The Mennonite - June, 2013
"for the record" - Deaths:
Albrecht.- Carolyn Augusta Bontrager, 84, Goshen, Ind., died April 12. Spouse: Nevin Albrecht. Parents: Orvan and Grace Mishler Bontrager. Children: Jerry, Lynn, Lola Gingerich, Sharlene Patterson; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Beber.- Aarron Shawn, 39, Fort Wayne, Ind., died March 10. Spouse: April Dollier Beber. Parents: David Fisher and Ellen Jayne Beber. Children: Madelynn Ellen Jayne Beber, Alexis Marie Ayers, Bruce Demmeree Von Beber. Funeral: March 14 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.
Bowman.- Vera Diefenbacher, 79, Floradale, Ontario, died April 14. Spouse: Abner Bowman (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Irene Diefenbacher. Children: Karen Gaul, Gloria Martin; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 17 at Floradale Mennonite Church.
Gerber.- Emery L., 83, Hesston, Kan., died April 5. Spouse: Joan Ely Gerber. Parents: Joe and Ida Yoder Gerber. Children: Jerry, Lyn, Jana Heger, Lucy Gerber Bontrager; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Horst.- Mary Ellen Stutzman, 86, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 4. Spouse: Samuel L. Horst. Parents: James and Edith Stutzman. Children: Kenneth, Hannah Schertz, Sylvia Bender, Barbara Horst, Mary Horst, David Buchanan, Carol Shafer, Ellarica Moatz Horst; eight grandchildren. Funeral: April 15 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
King.- Grace Luceal Schmucker, 97, Wauseon, Ohio, died Jan. 1, of cerebral vascular disease. Spouse: Willard Wyse King (deceased). Parents: Charles L. and Hannah Freyenberger Schmucker. Children: Charlene VanPelt, Judy Selzer, Dan, Robert, Ruth Ann King, David; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 6 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Pettisville, Ohio.
Kinsinger.- Nora Dalene Doolin, 92, Wellman, Iowa, died March 22. Spouse: Maynard Kinsinger (deceased). Parents: John and Ester Yoder Doolin. Children: Eddie, Linda Anders; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 27 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa.
Mullet.- Bessie Evelyn Johnson, 89, Hesston, Kan., died April 17. Spouse: David "Roy" LeRoy Mullet (deceased). Parents: Ernest and Edith Cole Johnson. Children: David, Bob, Paul, Steve, Mick; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 26 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston.
Musser.- Josephine Lydia Maust, 76, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 24. Parents:
Richard and Elizabeth Gunden Maust. Child: Jane Musser Blackburn; three grandchildren. Funeral: April 28 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Nafziger.- Blanche Marie Wyse, 95, Pettisville, Ohio, died April 21. Spouse: Earl Nafziger (deceased). Parents: Clarence and Ella Roth Wyse. Children: Janice Nafziger, Rachel Lindsay, Rhoda Schrag, Charles, Ralph, Ellis, Emerson, Verlin, Robert, Roger, John, Joseph; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 26 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.
Nice.- Frank E., 80, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 23, of Parkinson's Disease and Lewy Body Dementia. Spouse: Evelyn Godshall Nice. Parents: Byron and Blanche Nice. Children: Karen Nice-Webb, Eddie, Janet King, Grace Graber; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 29 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.
Nice.- Howard Fred, 90, McMinnville, Ore., died April 19, of a stroke. Spouse:
Irene Loretta Nice. Spouse: Luella Wolfer Nice (deceased). Parents: Reno Ray and Edna Rose Wadleigh Nice. Children: Marlene Kropf, Judi Jones, Gary, Dennis, Douglas, Loren Howard; 14 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 23 at Church on the Hill, McMinnville.
Oswald.- Pauline M. Stutzman, 91, Streetsboro, Ohio, died March 2. Spouse: Oren Oswald (deceased). Parents: Lloyd and Erma Miller Stutzman. Children: Elizabeth Oswald, Margaret Ruth Jackson, Stanley, Vern. Funeral: March 6 at Aurora Mennonite Church, Aurora, Ohio.
Oyer.- Margaret "Margie" Yoder, 85, Goshen, Ind., died April 6. Spouse: Richard "Dick" Oyer. Parents: A.D. and Elnora Horst Yoder. Funeral: April 13 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Pankratz.- Linda Gering, 96, Freeman, S.D., died April 24. Spouse: Curt Pankratz (deceased). Parents: Joe D. and Caroline Preheim Gering. Children: Deanna Kehn, Duane; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 28 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Payne.- Donald William, 83, Pulaski, Iowa, died April 27, of complications from diabetes and bronchial distress. Spouse: Lydia Jean Banwart Payne. Parents: Willie Cleo and Lela Mary Cowles Payne. Children: Debra Knapp, Donnita Payne Hostetler, Dan, Dwayne David; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 1 at Pulaski Mennonite Church.
Regier.- Gladys Irene Dester, 86, North Newton, Kan., died Jan. 8, of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Raymond Richard Regier. Parents: Emil Albert and Edna Christine Wicke Dester. Children: Patrice Regier Krause, Bruce, Christine Regier Toews; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 21 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton.
Roggie.- Verna R. Lehman, 81, Lowville, N.Y., died April 27. Spouse: Howard Roggie (deceased). Parents: Erwin Z. and Lena H. Zehr Lehman. Children: Wayne, Benjamin, Glenn, Bradley, Joan Lehman, Judy Wood; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 30 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.
Shank.- Joseph Geil, 95, Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 13, of a stroke. Spouse: Sybil Marion Koger Shank (deceased). Parents: Samuel Aaron and Mary Katherine "Kitty" Geil Shank. Children: Arneda Faye Steiner, Joseph Geil "J.G." Shank II, Fern Shank Miller, Evelyn Yvonne Mast, Nelson Lionel, Charles Samuel; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 15 at Trissles Mennonite Church, Broadway, Va.
Shetler.- Alice Crecraft, 91, Scottdale, Pa., died March 16. Spouse: Maynard Shetler (deceased). Parents: Clyde and Jenny Lunn Crecraft. Child: Larry; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 20 at Scottdale Mennonite Church.
Stoltzfus.- Floyd L., 84, Loveland, Colo., died April 30. Spouse: Lynette Harris Stoltzfus. Parents: William and Mabel Stoltzfus. Children: Galen, Jim; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 4 at First Mennonite Church of Denver, Denver, Colo.
Stoltzfus.- Marian B. Smoker, 87, New Holland, Pa., died March 19, of cerebrovascular disease. Spouse: Omar S. Stoltzfus. Parents: Samuel Z. and Barbara Beiler Smoker. Children: Barbara A. Riehl, Janet L. Metzler; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 22 at Garden Spot Village Chapel, New Holland.
Teagie.- Rev. Norman H., 88, Hickory, Va. and Aroda, Va., died April 3. Spouse:
Fanni Troyer Teague. Parents: Harry and Maude Reeves Teague. Children: Sharon Vincent, Carole Schumacher, Wanda Alger, David, Samuel; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial services: April 20 at Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va., and April 21 at Cornerstone Church of Broadway, Broadway, Va.
White.- Paul R., 82, Lititz, Pa., died April 6. Spouse: Ruth Ebersole White. Parents: Ira M., Sr., and Mary Martin White. Funeral: April 11 at Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.
Widrick.- Betty R. Roggie, 76, Lowville, N.Y., died April 8, of complication following open heart surgery. Spouse: Gerald Widrick (deceased). Parents: Benjamin and Madeline Yousey Roggie. Children: Lynn, Neil, Gail Kogut, Kari Taylor; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 12 at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, New Bremen, N.Y.
Wyse.- Donald Gene, 81, Columbus, Ohio, died April 4. Spouse: Joyce M. Miller Wyse. Parents: Vernon and Ivah Rupp Wyse. Children: Tim, Doug, Jill; five grandchildren. Funeral: April 8 at Columbus Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by: John Ingold