The Mennonite - December 2013

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, December 2013, pages 48-49, Vol. 16, No. 12.


Belousek.- Lydia Clare Snyder, Lima, Ohio, was stillborn on Sept. 3. Parents: Darrin W. and Paula J. Snyder Belousek. Funeral: Sept. 7 at Salem Mennonite Church, Elida, Ohio.

Brandt.- Robert H., 88, Baltic, Ohio, died March 30. Spouse: Lovina Troyer Brandt. Parents: Herman A. and Ella A. Fischer Brandt. Children: Kathy A. Cerman, Robert H. II, Daniel J, Steven C.; six grandchildren; one step-grandson; four great-grandchildren; five step-great-grand-children. Funeral: April 4 at Walnut Creek (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Brown.- Robert Carl, 80, Bluffton, Ohio, died Oct. 12. Parents: Harry C. and Winifred Ruby Harman Brown. Children: Kathy Kempf, Linda Brown; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Burkholder.- Miriam Thomas, 82, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 3. Spouse: Paul G. Burkholder. Parents: Amos Harnish and Martha Myer Thomas. Children: Judy Stoltzfus, Glenn, Renee Swartley, Marilyn Brandenburg, James, Kevin; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 19 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Funk.- Katharina Klassen Stoesz, 100, Altona, Manitoba, died Oct. 20. Spouse:
Diedrich P. Funk (deceased). Spouse: David H. Harder Stoesz (deceased). Parents: Peter J. and Anna Dueck Klassen. Children: Katharina Dyck, Helena Dueck, David Stoesz, Erdman, Arthur, Wilbert, Evelyn Penner; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Gascho.- Glen A., 92, Cairo, Neb., died Oct. 13. Spouse: Delores Schweitzer Gascho. Children: Barbara Loy, Kathy Anderson, Dave, Glenda Beckler, Ginny Landers; 14 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at First Baptist Church, Cairo.

Gingerich.- Beryl J., 91, Lowville, N.Y., died Sept. 29. Spouse: Eunice Zehr Gingerich. Spouse: Marian Jantzi Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Barbara Lehman Gingerich. Children: Samuel, Pierre, Jane Lehman, Florine Purcell, Barbara Baker, Janelle Corn; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Oct. 3 at Lowville (N.Y.) Mennonite Church.

Gisel.- Carolyn Fay Rufenacht, 75, Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 23, of an aneurysm. Spouse: Merle Gisel (deceased). Parents: Glen and Laura Grieser Rufenacht. Children: Cedric, Lincoln; two grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 29 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Goering.- Janet June Reinbolt, 78, Hudson, Mich., died Sept. 4. Spouse: Gene Goering. Parents: Charles Michael and Mary Kathryn Hartley Reinbolt. Children: Michelle Gnagey, Gene Jr., Jana Wheeler, Kristi Hiltbrunner; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 9 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Harnish.- Margaret Irene Shriner, 99, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 14. Spouse: Earl W. Hartman (deceased). Parents: Frank and Katie Miller Shriner. Children: Donald, Dennis; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Martens.- Rudy, 87, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 19. Spouse: Elvina Neufeld Martens (deceased). Parents: Cornelius and Elizabeth Suderman Martens. Children: Elizabeth Claassen, John, Philip; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Miller.- Betty Lou Eicher, 69, Grabill, Ind., died Oct. 27. Spouse: Kenneth Miller. Parents: Joe and Emma Eicher. Children: Jay, Rodney; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 31 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Nafziger.- Lester R., 96, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 19. Spouse: Marjorie Nafziger (deceased). Parents: William and Ruth Frey Nafziger. Children: Leslie, Suzanne Schrock, Karen Rupp, Thomas, Mike, Lonnie; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 23 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Nofziger.- Marvin D., 85, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 16. Spouse: Mary Ellen Grieser Nofziger. Parents: Willis and Lillie, Short Nofziger. Children: Joel, Kristina Miller, Sara Mast; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 1 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Powell.- Dorothy Mae Baer, 84, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 14. Spouse: Samuel James Powell, Jr. (deceased). Parents: Jacob Elton and Esther Hahn Baer Burkholder. Children: Patrcia Tiller, Samuel Powell III, Linda Sheets, David Powell; eight children; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct, 18 at Powhatan Mennonite Church, Powhatan, Va.

Schantz.- John Dale, 85, Albany, Ore., died Aug. 19. Spouse: Marjorie Wittrig Schantz. Parents: Peter Jr. and Barbara Detweiler Schantz. Children: Roger, Charles, Nancy Schantz; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial service: Aug. 22 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Schroth.- Bertha Jane Peachey, 88, Rochester, N.Y., died Oct. 22. Spouse: Fred Schroth (deceased). Parents: Jeptha and Mary Peachey. Funeral: Oct. 25 at First Presbyterian Church, Caledonia, N.Y.

Stutzman.- Dortha J. Yoder, 98, Wellman, Iowa, died Oct. 20. Spouse: Ammon Stutzman (deceased). Parents: Jephtha and Mary Kauffman Yoder. Children: Dale, Fern Harbage, Twila Claeys, Neva Frey; foster daughter: Josephine Frost; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 23 at Powell Funeral Home, Wellman.

Yoder.- Alvin D., 90, Belleville, Pa., died Oct. 20. Spouse: A. Margaret Yoder. Parents: Daniel A. and Fannie Sharp Yoder. Children: Wanda J. Bender, Stanley A., Brenda F. Shoop, Sandra M. Newman, Nelson E., Barbara E. McCrea, Debra L. Yoder; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 23 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

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