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Information for Ervin Samuel Gingrich

16 May, 1905 - 9 March, 1997

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

12 March, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Ervin Gingrich

    Ervin Samuel Gingrich, 92, of Glendale, A2 and formerly of Nampa, died on Sunday, March 9, 1997 in Glendale.  Memorial Services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, March 14, 1997 at the Alsip Funeral Chapel.  Pastor Robert Garber of the Mennonite Church will officiate.  A private family interment will precede the services at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Ervin S. Gingrich was born on May 16, 1905 in Ayr, Nebraska, the son of Marshall and Jessie Gingrich.  Ervin and his family moved to Kalispell, MT, and then to Albany, OR, where he lived through his teens and later met Goldie Kaufman.  He then moved to Heston, KS, where he and Goldie were married by D.H. Bender in 1926.  He worked at the Heston Farm Machine Manufacturing Co.  In 1958 they moved to Nampa to be near two of their sons and families.  In 1981 they retired and moved to Glencroft Retirement Center in Glendale, AZ.  Ervin was a member of the Mennonite Church.
    Ervin is survived by 2 sons, Clinton W. Gingrich, Mesa, AZ, and Lyle D. Gingrich, Laguna Niguel, CA; 5 sisters, Ruth Brennaman, Della Unruh, Esther Elston, Audrey Brennaman and Doris Ellsworth; 9 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Goldie and their son, Leon "Bud" Gingrich; 2 brothers, Mahlon and Allen Gingrich; and a sister, Mary Bond.
    Ervin was very active in both the Wichita Rescue Mission and the Boise Rescue Mission.
    Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Alsip Chapel.
    The family suggests memorials to the Boise Rescue Mission, 520 Front St., Boise, ID 83701.

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