The Mennonite - November 2015

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, November 2015, pages 48-49, Vol. 18, No. 11.


Alderfer.- Philip Grant, 73, Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 4, of cancer. Spouse: Judith Rosenbeger Alderfer. Parents: Melvin L. and Helen M. Allebach Alderfer. Children: Jill M. Kaercher, Marc A. Alderfer; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.

Buller.- Hilda O. Voth, 100, Goessel, Kan., died Aug. 28. Spouse: Alvin Buller (deceased). Parents: Peter S. Voth and Anna Fast Voth. Children: Arlin R. Buller, Calvin D. Buller, John S. Buller and Carol A. Buller Sprunger; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life Service: Sept. 15 at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel.

Burkey.- Lydia Mae Schwartz, 94, Wakarusa, Ind., died Sept. 2. Spouse: Paul L. Burkey (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Emma Miller Schwartz. Children: Diana Weldy, Beverly Coblentz, James Burkey, Phyllis Mast; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 5 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.

Detwiler.- Stanley F., 89, Telford, Pa., died Aug. 30. Spouse: Dorothy Ziegler Detwiler (deceased). Parents: Tyson L. and Lizzie M. Freed Detwiler. Children: Donald Z. Detwiler, Vernon Z. Detwiler, Leon Z. Detwiler, Steven Z. Detwiler, Brenda Sue Detwiler; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.

Franz.- Minnie C. Lund, 99, Spokane, Wash., died Sept. 12. Spouse: Robert A. Franz (deceased). Parents: Jens P. and Bena C. Jacobsen Lund. Children: Jay L. Franz, Delwin R. Franz, Roberta Hodgson, Carma C. Franz; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Menno Mennonite Church, Ritzville, Wash.

Friesen.- Willard "Willie" A., 73, Inman, Kan., died Aug. 28. Spouse: Eva Kay Thiessen Friesen. Parents: Martin and Ruth Toews Friesen. Children: Jeff Friesen, Scott Friesen; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept.1 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Harshberger.- Mary O., 97, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 26. Parents: John F. and Amanda Shetler Harshberger. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Scottdale Mennonite Church, Scottdale, Pa.

Hartzler.- Frances Louise Wallace, 94, Bloomfield, Iowa, died Sept. 20. Spouse: John Daniel Hartzler (deceased). Parents: Chester Glenn Wallace and Eva J. Lowery Wallace. Children: Daniel Hartzler, Barbara Daubenmier; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Wagler Funeral Home, Bloomfield.

Kempf.- Esther Lapp, 90, Shickley, Neb., died Sept. 16. Spouse: Wayne Daniel Kempf (deceased). Parents: Norman Beidler Lapp and Mabel Wismer Lapp. Children: Donald Kempf, Ellen Miller, David Kempf, Dale Kempf, Margaret Swartzendruber, Anita Kempf; 13 grandchildren; six great-grand-children. Funeral: Sept. 19 at Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley.

Kulp.- David A., 75, Pottstown, Pa., died Oct. 11 at Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville, Pa., of complications from lung cancer. Spouse: Ruth Ann Hackman Kulp. Parents: Jacob C. and Florence Alderfer Kulp. Children: Bradley Kulp, Deborah Landis, Galen Kulp; six grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 14 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, Pa.

Maisch.- Valera Mae Tiahrt, 97, Aberdeen, Idaho, and Parachute, Colo., died Sept. 11. Spouse: Fred Maisch (deceased). Parents: Henry and Nettie Tiahrt. Children: Roger Maisch, Sue Maisch Seibert, David Maisch, Judith Shackelford, Mary Ann Jessup; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.

Mann.- Lester LeVon, 82, Freeport, Ill., died Sept.11. Spouse: Leota E. Shrock Mann. Parents: Lester LeVon Mann and Leona Miller Mann. Children: Karen Harbach, Brent Mann, Gail Shetler; Janine Hawkinson; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16 at Freeport Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Clara Bernice Miller, 90, Kalona, Iowa, died Sept. 26. Spouse: Wayne W. Miller (deceased). Parents: Joas S. and Magdalena Ropp Miller. Children: Dave Miller, Allen Miller, Lyle Miller, Lloyd Miller, Galen Miller, Phil Miller, Judy Bontrager, Sue Hershberger, Sylvia Erb, John Mark Miller; 31 grandchildren; 54 great-grand-children. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Moyer.- Gladys Kulp, 79, Souderton, Pa., died Sept. 9. Spouse: Harold Bissey Moyer. Parents: Elmer and Eva Blank Kulp. Children: Sharon Gehman, Donna Gaugler; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Reis.- Elva Selma Preheim, 100, Freeman, S.D., died Sept. 18. Spouse: Edward J. Ries (deceased). Parents: Jonathan J.J. and Ida Graber Preheim. Children: Pauline Hofer, Keith Reis; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Roth.- Roger L. 77, Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 13. Spouse: Karen Roth Roth. Parents: Truman and Luetta Gausche Roth. Children: Kent Roth, Kim Walker, Brian Roth, Brad Roth; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Smucker.- Ronald, 80, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 18. Spouse: Mary Lu Imhoff Smucker. Parents: Orrin and Blanche Hillman Smucker. Children: Doug Smucker, Greg Smucker, Dorine Rosenberger, David Smucker; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.

Thiessen.- Helen J. Knachstedt*, 84, Inman, Kan., died July 19. Spouse: Vernon D. Thiessen (deceased). Parents: Irvin H. and Inez Hobbiesifken Knackstedt. Children: Loren Thiessen, Allen Thiessen, Kelly Thiessen, Wesley Thiessen, Karen Shuff, Merle Thiessen; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 23 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

*Note: Name should be Knackstedt - tlm

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