Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1998

Note: The "Gospel Herald" ceased publicaton on January 27, 1998, and was replaced by "The Mennonite".

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Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 51 - January 6, 1998 - - page 14

Bast, Glenn Allan, 63, Shakespeare, Ont. Born: Aug. 18, 1934, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Ezra and Lena Stere Bast. Died: Nov. 12, 1997, Stratford, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Patricia Ruby Bast; sisters: Laurene Zehr, Audrey Steinman, Mary Ellen Ruby, Phyllis Lichti, Sharon Gingerich. Funeral and burial: Nov. 14. East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Delmer Epp.

Bast, Mattie Leis, 95, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Apr. 1, 1902, Wellesley, Ont., to Jacob and Elizabeth Kennell Leis. Died: Nov. 18, 1997, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors- children: Harold, Irmgarde Miller, Howard; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Simon Bast (husband) and Walter (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 22, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen.

Borntrager, Elmer, 86, Woodburn. Ore. Born: Aug. 6, 1911, Bloomfield, Mont., to Glen and Cora May Chupp Borntrager. Died: Nov. 24, 1997, Woodburn. Ore. Survivors- wife: Effie Miller Borntrager; children: Nolan, Wes, Janice Iverson, Lois Swartzendruber, Colleen Garland, Diane King: brothers and sisters: Floyd, Mahlon, Lena Boese, Esther Kauffman; 15 grandchildren. 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 28. Red Top Mennonite Church. by Fred Kanagy and Ottis Yoder.

Engler, Geraldine L., 74, Maumee, Ohio. Born: Feb. 1, 1923, Maumee, Ohio, to Roy and Georgette Cassaubon Engler. Died: Sept. 21, 1997, Maumee, Ohio. Congregational membership: Toledo Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 22. Sunshine Children's Home. by Phil Ebersole. Burial: Swan Creek Cemetery.

Harshbarger, Helen V. Settle, 87, Granville, Pa. Born: June 13, 1910, Bratton Twp., Pa., to George and Elizabeth Moist Settle. Died: Dec. 2, 1997, Granville, Pa. Survivors - children: Audrey Stinnet, Nancy Yoder, Debbie Miller, Linda Bailey, Carol Gonzalez, Rosalie Freed, Russell, Marlin, Delmer, Larry, Dennis, Thomas; brother and sister: Bruce, Mabel Rhodes; 32 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by: John I. Harshbarger (husband), and Glen and John (sons). Funeral: Dec. 5, Mattawana Mennonite Church, by M. Leon Yoder. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery.

Hartman, Harold F., 75, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 21, 1921, Staunton, Va., to Lewis and Grace Good Hartman. Died: Dec. 6, 1997, Canton, Ohio. Survivors-children: Franklin, Nancy Schneider, Grace Martin, Emily Hartman-McNeil; brother and sisters: Paul, Ruth Weaver, Anna Mae Hostetler, Rosalie Eshleman; 7 grandchildren, one great grandchild. Predeceased by: Laura Miller Hartman (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 9, Beech Mennonite Church, by Ron Blough.

Hofstetter, Ida P. Sommer Lehman, 99, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Jan. 19, 1898, Kidron, Ohio, to Isaac and Elizabeth Sommer. Died: Dec. 6, 1997, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors- children: Marvin, Florence Schumacher, Vilas, John; stepchildren: Ellen Lehman, Richard Hofstetter; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 15 step grandchildren, 36 stepgreat-grandchildren, 10 stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Reuben Hofstetter (second husband), Simon Lehman (first husband), Marion (son), Benjamin Hofstetter (stepson) and an infant daughter. Funeral and burial: Dec. 8, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Terry Shue, Herman Myers, and Bill Detweiler.

Miller, Esther Lehman, 79, Akron, Pa. Born: Nov. 12, 1918, North Lima, Ohio, to Edwin C. and Mary Basinger Lehman. Died: Nov. 22, 1997, Akron, Pa., of pancreatic cancer. Survivors-children: Ed, Jan, Jill Miller Frey, Connie; brother and sisters: John C. Lehman, Hazel Schmucker, Wilma Blosser, Flossie Yoder; 10 grandchildren, one great grandchild. Predeceased by: Albert W. Miller (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 25, Akron Mennonite Church, by Urbane Peachey.

Morris, Paul, 69, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: July 16, 1928, Halifax, Nova Scotia, to John and Daisy Corkum Morris. Died: Nov. 26, 1997, New Hamburg, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Eva Sears Morris; children: Karen, Donna Heasman, Ronald, Mark, Carol Patterson, Catharine Evenden; brothers and sisters: Jack, Harold, Murray, Ralph, Mary, Muriel; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 29, First Mennonite Church, by Dan Epp-Tiessen.

Moss, Beulah Snyder, 95, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Nov. 7, 1901, Kitchener, Ont., to Jacob and Angeline Groff Snyder. Died: Feb. 11, 1997, Cambridge, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-daughter: Ruth Moss Dettweiler; sisters: Cora and Eileen. Predeceased by: Clayton Moss (husband) and Myrtle (daughter). Funeral: Feb. 14, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Plummer, Maurice Philip, 88, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Apr. 10, 1909, Kitchener, Ont., to Philip and Alice R. Smith Plummer. Died: Dec. 2, 1997, Cambridge, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-son: James Riley; brother: Oliver; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Luella Weber Plummer (wife) Phyllis Teichroeb (daughter) and Paul (son). Funeral: Dec. 8, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: Woodland Cemetery.

Schumm, Edna Catherine Schlegel, 92, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: June 15, 1905, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Christian and Annie Yantzi Schlegel. Died: Nov. 2,1997, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-children: Ruby Wagler, Dale, Glen, Clare S., Joyce Zehr, Ferne Bender, James S., Laird S., Sandra Schwartzentruber, Ruth Kropf; brother and sisters: Omer Schlegel, Erma Lichti, Ada Bender; 39 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry Schumm (husband) and Ray (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 5, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Delmer and Elsie Epp and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Shantz, Ruby Catharine Cressman, 87, Cambridge, Ont. Born: July 29, 1910, Breslau, Ont., to Noah and Catharine Brubacher Cressman. Died: Nov. 21, 1997, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-sons: John, Robert; brothers: Eben, Cecil; 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oliver Shantz (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 26, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen.

Stutzman, Melvin, 51, Milford, Neb. Born: Jan. 21, 1916, Milford, Neb., to David J. and Phoebe Stauffer Stutzman. Died: Dec. 3, 1997, Milford, Neb. Survivors-wife: Hazel Rediger Stutzman; children: Pauline Eigsti, Bruce, Brenda Meyer; sisters: Violet Roth, Mary Burkey, Edna Oswald; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 8. Bellwood Mennonite Church, by Marlin Kym. Burial: Blue Mound Cemetery.

Zehr, Merrill J., 76, Lockport, N.Y. Born: Oct. 14, 1921, Lowville, N.Y., to John and Susan Gascho Zehr. Died: Nov. 11, 1997. Lockport, N.Y. Survivors-wife: Eleanor Lyndaker Zehr; children: Lauren Albrecht, Sharmon, Wayne L.. Ernest L., Darcy O'Brien; brother and sisters: Carl, Violet Jantzi, Elsie Lyndaker, Dorothy Rohrer, Fern Coblentz; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 14, Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, by W. Roy Walls Jr. Burial: Alden Union Cemetery.


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Bontrager, Katie Ann Troyer, 82, Topeka, Ind. Born: Feb. 17, 1915, Kokomo, Ind., to Hiram and Amanda Hochstetler Troyer. Died: Dec. 8, 1997, LaGrange, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-husband: Iris Bontrager; son: Neal; brother: Henry Troyer. Predeceased by: Herman Ray (son). Congregational membership: Plato Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 10, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Henry Plant. Burial: Hershberger Cemetery.

Cook, Ivan Hyle, 70, Milford, Neb. Born: Mar. 31, 1927, Bloomfield, Neb., to Ernest and Ada Hall Cook. Died: Dec. 13, 1997, Milford, Neb. Survivors-wife: Donna Jantze Cook; children: Mike, Dixie, Wendy Lohmeier; brothers and sisters: Ernest, Keith, Ferne Wamberg, Lylas Korthouse, Roena Wamberg, Arlyce Spader, Karen Brown, Naomi Griffen; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph (son) and Deanna (daughter). Funeral: Dec. 16, Beth-El Mennonite Church, by John C. King. Burial: Milford Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Cressman, Margaret Roberts Cressman, 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Jan. 17, 1914, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Leander and Jessie Oliver Cressman. Died: Nov. 26, 1997, New Hamburg, Ont., of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Kathryn Wagler, Judy Rivers, Margaret Campbell, John; brothers and sisters: Jim, Allen, and Isabel Cressman, Marie Shantz; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence Cressman (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 29, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Bruce Keown and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Crossgrove, Mieka Sue, 16, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Jan. 1, 1981, Montpelier, Ohio, to Nancy S. Crossgrove. Died: Dec. 9, 1997, Archbold, Ohio, in an automobile accident. Funeral and burial: Dec. 12, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter, Mark Miller, Wendy Miller, and Charles Gautsche.

DeLeon, Ruben Jr., 35, Lansdale, Pa. Born: Sept. 6, 1962, Philadelphia, Pa., to Ruben and Sol Rodriguez DeLeon Sr. Died: Dec. 6, 1997, Montgomery County, Pa. Survivors-wife: Carol Swartley DeLeon; daughter: Yolanda Renee; brothers and sisters: Josue, William, Eileen Luyando, Ruth Rosa, Wendolyn, Jaritza. Funeral and burial: Dec. 10, Plains Mennonite Church, by Michael A. Meneses and Hubert Schwartzentruber.

Fry, Donald K., 65, Morton, Ill. Born: Feb. 13, 1932, Carlock, Ill., to Clarence A. and Idella M. Zimmerman Fry. Died: Dec. 7, 1997, Morton, Ill., of cancer. Survivors-wife: LaRelda Nafziger Arnett Fry; children: Greg, Della Kallina; stepchildren: Dana Arnett, Marla Grimm; one grandchild, 2 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Esther L. Birky Fry (first wife). Funeral: Dec. 10, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Doane Brubaker. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Harrington, Roger H., 64, Morton, Ill. Born: July 18, 1933, Princeton, Ill., to Rait and Viola Thulean Harrington. Died: Dec. 1, 1997, Morton, Ill. Survivors-wife; Marilyn E. Yordy Harrington; children: Randy, Janet Rentsch; 8 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Doane Brubaker. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Hartzler, Cora Viola Book, 96, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: July 28, 1901, Sterling, Ill., to Martin and Eliza Jane Detwiler Book. Died: Nov. 22, 1997, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-children: Melburn, Emerson, Carol Miller, Evelyn Kenagy, Audrey Snyder, Hilda Kinghorn, Lucille Allen; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Emmett J. Hartzler (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 25, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger and Kenneth Kinghorn.

Hauder, Nellie L. Schrock, 85. Born: June 14, 1912, Milford, Neb., to Lydia and Joe Schrock. Died: Oct. 2, 1997, Riverside, Calif., of renal failure. Survivors-husband: Floyd Hauder; son: Dawain; brothers and sister: Lee, Joe Jr., Harry, Robert, Wilma Schrock; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Mountain View Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Oct. 6, Belleview Mausoleum, by Jonas I. Miller.

Hofstetter, Leona, 85, Wooster, Ohio. Born: Feb. 14, 1912, Kidron, Ohio, to Simon and Sarah Nussbaum Hofstetter. Died: Dec. 12, 1997, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors-brother and sisters: Lester, Ida, Anna, Sylvia Gerig. Burial: Kidron Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Terry Shue and William Valentine.

Imhoff, Erma L. Hackman, 86, Smithville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 24, 1911, Orrville, Ohio, to Ray and Clara Hackman. Died: Dec. 14, 1997, Smithville, Ohio. Survivors- children: Maurice, Ray, Dorothy Otto, Hazel Leichty, Norma Trotter; sister: Velma Carter; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John W. Imhoff (husband). Funeral: Dec. 17, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Norma Duerksen, Dennis Schmidt, and Richard Ross. Burial: Crown Hill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Klopfenstein, Arthur B., 91, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Oct. 7, 1906, Wauseon, Ohio, to Aaron and Jemima Aeschliman Klopfenstein. Died: Dec. 16, 1997, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-children: Donna Gautsche, Pauline King, Dale, Phyllis Yoder, Marlin, Linda Riegsecker; sisters: Mabel Stuckey, Doris Klopfenstein; 19 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 7 stepgrandchildren, S stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alice Merillat Klopfenstein (wife) and Delmer (son). Funeral: Dec. 20, Central Mennonite Church, by Wayne Pipkin and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Kurtz, Christian "Christy', 85, Chesapeake, Va. Born: Norfolk County, Va., to Samuel D. and Rebecca Culp Kurtz. Died: Dec. 4, 1997, Chesapeake, Va. Survivors- children: Kenneth P., Nelson L., Ruby Kurtz Blankenship; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Olus Troyer Kurtz (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, by Harold Bergey.

Linder, Nannie S. Gnagey, 74, Silverwood, Mich. Born: May 3, 1923, Bay Port, Mich., to Simon D. and Esther C. Swartzendruber Gnagey. Died: Oct. 18, 1997, Marlette, Mich. Survivors-husband: Earl Howard Linder; children: Robert, Earl, Dale Howard, Dennis Jay, Jonathan Ray. Dwight Alfred, Faith Marie Esch, Janet Irene Foster, Charity Sue Forsyth; brother and sister: Fred S. Gnagey; Salina S. Eberly; 13 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 22, Pineview Mennonite Church, by Thomas W. Berlin.

Longacre, Daniel K., 83, Spring City, Pa. Born: Jan. 23, 1914, Spring City, Pa., to Isaac S. and Ada Kolb Longacre. Died: Dec. 12, 1997, Dry Run, Pa., from an automobile accident. Survivors-wife: Miriam E. Reeser Longacre; children: Melvin, Rhoda Sanders, David; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joyce Ann Brubaker (daughter). Funeral service: Dec. 15, Shady Pine Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, Vincent Mennonite Church, by Marlin A. Neil, Samuel Sollenberger, J. Otis Yoder, and Garland L. Meyers.

Maurer, Marjorie Race, 73, Reedley, Calif. Born: Canton, Ohio. Died: Oct. 1, 1997, Reedley, Calif. Survivors- husband: Ivan Maurer; children: Lyle, Ellis, Michael, Twyla Pauls, Lenette Burkhart, Elaine Wiens; brothers and sisters: Carl, Ed, Dave, Clyde, Ronnie, Bob, Helen Race, Rosemary Bennett. Funeral: Oct. 7, Dinuba Mennonite Brethren Church. Burial: Reedley Cemetery.

Sears, William D. "Bill", 47, Greenwood, Del. Born: July 28, 1950, Peoria, Ill., to Duane and Kay Kennell Sears. Died: Sept. 27, 1997, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Violet Bowman Sears; son: Joshua D.; brother: Ronald; foster sister: Sharon Helmers; grandmother: Bessie Mae Kennell. Funeral: Oct. 1, Greenwood Mennonite Church School. Burial: Cannon Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Seiler, Ralph Edward, 82, Auburn, Ind. Born: Oct. 9, 1915, Archbold, Ohio, to Simon and Sarah Stamm Seller. Died: Dec. 15, 1997, Auburn, Ind. Survivors-wife: Delilah Anna Liechty Seller; sons: Edward, Ronald, Larry, Roland, Ralph, Allen; brother: Simon Jr.; 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 18, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Douglas Zehr and Charles DeSanto. Burial: Leo Memorial Park.

Wingard, Harley J., 68, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Mar. 16, 1929, LaGrange County, Ind., to Jacob J. and Nora Kauffman Wingard. Died: Nov. 12, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Betty Yoder Wingard; children: Sharon Wyse, Terry, Debra, Jimmy; brother and sister: Olen, Ida Bontrager; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 15, First Mennonite Church, by Linford Martin and Jeff Kauffman. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Wireman, Ella Mae Freed, 89, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 10, 1908, Franconia, Pa., to John L. and Elizabeth Halteman Freed. Died: Dec. 15, 1997, Souderton, Pa. Survivors- sons: Curtis, Harold; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Curtis Wireman (husband) and Dennis (son). Funeral: Dec. 19, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Gerald Clemmer and David Greiser. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Leslie J., 78, Tofield, Alta. Born: May 13, 1919, Tofield, Alta., to Henry and Lavina Kauffman Yoder. Died: Nov. 13, 1997, Edmonton, Alta. Survivors-wife: Naomi Wideman Yoder; sons: Larry, Paul, Ervin; brother and sister: Lloyd, Velma Lehman; 10 grandchildren. 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 18, Salem Mennonite Church, by Dan Graber.


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Dillon, Patricia White, 56, Yorkton, Va. Born: Jan. 13, 1941, Perquiman's County, N. C., to Archie B. and Virginia W. White. Died: Dec. 27, 1997 Yorkton, Va. of cancer. Survivors - husband: Eugene H. Dillon; children: Ricky, Patrick, Dawn Slabach; mother; brother and sisters:Lyndon White, Mary Frances Twiddy, Thelma Skinner, Marjorie Casey; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 30, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook. Body donated to medical research.

Gerber, Floyd, 88, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: July 7, 1909, Holmes County, Ohio, to Ira and Emma Crilow Gerber. Died: Dec. 24, 1997, Walnut Creek, Ohio, of pneumonia. Survivor-brother: Clement. Graveside service and burial: Dec. 27, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Ross A. Miller.

King, Edna E. Hartzler, 89, Belleville, Pa. Born: Jan. 3, 1908, Belleville, Pa., to Joseph K. and Annie Kauffman Hartzler. Died: Dec. 23, 1997, Belleville, Pa. Survivors- children: Annabelle Yoder, I. Robert; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Irvin J. King (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 26, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr and Paul Bender.

Kooker, Marjorie Ruth Detweiler, 62, Souderton, Pa. Born: May 23, 1935, Sellersville, Pa., to David D. and Irene Moyer Detweiler. Died: Dec. 27, 1997, Souderton, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Richard H. Kooker; children: Dale, Donald, Amanda Reiff; brother: David Kent Detweiler; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 30, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer.

Metzler, Mary Bucher Kready, 96, Manheim, Pa. Born: Jan. 9, 1901, Rapho Twp., Pa., to Benjamin B. and Anna Bucher Kready. Died: Dec. 21, 1997, Lancaster, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Earl K., Eugene K., Richard K., Glenn K., Carl K., Joann M. Herr; brother: Norman Kready; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John N. Metzler (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 24, Erisman Mennonite Church, by Donald Good and Eric B. Henderson.

Miller, Floyd 0., 88, New Paris, Ind. Born: Apr. 8, 1909, Elkhart County, Ind., to James and Viola Miller Miller. Died: Dec. 14, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Agnes Rosetta Hahn Miller; children: Doris Ebersol, Lavern, Keith, Kenneth; brother and sister: Harold, Fern Neuhouser; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Congregational membership: Waterford Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 18, Goshen, Ind., by Joseph Miller, Marvin Yoder, and Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Olive Cemetery West.

Miller, Ruth L. Longenecker, 87, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Oct. 5, 1910, Lower Swatara Twp., Pa., to Daniel and Alice Zimmerman Longenecker. Died: Dec. 20, 1997, Denver, Pa. Survivors-children: Elmer S., Samuel L., Glenn S., James L.Ernest L., Anna Ruth Ressler, Martha M. Kreider, Orpha L., Naomi M. Sensenig, Marian M. Nissley; 42 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond K. Miller (husband) and Mary M. Sweigart (daughter). Funeral: Dec. 24, Good Mennonite Church, by J. Nelson Bechtold and Russell J. Baer. Burial: Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.

Newcomer, Franklin A., 80, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Oct. 22, 1917, Goshen, Ind., to John and Pearl Maust Newcomer. Died: Dec. 15, 1997, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors-wife: Maxine Myers Newcomer; children: Myrna Gerber, Donald, Keith, Gene; brother and sister: Marvin, Ruby Hartman; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 19, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Homer and Brent Eash.

Sauder, Huldah M., 87, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Nov. 20, 1910, to Joseph and Katie Schrock Baer. Died: Dec. 28, 1997, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Floyd Sauder; sons: David, Charles, James; sisters: Cora Baer, Rosella Schell; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Marie Sauder (daughter). Funeral: Dec. 31, Central Mennonite Church, by Wayne Pipkin, Dale Wyse, Charles Gautsche, and Jim Roynon. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.


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Bender, Ruth E. Steinmann,
66. Goshen, Ind. Born: July 5, 1931, New Hamburg, Ont., to Abraham and Mary Roth Steinmann. Died: Dec. 13, 1997. Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Ross T. Bender: children: Ross Lynn, Elizabeth Barker, Michael, Deborah Lenore Challenger, Anne Plyler; brothers and sisters Reuben, Arthur, Ervin, David, Walter, Mabel Kennel, Irene Bender, Dorothy Schwartzentruber; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 17, College Mennonite Church, by Firman Gingerich and Nancy Kauffman. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Briskey, Emma S. Good, 81, Pryor. Okla. Born: Feb. 17, 1916. Bainbridge, Pa., to Clayton and Dora Good. Died: Dec. 31. 1997, Pryor, Okla., of heart failure. Survivors-husband: William Briskey; children William A. Jr., Nancy Miller, Darlene Neuenschwander; brother and sister: Paul Good, Florence Zeager, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 3, Zion Mennonite Church. by Duey Matthews.

Burri, Lewis Franklin, 78, Nampa, Idaho. Born: May 5, 1919, Nampa, Idaho, to William and Geneva Burri. Died: Nov. 14. 1997, Nampa, Idaho. Survivor -brother: George. Funeral: Nov. 19, Alsip Funeral Chapel, by Robert Garber. Burial: Lower Fairview Cemetery.

Gehman, Leverne S., 88, Morwood, Pa. Born: Oct. 26, 1909, Morwood, Pa., to Sylvanus and Alice Souder Gehman. Died: Dec. 31, 1997, Morwood, Pa. Survivors-children: Janet Getz, Ralph L.; brother: Wilbur S.; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edith Landis Gehman (wife). Funeral: Jan. 6, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by Steven E. Landis and John M. Ehst. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gingerich, Delilah Mae Kaufman, 64, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: Nov. 11, 1933, to Daniel and Beulah Miller Kaufman. Died: Jan. 5,1998, Millersburg, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Atlee M. Gingerich; sons: Timothy, Titus; brother and sisters: Dean Kaufman, Celesta Zuercher, Gladys Miller. Funeral and burial: Jan. 5, Martins Creek Mennonite Church, by Carl L. Wiebe and Chris Mast.

Hartzler, Irene Mayercik, 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: Feb. 28, 1911, Chicago, Ill., to John and Susanne Bellak Mayercik. Died: Dec. 12, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: Levi C. Hartzler; children: Carol Grieser, Ronald Lee; sister: Julia Habrle; 4 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 15, College Mennonite Church, by Nancy Kauffmann, Firman Gingerich, and Rosemary Widmer. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Heisey, Menno W., 85, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Sept. 27, 1912, Lancaster County, Pa., to Alvin Ruhl and Susan Wenger Heisey. Died: Dec. 29, 1997, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Anna Florence Frank Heisey; children: Esther, Miriam Leaman, Martha, Rachel Pessalano, Menno F.; brother and sister: Warren, Margaret Sensenig: 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: John (son). Funeral: Jan. 2, Mennonite Home, by Karl Steffy and Glen Sell. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hershey, Mary Elizabeth, 88, Hesston, Kan. Born: Oct. 4, 1909, LaJunta, Colo., to Elmer J. and Nora Wenger Hershey. Died: Jan. 1, 1998. Hesston. Kan. Congregational membership: Hesston Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 6. Schowalter Villa, by Mary Dyck and Cheryl Hershberger. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Hostetler, Ruth Irene Hooley, 91, Topeka, Ind. Born: Mar. 28, 1906, Shipshewana, Ind., to Milo and Clara Blough Hooley. Died: Dec. 22, 1997, Goshen, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Carolyn Troyer, Joyce Murphy, Joanne Yoder, Rosanna Miller, Paul Jr., Ernest; brothers and sister: Roy and Leonard Hooley, Weltha Miller; 21 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul Hostetler Sr. (husband). Funeral: Dec. 26, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Hostetter, Daniel Edwin Jr., 67, Ivor, Va. Born: Nov. 13, 1930, Warwick County, Va., to Daniel E. Sr. and Virgie Kraus Hostetter. Died: Dec. 18, 1997. Suffolk, Va. Survivors-wife: Gladys Shaddinger Hostetter; brother and sisters: J. Virgil, Pearl H. Johnson, Hazel V. Funeral and burial: Dec. 21, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook and Lewis Kraus.

Reschly, Ann L. Lengacher, 54, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 2, 1943. Fort Wayne, Ind. to Amos and Fannie Miller Lengacher. Died: Dec. 13, 1997. Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: Richard Reschly; sons: Tom, Jim: sisters: Lois Delagrange, Donna Ramer. Funeral: Dec. 17. College Mennonite Church, by Nancy Kauffmann and Firman Gingerich. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Rissler, Isaac M., 78. Sarasota, Fla. Born: Sept. 2, 1919. Lancaster, Pa., to John and Martha Martin Rissler. Died: Dec. 24, 1997, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors-wife: Anna Zimmerman Rissler; children: Mary J. Tetrick. Ruth Weiler, Earl, Isaac, John; brothers and sisters: John, Paul, Martin, Martha Garman, Edna Horning, Bertha Martin; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 30, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop and Gerald Mininger. Burial: Palms Memorial Park Cemetery.

Rollins, Austin Jr. "Teddy," 82, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Nov. 9, 1915, Shiloh, Va., to Austin T. and Florence Lee Rollins, Sr. Died: Dec. 30, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-wife: Pearl Eaton Rollins; children: Mary Elizabeth Hinkle, Margaret Lee Kreider; brother and sister: Warren, Mary Ernest: 2 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren. Memorial service: Lindale Mennonite Church, by Dwight Heatwole, Mike Rollins, and Warren Rollins.

Schumm, Daniel Leroy, 69, Tavistock. Ont. Born: May 4. 1928, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to William and Solena Yantzi Schumm. Died: Dec. 24, 1997. Tavistock, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors wife: Rita Barbara Schultz Schumm: children: Bruce, Wayne, Paul, Virginia Mucuk, Mary Trachsel; brother and sisters: Lamar, Fannie Mae Schwartzentruber. Geneva Lichti: 11 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Tavistock Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Dec. 28, East Zorra Mennonite Church. by Julie Ellison and Fred Lichti.

Steiner, Orpha Geiser, 87, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Mar. 3, 1910, Kidron, Ohio, to Benjamin and Anna Lehman Geiser. Died: Dec. 30, 1997, Millersburg, Ohio, of congestive heart failure. Survivors- husband: Levi Steiner; children: Lois Holdsclaw, Margaret Yoder, Palmer, Ethel Hoffman, Kathy Ramer: brothers: Irvin, Ben, and Clayton Geiser: 16 grandchildren. 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Leslie (son) and Daniel (stillborn son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 2. Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns.

Stutzman, Roman , 81, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 1, 1916. Woodriver, Neb., to Ivan and Kate Stutzman Stutzman. Died: Dec. 30, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Marianna Reiff Stutzman: son: Ronald: sisters: Fern Gerig, Alverta Nofziger; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 3, College Mennonite Church, by Firman Gingerich and Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery.

Voth, LeRoy Wesley, 63, Hesston, Kan. Born: July 11, 1934, McPherson, Kan., to George and Elizabeth Neufeld Voth. Died: Jan. 4, 1998, Wichita, Kan. Survivors-children: Tamera Wells, Michael, Patricia; sister: Loretta Froese; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Sommerfeld Voth (wife). Funeral: Jan. 7, Hesston Mennonite Church, by Mary Dyck and Cheryl Hershberger. Burial: First Mennonite Church of Christ Cemetery.

Wahls, Irvin E., 86, LeRoy, Ill. Born: Aug. 25, 1911, Chenoa. Ill., to John C. and Irene Phillips Wahls. Died: Dec. 31, 1997, Morton, Ill. Survivors- daughter: Mary Irene Beltz; brothers and sister: Glenn J., Earl, Mildred Thompson; 2 grandchildren, 6 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Helen Curry Wahls (wife). Congregational membership: Hopedale Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 3, Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, by Bruce Badger. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery.

Witmer, Paul D., 91, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: Sept. 4, 1906, Columbiana, Ohio, to Issac and Mamie Leigler Witmer. Died: Oct. 29, 1997. Pittsburgh, Pa., from an automobile accident. Survivors-children: Dean, Martha Mercer, Robert; 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: LaRue Longanecker Witmer (wife) and Paul (son). Funeral: Nov. 2, Leetonia Mennonite Church, by Robert D. Yoder. Burial: Midway Mennonite Cemetery.

Wyse, Philip Eugene Fox, 40, Stryker, Ohio. Born: June 23, 1957, Montpelier. Ohio, to Mahler and Virgie Schmucker Wyse. Died: Dec. 20, 1997. Findlay, Ohio, in a plane crash. Survivors-wife: Rebecca Wyse; daughter: Seneca Fox Wyse; ; brothers and sisters: Tom, Ed, Dana Stalter, Jeannie Stuckey, Anne Bok. Funeral: Dec. 24. Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter, Mark Miller, and Wendy Miller. Cremated.

Yoder, Robert Truman, 78, Colorado Springs, Colo. Born: Nov. 16, 1918, Wakarusa, Ind., to Ray F. and Clara Smeltzer Yoder. Died: Aug. 29, 1997, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Doris Bowman Yoder: children: Janice White. Richard, Bruce, Judith Skelley, Tonia Bahner; brothers and sisters: Sanford, John Mark, Clayton, Wayne, Pauline Amstutz, Martha Miller, Lenore Snodey; 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 step grandchildren.

Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta

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