The Mennonite - December 2017
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, December 2017, pages 36-37, Vol. 20, No. 10.
Bender.- Barbara Stutzman, 93, Kalona, Iowa, died Aug. 28. Spouse: Lloyd Bender (deceased). Parents: Ervin and Lydia Bontrager Stutzman. Children: Derald Bender, Dwight Bender, Delwyn "Bud" Bender, Darlene Gingerich; foster son Mike Ferguson; seven grandchildren; three foster grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 1 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Bitting.- Isabel Amelia Eigsti, 76, Tiskilwa, Ill., died Sept. 2. Spouse: Robert D. Bitting. Parents: Howard and Kathryn Stutzman Eigsti. Children: R. David Bitting, Daniel W. Bitting, Kelley Millemon; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 7 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa.
Brubacher.- Ross Denton, 57, Elmira, Ontario, died Oct. 8. Parents: Curtis and Alice Snider Brubacher. Funeral: Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.
Coblentz.- Donella M., 88, Canton, Ohio, died Aug. 26, of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Jonas J. Coblentz. Parents: Lester and Sara Zook. Children: Rosella Hernley, Judy Vadasz, Gloria Bontrager Randy Coblentz; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Celebration of life: Sept. 2 at Evermore Community Church, Hartville, Ohio.
Dagostino.- Vito Joseph, 87, Harrisonburg,Va., died Sept. 30. Spouse: Carmen Rolon Dagostino (deceased). Parents: Fortunato and Agatha Dagostino. Children: Rick Aponte, Lillian Nieves, Nancy Aponte, Cynthia Fracchiolla; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at a later date at Scalia Funeral Home, Staten lsland, N.Y.
Frey.- Valetta J. Nofziger, 88, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 2, of cancer. Spouse: Willard Frey (deceased). Spouse: Edwin Beck (deceased). Parents: Harley and Fannie Aeschliman Nofziger. Children: J. Mark Beck, Jane Waidelich, Samuel Beck, Sandra Beck, Jerry Beck; step-children: Sue Ann Overholt, Mary Jo Wilson, Peggy Arndt, Lee Frey; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 6 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Gunden.- Marjorie N., Nafziger, 91, Naples, Fla., died Sept. 26. Spouse: Elton A. Gunden (deceased). Parents: C. Ralph and Katherine Eichelberger Nafziger. Children: Rebecca Smith, Barbara Thomas, Carol Gunden, Steven Gunden; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Ind
Harmon.- David Edward Sr., 83, Waynesboro,Va., died Aug. 14. Spouse: Bonnie Glass Harmon (deceased). Parents: Lewis E. and Virginia Frazier Harmon. Children: David Harmon, Jr., Robin Elliot, Lindsie Hall; stepsons: Wayne Wilberger, Michael Wilberger; four grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 18 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.
Hochstetler.- Orlin, 86, rural Williamsburg, Iowa, died Sept. 15. Spouse: Lores Brenneman Hochstetler. Parents: Earl and Mary Krabill Hochstetler. Children: Kim Hochstetler, Kathy Lippold, Kirk Hochstetler; 10 grandchildren; five great- grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 22 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Iowa.
Hostetler.- Pamela K. Willems, 59, Hesston, Kan., died Sept. 30. Spouse: Donnie Hostetler. Parents: Leo and Edna Dirks Willems. Children: Charissa Robertson, Ryan Hostetler; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 5 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Martin.- Joyce Martin, 56, Elmira, Ontario, died Sept. 20. Spouse: Murray Martin. Parents: Mervin and Lena Martin. Children:Travis Martin, Corey Martin; one grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 25 at Floradale Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ontario.
Miller.- Donald Glen, 78, Goshen, Ind., died Sept. 13, of Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Spouse: Nancy Reedy Miller. Parents: John and Lucy Miller. Children: Karen Miller Hassinger, Elaine Miller, Doug Miller; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Miller.- John Henry, 94, Stuarts Draft, Va., died Sept. 18. Spouse: Anna E. Witmer Miller. Parents: Joseph C. and Barbara Kreider Miller. Children: David Miller, John Miller, Daniel Miller, Rhoda Miller, Martha Swartzentruber, Paul Miller, Timothy Miller, Mark Miller; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Miller.- Richard L., 91, Engadine, Mich., died Aug. 14. Spouse: Lois A. Troyer Miller (deceased). Parents: Irwin J. and Mildred Yoder Miller. Children: Alan Miller, Roderick Miller, Wendell Miller, Christine Yoder, Jonathan Miller, Rachel Nolt, Leighton Miller, David Miller; 17 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 19 at Wildwood Mennonite Church, Engadine.
Moyer.- Gloria Jean Rush, 64, Telford, Pa., died Sept. 16. Spouse: Harlan Brent Moyer. Parents: Paul W. and Elizabeth Detweiler Rush. Children: Ryan Moyer, Andrea Bessler, Jeffrey Moyer; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 23 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.
Myers.- Myrtle Molly Miller, 99, Manson, Iowa, died Sept. 17. Spouse: Willis D. Myers (deceased). Parents: Dan H. and Lena Egli Miller. Children: Carolyn Raber, Dorie Hochstedler; 15 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 22 at the Greencroft Meetinghouse, Goshen, Ind.
Nelson.- Dawn Ruth, 65, Souderton, Pa., died Aug. 21. Spouse: Paul J. Nelson. Parents: John and Roma Jacobs Ruth. Children: Sarah Nelson, Pete Nelson, Ben Nelson; Funeral: Aug. 26 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.
Pollman.- Ruth Kleinsasser, 87, Freeman, S.D., died Sept. 30. Parents: John P. and Katherine Tieszen Kleinsasser. Funeral: Oct. 5 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Schrock.- Clayton W., 96, Leo, Ind., died Sept. 30. Spouse: Marjorie Mae Beck Schrock (deceased). Parents: Reuben and Susan Yoder Schrock. Children: Rick S. Schrock, Sharon J. Meyers, Shirley J. Johnson; nine grandchildren; 12 great- grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 6 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo.
Shantz.- Mervin B., 91, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died Sept. 26. Spouse: Grace Stevanus Shantz. Parents: Ivan B. and Irene B. Bauman Shantz. Children: Murray Shantz, Larry Shantz, Connie Boshart, Susan Cabral, Wendy Bowman, Robert Shantz, Karen DiSanto, Brenda Wade, Jeffrey Shantz; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Stuckey.- Max Eugene, 73, Archbold, Ohio, died Sept. 8. Spouse: Sharon Stuckey. Parents: Denver and Frances Stuckey. Child: Dr. Jordan Stuckey; six grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. I5 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Toole.- Shirley Ann Amstutz, 82, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 19, of complications of multiple myeloma. Spouse: Edwin Toole. Parents: Benjamin and Irene Sommer Amstutz. Children: Kendell Toole, Harley Toole; five grandchildren: Funeral: Oct. 23 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Weber.- Carol Jean Roupp, 83, Media, Pa., died Oct. 31. Spouse: Richard Rand Weber. Parents: Paul Ervin and Gertrude Troyer Roupp. Children: Mark Allen Weber, Christine Elizabeth Weber, Rebecca Joyce Weber; two grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 4 at Minsall Shropshire-Bleyler, Media. Memorial service: Nov. 6 at Granite Farms Estates, Media.
Yoder.- David W., 97, Elkhart, Ind., died Oct. 24. Spouse: Florence Stauffer Yoder (deceased). Parents: Harvey N. and Eliza Newcomer Yoder. Children: Rosemary Detwiler, Eileen Miller, Marilyn Yoder, Judy Yoder; six grandchildren; five great- grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Yoder.- Harvey Dale, 80, Kalona, Iowa, died Oct. 5. Spouse: Ruby Ann Ropp Yoder (deceased). Parents: Noah M. and Magdalena Hochstedler Yoder. Funeral: Oct. 8 at Kalona Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by: John Ingold