The Mennonite - October 2009
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, October 6, 2009, pages
26-28, Vol. 12, No. 18.
Amstutz.- Frederick D., 80,
Bluffton, Ohio, died Sept. 1. Spouse: Mary Schmidt Amstutz. Parents:
Ezra and Etta Davidson Amstutz. Children: Daniel, James, Steven, Peter;
13 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 4 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Barnes.- Andrew Clark,
Paradise, Pa., was born and died June 3. Parents: Thadeus and Charlotte
Beiler Barnes. Funeral: June 6 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen,
Baugher.- Mary Elizabeth, 80,
Harrisonburg, Va., died May 29. Parents: Grover C. and Tessie McDorman
Baugher. Funeral: June 1 at Mount Clinton Mennonite Church, Mount
Beck.- Frieda L. Short, 94,
Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 14. Spouse: Herman Beck (deceased). Parents:
Henry R. and Eliza Eicher Short. Children: Merle, Carolyn King; seven
grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 19 at Fairlawn
Haven Chapel, Archbold, Ohio.
Beck.- Marlene Fay Wyse, 71,
Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 15. Spouse: Lowell Beck. Parents: Daniel
"Digger" and Marjory Werder Wyse. Children: Judi Gongwer, Jan Sears;
seven grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 21 at Lockport Mennonite Church,
Becker.- Edwin, 98, Goessel,
Kan., died Aug. 25. Spouse: Elma Wenger Becker (deceased). Spouse:
Arletta Selzer Becker (deceased). Spouse: Norma Goering Becker
(deceased). Parents: David and Elizabeth Schultz Becker. Children:
Elizabeth Hershberger, Martha Yoder, Daniel; nine grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Whitestone Mennonite Church,
Cook.- Lester Marcus, 94,
Denver, Colo., died June 21. Spouse: Irene Elizabeth Shank Cook
(deceased). Parents: Harry and Ida Cook. Children: Donnis Pallaoro,
Dale, Daryl, Duane; one grandson. Memorial service: July 12 at Glennon
Heights Mennonite Church, Lakewood, Colo.
Culp.- Elwood, 86, Goshen,
Ind., died July 25. Spouse: Melba Bechtel Culp. Spouse: Martha Card
Culp (deceased). Parents: Noble and Minnie Sheets Kauffman. Children:
Jan L. Durand, Jerry E. Culp, Nancy Miller, Cindy Burge, Jack Bechtel;
12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 28 at Eighth
Street Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Freed.- Ida Mae Delp, 95,
Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 16. Spouse: Henry K. Freed (deceased).
Parents: Samuel and Anna Mininger Delp. Children: Henry, Russell,
Ralph, Ronald; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug.
18 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Frey.- John David, 48,
Vancouver, British Columbia, died Aug. 6. Parents: Amsey and Ina Bauman
Frey. Children: Aila Frey. Funeral: Aug. 24 at St. Jacobs Mennonite
Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Friesen.- Mamie Mae Pankratz,
86, Henderson, Neb., died Aug. 19. Spouse: Paul L. Friesen (deceased).
Parents: Henry and Tena Janzen Pankratz. Children: Tim, Sherryl
Friesen, Carol Kroeker, Cindy Huebert; 11 grandchildren; 10
great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 22 at Bethesda Mennonite
Funk.- Nelson P., 75,
Hillsboro, Kan., died Aug. 25 of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Mary Jane
Unruh Funk. Parents: Arthur and Katherine Pankratz Funk. Children:
Denise, Steve; two grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Trinity Mennonite
Grove.- Eunice Goldie, 81,
Lyndhurst, Va., died Aug. 31. Parents: Isaac E. and Emma Wenger Grove.
Funeral: Sept. 6 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Hamsher.- Reuben A., 86,
Sugarcreek, Ohio, died Sept. 4. Spouse: Mabel Miller Hamsher. Parents:
Milo and Ollie Miller Hamsher. Children: Art, Don, Gayle Lehti; eight
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 6 at Walnut Creek
Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.
Hiebert.- Annie D. Dick, 102,
Moundridge, Kan., died Sept. 2. Spouse: Albert Hiebert (deceased).
Parents: Klaas and Anna Wiens Dick. Funeral: Sept. 4 at Memorial Home,
Kanagy.- Bertha M. Kauffman,
83, Belleville, Pa., died Aug. 8. Spouse: Chester J. Kanagy (deceased).
Parents: Joseph J. and Fannie Swarey Kauffman. Children: Sharon
Green, Carolyn French, James D.; two grandsons, four
step-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13 at Beth-El Mennonite Church,
Kauffman.- Roy I., 98,
Princeton, Ill., died Sept. 12. Spouse: Helen Nafziger Kauffman.
Spouse: Eunice Albrecht Kauffman (deceased). Parents: Noah Daniel and
Katherine Egli Kauffman. Children: Susan Kauffman Cater, George, 12
step-children; eight grandchildren; 26 step-grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16 at
Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill.
Kaufman.- Geneva Stucky Wedel,
88, McPherson, Kan., died Aug. 2. Spouse: Marlin Wedel (deceased).
Spouse: A.K. Kaufman (deceased). Parents: Chris L. and Martha Graber
Stucky. Children: Allen Wedel, Joleen Pauls, Randall, Mary Ellwood;
seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 6 at First
Mennonite Church, McPherson.
Kneller.- Anna Fels, 80,
Quakertown, Pa., died June 25 of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Ralph T.
Kneller (deceased). Parents: Ernest and Rose Wolf Fels. Children:
Willard; two grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 30
at Funk Funeral Home, Quakertown.
Krehbiel.- Ben, 88, Moundridge,
Kan., died Aug. 17 of organ failure. Spouse: Jeanne K. Vogt Krehbiel.
Children: Richard J., Nancy J. Krehbiel Pierson; two grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 20 at West Zion Church,
Leasa.- Kenneth Varden, 60,
Downingtown, Pa., died Aug. 4 of brain cancer. Spouse: Marie Marguerite
Moy Leasa. Parents: William Kenneth and Betty Brackbill Leasa.
Children: Adrienne Leasa, Jennifer Leasa. Funeral: Aug. 8 at Frazer
Mennonite Church, Frazer, Pa.
Lukeman.- D. Ellen Keim, 75,
Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 1. Spouse: Donald L. Lukeman. Parents: Abe and
Susan Troyer Keim. Child: Stephanie Priem; two grandchildren. Funeral:
Sept. 5 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Mast.- Miriam Stoltzfus, 94,
Ephrata, Pa., died June 9. Spouse: Levi W. Mast (deceased). Parents:
Mast and Mary Beiler Stoltzfus. Children: Nelda Grader, Job, Joanna
Beidler, Mary Guntz, Martha Snavely, Philip, Nathaniel, Timothy,
Vincent, Ada Kauffman, Nevin, Naomi Moyer, Clifford; 36 grandchildren;
46 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 11 at Conestoga Mennonite Church,
Milan.- Lowell Miller, 74,
Millersburg, Ohio, died Aug. 24 following heart surgery. Parents:
Chauncey Charles and Avora Weaver Miller. Funeral: Aug. 27 at Martins
Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg.
Nafziger.- Eugene E., 82,
Delavan, Ill., died Aug. 29. Spouse: Emily Stanwood Nafziger. Parents:
Aaron and Ella Bachman Nafziger. Children: Debra Becker, Sue Dolan,
Kathy Browning, Steve Nafziger; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 4 at
Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.
Nafziger.- Maurice "Mose" D.,
80, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 13. Spouse: Donna Schmucker Nafziger.
Parents: Raymond and Dora Short Nafziger. Children: Rodney, Victoria
Zimmer, Dawn Huebner, Dwight; nine grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 17 at Lockport Mennonite Church,
Nauman.- Kenneth E., 72,
Arcadia, Fla., died Sept. 15 of cancer. Spouse: Miriam Weaver Nauman.
Parents: Jacob and Florence Shearer Nauman. Children: Dale, Donna
Weaver, Bonnie Ropp; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 18 at Bahia
Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla., and Sept. 20 at Hernley's
Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.
Rice.- Miranda Lyn Irene,
Pettisville, Ohio, was born and died on Sept. 7. Parents: Nick and
Valerie Rupp Rice. Sibling: Ashalyn Rice. Funeral: Sept. 16 at North
Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Schertz.- Helen E. Armstrong,
84, Metamora, Ill., died Sept. 5. Spouse: Chester “Chet” H. Schertz
(deceased). Parents: Phillip D. and Blanche Mae Kenyon Armstrong.
Children: Leslie D., Check H., Douglas L., Sally J. Ringenberg; 12
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 9 at Metamora
Schrock.- Simon, 82, Arthur,
Ill., died July 29. Spouse: Marie Yutzy Schrock. Parents: Yost and
Tillie Schrock. Children: Michael, Sandra Stevens; seven grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 2 at Arthur Mennonite Church.
Short.- Marie Short, 94,
Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 31. Spouse: Willard L. Short. Parents: Aaron
and Sarah Rupp Short. Child: Aden J.; four grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Lockport Mennonite Church,
Slaubaugh.- Marvin Dale, 74,
Wellman, Iowa, died Sept. 4. Spouse: Alma Grace Miller Slaubaugh.
Parents: Jacob Arthur and Mary Anna Yoder Slaubaugh. Children: Kenton
J., Cathy Murray, James Dewy Nelson; two grandchildren. Funeral: Sept.
9 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.
Smucker.- P. Mark, 62,
Indianapoiis, Ind., died Sept. 16, of leukemia. Spouse: Jeanne Marie
Rhoades Smucker. Parents: Paul and Ella Pearl Smucker. Children:
Bethany Martin, Jose Miguel, Rachei Argabrite, Jabar; three
grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 19 at Shalom Mennonite Church,
Snider.- Wilson Solomon, 88,
Alanson, Mich., died Aug. 24, of kidney failure. Spouse: Barbara Susan
Gregory Snider. Parents: David and Lizzie Brubacher Snider. Children:
Wesley, Jacob, Audrey Yell, Sara; seven grandchiidren; seven
great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 27
at Maple River Mennonite Church, Brutus, Mich.
Springer.- Doris Jean Nafziger,
84, Delevan, Ill., died Aug. 23. Spouse: Mahlon A. Springer. Parents:
C. Ralph and Katherine Eichelberger Nafziger. Children: Jane Litwiller,
Jill Diekhoff, Alane Mefford, Debbie Baker, Dan; six grandchildren.
Funeral: Aug. 27 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.
Stoltzfus.- Marlin R., 64,
Christiana, Pa., died Aug. 18 of cardiopulmonary arrest. Parents: Henry
S. and Edna M. Umble Stoltzfus. Children: Arlin, Michele Barr; five
grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 22 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church,
Stonesifer.- Lydia A. Sharp,
71, Mount Joy, Pa., died Aug. 25 of cancer. Spouse:
David C. Stonesifer (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Mary Byler Sharp.
Child: Carol Stein. Funeral: Aug. 28 at Landisville Mennonite Church,
Unruh.- Leona E. Nickel, 100,
Newton, Kan., died Sept. 10. Spouse: Theodore Unruh (deceased).
Parents: Peter P. and Susanna Schmidt Nickel. Children: Virgil, Bonnie
Enns; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14 at
Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.
Unzicker.- Goldie S. Mishler,
99, Eureka, Ill., died June 20, of congestive heart failure. Spouse:
Andrew Unzicker (deceased). Parents: Wesley and Emma Schrock Mishler.
Children: Violet Zoss, Marilyn Stauffer; 11 grandchildren; 20
great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 24
at Roanoke Mennonite Church, Eureka.
Weaver.- Arthur, 85, Tempe,
Ariz., died Aug. 31. Spouse: Esther Hartzler Oyer Weaver. Spouse: Joan
Yoder Weaver (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Laura Johns Weaver.
Children: Timothy, Thomas, Brent; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 4
at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Wolfe.- Todd A., 44, Ephrata,
Pa., died Sept. 10 of a brain tumor and complications. Spouse: Deanne
L. Stephan Wolfe. Parents: Ray A. and Mary Lou Wyble Wolfe. Children:
Bethany Wolfe, Addison Wolfe. Funeral: Sept. 19 at Landis Valley
Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.
Wyse.- Donald J., 92, Archbold,
Ohio, died Aug. 20. Spouse: Fern B. Stuckey Wyse. Parents: Jefferson C.
and Emma Short Wyse. Children: Ross, Roxanna Kauffman, Ronda Doehrmann;
eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 25 at
Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Wyse.- Fern B. Stuckey, 88,
Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 20. Spouse: Donald J. Wyse. Parents: Daniel
and Velma Christner Stuckey. Children: Ross, Roxanna Kauffman, Ronda
Doehrmann; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug.
25 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Zook.- John Edwin, M.D., 84,
Portland, Ore., died Aug. 14, of a thoracic aortic aneurysm. Spouse:
Jeanne Pierson look. Parents: Abram Eyster and Frances Eunice Brenneman
Zook. Children: Rebecca Claire Roth, Daniel John, Paul Michael; 11
grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Peace
Mennonite Church, Portland.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
The Mennonite, October 20, 2009, pages
26-27, Vol. 12, No. 19.
Bontrager.- Caroline Jennifer,
Kalona, Iowa, was stillborn on Aug. 27. Parents:
Derek and Nici Beachy Bontrager. Funeral: Aug. 29 in Kalona.
Buller.- Peter W., 84, Goshen,
Ind., died Aug. 28 of injuries sustained in a fall. Spouse: Gladys E.
Klassen Buller. Parents: Peter and Anna Buller. Children: James,
Charles, Jeanette Slater; five grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 at
Silverwood Mennonite Church.
Droz.- David Thomas, 59,
Kalona, Iowa, died Oct. 1. Spouse: Joette Yoder Droz. Parents: Jack and
Madonna Trudo Droz. Child: Kimberly Leaton. Funeral: Oct. 4 at Wellman
Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa.
Friesen.- Nettie Martens, 92,
Altona, Manitoba, died Sept. 10. Spouse: Ernest Friesen (deceased).
Parents: Peter and Katherine Derksen Martens (deceased). Children:
Dorothy Brown, Norman, Elvira Hiebert, Kenneth, and Irma Driedger; 20
grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14 at Altona
Bergthaler Mennonite Church.
Kolb.- Homer, 78, Phoenixville,
Pa., died July 12 of complications from cardiac surgery. Spouse: Clara
Moyer Kolb. Parents: Jacob Funk and Climena Ehst Kolb. Children:
Christine Balmer, Joan Kucharik, Marcus; eight grandchildren. Funeral:
July 18 at Vincent Mennonite Church, Spring City, Pa.
Nofziger.- Denver J., 72,
Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 20 of injuries sustained in an automobile
accident. Spouse: Evelyn Stalter Nofziger. Parents: Clifford and Irene
Short Nofziger. Children: Kathy Rupp, Gary, Neil, Rex, Keith; 11
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at North
Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Owen.- Eva Mae Martin, 93,
Valparaiso, Ind., died Sept. 18. Spouse: Ray D. Owen (deceased).
Parents: William and Amelia Birky Martin. Children: Beverly Gibson,
Larry, Terry, Diane Costas; 16 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren;
10 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 20 at Hopewell
Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind.
Schlabach.- Sara Ann Kauffman,
73, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Theron Frederick Schlabach.
Parents: John and Mina Edelman Kauffman. Children: Gerald, J. Carlyle,
Roderic, Kristina Johnson; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral: Sept. 15 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Schmucker.- Leonard E., 86,
Louisville, Ohio, died Sept. 8 of cancer. Spouse:
Lucille F. Sommers Schmucker. Parents: Elmer and Ada Maurer Schmucker.
Children: Lillian Badrak, Marvin, Myrna Reiser, Carol Fite, Darrel,
Ron; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 11 at Beech Mennonite Church,
Swartz.- Edna E. Breneman, 96,
West Liberty, Ohio, died Sept. 1. Spouse: Vernon Swartz (deceased).
Parents: Christian and Rose Berry Breneman. Children: Stevan, Dianne
Liles, Marjorie Paulson; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 5 at Pike Mennonite
Church, Elida, Ohio.
Umble.- Leroy D., 88, Atglen,
Pa., died Sept. 24. Spouse: Fern O. Umble. Parents: John G. and Ada S.
Umble. Children: Gerald, Mary Ann Hess, Evanna Hess, Ivan, Marlin,
Doris McCreary, William; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Funeral: Sept. 29 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, Pa.
Witmer.- Anson, 88, Elkhart
County, Ind., died Oct. 2. Spouse: Fern Weaver Witmer (deceased).
Parents: Walter and Alma Witmer. Children: Donald, Devon, Marvin, Carl,
Betty Weldy; 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct.
6 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
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