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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

2011  T to V


Toews, Frieda Elizabeth Quiring; . . Tressler, Elwood "Piney" Ray; . . Troyer, Andy E.; . . Troyer, Arlene Stoltzfus; . . Troyer, David W.; . . Troyer, Debra Ann Nisly; . . Troyer, Eleanor E. Stutzman; . . Troyer, Elmer M.; . . Troyer, Frederick "Fred"; . . Troyer, James Leroy; . . Troyer, Jerold Paul; . . Troyer, Lloyd J.; . . Troyer, Loretta; . . Troyer, Raymond C.; . . Tyson, Beatrice B. Derstine; . . Ulrich, Elton E.; . . Umble, Lena Irene Mast; . . Umble, Leon H.; . . Unruh, Marlin L. ; . .   


Toews, Frieda Elizabeth Quiring
, 100, of Cincinnati, Ohio died July 15, 2011 at the same place.

She was born March 8, 1911 at Mountain Lake, Cottonwood Co., MN to Abraham P. and Elizabeth (Goosen) Quiring. Abraham was born December 20, 1887 and died February 2, 1972. Elizabeth was born April 1, 1885 and died February 8, 1920.

On June 14, 1948 at Mountain Lake, Frieda was married to David H. Toews, who was born June 14, 1902 and died February 24, 1971.

Surviving are a son-in-law, Garywayne Dennison, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Adeline Friesen and Geneva (Waldo) Stoesz, and a sister-in-law, Elva Quiring.

A daughter, Rowena Dennison and a brother, Sam Quiring preceded her in death.

Frieda's mother died Feb 8, 1920, due to influenza when Frieda was 9 years old and her brother, Sam, was 6. Her father married Katherine Goertzen and two more children were added to the family.

Frieda received her education at the country school near their farm. In 1930 she was baptized by Rev. I. J. Dick and became a lifelong member of First Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake. She sang in the Girls Chorus and also was one of the original sixteen members of First Mennonite Mission Society, which was organized Oct 4, 1931, and met in the homes of the members.

In 1926 her parents purchased a farm southwest of Mountain Lake. There she took care of her two younger sisters and helped with the housework and garden and farm chores. In 1937 Frieda and her brother, Sam, purchased the home farm north of town on which they had been born and started farming on their own.
On June 14, 1948, Frieda and David H. Toews were married at First Mennonite Church. They farmed the Toews home place north of Butterfield. One daughter, Rowena Deneen, was born to them in 1949. After retiring from farming, Frieda & Dave purchased a home in Mountain Lake. Dave died Feb 24, 1971. Frieda continued living in her home until 1985. She then moved to Cincinnati, OH, where she lived with her daughter Rowena & Garywayne Dennison and their three daughters for the next 25 years. She was well taken care of.

On January 1st, 2011, her only daughter, Rowena Dennison, died of a brain tumor. This was very hard on Frieda. While Ro was undergoing treatment, Frieda moved to a nursing home near their home in Cincinnati. Garywayne and the girls visited and cared for her every day. She was truly loved. She reached the milestone of her 100th birthday in March and was looking forward to going home and meeting her Lord and Savior. Her prayer was answered on July 15 at 1 a.m.

Memorial services were held July 25, 2011 at Sturm Funeral Chapel, Mountain Lake, MN with burial in Mountain Lake Cemetery, Mountain Lake, MN.

Submitted by: E Elaine Kauffman, Mountain Lake MN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Tressler, Elwood "Piney" Ray
, 86, of Springs, Somerset Co., PA died October 17, 2011 at the same place. He was born June 14, 1925 at Springs, PA to John and Annie (Eichorn) Tressler and was married to Audrey Elaine Engle, who died May 1, 2008.

Surviving are Daughter: Rhonda Hershberger and husband Robert, 2 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and Brother: Clyde Tressler.

Brother: Marin "Bud" Tressler; Sister: Viola Maust; and Sister: Mary Bennett preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 22, 2011 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Felicia Maust, Secretary - Springs Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, Andy E.
, 86, of Hartville, Ohio died October 11, 2011 at Canton, Stark Co., Ohio. He was born June 2, 1925 at Middlefield, Geauga Co., Ohio to Eli and Mary (Farmwald) Troyer. On January 1, 1948 in Ohio he was married to Sylvia Slabaugh, who was born April 2, 1929 and survives. They were married for 63 years.

Surviving are children, Clara (Leroy) Sommers; Raymond (Marty); Viola (Rob) Wittmer; Andrew (Ruth); Marcus (Phoebe); and Donnie (Brenda); 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and his siblings, Roman, Eli, Lydia Ann Miller, triplet Alma Byler, Mary Yoder, Sarah Hershberger; Walter; and Samuel.

His brothers and sisters, Daniel, Katie, Levi, Noah, Abraham, 2 of the triplets Alvin and Alta, John, and 2 infants preceded him in death.

He was employed at East Ohio Limestone for almost 35 years and 19 of those years farmed the reclaimed mining land. During retirement he worked at the Hartville Market Place for 15 years. He was a 58-year member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held October 14, 2011 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville, Stark Co., Ohio with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Hartville.

Submitted by: Cindy Fleming, Hartville, Ohio
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, Arlene Stoltzfus
, 89, of Milford, NE died December 22, 2011 at the same place. She was born January 31, 1922 at Monterey, PA to Paul and Cora (Smoker) Stoltzfus. On December 12, 1942 at Intercourse, PA she was married to Orve J. Troyer, who died September 29, 2004.

Surviving are a sister, Ethel Yeackley, two foster sons, Steve Kepford and Brian Utter, and five foster grandchildren.

Memorial services were held December 29, 2011 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford, Seward Co., NE with burial in Blue Mound Cemetery, Milford, NE.

Submitted by: Pam Erb, Milford, NE
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, David W.

March 6, 1943 - April 7, 2011

SHIPSHEWANA -- David W. Troyer, 68, of Shipshewana, died Thursday, April 7, 2011, at 9:23 p.m. at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born March 6, 1943, to Glenn and Luella (Christner) Troyer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday April 13, 2011, at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the church with Pastor Carl Horner officiating. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Online condolences may be sent to Carneyfrost@earthlink.net. Arrangements are by Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 10, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Troyer, David W., 68, of Shipshewana, IN died April 7, 2011 at Ft. Wayne, IN from heart problems. He was born March 6, 1943 at Lagrange, IN to Glenn and Luella (Christner) Troyer.

Surviving are children, Sharleen DeJohn, Shalisa Baxter, Sheila Tarnow, 8 grandchildren, and siblings, Gerald Troyer, Dennis Troyer, Roberta Steider, Janet Weaver, Carol Troyer, Nancy Yoder and Dorothy Troyer.

A daughter, Shari Troyer and a brother, Jim Troyer preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 14, 2011 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Kim Mishler, Shipshewana, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Troyer, David W., age 68, of Shipshewana, IN died April 7, 2011 at Parkview Main Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN. He was born on March 6, 1943 to Glenn and Luella (Christner) Troyer. He was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church in Shipshewana, IN.

Survived by: 3 daughters - Sharleen & Phillip DeJohn of Leo, IN, Shalisa & David Baxter of Kendallville, IN and Sheila Troyer Tarnow & Karen Tarnow of Fort Wayne, IN. 2 brothers - Gerald & Carolyn Troyer and Dennis & Kathy Troyer both of Shipshewana, IN. 5 sisters - Roberta & Richard Steider of Shipshewana, IN, Janet Weaver of Elkhart, IN, Carol Troyer of Elkhart, IN, Nancy & Chris Yoder, Middlebury, IN and Dorothy Troyer of Goshen, IN. 8 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 infant daughter - Shari Troyer and 1 brother - James Troyer.

Funeral service April 14, 2011 at Shore Mennonite Church with the Pastor Carl Horner officiating. Burial was in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.

Source: Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Troyer, Debra Ann Nisly,
40, of Plain City, OH died January 27, 2011. Born May 28, 1970, in Hutchinson, KS, to John Fredrick and Sara Mae Nisly, Debra married Joe Troyer on August 28, 1993. She was a member of Haven Fellowship Plain City, OH. Survived by her husband, parents and her four children, Kristen Renee (13), Corina Jo (11), Riley John (8), and Regan Jevon (4). Also Surviving are four siblings, Mrs. Arlen (Rita) Miller of Catlett, VA; Lee (Yvonne) Nisly of Hutchinson, KS; Mrs. Jason (Dorcas) Hersberger of Arcola, IL; and Mrs. Adrian (Amy) Miller of Partridge, KS; and 13 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a niece.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at United Bethel Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette Plain City Road. Funeral service was January 30, at United Bethel Mennonite Church Plain City, OH. Burial was in the Haven Fellowship Cemetery Plain City, OH.

Source: Ferguson Funeral Home Plain City, OH
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


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Troyer, Debra A. Nisly

PLAIN CITY, Ohio - Debra Ann Nisly Troyer, 40, of Plain City, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 27, 2011. Born May 28, 1970, in Hutchinson, KS, daughter of John Fredrick and Sara Mae Nisly, Debra accepted the Lord in her youth. She married Joe Troyer on August 28, 1993, and was a very loving, committed wife and mother and faithful member of Haven Fellowship. In addition to her parents and husband, Debra is survived by their four children, Kristen Renee (13), Corina Jo (11), Riley John (8) and Regan Jevon (4). Also surviving are four siblings, Mrs. Arlen (Rita) Miller of Catlett, VA; Lee (Yvonne) Nisly of Hutchinson, KS; Mrs. Jason (Dorcas) Hersberger of Arcola, IL; and Mrs. Adrian (Amy) Miller of Partridge, KS; and 13 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a niece.
 
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, January 30, at United Bethel Mennonite Church. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at United Bethel Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette Plain City Road, Plain City. Burial will follow in Haven Fellowship Cemetery. Memorial contributions to assist the surviving children may be made to Haven Fellowship Missions Fund, 155 Michaels St., Plain City, OH 43064. Arrangements are by Ferguson Funeral Home, Plain City. Visit fergusonfuneralhomeinc.com to share a special memory.

HutchNews.com
Hutchinson, KS
Published: 1/28/2011 9:59 PM
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, Eleanor E. Stutzman
, 88, of Milford, Seward Co., NE died September 29, 2011 at Seward, Seward Co., NE from kidney failure. She was born March 10, 1923 at Milford, NE to Fred and Agnes M. (Bender) Stutzman. On September 14, 1941 at Milford, NE she was married to Leonard E. Troyer, who was born March 4, 1921 and died May 20, 2001.

Surviving are children, Pam Erb, Terry Troyer, Karen Barker, Tom Troyer, and Tim Troyer, 15 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held October 1, 2011 at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford, NE with burial in Blue Mound Cemetery, Milford, NE.

Submitted by: Bellwood Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, Elmer M.

Feb. 22, 1917 - Aug. 26, 2011

SHIPSHEWANA -- Elmer M. Troyer, 94, of Shipshewana, died at 7 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at his daughter's residence near Topeka.

He was born Feb. 22, 1917, in Leinptytown, Ohio, to Mose A. and Lizzie (Miller) Troyer. In May 1945, he married Katie D. Schlabach. She died July 17, 1985. On July 4, 1990, he married Barbara Hochstetler. She survives.

Surviving are son Edwin D. Troyer of Cambridge, Ohio; daughters Susan (Martin) Hochstetler of Monte Vista, Colo., Elizabeth (Leroy) Miller of Topeka, Mary Ellen (John) Troyer of Sugarcreek, Ohio, and Esta (Vernon) Miller of West Union, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and five stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today and all day Sunday at the Christie Schlabach residence, 155 Union St., Shipshewana. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the same residence. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
August 27, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, Frederick "Fred"
, 87, of Elida Allen Co., OH died September 20, 2011 at the same place from natural causes. He was born April 29, 1924 at Elida to Menno and Elizabeth (Good) Troyer. On January 10, 1950 at Wissembourg, France he was married to Edith Wendling, who was born December 30, 1930 and survives.

Surviving are children, Glenn (Sharon) Troyer; Galen (Elaine) Troyer; Karen (Martin) Miller; Cindy (Darwin) Hartman; and Jane Steinmetz (daughter-in-law), 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

A son, Marc Troyer, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Troyer, an infant grandson, two brothers, Leonard Troyer and Robert Troyer, and a sister, Lucille Christophel preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held September 23, 2011 at Pike Mennonite Church, Elida, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Wilma Hofstetter, Elida, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, James Leroy


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- James Leroy Troyer, 71, of Fort Myers, formerly of Shipshewana, Ind., died March 11, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer at Joanne's House of Hope Hospice in Florida.

He was born Nov. 2, 1939, in LaGrange, Ind., to Glenn S. and Luella M. (Christner) Troyer. On Oct. 29, 1961, in LaGrange, he married Barbara (Heltzel).

She survives, along with sons Jimmie (Dorothy) from Goshen, Ind., and Phillip (Tracy) from Fort Wayne, Ind.; grandchildren Kylie, Braxton and Kate; brothers Gerald (Carolyn) and Dennis (Kathy) of Shipshewana and David of LaGrange; and sisters Roberta (Richard) Steider of Shipshewana, Janet Weaver and Carol Troyer of Elkhart, Ind., Nancy (Chris) Yoder of Middlebury, Ind., and Dorothy Troyer of Goshen.

He worked in the mobile home industry most of his life and owned and operated Troyer and Son Setup. He was also a licensed auctioneer. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, playing golf and was active in the Shipshewana Monday night golf league until moving to Florida five years ago. In Florida, he was a member of Legends Country Club and played in the golf league there. He was a former member of the Shipshewana Lions Club and the Etna Green Lions Club.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Shore Mennonite Church, 7325 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with Rev. Carl Horner officiating. Mr. Troyer will be cremated. His ashes will be scattered on the home farm at a later date.

Memorials may be given to Hope Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 15, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Troyer, Jerold Paul


May 31, 1968 - Jan. 31, 2011

GOSHEN -- Jerold "Jerry" Paul Troyer, 42, died Monday evening (Jan. 31, 2011) at home.

He was born in Goshen on May 31, 1968, to G. Weldon and Frances (Mumaw) Troyer.

They survive along with brothers Michael (Julie) Troyer of Bowling Green, Ky., and Richard "Rik" (Lori) Troyer of Idaho Falls, Idaho; sister Rebecca (Mark) Fontaine of Greenfield; nephews Chris, Brian and Jack Troyer and Evan Fontaine; and nieces Loryn Troyer and Emily Fontaine.

A gifted musician, Jerry played organ, keyboards, guitars and piano. He enjoyed jamming with friends, doing yard work for his family and he liked to travel, especially to Puerto Rico. Jerry enjoyed playing games and excelled at the game Trivial Pursuit with his family. He endeared himself to children, especially his nieces and nephews. He was a gentle, compassionate person, sensitive to the underprivileged and marginalized persons in society.

He attended Bethany Christian and Goshen high schools and later earned his GED. He attended College Mennonite Church.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.

An 11 a.m. memorial service will be conducted Tuesday at College Mennonite Church. Pastors June Alliman Yoder and Betty Hochstetler will officiate. Burial of cremains will be later in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to ADNET, Anabaptist Disabilities Network, Goshen.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 4, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Troyer, Jerold "Jerry" Paul, 42, of Goshen, IN died January 31, 2011. He was born in Goshen on May 31, 1968, to G. Weldon and Frances (Mumaw) Troyer.   They survive along with two brothers, Michael (Julie) Troyer of Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Richard "Rik" (Lori) Troyer of Idaho Falls, Idaho; a sister, Rebecca (Mark) Fontaine of Greenfield, Indiana; four nephews, Chris, Brian and Jack Troyer and Evan Fontaine; and two nieces, Loryn Troyer and Emily Fontaine. He attended College Mennonite Church. Goshen, IN.

A memorial service was February 8, 2011, at College Mennonite Church.  Pastors June Alliman Yoder and Betty Hochstetler will officiate. Burial will be later at Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Source; Yoder-Culp Funeral Home Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Troyer, Jerold Paul, 42, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died January 31, 2011 at the same place.  He was born May 31, 1968 in Goshen, IN to G. Weldon and Frances (Mumaw) Troyer.  They survive.

Memorial services were held February 8, 2011 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, Lloyd J.

GOSHEN -- Lloyd J. Troyer, 78, of Goshen, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 5, 1932, in Goshen, to Jeff and Mary (Kauffman) Troyer. On Oct. 25, 1956, in Topeka, he married Anna Yoder. She survives.

Surviving are daughters Lydia (Marvin) Bontrager of Middlebury, Mary (Enos) Knepp of Millersburg, Carolyn (LaVerne) Schmucker of Middlebury, Ida (Harley) Bontrager of Clare, Mich., Edna (Wyman) Hochstetler of Wakarusa and Freda (Jacob ) Bontrager of Goshen; sons LeRoy (Betty) Troyer of Goshen, Wilbur (Bettie) Troyer of Nappanee, Nelson (Ruth ) Troyer of Goshen and Levi (Arlene) Troyer of Middlebury; 45 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters Anna (Marvin) Yutzy of Middlebury and Sarah Troyer of Goshen; and brother Elmer (Rose) Troyer of Middlebury.

A granddaughter and a great-grandson are deceased.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today and all day Wednesday at the family residence, 63347 C.R. 37, Goshen. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Jerry Miller's residence, 63242 C.R. 37, Goshen. Burial will be in Timber View Cemetery.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
August 2, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Troyer, Loretta


Dec. 19, 1921 - Feb. 2, 2011

GOSHEN -- Loretta Troyer, 89, of Goshen, died Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2011) at the Gables, Greencroft Healthcare, in Goshen.

She was born in Elida, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1921, to Eli E. and Rebecca (Good) Troyer.

She was a graduate of Elida High School and Lima Memorial School of Nursing, Lima. She later graduated from Goshen College with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and did advanced studies at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was a surgical nurse, a surgery supervisor and an instructor in nursing for many years.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Ann Litwiller (Fred Brancel) of Madison, Wis.; nieces and nephews Stan Kaufman, Marilyn (Bill) Brown, Nelson (Gabriela) Litwiller, Juan (Marisa) Litwiller and Anne Marie (Mark) Streeter; and 15 great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Laura and Barbara Troyer and Beulah (Paul) Kaufman; brother-in-law John Litwiller and niece Linda Kaufman.

The memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011, at the Meetinghouse, 1225 Greencroft Drive, Goshen. The Rev. June Alliman Yoder will officiate. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Meetinghouse.

Burial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Pike Mennonite Church Cemetery, 3995 McBride Road, Elida. Pastor Glenn Rader will officiate.

Memorial gifts may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Mennonite Mission Network. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 7, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Troyer, Loretta H., 89, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died February 2, 2011 at the same place.  She was born December 19, 1921 at Elida, OH to Eli E. and Rebecca (Good) Troyer.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Ann (John) Litwiller.

Three sisters, Laura Troyer; Barbara Troyer; and Beulah (Paul) Kaufman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 12, 2011 at Greencroft Meetinghouse, Goshen, IN with burial in Pike Mennonite Cemetery, Elida, OH.

Submitted by: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Troyer, Raymond C.
, 95, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died March 2, 2011 at the same place.  He was born July 19, 1915 in LaGrange, IN to Calvin J. and Matilda (Lambright) Troyer.  On July 19, 1936 at Goshen, IN he was married to Martha Wenger, who died July 6, 2008.

Surviving are children, JoAnn (Craig) Garber; Emmet (Carol) Troyer; Richard (Linda) Troyer; Franklin (Janet) Troyer; and Jerry (Nancy) Troyer
18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren.

A son, Warren Troyer, six sisters, Ellen Miller, Ruth Miller, Berdena Hartman, Edna Klopfentstein, Lena Plank, and Lizzie Miller, and six brothers, Amos, Jerry, Calvin, Clarence, Jay and Willis Troyer preceded him in death.

He was a farmer and custodian at Shore.  Worked for Mennonite Disaster services, sang with Gospel Messenger and was a member of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship.  An outdoorsman and fisherman.

Memorial services were held March 7, 2011 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Kim Mishler, Shipshewana, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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RAYMOND C. TROYER

July 19, 1915 - March 2, 2011

GOSHEN -- Raymond C. Troyer, 95, died Wednesday morning (March 2, 2011) at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

He was born July 19, 1915, in LaGrange to the late Calvin J. and Matilda (Lambright) Troyer. On July 19, 1936, he married Martha Wenger in Goshen. She died July 6, 2008.

A member of Shore Mennonite Church, he was a farmer and custodian at Shipshewana Schools and at church and later worked for Mennonite Disaster Services. He sang with the Gospel Messenger for many years and was a member of Full Gospel Business Men. He was an outdoorsman and loved fishing. He moved to Goshen in 1991.

He is survived by a daughter, JoAnn (Craig) Garber of Goshen; sons Emmett (Carol) Troyer of South Bend, Richard (Linda) Troyer of White Pigeon, Mich., Franklin (Janet) Troyer of Elkhart and Jerry (Nancy) Troyer of Woodland, Wash.; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Warren; sisters Ellen Miller, Ruth Miller, Berdena Hartman, Edna Klopfenstein, Lena Plank and Lizzie Miller; and brothers Amos, Jerry, Calvin, Clarence, Jay and Willis Troyer.

Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at Shore Mennonite Church, where the funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Officiating will be Mr. Troyer's son-in-law, the Rev. Craig Garber, and the Rev. Carl Horner. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shishewana.

Memorial contributions may be given to Shore Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 3, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Tyson, Beatrice B. Derstine
, 83, of Souderton, PA died July 13, 2011 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA from sclerosis of the liver. She was born November 17, 1927 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Roland D. and Sallie M. (Bergey) Derstine. On January 8, 1949 at Telford, Montgomery Co., PA she was married to Paul K. Tyson, who was born November 7, 1926 and died May 7, 2007.

Surviving are son, Gary Tyson and wife Judy; son, Randy Tyson and wife Carleen; son, Jeffrey Tyson and wife Debra, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister, Verna Fretz.

A brother, Stayton B. Derstine preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 18, 2011 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, PA (where) with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Barb Moyer, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ulrich, Elton E.
, 90, of Eureka, IL died July 13, 2011 at the same place.

He was born March 13, 1921 at Shelbyville, IL to Andrew J. and Ella Elma (Unzicker) Ulrich. Andrew was born January 11, 1880 and died November 17, 1965. Ella was born February 7, 1889 and died March 16, 1971.

On July 4, 1997 at Fisher, IL he was married to Fern Ida Grieser (Massanari), who was born December 22, 1925 and survives. His first marriage was June 12, 1945 to Miriam Bachman who died December 26, 1995.

Surviving are children, Cheryl (George) Ryniak; Joyce (Jim) Klokkenga; Diane (Harley) Geiser; Douglas (Jenell) Ulrich; 4 step-children, David (Nancy) Massanari; Annette (Michael) Sommer; Elizabeth (Michael) Ingold; and Dennis Massanari; 11 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, a sister, Esther Ulrich, and a brother, Earl (Mattie) Ulrich.

Memorial services were held July 30, 2011 at Roanoke Mennonite Church, Eureka, Woodford Co., IL with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Fern Ulrich, Eureka, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Elton E. Ulrich, 90, of Eureka

Eureka, Ill. -
Elton E. Ulrich, 90,of Eureka, formerly of Roanoke, died at 4:55 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Maple Lawn Homes in Eureka where he was a resident.

Born March 13, 1921, in Shelbyville, to Andrew and Ella Unzicker Ulrich, he married Miriam B. Bachman June 12, 1945, in Morton. She died Dec. 26, 1995. He then married Fern Greiser Massanari July 4, 1997, in Fisher, Ill. She survives.

Surviving are one son, Douglas (Jenell) Ulrich of Roanoke; three daughters, Cheryl (George) Ryniak of Palos Heights; Joyce (Jim) Klokkenga of Emden; Diane (Harlan) Geiser of Roanoke; two step-daughters, Annette (Mike) Sommer of Foosland, Ill.; Liz (Mike) Ingold of East Petersburg, Pa.; two step-sons, David (Nancy) Massanari of Green Valley, Ariz.; Dennis Massanari of San Jose, Calif.; one brother, Earl (Mattie) Ulrich of Oseola, Ind.; one sister, Esther Ulrich of Eureka; 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and 10 step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister.

Elton worked as the plant superintendent at Ulrich Manufacturing until 1959. He then began his insurance career selling life insurance for Lincoln National Life. He formed Elton Ulrich and Associates in Roanoke which later became Financial Security Associates and is still in business today.

He was very active in both his church and the community. Elton was an original founder of Camp Menno Haven where he served on the board from 1957 to 1968. He also served on the Maple Lawn Homes Board from 1984-1996 serving as chairman from 1986-1996. He was in charge of fundraising at Maple Lawn for the Apartment Buildings and for the Gathering Place. For his service and dedication to Maple Lawn he received the Trustee Award of Merit. Elton was a founding member of Roanoke Enterprise in 1974 and served as president. He was a charter member and past president of the Roanoke Rotary Club. He also was a member and had served as president of the Roanoke Business Men's Association.

He was a member of the Roanoke Mennonite Church where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 30. The Rev. Doug Hicks will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Menno Haven. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.knappjohnsonharris.com.

Woodford Times, Woodford Co., IL
Posted Jul 14, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Umble, Lena Irene Mast
, 91, of Atglen, PA died September 5, 2011 at Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA.

She was born October 16, 1919 at Atglen, PA to David C. and Mamie (Stoltzfus) Mast. David died in 1982 and Mamie died in April 1956.

On January 1, 1942 at Atglen, PA she was married to Harold M. Umble, who was born March 7, 1919 and survives.

Surviving are children, Loretta (Don Sharp), Kenneth (Marilyn Rheinheimer), and Joanne (Dennis Weaver), 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Annabelle Hoylman and Mabel Mast, and a brother, Don Mast.

Her son, Dennis Umble; daughter, Twila (Robert Charles); son, Galen Umble, grandson, Jordan Matthew Umble, sister, Beulah Bumstead, and brother, Isaac Mast preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 9, 2011 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Marilyn Umble
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Umble, Leon H.
, 99, of Honeybrook, PA, formerly of Coatesville, PA died January 28, 2011 Tel Hai Retirement Community.  He was born in Atglen, PA to John G. & Ada S. Kauffman Umble.  He was the husband of the late Melba R. Shetler Umble who passed away on June 7, 1996.  He was a member of Sandy Hill Community Church.  In the past he was a Sunday School teacher and Superintendent for Millwood and Downing Hills Mennonite Churches. 

Survived by 6 children, Mary Ellen, wife of Daniel K. Ness of Lancaster, PA; Lawrence H., husband of Margaret Gascho Umble of Richland, PA, Dale L., husband of Ruth Rhoads Umble, Marian L. Umble, David L. Umble, Linda J. Umble, all of Coatesville, PA; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 siblings, Samuel K., husband of Cora Hertzler Umble of Atglen, PA and Ada Ruth Lapp of Tucson, AR.

He was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Ethel Jean Umble and Shirley A. Lambert as well as 7 siblings, Henry K., Omar K., Willis D., Leroy D., and John M. Umble, Verna Hostetter and Mary Smoker.  A memorial service Was February 2, 2001 at Sandy Hill Community Church, Coatesville, PA with Pastor David Klingensmith, Jr. and Pastor Dale Weaver officiating.  Private interment was prior to the service in the Millwood Mennonite Cemetery. 

Source: Shivery Funeral Homes of Paradise & Christina, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Umble, Leon H., 99, of Coatesville, PA died January 28, 2011 at Tel Hai Retirement Community, Honey Brook, Chester Co., PA. 

He was born March 20, 1911 at Atglen, Chester Co., PA to John G. and Ada S. (Kauffman) Umble.  John was born February 16, 1883 and died October 13, 1932.  Ada was born August 4, 1885 and died November 19, 1962.

On November 28, 1935 at Atglen, Chester Co., PA he was married to Melba R. Shetler, who was born November 22, 1913 and died June 7, 1996.

Surviving are children, Mary Ellen (husband Daniel) Ness, Lawrence H. (wife Margaret) Umble, Dale L. (wife Ruth) Umble, Marian L. Umble, David L. Umble, and Linda J. Umble, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a brother, Samuel K. (wife Cora), and a sister, Ada Ruth Lapp.

Two daughters, Ethel Jean Umble and Shirley (Umble) Lambert, and siblings, Henry K., Omar K., Willis D., Verna (Umble) Hostetter, John M., Leroy D., and Mary (Umble) Smoker preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 2, 2011 at Sandy Hill Community Church, Coatesville, Chester Co., PA with burial in Millwood Mennonite Cemetery, Gap, Lancaster Co., PA.

Submitted by: Mary Ellen Ness, Lancaster, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 


Unruh, Marlin L.

Marlin was born November 17, 1943 at Joslin Hospital, to Irven and Ester Unruh both deceased. He passed away January 5, 2011 in Wichita, KS.

Marlin graduated Harper High School, Hesston College and attended Bethel College.

After serving two years of selective service in Denver, Colorado, he returned to southern Kansas. He was employed two years as a production foreman for the Coleman CO. in Wichita. This was followed by 35 years of farming and related agri-business.

Other avocations included classical music. tennis, photography and computer applications.

Marlin became a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in 1958.

Marlin was preceded in life by his parents and infant brother David.

His survivors include, sister Shirley Kraun and husband Ben of Peoria, Ill, and family Kevin, Darren and Brian; sister Judy Houtz and husband Ken of Goshen, IN and family Debra and Jennifer and twin brother Merlin Unruh and wife Vesta of Greeley, CO and family Vanessa and Kirk.

He will be missed much and will be remembered as a loving brother, uncle, and friend.

Memorial services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, February 19, 2011 in the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Harper, KS with Pastor Alan Stucky officiating. Congregational hmns were "O Power Of Love," "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" and "Take Tou My Hand, O Father." Faith Penner served as accompanist.

Private family inurnment has taken place.

Memorials may be given in memory of Marlin to the Harper Hospital in care of Prairie Rose Funeral Home, Harper.

Transcribed and edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
Source: Memorial folder and newspaper clipping
Submitted by: Don Stutzman, Halstead, KS


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