The Mennonite - November, 2011
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, November 2011, pages 53-55, Vol. 14, No. 11.
Althaus.- Larry Ned, 72, Bluffton, Ohio, died July 20. Spouse: Patricia Drury Althaus. Parents: Henry and Gertrude Diller Althaus. Children: Jeffrey, Randall, Annette Heslep; six grandchildren. Funeral: July 25 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Basinger.- Lowell Eugene, 92, Bluffton, Ohio, died July 1. Spouse: Lola Schertz Basinger. Parents: Daniel J. and Elizabeth Bixel Basinger. Children: Douglas, Deborah Stechschulte, Jerome; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: July 7 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Bender.- Delmar I., 92, Johnson County, Iowa, died Oct. 3. Spouse: Goldie J. Miller Bender (deceased). Parents: Irving and Ethel Yoder Bender. Children: John, Alice Golden, Virginia Rew, Les, Laurie Bender; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 6 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.
Blosser.- Matthew John, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Hesston, Kan., died July 15. Parents: John and Janlee Ruth Blosser and stepmother Beck Unternahrer. Children: Baiden Janlee Blosser, Emily Rose Blosser. Memorial service: Nov. 5 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston.
Boller.- Leona Gingerich, 88, Kalona, Iowa, died Oct. 9. Spouse: Martin Boller (deceased). Parents: Joseph P. and Lula Stutzman Gingerich. Children: James, Arnold, Emma Lou Miller; 11 grandchi1dren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 14 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.
Brubaker.- Frances Elizabeth, 79, Wadsworth, Ohio, died June 19 of sudden cardiac arrest. Parents: Elam Abram and Sara Marian Auker Brubaker. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Rittman, Ohio.
Dick.- Kenneth James, 80, Henderson, Neb., died Sept. 8. Spouse: Wilma Friesen Dick. Parents: Abe and Kathryn Goossen Dick. Children: Kerry, Darla Cleveland, Mark, Jamie; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.
Dillman.- Diana G. Cole, 64, Bluffton, Ohio, died June 28. Spouse: James Dillman. Parents: Cecil" Pete Walters and Elizabeth Robinson Cole. Funeral: July 2 at Chiles and Sons Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton.
Dye.- Alice Louise Shenk, 92, Mesa, Ariz., died Sept. 10. Parents: Jacob and Laura King Shenk. Children: Carolyn Dye-Marquand, Wes, Jim; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 18 at Mariposa Gardens Cemetery Chapel, Mesa.
Ens.- Abram, 78, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Sept. 26. Spouse: Susanne Neufeld Ens. Parents: Abram and Maria Redekopp Ens. Children: Alfred, Gerhard, Heidi Wiens, Hermann, Karin Koehler; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Freed.- Dorothy F. Hagey, 86, Franconia Township, Pa., died Aug. 11. Spouse: Russell L. Freed. Parents: Abram G. and Mary Freed Hagey. Child: Arlin; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 15 at Peter Becker Community Chapel, Harleysville, Pa.
Grieser.- Geraldine "Geri" B. Noland, 92, Paxton, Ill., Sept. 20. Spouse: Roy E. Grieser (deceased). Parents: Oscar A. and Britha Gustava Thompson Noland. Children: Stanley, Marlene Stalter, Patricia Grace, Stephen; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 25 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.
Grieser.- Kathryn Anna Wyse, 90, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 28. Spouse: Ivan Grieser (deceased). Parents: Clarence and Ella Roth Wyse. Children: Mary Grieser Prather, Dan, Elizabeth Grieser Miller, Tim, Anne Rex, David; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold.
Horst.- Laurence, 96, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 7. Spouse: Marian Messner Horst. Parents: Jacob and Anna Grabill Beck Horst. Child: Ramona Bailey; two grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Janzen.- Doris, 82, Goessel, Kan., died Sept. 4. Parents: Benjamin and Elizabeth Unruh Janzen. Funeral: Sept. 8 at Bethesda Home Chapel, Goessel.
Johns.- Jean M. Shore, 57, Hatfield, Pa., died Sept. 30 of cancer. Spouse: Edward Johns. Parents: Morris and Bettina “Bettie" Benn Shore. Children: Eric C., Keith E. Funeral: Oct. 9 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield.
Juhnke.- Quinton A., 91, Inman, Kan., died Oct. 9. Spouse: Ella Stucky Juhnke. Parents: Karl and Katherina Goering Juhnke. Children: Dwayne, Stanley, Carlene Postier; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Kanagy.- Irene Julia, 61, Indianapolis, Ind., died Aug. 15, of cancer. Parents: Norman Beachy Kanagy and Rachel Byler Kanagy. Funeral: Aug. 27 at Shalom Mennonite Church, Indianapolis.
Kaufman.- Delbert, 87, Marion, S.D., died Sept. 30. Spouse: Dolores Graber Kaufman. Parents: Leon and Lena Waltner Kaufman. Children: Kathy Kleinsasser, Arden, Judith Kaufman. Funeral: Oct. 4 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Kliewer.- Albert A., 75, Henderson, Neb., died Aug. 20. Spouse: Jennie Peters Kliewer. Spouse: Rachel Siebert Kliewer (deceased). Parents: John A. and Agatha Ratzlaff Kliewer. Children: Steve, Mark, Bryan; six grandchildren. Step-children: Becky Voth, Denise Critchfield, Tammy Peters; four step-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.
Martin.- Eber, 93, Columbiana, Ohio, died Sept. 20. Spouse: Della Lapp Martin (deceased). Parents: Stephen R. and Catherine Lehman Martin. Children: Brenda Graybill. Roger, Byron, Ward; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana.
Martin.- Harold, 86, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 19. Spouse: Ellen Risser Martin (deceased). Parents: Leroy and Ida Martin. Children: Daniel, Jason; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 22 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Nice.- Evelyn H., 60, Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 2, of brain cancer. Parents: Elmer C. and Alma L. Heckler Nice. Funeral: Sept. 18 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
Nafziger.- Eldon Dean, 79, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 6 of a brain hemorrhage. Spouse: Laverne Vogt Nafziger. Parents: Eldon R. and Sadie Sutter Nafziger. Children: Lee Ann Ewert, Donna Suter, Eric, Tim; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 8 at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Goshen, Ind., and Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Ill.
Nyce.- Robert Wynne, 85, Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 28. Spouse: Ruth Yoder Nyce. Parents: Wynne J. and Grace Nice Nyce. Children: Karen Stuckey, Richard, Susan Stiffney, Phil; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 2 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Redekop.- Freda Pellman, 81, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 8. Spouse: Calvin Redekop. Parents: LeRoy and Elizabeth Lauver Pellman. Children: William, Benjamin, Frederick; two grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 10 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Sala.- Ray, 85, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 4. Spouse: Romaine Stahl Sala (deceased). Parents: George and Annie Thomas Sala. Funeral: Sept. 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Schmidt.- Dannie, 91, Goessel, Kan., died June 26. Spouse: Alice Funk Schmidt. Parents: H. J. S. and Sara Schroeder Schmidt. Children: Cheryl Brunner, Dwayne, Lynette Johnston; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 30 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.
Schmitt.- Howard S., 77, Plain City, Ohio, died Sept. 15, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Spouse: D. Jean West Schmitt. Parents: Delton and Beulah Weber Schmitt. Children: Valerie Jones, Jeffrey. Funeral: Sept. 24 at South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio.
Selzer.- Lahla Ursula Miller, 99, Hesston, Kan., died Sept. 24. Spouse: Truman Selzer (deceased). Parents: S. Enos and Ursula Miller. Children: Priscilla Boschmann, Wendell, David, Harvey; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Siebert.- Steven, 61, Henderson, Neb., Aug. 31, from injuries sustained in an accident. Spouse: Margie Pfile Siebert. Parents: Raymond and Mable Siebert. Children: Tara Swartzendruber, Chad; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson.
Sonnenberg.- Nellie Elizabeth Bragg, 87, Denver, Colo., died Sept. 6. Spouse: Arlo E. Sonnenberg. Children: Robert, Allen, Darin. Funeral: Sept. 17 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.
Springer.- Roy D., 96, Fisher, Ill., died Oct. 7. Spouse: Edna Sutter Springer. Parents: David V. and Lena Birkey Springer. Children: Carol Rhodes, Royal, Keith, Mark; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher.
Stalter.- Glenn E., 91, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 16. Spouse: Marion Shaefer Stalter. Parents: William and Edna Yordy Stalter. Children: Robert, Gregory; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. The family will hold a private service.
Steider.- Kenneth Waldean, 85, Hesston, Kan., died Sept. 15. Parents: Lee and Emma Saltzman Steider. Memorial service: Oct. 7 at Schowalter Villa, Shickley, Neb.
Stoltzfus.- Daniel Harold, MBA, MTh, 86, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 14, six weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumor. Spouse: Rosalie Garber Stoltzfus (deceased). Parents: Daniel D. and Martha Barbe Stoltzfus. Children: Pricilla Dawn Trinkley, Jane Ellen Buller, Jean Helen Martin, Danile Rose Martens, Miriam Faye DeShield, Lois Renee Mast, Lloyd Daniel; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Stutzman.- Edna E. Hoffman, 89, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 23. Spouse: Clem Stutzman (deceased). Parents: Carl and Ida Wesner Hoffman. Children: Betty Miller, Beverly Snyder, Jonathan, Eugene, Benjamin; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Troyer.- Eleanor E. Stutzman, 88, Milford, Neb., died Sept. 9 of kidney failure. Spouse: Leonard E. Troyer (deceased). Parents: Fred and Agnes M. Bender Stutzman. Children: Pam Erb, Terry, Karen Barker, Tom, Tim; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 1 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.
Troyer.- Frederick "Fred," 87, Elida, Ohio, died Sept. 20. Spouse: Edith Wendling Troyer. Parents: Menno and Elizabeth Good Troyer. Children: Glenn, Galen, Karen Miller, Cindy Hartman, Marc; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at Pike Mennonite Church, Elida.
Waltner.- Mabel Fliginger, 88, Freeman, S.D., died Sept. 28. Spouse: Johnny H. Waltner (deceased). Parents: Peter and Minnie Downer Fliginger. Children: Shirley Preheim, Loren, Roger, Rodney; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 1 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Weaver.- Susan K. Hawkins, 66, Shreve, Ohio, died July 17. Spouse: Roy Weaver. Parents: Lloyd and Rose Taylor Hawkins. Children: Jennifer Yoder, Kimberly Weaver; three grandchildren. Funeral: July 21 at Wooster Mennonite Church, Wooster, Ohio.
Wyse.- Paul E., 76. Wauseon, Ohio, died Sept. 18. Parents: Ira and Mabel Mull Wyse. Funeral: Sept. 21 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold, Ohio.
Transcribed by: John Ingold