The Mennonite - July 2014

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, July 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 7.


Aeschliman.- Waldo Lee, 79, Archbold, Ohio, died June 1. Spouse: Barbara Nafziger Aeschliman. Parents: Benjamin and Mary Aeschliman. Children: Terry, Max, JoAnn Short; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 8 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Burkholder.- Anna Mary, 95, Stuarts Draft, Va., died April 29. Parents: Alpheus F. and Mary S. Berry Burkholder. Funeral: May 4 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.

Campbell.- Eva Marie Thompson, 69, Stuarts Draft, Va., died April 7. Spouse: Richard Campbell. Spouse: James Thompson. Parents: Theodore R. and Elsie Bryant Thompson. Children: David White, Elsie Marie White, Tammy Woodson, Reevie White, Lori Ann Almond, Donnie Dalton, Richard Lee Campbell. Funeral: April 11 at Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, Va.

Friesen.- Susanne M., 79, Goshen, Ind., died May 22. Parents: Adolf and Susie Unrau Friesen. Funeral: May 27 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Good.- Lila Esther Birky, 93, Kouts, Ind., and Sarasota, Fla., died Feb. 28. Spouse: Wilmer Martin Good (deceased). Parents: Jonas and Elizabeth Schantz Birky. Children: Ronald, Shirley Good, Mark, Steven, Arlan; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 5 at Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts. Memorial service: April 28 at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota.

Hershey.- Paul Burkhart, 81, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 20. Spouse: Mary Elaine Moore Hershey. Parents: John K. and Anna Ruth Burkhart Hershey. Children: Debra Bontrager, Sandra Kauffman, Beth Reigner; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Hofer.- Sarah Mendel, 84, Freeman, S.D., died April 13. Spouse: LeRoy D. Hofer. Parents: Jacob H. and Sarah Wollman Mendel. Children: Carlos, Bruce, Geraldina Palumbo, Stanley; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 19 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Huber.- Daniel Arthur, 95, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 13. Spouse: Ella Coffman Huber. Spouse: Welby Mae Harner Huber (deceased). Parents: Joseph E. and Emma L. Burkholder Huber. Children: Randal Lee, Kathryn Sue Huber, Larry Duane; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 18 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.

Landis.- Roy S., 76, Blooming Glen, Pa., died May 29. Spouse: Joan Y. Derstine Landis. Parents: Ephraim and Mamie Stover Landis. Children: Cynthia Mast, Michael; two grandchildren. Funeral: June 8 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.

Lapp.- Ben F., 82, Watsontown, Pa., died May 23, of a stroke. Spouse: Geraldine A. Derstine Lapp. Parents: Henry S. and Katie Lapp. Children: Karen Bowman, Joyce Lawler, Phil, Steven, Elaine Esch, Mark; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: May 26 at Community Mennonite Fellowship, Milton, Pa.

Loepp.- Franzie L., 74, of Normal, Ill., passed away surrounded by family on May 18 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, Ill. Franzie was born June 17, 1939, in Liberal, Kan., a son to Franzie P. and Leona Dirks Loepp. He married Dorothy Harms at the Grace Hill Mennonite Church in Whitewater KS, on May 29, 1961. He is survived by his wife Dorothy (Harms) Loepp of Normal, his mother Leona (Dirks) Loepp of Liberal KS, his son Leroy Loepp of Normal, his daughter Susan Loepp of Williamstown MA, and his brother Dennis and wife Dori Loepp of Turpin Okla. Franzie was preceded in death by his father Franzie P. Loepp. Franzie earned his doctorate degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and joined the Department of Industrial Technology at Illinois State University in 1970. He enjoyed teaching introductory level laboratory courses, educational methods classes, and he loved supervising student teachers. His research focused on curriculum development for integrated science, mathematics and technology in middle schools, and was funded in part with grants from the Illinois Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. He went on to serve as the chairperson of the Industrial Technology Department for six years (1990-1996) and then as Director of the Center for Mathematics, Science and Technology until his retirement in 2003 as a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Illinois State University. Franzie was devoted to helping others. He was an active member of Mennonite Church of Normal, where he played a vital role in the actual construction of the building in 1980. He gave leadership in many situations involving volunteers, and was known for his gift of bringing out the best in others. He volunteered twice weekly with Habitat for Humanity, and served on many Mennonite Disaster Service project sites, where he helped to repair and rebuild homes damaged by natural disasters. Franzie took a keen interest in the well-being of the wider Mennonite Church, most recently serving as a board member of the Mennonite Education Agency. In his spare time, he loved to bike and to work in his shop on woodworking projects. Funeral services were held June 2 at Mennonite Church of Normal, Normal, Ill.

Musselman.- Kathryn Y. Erb, 85, Harleysville, Pa., died May 6. Spouse: Harold H. Musselman (deceased). Parents: Linford and Katie Young Erb. Children: Susan Moyer, David, Laurie Mason, H. Brent; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 10 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

Noll.- Verna M. Good, 79, Manheim, Pa., died April 27. Spouse: Grant G. Noll (deceased). Parents: Paul B. and Elsie Haldeman Good. Children: Beth A. Lehman, Grant Christopher; five grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim.

Stogdale.- Anne Jacqueline Yancey, 85, Waynesboro, Va., died March 16. Spouse: William W. Stogdale (deceased). Parents: John and Maggie Yancey. Children: John William, Michael Ray; three grandchildren. Funeral: March 22 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.

Summers.- Ida M. Arment Stoltzfus, 92, Gap, Pa., died May 6, of heart failure. Spouse: Leon Summers (deceased). Spouse: Steven K. Stoltzfus (deceased). Parents: Ralph and Lizzie Martin Arment. Children: Anna Mary Boettger, Jean Hoover, Rosella Coblentz, Galen Stoltzfus, Steven Stoltzfus, Virginia Ann Stoltzfus; step-children: Leon Summers, Jr., Nevin Summers, Cathy Miller, Nancy Garris; 13 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 10 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, Pa.

Unruh.- Douglas LaMonte, 59, Perryton, Texas, died March 27. Spouse: Patsy King Unruh. Parents: Eli and Marge Holdeman Unruh. Children: Monte, Lisa Beun, C.J. Byler; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 1 at Perryton Mennonite Church.

Yoder.- Hobert D., 81, Iowa City, Iowa, died April 27. Spouse: Lois Yoder Yoder. Parents: Ray A. and Kathryn P. Miller Yoder. Children: Libby Hochstetler, DeVon; four grandchildren. Funeral: May 10 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City.

Yoder.- Mary Schrock, 74, Middlebury, Ind., died May 10. Spouse: Ray Yoder. Parents: David and Mattie Schrock. Children: Laurie Mast, Len; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 13 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.

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