 3 brothers: Harvey, Eli, and Samuel Hochstetler; and 5 sisters: Amanda Yoder, Elizabeth Yoder, Edna Hochstetler, Sarah Mast, and Anna Mast.

Friends and family may call from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and from 9-10 am Friday, June 10, 2022 at the Living Gospel Church. Funeral services will begin at 10am Friday at the Living Gospel Church with Pastor Jim Kintigh officiating. Burial will follow services in Stony Point Cemetery, Clunette, IN. Memorial contributions in Levi’s name can be given to the Living Gospel Church Building Fund.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hochstetler, Sarah Ann Hochstetler
July 4, 1932 - March 7, 2022

Sarah Ann Hochstetler, age 89 of Nappanee, IN, died at 11:45am on Monday, March 7, 2022 at her daughter’s residence. Sarah was born on July 4, 1932 in Bremen, IN to Daniel E. and Susie (Borkholder) Hochstetler. On February 7, 1952 Sarah married Willis D. Hochstetler in Nappanee. He preceded her in death after more than 62 years of marriage on June 2, 2014. Sarah was a lifelong area resident and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by her 17 children: Judy (Lester) Yoder of Middlebury, IN, Amanda (Perry) Hershberger of Mio, MI, Dorothy (Willie) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Vernon (Gwen) Hochstetler of Plymouth, IN, Marvin (Cathy) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Minerva (Glen) Knepp of Topeka, IN, Edith (Gilbert) Schrock of New Paris, IN, Willis Jr. (Jane) Hochstetler, Gerald (Anita) Hochstetler of Goshen, IN, Lora Beachy of Nappanee, Cora (Emery) Miller of Milford, IN, Miriam (Lamar) Kauffman of Nappanee, Leander (Friend Krista) Hochstetler of Bremen, Wyman (Edna) Hochstetler of Wakarusa, IN, Perry Hochstetler of Bremen, Aden (Amanda) Hochstetler of Nappanee, and Homer (Jolene) Hochstetler of Bremen; 72 grandchildren; 141 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; 3 sisters: Elizabeth Slabaugh of Nappanee, Minerva Chupp of Nappanee, and Lydia Ann Hochstetler of Sarasota, FL; 2 brothers, Perry Hochstetler of Ligonier, IN, and Raymond (Rosemary) Hochstetler of Nottowa, MI; and a sister-in-law, Ruby Hochstetler of Bremen.

Mrs. Hochstetler was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 2 stillborn children, Ernest and Anna Hochstetler; and 2 brothers, Eli and John Hochstetler.

Friends and family may call after 2 pm on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 and all-day Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at the Melvin Helmuth residence (276 Beech Rd, Nappanee, IN 46550). Funeral services will take place at 9:30am, Thursday, March 10, 2022 also at the Melvin Helmuth residence with Home Ministers of the Old Order Amish Church officiating. Burial will follow at Borkholder Cemetery, Nappanee.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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