Mennonite Weekly Review - February,
Clara; Kuttab, George M.;
Frederick Paul; Vogt,
Review - February 6, 2006 - 84th Year, No. 6 - p. 8
Vogt, 83, of North
Newton, Kan., died Jan. 28, 2006. He was born June 13, 1922, to J.W.
and Martha (Wiens) Vogt in Bessie, Okla.
On Aug. 24, 1944, he married Mildred Harder near Ogallala, Neb.
He was a graduate of Tabor College in Hillsboro and the University of
Nebraska Medical School. He also attended Friends University in Wichita
and Tulane University in New Orleans, La.
He was a medical missionary for the Mennonite Brethren in the Belgium
Congo from 1957-61 before beginning a medical practice at Bethel Clinic
in Newton. He retired from the medical profession in 1991. After
retirement, he volunteered his time for many years with Harvey County
Health Ministries. He also traveled to six countries on short-term
medical mission trips.
He was a member of Koerner Heights Church of the Mennonite Brethren and
served as an assistant to numerous pastors. He held many positions and
sang in the choir. He also served on conference boards of the Mennonite
Brethren Conference Southern District.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred; a son, Richard Vogt and his wife,
Natise, of Newton; two daughters, Janet Vogt of Wichita and Joyce Wahr
and her husband, Dennis, of Minneapolis, Minn.; two brothers, Harold
Vogt of Wichita and Milton Vogt of Savanna, Okla.; and five
He was preceded in death by a son, Ken Vogt; and two brothers, Eugene
Memorial services were held at Koerner Heights Church.
Weekly Review - February 13, 2006 - 84th Year, No. 7 - no
Mennonite Weekly Review - February 20, 2006 - 84th Year, No. 8 - p. 8
Kauffman, 97, of Hesston,
Kan., died Feb. 8, 2006, at Newton Medical Center. She was born Jan.
28, 1909, to Charles and Anna (Dietrich) Fricke in Chicago.
She married Milo Kauffman on Oct. 3, 1931, in Chicago.
She was a homemaker and a member of Hesston Mennonite Church.
Survivors include a son, Milo F. Kauffman Jr. and his wife, Carolyn, of
Newton; seven daughters, Marilyn Miller and her husband, Maurice, of
Boulder, Colo., Joy Sears and her husband, Merle, of Tiskilwa, Ill.,
Evelyn Shellenberger and her husband, Wally, of Paoli, Ind., Gloria
Yoder and her husband, Levi, of Lovington, Ill., Bonnie Sowers and her
husband, Floyd, of Hesston, Phyllis Hysong and her husband, John, of
Phoenix, Ariz., and Betty Kauffman Schmidt and her husband, Clinton, of
Littleton, Colo.; a brother, Elmer Fricke of McMinnville, Ore.; a
sister, Evelyn Millbern of Springfield, Mo.; 28 grandchildren and 36
She was preceded in death by her husband, Milo, in 1988; three sons,
Glen, Charles and David; four brothers; a sister; and a grandson,
Services will be held at Hesston Mennonite Church. Burial will be in
94, of Albany,
Ore., died Feb. 1, 2006, at Mennonite Village Nursing Home. She was
born Jan. 30, 1912, to Harley and Katie (Widmer) Burck, longtime
residents of Linn County.
She married Robert Baker on Aug. 10, 1933, and they celebrated 64 years
They moved to Goshen, Ind., in 1963 to serve the church through
Mennonite Mutual Aid while she worked at Goshen College and Greencroft
Retirement Center. In 1974, they retired and moved to California, where
they traveled as MMA representatives. They moved to Mennonite Village
in Albany in 1976, where they continued to serve in health care.
Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn Lehman and her husband,
Louie, of Roseburg, Sharon Swartzendruber and her husband, Ed, of
Morton, Ill., and Roberta Christner and her husband, Don, of Roseburg;
a son, Michael of Albany; three sisters, Grace Anderson of Albany, Lois
Detwiler of Monroe, Wis., and Evelyn Fisher of Phoenix, Ariz.; a
brother, Willis Burck of Albany; five grandchildren and nine
Funeral services were held at Lebanon Mennonite Church. Burial was in
Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens & Mausoleum in Albany.
Weekly Review - February 27, 2006 -
84th Year, No. 9 - p. 12
Paul Schmidt, 58, of
Newton, Kan., died Feb. 12, 2006, after a four-year battle with cancer.
He was born Nov. 15, 1947, to Rudy and Luella (Funk) Schmidt in Goessel.
He married Jo-Ann Enns of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., on Nov. 30, 1968,
in Fort Wayne, Ind. They met during a Mennonite Voluntary Service term
in Fort Wayne, and lived in both Kansas and Ontario.
He was an electrician, dairy farmer, nursing home administrator,
construction worker, social worker and group home house parent at
different times. He worked hard and enjoyed his work, due in large part
to the people with whom he associated. He had an honest and easy-going
approach to life, with a sense of humor that he maintained to the end.
He loved his family, including his extended family and circles of
friends. He was a member of Tabor Mennonite Church of rural Goessel.
Survivors include his wife, Jo-Ann; two sons, Jeffrey Schmidt of Newton
and Michael Schmidt and his wife, Christina Reimer, of Toronto, Ont.; a
daughter, Rachel Schmidt and her husband, James Cressman, of Toronto;
his father, Rudy Schmidt, and his wife, Nola, of Goessel; a brother,
Jim Schmidt of Goessel; a stepbrother, Jerry Kremer of Seward, Neb.;
two sisters, Kathy Schmidt of Goessel and Mary Ulsaker of McPherson;
parents-in-law John and LaVina Enns of Parkhill, Ont.; and two
He was preceded in death by his mother, Luella Schmidt.
Services were held at Tabor Mennonite Church.
M. Kuttab, 83, of
Wyncote, Pa., died Jan. 24, 2006. He was born on April 23, 1922, in
He married Frocina Ibrahim Nesheiwat from Jordan on Sept. 7,
He began his career in ministry as pastor of the Nazareth Church in
Zarka, Jordan, in 1948. In 1953 he and his wife moved to Palestine,
where he was pastor of the Church of God in both Jerusalem and
Bethlehem. In 1969 he came to the United States and worked a variety of
jobs but never lost his calling to preach. In 1981 he returned to
Palestine to teach at Hope Secondary School and Bethlehem Bible
College. He was asked to serve with the Nazarene Church in Jerusalem,
translating for a missionary and doing church planting in remote
villages. In 1988, they returned to the United States and moved to
Pennsylvania. There he worked in West Chester and then with Lima
Mennonite Church in Ohio. He served there until he started Salam
Mennonite Church as an Arabic Home Church in Wyncote. He spoke in
numerous churches, including Salam Arabic Lutheran Church in Brooklyn,
Ambler Mennonite Church and both Chinese Mennonite churches in
One of his passions was traveling and sharing his love of nature with
others. He took groups of pilgrims to the Holy Land and was a great
tour guide. He wrote his autobiography and a booklet on names in the
Bible and their meanings. He translated religious books into Arabic. He
was an awesome storyteller, telling how God sustained him and his
family through World War II and the Six-Day War.
Survivors include his wife, Frocina; seven children, Jonathan and his
wife, Beth, and Daoud and his wife, Salam, all of Amman, Jordan, Lydia
Brenneman and her husband, Brice, of St. Marys, Ohio, Samuel and his
wife, Jehan, of Wyncote, Phoebe Wurst and her husband, Roch, of Elkins
Park, Grace El-Yateem and her husband, Khader, and Daniel and his wife,
Rania, all of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a sister, Huda, of Kansas; and 24
Services were held at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Wyncote. Burial
was in Ivy Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Lee Hershberger, 95, of
Glendale, Ariz., died Jan. 26, 2006. He was born Feb. 7, 1910, to
Ephraim D. and Dora Kempf Hershberger near Kalona, Iowa.
He married Marie Yoder on June 20, 1935.
He graduated from Sharon High School in 1928 and attended Goshen (Ind.)
College for one year. He enjoyed singing and was a member of the Goshen
College men’s and mixed chorus groups.
He taught seven years in Johnson County, Iowa, rural schools and was
employed for 30 years by the Iowa City Post Office as a clerk and
carrier. He then spent six years doing promotional work for Goshen
Biblical Seminary. In 1977, he and his wife, Marie, moved to Glendale,
where they spent their retirement years.
Survivors include a son, Donald of Santa Cruz, Calif.; a sister, Edna
Hostetler of Kalona; four grandsons and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; a son, David; his twin
brother Daniel; brothers Guy, Jay and Ralph Hershberger; and sisters
Cora Brenneman, Mary Brenneman and Barbara Hershberger.
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