The Mennonite - January 2016

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, January 2016, pages 48-49, Vol. 19, No. 1.


Alderfer.- Clarence, 77, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 18, 2015. Spouse: Mary C. Derstine Alderfer. Parents: Mahlon and Ada Moyer Alderfer. Children: Don Alderfer, Linda Jaindl, Rodney Alderfer; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Brunk.- Dr. James Robert Sr., 89, Harrisonburg, Va., died Dec. 3, 2015. Spouse: Thelma Ketterman Brunk. Parents: Harry Anthony Brunk, Sr., and Lena Gertrude Burkholder Brunk. Children: Bob Brunk, Beth Bergey, John Brunk, Don Brunk; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 8 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Brunk.- Susan Leatherman, 79, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 10, 2015. Spouse: David J. Brunk. Parents Jacob L. and Mary Jones Leatherman. Children: Grace Mattson, Kenneth D. Brunk, Carol J. Brunk; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 17 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.

Christophel.- Paul L., 88, Elkhart, Ind., died Nov. 17, 2015. Spouse: Flora Jane Lechlitner Christophel. Parents: John B. and Cora Nice Christophel. Children: Steve Christophel, Tom Christophel, Randy Christophel; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Croyle.- Mary Lucile Schnell, 91,Wadsworth, Ohio, died Nov. 13, 2015. Spouse: Denton E. Croyle (deceased). Parents: Hervey A. and Emma Yoder Schnell. Children: Philip J., Ann L. Weldy, J. Marshall, Warren L.; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at First Mennonite Church, Wadsworth, Ohio.

Friesen.- Justina Kroeker, 95, Altona, Manitoba, died Nov. 30, 2015. Spouse: Abram A. Friesen (deceased). Parents: Peter P. Kroeker and Justina Zacharias. Children: Jake Friesen, Willie Friesen, Raymond Friesen, Leroy Friesen, Shirley Hildebrand. Funeral: Dec. 6 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Isaak.- Marjorie L. Linscheid, 88, Sellersville, Pa., died Nov. 15, 2015. Spouse: Arthur C. Isaak (deceased). Parents John E. and Anna Claassen Linscheid. Children: Kristin Neufeld, Gretchen Isaak, Garth lsaak; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at West Swamp Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa.

Lehman.- Everett A., 84, Croghan, N.Y., died Oct. 7, 2015. Spouse: Doris R. VanNess Lehman. Parents: Benjamin and Emma Martin Lehman. Children: Kathleen Chartrand, Marilyn Shaw, Valerie Mohran, Melanie Stanisic, Colleen Farney, Lyndon Lehman, Marcia Ashline; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Loewen.- Jacob Gerard, 64, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 15, 2015. Spouse: Nancy Liechty Loewen. Parents: Melvin and Elfrieda Regier Loewen. Children: Emma Dugger, Nick Loewen, Jesse Loewen; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Miller.- Mildred Elizabeth, 83, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 29, 2015. Parents: Marvin Elias and Katie Elizabeth Wenger Miller. Funeral: Nov. 28 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Oyer.- Joyce A. Cender, 85, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 12, 2015. Spouse: Franklin D. Oyer (deceased). Parents: Roy and Mamie Park Cender. Children: Stephen Oyer, Stanley Oyer, Kent Oyer; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Regehr.- Gail Diane Schroeder, 57, Inman, Kan., died Nov. 13, 2015, of cancer. Spouse: Royce David Regehr. Parents: Milo H. and Leatrice Peters Schroeder. Children: Justin Regehr, Troy Regehr. Funeral: Nov. 17 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Reschly.- Marion C. "Tink," 93, Crawfordsville, Iowa, died Nov. 15, 2015. Spouse: Opal M. Burkholder Reschly. Parents: Harry and Fanny Conrad Reschly. Children: Rodney Reschly, Cynthia Butcher; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa.

Roes.- Raymond David, 82, Beaver Falls, N.Y., died Dec. 10, 2015. Spouse: Wilma Watkins Roes. Spouse: Anna Mae Widrick Roes (deceased). Parents: Samuel S. and Lena Nafziger Roes. Children: Kevin Roes, Sandra Oblick, Merle Roes, Sharon Lehman, Donald Roes; stepson: Richard Watkins; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 14 at Lowville Mennonite Church, Lowville, N.Y.

Rychener.- Evelyn M. Kauffman, 75, Wauseon, Ohio, died Nov. 19, 2015. Spouse: Larry Rychener. Parents: Orval and Cora Short Kauffman. Children: Jeffrey Rychener, Kimberly Turczyn, Jon Rychener, Jason Rychener; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

Scholl.- Maurice C., 96, Sterling, Ill., died Nov. 29, 2015. Spouse: Marcella Liechty Scholl (deceased). Parents: Clark and Ethel Palmer Scholl. Children: Beth Ann Oujiri, Harvey Scholl, Duane Scholl, David Scholl; 13 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 2 at Harvest Time Bible Church, Rock Falls, Ill.

Shenk.- Calvin Earl, 79, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 18, 2015, of dementia. Spouse: Marie Hershey Leaman Shenk (deceased). Parents: C. Mylin and Stella Harnish Shenk. Children: Douglas L. Shenk, Duane L. Shenk, Donna Shenk Sensenig; nine grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 21 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg

Shenk.- J. Donald, 84, Newport News, Va., died Sept. 14, 2015. Spouse: Jewell Yoder Shenk, Parents: Dan and Nancy Boyer Shenk. Children: Tammy Shenk Driver, Dale Shenk, Mel Shenk, Jay Shenk and Jenny Shenk Mahone.; 12 grandchildren. Celebration and Music service: Sept. 20 at Warwick River Mennonite Church, Newport News.

Snyder.- Celesta Gascho, 88, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 8, 2015. Spouse: Kenneth E. Snyder (deceased). Parents: Nicholas J. and Melinda Brenneman Gascho. Children: Merle Snyder, Miriam Snyder, Lester Snyder, Dale Snyder, Keith Snyder; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 12 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Springer.- Edna Mae Sutter, 98, Fisher, Ill., died Oct. 13, 2015. Spouse: Roy Springer (deceased). Parents: Lee and Alma Nafziger Sutter. Children: Carol Rhodes, Royal Springer, Keith Springer; foster son: Mark Bodenhamer; eight grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher.

Troyer.- Frances R. Mumaw, 83, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 2, 2015. Spouse: G. Weldon Troyer. Parents: Enos and Ruth Lehman Mumaw. Children: Michael Troyer, Richard Troyer, Rebecca Fontaine, Jerold Troyer; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 8 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Wagler.- Myrtie Marie Lugbill, 92, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 25, 2015. Spouse: Earles Wagler (deceased). Parents: Eli and Jennie Burkholder Lugbill. Children: Richard Wagler, Gloria Johnson, Bob Wagler, John Wagler, Tom Wagler, Curtis Wagler, Tim Wagler, Christ Wagler, Daniel Wagler, Mary Beth Schumm; 16 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 5 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

Yoder.- Carl Edward, 83, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 19, 2015, of cancer. Spouse: Ruth Martin Yoder. Parents: Harvey N. and Eliza Newcomer Yoder. Children: Bonnie Gerber, Charlotte Neumann, Rebecca Stichter; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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