The Mennonite - April 2016

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, April 2016, pages 34-35, Vol. 19, No. 4.


Amstutz.- Doyle Edison, 78, Apple Creek, Ohio, died Nov. 23, 2015, of cancer. Spouse: Ella Marie Geiser Amstutz. Parents: Albert J. and Delia Gerber Amstutz. Children: Terry Amstutz, Douglas Amstutz, Ron Taylor, Patricia Amstutz; one step-granddaughter. Funeral: Nov. 28 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.

Augsburger.- Martha Louise Kling, 89, Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 18. Spouse: A. Don Augsburger. Parents: Willis and Barbara Stauffer Kling. Children: Phyllis Anne Ressler, Patricia Louise Augsburger, Don Richard Augsburger; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 28 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Berryman.- Donnel, 86, Pulaski, Iowa, died Feb. 19. Spouse: Virginia Augsburger Berryman. Parents: Steve and Alvina Peplow Berryman. Children: Connie Cagle, Garry Berryman, Doug Berryman, Kent Berryman; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 27 at Pulaski Mennonite Church.

Bishop.- Marie Shelly, 90, Hilltown, Pa., died Feb. 18. Spouse: Lloyd L. Bishop (deceased). Parents: Erwin and Cora Alderfer Shelly. Children: Diane B. Hunsberger, Marjorie Brenneman, L. Darrell Bishop; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Summit View Auditorium at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, Pa.

Blue.- Jeff, 62, Fort Wayne, Ind., died Feb. 17. Spouse: Ann Halpin Blue. Parents: Charles and Pauline Wagner Blue. Children: Caroline Gephart, Abigail Blue; one grandson. Funeral: Feb. 24 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne.

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.

Goosen.- Lowell, 87, Freeman, S.D., died March 1. Spouse: Eva Goosen. Parents: Nick and Laura Miller Goosen. Children: Lowayne Goosen, Jerry Goosen; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 5 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Graber.- Clarence Ray, 92, Freeman, S.D., died Feb. 15. Spouse: Gertrude Goering Graber. Parents: Joseph C. and Alvina Waltner Graber. Children: Monica Hofer, David Graber, Gwen Hartwig; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 20 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Landis.- June Marie Moyer, 84, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 15. Spouse: Jacob C. Landis. Parents: William H. and Irene Kulp Moyer. Children: Geoffrey W. Landis, Douglas A. Landis; three grandchildren. Funeral: March 11 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

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.

Mace.- Dennis E., 73, Macungie, Pa., died March 6. Spouse: Marilyn Nester Mace. Children: Deanna Olson, Jeffrey Mace, Anita McSloy; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: March 11 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Pa.

Miller.- Chester "Chet" Dennis, 89, Hesston, Kan., died Feb. 12. Spouse: Nellie F. Zimmerman Miller (deceased). Parents: Billie D. and Ada F. Yoder Miller. Children: Rick Miller, Wes Miller, Candy Cirricione; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 16 at Hesston Mennonite Church.

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.

Miller.- Paul, 92, Leo, Ind., died Feb. 16. Spouse: Ilene Miller. Parents: Joseph and Amelia Miller. Children: Darrell Miller, Debbie Bojrab; three grandchildren; one great-grandson. Funeral: Feb. 22 at North Leo Mennonite Church.

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.

Roth.- Vernon Henry, 89, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 31. Spouse: Ruth Hall Roth. Parents: John N. and Eliza Reichhardt Roth. Children: Barbara Tanner, Karen Nafziger, Laura Nafziger, Ron Roth, Donna King, Connie Nofziger, Rick Roth, Sandy Short, Joanne Nafziger; 22 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 6 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

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.

Schwartz.- Ervin J., 99, Wakarusa, Ind., died Feb. 23. Spouse: Maxine Hoffer Schwartz (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Emma Miller Schwartz. Children: Jerry Schwartz, Darrell Schwartz; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 25 at Thompson Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

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.

Sprunger.- Ella Mae Lehman, 88, Berne, Ind., died Jan. 22. Spouse: Forrest Walter Sprunger (deceased). Parents: John M. and Ida Garber Lehman. Children: JW Sprunger, Norman JD Sprunger, Barbara Jayne Sprunger, James Edward Sprunger; four grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 29 at Swiss Village Chapel, Berne.

Steffen.- Esther Marie Nussbaum, 105, Dalton, Ohio, died Feb. 15. Spouse: Amos Steffen (deceased). Parents: Samuel E. and Lina Amstutz Nussbaum. Children: Harlan Steffen, Virgene Steffen, Eunice Paul, Corrine Helmuth, Darlene Rhodes, Kenis Steffen, Sandra Gerber; 34 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 20 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.

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-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 5 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.

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