The Mennonite - February, 1998
"for the record" - Deaths:
(Feb 17, 1998 was first issue of "the Mennonite"
The Mennonite, Vol. 1, No. 1. , February 17, 1998, pages 28-29
Albrecht.- Wilbur A., 90, Eureka, Ill., died Oct. 14. Survivors: wife, Ruth; children Jerry, Rachel, Varona, Doris Zehr, Shirley Bachman; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Burial: 0ct. 18 at Fisher.
Birkey.- Lowell, 80, Kokomo, Ind., died Jan. 3. Survivors: wife, Eula; children Rosalyn Beachy, Retha Martin, Geneva Niccum, Merle, Wayne, Lavon; stepdaughters Mary Key, Naomi Vandiver, Becky Bechtel, Rosa Gannon; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two step-great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 7 at Kokomo by Lee Miller.
Eigsti.- Dorothea Margarethe, 97, Morton, Ill., died Jan. 5. Survivors: children Joyce Hofer, Carol; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 7 at Pekin, Ill.
Elvert.- Ruth Drawbond, 83, Glendive, Mont., died Dec. 22. Survivor: husband, John. Burial: Dec.27 at Coalridge, Mont., by Glen Williamson.
Fetterman.- Allen, 80, Wauseon, Ohio, died Jan. 16. Survivors: wife, Lueen; children Joan Grieser, Jane, Rick; five grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 20 by Wayne Pipkin, Charles Gautsche and Randy Nafziger.
Friesen.- Frank E., 87, Henderson, Neb., died Jan. 9. Survivor: wife. Burial: Jan. 12.
Goertz.- Edwin P., 87, Newton, Kan., died Dec. 2, of congestive heart failure. Burial: Dec. 5 at Newton by Jim Dunn.
Goodman.- Mary Esther, 79, Elkhart, Ind., died Jan.
3. Burial: Jan. 6 by Daniel Z. Miller and Russell Krabill.
Grout.- Virgil Boyd, 81, Wellman, Iowa, died Jan. 6. Burial: Jan. 9 at Kalona, Iowa, by Noah Helmuth.
Herr.- Mabel Newcomer Neff, 88, New Danville, Pa., died Oct. 14. Survivors: children William, Charles; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Burial: Millersville, Pa., by Abram Charles, Herbert Fisher and Delbert Kautz.
Huebert.- Lauren, 45, Henderson, Neb., died Jan. 18. Survivors: wife, Cynthia; children Lana, Ty; mother, DeLorris. Burial: Jan.21 at Henderson.
Hunsberger.- Peter L., 91, Franconia, Pa., died Dec. 21. Survivors: wife, Viola; children J. Arlene, Sharon L., Vernon L., Barry L.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Burial: Dec. 26 at Souderton, Pa., by Richard Lewman and Wellington K. Alderfer.
Kauffman.- Wilma Elizabeth Kropf, 84, Harleysville, Pa., died Jan. 11. Survivors: children Verla Fae Haas, Zolla R., Zella M., Wayne D., Dwaine D., Dwight A., Elton Lee, Dennis G.; 25 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 16 by Gerald A. Clemmer and David B. Greiser.
Lapp.- Dorothy Ellen, 85, West Liberty, Ohio, died Jan. 18. Burial: Jan.21 at West Liberty by Randy Reminder.
Lyndaker.- Andrew J., 85, Croghan, N.Y., died Jan. 13. Survivors: wife, Inez; children Dale, Wayne, Carrie Piazza, Lois, Susan Brouty, Laureen Emerson, Sandra; eight grandchildren. Burial at Croghan.
Martin.- Emil, 84, St. Jacobs, Ont., died Jan. 10. Survivors: wife, Minerva; children Doreen, Diane Tremble, Ray, Sandra, Karen Huehn; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 13 at St. Jacobs by Harold Hildebrand Schlegel and Anna Hemmendinger.
Martin.- Martha Myers, 85, Chambersburg, Pa., died Nov. 18 of cancer. Survivors: husband, Adam C.; children Richard, Donald, Barbara Miller; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: Nov. 21 at Greencastle, Pa., by Robert Cahill, Nelson L. Martin, Randy Martin and Timothy Martin.
Moshier.- Reuben M., 84, Lowville, N.Y., died Jan. 6. Survivors: wife, Esther; children Loren J., Elwood J., Carolyn Schaffer; 10 grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 9 at Croghan, N.Y., by Evan Zehr and Elmer Moser.
Moyer.- Mary Jane Leatherman, 51, Green Lane, Pa., died
Dec. 29 of cancer. Survivors: husband, Richard B.; children Sheri
L. Clugston, Robie S., Trevor L.; two grandchildren. Burial: Jan.
6 at Finland, Pa., by Richard Lewman.
Puffinburg.- David Dale, 54, Ridgeley, W.Va., died Sept. 24 of a heart attack. Survivors: children Tamara Gnagey, Christina Georgantas, Teshia; parents, Daniel and Olive Puffinburg. Burial: Sept. 28 at Springs, Pa., by Steven Heatwole and Gary Butler.
Ramseyer.- Leander, 82, Tavistock, Ont., died Oct. 1. Survivors: wife, Katie; children Raymond, Anna Reibling, Verna Bender, Catherine Ward, Carol Ropp, Ken, Marilyn Filsinger; 23grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Burial: Oct. 3 at Tavistock by Darrel Toews and Julie Ellison.
Regler.- Wayne, 49, Newton, Kan., died Feb.1 of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Anne; stepson, Luke. Cremated Feb. 5.
Reiff.- Nathan E., 92, Goshen, Ind., died Dec. 2. Survivors: children James, Joan Lyons; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Burial: Dec. 6 at Elkhart, Ind., by Daniel Z. Miller.
Schmucher.- Hazel L. Lehman, 89, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 24. Burial: Dec. 1, Louisville, Ohio, by Daniel Z. Miller and Russell Krabill.
Schumm.- Daniel Leroy, 69, Tavistock, Ont., died Dec.24.
Survivors: wife, Rita Schultz; children Bruce, Wayne, Paul, Virginia
Mucuk, Mary Trachsel; 11 grandchildren. Burial: Dec. 28 at Tavistock
by Julie Ellison and Fred Lichti.
Selzer.- Lizzie Mae Yoder, 82, Canton, Kan., died Jan. 6. Survivors: husband, Wilbur E.; children John, Marilyn Mohler, Harold, Steven, Ben, Myron, Eldon; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: Jan. 6 at Canton by Frank Willems.
Shenk.- Lucy Wenger, 95, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 12. Survivors: children Paul, James, Ellen, Virginia. Burial: Jan. 15 at Harrisonburg by Loren Horst, Sam Weaver and Howard Miller.
Short.- Willard C. (Bill), 79, Pettisville, Ohio, died Jan. 7 of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Mary; children Judy Blosser, Jan Cobb. Burial: Jan. 10 at Archbold, Ohio, by Randall Nafziger and Charles Gautsche.
Stutzman.- Vernon L., 95, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 19. Survivors: children Margaret Kauffman, Marilyn Swartzentruber, Joan Hershberger, Leon, Duane; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 24 at Goshen by Robert Shreiner and Vernon Bontreger.
Troyer.- Cora L. Helmuth, 74, Sarasota, Fla., died Jan. 13. Survivors: husband, Jonas; children Beverly L. Karalus, Keith, Roger; eight grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 17 at Sarasota by Barry Loop.
Went.- William M., 42, Middlebury, Ind., died Jan. 12 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Karen; children Erika, William (Cole); stepchildren Brittan Frey, Garrett Frey; parents, Max and Zita Went. Burial: Jan. 14 at Goshen, Ind., by Robert Shreiner and Terry Diener.
Yoder.- John Howard, 70, Elkhart, Ind., died Dec. 30 of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Anne; children Rebecca Yoder-Neufeld, Martha Yoder-Maust, Elisabeth Yoder-Ayyad, Esther Yoder-Strahan, Daniel, John David; 12 grandchildren. Burial: Jan 3 at Elkhart by Daniel Z. Miller.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana
The Mennonite, Vol. 1, No. 2, February 24, 1998, page 13
Kauffman.- Vesta V. Johns, 89, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 26. Survivors: children Carolyn Mascarenas, Marcile Miller, Marybelle Beachy, Charles; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 29 at Goshen by Robert Shreiner and Vernon Bontreger.
King.- Cynthia May Bragg, 38, Bellefontaine, Ohio, died Jan. 9 of cancer. Survivors: husband, James R.; children Stacey, Andrew, Matthew, Holly, Katie, Jonathan; parents, Roy L. and Betty Bragg. Burial: Jan. 15 at West Liberty by Alvin Yoder.
King.- Loren S., 91, West Liberty, Ohio, died Jan. 15. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; children Beverly Stoltzfus, David, Linda Hostetler, Dwight, Mary Eleanor Boldman, Alvin J.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 18 at West Liberty by Alvin Yoder.
King.- Willard, 82, Wauseon, Ohio, died Jan. 17 of cerebral hemorrhage. Survivors: wife, Grace; children Charlene VanPelt, Judy Selzer, Dan; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 20 at Wauseon by Rick Jones and Dale Wyse.
Lehman.- Paul Daniel, 57, Mount Eaton, Ohio, died Dec. 9 of heart failure. Survivors: children Bryan, Brent; parents, Willis and Sarean Lehman. Burial: Dec. 12 at Kidron by Sanford Oyer and Ralph Reinford.
Moyer.- Elizabeth Yothers, 90, Lansdale, Pa., died Jan. 22 of pneumonia. Survivors: children Ruth Swartley, Mary Gehman, Anne Marie; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 27 at Blooming Glen by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk.
Schantz.- Esther, 88, Beemer, Neb., died Jan. 8. Burial: Jan. 10 at Beemer by Roger Hazen.
Schlegel.- Rebecca, 81, Rocky Ford, Colo., died Oct. 7 of cardiac arrest. Burial: Oct. 10 at Rocky Ford by John Zimmerman.
Stamm.- Vesta Miller, 77, Tedrow, Ohio, died Jan. 8. Survivors: husband, Harold; children Anda, Jan; six grandchildren. Burial: Jan 12 at Wauseon by Randall Nafziger.
Tovey.- Echo Royal Morrison, 82, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 22. Survivors: husband, Paul; children Janice Roberts, Karen Vollmer; four grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 25 at Toledo by Dee Swartz and Ron Guengerich.
Wyse.- Dora Short, 90, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 25. Survivors: husband, Monroe B.; children Paul, John Mark, Grace Laffon, Rosalie Derstine. Burial: Jan.28 at Harrisonburg by Randall Shull, Myron Augsburger and Dan Longenecker.
Walter.- Elizabeth Hess, 92, Willow Street, Pa.; died Jan. 18. Burial: Jan. 24 at New Providence by Richard Frank and Walter Hurst.
Yoder.- Orva M., 81, LaGrange, Ind., died Jan. 20. Survivors:
children Carolyn Mae Troyer, June Elain Kennell, Ruth Darlene
Kreitzman; four grandchildren; Burial: Jan. 23 at Shipshewana
by Richard Martin and Jerry Rodman.
Ziegler.- Kathryn Yoder, 77, Perkasie, Pa., died Jan. 24. Survivors: husband, Paul K.; daughter, Shirley A. Frankenfield; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Burial: Jan. 27 at Blooming Glen by Truman H. Brunk, Benjamin S. Stutzman and Michael Derstine.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana