The Mennonite - July, 2002

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, July 2, 2002, page 27, Vol. 5, No. 13.

Brandt.- Elvena Unruh, 74, Goessel, Kan., died May 22. Spouse: Milford Brandt. Parents: David and Justina Unruh (both deceased). Other survivors: children Patsy Dirksen, Kathie Borger; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 25 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Brenneman.- Grace Helen Plank, 93, Hesston, Kan., died May 30. Spouse: Joseph Brenneman (deceased). Parents: Perry and Minnie Plank (both deceased). Survivors: children Thelma Lais, Howard, Joe. Funeral: June 3 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Deiter.- Marvin W., 78, Lititz, Pa., died May 28 of natural causes. Spouse: C. Kathryn Deiter. Parents: E. Frank and Esther Deiter (both deceased). Other survivors: daughter Karen Harnish; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 4 at East Petersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Ewy.- Daniel J., 83, Fresno, Calif., died April 15. Spouse: Frances Ewy. Parents: Reinhold and Matilda Bachmann-Ewy (both deceased). Other survivors: children Annette Percival, Richard, Phyllis Tappe, Gordon; seven grandchildren. Memorial service: May 4 at Mennonite Community Church, Fresno.

Friesen.- Melvin M., 62, Newton, Kan., died June 5. Spouse: Judy Graber Friesen. Parents: Henry S.and Louise Isaak Friesen (both deceased). Other survivors: children Mark, Myron; one grandchild. Funeral: June 10 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kan.

Gerber.- Ruby, 77, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died June 6 of natural causes. Parents: Lloyd and Florence Hochstetler Gerber (both deceased). Funeral: June 9 at Walnut Creek (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Griffin.- Willis C., 76, Washington, Ill., died June 2. Spouse: Alice Trobaugh Griffin. Parents: Willis and Fannie Rich Griffin (both deceased). Other survivors: daughter Lora Murphy; one grandchild. Funeral: June 5 at Mason/White Funeral Home, Washington.

Gross.- Alfred, 91, Freeman, S.D., died May 30 of natural causes. Spouse: Ruth Fliginger Gross (deceased). Parents: Andrew and Rebecca Wipf Gross (both deceased). Survivors: children Don, Darrol; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 4 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Jacobs.- Mildred LaRue Basinger, 78, North Lima, Ohio, died May 21 of cancer. Spouse: Dwight Jacobs. Parents: Henry Basinger and Pauline Longenecker (both deceased). Other survivors: children Terry, Bruce, Carl, Eileen Stewart, Stanley. Funeral: May 24 at North Lima Mennonite Church.

Kehler.- Erna Toews, 75, Altona, Man., died June 2. Spouse: Abe B. Kehler. Parents: Jacob A. and Annie Hiebert Toews (both deceased). Other survivors: children Larry, Carol Heppner, Frances Friesen, Debra Buhr, Timothy; nine grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

Krabill.- Rollin W., 88, Orrville, Ohio, died June 3. Spouse: Gladys Johns Krabill. Parents: Harry and Minnie Carper Krabill (both deceased). Other survivors: children Richard, Joan Gross; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.

Landes.- Susie Clemens, 92, Souderton, Pa., died June 5. Spouse: Abram Landes (deceased). Parents: John C. and Susie Stauffer Clemens (both deceased). Survivors: children Grace Alderfer, Janet Vincent, Nancy Moyer, Abram; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 10 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

Lawler.- Maurice, 79, Reedley, Calif., died May 26. Spouse: Maryann Wedel Lawler (deceased). Parents: Marshall and Virgie Shorey Lawler (both deceased). Survivors: children Mark, Monty, Merle; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Graveside service: May 31 at Reedley Cemetery.

Pipkin.- Arlene, 59, New York City, died March 31 of cancer. Spouse: Walter Pipkin. Parent: William T. Schenk. Other survivors: children Nancy, Heather Eckensberger. Service of remembrance April 4 at Friends Meetinghouse, New York City.

Preheim.- Clinton, 87, Freeman, S.D., died May 20 of a heart attack. Spouse: Evelyn Ortman Preheim (deceased). Parents: Peter J.and Anna Mueller Preheim (both deceased). Survivors: children Carol Peters, Carita Juhnke, Laurel Preheim; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 23 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Preheim.- Evelyn Ortman, 85, Freeman, S.D., died March 21 of a stroke. Spouse: Clinton Preheim (since deceased). Parents: Jacob and Carrie Ries Ortman (both deceased). Survivors: children Carol Peters, Carita Juhnke, Laurel Preheim; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 25 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Smucker.- Mary Liechty, 85, Goshen, Ind., died May 26. Spouse: Ernest Smucker (deceased). Survivors: children Jon, Ernest, Elaine Harley, Julia Baccash, Mark, Mary Lemons, Paul; 17 grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Wiebe.- George P., 92, Altona, Man., died June 5. Spouse: Helen Wiebe. Parents: Peter and Anna Hiebert Wiebe (both deceased). Other survivors: children George, Pete, Larry, Linda Lutz; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 10 at Altona Bergthaler Mennonite Church.

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The Mennonite, July 16, 2002, pages 25-27, Vol. 5, No. 14.

Augsburger.- Carolyn King, 81, Fresno, Ohio, died June 22. Spouse: Fred E. Augsburger. Parents: Ben and Malinda King (both deceased). Other survivors: children Ruth Ann Burkholder, Joyce Gingerich, Linda Gingerich, Samuel, Brenda Yoder; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at Berlin (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Becker.- John B., 76, Lititz, Pa., died June 19. Spouse: Evelyn M. Becker. Parents: Ira M. and Alice M. Becker (both deceased). Other survivors: children Clair, Alma Wenger; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 22 at Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa.

Eash.- Edwin J., 79, LaGrange, Ind., died June 20. Spouse: Dorcas Eash. Parents: John J. and Rebecca Schrock Eash (both deceased). Other survivors: children Becky Whitmore, Karen Hicks, Glen, Don, Phil, Leon, Myron, Paul; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 23 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.

Eggermont.- Albert Lawrence, 90, South Bend, Ind., died June 12. Spouse: Katherine Eggermont. Parents: Leon and Augusta Van Camp Eggermont (both deceased). Other survivors: daughter Karen; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 15 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.

Frederick.- J. Mark, 84, Mertztown, Pa., died June 18 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Sarah Jones Frederick. Other survivors: children John Mark Jr., Daniel, Rhoda Frederick Weiseman, Mary, Sarah Jane Frederick Stauffer, Ruth Frederick Bowman; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 24 at Boyertown, Pa.

Friesen.- Genevieve Yoder, 88, Goshen, Ind., died June 12. Spouse: John A. Friesen. Parents: Edwin and Mollie Mae Stoltzfus Yoder (both deceased). Other survivors: children J. Stanley, G. Weldon, C. Richard, G. Delbert, D. William; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 16 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Hertzler.- Charles Wenger, 87, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 19. Spouse: Rhoda Benner Hertzler. Parents: Moses Levi and Anna Belle Wenger Hertzler (both deceased). Other survivors: children Bonnie Jantzi, Anita Landes, Susie Hertzler, Willard, Lowell; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 22 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Hostetler.- Carrie Ebersol, 93, Topeka, Ind., died June 10. Spouse: (1st) Alvin Ebersol (deceased); (2nd) Amos Hostetler (deceased). Survivors: daughter Glendola Burkey; step-children Marie Hostetler, Betty Kauffman, Mervin Hostetler, Meredith Hostetler, Mark Hostetler; three grandchildren; 24 step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; 38 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Emma Mennonite Church,Topeka.

Imhoff.- Mary Nafziger, 96, Goshen, Ind., died June 8. Spouse: Ralph L. Imhoff (deceased). Parents: John and Lydia Litwiller Nafziger (both deceased). Survivors: children Mary Lu Smucker, Dorothy Wegman, Ralph; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 11 at Greencroft Retirement Center, Goshen.

Longacre.- Ruth Reeser, 87, Ephrata, Pa., died May 18. Spouse: John K. Longacre (deceased). Parents: Harry and Lena Reeser (both deceased). Survivors: children Annie Lind, Jim, Joe, Norman; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 23 at Vincent Mennonite Church, Spring City, Pa.

Martin.- Alice Josephine Eichelberger, 80, Hesston, Kan, died June 15. Spouse: Paul Martin (deceased). Parents: William and Katie Graber Eichelberger (both deceased). Survivors: children Sylvia Bartel, Sonia Bauman, Kenton, Keith. Funeral: June 19 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Myers.- Edna Young, 91, Souderton, Pa., died June 6. Spouse: Walter H. Myers (deceased). Parents: Benjamin and Mary Benner Young (both deceased). Survivors: children Alvin, Paul, John, David, Samuel, Walter, Ruth Davis, Esther Alderfer, Lois Blosser; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 11 at Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Rice.- Eunice Everett, 73, Goshen, Ind., died June 9. Parents: Charles and Martha Schutz Everett (both deceased). Survivors: children Beckie Rice-Smucker, Debi, Michael; seven grandchildren. Funeral: June 12 at Meetinghouse, Goshen.

Rittenhouse.- Samuel Z., 91, Souderton, Pa., died June 8. Spouse: Sara Elizabeth Moyer Rittenhouse. Parents: Abram C. and Sally Ziegler Rittenhouse (both deceased). Other survivors: son J. Phillip; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 12 at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Springer.- Edna Miller, 86, Hopedale, Ill., died June 7. Spouse: Simon Springer (deceased). Parents: Eli and Amanda Hostetler Miller (both deceased). Survivors: children Joe, Darrell, Jan Morris, Diane Brenneman; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren. Funeral: June 11 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Stalter.- Ruth Dora Heiser, 92, Fisher, Ill., died June 10. Spouse: Aaron Stalter (deceased). Parents: Edward and Clara Heiser (both deceased). Survivors: childrent David, Richard, Robert, Ronald, Minerva Birkey; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher.

Stucky.- Elaine Eymann, 77,Wawona, Calif., died June 9 of pancreatic cancer. Spouse: Roland Stucky. Parents: Earl and Meta Leisy Eymann (both deceased). Other survivors: children Maureen Sinclair, Patrice Flaming, Scott; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley, Calif.

Wyse.- Rochelle, 16, Goshen, Ind., died June 2 in a car accident. Parents: Sam and June Short Wyse. Other survivors: siblings Matthew, Alyssa Ray. Funeral: June 7 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Yoder.- Fred Sr., 85, Wooster, Ohio, died June 7. Spouse: Anna Shirey Yoder. Parents: Frederick and Martha Yordi (both deceased). Other survivors: children Frederick, Rachel Gingerich; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 10 at Orrville (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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