The Mennonite - July, 1998

"for the record" - Deaths:

theMennonite, July 7, 1998, page 12, Vol. 1, No. 19.

Bast.- Rita Janelle, 77, Kitchener, Ont., died May 24. Survivors: children Norman, Robert, Frank; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial: May 28 at Kitchener by Rudy Baergen.

Gascho.- Marie, 86, Pigeon, Mich., died May 28 of cancer. Burial: May 31 at Pigeon by Thomas Beachy and Luke Yoder.

Reeser.- Anna, 92, Royersford, Pa., died May 26. Burial: June 1 at Gap, Pa., by Garland Meyers and Ralph Malin.

Reimer.- Norma Tieszen, 75, North Newton, Kan., died May 26 of complications from heart failure. Survivors: husband, Hugo; children Roberta Schmidt, Raymond; five grandchildren. Burial: May 29 at Inman, Kan., by Steve Yoder.

Ratzlaff.- Leon, 78, Henderson, Neb., died May 20. Survivors: wife, Jeanne; children Terry, Bryan, Candice Friesen; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial: May 26 at Henderson by Stuart Pederson and John Yoder-Schrock.

Reinford.- James, 43, McAlisterville, Pa., died May 31 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Lynette; children Heidi, Malynda, Quentin, Spencer; parents, Nelson and Mary Reinford. Burial: June 6 at Evandale, Pa., by Glen Peachey and Sam Scaggs.

Showalter.- Dale, 58, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, died May 31 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Kathleen; children Delwyn, Kendall, Malcolm, Jerilyn Winga; four grandchildren; parents, Harry and Lala Bender Showalter. Burial: June 3 at Mount Pleasant by Marc Hershberger.

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theMennonite, July 14, 1998, pages 13-14, Vol. 1, No. 20.

Albright.- Victor, 78, Pretty Prairie, Kan., died May 14 of a stroke. Survivors: wife, Esther; children Darrell, Marilyn; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial: May 18 at Pretty Prairie by Elmer Wall.

Dillard.- John, 75, Wellman, Iowa, died April 16. Survivors: wife, Rose; children Denise, Douglas. Burial: April 19 at Wellman by Herb Yoder and Mike Klassen.

Earnest.- Tabor Philip, 3 months, Nampa, Idaho, died June 2. Survivors: parents, Beth and Scott Earnest. Burial: June 5 at Caldwell, Idaho, by Duane Oesch and Robert Miller.

Emswiler.- Ray, 95, of Harrisonburg, Va., died May 9 of Alzheimer's disease. Survivors: wife, Emma; children David, Frank, Esther Kraybill, Irene Good; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Burial: May 12 at Broadway, Va., by Michael Shenk.

King.- Nellie Zook, 97, of Goshen, Ind., died May 31. Survivors: sons, John, Stanley; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. Burial: June 11 at Goshen by Firman Gingerich and Nancy Kauffman.

Franz.- Helen Manchester, 67, Lind, Wash., died June 2 of cancer. Survivors: husband, Earl; children Yvonne Redelfs, Gail Hudson, Jeanette Filan; seven grandchildren. Burial: June 6 at Ritzville, Wash., by Lee Lever.

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

Hershberger.- Albert, 83, Kalona, Iowa, died May 5. Survivors: children Garth, Jerrold. Burial: May 8 at Wellman, Iowa, by Herb Yoder and Marc Hershberger.

Kauffman.- David James, 79, Middlebury, Ind., died June 3 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Hope; children Glen, Edward, Kent; five grandchildren. Burial: June 8 at Middlebury by Ken Livengood.

Kempf.- Ervin, 84, Kalona, Iowa, died May 16. Survivors: wife, Lucille; children Darrel, Janice, Larion, Ervin, Dennis, Lydia. Burial: May 19 at Wellman, Iowa, by Robert Yoder and Mike Klassen.

Weldy.- Clara Wogomon, 77, Wakarusa, Ind., died June 8. Survivors: children Larry, Terry; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: June 11 at Elkhart, Ind., by Peter Buller.

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theMennonite, July 21, 1998, page 18, Vol. 1, No. 21.

King.- Ruth Mae Gerber, 90, Morton, Ill., died June 7. Survivors: husband, Roy; daughter, Ruthie Roth. Burial: June 11 at Tremont, Ill., by Doane Brubaker and Chris Wright.

Krehbiel.- Kenneth Weldon, 75, Deer Creek, Okla., died June 14 of a heart attack. Survivors: wife, Irma; children Carla Gifford, Steven, Rickie, Daryl, Lintha Niles; 13 grandchildren. Burial: June 18 at Ponca City, Okla, by Leon Grider and Norman Unruh.

Miller.- Lyle, 46, North English, Iowa, died April 9. Survivors: wife, Liz; children Lisa, Les, Lori. Burial: April 11 at Wellman, Iowa, by Mike Klassen.

Regier.- Anne O. Krehbiel, 84, Moundridge, Kan, died June 15. Survivors: stepson, Loren; two step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren. Burial: June 18 at Inman, Kan., by Dean Linsenmeyer.

Riegsecker.- Edward, 69, Archbold, Ohio, died June 13. Survivors: wife, Lueen; children Alan, Sandra Aeschliman, Rita Rupp, Beverly Bonilla; 12 grandchildren. Burial: June 16, Pettisville, Ohio, by Wayne Pipkin and Charles Gautsche.

Schwartz.- Emma, 97, Pretty Prairie, Kan., died May 24. Burial: May 27 at Pretty Prairie by Elmer Wall.

Stoltzfus.- Lydia, 91, Morgantown, Pa., died June 11. Survivors: son, Harvey; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Burial: June 13 at Morgantown, Pa., by Nathan Stoltzfus and Glenn Leaman.

Stutzman.- Marlin, 66, Wellman, Iowa, died April 23. Survivors: wife, Glennis; children David, Kathy, Pam, Julie, Tony. Burial: April 25 at Wellman by Mike Klassen.

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theMennonite, July 28, 1998, pages 13-14, Vol. 1, No. 22.

Baumgartner.- Ruth Allgyer, 100, West Liberty, Ohio, died June 29. Survivors: children Joanne Near, Nancy Dodson, Carolyn Bashore; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Burial: June 30 at West Liberty by George Bashore.

Beck.- Floyd, 80, Stryker, Ohio, died June 21. Survivors: wife, Elsie; children James, Donald, Gregory, Judy Humes; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Burial: June 25 at Stryker, by Mark Miller, Walter Stuckey and Wendy Miller.

Beiler.- David, 63, Grantsville, Md., died June 25. Survivors: wife, Mabel; children John, Mary Heiser, Lamar, Charles; parents, Jonas and Mary Beiler; eight grandchildren. Burial: June 29 at Springs, Pa., by Alan Kauffman and Ken Zehr.

Brunk.- Willard E., 93, Hesston, Kan., died June 25. Survivors: children Royce, Louise Zimmerman, Ronald; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Burial: June 27 at Inman, Kan., by Mary Dyck, Cheryl Hershberger and Ann Showalter.

Burnett.- Janet, 91, died June 10. Burial: June 15 at Oley, Pa., by Karl Glick.

Clemmer.- Anna Hange Hoffman, 87, Quakertown, Pa, died July 7. Survivors: children Phyllis Schlosser, Donald Hoffman; stepsons Earl, Erwin Jr, Rodney, Robert; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren. Burial: July 13 at Whitemarsh, Pa., by David Greiser and Gerald Clemmer.

Cooprider.- Clara Showalter, 97, Hesston, Kan., died June 28. Survivors: children James, Joyce Cook; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Burial: July 1 at Windom, Kan., by Mary Dyck and Cheryl Hershberger.

Detwiler.- Verna Miller, 79, Hesston, Kan., died June 26. Survivors: husband, Ralph; children Sheldon, Phyllis Yoder, Glenford, Belle Duerksen, Luann Goertzen, Don; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Burial: June 30 at Hesston by Mary Dyck, Cheryl Hershberger and Ann Showalter.

Letourneau.- Albert, 47, Bridgewater Corners, Vt., died June 30 of cirrhosis of the liver. Burial: July 3 at Hartland, Vt., by James Musser.

Martens.- Bertha Janzen Gaeddert, 97, Inman, Kan., died July 2. Survivors: stepchildren Nick, John, Wilbur, Hilda Froese, Marie Regehr; 30 step-grandchildren, 45 step-great-grandchildren, four step-great-great-grandchildren. Burial: July 2 at Inman by Frank Keller and Dave Roth.

Moyer.- Frank, 79, Perkasie, Pa., died June 27. Survivors: wife, Sara; children Charles, Lamar, James, Richard, David; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 1, at Hatfield, Pa., by Michael Meneses, Hubert Schwartzentruber and George Hampshire.

Correction: Susan Freed and Dean were omitted as surviving children of Frank Moyer in the July 28 The Mennonite.

Mullet.- Melvin, 80, Berlin, Ohio, died June 28. Survivors: wife, Ruth; children Merle, Lois Menuez, Wade, Art, Peggy Pedigo; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Burial: July 2 at Berlin by Ernest Hershberger.

Oswald.- Mary Stutzman, 78, Denver, died April 13 of cancer. Survivors: children Steve, Ben, Mike; eight grandchildren. Burial: April 16 at Denver by Vernon Rempel.

Richard.- Pauline Marie Hylton, 83, Aberdeen, Idaho, died May 30. Survivors: children Margaret Wahlen, Ralph; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Burial: June 3 at Aberdeen by Monty Ledford.

Saunders.- Bill, 89, Wilkesville, Ohio, died May 24. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; children Mary Midkiff, Danny, Lanny; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial: May 27 at Vinton, Ohio, by Jim Mullett.

Schertz.- Lavina, 96, Eureka, Ill., died June 24. Survivors: daughter, Lola Ulrich; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Burial: June 27 at Roanoke, Ill., by Robert Nolt.

Sommers.- Albert, 90, Kokomo, Ind., died June 25. Survivors: children Donna Hensler, Glen, Max, Dana, Norman; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Burial: June 29 at Kokomo by Lee Miller.

Wortman.- Ruth Saner, 85, Belleville, Pa., died June 21. Survivors: stepchildren Donna Gilmore, Roberta Furst, Nellie, James; eight step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren. Burial: June 24 at Mifflintown, Pa., by Gerald Peachey, Elam Glick and Andrew Stoner.

Yoder.- Elizabeth Nadine Yoder, 85, Goshen, Ind., died June 6. Survivors: husband, Daniel; children Freda Martin, Esther Bontrager, Nadine Brewster, Omer, Andrew, Merle; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren. Burial: June 10 at Goshen by Greg Yantzi and Ron Kennel.

Yordy.- Delmar Allen, 72, Gridley, Ill., died June 19 in a car accident. Survivors: wife, Esther; children Gary, Mark, Amy Shanks; seven grandchildren. Burial: June 23 at Gridley by Lester Zook.

Correction: In the June 23 listing of Deaths, Ralph Francois was omitted as a surviving son of Manette Louis.

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