The Mennonite - May 2017
"for the record" - Deaths:
The Mennonite, May 2017, pages 34-35, Vol. 20, No. 5.
Albrecht.- Saloma Delagrange, 96, Leo, Ind., died Feb. 10. Spouse: Kenneth Albrecht (deceased). Parents: Victor and Katie Hochstetler Delagrange. Daughter: Karen Minter (deceased). Funeral: Feb. 18 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Ind.
Alderfer.- Russell L., 92, Souderton, Pa., died Jan. 20. Spouse: Gladys C. Henning Alderfer. Parents: Wiler A. and Katie Landis Alderfer. Children: Audrey Alderfer, Brent Alderfer, Christine Carpenter, Douglas Alderfer, Russell "Rick" Alderfer, Faye Benner, Gayle Fisher; 12 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. Funeral: Jan. 29 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Pa.
Augsburger.- Fred E., 95, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died Jan. 30. Spouse: Carolyn King Augsburger (deceased). Parents: Clarence and Estella Shenk Augsburger. Children: Ruth Ann Burkholder, Joyce Gingerich, Linda Gingerich, Samuel Augsburger, Brenda Yoder; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Feb. 11 at Berlin Mennonite Church, Berlin, Ohio.
Burge.- William James, 99, Marion, S.D., died Nov. 30, 2016. Spouse: Goldie Burge (deceased). Parents: Verne and Ida Burge. Children: James Burge, Ronald Burge, Terry Burge, Keith Burge; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 28 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D.
Conrad.- Randy, 57, Canton, Ohio, died Sept. 23, 2016. Spouse: Leigh Conrad. Parents: Richard and Mary Conrad. Children: Carrie Davis, Joe Conrad; five grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.
Cook.- Sharyn "Sue," 68, Canton, Ohio, died Jan. 6. Spouse: Jim Cook. Parents: James and Oneta Byrd Cook. Children: Traci Currey, Jon Johnston, Jamie Kaczorowski; three grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 12 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.
Geiser.- Velma Elizabeth Thomas, 83, Dalton, Ohio, died Jan. 2, of cancer. Spouse: Wilson Chester Geiser (deceased). Parents: Elmer Franklin and Elda Elizabeth Livingston Thomas. Children: Vernelda Geiser Weber, Lucy Geiser Lehman; two grandchildren. Funeral: Jan 6 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church.
Glanzer.- Melvin Paul, 88, Freeman, S.D., died Feb. 18. Spouse: Rosella Gross Glanzer. Parents: David D. and Susie Wipf Glanzer. Child: Linda Schrag. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Graber.- Mahlon Jr., 58, Goshen, Ind., died March 18. Parents: Mahlon and Mattie Yutzy Graber. Funeral: March 23 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Greek.- Donald A., 76, Louisville, Ohio, died June 18, 2016. Parents: Arthur and Grace Eschelman Greek. Funeral: June 21 at Stier Israel Funeral Home, Louisville.
Gunden.- Randal Gene, 64, Fort Myers, Fla., died Feb. 25. Spouse: Deborah Lederach Gunden. Parents: Glen and Pauline Gunden. Children: Matthew Gunden, Jacob Gunden. Funeral: March 26 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind.
Hahn.- Norma J. Hartman, 78, Wakarusa, Ind., died Feb. 14. Spouse: David Hahn (deceased). Parents: Olen Ray and Dorothy L. Bechtel Hartman. Children: Rachel Hoover, Steve Hahn, Joseph Hahn, John Hahn; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 20 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Hartman.- John Lowell, 92, Elkhart, Ind., died March 31. Spouse: Doris Miller Hartman. Parents: John and Grace E. Cook Hartman. Children: Sandi Richard, Jim Hartman, Barbara Hartman; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 4 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart.
Hochstetler.- Hannah Grieser, 26, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 19, from injuries sustained in a car accident. Spouse: Caleb Alderfer Hochstetler. Parents: Michael and Elizabeth Smucker Grieser. Siblings: Nathan Grieser, Sarah Grieser. Funeral: Feb. 4 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Hostetler.- Mary Edna Derstine, 90, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 20. Parents: David D. and Mabel High Swartley Derstine. Children: Debra Dietrich, Lisa Hostetler-Steppe, Karen Hostetler; one grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 18 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Houtz.- Kenneth H., 79, Goshen, Ind., died March 3. Spouse: Judy Unruh Houtz. Parents: Harry and Thelma Houtz. Children: Debra Powell, Jenifer Fake; two grandchildren. Funeral: April 1 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Johnson.- Dorothy Ellen, 64, Staunton, Va., died Feb. 13. Parents: Arthur S. and Rhoda L. Johnson. Funeral: Feb. 17 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Va.
Kauffman.- Kathryn Anna Lederach, 91, Archbold, Ohio, died Feb. 19. Spouse: Herman Kauffman. Parents: Amos and Lillian Liechty Lederman. Children: Janice Andrews, Phillip Kauffman, Jane Yoder, Steven Kauffman, Debra Kauffman; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 23 at Central Mennonite Church,
Kauffman.- Thelma LaVerne, 92, Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 9. Parents: Elmer N. and Ella Irene Yoder Kauffman. Funeral: Feb. 18 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.
King.- Lawrence H., 94, Pettisville, Ohio, died March 4, of an aneurysm. Spouse: Berneda Short King (deceased). Parents: Simon and Katie Wyse King. Children: Susan Sutton, Betty Hathaway, Kathy Leatherman, John King, Pete King, Richard King; 23 grandchildren; 16 great-grand-grandchildren. Funeral: March 9 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio.
Krabill.- Glenwood "Woody," 68, Louisville, Ohio, died July 23, 2016. Spouse: Linda Sue Krabill (deceased). Parents: Ralph and Erma Krabill. Children: Scott Krabill, Wendy Krabill. Funeral: July 28 at Beech Mennonite Church.
Landis.- Henry F., 90, Telford, Pa., died Dec. 31, 2016. Spouse: Doris M. Halteman Landis. Parents: Henry M. Katie Frederick Landis. Children: Larry Landis, Glen Landis; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Pa.
Lederach.- Mary Kathryn Slagell, 92, Lansdale, Pa., died Dec. 17, 2016. Spouse: Paul M. Lederach (deceased). Parents: Joseph and Emma Schantz Slagell. Children: Judith Styer, James Lederach, Deborah Gunden, Rebecca Lederach; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 14 at Dock Woods Community Chapel, Lansdale.
Martin, Emanuel, 83, Harrisonburg, Va., died Feb. 17. Spouse: Lois Mumaw Martin. Parents: Emanel and Rachel Martin. Children: Keith Martin, Gail Laur; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 21 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Nafziger.- Ruth Ann Meck, 86, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 9. Spouse: Dale Nafziger Parents: Marion and Ilva Kleck Roth Meck. Children: Steve Nafziger, Gary Nafiger, Jim Nafziger, Sue Deardruff; nine grandchildren five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 13 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Schrag.- Marjorie Elaine Sawtelle, 97, Freeman, S.D., died Feb. 10. Spouse: Palmer Schrag (deceased). Spouse: LeRoy V. Kaufman (deceased). Children: Crystal Underwood, Cindy Zeiser, Richard Schrag, eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 14 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman.
Schrock.- Edward A., 95, Goshen, Ind., died Feb. 9. Spouse: Violet Harter Schrock (deceased). Parents: David and Mattie Schrock. Children: Merlyn Schrock, Gerry Schrock, Jan Schrock, Donna Bailey, Dean Schrock; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 13 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind.
Short.- Dale Edward, 90, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 19. Spouse: Patty Short. Parents Clarence and Mary Short. Children: Bill Short, Tim Short, Artie Short; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 23 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Short.- Merle J., 76, Archbold, Ohio, died Dec. 21, 2016. Spouse: Charlene Nafziger Short. Parents: Sylvan R. and Pluma Yoder Short. Children: Gary Short, Tim Short; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 27 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
Sommers.- Beulah, 102, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, died July 28, 2016. Parents: David and Eldora Sommers. Funeral: Aug. 7 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.
Steury.- Malinda Schmucker, 88, Allen County, Ind., died Jan. 25. Spouse: Lewis Steury (deceased). Parents: Samuel C. and Leah Schwartz Schmucker. Children: Melvin Steury, Edward Steury, Leon Steury, Diane Smith, Linda Ruckman, Pauline Zook, Steven Alan Steury; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 29 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind.
Stoltzfus.- Sara Ellen, 92, West Liberty, Ohio, died Feb. 15. Parents: Elmer and Orpha Beechy Stoltzfus. Memorial service: Feb. 25 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty.
Thiessen.- Ruby Siebert, 90, Henderson, Neb., and Greenville. S.C., died Jan. 16. Spouse: Bernard Thiessen. Parents: Abraham and Helen Friesen Siebert. Children: Beth Schmidt, Royce Thiessen, Ron Thiessen, Rachel Siebert; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 4 at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Greenville.
Weldy.- Norma Jean, 87, Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 10. Parents: Eldon J. and Lucille L. Martin Weldy. Funeral: Jan. 20 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen.
Wiebe.- Mary Ann Faye Goertz, 80, Whitewater, Kan., died Feb. 16, of cancer. Spouse: Willard J. Wiebe. Parents: Henry I. and Anna Schmidt Goertz. Children: Teresa Martin, Chris Wiebe; four grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 20 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater.
Yoder.- Patricia Ann, 70, Harrisonburg, Va., died Jan. 5. Parents: Newton J. and Mary R. Yoder. Children: Joseph Slagell, Renita Mann; three grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 10 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.
Transcribed by: John Ingold