The Mennonite - November 2009
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, November 3, 2009, pages
27-28, Vol. 12, No. 20.
Allebach.- Marvin S., 80,
Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 12. Spouse: Esther Nice Allebach. Parents:
Paul F. and Elizabeth Souder Allebach. Children: David, Philip, Janice
Ashley, Teresa Alderfer; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 19 at
Rockhill Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
Amstutz.- Anna S. Amstutz Sommer,
102, Kidron, Ohio, died Oct. 1. Spouse: Lloyd E. Sommer (deceased).
Spouse: Benjamin U. Amstutz (deceased). Parents: Daniel B. and Fannie
Zaugg Amstutz. Children: Don Sommer, Carol Yoder, Ann Troyer;
step-children: Doris North, Shirley Toole, Ken Amstutz, Gloria
Nussbaum; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; five
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 4 at Kidron Mennonite Church.
Becker.- Agnes, 93, Aberdeen,
Idaho, died Oct. 11. Parents: Peter J. and Anna Boese Becker. Funeral:
Oct. 14 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.
Bender.- Dwight G., 82, Kalona,
Iowa, died Oct. 8. Spouse: Henrietta June Hochstetler Bender
(deceased). Parents: George S. and Sarah M. Eash Bender. Children:
Julia Bender, Gloria Widmer, Donovan, Beth Bender; four grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 11 at West Union Mennonite
Church, Parnell, Iowa
Gerber.- Loretta Joy Miller,
80, Benton, Ohio, died Aug. 12 of lymphoma. Spouse:
Dennis Gerber. Parents: Dan and Mildred Miller. Children: Connie; two
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 15 at Martins
Creek Mennonite Church, Holmes County, Ohio.
Good.- Raymond M., 89, St.
Jacobs, Ontario, died Oct. 14. Spouse: Olive Snider Good. Parents:
Jacob and Irene Good. Children: Sandra Sittler, Sheri Brubacher; four
grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 18 at St. Jacobs
Hochstetler.- Audrey Swartzendruber,
88, Kalona, Iowa, died Oct. 1. Spouse: Emery J. Hochstetler (deceased).
Parents: Urie and Norma Kinsinger Swartzendruber. Children: Jim, Jane
Garber, Marla Longenecker, Bill, Angela Fretz; 11 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at West Union Mennonite Church,
Klassen.- Jerrie A. Ganger, 76,
Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 6. Spouse: Otto Dyck Klassen (deceased).
Parents: Howard and Gladys Shank Ganger. Children: Ruth Andrews, Frieda
McRae, Bess Klassen-Landis, Michelle Antioho, Suzy Elliot; 18
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at College
Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Klinger.- Doris E., 85,
Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 9. Parents: Fermer and Sarah Stuckey Klinger.
Funeral: Oct. 12 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Landes.- William W., 83,
Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 25. Spouse: Florence Rittenhouse Landes.
Spouse: Irene Doyle Landes. Parents: Bertha Cramer Landes. Children:
Darlene Hartzwell, Leslie, Dennis, Ivan, Janie Landes; step-children:
Herbert Rittenhouse, Gerald Rittenhouse, Thomas Rittenhouse, Jane
Kratz, Gail Horning; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Sept. 30 at Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa.
Miller.- Richard W., 76,
Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 2 from injuries sustained in a bicycle/car
accident. Parents: Martin J. and Carrie Sauder Miller. Funeral: Oct. 7
at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Nafziger.- Vern J., 91,
Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 13. Spouse: Evelyn Nofziger Nafziger.
Parents: Charlie and Malinda Rufenacht Nafziger. Children: Melda
Richer, Esther Badertscher, Daniel, Julia Beck, Norma Kauffman, Karleen
Behnfeldt, Marvin; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
Oct. 16 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Nice.- Clair Heckler, 76,
Harleysville, Pa., died Oct. 11 of complications following a fall.
Spouse: Mildred Hackman Nice. Parents: Elmer C. and Alma L. Heckler
Nice. Children: Dale, Tim, Doug; five grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16
at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.
Sauder.- John Allen, Jr., 54,
Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 3. Spouse: Denise Berkshire Sauder.
Parents: John Allen and Victoria Smith Sauder. Children: Dana, Ashley
Miller, Derek; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 7 at Harrisonburg
Steiner.- Elno W., 84, Goshen,
Ind., died Oct. 16 of injuries sustained in a fall. Spouse: Mabel L.
Smeltzer Steiner. Parents: Homer and Bertha Zuercher Steiner. Children:
Carol Sheerer, Gloria Hood, Charles 0., David Lee, Timothy Ray, Donald
L.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 20 at
Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Troyer.- Byron Nortell, 92,
Chandler, Ariz., died Oct. 18 of kidney failure. Spouse: Elda Kauffman
Troyer (deceased). Parents: Dr. George Selton and Katherine Sommers
Troyer. Children: George, Elizabeth, Steven; 15 grandchildren; many
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Parkview Mennonite Church,
Yancey.- Gerald M., 89, Beaver
Falls, N.Y., died Oct. 20. Spouse: Lena Catherine Lyndaker Yancey.
Parents: Edward E. and Rosella Zehr Yancey. Children: Jerry M., Dean
R., Dr. Samuel, Violet Colwell, Merle G., Orson P., Annette Halko,
Paula Zehr, Juanita Rose Yancey; 18 grandchildren; two
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24 at Lowville Mennonite Church,
Yoder.- Marilyn Ruth Weaver,
79, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died Oct. 18. Spouse: Dan R. Yoder. Parents:
Andrew and Kate Miller Weaver. Children: Tim, Tom, Colleen Yoder, Diane
Hardt, Lorie Rico; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 21 at Walnut
Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.
Zuercher.- Clayton A., 74,
Orrville, Ohio, died July 28 of injuries sustained in a lawn mower
accident. Spouse: Doris Gray Lehman Zuercher. Spouse: Alice L. Miller
Zuercher (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Emma Lehman Zuercher. Children:
Sue Schloneger, Darrel, Rita Richard; 10 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 2 at Kidron Mennonite Church,
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The Mennonite, November 17, 2009, page 28,
Vol. 12, No. 21.
Brucks.- Elva Susan Lehrman,
92, American Falls, Idaho, died Oct. 24. Spouse: Emanuel "Monk" Brucks
(deceased). Parents: Henry H. and Theresa Wiebe Lehrman. Children:
Richard, Raymond, Diane; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 31 at First Mennonite
Church, Aberdeen, Idaho.
Diener.- Esther Swartzentruber,
86, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 17. Spouse: Edward Diener. Parents: Laban
and Nanna Bender Swartzentruber. Children: Larry, David, Diane Omondi,
Margaret Diener; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three
step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 20 at West Clinton Mennonite
Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Eberly.- Kathleen "Kathy" S. Nussbaum,
42, Hershey, Pa., died Nov. 1. Spouse: Chad Eberly. Parents: Donfred
and Frances Nussbaum. Children: Kobi John, McKenzie Rae Eberly.
Funeral: Nov. 5 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.
Goering.- Milton Merl, 86,
Moundridge, Kan., died Oct. 15. Spouse: Darlene Frey Sawatzky Goering.
Parents: Jacob P. and Asta Wedel Goering. Children: Susan, David, Dean,
Mark, Steve; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. Funeral:
Oct. 18 at First Mennonite Church, McPherson, Kan.
Groff.- Margaret G. Horst, 73,
Ephrata, Pa., died Oct. 22 of cancer. Spouse: Paul S. Groff. Parents:
Samuel M. and Judith Ellen Good Horst. Children: Paul Eugene, Karen
Louise Beyer, Brenda Joy Hedrick; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24
at Ephrata Mennonite Church.
Landis.- Erma Jean Keim, 88,
Sterling, Ill., died Oct. 23. Spouse: Howard William Landis (deceased).
Parents: Noah and Mary Immel Keim. Children: Beth Landis, Lois Oyer,
Mark, Keith; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five
great-grand-children; three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 28
at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling.
Miller.- Leona Evelyn Roth, 84,
Wellman, Iowa, died Oct. 29. Spouse: Daniel E. Miller (deceased).
Parents: William and Emma Stutzman Roth. Children: Rachel Quist, Mary
Lou Gingerich, Lyle; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Nov. 1 at Wellman Mennonite Church.
Moyer.- Anna LaRue, 80,
Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 27. Parents: Joseph and Mabel Groover Moyer.
Funeral: Oct. 31 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Pope.- George Edward, 47,
Springs, Pa., died Oct. 26. Spouse: Tracy G. Brownlee Pope. Parents:
Eugene and Doris Weimer Pope. Child: Joshua. Funeral: Oct. 31 at
Springs Mennonite Church.
Renno.- L. Mildred "Mid" Hartzler,
100, Belleville, Pa., died Oct. 21. Spouse: Jesse L. Renno (deceased).
Parents: John Y. and Fannie Kauffman Hartzler. Memorial Service: Oct.
23 at Valley View Haven Chapel. Belleville.
Ritter.- Elsie Kathryn Witmer,
88, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 22. Parents: Aaron and Maria Elizabeth
Kuhns Witmer. Children: Brenda Rexrode, Clayton Eugene, Sandra Lucas,
James Allen; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct.
25 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Schmitt.- Dorothy Stover, 81,
Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 8. Spouse: Abraham Schmitt (deceased).
Parents: Abram and Laura Lapp Stover. Children: Mary Lou Gallucci, Ruth
Ann Heilemann, David, Lois Hallock; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept.
12 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Wagler.- Anna-R. Roggie, 101,
Lowville, N.Y., died Oct. 24. Spouse:
Jacob Wagler (deceased). Parents: Andrew and Anna Widrick Roggie.
Children: Edward, Lois Zehr, Carol Erb, Mary Ellen Good, Glenn Andrew;
16 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; six
great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 29 at Lowville Mennonite
Yoder.- Amanda Miller, 86,
Millersburg, Ind., died Oct. 4 of cancer. Spouse: Alvin Yoder. Parents:
Jacob and Joanna Helmuth Miller. Children: Brenda Hochstetler, Shirley
Mast, Doris Schwartz, Carol Miller, Larry, Ray; 14 grandchildren; 10
step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 20
step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 8 at Clinton Frame Mennonite
Church, Goshen, Ind.
Yoder.- Clayton L., 84, Sun
City, Ariz., died Sept. 28. Spouse: Pauline Chupp Yoder. Parents: Ray
and Clara Yoder. Children: Gary, Steve, Pam Watson, Beth Yoder; four
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 3 at Sunnyslope
Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Ariz.
Yoder.- Salome Naomi Bontrager,
95, Grantzville, Md., died Oct. 24. Spouse: Irvin E. Yoder (deceased).
Parents: John and Mary Eash Bontrager. Children: James E., Jason I.,
Josepth M., Marietta J. Farlow, Marlene S. Tice, Judith M. Yoder; seven
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 28 at Springs
Mennonite Church, Springs, Pa.
Zehr.- Kenneth John, 78,
Lowville, N.Y., died Oct. 27. Spouse: Belva Mae Lyndaker Zehr. Parents:
Alvin R. and Vera Moser Zehr. Children: Linda Gerow, Kathryn Jantzi,
Michael J., Allen J. Sr., Douglas A., Beryl K.; 15 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 31 at Lowville Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by: John Ingold
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