The Mennonite - December 201

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, December 2016, pages 34-35, Vol. 19, No. 12


Blauch.- Dale Edward, 85, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 9. Spouse: Miriam Sheller Blauch. Parents: Earl and Nellie Ward Blauch. Children: Dolores Hertzler and Susan Blauch; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 13 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Brenneman.- Lucy Marie (Fogelsong), 90, of Elida, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Oct. 14, surrounded by her family. Lucy was born Dec. 6, 1925, in Blissfield, Mich., to Victor and Katherine (Thompson) Fogelsong. She graduated from Blissfield High School prior to attending Huntington College. On Aug. 12, 1949, she married Moses S. Brenneman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 24, 1976. Lucy was a remarkable homemaker and active in the family farm and her community. She is remembered for her unwavering faith in God, deep love for her family and concern for others. Lucy was an active member of Central Mennonite and Pike Mennonite churches in Elida. She loved studying Scripture and prayed fervently. Lucy had a heart for missions, local and global. She volunteered in her church and the Et Cetera Shop in Bluffton, Ohio. She also served in Kentucky, Haiti, Guatemala and Mexico and hosted many church mission workers in her home. She enjoyed reading, teaching children's Sunday school, participating in the Women's Sewing Circle, music, gardening and visiting family. She is survived by seven children: Ronald (Cindy) Brenneman of Elida; Marilyn (Michael) Hughes of Mt. Crawford, Va.; Rita (Dale) Lehman of Broadway, Va.; Kathleen (Steve) Nussbaum of White Bear Lake, Minn.; Stanley Brenneman of Elida; Kim (Beverly) Brenneman of Elida; and Janet (Max) Troyer of Harrisonburg, Va.; 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Lucy is also survived by sister Phyllis Kohr, Toledo, Ohio; brother and sister-in-law Leland and Roma Fogelsong; and 12 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a sister and brother-in-law, Ellen (Chuck) Neuroth. A funeral service was held on Oct. 22 at Pike Mennonite Church in Elida. Pastor Darwin Hartman officiated. Interment followed at Salem Mennonite Cemetery.

Cressman.- Calvin, 76, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Oct. 31. Spouse: Janice Martin Cressman. Parents: Eden M. and Laura Dettwiler Cressman. Children: Mark and Michael Cressman; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 4 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Detweiler.- Gerald R., 67, Kintnersville, Pa., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Karen Blumrick Detweiler. Parents: Alvin T. (deceased) and Anna Rosenberger Detweiler. Children: JoAnna, Joy, Rose, Rita. Funeral: Oct. 16 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.

Detweiler.- Raymond Wismer, 88, Quakertown, Pa., died Oct. 14. Spouse: Grace Alderfer Detweiler (deceased). Children: Laverne Lee Detweiler and Dean Arlin Detweiler. Funeral: Oct. 20 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.

Healey.- Mabel E. Wogomon, 96, Wakarusa, Ind., died Oct. 3. Spouse: Harold W. Wogomon (deceased). Parents: Benjamin and Bessie Billman Wogomon. Children: Helen Fritts and Dorothy Ann Healey (both deceased); four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 10 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Helmuth.- Mary Miller, 94, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 30. Spouse:
Joseph G. Helmuth (deceased). Parents: John M. Miller and Anna Miller Miller. Children: Dee Birkey, Carol Honderich, Elaine Jarvis, Dr. Anita Showalter; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Hildebrand.- Kathleen Hoeppner Braun, 88, Altona, Manitoba, died Sept. 22. Spouse: Dave Hildebrand (deceased). Spouse: William "Willie" Braun (deceased). Parents: Jacob N. Hoeppner and Susan Sawatzky Hoeppner. Children: Merle, Gerald, Lorne, Rhona Sawatzky, Mona Lacey; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Hofer.- Raymond E., 87, Freeman, S.D., died Nov. 4. Spouse: Joyce Wipf Hofer. Parents: John L. and Mary L. Mendel Hofer. Children: Cynthia Graber, Nanette Hofer, Kim Hofer, Amy Hofer Vetch, Dennis Hofer, Julie Anderson, Joel Wipf; eight grandchildren (one deceased). Funeral: Nov. 10 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Kratz.- Amanda A. Moyer, 102, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 5. Spouse: Jonas L. Kratz (deceased). Parents: Frank and Bertha Alderfer Moyer. Children: Lawrence M. Kratz, Lorraine M. Kulp, Naomi Shaw; 16 grandchildern; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 13 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Lapp.- Martha Anne Miller, 79, Goshen, Ind., died Aug. 1. Spouse: Jon Eugene Lapp. Parents: Alvin and Bessie Miller. Children: David Lapp, DeAnne Hill, Eric Lapp; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Miller.- Bertha Neufeld, 85, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 28. Spouse: Kenneth Miller. Parents: Jacob and Katherine Pauls Neufeld. Children: Berry Miller, Phil Miller, Becky Nussbaum, Bonnie Gingrich, Gordon Miller; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 10 at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Schofield.- Mervin Earl, 83, Denver, died Oct. 14. Spouse: Clara Miller Schofield. Parents: Earl and Rebecca Mackey Schofield. Children: Deborah Tayler, Charlene Schofield; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Shoemaker.- Donald J., 94, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Illa June Litwiller Shoemaker (deceased). Parents: Arthur and Louisa Engle Shoemaker. Children: Joyce Yoder, Sandra Friesen, Nelda Wittig, Larry Shoemaker (deceased); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 15 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Snyder.- Eugene Nelson, 63, Waterloo, Ontario, died Oct. 25. Spouse: Sharon Martin (deceased). Parents: Nelson and Vera Snyder. Children: Hillary and Evan Snyder. Funeral: Nov. 1 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.

Sommers.- Eloise Eileen Lambright, 84, Denver, died Aug. 18. Spouse: Myron Sommers (deceased). Parents: Cleo and Orpha Hostetler Lambright. Child: Craig Sommers; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 1 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Spilman.- Mary Alice Baughman, 85, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 31. Spouse: Donn Hiatt Spilman. Children: Sue Hadler, William, John and Jeff Spilman; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Waltner.- Floretta Joyce Kaufman, 86, Freeman, S.D., died Oct. 14. Spouse: Gene Waltner (deceased). Parents: Elias and Hannah Deckert Kaufman. Children: Steve Waltner, Kristi Miller; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 22 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Weaver.- Elwood Daniel, 94, Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 13. Spouse: Ruth Louise Hartman Weaver (deceased). Parents: Jason and Maria Elizabeth Martin Weaver. Children: Jerrel "Jerry" Weaver, Ken Weaver, Diane Yoder, Susan Eshleman; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Wiebe.- Anne Janzen, 90, Altona, Manitoba, died Sept. 11. Spouse: Bernard G. Wiebe. Parents: Johann Janzen and Aganetha Giesbrecht Janzen. Children: Norman Wiebe, Allan Wiebe, Terence Wiebe, Warren Wiebe; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.

Yoder.- Della Faye Troyer, 85, Kalona, Iowa, died Aug. 29. Spouse: Keith E. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Lloyd and Emma Kennel Troyer. Children: Joette Droz, Brian Yoder, Judy Hookway; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3 at Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa.

Yoder.- Edna Mack, 75, Harleysville, Pa., died Oct. 14. Spouse: Ray Yoder. Parents: Ellis and Edna Good Mack. Children: Juanita and Cynthia Yoder; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 30 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.

Yoder.- Esther A. Detwiler, 93, Elkhart, Ind., died Sept. 18. Spouse: Gordon R. Yoder. Parents: Elmer and Lorena Miller Detwiler. Children: Diane Hershberger, Sanford Yoder, Tom Yoder; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 15 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Yoder.- Howard Ray, 91, Wellman Iowa, died July 10. Spouse: Eleanor Swartzendruber Yoder. Parents: Henry and Bertha Doolin Yoder. Children: H. Douglas Yoder, Steven Yoder, Lucinda Hoskins, John H. Yoder, Barbara Martin, Melissa Thomas; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: West Union Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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