The Mennonite - August 2008

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, August 5, 2008, pages 26-27, Vol. 11, No. 15.
Aeschliman.- Viola Sauder, 94, Wauseon, Ohio, died July 16. Spouse: Omar Aeschliman (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Katie Nofziger Sauder. Children: Donald, Mary Gibson, Joyce Shehorn; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson. Funeral: July 19 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

Albrecht.- Alfred J., 84, Goshen, Ind., died June 23. Spouse: Miriam M. Sutter Albrecht. Parents: Aaron and Kathryn Hooley Albrecht. Children: Trish Yoder, James; four grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Borntreger.- Emma F. Frey Miller, 87, Burton, Ohio, and Apple Creek, Ohio, died July 9 following a brief illness. Spouse: Adam Borntreger (deceased). Spouse: Andrew Miller (deceased). Parents: Samuel B. and Dinah Kurtz Frey. Children: Betty Weber, Edna Faye Miller, Robert E. Miller, Bertha Gingerich, Basil Borntreger; two grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 12 at Longenecker Mennonite Church, Dundee, Ohio.

Britsch.- Irene M. Wyse, 93, Archbold, Ohio, died May 31 of colitis as a consequence of clostridium difficile. Spouse: Olen L. Britsch (deceased). Parents: William M. and Dinah J. Roth Wyse. Children: Maretta Buller, Calvin; five grandchildren. Memorial service: June 3 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Brubacher.- Richard A., 84, Kalona, Iowa, died July 4. Spouse: Maria Willer Brubacher. Parents: Alfred and Adek Orth Brubacher. Funeral: July 8 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Fast.- Erma* Justina, 95, Hesston, Kan., died June 23. Parents: David H. and Justina Warkentin Fast. Funeral: July 12 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.
Note: Name should be Erna - see MWR July 7, 2008w

Gochnauer.- Harold B., 94, Lancaster, Pa., died June 9. Spouse: Belle C. Hamsher Gochnauer (deceased). Parents: Adam H. and Myrtle Bair Gochnauer. Foster child:
Gertrude Henry; two foster-grandchildren. Funeral: June 13 at Gundel Funeral Home, Lancaster.

Gochnauer.- Viola Martin Shenk, 91, Lititz, Pa., died July 3. Spouse: Henry B. Gochnauer (deceased). Spouse: Adam M. Shenk (deceased). Parents: Mahlon W. and Elsie V. Harnish Martin. Children: Shirley A. King, Nancy L. Shenk, Jay D. Shenk, John C. Shenk; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, East Petersburg, Pa.

Heatwole.- Dorothy Frances Suter, 90, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 9. Spouse: Roy A. Heatwole. Parents: Lawrence Emanuel and Emma Pearl Showalter Suter. Children: Peggy H. Landis, James D.; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 11 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Herschberger.- Cora Kauffman, 88, Humboldt, Ill., died June 17. Spouse: Menno J. Herschberger (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Fannie Miller Kauffman. Children: Fannie Miller, Raymond, Larry, Virgil, Dorothy Nichols, Betty Dodson; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild. Funeral: June 20 at Arthur Mennonite Church, Arthur, Ill.

Hilty.- Edna Nussbuam*, 91, Dalton, Ohio, died April 3. Spouse: Paul Joseph Hilty (deceased). Parents: Sam E. and Lina Amstutz Nussbuam. Children: Kenneth, Emma Jean Yoder, Christine Welfley, Alice Metcalf, Leon; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 6 at Sonnenburg Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.
*Note: Name is Nussbaum

Keim.- Albert N., 72, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 27 of complications following a liver transplant. Spouse: Kathy Fisher Keim. Parents: Noah and Sarah Miller Keim. Child: Melody Keim; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 1 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Miller.- Eli Lewis, Sr., 80, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 7. Spouse: Ruth Brubaker Hess Miller. Parents: Fred E. and Matilda Beachy Miller. Children: Jim, Phil, John, E. Lewis Jr., Jean Oswald, Louise Heintz, Marie Headings, Barb Hunt, Becky Martin; 17 grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.

Overholt.- Mabel Frances Hostetler, 95, West Liberty, Ohio, died June 23. Spouse:
Clarence Overholt (deceased). Parents: George M. and Mary Smucker Hostetler. Children: Irene Kauffman, John, Lois Overholt, Ann Mellott, Emily Overholt, Galen, Fred; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 27 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Schantz.- Esther M. Longacre, 100, Souderton, Pa., died July 4. Spouse: Erwin M. Schantz (deceased). Parents: Henry W. and Mary Alice Roth Longacre. Children: Mary Alice Conrad, Daniel; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at Swamp Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa.

Schrag.- Ada Gering, 90, Freeman, S.D., died July 5. Spouse: Paul Schrag. Parents:
Joe D. and Caroline Gering. Children: Judy Rechnagel, Mary Tecklenburg, Doug; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 9 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Tice.- Ida Cressman, 94, Telford, Pa., died July 6. Spouse: George Tice, Jr. (deceased). Parents: Frank W. and Adda Alderfer Cressman. Child: Gail Schilling; one grandchild. Funeral: July 10 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Troyer.- Martha Wenger, 92, Goshen Ind., died July 6. Spouse: Raymond Troyer. Parents: Noah and Susannah Loucks Wenger. Children: JoAnn Garber, Emmett, Richard, Franklin, Jerry, Warren; 18 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 10 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

The Mennonite, August 19, 2008, page 27, Vol. 11, No. 16.

Balzer.- Ruth Josephine Mosiman, 91, Whitewater, Kan., died July 10. Spouse: Waldo I. Balzer. Parents: Fred and Mary Ingold Mosiman. Children: Mike, Janet Franz, Larry Joe; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 14 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater.

Boettger.- Edith Yoder, 86, Tofield, Alberta, died May 27. Spouse: Marvin Boettger. Parents: David L. and Lucinda Stauffer Yoder. Children: Derril, Elwood, Jerry; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 31 at Salem Mennonite Church, Tofield.

Conrad.- Paul L., 89, Goshen, Ind., died July 17. Spouse: Nancy Hernley Conrad. Parents: Lester and Mabel Geiger Conrad. Children: Glenn, Mary Conrad Lo, Paul II, John; six grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Doerksen.- Terry L., 75, Inman, Kan., died July 28. Spouse: Lois Doerksen. Parents: Pete R. and Nettie S. Neufeld Doerksen. Children: Kim Pankratz, Kelly; nine grand-children. Funeral: July 31 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Frey.- Katherine Eicher, 88, Archbold, Ohio, died July 19. Spouse: Elias Frey (deceased). Parents: Peter and Emma Nofziger Eicher. Children: Robert, Ronald, Roger, "Suz" Wirick, Mary Wyse, Jane Thomson, Sandra Frey-Stegman, Rebecca VanHorn, Patricia Frey; 15 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 22 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Garber.- Matthew Robert, 22, Elizabethtown, Pa., died July 1 in an accidental drowning in Costa Rica. Parents: J. Todd and Debbie L. Greider Garber. Siblings: Justin, Bradley, Janelle. Memorial service: July 13 at Elizabethtown High School.

Goertz.- Henry Arnold, 59, Bristol, Ind., died June 28 of cancer. Spouse: Alice Miller Goertz. Parents: Ernest and Elma Goertz. Children: Jeremiah, Marvin, Isaiah; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 6 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Herr.- Sara Graybill, 100, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 18. Spouse: E. Grant Herr (deceased). Parents: Clayton and Bertha Shelley Graybill. Children: Kenneth D., Lowell G.; four grandchildren; three great-granchildren. Funeral: July 31 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Marner.- Walther Francis, 97, Denver Colo. and Glendale, Ariz., died April 21. Spouse: Amelia "Jo" Kathryn Troyer Marner (deceased). Parents: Gideon and Fannie Miller Marner. Children: Gary, Lowell, Kay Moser, Randy; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 26 at Glencroft, Glendale.

Miller.- Lala May Hochstetler, 91, Goshen, Ind., died June 27. Spouse: Marner Miller (deceased). Parents: Christian H. and Magdalena Shetler Hochstetler. Children: Shirley Miller, Larry, Ruth Ann Miller Brunk, Marlin; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grand-children; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: July 1 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Rheinheimer.- Floyd LaVerne, 86, Goshen, Ind., died July 7. Spouse: Irene Miller Rheinheimer. Parents: Edward and Laura Reinhardt Rheinheimer. Children: Faye Gonzalez, Anita Yoder, Lowell, Roger, Douglas; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Riegsecker.- Jesse W., 90, Middlebury, Ind., died July 14 of cancer. Spouse: Agnes Miller Riegsecker. Parents: John and Neomah Miller Riegsecker. Children: Rebecca Lee, John, Joseph, Jerry; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 18 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Short.- Rollin J., 80, Archobld, Ohio, died July 25 of a heart attack. Spouse: Lois Wagler Short. Parents: Raymond H. and Elizabeth Short Short. Children: Rhonda Stuckey, Andrew, Steven, Jan Short Litogot, Sue O'Riley, Lisa Smith; 16 grand-children; six great-grandchildren. Memorial service at a later date.

Wiebe.- Marie Jeanette Crapuchettes, 74, Whitewater, Kan., died July 11 of cancer. Spouse: Kenneth Wiebe. Parents: Eugene and Einifred Kopp Crapuchettes. Children: Matt, Heidi Wiebe, Margo Franz, Bekkey Yoder; five grandchildren. Funeral: July 19 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater.

Transcribed by:  John Ingold

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