The Mennonite - December, 2002

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, December 10, 2002, pages 26-27, Vol. 5, No. 23.

Buller-. Sara P., 103, Henderson, Neb., died Oct. 27. Parents: Peter P. and Magaretha Epp Buller (both deceased). Funeral: Oct. 30 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Dick-. William W."Bill," 75, Kincardine, Ont., died Sept. 22. Spouse: Mary Penner Dick. Parents: William and Justina Dick (both deceased). Other survivors: children Paul Berg-Dick, Marly Penner; two grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont.

Driver-. Virginia Marie Weaver, 85,Waynesboro,Va., died Oct. 21. Spouse: Justus S, Driver (deceased). Parents: Henry and Sally Wenger Weaver (both deceased). Survivors: children Nelson, Conrad, Evelyn, Dorothy Scott, Marian Hackney; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 25 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.

Everhart-. Dylan, 8, Gypsurn, Kan., died Nov. 9 in an automobile accident. Parents: Eric and Valorie Schmidt Everhart. Funeral: Nov. 14 at First Baptist Church, Gypsum.

Funk-. Victor, 87, Hesston, Kan., died Oct. 25 of complications due to pneumonia. Spouse. Ruby Voth Funk. Parents: Gerhard and Sarah Bartel Funk (both deceased). Other survivors: son Bruce; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 30 at Tabor Mennonite Church. Newton, Kan.

Gerber-. Christopher James, 14, Mishawaka, Ind., died Oct. 24 of cardiac arrest. Parents: Bonnie and James Gerber. Other survivors: sister Beth; grandparents Carl and Ruth Yoder, Wayne and Willowdean Gerber; great-grandmother Bernice Martin. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Wakarusa, Ind.

Hershey-. Mae Eby, 79, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 16 of heart failure. Spouse: Sanford E. Hershey. Parents: Menno and Martha Landis Eby (both deceased). Other survivors: children Sharon, Carl, Sue Martin, Andrew, Sylvia Martin; 14 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 18 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.

Horst-. Chester, 81,Orrville, Ohio, died Oct. 6. Spouse: Dorothy Byler Horst. Parents: Albert and Alma Kornhaus Horst (both deceased). Other survivors: children Alvin, Laurel, Janet Studer, Barb Underwood; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 9 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville.

Hunsberger-. Dorothy Gable, 86, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 19 of complications from diabetes. Spouse: Paul Nice Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Leo Gable and Elizabeth Hartman Heckle (both deceased). Survivors: children Alice Marshall, Peter, Ruth, Ray, Thomas; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Souderton Mennonite Home.

Jantzen-. Anna Louise Barnard, 78, Beatrice, Neb., died Oct. 7. Spouse: Harold Jantzen (deceased). Parents: Murray and Mary Epp Barnard (both deceased). Survivors: children Mary Louise Brockmeier, Ruby Doyle; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 10 at First Mennonite Church, Beatrice.

Keller-. Stuart S., 75, Sellersville. Pa., died Sept. 8. Spouse: Elva Clemmer Keller. Parents: Harvey Keller and Florence A. Souder (both deceased). Other survivors: children Donna Baum, Peggy Dwadinger, Sharon, Karen; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13 at Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pa.

Kolb-. Orpha Alderfer, 90, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 29 of vascular disease and diabetes. Spouse: Milton G. Kolb (deceased). Parents: Allen and Katie Freed Alderfer (both deceased). Survivors: children Marvin, James, Ada Smith, Elsie Sipma, Elaine Moser; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Burial: Nov. 2 at Spring City, Pa.

Miller-. Annas, 90, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 25. Spouse: Ursula Swartzendruber Miller. Other survivors: children Marcia, Karen Ventura, Francis, Galen, Loren; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Reaver-. Harry, 82, Montgomeryville, Pa., died Oct. 27. Spouse: (1st) Theresa Verallo Reaver (deceased); (2nd) Nina Stauffer Reaver (deceased). Parents: Harry and Catherine Keating Reaver (both deceased). Survivors: children Harry, Marlene Wilcox; five grandchildren. Graveside services at Green Lawn Cemetery, North Wales, Pa.

Reimer-. Gertrude Penner, 96, Beatrice, Neb., died Sept. 22. Spouse: Bernhard Reimer (deceased). Parents: John F.and Catharine Penner Penner (both deceased). Survivors: children Marion, Bernhard Jr., Catharine Reimer Friesen; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at First Mennonite Church, Beatrice.

Roggie-. Irvin, 88, Lowville, N.Y., died Aug. 8. Parents: Andrew and Anna Widrick Roggie (both deceased). Funeral: Aug. 10 at Lowville Mennonite Church.

Roth-. Wilma Stamm, 88, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 24. Survivors: children Gene, Thomas, Dawn Walsh; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: Oct. 27 at Stryker, Ohio.

Sadler-. David R., 55,Telford, Pa., died Oct. 24. Spouse: Rebecca Freed Sadler. Parents: Albert (deceased) and Mary Sadler. Other survivors: son Adam. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Schmidt-. Alvin E., 79, Lansdale, Pa., died Sept. 30 of heart failure. Spouse: Hanna Guest Schmidt. Parents: Edward and Estella Koons Schmidt (both deceased). Other survivors: children Edward, Richard; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 7 at Zion Mennonite Church, Lansdale.

Spitler-. Emily Hossler, 89, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 15. Spouse: (1st) Jerry P. Hossler (deceased); (2nd) Jonas Spitler (deceased). Survivors: two stepchildren. Funeral: Oct. 18 at Elizabethtown (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Stealy-. Wilma Imhoff, 88, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 21. Spouse: Louis D. Stealy (deceased). Parents: John and Bertha Schertz Imhoff (both deceased). Survivors: children Lorraine Birkey, Judy Stuckey; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 25 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church,* Goshen.
*Transcriber's note: Prairie Street Mennonite Church is in Elkhart.

Stevens-. Janet McIntyre, 89, Bryan, Ohio, died Oct. 10. Spouse: Ray Stevens (deceased). Parents: Harold and Henrietta Hobert McIntyre (both deceased). Survivors: children David, Daniel, Paul, Timothy, Jonathon; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 3 at Salem Mennonite Church, Waldron, Mich.

Stoltzfus-. Allen Grant, 59, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 30 of a heart attack. Spouse: Anne Hess Stoltzfus. Parents: Grant Moses Stoltzfus [deceased) and Ruth Brunk Stoltzfus. Other survivors: children John Reuben, Laura Marie Stoltzfus Le Goff. Kathryn Anne Stoltzfus-Dueck, Susanna Joy; five grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 6 at Community Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Sutter-. Minnie, 87, Goshen, Ind.. died Oct. 14. Parents: Christian and Idella Miller Sutter (both deceased). Funeral: Oct. 16 at Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind.

Swartz-. Samuel Coffman, 90, West Liberty, Ohio, died Oct. 16. Spouse: Eleanor Reist Swartz. Parents: Sherman and Lydia Stemen Swartz (both deceased). Other survivors: Jon "Chuck," Linda Roth, Keith, Karl, Margaret Hensel, Jan Erb; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial: Oct. 20 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Yoder-. Oliver J., 102, Belleville, Pa., died Oct. 18. Spouse: (1st) Mildred Hess Yoder (deceased); (2nd) Wilma Weaver Yoder (deceased). Parents: Crist and Lydia Hartzler Yoder (both deceased). Funeral: Oct. 21 at Valley View Haven Chapel.

Ziegler-. Ralph Wenger, 85, Linville, Va., died Sept. 26 of a heart attack and stroke. Spouse: Osie Hertzler Ziegler. Parents: William and Mattie Wenger Ziegler (both deceased). Other survivors: children Donald Wesley, Ralph Gordon, Audrey Joyce Guardacosta; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 29 at Park View Mennonite Church, Linville.

Transcribed by: John Ingold


The Mennonite, December 24, 2002, pages 25-27, Vol. 5, No. 24.

Alderfer-. David Henry, 95, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 13. Spouse: Mary Histand Alderfer (deceased). Parents: Henry and Annie Burkholder Alderfer (both deceased). Survivors: children Joseph, Frederick, Edward, James, Daniel; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg.

Barge-. Melvin K., 91, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 24. Spouse: Ada Mae Hershey Barge (deceased). Parents: Iray Jay and Hettie Hershey Barge (both deceased). Survivors: children Melvin, Kenneth, Janet Hoovewr, Lois Lynn, Norma Horst; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29 at Paradise (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Bergen-. Mildred, 77, Henderson, Neb., died Nov. 24. Parents: Dietrich and Elizabeth Ott Bergen (both deceased). Funeral: Nov. 27 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Butler-. Curtis L. J., 60, Canby, Ore., died Nov. 10 of cancer. Spouse: Margaret Kauffman Butler. Parents: George Martin and Helen Bartlett Butler (both deceased). Other survivors: children Heather, Andrea; one grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Ore.

Cathcart-. Irene Axt, 90, Cambridge, Ont., died Nov. 19. Spouse: David Cathcart (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Livia Cressman Axt (both deceased). Survivors: stepchildren David Cathcart. Renee Shaw, Pat McNicholl. Funeral: Nov. 22 at Kitchener, Ont.

Cowles-. Ethlyn Faucett, 86, Pulaski, Iowa, died Nov. 16. Spouse: Victor Norris Cowles. Parents: Ross and Ada Cone Faucett (both deceased). Other survivors: son Edward; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Wagler Funeral Home, Bloomfield, Iowa.

Dettweiler-. Ruth Moss, 72, Cambridge, Ont., died Nov. 12. Spouse: Clarke Dettweiler. Memorial service: Nov. 15 at Breslau (Ont.) Mennonite Church.

Eash-. Grace E., 90. Hollsopple, Pa., died Aug. 25 of a heart attack. Parents: Menno and Lizzie Thomas Eash (both deceased). Funeral: Aug. 28 at Thomas Mennonite Church, Hollsopple.

Ediger-. Menno, 74, Mission, B.C., died Dec. 2. Spouse: Margaretha Ediger. Parent: Jacob H. and Margaret Ediger (both deceased). Other survivors: children Stephanie, Betsy, Mary Jane, Mike, Evelyn; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Mission.

Ensz-. Alvin H., 85, Inman, Kan., died Nov. 1. Survivors: children Joyce Bengston, Wayne, Paul, six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 5 at Inman Mennonite Church.

Erb-. John, 73, Hesston, Kan., died Nov. 3. Spouse: Doris Hershberger Erb (deceased). Parents: John and Lena Oswald Erb (both deceased). Survivors: children Dwight, Janet Terry, Julie Stephens; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 7 at Hesston Mennonite Church,

Friesen-. Elsie Harder, 90, Mountain Lake, Minn., died Nov. 25. Spouse: John A. Friesen (deceased). Parents: John and Maria Janzen Harder (both deceased). Survivors: children Marlene Soderquist, Loren, Tom; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.

Gable-. Karl, 87, Bluffton, Ohio, died Nov. 21. Spouse: Julia Opperman Gable. Parents: Annette and Levi Gable (both deceased). Other survivors: children Janice Althaus, Dennis. Funeral: Nov. 29 at Bluffton.

Godshall-. Esther Moyer, 92, Lansdale, Pa., died Nov. 19. Spouse: Willard Godshall (deceased). Parents: Ervin and Anna Moyer (both deceased). Survivors: children Richard, Ray, J. Arden, Rodney, Philip, Donald; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Gross-. Henry O., 91, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 19. Spouse: (1st) Marion Bishop Gross (deceased); (2nd) Myrtle Krout Gross (deceased). Parents: William and Hannah Gross (both deceased). Survivors: son Richard; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 22 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel.

Hostetler-. Max Phillip, 66, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 9. Parents: Hamer and Leah Yoder Hostetler (both deceased). Survivors: son Jay; one grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 13 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Huneryager-. Dennis Ray, 57, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 14. Parents: Wilbur and Elva Gunden Huneryager (both deceased). Funeral: Nov. 17 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Jantzen-. Mary Edna Yutzy, 80, Glendale, Ariz., died Nov. 23 of a stroke. Spouse: Albert L. Jantzen (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Lizzie Schrock Yutzy (both deceased). Survivors: stepchildren Grace Jantzen, Lyman Jantzen; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 26 at Glencroft Retirement Community, Glendale.

Kaufman-. Marilynn Woy, 53, Boswell, Pa., died Nov. 12 of cancer. Spouse: Richard Kaufman Jr. Parents: James and Delores Eisenlohr Woy. Other survivors: children James, Brian, Melissa Maust; five grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at Thomas Mennonite Church, Hollsopple, Pa.

Kaufman-. Willard, 74, Moundridge, Kan., died Nov. 9 of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Lorraine Kaufman. Parents: Henry and Lydia Voran Kaufman (both deceased). Other survivors: children Stan, Dennis, Sharon Reber; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at West Zion Mennonite Church, Moundridge.

King-. Bruce M., 48, Columbus Grove, Ohio, died Nov. 18 of a heart attack. Spouse: Judith Theis King. Parents: Lois and Paul King. Other survivors: children Harley, Zachary, Cody. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Bluffton, Ohio.

King-. Lucille Leichty, 82, Stryker, Ohio, died Nov. 22. Spouse: Dale King. Other survivors; children Dale, Barbara Dabit, Donna Kauffman, Cheryl Cron; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Burial: Nov. 25 at Stryker.

Kroeker-. Anna Wiebe, 89, Steinbach, Man., died Nov. 7. Spouse: Jacob Kroeker. Funeral: Nov. 10.

Lantz-. Joseph D. Jr."J.D," 68, Baltimore, died Nov. 10 of cancer. Spouse: Elaine Muntzing Lantz. Parents: Joseph D. Lantz Sr, (deceased) and Goldie Neff Lantz. Other survivors: daughter Angela Smith; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at North Baltimore Mennonite Church.

Mack-. Jesse E., 65, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 8 of cancer. Spouse: Thelma Landes Mack. Parents; Jesse and Sarah Detweiler Mack (both deceased). Other survivors: children Jesse Dean, Kelvin; three grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 14 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

Martin-. Amy Metzler, 92, Lititz. Pa., died Oct. 26. Spouse: Ralph S. Martin (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Anna Eby Metzler (both deceased). Survivors: children John, Judy Leaman; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 29 at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Mierau-. Elizabeth Thieszen, 88, Henderson, Neb., died Nov. 13. Spouse: Daniel Mierau (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Elisabeth Peters Thieszen (both deceased). Survivors: children LouElla Schroeder, Evelyn; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Miller-. John E., 77, Sturgis. Mich., died Nov. 16 of cancer. Spouse: Mary Beachy Miller. Parents: Edward and Lizzie Ann Miller Miller. Other survivors: children Wyman. Mervin, Marvin, Margaret Clemens, Bill, Marilyn Schwartz, Mandy Yoder; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 20 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Burr Oak, Mich.

Reimer-. Selma Bartel, 88, Goessel, Kan., died Oct. 31. Spouse: Jona Reimer. Parents: Peter and Anna Schmidt Bartel (both deceased). Other survivors: children Delbert, Nadine Reimer Penner; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Rohrer-. Milton, 93, Orrville, Ohio, died Nov. 12 of heart failure. Spouse: Ella Amstutz Rohrer. Parents: David and Emma Smucker Rohrer (both deceased). Other survivors: children M. David, Julia Beyeler, John, Paul, Lois Hochstetler; 16 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at Smithville (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Schloneger-. Ray E., 95, Orrville, Ohio, died Nov. 21. Spouse: Essie Mellinger Schloneger. Parents: Amos and Amanda Sommers Schloneger (both deceased). Other survivors: children Melva Conrad, Jane Landes, Phyllis Lehman, Weldon; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 25 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.

Simmavanh-. Bounchanh, 42, Orrville, Ohio, died Nov. 22. Parents; Khamfauh (deceased) and Pany Simmavanh. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville.

Slagle-. Asnath Maudie Brenneman, 86, Wellman, Iowa, died Nov. 17. Spouse: Henry Slagle (deceased). Parents: Milton and Catherine Miller Brenneman (both deceased). Survivors: children Janet Speas, Kenneth, Leonard, Ivan; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Wellman Mennonite Church.

Steingart-. Leonard, 71, Steinbach, Man., died Dec. 4. Spouse: Sally Steingart. Funeral: Dec. 8.

Swartzendruber-. Sara Slabaugh, 98, Hydro, Okla., died Oct. 2 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Fred R. Swartzendruber (deceased). Parents: Moses and Lydia Yoder Slabaugh (both deceased). Survivors: children Ruth Ann, Robert; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Hydro.

Volovnik-. Albert, 76, Sellersville, Pa., died Nov. 17. Spouse: Fyrne Smith Volovnik (deceased). Parents: Karol and Dora Jankov Volovnik (both deceased). Survivors: daughter Brenda. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Weber-. Sarah Hostetter, 94, Lititz, Pa., died Nov. 28. Spouse: B. Franklin Weber (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Katie Kornhaus Hostetter (both deceased). Survivors: children Alice Weber Lapp, Sally Weber Horst, Michael, Joyce Weber Busch, Samuel; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 2 at Lititz Mennonite Church.

Wiens-. Hans, 86, Steinbach, Man., died Nov. 18. Spouse: Suse Wiens. Funeral: Nov. 22.

Yoder-. Harold J., 59, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 4. Spouse: Ruth Ann Yoder. Other survivors: children Tollie, Rex, Brandy Miller; one grandchild. Burial: Nov. 8 at Stryker, Ohio.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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