The Mennonite - July, 2001

"for the record" - Deaths:

theMennonite, July 3, 2001, page 13, Vol. 4, No. 25.

Counts.- Stewart V., 93, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 5. Survivors: stepsons David Rothwell, Daniel Rothwell, John Rothwell; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 8 at Ridgeway Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Ewert.- Elmer H., 83, Freeman, S.D., died May 20 of a stroke. Spouse: Marie Franz Ewert. Parents: Peter S. and Susanna Berg Ewert (deceased). Other survivors: children Brenda Garman, Sheryl; one grandchild. Funeral: May 24 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Good.- Esther Brunk, 87, Middiebury, Ind., died June 6. Spouse: Merlin Good. Parents: Gabriel and Dora Mosier Brunk (deceased). Other survivors: children Edwin, Ruby Reed, Twila Miller, Evelyn Kurtz, Elnora Yoder; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 10 at Pike Mennonite Church, Elida, Ohio.

Longenecker.- Anna Ruth Bair, 76, Elizabethtown, Pa., died June 7 of cancer. Spouse: Phares B. Longenecker (deceased). Parents: H. Landis and Elizabeth Bair (deceased). Survivors: children Ava Lee Martin, Dianne Stover, Audrey Bender, Ferne Miller, Duane; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Bossler Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown.

Marner.- Edith J., 82, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died June 5. Spouse: (1st) Lee Troyer (deceased); (2nd) Willard Marner (deceased). Parents: Jonathan and Nora Troyer Troyer (deceased). Survivors: step-children Dean Troyer, Paul Dean Marner, Wallace Marner, Shirley Brown, Wilma Bender, Shirley Lehman, Helen Erb, Kathryn Swartzentruber; numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: June 16 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Anne E. Fisher, 68, Orrville, Ohio, died June 8 of cancer. Spouse: Crist Miller. Parents: Emmanuel J. and Mary J. Miller Fisher (deceased). Other survivors: children William, Melvin, Linda Beachy, Kathy Grouse, Deb Horst; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 12 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville.

Nunemaker.- Weldon O., 86, Sterling, Ill., died June 5. Spouse: Marion Eigsti Nunemaker. Parents: Enos and Ada Book Nunemaker (deceased). Other survivors: children Carol Shank, Dale; three grandchildren. Funeral: June 11 at Schilling Funeral Home, Sterling.

Petri.- Hans Jr., 77, Wood Dale, Ill., died June 6 of pulmonary fibrosis. Spouse: Edith Franz Petri. Parents: Anna and Hans Petri (deceased). Other survivors: children Friedrich, Annette Anderle; one grandchild. Funeral: June 9 at Lombard (Ill.) Mennonite Church.

Rempel.- Hannah Miller, 86, Chouteau, Okla., died April 4 of heart failure. Spouse: Paul Rempel (deceased). Parents: Adolph and Mary Golbek Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Shirley Shellhorn, Eunice Weast, Laura Jean Barkman, Charles; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 7 at Eden Mennonite Church, Inola,0kla.

Shenk.- Ezra, 90, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 31. Spouse: Pauline Shenk (deceased). Survivors: children Eleanor Lynch, Ruth, Nora Schenk, Gladys Wyse, Carl; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville,Va.

Steckly.- Ronald, 56 Tavistock, Ont., died May 30 of cancer. Spouse: Rose Steckly (deceased). Parents: Ernest and Marcella Steckly. Other survivors: children Rochelle, Ryan. Funeral: June 3 at East Zorra Mennonite Church, Tavistock.

Stoltzfus.- Elsie Smoker, 68, Gordonville, Pa., died May 12 of cancer. Spouse: Reuben Stoltzfus. Parents: Isaac Z. and Emma K. Fisher Smoker (deceased). Other survivors: children I. Richard, Wayne, Larry, Timothy, Phyllis Stoltzfus Martin, Emma Stoltzfus Kesterson, Ruby Stoltzfus Witherspoon; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Burial: May 16 at Leacock Township, Pa.

Vansickle.- Cecil, 91, Burrton, Kan., died June 4. Spouse: Revae Vansickle (deceased). No services.

Zimmerman.- Ruth, 82, Lititz, Pa., died June 9 of natural causes. Parents: Mahlon M. and Esther Mae Nolt Zimmerman (deceased). Burial: June 13 at Ephrata, Pa.

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Bean.- Andrew, 90, Kitchener, Ont., died June 14. Spouse: Reta Kufske Bean (deceased). Parents: Warren and Margretha Bean (deceased). Survivors: children Elizabeth McNair, Warren; four grandchildren. Funeral: June 18 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener.

Blosser.- Mabel Frey, 92, Dixon, Ill., died June 16. Spouse: Aquila Henry Blosser(deceased). Parents: Daniel and Edith Nice Frey (deceased). Survivors: children Elvin, Darrell, Laverne, Elaine Stuckey; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 20 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling, Ill.

Conrad.- Mary Margaret Martin, 73, Albany, Ore., died June 1. Spouse: Amos B. Conrad (deceased). Parents: Jesse (deceased) and Catherine Collier Martin. Other survivors: children Landon, John, Jay, Peter, Amy Phend; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Gautsche.- LeAnna Sauder, 73, Archbold, Ohio, died June 15 of liver disease. Spouse: Dale Gautsche. Parents: Harry and Viola Sauder (deceased). Other survivors: children Kevin, Luther, Alonna Sprunger, LaDell; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: June 18 at Tedrow (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Godshall.- Joann Harner, 65, Newport News, Va., died June 13 of cancer. Spouse: Abe Godshall (deceased). Parents: Roy H. and Margaret Weaver Harner (deceased). Survivors: children Janice Porter, Julie Forbes, Allen; five grandchildren; stepmother Mary Harner. Memorial service: June 15 at Huntington Mennonite Church, Newport News.

Hamm.- Jacob P., 84, Altona, Man., died May 26. Spouse: Eva Hamm. Parents: Peter and Gertrude Funk Hamm (deceased). Other survivors: children Conroy, Lorna Douville; one grandson. Funeral: May 30 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Hiebner.- Irvin, 80, Henderson, Neb., died June 10. Spouse: Martha Peters Hiebner. Parents: George and Aganetha Hiebner (deceased). Other survivors: children Karen Mierau, Elaine Sweigart, Robert; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 14 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Hostetler.- Moses, 93, Trail, Ohio, died June 10. Spouse: (1st) Verba Weaver Hostetler (deceased); (2nd) Ethel Engle Hostetler (deceased); (3rd) Crystal Mae Keehn Bendure Hostetler. Parents: John and Mattie Mast Hostetler (deceased). Other survivors: children June Butler, Joan Badertscher; stepchildren Robert Bendure, Bonnie Leighley, Beverly Mears, Barbara Miller; eight grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 14 at Walnut Creek (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Kennel.- Vernon Paul, 75, Shickley, Neb., died June 9 of cancer. Spouse: Shirley Noel Kennel. Parents: Benjamin and Martha Kennel (deceased). Other survivors: children Dallas, Layle, Diane Schweitzer, Lisa Kennel, Lanae Miers; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 12 at Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley.

Lampl.- Nettie Good, 72, Goshen, Ind., died May 15. Spouse: George Lampl. Parents: Joe and Anna Martin Good. Other survivors: children Andrea Ulrich, Judy, Debbie Stoltzfus; seven grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at Kouts, Ind.

Moyer.- Ruth, 73, Brockway, Pa., died June 14. Spouse: Richard Moyer. Parents: John W. and Margaret Knouse Gingrich (deceased). Other survivors: children Darlis, Daniel, Lynette Hughes; four grandchildren. Funeral: June 18 at Crenshaw (Pa.) Community Church.

Nielsen.- Peter, 67, Dayton, Va., died June 11. Spouse: Anne Nielsen. Parents: Dr. and Mrs. Walter M. Nielsen (deceased). Other survivors: children Eric, Clare Neal; one grandchild. Memorial service: June 15 at Harrisonburg (Va.) Mennonite Church.

Penner.- Henry, 57, Altona, Man., died June 9. Spouse: Ruth Penner. Parents: Henry D. and Eva Braun Penner. Other survivors: children Ryan, Derek, Natasha; one grandson. Funeral: June 13 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Ratzlaff.- Bryan, 51, Henderson, Neb., died June 19. Parents: Leon (deceased) and Jean Ratzlaff. Funeral: June 23 at Henderson Mennonite Brethren Church.

Reedy.- Clinton L., 97, Goshen, Ind., died June 1. Spouse: (1st) Velda Grieser Reedy (deceased); (2nd) Gladys Zehr Reedy (deceased). Parents: Peter and Susan Christophel Reedy (deceased). Survivors: children Joan Griffith, Nancy Miller, Stan; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Roth.- Jay I., 59, Vienna, Va., died June 6 of a stroke. Spouse: Shirley Peachey Roth. Parents: Irvin and Lena Zook Roth (deceased). Other survivor: daughter Michelle Roth-Cline. Funeral: June 11 at Oakton Church of the Brethren, Vienna.

Schmidt.- Rubina Voth, 90, Buhler, Kan., died May 26. Spouse: John D. Schmidt (deceased). Parents: Andrew and Sara Voth. Survivors: children Glenna Schrag, Dellis Dick, Kathy Rauckman, Darrel, John, Steven; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Buhler Mennonite Church.

Snyder.- V. Stanley II (Stan), 78, Lansing, Mich., died June 16. Spouse: Betty Slagel Snyder. Parents: Vernon and Mamie Smith Snyder (deceased). Other survivors: children Jake, Carla Trevino, John, Mary Beth; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 19 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Ashley, Mich.

Thomas.- Helen Brubaker, 87, Lititz, Pa., died May 21 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: deceased. Parents: Hadyn and Lillie Brubaker (deceased). Survivors: children Wilmer, Mary Lou Stoltzfus, Glenn, Joanne Mylin; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at Lititz Mennonite Church.

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Auernheimer.- Jacob Christian, 95, Reedley, Calif, died May 24. Spouse: Bonnie Margaret Warnock Auernheimer (deceased). Survivors: children Bruce, Karen Sweeting, Irene Healy; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 16 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Bontrager.- Sarah Roth, 90, Scottdale, Pa, died April 1. Spouse: Eli Bontrager (deceased). Parents: Nicholas and Mary Wagler Roth (deceased). Survivors: children Kenneth, Lucille Yoder, June Schrock, Joyce Millslagle, Charlotte, Candace Frey, Bonnie Norris; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 6 at Alden (N.Y.) Mennonite Church.

Davis.- Katherine L., 89, Pekin, Ill., died June 20. Spouse: Willard Davis (deceased). Parents: Wiley Franklin and Ruth M. Farmer (deceased). Survivors: children William, Walter, John, Shirley Reach; 15 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 23 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin, Ill.

Fly.- Maurice L., 58, Sellersville, Pa., died June 20 of colorectal carcinoma. Parents: Harold and Mary L. Fly (deceased). Survivor: son Christopher. Memorial service: June 30 at Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa.

Fransen.- Werner K., 59, Normal, Ill., died June 1 from a pedestrian-car accident. Spouse: Kay Ann Schrag Fransen. Parents: Nicholas and Tina Fransen (deceased). Other survivors: children Sharon Fransen Landis, Suzanne Marie Fransen Hitt; one grandchild. Funeral: June 6 at Mennonite Church of Normal.

Froese.- Elisabeth, 93, Steinbach, Man., died June 2. Funeral: June 7 at Steinbach Mennonite Church.

Fry.- Idella Zimmerman, 96, Morton, Ill., died June 8. Spouse: Clarence Fry (deceased). Parents: Caleb and Lena Zimmerman (deceased). Survivors: two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 16 at First Mennonite Church, Morton.

Gerber.- Anna Miller, 81, LaGrange, Ind., died June 19. Spouse: Walter L. Gerber. Parents: John W. and Elizabeth Miller (deceased). Other survivors: children Serena F. Howard, Robert; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 23 at Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka, Ind.

Hoffman.- Rebecca, 92, Cambridge, Ont., died June 19. Parents: Menno and Susannah Eby Hoffman (deceased). Funeral: June 22 at First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont.

Horst.- Elvin M., 69, Manheim, Pa., died June 30. Spouse: Arlene R. Shenk Horst. Parents: Paul and Eva Martin Horst (deceased). Other survivor: daughter Andrea Stoltzfus. Funeral: July 5 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Hostetler.- Arline D. Conrad, 86, Louisville, Ohio, died June 21. Spouse: Garrison Hostetler. Parents: Jonathan and Laura Liechty Conrad (deceased). Other survivors: children Sheila, Theodore; three grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.

Huntsberger.- John H., 94, Orrville, Ohio, died June 26. Spouse: Ruth Wenger Huntsberger. Parents: Samuel M. and Ida Ellen Huntsberger (deceased). Other survivors: children Donovan, Maurice, Doris Zaugg; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 29 at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, Ohio.

Mast.- Katherine (Katie), 92, Grantsville, Md., died April 18 of pneumonia. Funeral: April 23 at Alden (N.Y.) Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Evelyn, 89, Freeman, S.D., died June 19. Spouse: Edgar Miller (deceased). Parents: Elias and Anna (Graber) Schrag (deceased). Survivors: daughter Anita Neufeld; two grandchildren. Funeral: June 21 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Musselman.- Virginia, 81, Lima, Ohio, died April 18. Spouse: Richard Musselman. Parents: Melvin S. and Mayme Palmer Burkholder (deceased). Funeral: April 20 at Lima Mennonite Church.

Oswald.- Raymond, 85, Kalona, Iowa, died June 1 of respiratory failure. Spouse: Alma Bohn Oswald. Parents: Daniel and Kate Oswald Oswald (deceased). Other survivors: children Loretta Martinson, Stella Hathaway, Roberta Fast, Lonny, Delvan; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Beemer (Neb.) Mennonite Church.

Penner.- Mary Joyce Gehrer, 72, Reedley, Calif, died June 15 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Gustav Penner. Parents: Mildred and Howard Gehrer (deceased). Other survivors: children Josef, Herbert, David, Peter; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: June 20 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.

Reusser.- Gail Winton, 87, Moundridge, Kan., died June 21. Spouse: Selma Ediger Reusser. Parents: Abe and Mable Schlender Reusser (deceased). Other survivors: children Joan Turetsky, Beverly, Mary; three grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.

Scheffel.- Clarence L. Sr., 79, Reedsville, Pa., died June 4. Spouse: Viola Scheffel (deceased). Parents: Lee and Mattie Scheffel (deceased). Survivors: children Elaine Smith, Ezra, Clara Kauffman, Clarence Jr., William; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 1 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, Pa.

Schwartzentruber.- Glenn, 74, Tavistock, Ont., died June 20. Spouse: Fannie Mae Schumm Schwartzentruber. Parents: David and Barbara Schwartzentruber (deceased). Other survivors: children Brian, Tim, Mary Lou; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at Tavistock,Ont.

Staurseth.- Michele Erb, 47, Goshen, Ind., died April 27 of cancer. Spouse: Michael Staurseth. Parents: Ezra and Barbara Erb. Funeral: May 2 at Alden (N.Y.) Mennonite Church.

Troyer.- Josephine Schwartz, 93, Middlebury, Ind., died June 13. Spouse: Harvey Troyer (deceased). Parents: Peter and Barbara Schwartz Schwartz (deceased). Survivors: daughter Dorthelda Eichorn; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 16 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Ind.

Troyer.- Lester, 77, West Point, Neb., died June 20 of respiratory failure. Spouse: Gladys Erb Troyer. Parents: Abraham and Emma Eichelberger Troyer (deceased). Other survivors: children Linda Friesen, Gayle Frey, Randy; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 23 at Beemer (Neb.) Mennonite Church.

Wiens.- Kathryn Friesen, 75, Inman, Kan., died June 20. Spouse: Walter Wiens. Parents: Dietrich and Maria Wiens Friesen (deceased). Other survivors: children Gail, Randall, Carrie Moser, Connie Luty; nine grandchildren. Funeral: June 23 at Inman Mennonite Church.

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