The Mennonite - April 2015

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, April 2015, pages 48-49, Vol.18, No.4.


Birk.- Eric, 42, Middlebury, Ind., died Dec. 9, 2014. Parents: Richard "Dick", Nancy Birk. Funeral: Dec. 13 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Birky.- Margaret B., 91, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 18. Spouse: Homer H. Birky (deceased). Parents: Emanuel and Elsie Good Birky. Child: Douglas; one grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 23 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Chupp.- Harvey, 77, Shipshewana, Ind., died Feb. 13. Spouse: Carolyn Myers Chupp. Parents: Levi and Malinda Wingard Chupp. Children: Brenda Chupp, Nancy Chupp, Gary Chupp; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 16 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.

Crilow.- Sandy Warren, 70, Wakarusa, Ind., died Dec. 15, 2014. Spouse: Ernie Crilow. Parents: LaMar and Maxine Shenenan Warren. Children: Justine Crilow, Kelly Benson; five grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 18 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Garber.- Vera Ellen Lais, 88, Hubbard, Ore., died Jan. 21. Spouse: John Ellsworth Garber (deceased). Parents: Daniel Jacob and Ella Egli Lais. Children: Phyllis Early, Paul, John, Mary Garber Saleh, David, Joy Yoder, Ruth Claassen, Richard; 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 25 at Zion Mennonite Church, Hubbard.

Hess.- Dale E., 60, Goshen, Ind., died March 1, of prostate cancer. Spouse: Ursula Maria Hilbert Hess. Parents: Mahlon M. and Mabel Eshleman Hess. Children: Markus, Hans, Karsten; two grandchildren. Funeral: March 4 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Hochstetler.- Mary Kathryn Swartzendruber, 78, Kalona, Iowa, died Feb. 2. Spouse: Frank Hochstetler. Parents: Emanuel and Magdalena Miller Swartzendruber. Children: James, Trish Billups, Lori Hochstetler; three grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 5 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona.

Holsinger.- Salome Anna Fast, 98, Hesston, Kan., died March 3. Spouse: Justus G. Holsinger (deceased). Parents: David H. and Justina Warkentin Fast. Children: Dave, Don, Betty Shenk, Becky Rand; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.

Johnson.- Bernice E. Kaufman, 89, Hopedale, Ill., died March 2. Spouse: Clarence LeeRoy Johnson (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Mattie Kennel Johnson. Children: Janet Johnson, Lisa Litwiller; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7 at Hopedale Mennonite Church and Manson Mennonite Church, Manson, Iowa.

Klaassen.- Melvin, 88, North Newton, Kan., died Feb. 14. Spouse: Donna Regier Klaassen (deceased). Parents: Fred and Hannah Harms Klaassen. Children: Linda Harms, Charles, K. John, Ellen Byergo; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 21 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kan.

Krabill.- Martha Hiestand, 95, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 23, 2014. Spouse: Russell Krabill (deceased). Parents: Christian and Anna Hoffman Shank Hiestand. Children: Mary Ann Hollinger, James; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 29 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Kuhns.- Viola Steiner, 85, Ft. Wayne, Ind., died Jan. 21. Spouse: David Stanley Kuhns (deceased). Parents: Homer and Bertha Zuercher Steiner. Children: Curt, Tim, Cary, Bonita Lenacher, Cindy; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 31 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Lechlitner.- Colleen Mona Penland, 82, Elkhart, Ind., died Feb. 10. Spouse: Carl Lechlitner (deceased). Parents: Carroll and Jeanett Pehland. Children: Michael, Douglas, Debra Martin; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 14 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Lehman.- John E., 102, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 12. Spouse: Margaret Swope Lehman. Parents: Edwin C. and Mary Basinger Lehman. Children: Thomas, Mary Ann Wieand, Becky Gascho, David; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 17 at Greencroft Retirement Community, Goshen.

Martin.- Rosemary Wallace, 85, Wakarusa, Ind., died Jan. 17. Spouse: Eldon Martin (deceased). Parents: Albert R. and Mildred Wagner Wallace. Children: Doug, Bev Clindaniel; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 22 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Noll.- Kenneth B., 88, Rohrerstown, Pa., died Jan. 11, of cancer. Spouse: Lois Arlene Hershey Noll (deceased). Parents: Earl Harnish Noll and Esther Brubaker Noll. Children: Jeanette Noll Bontrager, Herbert; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 17 at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.

Paul.- Charles Milford, 94, Scottdale, Pa., died Feb. 21. Spouse: Winifred Erb Paul. Parents: John and Barbara Hernley Paul. Children: Philip, Barbara Paul Miller, Roger Herr-Paul, Alta Paul Dezort, Gregory; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 11 at home in Scottdale.

Reinhardt.- Randall, 57, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 18, 2014. Spouse: Delora Metzger Reinhardt. Parents: Dale R. and Doris Hartman Reinhardt. Children: Stephanie Hoag, Natalie Patka, Cory; three grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Rush.- J. Nelson, 83, Sellersville, Pa., died Oct. 22, 2014. Spouse: Bertha E. Detweiler Rush. Parents: Jacob Paul and Barbara Rush. Children: Debra Kratz, Marjorie Hovde, Kathleen Osore, Jonathan; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 1 at Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa.

Schrock.- Alma, 90, Arthur, Ill., died Jan. 4. Parents: Yost and Tillie Miller Schrock. Funeral: Jan. 9 at Arthur Mennonite Church.

Schrock.- Alvin, 68, Hartville, Ohio, died Dec. 24, 2014. Spouse: Dorothy Miller Schrock. Parents: Enos and Sevilla Raber Schrock. Children: Juanita Weaver, Katrina Detling, Shannon, Dustin; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville.

Thomas.- Elvalou "Lou" Parker, 78, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 28, 2014. Spouse: Paul Thomas. Parents: Charles and Merle Mason Arker. Children: Steve, Tim, Phil; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 3 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Weaver.- Earl, 94, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 30, 2014. Spouse: Vesta Hartman Weaver (deceased). Parents: Mahlon and Clara Blosser Weaver. Children: Wanda Skinner, Elaine LeCount, Yvonne Pepper, Wayne; 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Yoder.- Chester Joseph, 91, Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 27. Spouse: Esther May Brenneman Yoder. Parents: Alphaeus David and Elnora Horst Yoder. Children: J. David, Richard L.; two grandchildren. Funeral: March 3 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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