The Mennonite - May, 2013
"for the record" - Deaths:
Albrecht.- Wilbur L., 92, Tiskilwa, Ill., died Dec. 31, 2012, of pneumonia. Spouse: Gratice L. Eichelberger Albrecht. Parents: John V. and Leah Litwiller Albrecht. Children: Curtis, Carson; five grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 12 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa.
Basinger.- Lola May Schertz, 96, Bluffton, Ohio, died March 3. Spouse: L. Eugene Basinger (deceased). Parents: Rudolph and Matilda Stalter Schertz. Children: Doug, Jerome, Debra Stechschulte; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: March 8 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.
Bertsche.- James E., 91, Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 27. Spouse: Genevieve "Jenny" Shuppert Bertsche. Parents: Harry and Emma Steiner Bertsche. Children: Linda Bertsche Yoder, Sandra King, Tim; seven grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Blum.- Carolyn M. Case, 74, Harleysville, Pa., died on March 3. Parents: Earl and Kathryn Merz Case. Children: Cynthia Fertsch, Kathleen Heavener, Bob Blum, Jr., Diane Blum, Kimberly Kennedy-Garrison, Jonathan, Timothy, Jennifer Hosterman, Matthew, Joshua, Benjamin, Denise Blum; 25 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville.
Brouse.- Barbara Joan Kuebler, 80, Llewlyn, Pa., died March 26. Parents: Maxwell E. and Grace E. Kuebler. Children: Jane Brouse, Frank Brouse, Jenefer Christine Brouse-Schmidt, Daniel Weiland Brouse; seven grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.
Buckwalter.- Miriam E. Bair, 85, Lititz, Pa., died Jan. 12. Spouse: Leon H. Buckwalter(deceased). Parents: H. Landis and Elizabeth Mellinger Bair. Children: L. Herbert, Frederic N., Dana B. Carson, Lori L. Klassen; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 19 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa.
Burkey.- Erma Yeackley, 95, Milford, Neb., died March 10. Spouse: Floyd Burkey (deceased). Parents: John and Sarah Stutzman Yeackley. Children: Janet Sommerfeld, Paulene Anderson, Kathy Wiens, John; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren. Foster children: Newt Zimmerman, Mark Floyd, Rick Shilhan, Terry Jantze. Funeral: March 13 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.
Cressman.- Mervin, 73, West Montrose, Ontario, died March 6. Spouse: Diane Douglas Cressman. Parents: Daniel and Magdalena Martin Cressman. Child: Daryl; one grandchild. Funeral: March 12 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario.
Diller.- J. Robert, 92, Hesston, Kan., died Feb. 25. Spouse: Marcella Ruth Bare Diller. Parents: Joseph R. and Grace Darling Cooprider Diller. Children: Mel, Marlin, Deann Diller, Rod, Darlene Buller; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 1 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Dyck.- Elva Mae Hershberger, 88, Hesston, Kan., died April 7. Spouse: Harold P. Dyck (deceased). Parents: Elmer and Amy Erb Hershberger. Children: Gary, Thomas, Jocelyn Dyck Cooley, Julia Roupp; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston.
Grieser.- Elvesta Christner, 94, Archbold, Ohio, died March 11. Spouse: Lloyd Grieser (deceased). Parents: William and Mary Hershberger Christner. Children: Colette Yoder-Overly, Ron; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 15 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Hunsberger.- Alverna Yothers, 86, Bedminster Township, Pa., died Feb. 17. Spouse: Daniel L. Hunsberger. Parents: Erwin and Nora Elizabeth Rush Yothers. Children: John, Jerold" Jerry," Jay, Janet Landis, Jolene Schlosser, Joy Danelle Hunsberger; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.
Kauffman.- Tasha Lynn, 38, Lancaster, Pa., died Dec. 9, 2012. Parents: Glenn M. and Mary Schrag Kauffman. Sibling: Keri L. Kauffman. Tasha was an analyst in the Electronic Records Department at Lancaster General Hospital; a member of Mountville Mennonite Church where she was the worship leader; and a 1997 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University. Funeral: Dec. 15 at Mountville Mennonite Church, Mountville, Pa.
Kinsinger.- Dale Lawrence, 82, Grantsville, Md., died April 12. Spouse: Audrey Marie Schaefer Kinsinger. Parents: Roy L. and Margaret Lawrence Kinsinger. Child: Timothy. Funeral: April 15 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, Pa.
Kreider.- Kay Sutter, died March 17, in Seattle, Wash., after a brief illness with lung cancer. She is survived by her husband Paul Kreider, daughter, Kara Kreider and partner Nick Demopoulos of Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter Alyssa Kreider and husband William Sunderland and grandsons Yuri and Gareth of Seattle, and foster son John Hammond (sons Jonathan and Derek) of Chatsworth, Ga.; also survived by her mother, Merna Sutter of Flanagan, Ill., siblings Don Sutter of Pontiac, Ill., Tom Sutter (Deb, and Aaron & Sarah) of Urbana, Ill., and, Jane Sutter and Mary Sutter of Sedona, Ariz. A private memorial gathering for the family with the Dayton Mennonite Fellowship is being planned in the Dayton, Ohio, area for July, 2013.
Landis.- Grace W. Delp, 87, Towamencin Township, Pa., died April 2. Spouse: Abram A. Landis. Parents: Ephraim and Grace H. Wismer Delp. Children: Barbara L. Miller, Tim D., Philip D.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.
Leatherman.- Dorothy Rice, 85, Sellersville, Pa., died March 8. Spouse: Wilson D. Leatherman. Parents: Edward and Pearl Sames Rice. Children: Pearl Shelly, Darlene Yoder, Debra Seuren, Clifford, Steven; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 13 at Decp Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Pa.
Lehman.- Mercie D. Conrad, 87, Louisville, Ohio, died March 1. Spouse: Willis Lehman. Parents: Orie and Goldie Byler Conrad. Children: Diane Preusser, Connie Fenstermaker, Darrel Miller, Doug Miller; two grandchildren and step-grandchildren; many step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 5 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville.
Livengood.- Guy W., 90, Springs, Pa., died March 16. Spouse: Harriet Louise Otto Livengood (deceased). Spouse: Florence Irene Eash Thomas Bough Livengood. Parents: Fay O. and Ressie Rembold Livengood. Children: Donna Booton, Noel, Ann Critchfield; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 20 at Springs Mennonite Church.
Martin.- Magdalena, 95, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died March 18. Parents: Simeon and Barbara Snyder Martin. Funeral: March 21 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Peachey.- David S., 74, Belleville, Pa., died March 27, of a heart attack. Spouse: Beverly G. Kauffman Peachey. Parents: John E. and Katie Spicher Peachey. Children: David L., Donald J., Debbie; four grandchildren. Funeral: April 2 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.
Preheim.- Hazel Hilda Kaufman, 89, Marion, S.D., died March 11. Spouse: Henry Preheim, Jr. (deceased). Parents: David D. and Hulda Graber Kaufman. Children: Jerilyn Wuertz, Connie Tschetter, Jim; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: March 16 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Rice.- Mary Alderfer, 90, Souderton, Pa., died Feb. 24. Spouse: Owen Rice (deceased). Parents: Henry and Aquilla Miller Alderfer. Children: Lorraine Stutzman, Mary Ann Kulp, Marilyn Landis, Charlotte Myers, Ruth Swartley, Barbara Hackman, Donna Godshall, Susan Hange, David; 26 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 2 at Deep Run Mennonite East, Perkasie, Pa.
Sauder.- Luella Mae Holst, 84, St. Jacobs, Ontario, died March 21, of cancer. Spouse: Wesley Sauder. Parents: Jacob and Catherine Annie Holtzworth Holst. Children: Sharon Wideman, Margaret Eby, Stewart, Arnold; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Shetler.- Alice B. Crecraft, 91, Scottdale, Pa., died March 16. Spouse: Maynard W. Shetler (deceased). Parents: Clyde Wesley and Jenny Louise Lunn Crecraft. Child: Larry R., two grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.
Schrock.- Dale D., 83, Archbold, Ohio, died March 23. Spouse: Florence Stoltzfus Schrock (deceased). Parents: Cletus and Phoebe Stuckey Schrock. Children: Marlyn, Dallas, Joy; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: March 27 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Swartzentruber.- Mary M., 81, Springs, Pa., died March 15. Parents: Jacob B. and Fannie Kinsinger Swartzentruber. Funeral: March 17 at Springs Mennonite Church.
Thomas.- Jean Miller, 87, Lititz, Pa., died April 7. Spouse: Leon M. Thomas (deceased). Parents: Thomas and Ruth Brenneman Miller. Children: Warren, Everett, Nadine Thomas, Lowell, Greta Edgell, Gretchen Thomas; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 13 at Landis Homes.
Troyer.- Josephine" Jo" Huser, 86, Goshen, Ind., died March 22. Spouse: Robert Hartzler (deceased). Parents: Henry and Verena Schwartz Huser. Children: Rebecca Christophel, Verena "Kay" Schrock, Mary Hoefer, Mark; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 26 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Unzicker.- Elaine S., 73, Goshen, Ind., died March 3. Spouse: Harold Kauffman. Spouse: Roger Unzicker (deceased). Children: Eric, Thomas, David, Jeffrey; five grandchildren. Funeral: March 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Wehner.- Carl O., 83, Cedar Falls, Iowa, died March 1. Spouse: Wanda Lee Ponder Wehner (deceased). Parents: Orville L.: and Doris L. Derks Wehner. Children: Sherilyn Dekarske, Susan Wehner Munderloh, Linda VanVlack; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 5 at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls.
Wehner.- Wanda Lee Ponder, 83, Cedar Falls, Iowa, died March 1. Spouse: Carl O. Wehner (deceased). Parents: William Joseph and Bernice Meredith Ponder. Children: Sherilyn Dekarske, Susan Wehner Munderloh, Linda VanVlack; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 5 at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls.
Wiebe.- Abram G., 94, Altona, Man., died March 5. Spouse: Tina Wiebe. Parents:
John H. Wiebe and Maria Ginter (deceased). Survivors: children Myrna, Wesley and Elbert; also four grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona, Man.
Yoder.- Hazel Marie Smucker, 100, Goshen, Ind., died April 3. Spouse: Paton Yoder (deceased). Parents: Jesse E. and Emma Zook Smucker. Children: Devin*, James, Susan Stempel, Ken, Kathy Martin; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 6 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
*Editor's Note: It should be Devon.
Yoder.- Leona Ferne Brenneman, 87, Kalona, Iowa, died March 1. Spouse: L. David Yoder. Parents: Irwin B. and Mattie Miller Brenneman. Child: Leon; one granddaughter. Funeral: March 6 at Pleasantview Home, Kalona.
Zehr.- Clarence Daniel, 91, Fisher, Ill., died April 9. Spouse: Evelyn Marie Eichelberger Zehr. Parents: Daniel P. and Mollie Birkey Zehr. Children: Stan, Pam Seim; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 12 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher.
Transcribed by: John Ingold