The Mennonite - June 2008

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, June 3, 2008, pages 26-27, Vol. 11, No. 11.

Alderfer.- Clyde J., 60, Coopersburg, Pa., died April 12. Parents: Abram C. and Catherine Johnson Alderfer. Funeral: April 19 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Bontrager.- Charlotte Miller, 74, Elkhart, Ind., died April 12 following an extended illness. Spouse: Marion Bontrager. Parents: Joni and Charlotte Kauffman Miller. Children: Jolene Lehman, Robert; five grandchildren. Funeral: April 16 at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Borgendale.- Rosalie Ruth Schroeder, 80, Wamego, Kan., died May 13. Spouse: Llewellyn V. Borgendale. Parents: Jacob I. and Anna M. Peters Schroeder. Children: Jerry, Kevin, Petty Vishnefske, Lou, Jr., Carol Hill; seven grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, Wamego.

Buerge.- Dennis, 68, Indianapolis, Ind., died May 9 of cancer. Spouse: Mildred Joann Miller Buerge. Parents: Claude and Clysta Buerge. Children: Kevin, Anissa Haywood, Karen Hanson; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Shalom Mennonite Church, Indianapolis.

Derstine.- Kermit H., 74, Denver, Colo., died March 29 of heart failure. Spouse: Sherilyn J. Derstine. Parents: Clarence F. and Mamie W. H. Derstine. Children: John Matthew, Sara Tiernan; five grandchildren. Memorial service: April 21 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Egli.- Fayetta M. Flynn, 78, Peoria, Ill., died April 30. Spouse: Chris R. Egli (deceased). Parents: Thomas and Mayme Elmore Flynn. Children: Randy, Chris, Jr., Steve, Kathi Lear, Christina M. Egli; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 6 at Metamora Mennonite Church, Metamora, Ill.

Gerber.- Caleb, 76, Canton, Ohio, died March 16 following an extended illness. Spouse: Joyce Bell Gerber. Parents: Wilbur and Mary Shutt Gerber. Children: Julie Lear, Mark; three grandchildren. Funeral: March 22 at Salem Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.

Good.- Vida Lucille King, 93, Newport News, Va., died May 3. Spouse: Ezra 0. Good (deceased). Parents: Ben B. and Martha Melinda King. Children: Galen, Cynthia Chitwood, Loretta Irby, Eldon, Marilyn Hansen, Wilfred; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 7 at Weaver's Chapel, Knoxville, Tenn.

Huebert.- John E., 62, North Lima, Ohio, died April 16. Spouse: Melva Horst Huebert. Parents: Jacob and Grace Lehman Huebert. Children: Jacob H., Mary G. Huebert. Funeral: April 20 at Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio.

Jacobs.- Merle E., 89, Smithville, Ohio, died April 9. Spouse: Elizabeth Beyeler Jacobs. Parents: Paul and Emma Trella Risch Jacobs. Funeral: April 12 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.

Landis.- John S., 93, Manheim, Pa., died May 11. Spouse: Anna S. Leakway Landis. Parents: John J. and Nora S. Stauffer Landis. Children: John L., David L., Mary Ann Ogburn; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 14 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 15 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, East Petersburg, Pa.

Nafziger.- J. Marvin, 84, Goshen, Ind., died April 29. Spouse: Edith E. Nafziger. Parents: John M. and Anna E. Litwiller Nafziger. Children: Myra J. Oswald, Diana K. Hershberger, Susan E. Bartel, John M., 10 grandchildren. Funeral: May 2 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Peachey.- LeRoy, 84, Belleville, Pa., died March 27. Spouse: Lois R. Hostetler Peachey. Parents: Moses and Rebecca Zook Peachey. Children: Shirley Roth, Dwight, Dean, Gayle Shank; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: March 29 at Barrville Mennonite Church, Reedsville, Pa.

Pollman.- Maggie, 85, Freeman, S.D., died May 9. Parents: Andrew A. and Maggie R. Hofer Pollman. Funeral: May 13 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Shope.- Marjorie E. Miller, 91, Scottdale, Pa., died April 20. Spouse: Wilson Shope (deceased). Parents: Clair and Mary Harter Miller. Children: Marjorie E. Stover, Wilma R. Ryan, Mary J. Allison, Alma G. Stoner; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 26 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.

Skinner.- Charles R. Jr., 84, McPherson, Kan., died April 20 of cancer. Elaine J. Stoneback Skinner. Spouse: Marsha Price Skinner (deceased). Parents: Charles R. and Esther Jonas Skinner. Children: Myrna D. Walline, Marva J. Griffith, CharlCie "Becky" R. Estes, Charles Skinner, Lisa M. Chapman, Michael J. Stout; eight grandchildren. Funeral: April 24 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson.

Stoltzfus.- Clarence, 87, New Holland, Pa., died May 8. Spouse: S. Kathryn Groff Kauffman Stoltzfus. Spouse: L. Rachel Becker Stoltzfus (deceased). Parents: Stephen and Sadie Kurtz Stoltzfus. Children: Dennis C., Rosalin D. Nolt, Cindy F. Berg; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Step-children: Carol Musser, Richard Kauffman, Donna Thompson; five step-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa.

Tressler.- Audrey Elaine Engle, 82, Springs, Pa., died May 1. Spouse: Elwood "Piney” Tressler. Parents: Lester and Gertrude Hersh Engle. Children: Rhonda Hershberger; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 5 at Springs Mennonite Church.

Wagner.- Evelyn Effie Beach, 94, Denver, Colo., died April 5 of multiple organ failure. Spouse: Curtis Wagner (deceased). Spouse: Clyde Barber. Parents: Ralph and Addie Beach. Children: Ron Barber, Linda Wyse, Sonja; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 10 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Yoder.- Rachel M. Miller, 71, Bronx, N.Y., died May 1 of sepsis and cellulites. Spouse: Monroe J. Yoder. Parents: Ivan J. and Delia Bender Miller. Children: Naomi Yoder-Harris, Keith; one granddaughter. Funeral: May 7 at Maple Glen Mennonite Church, Grantzville, Md.

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The Mennonite, June 17, 2008, page 27, Vol. 11, No. 12.

Bowman.- Grace Ilene Shantz, 98, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died March 28. Spouse: Solomon Bowman (deceased). Parents: Uzziah and Lydia Ann Shantz. Children: Ruth Ann Sauder; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 2 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Elmira, Ontario.

Brenner.- William E., 84, Wooster, Ohio, died May 18. Spouse: Ida Mae McFadden Yoder Brenner. Spouse: Ruth L. Hartzler Brenner (deceased). Spouse: Edna Nussbaum Brenner (deceased). Parents: Herman and Erma Brenneman Brenner. Children: Marlin Brenner, Marla Mast, Marian Beeler; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio.

Chupp.- Wayne Ray, 61, Nappanee, Ind., died May 23 of cancer. Spouse: Joan Stauffer Chupp. Parents: Ray E. and Ada M. Yoder Chupp. Children: Eric, Jeremy; one grandchild. Funeral: May 27 at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee.

Dalke.- Ferdinand Menno, 95, Aberdeen, Idaho, died May 13. Spouse: Helen Brucks Dalke. Parents: Henry and Anna Mathies Dalke. Children: Delos, Karen Dirks, Nancy Clark; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 19 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.

Duerksen.- H. Bernice Unrau, 87, Inman, Kan., died April 29. Spouse: Mildor F. Duerksen (deceased). Parents: Henry Band Unrau and Elisabeth Schroeder Unrau. Children: Larry, Merle, John, Brian; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: April 29 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kan.

Flickinger.- Teresa Kliewer, 17, Indianapolis, Ind., died May 14. Parents: Ron Flickinger and Colleen Kliewer. Siblings: Martin Flickinger. Funeral: First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis.

Godshall.- Elmer K., 89, Telford, Pa., died May 20. Spouse: Marian Moyer Godshall. Parents: William and Sallie Koffel Godshall. Children: Arlen, Larry, Ray, Darlene Knox, E. Durrell, Lori Detweiler; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 27 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Pa.

Horst.- Ida Gladys Eshleman, 94, Hesston, Kan., died May 19. Spouse: Clarence A. Horst (deceased). Parents: Adam and Cora Grove Eshleman. Children: Ruby Sawin, Twila Van Rossun, Don, Roy, Delmar; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 23 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

Hughes.- Marcus Andrew, 17, Bluffton, Ohio, died May 26 of a brain aneurysm. Parents: Donald Hughes, Susan Burkholder Collier and Everett Collier. Step-siblings: Cody Routson, Joshua Routson, Ciara Routson, Ashley Gratz-Collier, Alee Gratz-Collier. Funeral: June 2 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Kempf.- Mary Ellen, 68, Fayette, Ohio, died April 17 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Spouse: Darrel Kempf. Parents: Robert and Edna Blough Eash. Children: Rhonda Kempf, Michael, Brian, Scott; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 22 at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

King.- Dale, 90, Archbold, Ohio, died May 17. Spouse: Lucille Leichty King (deceased). Parents: Henry and Ida Weber King. Children: Dale Eugene, Barbara Dabit, Donna Kauffman, Cheryl Cron; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 20 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Jacobs.- Merle E., 89, Smithville, Ohio, died April 9, Spouse: Elizabeth Beyeler Jacobs. Parents: Paul Anthony and Emma Trella Risch Jacobs. Funeral: April 12 at Crown Hill Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.

Johnson.- Ilene Louise, 69, Perryton, Texas, died Feb. 25. Parents: Floyd Merl and Lulu Johnson. Funeral: March 1 at Perryton Mennonite Church.

Martin.- Norene Bauman, 72, Elmira, Ontario, died April 14 of cancer. Spouse: Mahlon M. Martin. Parents: Emerson and Luida Bauman. Children: Sharon Martin, Ron; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: April 18 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Elmira.

Nickel.- John W., 86, Mountain Lake, Minn., died May 29. Spouse: Edna Marie Schroeder Nickel. Parents: William T. and Maria Friesen Nickel. Children: Dorothy Friesen, Daryl, Audrey Bjerum; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 2 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.

Reschly.- Clara Elizabeth Wittrig Cannon, 91, Washington, Iowa, died May 11. Spouse: Floyd Reschly (deceased). Spouse: Charles Cannon (deceased). Parents: Howard L. and Elizabeth A. Swift Wittrig. Children: Matt Cannon, Lynn Rew; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 in Washington.

Schrock.- Paul C., 85, Middlebury, Ind., died April 25. Spouse: Dorcas Graber Schrock. Parents: Edd and Fannie Yoder Schrock. Children: Marlin Schrock, Shawn Schrock, Stephen Schrock, Chris Dyer, Brent Dyer; six grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Bonneville Mennonite Church, Bristol, Ind.

Shankland.- Valerie Anne Wilmott, 71, Indianapolis, Ind., died Feb. 8 of a pulmonary embolism. Spouse: Paul Shankland. Child: Megan Gillispie; one granddaughter. Funeral: Feb. 14 at First Mennonite Church, Indianapolis.

Sommer.- Frances Miller, 89, Bluffton, Ohio, died May 18. Spouse; Ralph I. Sommer (deceased). Parents: Roy and Myrna Walter Miller. Children: Philip, Jonathan, Mark, Rebecca Ahmed; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 22 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton,

Suderman.- Richard E., 79, Inman, Kan., died May 25. Spouse: Mildred Frey Suderman. Parents: Herman H. and Edna Ensz Suderman. Children: Cheryl Wiens, Debra Whitermore, Deann Wiggers; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 28 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Zehr.- Ruth Elenora Lais, 84, Goshen, Ind., died May 20. Spouse: John David Zehr (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Ellen Egli Lais. Children: Joan Link, Dianne Schaefer; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 24 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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