The Mennonite - November 2016
"for the record" - Deaths:
Birky, Nona Ruth Miller, 98, Hopedale, Ill., died Sept. 15. Spouse: Simon Birky (deceased). Parents: Eli and Amanda Hochstettler Miller. Children: Jerry Birky, John Birky, Karen Nachtigall; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 22 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.
Brubacher, Margaret Marie Wedel, 89, Moundridge, Kan., died Sept. 25. Spouse: Donald J. Brubacher (deceased). Parents: Christian "C.P." and Katie Goering Wedel. Children: Cindi Roth, Don Brubacher, Dale Brubacher; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 29 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Kan.
Campbell, Raymond Ersel Jr., 83, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 22. Spouse: Mary Frances "Francie" Martin Campbell. Parents: Raymond Ersel Sr. and Sarah Coffman Campbell. Children: Jeffrey Ersel Campbell; four grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Dietzel, Wilmetta Dorothy Weaver, 95, Newton, Kan., died Sept. 24. Spouse: Arnold Dietzel (deceased). Parents: Harry and Margaret DeschnerWeaver. Children: Ronald L. Dietzel, Margaret E. Hillegass, Carol J. Cranston; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 29 at Hesston (Kan.) Mennonite Church.
Freed, Pearl Alderfer, 80, Perkasie, Pa., died Sept. 13, of cancer. Spouse: Norman Freed. Parents: Henry and Aquilla Miller Alderfer. Children: Vernon Freed, Duane Freed, Nancy Leh, Darlene Kulp; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie.
Gardner, Oneta B. Kalb, 101, Goshen, |nd., died Oct. 4. Spouse: Charles V. Garner (deceased). Parents: Harry and Minnie Miller Kalb. Children: Ruthann M. Brunk, Thomas C. Gardner, Susan G. Nelson, Judith G. Ainley; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Hamm, Eva Schmidt, 92, Altona, Manitoba, died Sept. 22. Spouse: Jacob "Shorty" Hamm (deceased). Parents: Jacob Schmidt and Lena Hamm Schmidt. Children: Conroy Hamm, Lorna Douville; one grandchild; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 25 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.
Harder, Ethel Kathryn Klassen, 92, Reedley, Calif., died Aug. 23. Spouse: Robert John Harder (deceased). Parents: Henry and Katie Klassen. Children: Jan Harder Parker, Jean Harder Flores, James Robert Harder, Joseph William Harder; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 27 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Hieb, Wilbert "Bill" Edgar, 95, Brookings, S.D., died March 8. Spouse: Selma "Sally" Esther Tieszen Hieb (deceased). Parents: Jacob Hieb, Jr., and Ruth E. Irwin Hieb. Children: Barry Hieb, Charles Hieb, Richard Hieb, James Hieb, Shingo Kajinami; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 2 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Hostetter, Grace Haldeman Brackbill, 97, Harrisonburg, Va., died Aug. 22. Spouse: B. Charles Hostetter (deceased). Parents: Milton G. and Ruth Haldeman Brackbill. Children: Miriam King, Pat Martin, Doug Hostetter, Ron Hostetter, Darrel Hostetter, Chuck Hostetter, Phil Hostetter, Rick Hostetter; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 27 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church and Aug. 29 at Mountain View Mennonite Church, Hickory, N.C.
Jantzen, Edwin J., 92, Freeman, S.D., died Sept. 17. Spouse: Ardis Leder Jantzen. Parents: John and Margarete Epp Jantzen. Children: Carol Boehje, Cathy Neuharth, Sandra Ostraat, Audrey Sloan, Mary Manson; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 24 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Krabill, Estelle Birdene Sutter, 97, Albany, Ore., Hesston, Kan., and Phoenix, Ariz., died Sept. 8. Spouse: Vincent Joseph Krabill (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Minnie Gerig Sutter. Children: Ann Burkholder, Rebecca Hauder, Martha Detweiler, Rosemary Lee Krabill; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Albany Mennonite Village Chapel.
Leichty, Mahlon Dean, 83, Kalona, Iowa, died Aug. 30, of complications following a stroke. Spouse: Delores Marlene Gnagey Leichty. Parents: William and Ada Mae Roth Leichty. Children: Allen Leichty, Deb Hochstetler, Carla Yoder, Bev Swartzen- truber; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Massanari, Walter S., 94, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 16. Spouse: Orva F. Gerber Mas- sanari (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Elizabeth Sommer Massanari. Children: Patricia Massanari, Kathleen Massanari, Thomas Massanari, Steven Massanari. Funeral: Aug. 22 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Meyers, Garwood L., 89, Perkasie, Pa., died Sept. 20. Spouse: Elizabeth "Liz" Wible Kapski-Meyers. Spouse: Marion Alderfer Meyers (deceased). Parents: Harvey M. and Mary G. Leatherman Meyers. Children: Phyllis A. Nyce, Pamela Strunk, Dennis L. Meyers, Feryl L. Meyers, Keith L. Meyers; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 23 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie.
Mishler, Dorothy P. Birky, 89, Lagrange and Shipshewana, lnd., died Sept. 8. Spouse: Maurice Mishler (deceased). Parents: Albert and Kate Miller Birky. Children: Beth Yoder, Robert Mishler; five grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 11 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.
Nafziger, Marian Christner, 94, Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 1. Spouse: Freeman A. Nafziger (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Mary Boshart Christner. Children: Roger Nafziger, Charles Nafziger, Ron Nafziger, Charlotte Stepp; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 4 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Nester, Stella D. Smith, 86, Allentown, Pa., died Sept. 20. Spouse: Norman Nester (deceased). Parents: Samuel and Lydia Siegfried Smith. Children: Sharon Bleiler, Renee Hoch, Denise Jacoby, Monica Nester; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Pa.
Peters, Robert D., 82, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 12. Spouse: Geraldine Graber Peters. Parents: Ted and Alice Peters. Children: Randall Peters, Lyle Peters, Diane "Lisa" Tinneny; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial service: Sept. 25 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Rittenhouse, Alice Clemmer, 87, Harleysville, Pa., died Sept. 10. Spouse: Norman Derstein Rittenhouse. Parents: Allen and Alice Moyer Clemmer, Children: Eric Rittenhouse, Jennifer Rittenhouse; six grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 18 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.
Ruby, Helen Marie Hoffman, 90, Pigeon. Mich., died Sept. 9. Spouse: Joe Ruby (deceased). Parents: John and Mary Kuhns Hoffman. Children: Diane Maust, Delores Esch; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12 at Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, Pigeon.
Shenk, Jacob B., 89, Lancaster, Pa., died July 21. Spouse: Beatrice "Betty" Frey Shenk. Parents: Jacob and Laura Shenk. Children: Ann Duval, Jeff Shenk, Sara Shenk; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 30 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.
Smith, Geraldine "Gerry" Louise Myers, 72, Elkhart, Ind., died Aug. 17. Parents: LaMar and Julianna McDonald Myers. Children: Susie Carter, Charles Smith, Naomi Smith, Virginia Forbes, Jake Smith; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 21 at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Transcribed by: John Ingold