The Mennonite - August, 2004

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, August 3, 2004, pages 27-28, Vol. 7, No. 15.

Gascho-. Harry, 91, Goshen, Ind., died June 29. Spouse: Elva F. Newswanger Gascho. Parents: Joseph O. and Jacobina Roth Gascho. Children: Mary Beth Coffey, Timothy, Luke; seven grandchildren. Funeral: July 3 at Greencroft Meetinghouse, Goshen.

Hieser-. Margaret, 90, Foosland, Ill., died June 28. Spouse: Vernon Hieser. Parents: David and Nora Wagner Ulrich. Children: Judy Hershberger, Sharon, Ken, Sally Gaff; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.

Hofstetter-. Ward, 87, Orrville, Ohio, died June 22 following a six-month illness. Spouse: Elsie Smith Hofstetter. Parents: Wilson and Lillie Schantz Hofstetter. Children: John, Jim, Diane; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 4 at Orrville Mennonite Church.

Kauffman-. Donald, 73, Apple Creek, Ohio, died June 7 of heart failure. Spouse: Ila Kauffman. Parents: Glenn and Edna Birkey Kauffman. Children: Arlis, Merle, Wendel, Warren: eight grandchildren. Funeral: June 11 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.

Krall-. C. Richard "Dick", 71, West Lafayette, Ohio, died June 3 of heart failure. Spouse: (1st) Mary Jean Krall (deceased), (2nd) Irene Krall. Parents: Carl and E. Ruth Krall. Children: Carl, Michael, Steven; four step-children; nine grandchildren. Funeral: June 8 at First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Kulp-. Paul O., 84, Sellersville, Pa., died July 7. Spouse: Lenore Laubach Kulp. Parents: Hiram and Esther Ellen Overholt Kulp. Funeral: July 10 at Deep Run East Mennonite Church, Perkasie, Pa.

Leichty-. Martha Dix, 83, Grabill, Ind., died June 30. Spouse: Herman Leichty (deceased). Parents: Melville and Florence Dix. Children: Kathleen Spiering, David; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 6 at Hockemeyer Funeral Home, Harlan, Ind.

Martin-. Carl Eugene, 61, Centennial, Colo., died June 28 of metastatic thyroid cancer. Spouse: (1st) Delores Thon Martin, (2nd) Karen Hjelmstad Martin. Parents: Alvin and Elva Bowman Martin. Children: Doug Ball, Emily. Funeral: July 5 at First Mennonite Church, Denver, Colo.

Mathely-. Betty Jane Smull, 61, Evans, Colo., died June 23 of a heart attack. Spouse: Herman Mathely (deceased). Parents: Lester and Mae Schmehl Smull. Children: Jeff Orosz, Francis Orosz, Melissa Orosz; stepchildren: James, Tina Thrower; 17 grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at Greeley (Colo.) Mennonite Church.

Nussbaum-. Lee, 85, Smithville, Ohio, died June 21. Spouse: Adah Shoup Nussbaum (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Edna Amstutz Nussbaum. Children: Darrel, Delmar, Howard, Myrna Ramseyer, Marge Warkentin, Martha Ramseyer; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 24 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.

Pauls-. Frieda Dirks, 96, Inman, Kan., died July 2. Spouse. Curt W. Pauls (deceased). Parents: Klaas and Marie Franz Dick. Children: Lester, Donna Pauls Willems, Loren; 12 grandchildren: 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman.

Peachey-. Elsie A., 98, Belleville, Pa., died July 1. Spouse: Emanuel B. Peachey (deceased). Parents: Thomas J. and Jemima R. Yoder Peachey. Children: Miriam L. "Mim". Memorial service: July 4 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Plett-. Jacob, 85, Inman, Kan., died July 6. Spouse: Annie Plett. Parents: Wilhelm Plett and Margaretha Harder. Children: Gary, Margaret Swanner, Janice Claussen; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 in Inman.

Rocke-. Ethel Diebel, 91, Princeton, Ill., died July 2. Spouse: Eldon Rocke (deceased). Parents: John and Margaret Hartman Diebel. Children: Elaine Gerber, Virgil, Jewel Kamita; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 10 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill.

Stutzman-. Barbara K. Vogt, 64, Hesston, Kan., died July 6 of cancer. Spouse: Douglass Stutzman. Parents: Harvey O. and Mary Helen Ewy Vogt. Children: David, Kathy Stutzman Ropp, Steven; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Thiessen-. Sara, 83, Inman, Kan., died June 15. Spouse: Abe Thiessen. Parents: George Regehr and Mary Pauls. Children: Shirley Kroeker, Sharon Vannorsdel, Sandy Horton, Carol Lightner, Keri Miller. Funeral: June 18 in Inman.

Voth-. Linda Nattier, 54, Goessel, Kan., died June 8 of a heart attack. Spouse: Jerry Voth. Parents: Marion and Ida Nattier. Children: Carolyn, J.J. Funeral: June 12 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Waltner-. Homer E., 84, Freeman, S.D., died June 29. Spouse: Martha Fast Waltner. Parents: Edward J. B. and Anna L. Tschetter Waltner. Children: Everett, Geraldine Butkus; seven grandchildren. Funeral: July 2 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

The Mennonite, August 17, 2004, pages 26, 28, Vol. 7, No. 16.

Alderfer-. Edwin S., 82, Goshen, Ind., died May 21. Spouse: Helen Wade Alderfer. Parents: Franklin and Maria Stover Alderfer. Children: Ann Kauffman, Faith, Mary, Amy; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 23 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Arner-. Daryl, 52, Orrville, Ohio, died July 18 of cancer. Spouse: Sandra Sutliff Arner. Parents: James and Loretta Krabill Arner. Children: Kenneth, Phil. Funeral: July 22 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio.

Blosser-. Dorothy Nice, 72, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 19 of cancer. Spouse: Rev. Glendon L. Blosser. Parents: Henry and Lulu Nice. Children: Floyd, Diane Burkholder, Phil, Myron; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: June 22 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Bucher-. Harold Musselman, 80, Bellefontaine, Ohio, died July 20. Spouse: Florence Yothers Bucher. Parents: B. L. and Mabel Musselman Bucher. Children: Rachel Kauffman, David, Carol Bixler, Dale (deceased); nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. There will be no funeral.

Carson-. Bernice, 67, Markham, Ill., died July 10 of cancer. Spouse: L.A. Carson (deceased). Parents: Zelmar Moore and Virginia Buckingham. Children: Joyce, Leon; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 15 at Community Mennonite Church, Markham.

Craig-. Robert R., 81, Elkhart, Ind., died July 12. Spouse: Martha Craig. Parents: Hiram D. and Sena Craig. Children: Tammie Blevins, Andrea Reich, Mary Froelich, Jim DeKoster; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 16 in Elkhart.

Epp-. Louise Susan Goossen, 88, Mountain Lake, Minn., died July 17 of a rare blood disorder. Spouse: Roy A. Epp (deceased). Parents: Peter F. and Maria Schultz Goossen. Children: Loretta Kaufman, Roy G., Darlene Pegues, Diane Harder; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 21 at First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.

Helmuth-. Vesta F. Hostetler, 93, Monroe, N.C., died July 18 of a stroke. Spouse: Gilbert Helmuth (deceased). Parents: Alvin and Mary Schloneger Hostetler. Children: Dorothy Zook, Dr. Willard; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 22 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.

Kauffman-. Retha Hostetler, 90, Goshen, Ind., died May 26. Spouse: W. Paul Kauffman (deceased). Parents: Charles and Inez Eash Hostetler. Children: Thomas, Ned, Kathy; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 29 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Lewis-. Richard A., 80, Kalona, Iowa, died July 20 of natural causes. Spouse: Verla Stocks Lewis. Parents: Roy and Editha Tibbets Lewis. Children: James, Gerald, Aline Schipper, Carol Irving, Rita Gardner; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 23 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

O'Rourke-. Aiden Russell, infant, Telford, Pa., died July 24 of premature delivery. Parents: Russell and Michelle Greiser O'Rourke. Funeral: July 30 at Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Ratzlaff-. Marvin H., 81, Henderson, Neb., died July 5. Spouse: Edna Friesen Ratzlaff (deceased). Parents: Henry J. and Anna Janzen Ratzlaff. Children: Ralph, Philip, Mary Havenridge; six grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.

Riegsecker-. Leah Smead, 96, Archbold, Ohio, died July 18. Spouse: Albert Riegsecker (deceased). Parents: Louis and Leah Smead. Children: Norman, Darold, Donnabelle Burkholder, Carol Macey; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 23 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Springer-. Nelson P., 88, Goshen, Ind., died June 16. Spouse: Betty Weber Springer. Parents: Ben and Clara Hieser Springer. Children: Ken, Joe, Beth Farrand, Tina; seven grandchildren. Funeral: June 19 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Steckly-. Civilla Kauffman, 82, Albany, Ore., died July 16. Spouse: Harold Steckly. Parents: Levi and Nettie Sharp Kauffman. Children: Larry, Bonnie Paul, Mary Steiner, Linda Emmert; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 21 at Albany (Ore.) Mennonite Church.

Troyer-. Kathryn Hartzler, 93, Goshen, Ind., died June 3. Spouse: M. Raymond Troyer (deceased). Parents: Isaiah and Amanda Fett Hartzler. Children: Betty Hartzler, Janet Yordy, Norman, Jon, Dennis, David; 16 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Greencroft Meetinghouse, Goshen.

Voth-. Elmer, 94, North Newton, Kan., died July 21. Spouse: Linda Ediger Voth (deceased). Parents: Rev. Cornelius H. and Lizzie Sperling Voth. Children: Eugene, Stanley, Elizabeth Friesen; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service: July 24 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton.

Yoder-. Ethel Oyer, 95, Goshen, Ind., died June 20. Spouse: Samuel A. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Edward and Ellen Smith Oyer. Children: Phyllis, Elaine Unzicker; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 23 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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