The Mennonite - July 2020

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, July 2020, pages 36-37, Vol. 23, No. 7.


Boyer.- Stanley Wade, M.D., 84, Madison, Wisc., died quietly at home on May 25. Stan was born in 1936 in Elkhart, Ind., to Ervin and Ruth (Stealy) Boyer. He grew up in Elkhart and became acquainted with his future wife, Marylin Ebersole, at summer camp in Michigan when they were each 9. They later dated as students at Hesston (Kan.) College and at Goshen (Ind.) College, and were married in 1957 in Elkhart. Stan graduated from Goshen College in 1958 and earned his M.D. from Indiana University Medical School in 1962. As a conscientious objector during the Vietnam War, he fulfilled his alternate service as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service-Division of Indian Health, serving the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation in Cass Lake, Minn. He completed a neurology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and moved to Madison in 1970 to join what was then Jackson Clinic. In 1986, he joined the Dean Healthcare system, where he practiced until his retirement in 2012. Stan and Marylin moved to Oak Valley Estates in Cross Plains in 1986. A dedicated conservationist, Stan led the area's tall-grass prairie restoration project for over 30 years, before he and Marylin moved to Oakwood Village in 2019. Stan was a compassionate physician, adventurous traveler, fine tenor, skilled RC (radio-controlled aircraft) pilot, skier, scuba diver, fisherman, gardener, astronomer, historian, painter and more. Above all, Stan was a supportive, loving husband, a patient, generous dad, and an awesome Pop-Pop and father-in-law. He is survived by his loving wife, Marylin; children Karen, Greg (Megan Ballard) and Gayle (Kirk Ormand); and five grandchildren: Sam (Susie Potterveld), Joe, Max, Kevin and Ella. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his sister Miriam (Elmer Miller). A private family burial service was held at Natural Path Sanctuary; a service of celebration and remembrance of Stan's life will take place at a later date.

Heacock.- W. Lester, 91, Doylestown, Pa., died May 4. Spouse: Sarah Hallman Heacock. Parents: Willis L. and Esther Bergey Heacock. Children: Vern, Marilyn, Daniel and Phil Heacock; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Doylestown Mennonite Church.

Hochstetler.- Anna Marie, 93, Elkhart, Ind., died May 11. Parents: Ivan and Pearl Boyer Hochstetler. Funeral: May 15 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.

Landis.- Jay B., 87, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 17. Spouse: Peggy Heatwole Landis. Parents: Martin S. and Esther Good Landis. Children: Ann M. Landis and Jill I. Landis Snider; three grandchildren. Funeral: May 22 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Newcomer.- John L., 86, Lancaster, Pa., died May 22. Spouse: Kay Schertz Newcomer. Parents: J. Vernon and Hazel Barley Newcomer. Children: Denise Herr and Diane Black; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial at Landisville (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Zehr.- Ramona M. Lyndaker, 90, Beaver Falls, N.Y., died March 1. Spouse: Walter E. Zehr (deceased). Parents: Reuben and Adah L. Lehman Lyndaker. Children: Jay Zehr, Gayle Musser, Vern, Roger and Colin Zehr; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, N.Y.

Transcribed by: John Ingold

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