The Mennonite - September, 2005

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, September 6, 2005, pages 25-26, Vol. 8, No. 17.

Alliman.- Gilbert W., 86, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 3. Spouse: Mae Richard Alliman. Parents: Daniel and Sarah Wyse Alliman. Children: Kirk, June A. Yoder; three grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Greencroft Meetinghouse, Goshen.

Blauch.- Edna Waneta Moreland, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 27, Spouse: Ralph Blauch (deceased). Parents: Benjamin Cleveland and Anna Pearl Culp Moreland. Children: Nancy Reinhart, Kay Grubb, Jackie Deputy; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 30 at Weavers Cemetary, Harrisonburg.

Detweiler.- Dorothy Bishop, 73, Telford, Pa., died Aug. 11. Spouse: Willard Detweiler. Parents: Russell and Jennie Andrews Bishop. Children: Gary, Gail Krady; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 15 at Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa.

Franz.- Leonard, 84, Spokane, Wash., died July 30. Parents: Julius A. and Agatha Dyck Franz. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Menno Mennonite Church, Ritzville, Wash.

Gerber.- Bonnie Jean Payne, 92, Waynesboro, Va., died July 18 of pancreatic cancer. Spouse: Irvin Daniel Gerber (deceased). Parents: James Absolom and Maggie Mashburn Payne, Children: Daniel, David, Carolyn Martin, Rosemary King, Barbara Tapping, Nancy Ross, Bonnie Bennett; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 25 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio.

Hooley.- Donella Yoder, 80, Hubbard, Ore., died Aug. 5, Spouse: Edwin Hooley (deceased). Parents: Christian G. and Mayme Hostetler Yoder. Children: Kenneth, Ed; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard.

Kratz.- Eva L. Ruth, 96, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 18. Spouse: Irvin L Kratz (deceased). Parents: Henry and Mary Landes Ruth. Children: Ruth Long, Mary Swartley, Robert; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 22 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel.

Krueger.- Jacob J., 84, Altona, Man., died July 2. Spouse: Anne Hamm Krueger. Parents: John and Margaret Hamm Krueger. Children: Carol Thiessen, Verona Thiessen; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 5 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Mabe.- Esther Wyse, 96, Wayland, Iowa, died June 14. Spouse: William Mabe (deceased). Child: Mildred Wolfe; two grandchildren. Funeral: June 16 at Gay and Ciha Funeral Home, Iowa City, Iowa.

Marshall.- Edgar, 81, Centennial, Colo., died July 30 of cancer. Spouse: (1st) Winnifred Marshall (deceased), (2nd) Rachel Driver Marshall. Parents: George and Jeanette Gordon Marshall.Children: Phyllis Shung, Robert, Joycelyn Dookwah; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Maust.- Viola Tressler, 87, Springs, Pa., died Aug. 11. Spouse: John E. Maust (deceased). Parents: John and Annie Eichorn Tressler. Children: Dale, Karen; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 14 in Springs, Pa.

Nolt.- Mervin H., 87, Lititz, Pa., died July 12 of cancer. Spouse: Susan M. Buckwalter Nolt. Parents: Harlan G. and Nettie Hess Nolt Children: Rachel Ann Rensberger, Jack, Linda S. Helmus, Joe E.; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 18 at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz.

Ross.- Daniel Webster, 74, Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 4 of cancer. Spouse: Velma Ross. Children: Janet Miller, David; two grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 7 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Stauffer.- Florence Christophel, 87, Wakarusa, Ind., died June 25. Spouse: Elmer Stauffer. Parents: Ira and Emma Loucks Christophel. Children: Joan Chupp, Kenneth. Clari; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 28 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Stoltzfus.- John Reuben, 32, Charlottesville, Va., died July 12 in an automobile accident. Spouse: Rosemary Shenk. Parents: Allen and Anne Stoltzfus. Children: Christian, Andrew, Daniel, Jacob. Funeral: July 24 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Pa.

Tisdale.- Viola Brydge, 98, Stuarts Draft, Va., died June 4. Spouse: David Tisdale (deceased). Parents: Edward and Isabelle Brydge. Funeral: June 7 at Lynside Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst, Va.

Wyse.- Olive G., 99, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 12. Parents: Amos and Luvina Gerig Wyse. Funeral: Aug. 16 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Yoder.- Charity G., 92, Belleville, Pa., died Aug. 1. Parents: Ezra M. and M. Malinda Kauffman Yoder. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

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The Mennonite, September 20, 2005, pages 26-27, Vol. 8, No. 18.

Balzer.- Victor S., 87, Inman, Kan., died Aug. 30. Spouse: Lorene Gaeddert Balzer (deceased). Parents: David D. and Agatha Siemens Balzer. Children: Ronald, Harlin, Jo Anne; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church, Inman.

Bontrager.- Dorothy, 94, Wauseon, Ohio, died Aug. 20. Parents: Daniel and Mattie Bontrager. Funeral: Aug. 27 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio. 

Bowman.- Ralph, 86, Reedley, Calif., died Aug. 24. Children: Becky Watson, Tim, Merry Titus, Carol Ebener; nine grandchildren: eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 27 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley, Calif.

Bumbaugh.- Mark William, 83, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 11. Spouse: Doris Suter Bumbaugh. Parents: Charles H. and Lydia Cook Bumbaugh. Child: Philip. Funeral: Aug. 14 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Clemens.- Lois Gunden, 90, Towamencin, Pa., died Aug. 27. Spouse: Ernest Rittenhouse Clemens. Parents: Christian J. and Agnes Albrecht Gunden. Stepchild: Pauline Fisher; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 at Dock Woods Community Chapel, Lansdale, Pa.

Collins.- Sue Anna, 89, Sarasota, Fla., died Aug. 28 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: West Collins (deceased). Children: Sue Yoder, Shirley M. Shenk, Jim; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 in Sarasota.

Cressman.- Harry Keith, 80, Peoria, Ill., died Aug. 3. Spouse: (1st) Katherine Mary Krager* (deceased), (2nd) Audrey Mussleman Cressman. Parents: Howard Alexander and Ida Snyder Cressman. Children: Karl, Eric; four grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 7 at Mennonite Church of Normal, Ill.  *[Krager should be Crager - see correction in November 1, 2005]

Gingerich.- Aldine "Bill", 89, Kalona, Iowa, died Aug. 21. Spouse: Wilma Bender Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Christian and Mary Zehr Gingerich. Children: Lucy Hostetler, Linda Miller, Leland, Frances Nafziger, Twila Miller, Brenda Stauffer; 22 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 21 at West Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.

Johnson.- Wanda Buller, 47, Geneva, Neb., died Aug. 6. Spouse: Lowell Johnson. Parents: Jacob and Sophia Buller Quiring*. Children: Eric, Justin, Ross. Funeral: Aug. 11 at Farmer Mennonite Church, Geneva. *[Note: Jacob and Sophia Quiring Buller - see LP 2005 I-K]

Kleinsasser.- Anna Hofer, 96, Marion, S.D., died May 20. Spouse: Joe D. Kleinsasser (deceased). Parents: Mathias and Susanna Tschetter Hofer. Children: Leland, Jerome; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.

Krabill.- Gladys E. Johns, 90, Orrville, Ohio, died Aug. 22. Spouse: Rollin W. Krabill (deceased). Parents: Otis and Margaret Johns. Children: Richard, Joan Gross; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 28 at Beech Mennonite Church, Loiusville, Ohio.

Krueger.- Jacob J., 84, Altona, Man., died July 2. Spouse: Anne Hamm Krueger. Parents: John and Margaret Hamm Krueger. Children: Carol Thiessen, Verona Thiessen; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 5 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Leichty.- James Herman, 70, Wayland, Iowa, died July 5. Spouse: Dorothy Schrock Leichty. Parents: Herman and Florence Christener Leichty. Children: Joyce Schrock, Loran, Janice Hostetler, Brenda Roth, Barbara Jones, Edward; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland.

Longacre.- Esther Kolb, 84, Delmar, Md., died July 11. Parents: Horace and Anita Kolb Longacre. Funeral: July 15 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Mininger.- Nathaniel W., 91, Pennsburg, Pa., died Aug. 15. Spouse: Luella Smith Mininger. Parents: Elmer and Emma Willouer Mininger. Children: Janet McGuigan, Carolee Bergy; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 20 at Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa.

Rittenhouse.- Henry L., 78, Souderton, Pa, died Aug. 12. Spouse: Beulah Hendricks Rittenhouse. Parents: Harvey and Mary Lapp Rittenhouse. Children: Dennis, Dale, Dean; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 16 at Rocky Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa.

Rupp.- Bueta Yoder, 72, Pettisville, Ohio, died Aug. 15. Spouse: Marlin Rupp. Parents: Oscar and Frieda Zaerr Yoder. Children: Monica Zimmerman, Gary, Jean, Diane Kempf, Carol Hines, Eileen Rufenacht, Arnie, Tom: 18 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 18 at North Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Snyder.- Kevin Dale, 36, Peoria, Ill*., died July 29. Parents: Eldon and Mary Grieser Snyder. Funeral: Aug. 6 at Trinity Church, Glendale, Ariz. *[Correction: Peoria, Ariz. See October 18, 2005]

Springer.- Catherine Yoder, 93, Gibson City, Ill., died Aug. 10. Spouse: Aaron Springer (deceased). Funeral: Aug. 13 in Fisher, Ill.

Widmer.- Maynard G., 88, Wayland, Iowa, died July 21 of a heart attack. Spouse: Bessie Bawel Widmer (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Mary Graber Widmer. Children: Kate Shantz, John, Lois A.; three grandchildren. Funeral: July 28 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland.

Yoder.- Grace Viola, 81, Canby, Ore., died Aug. 18 due to complications from a stroke. Spouse: Charles Yoder. Parents: Sam and Elizabeth Schrock. Children: Patricia, Jan Raber; three grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard, Ore.

Yoder.- Robert D., 75, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 27. Spouse: Lois Peachey Yoder. Parents: Dorsey V. and Bertha Yoder. Children: Karen Dean, Kent, Doug, Kim; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 30 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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