The Mennonite - December 2014

"for the record" - Deaths:

The Mennonite, December 2014, pages 48-49, Vol. 17, No. 12.


Delagrange.- James L., 71, Woodburn, Ind., died Sept. 21, of cancer. Spouse: Marie Eicher Delagrange. Parents: Joseph and Anna Delagrange. Children: Jeff, Jayne Delagrange Newala, Melissa Freehling, Mike; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.

Eigsti.- Mervin Jacob, 83, Denver, Colo., died Oct. 29 of Lewy Body Disease. Spouse: Ardith Eigsti. Parents: Emery and Edna Wenger Eigsti. Children: Stan, Becky Widmer, Randy Landis-Eigsti: Brad; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 8 at Glennon Heights Mennonite Church, Lakewood, Colo.

Fisher.- Mildred H., 92, Belleville, Pa., died Oct. 9. Parents: Christian K. and Minnie S. Stoltzfus Fisher. Children: Violet J. Metzler; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 13 at Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa.

Gingrich.- Blanche E. Kreider, 87, Landisville, Pa., died Sept. 25. Spouse: John M. Gingrich. Parents: Edison and Mary Gingrich. Children: Donald, Ann Martin, David, Nelson, Kenneth, Sharon Umble, Beverly Kerry; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 4 at Landisville Mennonite Church.

Gingerich.- Frances A. Helmuth, 74, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 31. Spouse: Alton "Al" Gingerich. Parents: Alvin and Mary Miller Helmuth. Children: Darrell, Lloyd, Steven; six grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 5 at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Groff.- Weyburn W., 92, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 2. Spouse: Thelma Miller Groff (deceased). Parents: Simeon and Violet Snyder Groff. Children: Raechel White, Margaret Groff, Cheryl Groff Hess, Ed; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 11 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Holaway.- Barbara J. Thut, 81, Elkhart, Ind., died Oct. 2. Spouse: LaMar Holaway. Parents: Ira and Dorothy Yoder Thut. Children: Brian, Brent, Bruce; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 10 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.

Hostetler.- David E., 84, Reinholds, Pa., died Oct. 27. Spouse: Rosanna Yoder Hostetler. Parents: Emerson and Luella Lehman Hostetler. Children: D. Michael, J. Marcos, James D., Marcella Hostetler, Monica Harnish; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 1 at Scottdale Mennonite Church, Scottdale, Pa.

Hostetler.- Eldon E., 87, Milford, Neb., died Oct. 12 of a stroke. Spouse: Eileen Ehrman Hostetler. Parents: Elbert and Clara Burkey Hostetler. Children: Bonnie Hostetler, Roger, Marcia Van Andel; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 16 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford.

King.- Lois I. Zook, 94, Belleville, Pa., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Mark S. King (deceased). Parents: Frank and Sadie Stoltzfus Zook. Children: Larry M., Karen S. Zook. Funeral: Oct. 15 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Lehman.- Alice B. Bachman, 102, Castorland, N.Y., died Nov. 6. Spouse: Norman Lehman (deceased). Parents: Joseph C. and Barbara M. Virkler Bachman. Children: James, Sanford B., Clifford B., Geneva Virkler, Janice Crofoot, Janet Tuley; Elsie McElheran; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 11 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, N.Y.

Lilley.- Charles Leslie, 57, Telford, Pa., died Sept. 19. Spouse: Terri S. Lilley. Parents: Charles C. and Shirley Ann Lilley. Children: Chatham, Derrick; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 26 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Shirk.- Frank E., 89, Leola, Pa., died Oct. 8. Spouse: Erica Hege Shirk. Parents: Peter N. and Joanna H. Shirk. Children: Louise Longenecker, Sylvia Shirk, Hilda Shirk, Ed Shirk, Eric Shirk, Mim Shirk, Peter Shirk, Dorothy Shirk, Philip Shirk; 18 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 14 at New Holland Mennonite Church, New Holland, Pa.

Smucker.- Marcus G., 82, Lititz, Pa., died Oct. 29. Spouse: Dorothy Wenger Smucker. Parents: John and Anna Stoltzfus Smucker. Children: Deb Smucker, Greg; two grandchildren. Celebration-of-life service: Nov. 1 at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.

Springer.- Ralph, 88, Hopedale, Ill., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Clarabell GarberSpringer. Parents: Aaron J. and Naomi M. Atkins Springer. Children: Mike, Ted, Jan Rheinheimer, Pat Shoemaker, Peggy Reese; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 18 at Hopedale Mennonite Church.

Steider.- Dorcas A. Miller, 72, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 11. Spouse: Don Steider (deeased). Parents: Lester and Mary Holaway Miller. Children: Dawn Summerton, Deidre Bias; step-children: Janell Harris, Bryan Steider, Brendan Steider; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 14 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Strauss.- Lyle Keith, 66, Nappanee, Ind., died March 15 [1983] of cancer. Spouse: Blondine J. Jost Strauss. Parents: Lewis Leroy "Roy" and Pearl Hochstetler Strauss. Children: Karen Strauss Nichols, Keith Jerel Strauss; two grandchildren. Funeral: March 18 at First Mennonite Church, Nappanee.

Trucksess.- Joan Shirley Workman, 79, Telford, Pa., died Oct. 20, of cancer. Spouse: Robert Lane Trucksess. Parents: Andrew and Esther Duckloe Workman. Children: Kurt Von Trucksess; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 25 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford.

Zehr.- Robert "Boomer" L., 84, New Bremen, N.Y., died Oct. 24. Spouse: Arletha M. Archer Zehr. Parents: Reuben Zehr and Marion Lehman Zehr Grau. Children: Lynn R., Jill Hoch, Lisa Lee, Jack; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen.

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