The Mennonite - May 2019

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, May 2019, pages 36-37, Vol. 22, No. 5.


Alderfer, Harold A., 91, Lansdale, Pa., died Dec. 19, 2018. Spouse: Ferne Gladys Hagey Alderfer. Parents: Rein A. and Susan Alderfer Alderfer. Children: Betsy L. Moyer, Sharon A. Rutter, Kenneth Alderfer; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 5 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Bauman, Dolores May Godshall, 76, Pennsburg, Pa., died March 17. Spouse: Wilbur Eugene Bauman. Parents: Stanley W. and Minerva Landis Godshall. Children: Angie D. Clemens, Tony Bauman; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 31 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Bechtel, Jay, 76, Valparaiso, Ind., died Dec. 30, 2018, of ALS. Spouse: Pat Sutter Bechtel. Parents: Elmer L. and Mildred Reynolds Bechtel. Child: Lora Kokot; two grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 5 at Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind.

Becker, Willard, 98, Sheboygan, Wisc., and Freeman, S.D., died Feb. 14. Spouse: Bertha K. Pollman Becker (deceased). Parents: Daniel A. and Anna Tieszen Becker. Child: Dean Becker; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Brenneman, Mildred "Millie" Salterberg Dickinson, 84, Kalona, Iowa, died March 8. Spouse: Wally Brenneman. Parents: Earl and Mary Stout Salterberg. Child: Ann Dickinson. Funeral: March 12 at First Mennonite Church of Iowa City.

Conrad, Cletus D., 91, Orrville, Ohio, died March 10. Spouse: Ruth Friedt Conrad. Parents: Raymond and Mattie Stutzman Conrad. Children: Wendy Swartzentruber, Peggy Conrad, Tom Conrad; six grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren. Funeral: March l4 at Orrville Mennonite Church.

Crossgrove, Kathryn Marie Roth, 97, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 31. Spouse: Chauncey Willard Crossgrove (deceased). Parents: Frank and Ada Schmucker Roth. Children: Steve Crossgrove, Nancy Crossgrove, Ruth Ann Yoder, Alan Crossgrove, Lois Stoltzfus; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 7 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Deveines, Jenna, 30, Cranston, R.I., died Nov. 13, 2018. Parents: Harold and Linda Marthys Deveines. Funeral: Nov. 19 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Gehman, Harley B., 96, Souderton, Pa., died Jan. 28. Spouse: Anna D. Kulp Gehman (deceasd). Parents: Allen W. and Alice Beideman Gehman. Children: Marilyn Zook, Louise O'Connell, Elaine Gehman, Allen Gehman; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 2 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Goering, Verna Mae Kaufman, 103, Moundridge, Kan., died March 3, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Erwin C. Goering (deceased). Parents; Joseph P. and Maria Rose Flickner Kaufman. Children: Mary Jo Preheim, LaDeen Frey; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge.

Good, Donald Lee, 69, Telford, Pa., died Jan. 9. Spouse: Diane Lynn Clemmer Good. Parents: Emory W. and Thelma Blosser Good. Children: Sondra Alderfer, Stephanie Rittenhouse, Sheldon Good: four grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 26 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia, Pa.

Good, Grace Bower, 92, Souderton, Pa., died March 7. Spouse: Lawrence E. Good (deceased). Parents: Aaron L. and Ella Mae Souder Bower. Children: Larry Good, Philip Good, Sara Jane Good; five grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.

Grieser, Dwight E., 75, Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 25. Spouse: Carol S. Hartzler Grieser. Parents: Cletus Grieser and Luella Stucky Grieser Rupp. Children: Stephanie Braming, Matthew Grieser; seven grandchildren, Funeral: March 18 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Hege, Carl Henry, 82, Aberdeen, Idaho, died March 7. Spouse: Elsa Ann Eagle Hege. Parents: Walter John Hege and Lois Winona Babb Hege. Children: Daniel Carl Hege, Beth Anne Hege Piatote, John Henry Hege; eight grandchildren. Funeral: March 19 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen.

Hofer, LeRoy Donald, 89, Freeman, S.D., died March 15, of cancer. Spouse: Sarah Mendel Hofer (deceased). Parents: Paul L. and Elizabeth Hofer. Children: Carlos Hofer, Bruce Hofer, Geraldine Palumbo, Stan Hofer; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 23 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.

Kunkel, Rhoda S. Martin, 76, Manheim, Pa., died March 2. Parents: Titus and Edna Sauder Martin. Child: Kristina Wilson; four grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Pa.

Lapp, Dan J., 90, Plain City, Ohio, died March 21, following a lengthy illness. Spouse: Mary E. Miller Lapp (deceased). Parents: John and Sarah Yoder Lapp. Children: Rob Lapp, Kathy Phillips, Sherry Lowe; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City.

Mast, Fanny E. Bontrager, 85, Goshen, Ind., died March 23. Spouse: Henry Mast. Parents: Fred and Barbara Bontrager. Children: Fred Mast, John Mast, Rebecca Mast; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 27 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Preheim, Norma Jean Voran, 87, North Newton, Kan., died Feb. 2. Spouse: Marles Preheim. Parents: Paul J. and Hulda Graber Voran. Children: Kay Siebert, Terri Gaeddert, Brian Preheim; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: March 16 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton.

Rupp Borton, Marjorie M. Miller, 91, Archbold, Ohio, died Feb. 27. Spouse: Lee Borton (deceased). Spouse: Harold E. Rupp (deceased). Parents: Uriah and Carrie Miller. Children: Steven Rupp, Linda Young; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 4 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.

Sawatzky, Reynold, 94, Goshen, Ind, died April 1. Spouse: Maurine C. Bauer Sawatzky (deceased). Parents: Jacob F. and Cornelia Klassen Sawatzky. Children: Renee M. Sawatzky, Nila R. Sawatzky. Funeral: April 9 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Sieber, Paul Clarence, 92, Champaign, Ill., died Feb. 22. Spouse: Martha Meck Sieber (deceased). Parents: Boyd and Kathie Wert Sieber. Children: Gerald Sieber, Delmer Sieber, Norma Symns, Nancy Seaman, Marlin Sieber; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 4 at First Mennonite Church, Urbana, Ill.

Stauffer, Orlen L., 88, Milford, Neb., died March 1. Spouse: Donna Stauffer. Parents: Sterling and Ida Stauffer. Children: Barry Stauffer, Darcy Friedli, Lanny Stauffer; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 5 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.

Toews, Pauline Cornelia Thierstein, 90, Whitewater, Kan., died March 28. Spouse: Novalis Toews (deceased). Parents: Christian B. and Ella Regier Thierstein. Children: Marna Schowalter, Cynthia Rhodes, Jeff Toews, Stewart Toews; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 5 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater.

Troyer, LeRoy S., 81, South Bend, Ind., died Dec. 2, 2018. Spouse: Phyllis Eigsti Troyer. Parents: Seth and Nancy Miller Troyer. Children: Terry Troyer, Dr. Donald Troyer, Ronald Troyer; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 8 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.

Yoder, Ada Glick, 89, Reedsville, Pa., died Feb. 17. Spouse: Darvin J. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Jonathan H. and Maimie Glick. Children: Darvin Yoder, Jr., Lucinda Kratzer, Kenneth E. Yoder, Larry Yoder. Funeral: Feb. 21 at Maple Grove Church, Belleville, Pa.

Yoder, Margaret Ann Zook, 93, Belleville, Pa., died Feb. 3. Spouse: Alvin D. Yoder (deceased). Parents: Isaac and Emma Zook. Children: Wanda Bender, Stanley Yoder, Brenda Shoop, Sandra Newman, Nelson Yoder, Barb McCrea; nine grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 7 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Transcriber: John Ingold

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