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, Pa.

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 Clinton, Va.

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, Stryker, Ohio.

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, Hesston, Kan.

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 Church, Henderson.

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 Church, Hillsboro.

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, Moundridge.

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, Belleville, Pa.

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, Moundridge.

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, Morgantown, Pa.

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, Stryker, Ohio.

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 Mennonite Church.

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, Stryker, Ohio.

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, Indianapolis.

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, Atglen, Pa.

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, Landisville, Pa.

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, Louisville.

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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