The Mennonite - August 2014
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, August 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 8.
Alwine.- Clarence, 99, Belleville, Pa., died June 21. Spouse: Turie Kauffman Renno Alwine (deceased). Spouse: Erma Shetler Alwine (deceased). Parents: Romanus and Cassie Berkey Alwine. Children: Rhoda Dabbs, Martha Lehman, Melvin, Norma Alwine; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Memorial service: June 24 at Kauffman Mennonite Church, Davidsville, Pa.
Amstutz.- Julia Ruth "Judy" Ebersole, 80, La Junta, Colo., died April 5. Spouse:
Mahlon Amstutz. Parents: Clarence and Ruth Ebersole. Children: Lynn, Lori, Rod, Rita. Funeral: April 15 in Denver, Colo.
Battice.- Brenda Nicole Neuenschwander, 30, Goshen, Ind., died May 11. Parents: Keith and Cindy Knose Neuenschwander. Child: Kiante Battice. Funeral: May 16 at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Bender.- Ora Magdalene Kremer, 92, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 20. Spouse: Daniel H. Bender. Parents: William and Malinda Miller Kremer. Children: Debra Hope Bender Stewart, Judy Lorayne Yoder, Evan D.H. Bender, Eric Kremer Bender; six grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 24 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Bock.- Mary Emma "Emmie" Blough, 81, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 22. Spouse: Warren Bock. Parents: Harry and Freda Berkey Blough. Children: Susan Earley, Alan. Memorial service: July 12 at Parkview Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Braun.- Ed, 88, Altona, Manitoba, died June 3. Spouse: Linda Hildebrand Braun. Parents: Abram J. and Gertrude Braun. Children: Barry, Rhonda Driedger, Gail Braun, Laurie Dueck; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 6 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.
Dietzel.- Arnold, 99, Hesston, Kan., died July 4. Spouse: Wilmetta Weaver Dietzel. Parents: Samuel and Elma Dietzel. Children: Ronald, Margaret Hillegass, Carol Cranston; seven grandshildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 8 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Drescher.- John M., 85, Quakertown, Pa., died July 10. Spouse: Betty Keener Drescher. Children: Ron, Sandy Drescher-Lehman, Rose Longacre, Joe, David, 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Memorial service: July 26 Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church.
Dyck.- Esther Teichroeb, 74, Altona, Manitoba, died June 7. Spouse: Bill R. Dyck (deceased). Parents: Abram A. and Tina Olfert Teichroeb. Children: Bill, Tim, Irvin; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 12 at Bergthaler Mennonite Church, Altona.
Eby.- Loren J., 82, Elkhart, Ind., died June 8. Spouse: Phyllis M. Brown Eby. Parents: Walter and Ellen Drake Eby. Children: Gary Eby, Loretta Eby-Jackson, Lorene Mann, May Ellen Eby-Roberts, Jack Brown, Scott Brown, Dennis Brown, Teri Brown-Kaufman; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 14 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Gerber.- Titus, 97, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died June 9. Spouse: Melvena "Melie" Gerber (deceased). Parents: Herbert and Amanda Gerber. Children: Joan Miller, Marilyn Nussbaum, Dewey; 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Memorial service: June 13 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Ohio.
Gerig.- Eldon Lavern, 86, South Bend, Ind., died June 24 of Parkinson's Disease. Spouse: Luella Joan Albrecht Gerig. Spouse: Merin C. and Emma Nofziger Gerig. Children: Winston, Kevin, Nita Gerig Johnson; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 29 at Kern Road Mennonite Church, South Bend.
Gingerich, Marjorie J. Rhodes, 86, Wellman, Iowa, died June 3, Spouse: Clarence Gingerich (deceased). Parents: Frank and Lavanda Preston Rhodes. Child: Ed; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 7 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa.
Grove.- Geneva Elizabeth Rowe, 95, Lyndhurst, Va., died April 10. Spouse: Timothy Grove (deceased). Parents: James O. and Lillian Conner Rowe. Children: Carol Wheeler, Sharon Sweet, Gene, Cecil, Kenneth, Billy, Timothy; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 14 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Hertzler.- Valerie Joy Brunk, 45, Harrisonburg, Va., died June 14. Spouse: Andre Hertzler. Parents: George R. Brunk III and Erma Hess Brunk. Children: Casey, Noah. Funeral: June 19 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Va.
Hershberger.- Amy Ruth Janzen, 87, Hesston, Kan., died June 13. Spouse: Weldon Hershberger (deceased). Parents: John M. and Margaret Schroeder Janzen. Children: Kathy Nightengale, Don, Roger, Ron, Sharon Taubert; 23 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 23 at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Hostetler.- June L. Van Zuilen, 84, Middlebury, Ind., died June 12, from complications from surgery. Spouse: Frank Hostetler. Parents: Henry and Emily Brauneis Van Zuilen. Children: Jeanne Hostetler, Jennifer Mottier, Monte; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: June 17 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.
Hostetter.- Elizabeth Louise, 87, Harrisonburg, Va., died April 27. Parents: D. Ralph and Kathryn K. Hostetter. Funeral: May 7 at Strite Auditorium at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg.
Kauffman.- David "Doc" V., 92, Whitefish, Mont., died April 14. Spouse: Ruth Eberly Kauffman. Parents: N. L. "Roy" and Anna Snyder Kauffman. Children: David, Stephen, Elizabeth "Betsy" Harmon, Rebecca "Becky" Kauffman-Piotrowski, 6 grandchildren. Memorial service: April 25 at Whitefish Lutheran Church.
Lehman.- Reuel S., 92, Goshen, Ind., died June 19. Spouse: Agnes M. Hershberger Lehman (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Stella Sharp Lehman. Children: Bruce, Jeanne Rothchild, Judy VenderMaas, Barbara Lehman; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandsons. Funeral: June 24 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Martin.- Ruth E. Nussbaum, 87, Goshen, Ind., died June 17. Spouse: Allen S. Martin. Parents: Menno J. and Kate Miller Nussbaum. Children: Anita Martin Vernon, Rebecca Martin Picht, Rachel Stutzman, Linda Martin Burkholder, David A., Jerold; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 28 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Maust.- Wilbur "Bill" Richard, 80, Waterloo, Ontario, died July 2, of cancer. Spouse: Miriam Pellman Maust. Parents: Richard and Elizabeth Gunden Maust. Children: Chris, Janice Maust Hedrick; four grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 9 at Waterloo North Mennonite Church.
Moyer.- Mary M., 93, Souderton, Pa., died June 13. Parents: Wilson and Ida Moyer Moyer. Funeral: June 17 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.
Nachtigal.- Grace Kauffman, 100, Iowa City, Iowa, died June 12. Spouse: Wilbur G. Nachtigall (deceased). Parents: Noah D. and Katie Egli Kauffman. Children: John, Ramon, Rosa Brunsma, Nita Michels; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 12 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City.
Peachey.- Eva Jane, 90, Belleville, Pa., died June 22. Spouse: Richard Peachey (deceased). Children: Kathy Devore, Becky Peachey; four grandchildren. Funeral at Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville.
Preheim.- Dorothy Louise Jensen, 93, Freeman, S.D., died May 28. Spouse: Mylo Preheim (deceased). Parents: Irvin and Erma J. Allison Jensen. Children: Greg, Cheryl Koch, Patricia Batcheller, Lee; six grandchildren. Funeral: June 9 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Riffel.- Franklin Duane, 80, Reedley, Calif., died March 17, of respiratory failure. Parents: Annie Geisbrecht Riffel. Funeral: March 21 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley.
Sawatsky.- Ronald G., 64, Warrington, Pa., died June 28 of a heart attack complicated by Lyme disease. Spouse: Susan "Sue" Thiessen Sawatsky. Parents: Ben W. and Susie Sawatsky. Children: Bevan, Laresa; one grandchild. Funeral: July 12 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Bucks, Pa.
Schmucker.- Bernard L., 70, Maximo, Ohio, died June 19. Spouse: Patricia Murphy Schmucker. Parents: Merlin and Barbara Katich Schmucker. Children: Joel, Lisa Schmucker, Kara Tharp; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 23 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.
Schrock.- Daniel D., 88, Shipshewana, Ind., died July 5. Spouse: Alice Shetler Schrock. Parents: Jonas J. and Sylvia Miller Schrock. Children: Donald Duane, Dale A., one grandchild. Funeral: July 12 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.
Sommers.- Vivian E. Watson, 89, Canton, Ohio, died June 23. Spouse: Dean Sommers. Parents: William and Isabelle Stark Watson. Children: Barbara Amburgey, Margaret Miller, Christine Lab, Joyce Devaul, Dennis Williams, John Williams, Rick Schlegel; 22 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 26 at Stier Israel Funeral Home, Louisville, Ohio.
Steider.- Donald Lee, 69, Goshen, Ind., died June 27. Spouse: Dorcas A. Miller Summerton Steider. Parents: Ray and Ruth Oswald Steider. Children: Janell Harris, Bryan Steider, Brendan Steider, Dawn Summerton, Deidre Bias; eight grandchildren. Funeral: July 2 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Stuckey.- Leatha Hershberger, 91, Hicksville, Ohio, died June 21. Spouse: Howard Stuckey (deceased). Parents: Daniel and Elizabeth Sommers Hershberger. Children: Dennis, Stan, Keith, Randy, Deborah Kurtz; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 25 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.
Wile.- Marian R. Clemens, 83, Harleysville, Pa., died June 27. Spouse: Jacob L. Wile (deceased). Parents: Samuel L. and Ada Z. Rittenhouse Clemens. Children: Linda K. Gacy, Kenneth L.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 2 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Pa.
Transcribed by: John Ingold