The Mennonite - July, 2013
"for the record" - Deaths:
Beck.- Elizabeth Schrock, 88, Goshen, Ind., died April 3. Spouse: Orval Beck (deceased). Parents: David and Mattie Yoder Schrock. Children: Gregory, Duane, Max, Kathleen Martin, Nedra Gnagey; 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 10 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.
Blosser.- Glenn, 87, Bluffton, Ohio, died April 22. Spouse: Mary Rich Blosser. Parents: Paul and Grace Hostetler Blosser. Children: Gary, Larry; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 25 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Gehman.- Gladys M. Lehman, 92, Mount Joy, Pa., died May 4. Spouse: Harold M. Gehman (deceased). Parents: Walter and Anna Lehman. Children: David E., Edward D., Rachel Dawn Gehman, James, John; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville, Pa.
Goering.- Emil Leslie, 85, Topeka, Kan., died Jan. 7. Spouse: Lavina Mae Ediger Goering (deceased). Parents: Jonathan J. and Katie Zerger Goering. Children: Beth Tanner, Michael, Les, Thomas, Jonas; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 19 at Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka.
Gratzer.- Elisabeth Andres, 98, Bluffton, Ohio, died March 20. Parents: Franz and Elisabeth Riess Andres. Child: Heidrun Awad; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Hampton.- Lillian Ely, 99, Weyers Cave, Va., died April 16. Spouse: Wade Kenneth Hampton (deceased). Parents: Harry and Elsie Ely. Children: Susan B. Hampton, Leonard; three grandchildren; one great-grand-daughter. Funeral: April 19 at Kyger Funeral Home Chapel, Harrisonburg Va.
Heisey.- James Wilmer, 89, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 5. Spouse: Velma Climenhaga Heisey. Parents: Paul Wolgemuth Heisey and Katie Musser Hess Heisey. Children: Paul, Nancy Heisey Longacre, Mary Jane Heisey Harnden; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Memorial service: May 8 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Hunsecker.- Wilmer Aidin, 93, Walkersville, Md., died March 30, of complications following a stroke. Spouse: Dorothy Elizabeth Lehman Hunsecker. Parents: Charles Norman Hunsecker and Mary Emma Ebersole Hunsecker. Children: Phyllis, Linda, Carol Ann; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, Pa.
Janzen.- Henry H., 92, Newton, Kan., died May 11. Spouse: Laura Balzer Janzen (deceased). Parents: Rudolph and Matilda Schmidt Janzen. Children: Sandra Lanzrath, Susan Shelley; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 14 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.
Keim.- Ray, 87, Goshen, Ind., died April 20. Spouse: Clara Bontrager Keim. Parents: Abe and Susan Troyer Keim. Children: Paul, Mark, John, Beth Ropp, David; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: April 28 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
King.- Carol Jean Short, 80, Archbold, Ohio, died May 6. Spouse: Marlin King (deceased). Parents: Sylvan R. and Pluma Yoder Short. Children: Terry, Patsy Unruh, Rhonda Nafziger, Jill, Kurt, Kay; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 11 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
King.- Ivan W., 87, Archbold, Ohio, died May 6. Spouse: Shirley Graber King. Parents: Clarence L. and Emma Wyse King. Children: Jane Sauder, Cheryl Grime, Sandu Cowell, Lori Aeschliman; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 9 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Krahn.- Jacob P., 75, Reedley, Calif., died May 12. Spouse: Kathleen Cairns Krahn. Parents: John and Helen Krahn. Children: Robert, Karey Krahn-Benner; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Reedley MB Church.
Lais.- Larry Eugene, 80, Hesston, Kan., died April 30. Spouse: Thelma Brenneman Lais. Parents: Mary Lais. Children: Lynn, Cindy Lais, Randall; seven grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Lehman.- Sharon A., 54, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 20. Spouse: Michael Lehman. Parents: Carroll and Sandra Hook Sacra. Children: Ashley Lehman, Amy Lehman, Chad Lehman. Memorial service: May 23 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Luginbuhl.- Darvin, 91, Bluffton, Ohio, died April 26. Spouse: Evelyn Johnson Luginbuhl. Parents: William and Fannie Steiner Luginbuhl. Children: Gregg, Bill; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: May 3 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Miller.- Blaine Edward, 78, Springs, Pa., died May 17. Spouse: Mary Catherine Stanton Miller (deceased). Parents: Myron and Grace Moser Miller. Children: Mitchell. Funeral: May 21 at Springs Mennonite Church.
Neuenschwander.- Beth Anne, 51, Archbold, Ohio, died April 19, of cancer. Spouse: Steve Neuenschwander. Parents: Bill and Marilyn Liechty Grieser: Children: Shay Neuenschwander Rufenacht, Shem, Shannon, Abram. Funeral: April 24 at Archbold Evangelical Church.
Nofziger.- Marjorie F. Gerig, 89, Lebanon, Ore., died April 18, of heart-related problems. Spouse: Alfred E. Nofziger (deceased). Parents: Henry and Bertha Boshart Gerig. Children: Karen Martin, Nadine LeFrancis, Laurence, Cheryl Berkey, Mark, Jolene Rich; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 11 at Lebanon Mennonite Church.
Sawatzky.- Maurine Catherine Bauer, 93, Goshen, Ind., died May 22. Spouse: Reynold Sawatzky. Parents: Ernest and Catherine Bauer Stieglitz. Children: Renee Sawatzky, Nila Sawatzky. Funeral: May 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Schlabach.- Raymond Cecil, 89, Kalona, Iowa, died May 18. Spouse: Barbara D. Schlabaugh Schlabach. Parents: Noah and Bertha Miller Schlabach. Children: Linda Tones, Lou Miller, Kathy Schlabach; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. Funeral: May 21 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.
Schmidt.- Erna Ruth Duerksen, 83, Topeka, Kan., died April 13, of cancer. Spouse: Orlando "Orie" Schmidt (deceased). Children: Beverly Schmidt, Yvonne Unruh, Barbara Banman, Chuck, Emily Blackburn, John; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Memorial service: April 16 at Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka.
Showalter.- Roy Samuel, 82, Harrisonburg, Va., May 6. Spouse: Mary Katherine Kack Martin Showalter. Parents: Peter Samuel and Leanna Hartman Showalter and step-mother Wilda Swartz Showalter. Children: Roy Samuel Showalter, Jr., Joan Showalter Alder, Judi Martin Leake, Jenny Showalter Graber; 11 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Memorial service: May 9 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Stockburger.- Roger E., 64, West Unity, Ohio, died April 18. Parents: Claire and Beulah Stamm Stockburger. Funeral: April 27 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.
Sweigart.- Gladys A. Stoltzfus, 92, New Holland, Pa., died May 11. Spouse: Melvin G. Sweigart (deceased). Parents: Jacob S. and Rebecca K. Stoltzfus. Children: Philip G., Dirk M., Rebecca K. Boyer, John M.; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 17 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Trissel.- Catarina Winter, 68, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 17. Spouse: Larry D. Trissel. Parents: John and Anna Friesen Winter. Children: Anita Trissel Lunsford, Jonathan Lantz-Trissel, Derik Trissel; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Wease.- Irma Virginia Breeden, 96, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 27. Spouse: Edward W. Wease (deceased). Parents: Matthew Breeden and Addie Dean Breeden Haney. Children: Leroy Wease, Martha Blizzard, Lynn Wease, Robert "Bobby," Mary Jane Staples, Gary; 14 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.
Weaver.- Cleo W., 91, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 8. Spouse: Edith Metzler Weaver (deceased). Children: William E. "Bill," Larry W., Richard L., Kenneth C., Susan M. Weaver Funk; 12 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 19 at VMRC Detwiler Auditorium, Harrisonburg.
Wiebe.- Abram G., 94, Altona, Manitoba, died March 5. Spouse: Tina Wiebe. Parents: John H. and Maria Ginter Wiebe. Children: Myrna, Wes, Elbert; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.
Transcribed by: John Ingold