Mennonite Weekly Review - April,
Eichelberger, Juanita Reeder Stutzman; Frederick,
Sara Lu Graber; Graber,
Marjorie Ann Ewert; Hess, Lila B. Buckwalter; Shenk, Kenneth M.;
Review - April 5, 2010 - 88th Year, No. 13 - p. 13
Eichelberger, Juanita Reeder Stutzman
Juanita Stutzman Eichelberger,
84, of Buhl, Idaho, died March 16, 2010. She was born Dec. 17, 1925, to
Harold and Myrtle Reeder in Cheraw, Colo., the second of eight children.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior as a teenager and became a
member of the Mennonite church.
She married Eldon Stutzman on June 15, 1945. Together they enjoyed 50
years of marriage. To this union eight children were born — Douglas,
Roger, Shirley, Dwight, Gordon, Byron, Barbara and Curtis.
She was a people-oriented individual whose home was always open to
anyone. There was always room at the table for one more or a bed
available. Having all of the family together for various occasions was
On July 28, 2001, she married Warren Eichelberger, and together they
enjoyed seven years, spending winters in Arizona and summers in Idaho.
Survivors include six sons, Douglas Stutzman and his wife, Lyn, Roger
Stutzman and his wife, Mary, Dwight Stutzman and his wife, Deb, Gordon
Stutzman and his wife, Elaine, Byron Stutzman and his wife, Heidi, and
Curtis Stutzman and his wife, Jeanne; two daughters, Shirley
Eichelberger and her husband, Gary, and Barbara Unruh and her husband,
Mark; stepchildren Darlene Christner and her husband, Jim, Donna
Harland, Ron Eichelberger and his wife, Sharon, and Shirley Hamilton;
two sisters; four brothers; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eldon Stutzman, and her
second husband, Warren Eichelberger; and one brother.
Funeral services were held at Filer Mennonite Church. Burial was in the
Frederick, Sara Lu Graber
Sara Lu Frederick, 78, of
Eugene, Ore., formerly of Wellman, Iowa, and Iowa City, Iowa, died
March 23, 2010, of age-related causes. She was born Feb. 7, 1932, to
Joseph and Barbara Graber in Wayland, Iowa.
She graduated from Wayland High School and attended Goshen (Ind.)
College. She married Charles Frederick II on Aug. 8, 1953. She was an
elementary school teacher, homemaker, and co-owned Unto Others, a gift
store in Kalona, Iowa.
Survivors include her husband, Charles; two sons, Charles Frederick Jr.
of Bloomington, Ind., and Peter Frederick of Hamilton, Mont.; three
daughters, Catherine Roth of Eugene, Christine Frederick of Jasper and
Mary Frederick of Panama City, Panama; four sisters, Rachel Wyse of
Wellman, Iowa, Berniece Roth of Laguna Woods, Calif., Lois
Swartzendruber of Wellman, Iowa, and Beulah Mae Swartzendruber of
Wayland, Iowa; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Burial will be in Sugar Creek Mennonite Church cemetery in Wayland.
A memorial service will be held May 2 at First Mennonite Church in Iowa
Stucky, Irene Hagen
Irene Stucky, 85, of
Moundridge, Kan., died March 11, 2010, at Mercy Hospital. She was born
May 3, 1924, to Henry S. and Augusta Hagen in Collinsville, Okla., the
sixth of 12 children.
The family moved to different locations before settling in the Reedley,
Calif., area, where her parents worked in the fruit-packing business.
In 1943, she received a letter from a gentleman from Kansas who was in
Civilian Public Service with her cousin. She answered that letter, and
soon a courtship started. On Nov. 26, 1943, she married Winton Stucky
in Reedley. They moved to Moundridge.
She enjoyed being a homemaker, grocer, seamstress, nurse’s assistant
and ward clerk, and a great cook. She was well known for her wedding
dresses. In 1955 she and Winton moved to Hesston, Kan., to run a
grocery store. There they became involved with the international
students at Hesston College. What started as a small group soon became
a group of 30 to 40 college students.
After Winton’s death in 1991, she met Howard Yoder, a United Methodist
minister, teacher, missionary and administrator. They were married
almost six years before Howard died in 2005.
Survivors include two sons, Scott Stucky and his wife, MinWei, of
Phoenix, Ariz., and Randy Stucky and his wife, Rita, of Halstead; a
daughter, Joan Goering and her husband, Russ, of Inman; two brothers,
Robert Hagen and Elvie Hagen, both of Kingsburg, Calif.; two
sisters-in-law, Dorothy Stucky of Moundridge and Violet Voran of
Hutchinson; four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.
were no obituaries in the April 12,
2010 issue of Mennonite Weekly Review
Mennonite Weekly Review - April 19, 2010 - 88th Year, No. 15 - p. 17
Shenk, Kenneth M.
Kenneth M. Shenk, 97, died
March 19, 2010, at Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville, Ore.
He was born Dec. 30, 1912, to Daniel F. and Fannie (Schrag) Shenk, the
second of four children, at Hubbard.
In 1922 his family moved to Whiteson and then to Sheridan, where he
completed grade school and attended high school.
He married Frances Kilmer on Nov. 19, 1933.
He worked in the logging industry for 44 years. The last 25 years he
operated Shenk Logging Company, and retired in 1974. In August 2008 he
and Frances moved to Valley View Retirement Community. He was a member
of the Evangelical Bible Church, Dallas, Ore.
At age 86 he published his memoirs, Go Ahead On ’er, a 370-page book of
stories with which he regaled family and friends throughout his life.
He and Frances enjoyed the many people who came to visit them in
response to the book.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; four children, Wilbert Shenk and
his wife, Juanita, of Elkhart, Ind., Myron Shenk and his wife, Carol,
of Albany, Byron Shenk and his wife, Ina, of McMinnville, and Donna
Cross and her husband, Allen, of Lynnwood, Wash.; a sister, Mildred
Schrock; a daughter-in-law, Mariellen Shenk of Sun City, Ariz.; 17
grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren and two
He was preceded in death by two sons, Russell Shenk and David Shenk; a
daughter-in-law, Lavina Shenk; and by two brothers.
Weekly Review - April 26, 2010 - 88th Year, No. 16 - p. 9
Graber, Marjorie Ann Ewert
Marjorie Ann Graber, 77, died March 11, 2010, at Freeman (S.D.)
Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 3, 1933, the only child of Alfred
and Bertha (Tieszen) Ewert, in rural Marion.
She graduated from Marion Public High School in 1951 and went on to
attend Southern Teachers College in Springfield and Freeman Junior
College. After college, she went to work as a medical secretary in the
pathology department at Avera St. Lukes in Aberdeen and at Sioux Valley
Hospital in Sioux Falls.
On Aug. 8, 1959, she married Cleon Graber. Together they built their
lives on the family farm east of Freeman. From their union they were
blessed with two children, Teresa and Linden.
These years were spent watching her children grow, spending time with
family and friends and helping on the farm. They continued to farm
until 1991, when they retired and moved to their present home in
Freeman. She then spent many hours working as a volunteer at the Et
Cetera Shoppe in Freeman. After several years of volunteering at the Et
Cetera Shoppe, she took an assistant manager position, which she loved.
She took great joy in helping customers find what they needed in the
Her greatest joy in life came when she could spend time with her
family. She spent hours of time with her grandchildren, watching them
in sports and church activities. They were precious to her.
Upon her confession of faith, she was baptized at Bethel Mennonite
Church in rural Marion. After her marriage, she joined Salem-Zion
Mennonite Church of rural Freeman, where she remained a faithful member
until her death.
Survivors include her husband, Cleon; daughter Teresa Dick and her
husband, Jim; son Linden Graber and his wife, Judy; a brother-in-law,
O’Ray Graber and his wife, Edith; a sister-in-law, Rita Graber; and
She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Palmer Graber.
Hess, Lila B. Buckwalter
Lila B. Hess, 87, of Colorado
Springs, Colo., and formerly of Rocky Mount, Va., and Atglen, Pa., died
March 27, 2010. She was born to Park and Malinda Smoker Buckwalter in
She married John R. Hess Jr. on Jan. 27, 1945. They owned and operated
the former Spring Grove Dairy of Atglen for 21 years.
She attended West Fallowfield schools and graduated in 1940 from
Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Va. She graduated from
the former Coatesville Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. She was a
member of Fountain Faith Fellowship of Fountain, Colo., and in the past
was a member of Blue Ridge Chapel, Rocky Mount, Va., former Caln
Fellowship, Downington, Pa., Sandy Hill Mennonite Church of
Coatesville, Pa., and Maple Grove Mennonite Church of Atglen. In the
past she worked as a night supervisor at the former Morris Hall of
Parkesburg, Pa., as a nurse for Dr. Johnson of Christiana, Pa., and
retired from Harrison House of Christiana as a night supervisor nurse
in 1990. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, knitting and quilting.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, John R. Hess; a son, John R.
“Jack” Hess III and his wife, Ann Crandall Hess, of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; a sister, Rhoda Umble of South St. Paul, Minn.; five
granddaughters and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by six siblings, Blanche Umble, John, Nathan,
Nevin, Galen and Park Buckwalter Jr.
Funeral services were held at Maple Grove Mennonite Church of Atglen,
Pa. Burial was in River Corner Mennonite Cemetery, Conestoga, Pa.
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