The Mennonite - May 2018

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, May 2018, pages 36-37, Vol. 21, No. 5.


Augsburger.- Arleta Mae Kollath, 95, Elida, Ohio, died Feb. 16, of Alzheimer's disease. Spouse: Oren Augsburger. Children: Larry Augsburger, Betty Munn, Janet Buford; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: March 3 at Salem Mennonite Church, Elida.

Gingrich.- John Musser, 93, Lancaster, Pa., died March 22. Spouse: Blanche E. Kreider Gingrich (deceased). Parents: Edison and Mary Gingrich. Children: Donald Gingrich, Ann Martin, David Gingrich, Nelson Gingrich, Kenneth Gingrich, Sharon Umble, Beverly Kerry, Nelson Gingrich; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Pa.

Harder, Milton J., 93, Goessel, Kan., and Deer Creek, Okla., died Jan. 30. Spouse: Katharine Moyer Harder. Spouse: Geraldine Gross Harder (deceased). Parents: John M. and Sarah Enns Harder. Children: Robert G. Harder, James M. Harder; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Feb. 19 at Bethesda Home, Goessel.

Holdeman.- Anna Theocharides, 94, Westminster, Colo., died March 12. Spouse: Ivan Holdeman (deceased). Parents: Eleftherios and Elissavet Theocharides; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 8 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Hostetler.- Stephen Kenneth, 45, Boelus, Neb., died March 25. Parents: Arlan David and Judy Kay Mitchell Hostetler. Funeral: March 29 at Wood River Mennonite Church, Wood River, Neb.

Kiesow.- Anna Rose Nafziger, 90, Wauseon, Ohio, died Jan. 23. Spouse: Peter Kiesow. Parents: Raymond and Dora Short Nafziger. Child: Amy Kiesow Austin. Memorial service: Feb. 1 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold, Ohio.

King, Dorothy Pearl Miller, 90, Orrville, Ohio, died Jan. 22. Spouse: K. Eldon King. Parents: Adrian and Viola King Miller. Children: Dan King, Stan King, David King, Twila King Yoder, Marlin King, Glen King; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Celebration of life service: Jan. 26 at Kidron Mennonite Church, Kidron, Ohio.

Landis.- Anna Mae Groff, 97, Leola, Pa., died Feb. 19. Spouse: Marvin Landis (deceased). Parents: Christian B. and Emma Neff Groff. Funeral: Feb. 26 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz, Pa.

Lantz.- Richard "Dick" Keith, 76, Harrisonburg,Va., died March 2, following a battle with heart disease. Spouse: Pearl L. Snader Lantz. Spouse: Lois M. Graybille Lantz (deceased). Parents: Elam G. and Iva Yoder Lantz. Children: Doug Lantz, Heidi Lantz-Trissel; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Leidig.- Melvin D., 92, Orrville, Ohio, died March 19. Spouse: Lois Gisel Leidig. Parents: Rueben and Emily Teuscher Leidig. Children: Shari Leidig Holland, Debra Anne Leidig. Funeral: March 23 at Orrville Mennonite Church.

Miller.- Quinten Henry, 88, Kalona, Iowa, died April 4. Spouse: Dolores Jean Miller Miller. Parents: Henry H. and Mary Pearl Gingerich Miller. Children: Mary Jo Long, Myrna Eitzen, Sharla Zasadny, Forrest Miller, George Miller; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 7 at Kalona Mennonite Church.

Nafziger.- Donna Marie Schmucker, 87, Archbold, Ohio, died March 24. Spouse: Maurice Nafziger (deceased). Parents: George and Sylvia Short Schmucker. Children: Rodney Nafziger, Victoria Nafziger, Dawn Huebner, Dwight Nafziger; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Nunemaker.- Gwen Wenger, 63, Goshen, Ind., died March 2. Spouse: Bob Nunemaker. Parents: Richard D. "Kossie," and Bessie June Wilson Wenger. Children: Stacy Glick, Brooke Martin, Tina Cooper, Amber Landis, Robert Nunemaker, Jr., Bessie Wenger, Christy Nunemaker; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: March 6 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.

Ramseyer.- Joseph Woodrow "Woody" 88, Goshen, Ind., died March 14. Spouse: Lois Ramseyer (deceased). Parents: William and Gladys Salzman Ramseyer. Children: Sharon Sivanich, Beth Robie, Rob Ramseyer; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 20 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Rankin.- Al, 7O, Canton, Ohio, died Dec. 14, 2017. Spouse: Mickie Rankin. Parents: Neal J. and Verna Rankin. Children: Adam, Chad, Lissa, Darla, Dawn; step-children: Lisa, Renee, Lori; six grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 21 at the chapel at St. Luke Lutheran Community of North Canton.

Riegsecker.- Norma J. Schrock*, 79, Goshen, Ind., died March 23. Spouse: Marvin D. Riegsecker (deceased). Parents: Verlin Schrock and Mary Weaver Schrock Risser. Children: Steven Riegsecker, Michael Riegsecker; two grandchildren. Funeral: March 29 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. *Name is Shrock

Roth.- Kermit D., 79, Scottdale, Pa., died Feb. 8. Spouse: Shirley Ann Swartzendruber Roth (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Leta Philips Roth. Children: Timothy Roth, Ronald Roth, Laura Howard; six grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 11 at Robert B. Ferguson Funeral Home, Scottdale.

Short.- Calvin Dale, 93, Archbold, Ohio, died March 7. Spouse: Marjorie E. Nofziger Short. Parents: Henry and Elisa Eicher Short. Children: Lonnie Short, Pat Nafziger, Terry Short, Peg Rufenacht; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Archbold.

Shumaker.- Wanda S., 93, West Liberty, Ohio, died Jan. 25. Parents: William Howard Shumaker and Anna S. King Shumaker. Funeral: Jan. 29 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty.

Sollenberger.- J. Wilbur, 78, Lititz, Pa., died Jan. 27. Spouse: Madeline Groff Sollenberger. Parents: Ivan and Emma Meck Huber Sollenberger. Children: J. Merle Sollenberger, Gayle Smoker, Lynelle Wenger; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 3 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Stamm.- Roger L., 71, Stryker, Ohio. Died Feb. 27. Spouse: Jeannie Stitt Stamm. Parents: Walter and Martha Eicher Stamm. Children: Shan Henline, Sherri Mazzoni, Shawn Stamm; seven grandchildren. Funeral: March 3 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker.

Thiessen.- Abraham Raymond, 96, Inman, Kan., died March 3. Spouse: Sara Louise Regehr Thiessen (deceased). Parents: Dietrich A. and Mary Siemens Thiessen. Children: Shirley Kroeker, Sharon Kay Vannorsdel, Carol Jean Lightner, Keri Miller, Sandra Louise Horton; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren: Funeral: March 8 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Troyer.- Aliyah Rae, infant, Findlay, Ohio, was stillborn on Dec. 27, 2017. Parents: Shane Troyer and Jasmine Foster.

Wyse, Martha Lee, 80, Archbold, Ohio, died Feb. 22. Parents: Daniel B. and Marjory Werder Wyse. Funeral: Feb. 25 at Fairlawn Haven Chapel, Archbold.

Wyse.- Rachel Elizabeth, 94, Wellman, Iowa, died Dec. 5, 2017. Spouse: Roger Wyse (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Barbra Rich Graber. Children: Priscilla Clemens, Joseph Wyse, Jeffery Wyse, Jerome Wyse, Ramona Miller, Lisa Rose Wyse; six grandchildren. Memorial service: Jan. 6 at Wayland Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa.

Yoder.- Merrill J., 101, Wakarusa, Ind., died Nov. 9, 2017. Spouse: Fay Marie Wenger Yoder (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Eliza Newcomer Yoder. Children: Louise Leach, Roger Yoder, Dennis Yoder; foster daughter Faye Hackman;15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 13 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.

Zook.- J. Wesley "Wes," 93, Goshen, Ind., died March 11. Spouse: Viola Bontrager Zook. Spouse: Mary Ruth Branz Zook (deceased). Parents: J. Kore and Ruth Cooprider Zook. Children: Linda Zook, Brenda Zook, Becci Woodward, Robert Zook, John Paul Zook; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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