The Mennonite - January 2014

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 1.


Bliss.- Donna Jean Burkholder, 81, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 17, 2013. Spouse: Paul Bliss (deceased). Parents: Maurice and Alma Bachman Burkholder. Children: Doug, Terry, Barbara Kendrick, Sue Short; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Buckwalter.- Royce E., 85, Wellman, Iowa, died Nov. 17, 2013. Spouse: Betty Jean Swartzendruber Buckwalter. Parents: Roy and Ruth Books Buckwalter. Children: Tom, Jane Mauldin, John; six grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Wellman Mennonite Church.

Denlinger.- Annis E., 96, Lititz, Pa., died Nov. 18, 2013. Spouse: J. Clair Denlinger (deceased). Parents: Henry D: and Katie Hershey Eschleman. Child: Judy F. Smoker; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa.

Detweiler.- Wilmer Benner, 86, Harleysville, Pa., died Nov. 4, 2013. Spouse: Pearl Swartley Detweiler (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Katie Benner Detweiler. Children: Carolyn Hallman, Wilmer Dale, David, Faith Ann Detweiler; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 6 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

Glanzer.- Shirley Wollman, 77, Freeman, S.D., died Nov. 4, 2013, of heart failure. Spouse: Clarence Glanzer (deceased). Parents: Andy S. and Anna Stahl Wollman. Children: Patricia Falk, Randy, Charles, Brenda Lilliston; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 7 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Falb.- Esther Beechy, 95, Orrville, Ohio, died Nov. 12, 2013. Spouse: Milton G. Falb (deceased). Parents: John and Ida Hartzler Beechy. Children: Jane Sears, Betty Hochstetler, Dean, Maynard, Don; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville.

Fricke.- Lena Molter, 100, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 21, 2013. Spouse: Edward Fricke (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Annie Swierenga Molter. Children: Leanne Schertz, James Edward; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Hartman.- Margaret Irene Shriner, 99, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 14, 2013. 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.

Jost.- Levi Henry, 92, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 22, 2013. Spouse: Evelyn Tice Jost. Parents: Abram R. and Kathryn Willems Jost. Children: Diane Wagner, Annette Holler; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Kerr.- Lloyd L., 86, Hatfield, Pa., died Oct. 23, 2013. Spouse: Blanche G. Moyer Kerr. Parents: Eugene and Martha Landes Kerr. Children: Douglas, Barry; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

King.- Viola Zehr, 95, Ajijic, Mexico, died Sept. 25, 2013. Spouse: Hugh King. Parents: Peter and Katie Zehr King*. Children: Janice Kauffman, Gail King; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Kan.
*Research note: Parents were Peter and Katie (Jantzi) Zehr. (tlm)

Koehn.- Irene Hostetler, 81, Hesston, Kan., died Nov. 15, 2013. Spouse: Gilbert Koehn. Parents: Frank and Lizzie Zimmerman Hostetler. Children: Gary, Galen; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

Lengacher.- Mabel Miller, 96, Leo, Ind., died Nov. 25, 2013. Spouse: Jesse T. Lengacher (deceased). Parents: Eli and Sarah Brenneman Miller. Children: Richard, Ron, Rex, Roger, Rosemary Stoner; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo.

Luginbuhl.- Esther Pauline Shoemaker, 92, Bluffton, Ohio, died Nov. 28, 2013. Spouse: Delbert Luginbuhl (deceased). Children: Diane Bleam, Jane Weaver, Roger, Ron; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 2 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Martin.- Valina, 95, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Aug. 15, 2013. Parents: Seranus and Blandina Martin. Funeral: Aug. 18 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.

Miller.- Louetta M., 89, Archbold, Ohio, died Nov. 4, 2013. Parents: Lloyd J. and Minnie Frey Miller. Funeral: Nov. 15 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Niessen.- Allan John, 80, Mountain Lake, Minn., died Dec. 1, 2013. Spouse: Marcia Kay Orton Niessen, Parents: John J. and Anna P. Dick Niessen. Children: John Scott, Bradley Allan; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Alliance Missionary Church, Mountain Lake.

Neufeld.- Herb W., 89, Inman, Kan., died Nov. 13, 2013. Spouse: Lilly Ann Regehr Neufeld. Parents: Peter T. and Lena D. Wiens Neufeld. Children: Joyce Price, Jane Esau, Ruth Goertzen; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Rohrer.- Gilbert Henry, 97, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 26, 2013. Spouse: Elsie Hertzler Rohrer. Parents: Bert and Laura Ziegler Rohrer. Children: Janis Marleen Kerstetter, Murray Jay, Dennis Gilbert; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 30 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Schmidt.- Ella M. Klassen, 105, Hesston, Kan., died Nov. 15, 2013. Spouse: Ernest J. Schmidt (deceased). Parents: Peter J. and Maria Fehdrau Klassen. Children: Darlene Thiessen, Laura Flaming, Melvin Dean, DeVera Wenger, DuMont; 15 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 22 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

Schwindt.- Homer George, 94, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Oct. 22, 2013. Spouse:
Sylvia Schwindt (deceased). Parents: George and Marian Schwindt. Children: Larry; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.

Sieber.- Martha Emma Meck, 91, Champaign, Ill., died Nov. 23, 2013. Spouse: Paul Clarence Sieber. Parents: Clarence Clinton and Mabel Viola Resh Meck; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at First Mennonite Church, Urbana, Ill.

Snyder.- Dorothy, 83, Waterloo, Ontario, died Nov. 5, 2013. She is survived by her husband Harvey; four children, Carolyn (Tom Arbogast), Valerie (Charles Balik), Tony Snyder and Reginald (Joanne) Snyder and nine grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents Abner & Arminta (nee Honsberger) Brubacher, and a sister Mary Brubacher. Funeral: Nov. 10, 2013, at Waterloo North Mennonite Church, Waterloo.

Stoll.- Mary Helmuth, 91, Kalona, Iowa, died Nov. 15, 2013. Spouse: Charles E.
Stoll (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Amanda Graber Helmuth. Children: Kenneth, Elsie Mast, Judy Roberts, Frank, Charlotte Lewis, Geneva Humble; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 18 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Unruh.- Vera C. Matthies, 93, North Newton, Kan., died Nov. 7, 2013. Spouse: Otis D. Unruh. Parents: George W. and Mary Dick Matthies. Children: Wayne, Daryl, Sandy Gauthier; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at First Mennonite Church, Newton, Kan.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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