The Mennonite - September 2012
"for the record" - Deaths:
Bender.- Merle Leroy, 89, Hesston, Kan., died July 20. Spouse: Donna L. Byler Bender. Parents: David E. and Elizabeth Rediger Bender. Children: Dawn, Diane, David, Dirk, Dana; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 27 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Brooks.- Sharon K. Nunemaker, 69, Elkhart, Ind., died Aug.1. Spouse: Allen Brooks (deceased). Parents: Willis and Miriam Harter Nunemaker. Children: David, Cheryl Wise, Michael; four grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 4 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.
Chupp.- Emma D., 76, Goshen, Ind., died July 13. Parents: Andrew and Anna Yoder Chupp. Funeral: July 18 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Derstine.- Callahan Mae, 15, Harleysville, Pa., died July 4, of spine and brain cancer. Parents: Michael and Lucy Schiedel Derstine. Funeral: July 10 at Family Worship Center, Lansdale, Pa.
Dick.- Raymond Henry, 96, Mesa, Ariz., died Aug. 1. Spouse: Harriet Kiral Dick (deceased). Spouse: Rosella E. Friesen Dick (deceased). Parents: Henry W. and Marie C. Dick. Children: Rodney Dueck; one grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 12 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, Minn.
Duerksen.- John J., 86, Mountain Lake, Minn., died April 4, of heart failure. Spouse: Tina Krause Duerksen. Parents: John H. and Marie Krahn Duerksen. Children: Arthur, Arnold, Arden; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 9 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake.
Ebersole.- Donald Ellsworth, 93, Sterling, Ill., died July 15. Spouse: Marjorie Eileen Alshouse Ebersole. Parents: Lloyd and Rhoda Long Ebersole. Children: Barbara Vietmeier, Debra Lynn Ebersole, Dennis, Donald, Larry, Brian, Stephen, Bradley; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling.
Ediger.- LaVina Frances Gaeddert, 88, Inman, Kan., died July 12. Spouse: Solomon R. Ediger (deceased). Parents: Jacob R. and Ardina B. Froese Gaeddert. Children: Kenny, Kathy Shaffren; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 17 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Frey.- William Otto, 60, Moundridge, Kan., died June 29, of a heart attack. Spouse: Pamela Hegge Frey. Parents: Orlin and Ester Frey. Children: Jeremy Hegge, Kenneth Frey, Matthew Frey; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 10 at First Mennonite Church of Christian, Moundridge.
Goering.- Jon, 64, Newton, Kan., died May 29. Parents: Elmer and Gladys Graber Goering. Funeral: June 4 at First Mennoite Church of Christian, Moundridge, Kan.
Grieser.- Marvin Daniel, 83, Archbold, Ohio, died July 8. Spouse: Estelle Grieser. Parents: Daniel and Rosa Beck Grieser. Children: Alan, Sharon. Funeral: July 12 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Hershey.- Dorothy M. Mellinger, 91, Lancaster, Pa., died July 21. Spouse: Clair J. Hershey (deceased). Parents: Jesse and Mary Diffenbach Mellinger. Children: Allen, Carol Miller, Rosemary Miller, J. Donald; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 26 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.
Hess.- Kathryn Nissley, 90, Mount Joy, Pa., died June 19, following a brief illness. Spouse: David Leaman Hess, Jr. (deceased). Parents: John Bomberger Nissley and Anna Nissly Nissley. Children: David L., John, Joanne Siegrist, Kate Kooker, Dwight; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at Mount Joy Mennonite Church.
Hess.- Robert Buckwalter, 89, Terre Hill, Pa., died July 19. Spouse: Martha Hoffer Hess. Parents: David Leaman Hess and Amelia Buckwalter Hess. Children: Susan A. Hurst, Martha L. Kelley, Robert B., Jr., Thomas I., Rebecca F. Good, Philip D.; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 20 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.
Hofer.- Anna W. Gross, 96, Freeman, S.D., died June 21. Spouse: Jake M. Hofer (deceased). Parents: William P. and Katy Pullman Gross. Children: Ilene Schartner, Irene Hofer. Funeral: June 25 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Hurst.- Robert Lee, 66, New Holland, Pa., died July 6. Spouse: Susan Hess Hurst. Parents: Edwin and Mabel Weber Hurst. Children: Michael Robert, Steven James, Christina Dirks; two grandchildren. Funeral: July 12 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.
Kindy.- Orie Allen, 90, Plumsteadville, Pa., died June 20, of lymphoma. Spouse: Florence M. Landes Kindy. Parents: Leonard Elias and Mabel Ruth Kauffman Kindy. Children: Carol Schrock, David, Karen Fennel, Diene Qaqish, Rosemary Landis, Joanne Mercer, Rachel Reinford; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, Pa.
Krehbiel.- Rollins K. "R.K.," 98, Hesston, Kan., died June 17. Spouse: Louise Schmidt Krehbiel (deceased). Parents: Bernhard S. and Mary Voran Krehbiel. Children: Sharon Stutzman, James, Wayne; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: June 21 at Schowalter Villa's Chapel, Hesston.
Lehman.- Ruth Krady, 90, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 1, of a severe stroke. Spouse: Harold D. Lehman. Parents: D. Stoner and Frances Miller Krady. Children: Kenneth, Daniel, David, Larry; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 5 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Lohrentz.- Lola Faire Eisenbeis, 72, Lawrence, Kan., died May 8, of renal failure caused by multiple myeloma. Spouse: Kenneth P. Lohrentz. Parents: Jacob and Esther Graber Eisenbeis. Children: Greta Marie Carter-Wilson, Michelle Elise Schwartz; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at First Baptist Church, Lawrence.
Martin.- Richard "Dick," 81, West Liberty, Ohio, died Jan. 16. Spouse: Elizabeth June Houser Martin. Parents: Samuel H. and Olive Barkdoll Martin. Children: Richard, Tim, Rob, Heidi Martin Juster, Nancy Weaver; six grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 28 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
Martin.- Weaver Weber, 86, Reinholds, Pa., died May 19, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Kathryn May Weaver Martin. Parents: Aaron Horning and Alice Gehman Weber Martin. Children: Rosalind D. Ernest, M. Fern Martin, L. Merle, Carol Martin Johnson; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Bowmansville, Pa.
Miller.- Anna Margaret Steiner, 78, Louisville, Ohio, died June 20. Spouse: Richard Jay Miller. Parents: Dayton and Ruth Steiner. Children: Karen Halfhill, Linda Schnabel. Dale, Randy; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.
Miller.- Esther A. Rohrer, 90, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died July 9. Spouse: Wayne E. Miller. Parents: Harvey and Maggie Kurtz Rohrer. Children: Neva Stambaugh, Audrey Schlabach; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 12 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.
Miller.- Rev. Jacob John Jeremiah, 92, Kalona, Iowa, July 2. Spouse: Mabel Brenneman Miller. Parents: Leroy and Lydia Troyer Miller. Children: Linda Rowold, John David, Marlin, Jim, Gary; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.
Miller.- Virgil, 72, Archbold, Ohio, died July 19, of cancer. Spouse: Mary Ann Zook Miller. Parents: Charles and Bessie Frey Miller. Children: Audra Mark, Brian; four grandchildren. Funeral: July 23 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Oswald.- Doretta Miller, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 5. Spouse: Leland Oswald (deceased). Parents: Jess and Katie Schweitzer Miller. Children: Joan Kulp, Jane Yoder, Donald; six grandchildren. Funeral: May 12 at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg.
Peachey.- Ellen Elizabeth Shenk, 88, Newport News, Va., died April 26. Spouse: Paul Peachey. Parents: Henry Michael and Frankie Dora Schowalter Shenk. Children: Barbara Anne Piekarski, Janet Peachey, Carl, George, James; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 2 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
Regehr.- Dorothy Klassen Ratzlaff, 98, Inman, Kan., died July 19. Spouse: Elmer Regehr (deceased). Parents: John and Sarah Klassen Ratzlaff. Children: Gary S., Dean; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 24 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.
Rupp.- Mary A. Johnson, 69, Wauseon, Ohio, died Aug. 3 of cancer. Spouse: Steve Rupp. Parents: Lenore Amstutz and Melvin Johnson. Children: Jeff, Kim Reaver; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 7 at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon.
Shank.- Irma L. Leinbach, 92, Elkhart, Ind., died Aug. 2. Spouse: Jacob W. Shank (deceased). Parents: Noah and Minnie Holderbaum Leinbach. Child: Ron; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Snapp.- Donald McKenzie, 86, Denver, Colo., died July 24, of Parkinson's Disease. Spouse: Elizabeth Faire Stucky Snapp. Parents: Kenneth M. and Mary Louise Sanger Snapp. Children: Laura Snapp, Jeffry. Funeral: Aug. 5 at Washington Park United Church of Christ, Denver.
Sommer.- Wayne C., 84, Foosland, Ill., died July 23. Spouse: Joanne Reber Sommer. Parents: Nelson and Ella Kauffmann Sommer. Children: Michael, Brad; four grandchildren. Funeral: July 27 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill.
Sweigart.- Melvin Glenn, 90, Garden Spot Village, New Holland, Pa., died June 10. Spouse: Gladys A. Stoltzfus Sweigart. Parents: Samuel Good Sweigart and Anna Garman Shirk Sweigart. Children: Philip B., Rick M., Rebecca K. Boyer, Jon; five grandchildren. Funeral: June 14 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Vrolijk.- Dirk, 80, Harrisonburg, Va., died July 8. Spouse: Mary Lou Miller Vrolijk. Louise Katherine Nice Vrolijk (deceased). Parents: Johannes and Geerjte Biesheuvel Vrolijk. Children: Judith Diane Hiett, Joyce Marie Martin, Linwood Dirk Vrolijk, Jeanette Renee Foste, Dirk Alan Vrolijkr; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: July 13 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Rockingham County, Va.
Zehr.- Gilbert J., 77, Lowville, N.Y., died July 20. Spouse: Janet K. Widrick Zehr. Parents: David H. and Veronica Widrick Zehr. Children: Jesse, Nathan, Alma Roes, Joan Marie Gerdon, Allison Guenthner, Adrienne Zehr, Gale; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandson. Funeral: July 23 at Lowville Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by: John Ingold