The Mennonite - August, 1998

"for the record" - Deaths:

theMennonite, August 4, 1998, page 13, Vol. 1, No. 23.

Alderfer.- Mary Histand, 92, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 12 of complications from heart failure. Survivors: husband, David; children Joseph, Frederick, Edward, James, Daniel; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Burial: June 18 at Harrisonburg by Phil Kniss.

Conrad.- Daniel, 92, Columbiana, Ohio, died June 7 of heart failure. Survivors: daughter, Esther Rohrer; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: June 10 at Columbiana by Robert Yoder.

Helmuth.- Nellie Wagner, 81, Eureka, Ill., died May 29. Survivors: son, Duane; four grandchildren. Burial: June 2 at Eureka by Rick Troyer.

Horsch.- Mark Ernest, 28, Lombard, Ill., died June 26 in a boating accident. Survivors: parents, John and Gretchen Horsch. Burial: July 2 by Bob and Mag Richer Smith and Joe Richard.

Isenschmid.- Mabel Yoder, 54, Hanoverton, Ohio, died July 13 of complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Survivors: husband, Sydney; children Heidi Mapel, Amy Soliday, Mary; five grandchildren. Memorial service July 16 by Daniel Hooley. Cremated.

Kauffman.- Carl, 61, Johnstown, Pa., died April 21 of cancer. Survivors: wife Erma; children Ricky, Donna Speigle, Elaine Horst; six grandchildren. Burial: April 24 at Thomas Mills, Pa., by Wayne Lasure and Elvin Holsopple.

Nyce.- Gladys Sue Nice, 54, Telford, Pa., died July 11. Survivors: husband, John Sr.; children John Jr., Christopher, David; one grandchild. Burial: July 16 at Franconia, Pa., by John Ehst and Eric Musser.

Preheim.- Lynn, 77, Freeman, S.D., died July 1 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Ethel; children Gwen Bartel, Dorothy, Nina, Liz Osborne, Kirk, Bill, Mike; seven grandchildren. Memorial service July 3 by Gene Waltner. Cremated.

Stichter.- Fred, 99, Carlsbad, N.M., died May 8. Survivors: wife, Bertha; children Dennis, Eileen Eash; five grandchildren. Burial: May 14 at Wakarusa, Ind., by Peter Hartman.

Wenger.- Jean, 62, Columbiana, Ohio, died July 1 from complications from a stroke. Survivors: parents, David and Letha Wenger. Burial: July 5 at Columbiana by Larry Rohrer.

Yoder.- Annabelle King, Belleville, Pa., died July 10, of cancer. Survivors: husband, Roland; children Michael, Edward; eight grandchildren. Burial: July 13 at Belleville by Ivan Yoder.

Yoder.- Blanche Croyle, 87, Davidsville, Pa., died June 6. Survivors: son, Moses; two grandchildren. Burial: June 9 at Davidsville by Donald Sharp.

Yutzi.- Esther Lydia Ann, 85, San Diego, died July 2 of cancer. Burial: July 8 at Pigeon, Mich., by Thomas Beachy.
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theMennonite, August 11, 1998, page 14, Vol. 1, No. 24.

Bontrager.- Jonas, 96, Louisville, Ohio, died July 5 of heart problems. Burial: July 7 at Hartville, Ohio, by Melvin Leidig.

Geiser.- Irvin L., Kidron, Ohio, died June 15. Survivors: wife, Idella; children Mary Cross, Martha Gilbert, Harold, Suzanne Welfley, Charles, Donald, Dorothy Yutzy, Curtis, Carol Miller; 25 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Burial: June 19 at Kidron, by Delmar Falb and Fred Augsburger.

Goertzen.- Franklin, 65, Goessel, Kan., died July 1 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Eleanora; children Patty Seibel,Vicki, David; three grandchildren. Burial: July 4 at Newton, Kan., by Paul and Grace Brunner.

Groff.- Ira, 86, New Danville, Pa., died July 13. Survivors: wife, Lillian; children Robert, Ira, Donald, Harold, Richard; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 17 at New Providence, Pa., by David Thomas and Nathan Yoder.

Hershberger.- Florence Burkey, 78, Canby, Ore., died July 17 of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Survivors: husband, Sterling; children Ken, Steve, Shirley Stauffer, Sharon Stutzman; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 21 at Hubbard, Ore., by Richard Regier.

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theMennonite, August 18, 1998, page 14, Vol. 1, No. 25.

Cressman.- Arnold Willis, 69, Mount Pleasant, Pa., died July 8 of septacemia. Survivors: wife, Rhoda; children Jennifer, Eric, J. Robert; four grandchildren. Memorial service July 12 by Doug and Wanda Roth Amstutz.

Kratz.- Abram, 82, Souderton, Pa., died July 24. Survivors: wife, Minnie; children Curtis, Abram, Esther Kolb; foster son, David Derstine; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 26 at Franconia, Pa., by John Ehst and Floyd Hackman.

Layman.- Martha, 75, Fairview, Mich., died July 8 of congestive heart failure. Survivors: husband, Ernie; children Karen Grant, Linda Graham, Kathy, Paul; one grandchild. Burial: July 11 at Fairview by Terry Berg.

Litwiller.- Clifford C, 80, Jacksonville, Ill., died July 21. Burial: July 25 at Hopedale, Ill., by Robert Nafziger.

Near.- H. Wells, 70, West Liberty, Ohio, died July 26. Survivors: wife, Joanne; children David, Mark, Thomas; five grandchildren. Memorial service Aug. 4 by George Bashore and Randy Reminder.

Neff.- Elizabeth, 87, Fairview, Mich., died June 1 of congestive heart failure. Survivors: son, Tom; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Burial: June 4 at Fairview by Terry Berg.

Nisly.- Earl Dean, 54, Hutchinson, Kan., died July 25 of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Esther; children Earl Jr., Deron, Susan; two grandchildren. Burial: July 29 at Yoder, Kan., by Peter Hartman and Ken Miller.

Reichenbach.- Frederick, 78, Bluffton, Ohio, died July 24. Survivors: wife, Bernice; children Norman, Linda Burkholder, Rhonda Pallas Downey; six grandchildren; four step-grandchildren. Burial: July 27 at Bluffton by Dorothy Nickel Friesen.

Roth.- Stanley Eugene, 50, Hesston, Kan., died July 18 in an aircraft accident. Survivors: wife, Jan; children Zachary, Matthew; mother, Lois Roth. Burial: July 22 at Hesston by Loren Swartzendruber.

Schlabach.- Levi, 98, Hartville, Ohio, died June 30. Survivors: children Lucille, Alma Miller, Edna Troyer, Lewis, Earl; 21 grandchildren; 76 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 2 by Joe Yoder.

Schneck.- Ida Nussbaum, 80, Orrville, Ohio, died June 20. Survivors: children Daniel, James, Diane Murphy, Barbara Adolph; 14 grandchildren. Burial: June 26 at Orrville, by Herman Myers and Terry Shue.

Schrock.- Clifford, 85, Washington, Ill., died July 14. Survivors: son, Ronald; two grandchildren. Burial: July 19 at Garden City, Mo., by Verle Brubaker.

Short.- Dorothy, 77, Wauseon, Ohio, died July 18 of a heart attack. Survivors: son,Wendell; one grandchild. Burial: July 22 at Pettisville, Ohio, by Edward Diener and Dan Young.

Short.- LaMar, 68, West Unity, Ohio, died July 4 of heart failure. Survivors: wife, Doris; children Gordon, Randy, Lynn, Kathi Bauer, Kris Griffiths; 18 grandchildren. Burial: July 8 at Stryker, Ohio, by Allen Rutter, Mark Miller, Wendy Miller and Jim Groeneweg.

Siemens.- Katharine Buller, 90, Buhler, Kan., died May 25. Survivors: children Jack, Judy; one grandchild. Burial: May 29 at Buhler by Robert Dalke.

Thiessen.- Carol Jane, 58, Buhler, Kan., died May 31. Survivor: parent, Ruth Froese. Burial: June 3 at Buhler by Harold Thieszen.

Wittrig.- Lyle, 82, Garden City, Mo., died July 13 of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Rose; children Dean, Edith Miller, Joan Campbell; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Burial: July 17 at Garden City by Wilmer Hartman and Ken Steckly.

Yoder.- Edward Daniel, 47, Stryker, Ohio, died July 1 in an automobile accident. Survivors: wife, Ruth Ann; children Dan, Charles, Doug. Burial: July 6 at Stryker by Allen Rutter, Mark Miller and Wendy Miller.

Yoder.- Herbert, 93, Davidsville Pa., died July 20. Burial: July 22 at Davidsville by Donald Sharp.

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theMennonite, August 25, 1998, page 17, Vol. 1, No. 26.

Boll.- Edna, 87, Manheim, Pa., died July 8 of respiratory failure. Survivors: children Clarence, David, Eugene, Marian Metzler, Velma Schnupp, Dorothy Witmer; 23 grandchildren. Burial: July 11 at Manheim by Donald Nauman, Jay Peters and Dale Schnupp.

Brenneman.- Clark, 90, Kalona, Iowa, died July 30. Survivors: children Richard, George, Jay Stewart; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Burial: Aug. 3 at Kalona by Scott Swartzendruber.

Brubaker.- Esther Leaman, 87, Lititz, Pa., died Aug. 4. Survivors: son Harlan; step-children Frances Habecker, John; one grandchild; 17 step-grandchildren; 43 step-great-grandchildren. Burial: Aug. 7 at Mount Joy, Pa., by Donald Good, Joe Sherer and Shelley Shellenberger.

Friesen.- Henry R., 90, died Aug. 5. Survivors: wife, Ann; children Charles, Deborah Knickerbocker; two grandchildren. Burial: Aug. 10 at Henderson, Neb., by John Yoder-Schrock.

Henderson.- Margaret Campbell, 72, Lyndhurst, Va., died July 25. Survivors: husband, Earl; son, Ronald; three grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Burial: July 28 at Waynesboro, Va., by William Hatter and Vance Brydge.

Kuhns.- Carrie F., 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 28. Survivors: children Miriam Kauffman, Marie Hertzler, Joyce Harshberger; Donald; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 1 at Harrisonburg by Charles Heatwole.

Miller.- Millie Stutzman, 90, Wayland, Iowa, died July 19 of congestive heart failure. Survivors: children Evelyn Yeackley, Keith, Earlis, Betty Grieser, Wilma Steckly, Janice Roth; 24 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Burial: July 23 at Wayland by Phil Slabaugh.

Milling.- Milton, 83; Wayland, Iowa, died July 19. Survivors: wife, Verdella; children Ray, William, Donald; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 23 at Wayland by Phil Slabaugh.

Miller.- Vesta, 86, Goshen, Ind., died July 28. Survivors: husband, Paul; children Elaine Haines, Eleanor, James; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: Aug. 3 at Pettisville, Ohio by Nancy Kauffmann.

Shank.- Raymond, 77, Sarasota, Fla., died July 30. Survivors: wife, Odela; children Galen, Martin, Leon, Lorraine Borntrager, Wanda Bouwman; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Burial: Aug. 4 by Marlin Thomas.

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