The Mennonite - June, 2002

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, June 4, 2002, pages 25-26, Vol. 5, No. 11.

Aeschliman.- Elton J., 80,Wauseon, Ohio, died May 9. Spouse: Florence Aeschliman. Parents: Benjamin and Mary Aeschliman (deceased). Other survivors: children Reed, Carma Yoder, Merna Bower, Lila Zellers, Vonda Rickard; eight grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.

Alderfer.- Florence Smith, 101, Souderton, Pa, died May 3. Spouse: Allen Alderfer (deceased). Survivors: children Robert, Merrill; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton.

Bergen.- Alfred, 75, Henderson, Neb., died May 6. Parents: Detrich and Elizabeth Ott Bergen (deceased). Funeral: May 9 at Lewis Funeral Chapel, Henderson.

Burcky.- Ruth Williamson, 97, Bluffton, Ohio, died May 11. Spouse: Andrew "A.C." Burcky (deceased). Parents: Howard and Tressa Spangler Williamson (deceased). Survivors: children William, Jean Ann Burkholder; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 14 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Byler.- Chester L., 79, Montrose, Colo., died May 10. Spouse: Miriam Smoker Byler. Parents: Daniel and Amanda Summers Byler (deceased). Other survivors: children James, Janice Auker, Jason, Jon; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at Valley Baptist Church, Montrose.

Cory.- Roseanne, 37, Perkasie, Pa, died May 5, drowning in a boating accident. Parents: Roseanne (deceased) and Donald J. Cory. Funeral: May 14 at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Eby.- Russell B., 91, Wakarusa, Ind., died May 7 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: (1st) Ellen Christophel Eby (deceased); (2nd) Mary Leichty Eby. Parents: Mervin and Goldie BeMiller Eby (deceased). Other survivors: children Clare, Jeanette Hostetler; stepchildren James Leichty, Rachel Pittman, Janice Leichty; two grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren;two great-grandchildren; five stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral: May 11 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Ediger.- Irven M., 82, Burrton, Kan., died March 27. Spouse: Helen Ediger. Parents: David and Annie Martens Ediger (deceased). Other survivors: children Robert, Teresa Schrag, Lauren Zerger; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: March 30 at Buhler (Kan.) Mennonite Church.

Eigsti.- N. Jean Litwiller, 74, Buda, Ill., died May 2 of heart failure and complications from chemotherapy. Parents: Albert and Verna Conrad Litwiller (deceased). Survivors: children Eldon, Donna Roth, Calvin; seven grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill.

Frey.- Jesse, 85, Archbold, Ohio, died April 30. Spouse: Helen Beck Frey. Parents: Aaron and Anna Rupp Frey (deceased). Other survivors: children Rodney, Jeanette Whitehead, Gloria Graber, Charlotte Loetz; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 3 at Stryker, Ohio.

Ganger.- Beulah Pletcher, 77, Goshen, Ind., died May 5. Spouse: Earl Ganger (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Sadie Pletcher (deceased). Survivors: children R. James, Rachel Adams; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 8 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Gierman.- Ada Steiner, 90, Bluffton, Ohio, died May 1. Spouse: Karl Gierman. Parents: Noah and Susan Gerig Steiner (deceased). Other survivors: nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 4 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Goertzen.- Albert, 92, Henderson, Neb, died May 9. Spouse: Velma Goertzen. Parents: John P. and Elizabeth Regier Goertzen (deceased). Other survivors: children Larry, Virginia Guhr; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Greene.- Lois McGee, 91, Sellersville, Pa., died March 6. Spouse: John W. Greene (deceased). Survivors: children J. James, Donald; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 11at Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pa.

Holzrichter.- Jacob "Jake" A., 92, Buhler, Kan., died April 26. Spouse: (1st) Anna C. Regier Holzrichter (deceased); (2nd) Katherine Regier Holzrichter. Parents: Jacob and Christina Schmidt Holzrichter (deceased). Other survivors: son Richard; step-children Anna Marie Harder, Katherine Kaufman, Marlene Bachtel, Carla Singer, Kristine Regier; two grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild. Funeral: April 30 at Buhler Mennonite Church.

Kiereta.- Matthew Anthony, 75, Downers Grove, Ill., died April 17. Spouse: Ruth Bean Kiereta. Parents: John and Johanna Kiereta (deceased). Other survivors: daughter Meg Kadzik; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 26 at Downers Grove.

Loewen.- Eleanor, 63, Winnipeg, died March 20. Parents: Martin and Sara Neumann Loewen (deceased). Funeral: March 30 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Winnipeg.

Miller.- Anna Miller, 90, Middlebury, Ind., died April 15. Spouse: Harley P. Miller (deceased). Parents: Christ and Lydia Miller Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Eloise Kauffman, Billy, Don; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 19 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Musselman.- Miriam F., 89, Souderton, Pa., died May 11. Spouse: Clarence Musselman. Parents: Abram and Hannah Landis Freed (deceased). Other survivors: children Gladys Clemens, Evelyn Burckhart, Ruth Ann Derstine, Pauline Reshetar;15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 16 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

Nissley.- Audrey Miller, 41, Kalona, Iowa, died April 29 of a stroke. Spouse: Cecil Nissley. Parents: Henry E. (deceased) and Barbara Swantz Miller. Other survivors: children Denton, Monica, April. Funeral: May 2 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona.

Penner.- Mathilda Janzen, 91, Henderson, Neb., died May 8. Spouse: Jake R. Penner (deceased). Parents: David A. and Anna Friesen Janzen (deceased). Survivors: children Lauren, Shirley Buller, Berdine Buller, Joanne Buller; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 11 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Schaer.- Chris, 73, Princeville, Ill., died May 14. Spouse: Mildred Daum Schaer. Parents: Jacob and Magdalena Risius Schaer (deceased). Other survivors: children Linda Lange, Lynette Kepley; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 18 at Calvary Mennonite Church, Washington, Ill.

Smith.- Florence Miller Groff, 89, Lancaster, Pa., died April 20. Spouse: (1st) Irvan W. Groff (deceased); (2nd) Grant A. Smith (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Lydia Dull Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Violet Forrey, Anna Zimmerman, Norma Gehman, Irvan Groff, John Groff, Carl Groff; 17 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at Mennonite Home, Lancaster.

Stahl.- Willis "Bill" Leroy, 84, West Unity, Ohio, died April 17. Spouse: Agnes Kathleen Prough Stahl. Parents: Charles and Esther Reber Stahl (deceased). Other survivors: daughter Joyce Yoder; one grandchild. Funeral: April 20 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Stoll.- Danny, 54, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 20 of a heart attack. Spouse: Joyce Slaubaugh Stoll. Parents: Daniel and Lydia Swartzentruber Stoll. Other survivors: children Craig, Hugh, Gordon; four grandchildren. Burial: April 27 at Odon, Ind.

Stuckey.- Orville "Shorty," 85, Archbold, Ohio, died April 24. Spouse: Sadie Heishman Stuckey. Parents: Peter J. and Anna Short Stuckey (deceased). Other survivors: children Terry, Randy, Jane; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 27 at Stryker, Ohio.

Vandiver.- Irvy Snyder, 89, Albany, Ore., died May 6. Spouse: Paul Vandiver. Parents: Christian and Mary Elizabeth Kauffman Snyder (deceased). Other survivors: children Norma Eason, Dick; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Wittrig.- Gene, 55, Hopedale, Ill., died May 13. Spouse: Patricia Brown Wittrig. Parents: Howard (deceased) and Elva Wittrig. Other survivors: children Therese Lieferman-Wittrig, Tymberly, Tonya; one grandchild. Funeral: May 16 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Yoder.- Velma V. Brenneman, 89, Kalona, Iowa, died April 30. Spouse: J. Paul Yoder (deceased). Parents: William C. and Nancy Miller Brenneman (deceased). Survivors: children Carol Hochstedler, Lowell; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 3 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Yost.- Lillian Sandiford, 92, Sellersville, Pa., died May 9. Spouse: Malcolm W. Yost (deceased). Parents: William and Alice Shaw Sandiford (deceased). Survivors: children Andrea Hoot, Malcolm; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 14 at Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa.

Ziegler.- Cindy Lou, 35, Lansdale, Pa., died May 11. Parents: Harold W. and Judith Ann Allebach Ziegler. Funeral: May 15 at Dock Woods Community Chapel, Lansdale.

Ziegler.- Sadie, 96, Souderton, Pa., died April 10 of a stroke. Survivors: son Donald; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 15 at Souderton.

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The Mennonite, June 18, 2002, pages 26-27, Vol. 5, No. 12.

Detweiler.- Ben, 90, Leonard, Mo., died March 25. Spouse: Barbara Miller Detweiler. Parents: Valentine and Catherine Slagel Detweiler (both deceased). Other survivors: children Orval, Carolyn Sue Swartzendruber; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 29 at Mount Pisgah Mennonite Church, Leonard.

Eisenbeis.- Olga Schrag, 97, Freeman, S.D., died May 27. Spouse: Richard Eisenbeis (deceased). Parents: John and Maria Graber Schrag (both deceased). Survivors: daughter LaNae Waltner; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: June 7 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Friesen.- Nettie Mierau, 87, Henderson, Neb., died May 27. Spouse: Gus O. Friesen (deceased). Parents: John L. and Helena Klippenstein Mierau (both deceased). Survivors: children Jennie Peters, Julie Kasper, Shirley Friesen; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 30 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Harms.- Jacob E., 93, Newton, Kan., died April 9. Spouse: Edith Entz Harms. Parents: John and Karoline Schmidt Harms (both deceased). Other survivors: children Carol Lewis, Dennis; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 15 at First Mennonite Church, Newton.

Janzen.- Arthur H., 75, Newton, Kan., died April 4 of cancer. Spouse: Louise Hiebert Janzen. Parents: Cornelius and Sarah Hiebert Janzen (both deceased). Other survivors: children Darryl, Larry, Terry (T.J.), Cheryl Sauerwein; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: April 8 at First Mennonite Church, Newton.

Logan.- John Millard, 92, Apache, Ariz., died April 25. Spouse: (1st) Gertrude Claus Logan (deceased); (2nd) Zella Hennig Logan (deceased). Parents: William and Gertrude Bell Logan (both deceased). Survivors: children Norma Gilbert, Rae Pittenger; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

Miller.- Avery Quinn, 1 day, Newton, Kan., died May 8. Parents: Forrest and Nora Goering Miller. Other survivors: sisters Olivia, Sophia. Funeral: May 11 at First Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Miller.- Daniel E., 76, Lancaster, Pa., died May 1. Spouse: Sarah Bender Miller. Parents: Fred E. and Malilda Beachy Miller. Other survivors: children David, Dan Jr.,. James, Jason, Elaine Thomas, Mary Ellen Hasselstrom, Lois Zook; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster.

Miller.- Lydia Miller, 99, Brook, Ind., died May 13. Spouse: Abner Miller (deceased). Parents: Eli and Mary Yoder Miller (both deceased). Survivors: children Mary Ulrich, Ruby Good, Marceline Leichty, Marvin, Lavonna Miller; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Burr Oak Mennonite Church, Rensselaer, Ind.

Morton.- Mildred Jean Bacon, 73, Austintown, Ohio, died May 11. Spouse: Sam Morton. Parents: Clyde and Nellie Hunt Bacon (both deceased). Other survivors: son Samuel; two grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at Lane Funeral Home, Austintown.

Musser.- Lore, 65, Goshen, Ind., died May 16. Spouse: Marvin Musser. Other survivors: children Karen, Hans. Funeral: May 25 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Pankratz.- Susie Friesen, 85, Henderson, Neb., died May 20. Spouse: Oliver W. Pankratz (deceased). Parents: Klaus and Susanna Klippenstein Friesen (both deceased). Survivors: children Robert, Shirley Dyer, Kathleen Pravecek, Susan Boden; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 24 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Pfile.- Marvin F., 76, Freeport, Ill., died May 3 of a heart attack. Spouse: Goldie Shank Pfile. Parents: William and Olive Fortner Pfile (both deceased). Other survivors: children Steve, Gary, Jeanette Murray, Garnet Nissley; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 8 at Freeport Mennonite Church.

Raymer.- Ruth Oswald, 83, Morton, Ill., died May 19. Spouse: Aaron B. Raymer (deceased). Parents: Peter and Mary Schweitzer Oswald (both deceased). Survivors: children Bonnie Larson, Sherri VanHooser; step-children Alberta Embry, Cheryl Love, Florence Rollings; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 23 at First Mennonite Church, Morton.

Schmidt.- Eldon M., 79, Newton, Kan., died May 11. Spouse: Irene Goertz Schmidt. Parents: John J. and Anna Lehrman Schmidt (both deceased). Memorial services: May 17 at First Mennonite Church, Newton.

Schumm.- Dale H., 69, Elkhart, Ind., died May 19 of cancer. Spouse: Laura Bauman Schumm. Parents: Henry and Edna Schlegel Schumm (both deceased). Survivors: children Kristine Long, Dwight; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Shetler.- Marland J., 71, Kalona, Iowa, died May 21 of interstitial fibrosis. Spouse: Lora Doolin Shetler. Parents: John and Mary Yoder Shetler (both deceased). Other survivors: children Cindy Litwiller, Carla Slaubaugh, Carol Gingerich, Jim; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 24 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Smoker.- David Renno, 86, Lititz, Pa., died May 11. Spouse: Helen Buch Smoker. Parents: Joshua Stoltzfus and Hannah Zook Beiler Smoker (both deceased). Other survivors: children Jane Davidson, Marie Breneman, Albert, Claude; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 14 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz.

Swartzendruber.- Clyde L., 75, Shickley, Neb., died May 18. Parents: Lewis and Katie Yoder Swartzendruber (both deceased). Funeral: May 21 at Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley.

Yoder.- Bonnie Miller, 69, Tempe, Ariz., died May 16. Spouse: Donald E. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Harley and Luella Miller (both deceased). Survivors: children LuAnne Hershberger, Ross; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 19 at Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Ariz.

Zimmerly.- Martha Miller, 67, Wooster, Ohio, died May 18 of cancer. Spouse: Glenn E. Zimmerly. Parents: Earl and Esther Miller (both deceased). Other survivors: children Miles Zimmerly Wiederkehr, Jeanne Jantzi; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Orrville (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

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