The Mennonite - June, 2000

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, June 6, 2000, page16, Vol. 3, No. 21.

Bixler.- Howard, 85, Pandora, Ohio, died April 30. Spouse: Helen Woodruff Bixler (deceased). Parents: Abraham and Sarah Kidd Bixler (deceased). Survivors: children Paul, Floyd, Sarah Smith, Dorothy Wise; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 4 at Pandora.

Bowman.- Michael, 100, Cambridge, Ont., died May 1. Spouse: Mary Ann Cressman Bowman (deceased). Parents: John and Esther Bowman (deceased) Survivors: children Lorne, Leonard, Marvin, Dorothy Rogers; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: May 4 at St. Jacobs (Ont.) Mennonite Church.

Headrick.- Hazel Switser, 96, Colorado Springs, Colo., died April 1. Spouse: Curt Headrick (deceased). Parents: Tobe and Alice Switser (deceased). Survivors: five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: April 5 at Colorado Springs.

Hostetler.- Ruth Martin, 95, Gap, Pa., died May 2. Spouse: Eby Hostetter. Parents: Abram and Alice Hersh Martin (deceased). Other survivors: children Abram, Isaac, James, Milton, Charles, Ray, Dale, Sanford, Rhoda Clemens, Grace Weaver, Alice, Nancy Gourley; 27 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Paradise (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Huddle.- Wilmer, 72, Manheim, Pa., died May 10 from complications resulting from Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Katherine Hershey Huddle. Parents: Paul and Clara Strickler Huddle (deceased). Other survivors: children Edwin, Grant, Barbara Ressler; seven grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 at Lancaster, Pa.

Kehr.- Stanley, 70, Goshen, Ind., died May 1 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Phyllis Kehr. Parents: Jesse and Winnie Kehr (deceased). Other survivors: children Steve, Jerry, Dianne Hogan; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

King.- Freeman, 84, Archbold, Ohio, died May 1 of a heart attack. Spouse: Irene Roth King. Parents: Henry and Ida King (deceased). Other survivors: children Jan Fribley; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 4 at Stryker, Ohio.

Owen.- Ray, 85, Valparaiso, Ind., died April 30. Spouse: Eva Owen. Parents: Elijah and Maude Hutchinson Owen (deceased). Other survivors: children Beverly Gibson, Larry, Terry, Diane Costas; 16 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 3 at Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind.

Penner.- Benjamin, 79, Newton, Kan., died May 6. Spouse: Clara Penner. Parents: Abraham and Elisabeth Gaede Penner (deceased). Other survivors: daughter Monica Lichti; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 9 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.

Shirk.- Melvin*, 73, Sarasota, Fla., died May 7 of cancer. Spouse: Hazel Shirk. Other survivors: children Dorothy Weaver, Merlin, David, James; six grandchildren. Funeral: May 11 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota. *Research note: Name should be Mervin - see obituary of first wife, Melba F. Brenneman Shirk - GHNo1995

Schrag.- Elmer, 71, Goessel, Kan., died April 28 of a heart attack. Spouse: Laura Ann Schrag. Parents: Tobias and Fannie Graber Schrag (deceased). Other survivors: children Michelle, Darin; one grandchild. Funeral: May 2 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.

Tressler.- Martin, 78, Grantsville, Md., died April 24. Spouse: Earlena Tressler. Parents: John and Annie Eichorn Tressler (deceased). Other survivors: children Ronald, Sherrie Umbel, Rebecca; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 27 at Grantsville.

Unruh.- Raymond, 85, Moundridge, Kan., died April 1 of heart failure. Spouse: Stella Reimer Unruh. Parents: David and Rachel Wedel Unruh (deceased). Other survivors: children Cal, Wayne, Maggie Davenport, Debra Schmidt; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge.

Weaver.- Esther Pauline Berkey, 98, Goshen, Ind., died May 2. Spouse: Martin Weaver (deceased). Parents: E.J. and Mary Rhodes Berkey (deceased). Survivors: children Carolyn, Glen Eugene, Marian; 12 grandchildren. Memorial service: May 6 at Zion Chapel, Goshen.

Wireman.- Harold Jr., 44, Souderton, Pa., died May 11. Parents: Harold (deceased) and Charmaine Wireman. Other survivor: child Heath. Funeral: May 17 at New Hope, Pa.

Works.- Denise Lynn, 41, Lebanon, Ore., died May 2 of a lung infection. Parents: Herb and Shirley Works. Other survivor: daughter Christina Williams. Funeral: May 5 at Lebanon.

Yoder.- Orris, 71, Shipshewana, Ind., died April 26 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Spouse: Doris Lahman Yoder. Parents: John and Jennie Hostetler Yoder (deceased). Other survivors: children Regina Yoder Yoder, Byard, Paul; six grandchildren. Funeral: April 30 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.

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The Mennonite, June 13, 2000, page 17, Vol. 3, No. 22.

Dick.- Bernard Peter, 90, Mountain Lake, Minn., died May 14. Spouse: Elizabeth Epp Dick. Parents: Peter and Margarita Heppner Dick (deceased). Other survivors: children Kathleen Martens, Charles, Richard; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.

Fast.- Alvin, 70, Reedley, Calif., died May 20 of cancer. Spouse: Doris Janzen Fast. Parents: Henry and Katherine Fast (deceased). Other survivors: children Gail Harder, Brad, Greg; eight grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Glanzer.- Clarence, 67, Freeman, S.D., died May 13. Spouse: Shirley Wollman Glanzer. Parents: Joseph and Theresa Kleinsasser Glanzer (deceased). Other survivors: children Patricia Falk, Randy, Charles, Brenda Lilliston; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 16 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Gotwals.- Jacob Schueck, 89, Souderton, Pa., died May 13. Spouse: Eva Kulp Gotwals (deceased). Survivors: children Mary Carroll, John, Clayton, Martha Postma, Paul; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 19 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Hartzler.- Roy Emerson, 93, Hesston, Kan., died May 3. Spouse: Katie Hartzler (deceased). Parents: Simon and Magdalene Hartzler (deceased). Survivors: children Ruth Martin, Freda Friesen, Isabelle Blough, David, Philip, Dwight, Marty; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: June 10 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Hostetler.- Katie Yoder, 86, Allensville, Pa., died May 11. Spouse: Paul Hostetler (deceased). Parents: Amos and Emma Peachey Yoder (deceased). Survivors: children Paul, Betty. Funeral: May 14 at Allensville Mennonite Church.

Jutzi.- Eileen Musselman, 78, Kitchener, Ont., died May 13. Spouse: Munro Jutzi (deceased). Parents: Israel and Adeline Musselman (deceased). Survivors: children Karen Balmer, Dennis, Jeff; six grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.

King.- Edwin William, 85, Lebanon, Ore., died May 4 of cancer. Spouse: Gretchen Hickman King (deceased). Parents: Bert and Ada Hartley King (deceased). Survivors: son George; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 8 at Lebanon Mennonite Church.

Kopp.- Harold, 84, Lancaster, Pa., died May 13. Spouse: Ruth Becker Kopp. Parents: Christian and Irene Derfler Kopp (deceased). Other survivors: foster sons Barry Peters, Daniel Peters; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 17 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Lais.- John, 86, Lebanon, Ore., died May 9 of a stroke. Spouse: Barbara Kropf Lais. Parents: Daniel and Ellen Egli Lais (deceased). Other survivors: children Daniel, Idella Mukasa, Irene Bornman; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Ore.

Oswald.- Orie, 90, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died May 10. Spouse: Emma Lucille Miller Oswald (deceased). Parents: Adam and Lucy Troyer Oswald (deceased). Survivors: children LaRue, Eleanor Gray; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 13 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Peiffer.- Louise Reschly, 58, Wellman, Iowa, died May 8 from a car-tractor accident. Spouse: Gary Peiffer. Parents: Ralph and Irene Imhof Reschly. Other survivors: children Cynthia Nisly, Keith Nisly. Funeral: May 12 at Wellman Mennonite Church.

Pletcher.- Ruth, 77, Phoenix, died May 6 of congestive heart failure. Parents: Amasa and Maude Pletcher (deceased). Funeral: May 9 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Ariz.

Schmidt.- Anna Ediger, 83, Buhler, Kan., died May 22. Spouse: Arnold Schmidt (deceased). Parents: Solomon and Agnes Friesen Ediger (deceased). Survivors: children Arlo, Larry, Judy Goering, Marilyn Flaming; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 26 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman, Kan.

Steiger.- Howard, 93, Hopedale, Ill, died May 14. Spouse: Mary Hanck Steiger. Parents: Henry and Emma Iutzi* Steiger (deceased). Other survivors: children Ralph, Henry, Ruth Rogers, Linda Springer; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Boynton Mennonite Church, Hopedale.

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The Mennonite, June 20, 2000, page 13, Vol. 3, No. 23.

Burkholder.- Viola Bawel, 77, Iowa City, Iowa, died of cancer on May 4. Spouse: Harold Burkholder (deceased). Parents: John and Kate Bawel (deceased). Survivors: child Lonnee; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City.

Glanzer.- Edna Schrag, 93, Freeman, S.D., died May 10. Spouse: Joseph Glanzer (deceased). Parents: John and Katie Miller Schrag (deceased). Survivors: child Orinne Stoner; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 13 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Hershberger.- Russell, 86, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died of heart problems May 22. Spouse: Esther Immel Hershberger. Parents: George and Millie Garber Hershberger (deceased). Funeral: May 26 at Sugarcreek.

Hostetter.- J. Virgil, 88, Greenwood, Del., died April 24. Spouse: Lois Hostetter. Other Survivors: children Marjorie Swartzentruber, John, Anna Glick, Robert; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Greenwood Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Alice, 94, Louisville, Ohio, died of congestive heart failure on May 23; Parents: Samuel and Mary Goldsmith Miller (deceased). Funeral: May 25 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Miller.- Hazel Stauffer, 90, Millersville, Pa., died May 3. Spouse: Menno Miller (deceased). Parents: Isaiah and Adeline Burkholder Stauffer (deceased). Survivors: children Lavon Miller, Lois Fahnestock, Linda L. Black; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Millersville Mennonite Church.

Wedel.- Orval Torry, 78, Mesa, Ariz., died May 12. Spouse: Ruth Wedel. Other survivors: children Janice Herbert, Kathryn Lay, Craig; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 15 at Koinonia Mennonite Church, Chandler, Ariz.

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The Mennonite, June 27, 2000, page 13, Vol. 3, No. 24.

Bechtel.- Sarah Elizabeth Whirledge, 80, Goshen, Ind., died May 16 of cancer. Spouse: Lowell R. Bechtel. Parents: Eli and Amelia Whirledge (deceased). Other survivors: children Thomas, Edward, Jane Troup; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 19 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Benner.- James, 87, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 2. Spouse: Della Kiser Benner. Parents: Rhine and Anna Benner (deceased). Other survivors: children Norman, Ruth Dean; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 4 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Bergman.- Kathryn Elizabeth, Harleysville, Pa., was stillborn May 11. Parents: Merle and Beth Hershey Bergman. Funeral: Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

Buhler.- Annie Fehr, 83, Altona, Man., died May 21. Spouse: Henry Buhler (deceased). Survivors: children Jake, Tena Giesbrecht, Dave, Henry, George; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 24 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Landes.- Sallie Anders, 90, Souderton, Pa., died May 27. Spouse: Cyrus Landes (deceased). Parents: Menno and Lizzie Moyer Anders (deceased). Survivors: children Royden, Ferrel; eight children; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: May 31 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Lantz.- Lewis Jr., 74, Wauseon, Ohio., died May 25. Spouse: Eloise Kast Lantz (deceased). Parents: Lewis and Alice Lantz (deceased). Survivors: children Susan Henricks, Sandra Lantz, Kathleen Demaline, Barbara Allen, Ronald, David, James; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 27 at Inlet Mennonite Church.

Leatherman.- Florence Myers, 90, Souderton, Pa., died; May 25 of lung cancer. Spouse: Harvey Leatherman (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Rosa Myers (deceased). Survivors: Joyce Geissinger, Donald, Russell, Harold, Herbert; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.

Lowe.- Effie, 79, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 22. Spouse: Roger Milton Lowe (deceased). Survivors: children Loretta Roach, Jessie Johnson, Elizabeth Ann Moyers; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at Mount Clinton Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Morningstar.- Charlotte Miller, 89, Goshen, Ind., died May 28 of cancer. Spouse: Titus Momingstar (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Ida Mae Miller (deceased). Funeral: June 1 at Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka, Ind.

Nofziger.- Alverda Stutzman, 70, Lebanon, Ore., died from a blood clot. Spouse: Daniel Nofziger (deceased). Parents: Ivan and Katie Stutzman (deceased). Survivors: children Terry, Tommy, Doyle, Tina Miller; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 5 at Lebanon Mennonite Church.

Nogle.- Harold, 88, West Liberty, Ohio, died May 18. Spouse: Beulah Smith Nogle. Parents: John and Josie Downing Nogle (deceased). Other survivors: children Kia Cross, Mitzi Fix, Cody Plummer; step-children Paul Craig, William Craig, Nancy Slonecker; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Ratzlaff.- Edna Friesen, 75, Henderson, Neb., died June 2. Spouse: Marvin Ratzlaff. Parents: John and Marie Epp Friesen (deceased). Other survivors: children Philip, Ralph, Mary Havenridge; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Schlabach.- Jeff, 33, Kalona, Iowa, died May 26 in a car accident. Spouse: Sheryl Schlabach. Other survivors: children Jenson, Simon, Reid, Avery, Autumn. Funeral: May 30 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Unsicker.- Dorothy Kipfer, 88, Hopedale, Ill, died May 31. Spouse: Alvin (deceased). Parents: Chris and Susie Miller Kipfer (deceased). Survivors: child Virginia Oswald; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 3 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

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