Assorted Obituaries from
Fulton County Ohio
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Bob Lammon
In memory of Bob Lammon who passed away one year ago May 1, 1976. When the ties of love are broken and our loved one had to part, it leaves a wound that never heals and an ever aching heart.   No one knows how much we miss him since be was called away, but to me who loved him dearly it seems just like yesterday. He left us his smile and his sweet memory that the passing of time just endears, he left his laughter to ring in our hearts and comfort us all through the years. He left us his faith in the goodness of life and his courage to seek it as such and though we are grieved that be left us, we are grateful he left us so much. Not dead to us who loved him, not lost but gone before, he lives with us in memory and will forever more.

His Mom



Erma M. Lantz
Erma M. Lantz, 83, Pettisville, died in a Napoleon nursing home early Sunday, Feb. 17 where she had been a patient since December. She was the widow of the late Ammon J. Lantz.  She spent her lifetime in the Archbold and Pettisville communities.  Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Opal Lauber and Miss Ruth Lantz, both of Pettisville; five sons: Emerson, Edwin and Gene of Pettisville, and Dale and Robert of Archbold; two brothers, Ben Buehrer of Ridgeville Corners, and Vernon of Stryker; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Services will be, held today, Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 2 p.m. in St. John's United Church of Christ conducted by Rev. Gary R. Hodges. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery. Grisier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



HARRY C. LAUBER
Harry C. Lauber, son of Joseph and Christine Bucher Lauber was born near Archbold, Ohio, June 25, 1885, and passed: away at Detwiler hospital in Wauseon, *oh Saturday, Feb. 25, at the age of 64 years and 7 months. Death came as the result of injuries suffered in an auto-train crash a few hours before.  Mr. Lauber was married to Mattie Short on Nov. 25, 1908. Four children were born .to this union, who, with their mother survive.  They are as follows: Mrs. Catherine Keim, Mrs. Cara Belle Rettig, Glenn and Ione Lauber, all of Archbold and community. He also leaves to mourn his departure: 4 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters, Ora, Edward, Olley Lauber and Mrs. Gladys Taylor of Archbold. Mrs. Bertha Saunders of Wauseon, and Elmer Lauber of Grand Rapids, Ohio.  Mr. Lauber spent his entire life in Archbold and vicinity, being an employee of LaChoy Products, Inc., at the time of his death.

Card of Thanks
We wish to sincerely thank all for the sympathy and kindness extended us at the time of the tragic loss of our beloved husband and father: It has been proved to us that what seems the cruelest blow may be softened by the blessing of kind friends. We thank *everyone of you.
        Mrs. Lauber and Children.


Samuel R. Lauber
Samuel R. Lauber, son of Melvin C. and Carrie Lauber, was born June 21, 1912, at Elmira, Ohio. Near which place he grew up and was still at home with his parents.  Samuel was of a bright, sunny disposition and of clean moral habits, and during his short stay with us made many true friends, who were deeply shocked to learn of his tragic death and who with his parents and relatives experienced a sorrow which is beyond expression.   He departed this life October 29, at Angola, Indiana, at the age of 24 years, 4 months, and 8 days. There remain to mourn his departure: his father and mother, Melvin C. and Carrie Lauber; two brothers, Winifred and Robert, and one sister Orpha. (One sister, Irma, having preceded him in death), also his grandmothers, Mrs. Samuel Lauber and Mrs. John Zimmerman, and many, other relatives and friends.

Man groweth up, and like the grass,
 Soon withereth away;
His brightest prospects soon will pass,
 As fades the summer day.
Yea, swiftly as the tale that's told,
 Our years do glide away;
Teach us to number well our years,
 And, walk in wisdom's way.

Card of Thanks
The family wishes to thank their many friends and neighbors who in kindness assisted them in their hour of need.
The Lauber Family.
 

SAMUEL LAUBER (Oct 1936)
Samuel Lauber, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Lauber, died in a hospital in Angola; Ind., Thursday evening, from injuries suffered the previous Sunday, in a motorcycle accident on Route 20 near that place.  Funeral services were held in the Lauber Hill church, Sunday afternoon, at two o'clock with Rev. W. J. Rupp officiating. Interment in church cemetery. Deceased is survived' by parents, brother, and two sisters.  Samuel Lauber suffered a broken right leg, his left leg badly injured, and other serious bruises. He was taken to the hospital but died of peritonitis. His companion, Rutherford Runkel of Bryan, was also riding a motorcycle, and the two cycles became entangled, throwing Lauber into a car driven by Mrs. Wm. Becker of Toledo. Mrs. Laura Bell, riding with Mrs. Becker, was injured. Runkel suffered bruises and spent three days in the hospital.

 MOTORCYCLISTS IN CRASH
Samuel Lauber, 24-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Lauber of Elmira, is in the hospital at Angola, Ind. He was riding his motorcycle on Sunday afternoon, and met another young man from Bryan, also on a motorcycle, and they were riding east from Angola to Bryan when they both collided with an automobile going east. Both young men were injured, Samuel Lauber receiving broken bones above and below the knee, and the other had a bad cut above the eye beside other bruises. The occupants of the auto were not injured although the machine turned over.



In Memory Of
PHIL T. LAVER

Date Of Birth
AUGUST 16, 1868

Date Of Death
OCTOBER 5, 1960

Services From
THE EDGAR FUNERAL HOME
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. OCT. 9
AT 2:00 O'CLOCK

Minister Officiating
REV. M. DALE HUMBERT

Final Resting Place
WAUSEON CEMETERY

MILITARY SERVICE
PETTISVILLE LEGION POST
 

Phil T. Laver
Last Rites Held For Phil T. Laver
Phil T. Laver, 92, Pettisville, died Wednesday at Veterans Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich. Deceased spent his lifetime in Fulton County, served as a Justice of Peace for many years and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.  Survived by one sister, Ura Laver of Delta. Services were held at Wauseon, Sunday afternoon. Burial in Wauseon cemetery where Pettisville American Legion Post conducted a military service.



In Memory Of
SUSAN C. LAWRENCE

Date Of Birth
JUNE 13, 1896

Date Of Death
OCTOBER 2, 1976

Services From
CHURCH OF THE MASTER
TUESDAY AFTERNOON. OCTOBER 5
AT 2:00 O'CLOCK

Minister Officiating
REV. JAMES H. RILEY

Final Resting Place
LAUBER HILL CEMETERY
 

Susan Lawrence
Susan C. Lawrence, 80, of 607 Ottokee St., Wauseon, died early Saturday morning at the Leisure Oak Nursing Home, Defiance, following a long illness.  Born in Henry County, she has resided in Wauseon for many years, and was the widow of the late Kenneth Lawrence. She was a member of the Church of The Master; Wauseon Senior Citizens; and the Ottokee Grange.  She is *surved by step-sons, Richard Lawrence of Kendallville, Ind., and Harlan Lawrence of Wauseon; step-daughters, Mrs. Orville Rupp of Wauseon and Mrs. George Scherer of Palm Springs, Florida; brothers, Corwin and Nelson Burkholder both of Wauseon and Jacob Burkholder of Archbold; 13 step-grandchildren; and ten step-great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted from the Church of the Master, Tuesday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Rev. James H. Riley officiating. Interment will be in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.



Fred D Lehman  (October 1969)
Fred D. Lehman, 92, Pettisville, died Monday noon at a nursing home in Napoleon, following a long illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Pettisville and for 52 years was a foreman on a section crew, Elkhart division of the New York Central.  Survived by his wife, Elizabeth; son, Fred S., Wauseon; daughter, Mrs. Lucille Schroeder, Wauseon; brother, Edward, Stryker; sister, Mrs. Jessie Ruhlin, Wauseon; one grand-daughter and one great-grandchild.  Services will be held in Edgar Funeral Home, Wauseon, Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. James R. Fox. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.

Rites to be Held for Fred D. Lehman
Fred D. Lehman, 92, of Pettisville, died Monday noon at the Northcrest Nursing Home, Napoleon, following a long illness.  A life long resident of Pettisville, he had served over 52 years as foreman of the Section Crew, Elkhart Division of the New York Central Railroad. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Maintenance of Ways Men and the Trinity Lutheran Church of Wauseon.
Surviving are his wife Elizabeth, son Fred S. Lehman, and daughter Mrs. Lucille Schroeder, both of Wauseon, brother Edward of Stryker, sister Mrs. Jessie Ruhlin, of Wauseon, one grandchild, and one great-grandchild.  Funeral services will be conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock. Rev. James R. Fox will officiate. Interment will be in the Pettisville Cemetery.



GEORGE SOLOMON LEININGER
George Solomon Leininger, the son of Solomon Leininger and Anna nee Seyfang, was born on Sept. 26, 1875 in Fulton County, Ohio. One month later (October 26, 1875) he was received into God's Covenant of Grace through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. He became a Communicant member of St. James Lutheran congregation on the 12th day of May, 1889 through the rite of confirmation. On October 29, 1899 he was joined in holy wedlock with Wilhelmina Brandt. To this union were born six children.

He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Wilhelmina, three sons Leo C. of Bryan; George O. of Archbold; Herbert J. of Defiance; two daughters; Mrs. Wilhelmina Rigg of West Unity; Mrs. Edna Miller of Archbold; one brother John of Defiance; two sisters, Miss Phillippine Leininger and Mrs. Godfrey Stiritz both of Delta; 17 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and a vast number of other relatives and friends.

 Preceding him in death were one son, Harlo W. and four brothers, Charles, Gabriel, Carl and Otto.
Mr. Leininger lived the greater part of his 81 years in Fulton county, Ohio. He gave goodly number of these years serving as an officer in his church and as much time as was needed for those who desired his companionship and advice. During the seven years of my pastorate at St. James there were very few Sundays that George was not assembled with his fellow Christians in both Bible Class and Divine Service. This together with his faithful attendance at the Lord’s Table certainly set a splendid example for both his family and the members of his congregation to follow. During his recent illness which confined him to his home he was most receptive to pastoral visits being attentive in his devotions and remaining a faithful guest at the Lord's Supper. He departed this life in Christian faith last Monday morning, October 22, 1956, at the age of 81 years and 26 days. His mortal remains will be laid to rest at the St. James Lutheran Cemetery.

Hold him safely in Thy keeping,
This dear one whom we loved.
Keep him safe now tho he's sleeping
Lord of heaven and earth above.
Guard him oh most tenderly
For he is safe when kept by Thee: Amen!

Card of Thanks
 We wish to extend a sincere “Thank You” to all out friends and neighbors for their cards, memorials and other expressions of sympathy at the time of our recent *breavement. We are truly grateful to Rev. Hall and the organist and the choir. Mrs. George S. Leininger and Family


JOSEPH G. LEININGER
Joseph Gustav Leininger, the son of William Leininger, Sr., and his wife, Katharine, was born on November 5, 1889, in Fulton County, Ohio. In the same year on December 15th he was received into God's covenant of Grace of through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Having received due instruction in the Word of God under the Rev. J. F. Ruff, then Pastor of St. James Lutheran Congregation, he was received into Communicant Membership.  On October 10, 1912, he was united in Holy Wedlock to Dinah Silva Rice. As they spent their days on the farm in the vicinity just south of the city of Archbold, God gave them, in addition to innumerable other blessings, the gift of four children: Velma or Mrs. William Leupp, Paul, Willard, and Arnold.

Joseph departed this life last Tuesday morning, September 11, after an apparent stroke. In response to the call of those who loved him, his Pastor was privileged to speak to him once again, of the Love of God for sinful man bestowed through faith in Jesus Christ.

Preceding him in death are his parents and one brother, Edward. He leaves to mourn his passing, in addition to his widow and children, one sister, Mrs. Clara Rice, three brothers: Emil, Gustav, and William, ten grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

Following the Service at St. James Lutheran Church his remains were committed to the grave in St. James Lutheran Cemetery.

I may not know the reason why
Dark clouds so often veil the sky,
But tho’ my sea be smooth or rough,
The Lord knows why and that’s enough.
I may not know why I am led
So often in the paths I dread,
But, trusting Him, I’ll press my way;
The Lord knows why, I will obey.
I may not know why death should come
To take the dear ones from my home,
But tho’ mine eyes with tears be dim,
The Lord knows why -- I'll trust in Him,
So tho’ I may not understand
The leadings of my Father’s hand,
I know to all He has the key,
He understands each mystery.

Card of Thanks
 We wish to express our sincerest thanks to all who expressed sympathy and helped us in any way during the time of our bereavement.
The Family


Mrs. Lydia Leupp (nee Yoder) Is Fatally Injured
Mrs. Lydia Leupp, 77, Archbold R. 2, riding with her son Emanuel, 46, west on State Route 2 at the Stamm corner, was fatally injured and taken to Wauseon hospital in the Grisier ambulance, when their car collided with one driven by Wilbur Roth, 34, Archbold Route 3, driving southward, at the intersection of Routes 2 and 66.At the hospital, it was found, Mrs. Leupp had head lacerations, and x-ray showed fractured right arm. She passed away on Tuesday morning without regaining complete consciousness.

Surviving are two daughters and one son: Mrs. Earl Luty and Mrs. Earl Ruffer of Stryker, and Emanuel at home; 4 sisters: Mrs. Fannie Klopfenstein, Mrs. Katherine Weber, Archbold; Mrs. Leah Burkholder, West Unity; Mrs. Rose Meyers, Elkhart, Ind.; 3 brothers: Joseph Yoder, Holland, Ohio; Joel Yoder, Defiance; Elmer Yoder, Morenci, Mich.; 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral will be held at the Grisier funeral home at 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, Rev. Reuben Short officiating. Interment in Pettisville cemetery.

Emanuel, taken to the hospital, was found to have fractured right clavicle. Wilbur Roth was uninjured, nor was his passenger Larry Weber, 10, son of Ivan Weber, Archbold Route 3.  The highway patrolman reported that the Leupp car failed to yield the right-of-way to the Roth car at the stop, the former car being struck on the right rear side.

LYDIA (nee Yoder) LEUPP
Lydia Leupp nee Yoder was born August 9, 1873 southeast of Archbold, and passed away Sept. 19, 1950 at Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon. Death came as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident three days previous.

Her life was spent in quiet and sincere care of her own home and family with willing and kind help for her many friends and neighbors. She was united in marriage with John Leupp and together lived their entire life in the same community southeast of Archbold. Five children graced the home. She was preceded in death by her husband, one infant son, one daughter, one brother and two sisters.
She leaves to mourn two daughters-- Ann (Mrs. Earl Luty) and Helen (Mrs. Earl Ruffer), both of Stryker; one son, Emanuel, who has been living with his mother and was also injured in the accident; seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. Also four sisters: Mrs. Lawrence Meyers of Elkhart, Ind., Mrs. Ezra Burkholder of West Unity, Mrs. Simon Klopfenstein and Mrs. George Weber of Archbold; three brothers, Joe of Holland, O., Joel of Defiance, and Elmer of Morenci, Mich., in addition to many other friends.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to extend our thanks to all friends and relatives who in any way assisted or remembered us at the time of our bereavement.
The Family.



 

GEORGE ANTON LINDAU
George Anton Lindau, son of Sophia and Carl Lindau, passed away at Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, May 30, 1957, at 11:50 a.m., at the age of 82 years, 21 days.  Mr. Lindau was born in Adams Township, Defiance County, May 9, 1875. In early infancy he was baptized in Bethlehem Lutheran Church on the Ridge at which place he also later was confirmed.  On September 22, 1898 he was united in marriage to Mary Wesche and they made their home on a farm just south of Archbold. This union was blessed with three daughters: Louella, who passed away in 1950, Dorothy, who died in infancy, and Alvera.  After the death of Mrs. Lindau, he was again married to Bertha Spiess who also preceded him in death July 2, 1953.  He spent his married life in and around Archbold until the last three and one-half years when ill health overtook him and he needed constant attention which necessitated him to be taken to the Blosser Convalescent Home in Wauseon.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harold E. Burkholder, one step-son, Mr. Herbert Spiess, eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one sister, Mrs. Carl E. Mehring of Toledo, and many other relatives and friends.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all relatives, friends and neighbors for the many expressions of sympathy during the sickness, death and burial of our father. The flowers, memorials, cards and words were a great comfort to us all.
Mr. Harold E. Burkholder and Family,
Mr. Carl Schroeder and Family,
Mr. Herbert Spiess and Family.



ELI LUGBILL
Eli Lugbill, son of Christian and Martha Lugbill, born April 8, 1894, near Archbold, Ohio, and passed away after a brief illness at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio on March 3, 1958, at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 25 days.  On October 12, 1915, he was united in marriage with Jennie Burkholder. This union was blessed with five children: Virgie, who died at the age of two years; Martha, Mrs. Maurice King; Leon; Myrtle, Mrs. Earles Wagler; and Doris, Mrs. Dale Britsch, all of Archbold, Ohio.

Eli was of a family of nine children, four of whom, together with his parents, preceded him in death, and four remain: Peter, Mrs. Lydia Rupp, Mrs. Myron Nofziger, arid Sylvanus. There remain to mourn his departure his wife, four children, nineteen grandchildren, four brothers and sisters, and a host of relatives, friends, and business associates.

He was one of the founders of the business firm known as Lugbill Bros. Inc., where he made many valuable contributions to its success throughout the years that are past. His council was good and was sought by many.

In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and devout member until death. He was one of the charter members of the Zion congregation, and spent the major portion of one year supervising the construction of the building. He got a great deal of satisfaction out of seeing the building completed and much happiness out of sharing in the worship services of the congregation. He was one who was ever willing to share with others the material blessings which God had given to him. He had a deep and abiding concern for the welfare of his family and friends. He will be greatly missed in the home, the church, community, and in the business organization of Lugbill Bros., Inc.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, March 7 from the Short Funeral Home by Rev. H. E. Bertsche, and the Zion Mennonite Church by Rev. Jesse Short, and Rev. P. L. Frey. Burial was made in *Pettsiville Cemetery.

PEACEFUL SLUMBER
Peaceful be thy slumber ever,
All thy warfare now is over,
Thou wilt wake tomorrow never,
Conflict thou shalt know no more.

Peaceful has the spirit left us,
And the parting gives no pain,
Though thy going has bereft us
We shall meet to live again.

Peaceful in the arms of Jesus,
Closely nestling on his breast,
Thou has gone to join the ransomed
ln that home forever blest.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who in any way assisted us during the sickness and death of husband and father; also for the flowers, memorial gifts, and the many expressions of sympathy.
The Eli Lugbill Family.


Mrs. Clarence (Amanda) Leu

IN MEMORY OF MOTHER
Mrs. Clarence (Amanda) Leu
Jan. 24, 1884 – Dec. 25, 1953
What a friend we had in Mother,
Who would all our secrets share;
Seldom did we keep things from her;
Told her all, and she was there.

Oh, what tender love she gave us
When in sorrow or despair.
Told her gently, whispered softly,
She would listen, she was there.

Now her eyes are closed in slumber,
And we’ve kissed her icy brow,
Hands are folded on her bosom,
She’s at rest in heaven now.

When our days art dark and dreary,
And our cross is hard to bear,
May our memory never fail, us---
Think of Mother she is there.
Clarence Leu and Children



MRS. GEORGE McGUFFIN
Mrs. George McGuffin, 70, passed away Monday evening, June 13, 1949, in the home of her daughter Mrs. Sam Treharne, and family, in Pittsburgh, Pa. She had been in failing health for some time and 1 ½ months ago left her home in Pettisville to spend five weeks in the home of her son Kenneth and his family in Toledo. Then she went to Pittsburgh, where her condition grew worse.
The body was brought to Wauseon by train Tuesday evening; funeral services will be held Thursday morning at eleven o'clock in the family home at Pettisville. Interment will be made in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves daughter, son, four grandchildren, one sister. She was the widow of George McGuffin, a well-known physician of this community for many years.



IN MEMORY OF
ANNA S. MEGLI

BORN
February 16, 1897

DATE OF DEATH
November 7, 1962

SERVICE FROM
Reformed Mennonite Church

SERVICE
November 10. 1962

CLERGYMAN OFFICIATING
Bishop Emmitt Bankert

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Reformed Mennonite Cemetery Sterling, Illinois

FUNERAL CONDUCTED BY
Melvin Funeral Home



CHRIST J. MILLER
Christ J. Miller, youngest son of John and Barbara (Goldsmith) Miller, was born in France on October 3, 1877. He died at his home near Pettisville, Ohio, on October 7, 1956, aged 79 years and 4 days.  At the age of 6 years he with his parents came to this country and located in Fulton County Ohio.  He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite church as a young man and remained a faithful member of the West Clinton Congregation.   On December 7, 1899, he was married to Laura Beck, who preceded him in death on March 19, 1955. Their home was blessed with three sons: Lloyd J. and Charles L. both of this community, and Maurice D. who died March 16, 1922. Eva Reynolds was received into the home in 1935, and resided with them since that time.

He enjoyed good health until the last few years and since then was able to be about most of the time until Saturday evening when he was *striken with a heart attack and died about twelve hours later.
He was interested in the cause of Christ and the church, and was as regular in church attendance as health permitted.

He is survived by two sons, Lloyd J. and Charles L., Eva Reynolds, 12 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; one sister Barbara Rees, Houghton Lake, Mich., and many nephews and other relatives and friends.

Oh, sweet release from every fear,
Oh, balm for all my care;
Christ is my Breath, my throbbing Life.
The answer to my prayer.

Card Of Thanks
 Our sincerest thanks is extended to all who aided and comforted us in the time of our bereavement of our loved one.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Miller and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd J. Miller and Family,
Eva Reynolds.


IN MEMORY OF
Harry H. Miller

Date of Birth
February 1, 1893

Date of Death
August 8, 1977

Services
Reformed Mennonite Church
Lauber Hill
Thursday, August 11, 2 p.m.

Officiating
Earl Beaverson
Robert Meyers

Interment
Lauber Hill Cemetery

Arrangements by
Short Funeral Home



JOHN H. MILLER
John H. Miller, son of Aaron and Mary Spicker Miller was born in Lagrange County, Indiana, September 3, 1864.  On September 3, 1949, he had a stroke from which he never fully recovered but suffered from several light strokes later and quietly passed away at his home in Pettisville, Ohio, on June 19, 1950, at the age of 85 years 9 months 16 days.  He lived in Lagrange County Ind., until about 19 years of age when he came to Fulton County Ohio where he lived the remainder of his life.
On August 28, 1884, he was married to Leah Short, who departed this life June 26, 1885, leaving one daughter Mary.  On March 11, 1886, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Grieser. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. The oldest daughter, Ida, died at the age of 2 years. His wife Elizabeth died October 18, 1920.  On September 16, 1924, he was united in marriage to Fannie Ashliman, who survives him and faithfully cared for him and ministered to him during his lingering illness.

As a young man he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite church of Fulton County, Ohio, and remained a faithful member until death. He maintained an active interest in the church and was a regular in attendance when health permitted. During his illness he often  expressed his regret for not being able to assemble with the people of God for worship. He endured his affliction patiently, greatly rejoicing in his Savior.

There remain to mourn his departure his beloved companion, three sons and three daughters, Mary (Mrs. Andrew Short), Gideon, Uriah, Henry, living in the near-by community; Anna at home and Edna (Mrs. Warren Long) of Tiskilwa, Ill.; two stepsons, John and Omar Ashliman; one foster son, Lewis Garretson, who shared the home for 16 years; 36 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; one brother Mose Miller of Kent, Washington; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Garretson of Parsons, Kansas, and Mrs. Fannie Ringler of Goshen, Ind., and a host of relatives and friends. Three grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded him in death.

“Tis hard to part with father dear
No more to see him here,
But yet we’re glad if God saw best
To end his troubles and give him rest,
In Heaven to reign with angels fair.
May our names, too, be written there.
Then we again may each other meet,
And walk with him the golden street.”

Card of Thanks
 The family expresses their sincere thanks to kind neighbors and friends who in any way assisted them during the illness and death of Father.
Mrs. John H. Miller and the Family.



Josie Miller (1963)
From the Blade Correspondent
WILLARD, 0., May 9-Josie A. Miller, 94, died yesterday in her home here. She was a native of Richmond Township. She was a former schoolteacher and for 60 years was a practical nurse. She was of the Mennonite faith.

Surviving are brothers, Ed Miller, Willard, and Dr. Corwin Miller, Cleveland.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fink Mortuary with burial in the Mennonite Cemetery, Richmond Township.


Marlin Miller
IN MEMORIAM
In memory of Marlin Miller, who passed away three years ago, Oct 8.

October brings back sad memories
Of our loved one gone to rest,
But we trust it was God’s will,
For we know His ways are best.

I often sit and think of you,
 When I am all alone,
For memory is the only friend,
 That grief can call its own.

Our hearts still ache with sadness,
Our eyes shed many a tear,
God only knows how we miss you,
At the end of another year.

'Tis hard to live without you,
It gives us aching hearts,
But we hope to meet you someday,
Where we must never part.

And looking back with tenderness,
Along the path you trod,
We cherish the years we had together,
And leave the rest to God

Mrs. Carrie Miller and family.



Orie O. Miller,
Thursday, January 13, 1977
Many-Sided Live of Service
Death Claims Long-Time MCC Executive, Churchman
See article, editorial on page 4
 Orie O. Miller, 84, executive secretary emeritus of the Mennonite Central Committee, died Monday evening, Jan. 10 at the Landis Retirement Home near Lancaster, Pa., the Review has been informed by MCC Headquarters at Akron, Pa.  Death came after several years of failing health due to Parkinson's disease. He had lived at the retirement home since 1972.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Ephrata (Pa.) Mennonite Church, of which he was a long-time member.

 ONE OF THE FOUNDERS of the Mennonite Central Committee in 1920, Miller was known throughout the Mennonite world as the person mainly responsible for its expansion into a world-wide relief and service agency supported by all of the major Mennonite groups in North America as well as the Brethren in Christ Church.  A man of multiple talents, Miller made important contributions as an administrator, churchman, educator, mission leader, industrialist, and innovator of a variety of church programs. His MCC and church ministries took him on frequent trips to far places of the world.  His active association with the MCC spanned nearly half a century. He was assistant to the MCC secretary from 1921 to 1935, and served as executive secretary for 22 years, from 1935 to 1957. He was associate executive secretary, 1957-1963, and in 1963 he was made a life member.
DURING HIS YEARS as executive secretary he gave leadership to the development of a world-wide program of relief for victims of war, famine and disaster, to resettlement programs for refugees, the initiation and administration of the Civilian Public Service program for conscientious objectors during World War II, and establishment of a mental health program under MCC auspices.
 Among the ministries and other organizations which he initiated or helped initiate were the leprosy mission in Paraguay. Operation Doctor in the Congo, Mennonite Economic Development Associates, Mennonite Mental Health Services, Mennonite Mutual Aid. Menno Travel Service, Mennonite indemnity, the Africa Mennonite Conference, and the Council of Mission Board Secretaries.   A NATIVE of Middlebury, Ind., Miller graduated from Goshen College in 1915. For much of his life he was associated with Miller-Hess Shoe Company at Akron, Pa., dividing his time between the business and his church and service involvements.  He was a member of the first overseas relief team sent out by the Mennonite Church, serving in the Near East in 1919-1920. From 1920 to 1921 he headed the three-member relief team which the newly formed MCC sent to help the Mennonites in Russia suffering from revolution and famine.  While assistant-to the MCC secretary, 1921 to 1935, he was a leader in resettlement of Russian Mennonite immigrants in Canada and, beginning in 1930, in Paraguay and later Uruguay.  MILLER PLAYED an important role in higher education developments in the Mennonite Church. A long-time officer of the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, he helped locate the first overseas field of that board in East Africa in 1933-34. Later, through his MCC work, he was closely associated with Mennonite mission developments in many parts of the world.

Miller's first marriage was to Elta Wolf of Akron, Pa. in 1915. She died in 1958. In 1960 he married Mrs. Elta Sensenig, who survives.  Also surviving one daughter, Mrs. Ronald (Lois) Beach of Doylestown, Pa.; four sons, Albert of Akron, Pa. Daniel of Montevideo, Uruguay, John of Kitchener, Ont., and Robert of Evanston, Ill.; 17 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.



ADAM C. MOHR
Adam C. Mohr, son of Conrad and Anna Knieram Mohr, was born in Pettisville, Ohio, May 9, 1864, and passed away at his home in Ridgeville Township, Henry County, Ohio, on his 84th birthday, anniversary, May 9, 1948.  In 1890 he was united in marriage to Suzanna Kutzli and to this union three children were born.
He was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church and was well known throughout this community, He had a vivid memory of early pioneer days in this community and was often called upon by friends to recall incidents of that time.

He is survived by two sons: Ernest C. and Albert W. both of Archbold, and one daughter, Mrs. Emma L. Smith of Archbold; one brother John of Celina, and two sisters: Mrs. Margaret Gorsuch and Mrs. Hannah Cameron of Wauseon. There are five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his wife Suzanna; brothers: John,  Paul, William, George and Lewis.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at St, John's Evangelical and Reformed church conducted by Rev. N. B. Wierwill. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.

 HE IS NOT DEAD
I cannot say and I will not say,
That he is dead, he is just away,
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land.
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there.
And you--O you, who the wildest yearn
For the old-time step and the glad return--
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here.
Think of him still as the same, I say!
He is not dead -- he is just away!



Card of Thanks
 We wish to express our sincere appreciation to our many friends, neighbors and relatives for the kindness and sympathy shown us during our bereavement. We are grateful for the consoling words of Rev. N. B. Wierwill in our sorrow.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest C. Mohr and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smith and family,
Albert Mohr.



 

Samuel Moll,
was born October 4, 1890, near Ridgeville, Ohio, to Adam and Fanny (Baumgartner) Moll, and passed to his reward October 3, 1959, at the age of sixty-nine years. He grew to manhood at the place of his birth and on February 5, 1914 was united in marriage with Miss Esther Studer of Whitehouse, Ohio.  In the year of 1915 he with his wife united with the Reformed Mennonite Church at Lauber Hill, and in 1939 by the voice of the Church was chosen to the office of Deacon, in which calling he served the Church faithfully and will be sadly missed by the entire membership.
After their marriage, they lived on a small farm near home about five years, then in the year of 1919 moved to their present home, near Wauseon, They were blessed with six sons and one daughter, all of whom, with his beloved wife survive him and deeply mourn their loss. The children are Alvin of Greenwood, Ind., Harry and Howard of Wauseon, Kenneth of Delta, John of Stanford, Calif., Lavern of Toledo and Mrs. Violet Memmer of Defiance, Ohio. He also leaves to mourn, brothers Lewis of Delta; Frank of Detroit; Harvey of Lake Como, Fla. George and Clarence of Wauseon. Sisters, Mrs. Ida Weber of Bryan; Mrs. Florence Myers of Delta; and Mrs. Helen Ruffer of Archbold; 20 grandchildren; besides many other relatives and friends. He was a loving and dutiful husband and father, and a kind friend : and neighbor. His earnest effort was to "Walk as becometh the Gospel of Christ" "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea sayeth the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.”

Funeral services, were conducted from the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church on October 6th. J. H. Fisher of Lancaster, Pa., Emmet Bankert of Valparaiso, Ind., and William J. Rupp, officiating. Interment was made in the Lauber Hill cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
The grieving family extends grateful thanks to Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Dr. Vogel, and the many friends and neighbors for their affectionate sympathy and helpfulness throughout their dark hour of trial.

In Memory Of
SAMUEL ANDREW MOLL

Date Of Birth
OCTOBER 4, 1890

Date Of Death
OCTOBER 3. 1959

Services From
THE LAUBER HILL REFORMED
MENNONITE CHURCH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, OCT. 6
AT 2:30 O'CLOCK

Minister Officiating
REV. WILLIAM RUPP

Final Resting Place
LAUBER HILL CEMETERY


In Memory Of
ELGER D. MULL

Date Of Birth
MARCH 29, 1896

Date Of Death
MARCH 5, 1967

Services From
THE EDGAR FUNERAL HOME
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 8
AT 2:00 O'CLOCK

Minister Officiating
REV. JOHN E. MEYER

Final Resting Place
TEDROW CEMETERY


Lawrence V. Mull   (1969)
Lawrence V. Mull, 68, 3720 Kelly St., Toledo, died suddenly in his sleep in his home, Monday, October 27. Survived by his wife Ellen (Eicher) Mull; two sons, Melvin, Toledo; Larry Mull, Turnersville, N. J., five grandchildren; two sister, Orpha Mull, Fairview Park, Cleveland and Mrs. Ralph (Iva) Graber, Archbold; two brothers, Herbert Mull, Archbold and Corwin Mull, Wauseon.
Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m., in Ansberg West Mortuary, Toledo, conducted by Rev. E. L. Kerschensteiner of the Heather Downs Church of the Brethren. Burial in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.


Clara Catherine Myers
Clara Catherine Myers, 71, passed away Saturday morning at the Vernier Convalescent Home, Archbold, following a long illness.  Born in Fulton County, she has been a life-long resident of Wauseon and community. She was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church.
Survived by six sons, Jesse and Dale, both of Fayette, Harold of Archbold, Donald and Verlin, both of Wauseon, and Alva of Fayette; 15 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Lauber Hill Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. William Rupp officiating. Interment was made in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.

In Memory Of
CLARA CATHERINE MYERS

DATE OF BIRTH
April 12, 1883

DATE OF DEATH
November 17, 1956

SERVICES FROM
The Lauber Hill Church
Tuesday Afternoon Nov, 20
At 2:30 O'clock

MINISTER OFFICIATING
Rev. William Rupp

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Lauber Hill Cemetery



GEORGE E. MYERS
George E. Myers was born to Susan and Andrew Myers in Fulton County, Ohio, January 1, 1886, where he grew to manhood and on June 29, 1910, was united in marriage with Clara Saunders whose home was near Elmira.  They resided for a time in Wauseon, Ohio, where he was associated with the Wauseon Silo Company, later in partnership with his brother, purchasing a farm near Waldron, Michigan, where they resided for a time and later moving to the Stoltz farm near Zone, later purchasing the farm of their present homesite which is near his old home.
They were blest with six sons, Jesse, Dale, Alva, of Fayette; Harold of Archbold, Donald and Verlyn of Wauseon.

Early in their married life they together became convicted of their need of Divine Guidance for the rearing of their children and for their enlightenment that they might be an example to them, they appealed to Him from whom alone such guidance comes. To this acknowledgment the Eternal King in mercy extended his scepter and made them one with his Holy household, in testimony of which the church administered to them the rite of water baptism in the year 1918, wherein they made vows to be faithful to Him who had called them, to which they together have remained faithful.

He was a loving Father and Husband, tenderly caring for his afflicted wife who with all their children and 13 grandchildren, two brothers, Floyd and Christ; one sister, Mrs. Mary Brehm, remain to mourn their great loss in his passing. He departed this life October 8, 1955, at Wauseon Hospital after a fatal accident on the highway.

Funeral services were conducted from the Lauber Hill Church, Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 11 at 2:00 o’clock, Rev. William Rupp officiating. Interment was made in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the relatives, neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and words of sympathy shown us during our bereavement. Especially do we wish to thank Rev. Rupp for his words of comfort; the members of the Church and the donors of the memorial and floral tributes. For all of these we are more than grateful.
Mrs. Clara Myers and Family.

In Memory Of
GEORGE E. MYERS

DATE OF BIRTH
January 1, 1886

DATE OF DEATH
October 8, 1955

SERVICES FROM
The Lauber Hill Church
Tuesday Afternoon Oct. 11
At 2:00 O'clock

MINISTER OFFICIATING
Rev. William Rupp

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Lauber Hill Cemetery

George Myers
Dies In Auto Crash
George E. Myers, 69, passed away Saturday afternoon at the Detwiler Hospital as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident Saturday morning.  He was driving alone enroute to his farm north of Wauseon, and failed to make a stop at the intersection of Rt. 20A and Rt. 108. Myers crashed into the center of a large semi truck driven by Willard C. Dewire, 22, Hamilton, Indiana. Dewire was not injured, but Myers, was thrown from his car and he was picked up about 100 feet from the scene of the impact. He was rushed to the hospital, but died of head injuries shortly after his arrival there.

 George Myers was a retired farmer and a life-long resident of Fulton County. He was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, Clara, Wauseon; six sons, Jesse Alva and Dale of Fayette; Harold of Archbold; Donald and Verlin of Wauseon; two brothers, Chris Myers of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Floyd Myers of Waldron, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Mary Brehm, Fayette and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Lauber Hill Church on Tuesday. Rev. William Rupp, officiated. Interment was in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.



IN MEMORY OF
Huldah Ione Myers

BORN
August 12, 1893
Putnam County, Ohio

DIED
January 3, 1975
Hudson, Michigan

SERVICES
2:00 p.m. Monday, January 6, 1975
Lauber Hill
Reformed Mennonite Church

OFFICIATING
Donald Steiner
Earl Beaverson

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Lauber Hill Cemetery
BEARERS
Grandsons of Mrs. Myers



HENRY NAFZIGER

HENRY *NAFIGER (mispeelled in obit headline)
Henry Nafziger, son of Jacob and Mary (Rychener) Nafziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, on March 3, 1876; and departed this life at his home in Archbold on May 13, 1951, at the age of 75 years, 2 months, and 10 days.  On January 1, 1903, he was united in marriage to Mary Sauder. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for over 48 years. This union was blessed with two sons and one daughter.

In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, united with the Central Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and diligent member, serving on the building committee when the church house was built, and then church trustee for a number of years. He was a devoted husband, and father, a good provider and much concerned for the Spiritual welfare of his family and of the church.
He always enjoyed good health until a short time before his death. On Saturday afternoon he suffered a heart attack which was not thought to be serious, but on Sunday evening he had another attack which was sudden and fatal.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, one sister one granddaughter, and leaves to mourn his sudden departure: sorrowing companion, two sons; Raymond and Edwin, and daughter, Cora; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers: William H., Charles J.; two sisters: Mrs. Mattie Wyse and Sarah, Mrs. Peter Beck, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Amanda Nafziger, all residing in the immediate community, and a large number of relatives and friends.

 Funeral services were held Wednesday morning, May 16, in the Central church in charge of Dan. L. Sommers and P.L. Frey. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.

“Rest on, dear father, your labor is o'er,
Your toiling hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend on earth, like you we’ll find.”
“The call was sudden, the shock severe,
 We little thought his death so near;
And only those who lost can tell
The pain of passing without farewell.”

Card of Thanks
The family expresses their heartfelt thanks to the neighbors, relatives, and friends for their assistance and sympathy in this time, of their bereavement.
Mrs. Henry Nafziger and Children.


JOEL C. NAFZIGER
Joel C., son of Christian and Barbara Rupp Nafziger was born near Archbold, O., June 2, 1866. Departed this life in his home in Archbold, Jan. 2,1955 at the age of 88 years 7 months. On Aug. 4, 1889 he was united in marriage with Magdalena Roth, who departed this life, May 13, 1916. This union was blessed with three children: Alfred of Pettisville, O.; Elmer of Archbold and Verna at home, who from youth, assumed the responsibility of her mother, tenderly caring for her aged father in his declining years.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his 3 children, 9 grandchildren 18 great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. His companion and one grandchild preceded him in death. He was the last one to close the book of a family of six, and has left precious memories.

In his youth he accepted Christ as Saviour and Lord of his life, uniting with the Central Mennonite church, where he was the oldest member, faithfully filling his place until a few months ago, when his body became too weak. He was a kind and loving father, always manifesting the spirit of patience and submission to the will of God, and will be greatly missed by the family, also by the community and church.

 Fallen asleep in Jesus!
How precious is that Word!
 Enjoying now forevermore,
 The Presence of the Lord.
 This is not Death! 'Tis only sleep
The Lord doth now thy loved one keep.

'Tis not Goodbye, beloved,
‘Tis only just “Farewell,”
A little while – a moment,
  We to with Christ shall dwell;
And so we dry the falling tear,
Because we know the Lord is near.

O! may the God of Comfort,
His richest grace impart.
Himself fill up the aching void,
 Bind up the broken heart;
 And give thee power to look above,
  And rest in His unchanging love

Card Of Thanks
 We wish to sincerely thank everyone who in any way remembered us and who assisted us in the sickness, death and burial of our beloved father.
 Alfred J. Nafziger and family
 Elmer J. Nafziger and family
 Verna Nafziger



In Memory Of
Raymond Nafziger

Born
April 6, 1905

Date Of Death
March 2, 1965

Services
Central Mennonite Church
Friday, March 5, 2 p.m.

Ministers In Charge
Dale Wyse, Charles Gautsche

Pallbearers
Richard Nafziger, Donald Nofziger, Kenneth Nafziger,
Robert S. Short, Glen Kauffman, James Short

Interment Pettisville Cemetery
Conducted By Short Funeral Home
 

Sarah Ellen Nafziger
“GOD MUST HAVE LOVED HER VERY MUCH”
Sarah Ellen Nafziger, daughter of David and Mary (Short) Neuhouser, was born near Grabill, Ind., Feb. 7, 1898, and passed to her Eternal Reward at the Williams County General Hospital, on the morning of Sept. 30, 1954, at the age of 56 years, 7 months, and 23 days.  In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member of the Lockport Congregation at the time of her death.  In 1916 she was united in marriage to Clarence Thimlar, who passed away in 1918. One daughter was born to this union.  On Dec. 20, 1922, she was united in marriage to Clarence Nafziger of near Archbold, Ohio. She resided in this community until her death. Two sons were born to this union.

Surviving her are, her loving Companion; Mother; daughter, Violet (Mrs. Glen E. Roth), Archbold, O.; sons, Robert of Wauseon, O., and Marvin Lee, of Archbold; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Andrew Miller, Grabill, Ind., and Mrs. Schuyler Grime, West Unity, O.; 4 brothers, Jos. S. and Melvin, Fort, Wayne, Ind.; Monroe and Wayne, Grabill, Ind., and many other relatives and friends.
We rejoice with her in the victory won.

God must have loved her very much,
And we have loved her, too;
We know how many helpful things
Her kind hands found to do;
But till we reach that happy place
Where griefs are all consoled,
We'll never know the joy she's found
 Beyond the sunset's gold.

Card Of Thanks
For the many kindnesses, cards, gifts, expressions of sympathy, vigilance with us and solicitations in the time of trial while our loved one was ill at home and at the two hospitals, we take this means of telling a part of our great appreciation and extend our sincerest thanks.
The Clarence Nafziger Family


MRS. AMOS NEUHAUSER (Marianne RUPP)
Mrs. Amos Neuhauser, 71, wife of Amos Neuhauser, president of the Hoosier Condensed Milk Company, Bluffton Ind., passed away at 6:30 o'clock Wednesday morning, Feb. 18, 1953, at her home at 408 West Wiley Ave. Death was attributed to a heart condition.  She was born at Archbold, Ohio, on July 31, 1881, a daughter of Rev. Daniel and Magdalena (Gerber) Rupp. Her marriage to Amos Neuhauser, took place at Archbold on March 10, 1910, in a ceremony performed by her father.

The decedent was a member of the First Methodist Church of Bluffton and the Delphic Circle.
Mrs. Neuhauser had resided in Bluffton for the past 33 years. Previously, she had been a resident at Berne, and Vera Cruz, Ind.

Surviving in addition to the husband are two sons, Maurice of Lafayette, Ind., and Paul of Bluffton; three daughters, Mrs. Luzerne of Weilemann and Mrs. Harold Venis and Mrs. John Flaningan, all of Bluffton; three brothers, Albert, Elmer and Peter, all of Archbold, Ohio; two sisters, Miss Lydia Rupp and Mrs. Priscilla Neuhauser also Of Archbold. 11 grandchildren. Four brothers and a sister are deceased.

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20, at the First Evangelical Reformed Church with Rev. E. E. Kaufman and Rev. Matthew Worthman officiating. Burial at Fairview cemetery.



G. W. Nisely  (1964)
G. W. Nisely, 86, Pettisville, died suddenly Tuesday evening, Dec. 1, at the home of his son Lowell at 325 Beech St., Wauseon, following a heart attack.  Deceased spent his lifetime in the Archbold- Pettisville community and lived in Pettisville 41 years where for 29 years he owned and operated Nisely Products, having retired in recent years.

Survived by his wife, Alice K.; three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Jess (Beulah) Grimm, Huntertown, Ind.; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Brand of Ashley, Ind.; Mrs. LeRoy (Lueta) Brand, Kendallville, Ind.; Lewis Nisely, Boca Raton, Fla. and Lowell of Wauseon; 15 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Services were held from Short Funeral Home, Friday afternoon with Rev. Olan Nofziger officiating. Burial in the Pettisville cemetery.



AMANDUS NOFZIGER
Amandus Nofziger, son of Jacob and Barbara (Wyse) Nofziger, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1890 and passed away at the Wauseon hospital, April 2, 1963. Age 72 years, 6 months, 25 days.  He was the youngest of nine children and the last of his immediate family.
On Sept. 11, 1912 he was married to Arminda Nofziger, who preceded him Feb. 7, 196O.
To this union were born five sons and one daughter: Chauncey E., Tarzan, Calif.; Dale A., Archbold, Ohio; Harold S., Pettisville, Ohio; Marguerite, (Mrs. Maurice Zaerr, Archbold, Ohio; Donald J. and Kenneth L., both of Archbold, Ohio.

In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite church and was a member of the West Clinton congregation where he faithfully attended as long as health permitted.  He was greatly interested in his church, his family and the community.  Since the passing on of his companion his longing and great desire was to be united with her in the glory world. He often made the statement, "I'll just wait until the Lord comes."

He became ill about four years ago and a few days before his passing suffered a stroke and was taken to the hospital where he slipped away very quietly to be with the Lord and his loved ones. For the past two and one-half years he was very tenderly cared for in the home of his daughter and family.

Those who remain to mourn his departure are five sons and one daughter, twenty-seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a. host of other relatives and friends.

Card Of Thanks
The family of Amandus Nofziger wish to extend their most sincere thanks and appreciation to all neighbors, friends and relatives for their many acts of kindness during their sorrow.

In Memory Of
Amandus Nofziger

Born
September 8, 1890

Date of Death
April 2, 1963

Services
West Clinton Mennonite Church
Friday, April S, 2 p.m.
Body taken to church at noon

Minister In Charge
D. L. Sommers

Final Resting Place
Pettisville Cemetery

Conducted by
Short Funeral Home


Arminda Nofziger (nee Short)
Services Today For Mrs. A. Nofziger
 Mrs. Arminda Nofziger, 70, Pettisville, died at her home Sunday, after an illness of three months. Deceased made her home in the Pettisville area for 25 years.  Survived by her husband, Amandus, five sons: Chauncey E., Tarzan, Calif.; Dale A. Archbold; Harold .S. Pettisville; Donald and Kenneth of Archbold; one daughter, Mrs. Maurice Zaerr, Archbold; 25 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Nafziger, Archbold; Mrs. Orval Kauffman, Wauseon; two brothers, Jesse J. Short, Archbold and Raymond, Stryker.

Services Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., Central Mennonite church conducted by Rev. E. B. Frey and Rev. William D. Nofziger. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.

In Memory Of
Arminda Nofziger

Born
November 28, 1889

Date Of Death
February 7, 1960

Services
Central Mennonite Church
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2:00 p.m.

Minister In Charge
E. B. Frey, William D. Nofziger

Final Resting Place
Pettisville Cemetery

Conducted By
Short Funeral Home

ARMINDA (Short) NOFZIGER
Arminda (Short) Nofziger was born near Archbold, O., Nov. 28, 1889. After a continued illness of several months, on Feb. 7, 1960, she quietly passed away at her home in Pettisville, Ohio and went to be with the Lord, at the age of 70 years two months and ten days. She was the daughter of Simeon and Barbara (Beck) Short, the oldest of a family of five children, and the first to depart this life. Her mother died when she was 16 years of age, at which time Arminda assumed full responsibility for the household duties and care of the family. On Jan. 30, 1908, she was married to Jesse Nofziger who preceded her in death, Oct. 17, 1910. To them was born a son Clifford who died at the age of a few days. On Sept. 11, 1912 she was married to Amandus Nofziger who survives her. To this union were born five sons and one daughter: Chauncey E., of Tarzana, Calif.; Dale A. of Archbold; Harold S. of Pettisville; Marguerite (Mrs. Maurice Zaerr) of Archbold; Donald J. and Kenneth L. of Archbold.

In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite, Church and was a faithful member of West Clinton. As long as health permitted she was active in the interests of her family, church and. community and by her passing away will be greatly missed by all.

Those who remain to mourn her departure are her loving husband, five sons, one daughter, 25 grandchildren, two brothers, Jesse J. Short of Archbold; Raymond Short of Stryker; two sisters, Dora, (Mrs. Raymond Nafziger), Archbold; Cora, (Mrs. Orval Kauffman), Wauseon and a host of relatives and friends.

All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet peaceful breast;
All is over, hands are folded,
And our Mother is at rest."

Card Of Thanks
We wish to extend our most sincere thanks for the many kind deeds of neighbors, friends and relatives during the last sad rites for our beloved wife and mother.
Amandus Nofziger and Family



Clara Nofziger
Clara Ellen Nofziger, 89, of Archbold, died Wednesday morning at the Fulton County Health Center where she had been a patient one week.
She was born near Archbold and lived in the area her entire life. She worked for the Toledo Edison for over 25 years, before her retirement. She was a member of the Garden Club.
She is survived by two brothers, Robert and Sanford Nofziger both of Archbold; three sisters, Mrs. Mary C. Beaverson of Fayette, Mrs. Edith Leu of Archbold and Fannie Nofziger of Columbus.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Short Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Meyers officiating. Burial will be in the Lauber Hill cemetery.
The family prefers memorials to the cardiac unit of the Fulton County Health Center.
Friends may call at the Short Funeral Home after 1 p.m. Thursday.

IN MEMORY OF
Clara Ellen Nofziger

Date of Birth
January 29, 1907

Date of Death
June 30, 1976

Services
Short Funeral Home
Friday, July 2, 2 p. m.

Officiating
Rev. Robert Meyers
Reformed Mennonite Church
Lauber Hill

Pallbearers
Gerald Beaverson, David Weirich
Lowell Leu, Kenneth Stotz
Michael Nofziger, Marvin Storrer

Interment
Lauber Hill Cemetery



ELLA NOFZIGER
Ella Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Fannie (Lauber) Bernath, was born April 15, 1884, near Archbold, Ohio and was called from her earthly home in Elmira after an illness of one and a half years on June 9, 1966, at the age of 82, years, 1 month, and 25 days.
On December 24, 1905, she was united in marriage to Harvey E. Nofziger who passed away March 19, 1941.

She leaves to mourn: children -- Clara, at home; Mary Beaverson of Fayette; Edith Leu and her husband, Wilson, of Archbold: Robert and his wife, Mabel, of Fayette: Sanford and his wife, Bernice, of Archbold; and Fannie, of Columbus; ten grandchildren; eleven, great-grandchildren; step-mother, Mrs. Ida Bernath, of Archbold; and of her twelve brothers and sisters, brothers -- Charles, of Stryker, and Jesse, of Delta; and half sisters, Mabel (Mrs. Lloyd Leu) and Florence (Mrs. Ralph Miller), both of Archbold.  She was preceded in death by her husband; children, Arthur and   Agnes; grandchildren, Donald Leu, David and Richard Nofziger; and son-in-law, Sam Beaverson.
She was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church. Mother’s faith and way of life are expressed by Ida L. Cornett in her poem, "The Father’s Hand,"

While through this changing world below
I would not choose my path to go;
“Tis Father’s hand that leadeth me,
Then O how safe his child  must be.

Sometimes we walk in sunshine  bright,
Sometimes in darkness of the night:
Sometimes the way I cannot see
But Father’s hand still leadeth me.

Sometimes there seems no way to take,
But Father’s hand a way doth make.
Sometimes I hear Him gently say,
“Come follow me, this is the way.”

Why should I mind the way I go?
His way is best for me, I know
He is my strength, my truth, my way,
He is my comfort, rod and stay.

So on we travel hand in hand.
Bound for the heavenly promised land
Always through all Eternity,
I'll praise His name for leading me.

Services were held on Sunday, June 12, 1966, at her church with Rev. Emmet Bankert, Valparaiso, Indiana, officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
For the many tokens of sympathy, friendship, and love shown by all, we thank you.
The Family



EMMA NOFZIGER
Emma Nofziger, (Goldsmith) daughter of the late Peter and Sophia Goldsmith, was born in Basel, Switzerland, January 31, 1882. Died at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, on March 22, 1953 at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 22 days.  When eight years of age she came with her father to America and spent the remainder of her life in the vicinity of Archbold, Ohio.  She was of a family of 16 children, 3 having preceded her in death.  On December 10, 1903, she was united in marriage to Peter Roth and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life until March 29, 1925 when her husband was called to be with his Lord.

It was in the early years of their married life when she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, and was received as a member of the Central Mennonite church remaining a faithful member till God called her home.

This union was blessed with 7 children, Alfred of Onstead, Mich., Freeman, Flossie, Mrs. Ralph Todd, Wilbur, Glen, Harvey, Velma Mrs. Ivan Weber, residing in this vicinity. On November 14, 1929, she was united in marriage to Jacob Nofziger having shared the blessings of life together for 8 years. This union was broken by death on August 5,1937. There preceded her in death her father and mother, husbands, two brothers, and one sister.  Remaining to mourn her departure are her 7 children, 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 8 brothers and 4 sisters: (Louise), Mrs. Mott Hill; (Sophia) Mrs. Joe Rashley; John; Jacob; Ernst; Harry; Peter; (Arminda), Mrs. Emil Waldfogel; Jesse; Sam; Edward and (Almeda), Mrs. Alva Weber and a large host of relatives and friends.
While her life was not without afflictions and trials, she was always seen to bear them without complaint. She enjoyed sufficient health to be about her work keeping a home for her son Wilbur and herself, until about two days before her death when she suffered a heart attack and contracted pneumonia, which caused her death.

She was always willing to make every sacrifice for the comfort of her family and her deep devotion and concern for the spiritual welfare of her children will always be remembered. We humbly submit to the Will of God who does all things well.

And still her silent ministry
Within my heart hath place,
As when on earth she walked with me,
And met me face to face.

Her life is forever mine:
What she to me has been
Hath left henceforth its seal and sign
  Engraven deep within.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness by neighbors, friends and relatives during our bereavement.
The Family of Emma Roth Nofziger.


JOHN J. NOFZIGER*
John J. *Nofzinger son of John S. and Mary (Liechty) Nofzinger was born August 20, 1901 near Archbold, O. Departed this life June 16, 1955, at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, O. after a few hours of suffering due to Coronary Thrombosis, at the age of 53 years, 9 months and 26 days. On Dec. 1st, 1921 he was united in marriage with Mary Beck. This union was blessed with one daughter Evelyn (Mrs. Dale Short). He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing companion; one daughter; three grandchildren; Verle, Lee and Jane; one brother, William of Wayland, Ia., one sister, Ida (Mrs. Moses Nofziger) of Wauseon, O., besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded him in death, his parents; one sister Carrie, one brother Clarence J. who passed away May 15, 1953.

All of his life was lived in the vicinity of Archbold and for 28 years John and Clarence had been associated in business together. After Clarence's death he continued the business in partnership with his son-in-law, Dale Short and nephew, Edward Baus.  In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, and united with the Central Mennonite Church, and remained a member until his death. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and had a deep concern for the family. He will be greatly missed in the home, his place of business, and church where his place was seldom vacant.

“God took you away so suddenly
The shock was so hard to stand,
But He wanted you in His garden
In a much more beautiful land
God didn't give us a warning,
That He was taking you away,
For He knew we all loved you dearly
And we’d beg Him to let you stay.”

“So God with the best of judgment
Did what He thought was best.
And He said, come with me faithful servant
For your Eternal rest.
Now our homecircle threads are broken
And our hearts are heavy with grief,
God gives us this consolation,
That you rest in Heavenly Peace.”

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all kind neighbors, friends and relatives whose many kind deeds were of great comfort to us in the loss of our husband and father.
Mrs. John J. Nofzinger,
Mrs. and Mrs. Dale Short and Family.


JONATHAN G. NOFZIGER
Jonathan G. Nofziger, son of Christ and Elizabeth (Gingerich) Nofziger, was born March 30, 1857, at Pettisville, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, June 18, 1950, at the age of 93 years, 2 months and 18 days.  He was united in marriage to Jacibena Augsburger, of Trenton, Ohio on December 14, 1880. She passed away June 16, 1924. This union was blessed with two sons and three daughters. Simon A. of Stuttgart, Arkansas, Harvey, of Wauseon, Miss Jennie who resides at home, Ellen (Mrs. John Rich) and Ida, (Mrs. John Wyse) all of Archbold, Ohio.  He leaves to mourn his departure, his five children, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was of a family of 12, of whom 2 survives. Mrs. Sam Yoder of Pomona, California and one brother Dan, of Pettisville, Ohio. Also many relatives and friends.

He accepted Christ as his Saviour, and was baptized, uniting with the Mennonite Church at Trenton, Ohio in 1872, and later transferred his membership with the Central Mennonite Church at Archbold, Ohio, remaining faithful. His place in church seldom being vacant, having attended both morning and evening services the Sunday before his death.

He left Pettisville at the age of 20 years and lived in Trenton, Ohio for 9 years; then he and his family moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas, where he lived until 1920. Then he moved to Archbold, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a devoted husband arid kind father, a good neighbor, and will be greatly missed in the home, and by all who knew him.

The funeral was held at the Central Mennonite Church, June 21, with Revs. Jesse Short, Roy Sauder, Dan Sommers and Henry Wyse officiating. Pallbearers were the grandsons: Kenneth and Harold Nofziger of Wauseon; Lloyd Nofziger of Stuttgart, Arkansas; Lester: and Clarence Rich, and Marlin Wyse. Interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

"Dearest Father thou has left us,
For that home beyond the skies;
But we, long again - to meet thee,
On the realms of Paradise."

Card of Thanks
 We wish to thank all kind neighbors and friends for all the sympathy and kindness shown at the time of our recent bereavement.
The J. C. Nofziger Family


LEVI NOFZIGER
Levi, son of David and Barbara Nofziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1870, and departed this life in his home in Archbold, April 1, 1954, after a few hours of illness due to a heart attack, at the age of 84 years, 1 months, and 4 days.  On Dec. 8, 1892, he was united in marriage with Lizzie Riegsecker, sharing life’s joys and sorrows until Dec. 15, 1939, when his companion passed away. To this union were born four sons and two daughters: William, of Archbold; Ira, of Wauseon, Ohio; Cora (Mrs. Menno Maust), and Herma (Mrs. Oscar Gautsche); both of Archbold; Floyd, of Wauseon, and Jesse, of Goshen, Ind.  His passing away is mourned by his children, especially by his daughter Cora who for the last 31 years, after the death of her husband, cared for her parents; also 23 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren; 3 sisters: Lizzie (Mrs. Simeon Grieser), Emma (Mrs. Solomon Short) and Sarah, all of this vicinity, besides a host of relatives and a wide circle of friends which he won by his friendly disposition.  There preceded him in death his companion, one grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Mrs. Jacob Short), and Katie (Mrs. Samuel Sauder).

In his youth he accepted Christ as his Personal Saviour, uniting with Central Mennonite Church, where he remained faithful. His place was seldom vacant, being present last Sunday. He was a kind and loving Father, having deep concern for the spiritual welfare of his family.

“Softly and peacefully, Father passed away,
From earth to Heaven to make his stay,
Long and patiently he waited for the call,
Now in Heaven he is waiting for us all.

“His room empty, all is still,
His place is vacant, it was God’s will.
Yet we miss him, how we miss him,
When we see his vacant chair.
His is gone but not forgotten,
May we meet him over there.”





Card Of Thanks
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all neighbors and friends who in any way assisted them in the time of the death and burial of Father.


MRS. SAM. H. NOFZIGER
 Mrs. Sam. H. Nofziger, 69, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, in her home north of Pettisville after ailing for about ten days. Surviving are husband, son Howard, four grandchildren. Funeral arrangements were tentative for Saturday afternoon.


Augusta Mae Pittenger
From The Blade Correspondent (1960)
WILLARD, O., July 2-- Mrs. Augusta Mae Pittenger, 80, Willard, died yesterday in Betty's Rest Home, Clyde. She was a lifelong resident of this community and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Mrs. Pittenger is survived by a son, Harry; daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Zellner and Mrs. Edward Stover; brother, Clyde Robinson, all of Willard; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at. 2 p.m. Monday in the Fink Mortuary. Burial will be in New Haven Cemetery.


JOHN HENRY PLETTNER
John H. Plettner, Waterloo, Neb., passed away at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 1963, at Dodge County Community Hospital in Fremont, Neb. He had reached the age of 72 years, 5 months and 23 days.   John was born Feb. 5, 1891 in Fulton County, Ohio, the son of Andrew and Katherine Weckesser Plettner. In 1913 he came to Exeter, Neb., to make his home. He was united in marriage to Nellie A. Miller on Dec. 2, 1914 at Exeter, Nebr., where they resided for 43 years. He farmed for *12s years, then moved to Exeter where he started a poultry hatchery. In recent years he has resided in the Waterloo vicinity where he was a partner with his two sons in the broiler business and farming, which he loved. He was an honest, hardworking, man of the soil. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church.
Surviving besides his wife, Nellie, are two daughters, Mrs. Rex (Betty) Jurgensen of Cordova, Neb.; Mrs. Curtis (Eyvonne) Clayton of Red Bluff, Calif.; four sons; Karl C. and Glen A. Plettner both of Valley; John Jr. and Joel A. Plettner of Waterloo; two sons-in-law and four daughters-in-law; one sister, Mrs. Emmett Douglas of Butte, Montana; one brother, Elmer Plettner of Sutton, Neb., and eighteen grandchildren.  He was *preceeded in death by his parents, three sisters and one granddaughter.

Funeral services for Mr. Plettner were conducted from the Swanson Funeral Home in Valley, Nebr. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Emmitt Bankert, Valparaiso, Ind. conducted the services and graveside services were conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp, Archbold, O. Interment was in the Prospect Hill cemetery, Elkhorn, Nebraska.  Attending from Archbold were: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graber, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Rupp, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ruger, Mr. and Mrs. Emery Sigg and Mr. and Mrs. Menno Rupp.

In Remembrance
JOHN HENRY PLETTNER, SR.
1891 - 1963

Services From
Swanson Funeral Home
Valley, Nebraska
Sunday, August 4, 1963 - 2:00 P.M.

Minister
Bishop Emmitt Bankert
Valparaiso, Indiana

Pallbearers
B. V. Behrendt, Ted Fox
John Bratka, Harry Holling
Lewis Doud, Glen Kahlandt

Interment
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Elkhorn, Nebraska



Mrs. Katie Plettner
IN MEMORIAM
 In loving memory of our dear Mother and Grandmother, Mrs. Katie Plettner, who passed away one year ago today, April 11, 1926.

 The blow was hard the shock severe, we little thought her death so near. So hard and sudden was the call, Of you dear Mother; loved by all Time was too short to say farewell: To those you knew and loved so well. Our aching hearts will always say: The best we had, has passed away.
 Her Loving Children and Grandchildren.
(Written by Mrs. Elmer Plettner.)


In Memory of
RHODA ANN PONTIOUS

DATE OF BIRTH
June 12, 1876

DATE OF DEATH
February 28, 1954

SERVICES FROM
Lauber Hill Church
Wednesday Afternoon Mar. 3
At 2:00 O'clock

MINISTER OFFICIATING
Rev. William Rupp

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Lauber Hill Cemetery


In Memory Of
Charles Bennett Pontious

Date Of Birth
AUGUST 8, 1875

Date Of Death
JANUARY 8, 1960

Services From
LAUBER HILL
REFORMED MENNONITE CHURCH
MONDAY AFTERNOON. JAN. 11
AT 2:30 O'CLOCK

Minister Officiating
REV. WILLIAM RUPP

Final Resting Place
LAUBER HILL CEMETERY

Services Held Monday for Charles B. Pontious
Charles Bennett Pontius, 84, died Friday afternoon at his home 314 W. Oak St., Wauseon, following a long illness.  A life long resident of Fulton County, Mr. Pontius was a retired farmer and railroader. A Spanish-American War Veteran, he was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed *Menninite Church.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Viola Bernath and Mrs. Mae Fouty of Delta, Mrs. Mary Hurst of Toledo, Mrs. Bertha Gorsuch, of Wauseon and Mrs. Grace Mohr of Swanton; two sons Orville of Morenci, Mich., and Kenneth of Wauseon; one sister Mrs. Lottie Roberts of Wauseon; 21 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. William Rupp officiating. Interment was made in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.



Nancy (Rychener) Rashley
MRS. NANCY RASHLEY
Nancy (Rychener) Rashley was born Oct. 7, 1874 in German Township, Fulton County, Ohio and passed from this life June 14, 1968, in her home, after a long illness. She was the first child of Daniel and Mary (Eckley) Rychener.  She was married to John M. Rashley on July 22, 1894. To this union were born seven children, five of whom survive to mourn her departure with her husband, John.  She united with the Reformed Mennonite Church in 1913 and remained faithful to her vows.
She was a patient, kind arid loving wife and mother, and the welfare of her family was uppermost in her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, two sisters and two children, an infant daughter and a son, Edwin, who died in 1917.  She leaves to cherish her memory, her aged companion, with whom she shared lifes joys and sorrows together for nearly 74 years, five children, three sons and two daughters, Vern and Dan of Wauseon; John Jr. of Tucson, Arizona; Mrs. Leva Shaffer of Wauseon and Mrs. Bertha Ernst of Delta; twelve grandchildren; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends.

91st Psalm
Beneath the shadow of thy wing,
I long to dwell dear Lord.
And to this sacred place I bring,
My Heart in sweet accord.
To live within that secret place,
So near to heaven's throne
'Tis there we find a Saviour's grace,
The greatest comfort known.
No dangerous foes are there to fear,
No wasting night or day.
The Lord Most High is ever near,
His angels guard our way.
God offers us *salavation free,
This sweet place of rest.
A port of safety it will be,
To all divinely blest.

Services were held Tuesday, June 18, 1968 in the Reformed Mennonite Church with the Rev. Henry Fisher officiating. Interment was in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.

Card of Thanks,
We sincerely thank all our friends, relatives and neighbors for all their acts of kindness, food, floral and memorial contributions, during the sickness and passing of our dear loved one. All are deeply appreciated.
The family of Mrs. Nancy Rashley

NANCY RASHLEY

DATE OF BIRTH
October 7, 1874

DATE OF DEATH
June 14, 1968

SERVICES
Tuesday - 2,:00 P. M.
June 18, 1968

Lauber Hill Reformed
Mennonite Church

MINISTER OFFICIATING
Rev. Henry Fisher

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Lauber Hill Cemetery



JOHN M. RASHLEY

DATE OF BIRTH
September 4, 1870

DATE OF DEATH
July 16, 1972

SERVICES
Wednesday - 3:30 P.M.
July 19, 1972

LAUBER HILL REFORMED
MENNONITE CHURCH

MINISTER OFFICIATING
Rev. Henry Fisher

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Lauber Hill Cemetery

John M. Rashley
Death Takes J. Rashley, .101
John M. Rashley, 101, of RD 2 Wauseon, one of Fulton County's oldest residents, died Sunday evening in his York township home east of Wauseon.  He was born in German township and moved into York township.  He was the father of the late County Commissioner Vern Rashley.  He was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church.

He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Mrs. Leva Shaffer and Dan Rashley, both of Wauseon, Mrs. Bertha Ernst, of Delta, and John Rashley, Jr. of Tucson, Arizona; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

 Services will be Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church with the Rev. Henry Fisher officiating and the interment will be in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.

JOHN M. RASHLEY
John M. Rashley was born Sept. 4, 1870 in German Township, Fulton County, Ohio and passed from this life, July 16, 1972 at his home for the past 75 years in York Township. He was the son of Joel and Susan (Yost) Rashley.  He was married to Nancy Rychener July 22; 1894. To this union were born seven children, four of whom survive to mourn his departure.

He united with the Reformed Mennonite Church in 1902 and remained faithful to his vows. He was a kind and patient father, his first desire was to serve the Lord, next the welfare of his family was uppermost in his life.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one brother, three sisters and three children: two sons, Vern, who died in 1971; Edwin, who died in 1917 and an infant daughter.  He leaves to cherish his memory four children: Dan of Wauseon, John, Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Leva Shaffer of Wauseon and Mrs. Bertha Ernst of Delta; twelve grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held, Wednesday, July 19, 1972 at 3:30 p.m. in the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church with the Rev. Henry Fisher officiating. The burial was in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.

The Laborer's Task Is O'er
Now the laborer's task is o'er
Now the battle day is past:
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyager at last.

There the tears of earth are dried:
There its hidden things are clear
There the work of life is tried
By a juster judge than here.

"Earth to earth and dust to dust"
Calmly now the words we say.
Left behind, we wait in trust
For the resurrection day.

Card Of Thanks
The family wishes to express their thanks and appreciation to all who in any way extended kindnesses to them at this time. All were deeply appreciated. The Family of John M. Rashley
 



JAMES REYNOLDS
James Allen Reynolds, son of Albert and Elsie (Rupp) Reynolds, was born October 20, 1938, near Pettisville Ohio, and passed away Sept. 6, 1956.  Being the oldest of 7 children, he could share many happy and pleasant experiences with his younger brothers and sisters and aged grandfather, Simon Rupp, who shared his home with the family all his life. By the joys and sorrows of life, grandfather and grandchildren were drawn very close together.  However, God saw fit to break this close family tie by allowing a tragic accident to take the life of Jim at the age of 17 years, 10 months and 17 days. His death came as a result of a motorcycle accident in which he and one of his neighbor chums were involved near Continental, Ohio, where they had gone to visit some of their boy friends.  James was taken in an unconscious condition to Defiance Hospital, and remained in that condition for several hours until he passed on to be with his Maker.

James accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his tender years and was received by baptism into the West Clinton Mennonite Church. He was a quiet and reserved boy and his agreeable nature helped him win many friends in his employment which put him in contact with many people.

Remaining to mourn their tragic loss are his grief stricken parents; three brothers, Roger, Ronald and Jerry; three sisters, Shirley, Marlene and Charlene, and Grandpa Rupp, besides many other relatives and friends.  Although so sadly missed by loved ones, yet his sudden passing has served to remind all who knew him that our future rests with God and how essential it is that we make our peace with Him before He calls. By God’s grace we will bow down in submission and say, “Thy will be done.”

“No one heard the footsteps of the angel drawing near,
Who took from earth to heaven the one we loved so dear;
No one knows the silent heartache, only we who lost can tell,
Of the grief that’s borne in silence for the one we loved so well.

“For him the trials of life are done
His task is over now;
But we will say a prayer for him and touch his manly brow.
But we will follow where he goes and meet him over there
And clasp his hand by God’s command where skies are always fair,
So though we shed a tear for him who’ll sleep beneath the sod
We’ll not forget that he is now within the arms of God.”





Card of Thanks
 We wish to express our sincere thanks for all the kind deeds, prayers, cards, gifts and flowers, and all aid given us during the loss of our loved one. May the Lord bless you all.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Reynolds and Family,
and Simon Rupp.


Clyde W. Rice
Clyde W. Rice', 57, RR5, Wauseon, died suddenly Friday afternoon at his home. He had been picking corn and was returning to his - home when he suffered a fatal heart attack.  Mr. Rice also worked as a floor mechanic laying floor covering for many years, He was a veteran of World War II.

Survived by his wife, Esther; two sons, Stephen of Gainesville, Fla. and Andrew of Tiffin, Oh.; three daughters, Margaret of Las Vegas, Nev., and Rachel of Bowling Green and Barbara, at home; two brothers; Milton and Howard of Archbold and sister, Mrs. Lester (Thelma) Austermiller of West Unity.

Services were held at St. John's United Church of Christ on Monday, March 3 at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Gary R. Hodges. Burial in the Archbold Cemetery, Grisier's Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

IN MEMORY OF
Clyde W. Rice

Born
October 22, 1917
Archbold, Ohio

Passed Away
February 28, 1975
Wauseon, Ohio

Services
St. John's United Church
of Christ
Monday, March 3, 2 p.m.

Officiating
Dr. Gary R. Hodges
Pallbearers
Ed Wyse, Jerry Rice
Joe Nofziger, Ronald Rice
Lowell Rice, Ben Bock

Interment
Archbold Cemetery

In Charge Of Services
Grisier's Funeral Home


DOUGLAS LEE RICH
Douglas Lee Rich was born May 26, 1942, the first child of Clarence and Wanda Rich of *Archbod, O. He died instantly on October 22, 1956 of injuries resulting from being dragged through the woods by his horse. He enjoyed many hours riding and training the horse in the past several years. He recently received his novice license for sending and receiving code.  Doug was a member of the freshman class and a participant in the concert and marching band at *Archbod high school. He was active in the Sunday school program at Zion Mennonite church.

Other members of Doug's immediate family are Phillip, 9, Mary Ellen, 6 and Karen, 3. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Lugbill, Archbold and Mr. and Mrs. John Rich, deceased.
Services were held at the Zion Mennonite church on October 25, 1956 in charge of Rev. P. L. Frey.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to thank everyone for your sympathy and kindness in our time of sorrow.
Clarence and Wanda Rich
The Sylvanus Lugbill Family


Vivian Richter
From The Blade Correspondent
 NAPOLEON. 0., April 3  - Vivian Richter, a native of Toledo and resident of Napoleon for 20 years, died today in her home.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Order of Eastern Star.  Surviving are her parents, .Mr. and Mrs. Walter Richter, Napoleon.
Services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday in Walker Mortuary with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.

Vivian Richter

Passed Away: April 3, 1965

Member of First Presbyterian Church
and Order of Eastern Star, Napoleon

Funeral Services:
Walker Mortuary, Napoleon, Ohio
Tuesday, April 6, at 2:00 p. m.

Words of Comfort by:
Dr. John. W. Halsey, Pastor
First Presbyterian Church, Napoleon, O.

Pallbearers:
Larry Brown , Dewan Rozell
Walter Huston, Walter E. Watkins
Dr. James Moden Jr., Edwin Wyrick

Final Resting Place:
Forest Hill Cemetery, Napoleon



Theophilus Riegsecker
Frieda Goldsmith Riegsecker
 Theophilus Riegsecker, son of Christian and Anna Riegsecker, was born near Archbold, Ohio on June 6, 1864, and died July 14, 1942 at the age of 78 years, 1 month and 18 days.

And his companion, Frieda (Goldsmith) Riegsecker, daughter of Peter and Sophia Goldsmith, was born near Basil, Switzerland on May 27, 1879, and died July 13, 1942, only 20 hours before her husband, at the age of 63 years, 1 month, and 16 days.  On Jan. 10, 1899, they were united in marriage and this union was blessed with 8 sons ,and 1 daughter. One son Samuel and 4 grandchildren preceded them in death. Together they leave to mourn their loss: seven sons: Harmon of Wauseon, Ohio; Lewis of Archbold, Ohio; Edward, Clarence, Benjamin, Theophilus jr., Glen; and one daughter Carrie (Mrs. Amos Mast), all of Fayette, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

Theophilus was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters. He leaves one brother Christian and one sister Mary Short, both of Archbold, O.

Frieda was also preceded in death by her parents, two half-brothers, and leaves one brother, John of Toledo, Ohio, and three sisters: Louise (Mrs. Mott Hill) of Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Nofziger of Archbold; Sophia (Mrs. Joseph Rashley) of Delta, Ohio; her stepmother, Mrs. Alberta Goldsmith, seven half-brothers: Jacob of Fayette, Ohio; Ernest, Harry, Peter, Jesse, Samuel, Edwards, and two half sisters: Arminda (Mrs. Amiel Waldvogel) and Almeda (Mrs. Alva Weber) all of Wauseon, Ohio.

For some time their health had been failing, both suffering from arterial *scherodis, and on July 2, Theophilus suffered a stroke of paralysis after which he steadily declined until he passed away. Frieda, who was alone with her husband when he suffered the stroke, was greatly shocked, which brought about coronary failure resulting in her death.

Soon after their marriage they accepted Christ as their Saviour and united with the Mennonite church near Archbold, Ohio, of which they were members at the time of their death.   The family is greatly shocked and keenly feel their loss, but are confident that it is their Eternal gain.

“Parents dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on Earth you are no more;
 Still in memory you are with us.
 As you always were before.
 'Neath our eyes you slowly faded
Growing day by day more frail;
Till God in his Heavenly wisdom
Called you gently home,”







Card of Thanks
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted during the illness and bereavement of father and .mother, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Riegsecker.
The Daughter and Sons



Rites Friday for Alta Robinson
Mrs. Alta M. Robinson. 72, died suddenly Tuesday morning, at the home of Phillip Laver, in Pettisville, where she was employed.
A lifelong resident of Pettisville, Mrs. Robinson was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Wauseon.
Surviving are a son Harold Emmons, of Lima; one brother, Alfred Smith of Rochester, New York; and one grandchild.
 Funeral services will be conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Pettisville Cemetery.

In Memory Of
ALTA M. ROBINSON

Date Of Birth
DECEMBER 16, 1886

Date Of Death
SEPTEMBER 29, 1959

Services From
THE EDGAR FUNERAL HOME
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, OCTOBER 2
AT 2:30 O'CLOCK

Minister Officiating
REV. ROBERT KRAMP

Final Resting Place
PETTISVILLE CEMETERY



ELDEN E. ROTH
Elden E. Roth, son of Alva and Martha (Seidner) Roth, was born on June 25, 1915 near Wauseon, Ohio, and passed from this life on January 18, 1974 in Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, following surgery for a back injury. His age was 58 years, 6 months and 23 days.  As a young man be was baptized on confession of faith, and became a member of the Mennonite Church where he remained faithful until death.  On February 23,1937 Elden was united in marriage to Emma Stamm. Together they toiled and shared the joys of life for over 36 years. Their home was blessed with five sons.

They farmed for eight years in the Archbold area, then purchased a farm near Stryker, Ohio. Besides farming he was an electrical contractor and founded the business firm by the name of Elden Roth, Electric Company. His five sons have all followed in his footsteps by being in the electrical field.

After Elden felt the call of the Lord to help in the spread of the Gospel in the 50th state, Elden, Emma and two sons, Carl and Rollin, moved to Hawaii in i962. After many years of planning, the H. O. V. Evangelical Community Church was started in February 1972. Being erected by donated labor and contributions, he himself labored many hours on the church besides holding down a full time electrical job.  Before the church was completed, he was called to be with the Lord. His funeral services were held in this new structure filled with an overflow crowd which included his sons and their wives.

He leaves to remember him: his loving wife, Emma; five sons: Alva and his wife Joyce of Archbold; Wayne and his wife Mary Alice of Stryker; Lowell and his wife Betty of Archbold; Carl of Archbold; Rollin of Captain Cook, Hawaii; eleven grandchildren; nieces and neighbors and many friends.

My Testimony
Once my heart was tossed with sin. No room for Jesus there within; I loved the world and all its mirth; My treasures only on this earth. Then Jesus came along one day and found me on the “broad highway”; He beckoned me to come to Him, said He would free me from all sin. I shook my head and went astray boasting I’d turned Him away; He did not scorn as he left me there but hung His head in anxious prayer.  At last my prayer was crushed with grief – to Christ I came to find relief; He pardoned my every wayward sin then entered my soul to reign within, Now I am free, and on my way to my Heavenly Home and Endless Day! To wear a starry crown up there on Streets of Gold, in a Mansion fair!  -- Mabel Harris

Card of Thanks
We want to thank each one for all the kindness shown to us during our recent sorrow. Many thanks for your prayers, cards and gifts and every expression of sympathy.
Also many thanks for all the prayers, gifts, Christmas greetings and get well cards, that you sent during the time our dear one was in the hospital and ill at home. May God richly bless you all.
The Family of Elden Roth


Joseph Roth
Joseph Roth son of Nicholas and Mary Roth was born near Stryker, Ohio, June 3, 1895, and departed from this life at the Wauseon hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, July 9, 1952 at the age of 57 years, one month and 6 days. Death came after a brief illness due to a heart condition and his sudden passing was strongly felt in the community.  On January 18, 1921, he was united in marriage with Sarah Short who *preceeded him in death December 13, 1950. Born to this union were six children: Vera (who died in infancy); Verda of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Clela, Dorwin, and Herbert at home; and Janice (Mrs. Joe Freyenberger) of Wayland, Iowa.  Also left to *morn their loss are two brothers, Daniel of Stryker, and John of Archbold, and six sisters, Mrs. Barbara Crossgrove, Archbold, and Lydia, *Elizebeth, Katie, Magdalene and Fanny at home near Stryker. Two other sisters also *proceeded him in death.

Having confessed Christ as his personal Savior, he united with the Mennonite Church where he still retained his membership at the time of death. In many ways life seemed to present problems through his lifetime but he seemed to be able to meet them with courage and even shortly before death still expressed the hope he had in Christ. For this hope we feel confident his eternal future is that of joy. He was respected by his neighbors and loved by his children who will sadly miss him in the home.

BECKONING HANDS
Beautiful hands at the gateway tonight,
Faces all shining with radiant light;
Eyes looking down from yon heavenly home,
Beautiful hands of a mother whose love
*Sacrified life her devotion to prove;
Hands of a father to memory dear,
Beckon up higher the waiting ones here.

Brightest and best of that glorious throng,
Center of all and the theme of their song, ,
Jesus, our Savior, the pierced One stands, . ,
Lovingly calling with beckoning hands;. .
Beautiful hands, beckoning hands,
Calling the dear ones to heavenly lands
Beautiful hands, beckoning hands,
Beautiful, beautiful beckoning hands.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for the many kind and thoughtful acts of friends, neighbors, and, relatives during the illness and death of our Father.
The Joseph Roth Family
 

MRS. JOSEPH N. ROTH,  (SARAH SHORT ROTH)
Mrs. Joseph N. Roth, 56, died in Wauseon hospital, Wednesday morning, Dec. 13, of burns received while doing baking at her farm home west of Archbold, Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Roth used a piece of paper to wipe up some grease when a kettle of lard boiled over.
As she threw the paper into the stove, the flames flared up, igniting her clothing.
Mrs. Roth ran to the phone, summoned a neighbor, Mrs. William Leupp, who came to aid, finding Mrs. Roth’s clothing nearly burned off.
Mrs. Roth was taken to the Wauseon Hospital in Short’s ambulance. Mrs. Roth was alone in the house when the accident occurred.
Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite church Saturday morning, conducted by Revs. Simon Stuckey, Ray Sauder and Wyse Graber, Interment in Lockport cemetery.
Surviving are husband, three daughters: Verda, Ft. Wayne, Clella and Janice, Archbold; two sons: Dorwin and Herbert; mother, Mrs. Nancy Short, Stryker sisters: Mrs. Freeman Aeschliman, Mrs. Raymond Short, Miss Martha Short all of Stryker; brother, Maurice Short, West Unity.

SARAH SHORT ROTH
Sarah Short Roth, daughter of Christ S. and Nancy Short, was born near Stryker, Ohio, June 6, 1894 and departed this life Dec. 13, 1950, aged 56 years, 6 months, and 7 days.  Death came in the form of a tragedy when fire in the home caused her to receive severe burns which proved fatal the following morning.  On Jan. 18, 1921, she was united in marriage to Joseph Roth, and to this union were born six children, one of whom preceded her in death.  Her sudden departure leaves to mourn, her sorrowing husband, two sons, Dorwin and Herbert at home, three daughters, Verda of Ft. Wayne, Ind. Clela at home and Janice, who is attending school at Goshen; Indiana. Also left to mourn are her aged mother (Mrs. Nancy Short of Stryker, Ohio), three sisters, Mrs. Freeman Aschliman and Martha, also of Stryker, Mrs. Raymond Short of Archbold, Ohio, and one brother, Maurice, of West Unity, Ohio, besides many other relatives and friends.  In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until her death. She was a loving wife and mother, much concerned about her family and her careful Christian teaching will be long remembered by the children.

SAFELY HOME
I am home in heaven, dear ones,
Oh, so happy and so bright;
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief are over,
Every restless tossing past,
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

There is work still waiting for you
So you must not idly stand.
Do it now while life remaineth,
You shall rest in Jesus’ Land.

When the work is all completed
He will gently call you Home;
Oh: the rapture of that meeting,
Oh: the joy to see you come.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the many neighbors, friends, and relatives who assisted us so faithfully through the tragedy of our Dear Mother's death and burial and in our bereavement. Also for the many sympathies expressed through flowers, gifts, letters, cards, and the carolers.
Joe Roth and Children



*RUSSEL W. ROWE
1893-1965

Services
THE WESCHE FUNERAL HOME
NAPOLEON, OHIO
2:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST l8, 1965

Officiating
THE REV. N. B. WIERWILL

Final Resting Place
LOCUST GROVE CEMETERY
RIDGEVILLE CORNERS, OHIO

Military Honors By
WARD L ADAMS POST NO. 454
AMERICAN LEGION

*Russell W Rowe
*Russell W. Rowe, 72, Ridgeville Corners, died in his sleep at his home early Sunday.
Deceased spent his lifetime in the Ridgeville community. He was a World War I veteran, member American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.  Survived by his wife, Minnie; one son, John, Lakewood; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Naveau, Napoleon; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mae Nagel, Defiance.

Services, Wednesday, 2 p.m., in Wesche Funeral Home, Napoleon conducted by Rev. N. B. Wierwill, St. John's United Church of Christ, Archbold. Burial in Locust Grove cemetery. Military service conducted by Ward L. Adams Post 454, American Legion.



AMOS RUFENACHT
Amos, Son of John and Barbara Rufenacht, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1873, and died March 26, 1954, at the age of 80 years, 3 months, and 3 days.  On Nov. 30, 1899, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Short. They shared with joy the common adventures of life until this union was broken by the death of his wife on March 25, 1943, she preceding him by 11 years and 1 day.
This union was blessed by the birth of four children: Glen, Jesse, Mary and Ruth.  In his younger years he accepted Jesus Christ by faith as his personal Saviour and Lord, and united with the Central Mennonite church and abode in this faith and union until death.  He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, four brothers and one daughter Ruth.  There remain to mourn his departure: two sons, one daughter, all residing near Archbold, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.  After the death of Mother, Mary remained with him and faithfully cared for him until his death, which came after a lingering illness of about two years duration. He was a faithful and devoted father and will be greatly missed by his family and all others who knew him.

Funeral services were held at the home and at the Central Mennonite Church, March 30, 1954, conducted by P. L. Frey, Jesse Short and Henry Wyse. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

“No one heard the footsteps”
 Of the angel drawing near,
 Who took from earth to Heaven
 The one we loved so dear.
 Into Heavens mansions he entered,
 Never to sigh or weep,
 After years with life’s struggles
 Father has fallen asleep.”

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all neighbors, friends, and relatives for sympathy and help given during the sickness, death, and burial of our beloved father.
Mary Rufenacht,
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Rufenacht and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rufenacht and family.


ELVERDA L. RUFENACHT
 Elverda Lorene Nofziger, daughter of Moses and Ida Nofziger was born near Wauseon, Ohio. November 3, 1922, passed away June 16, 1954, at the age of 31 years, 7 months and 13 days.
 She had suffered from Lymphatic *Lukemia for over 6 months, spending a number of weeks at the Wauseon hospital and at the Simpson Memorial hospital at Ann Arbor, Michigan where she passed on to be with the Lord.   She became a Christian in her early youth and was baptized and united in marriage to Maynard Rufenacht with whom she shared life’s joys and sorrows for a little over eight years. They were blest of the Lord with three children, 1 daughter, Jean Kay, 2 sons, Jimmy Lee and Corwin Dale.   She is survived by her devoted companion, her three children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Nofziger, 3 brothers, Clifford, Wayne and Daryl of Wauseon, 3 sisters Kathryn (Mrs. Glenford Short) of Archbold, Ohio, Ilva (Mrs. Chauncey Grieser) of Wellston, Ohio, and Bernice of Wauseon, Ohio, besides many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother.
 Her *afffliction came upon her very suddenly and at times suffered greatly yet she bore it patiently by the grace given her of God. All that medical science and loving hands could do for her could not avail and the Lord took her out of her suffering and gave her rest. Her radiant personality won her a warm place in many hearts and a host of friends. Her Christian testimony was a challenge to all who came in contact with her and caused many to think seriously of life and eternity.  She was a devoted companion, a loving mother, a respected neighbor and friend to all who knew her, and will be greatly missed in the home, the church and the community.

So silently her soul did go
As falls the snowflakes on the snow.

So quietly her gentle breath
Gave up her body unto death.

So sure her spirit went, so strong,
We wished that we might go along.

Card of Thanks
 We wish to express thanks to the many friends who have assisted us in any way during the long illness, death and burial of our loved one.
Maynard Rufenacht and Children
The Moses Nofziger Family.

IN MEMORIAM
 In memory of our loving wife and mother, who was called to her eternal home June 16, 1954.

I think we’d smile instead of weep,
 If we could see them there
So safe for all eternity,
 So safe from every care.
I think we’d fear our *lonliness,
 Without a mournful thought,
If we could realize the joy
 That her home-coming brought.

Maynard Rufenacht and children.



Gideon Ruger, 94 taken by death
Gideon W. Ruger, 94, Archbold, died Thursday morning at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold where he had resided the past eight years since his health began failing. He was born near Archbold, living his entire lifetime in this area. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church – Lauber Hill.

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Willard (Ann) Gearig, Mrs. Wallace (Catherine) Collamore, both of Archbold and Mrs. Nelles (Pearl) Roth of Wauseon, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Sunday at the Reformed Mennonite Church - Lauber Hill with Rev. Robert Meyer and Rev. Earl Beaverson officiating. Interment was in Lauber Hill Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

IN MEMORY OF
Gideon W. Ruger

Date of Birth
October 2, 1881

Date of Death
January 15, 1976

Services
Reformed Mennonite Church
Lauber Hill
Sunday, January 18, 2:30 p.m.

Officiating
Rev. Robert Meyers
Rev. Earl Beaverson

Pallbearers
Grandsons

Interment
Lauber Hill Cemetery

Arrangements by
Short Funeral Home

TO DAD
How we'll miss his loving presence
Miss his fond caress
Sort of spent his life a sowin'
Seeds of happiness;
Doin' little things for others,
Helpin’ where he could,
Never makin much pretension,
Always doin' good.

Home for him, was all of livin’
Filled his heart with pride
And his doors were always open,
Latch strings hung outside,
Folks who came were always welcome,
Loved to have them round,
Wanted much of joy and laughter,
Seemed to love the sound.

Had his cares and had his troubles,
Same as all of us,
Figured them a part of livin',
Never made much fuss.
Made the best of all God gave him,
As through life he went
Ever toiling, giving, taking, kind,
And provident.

Vain the tribute we would pay
Him, words cannot express
What it meant to have him with
Us, and our thankfulness;
Sweet the memory, he has left
Us, though our hearts are sad,
Great the blessing that was given
Just to call him "Dad.”



Alta (Merillat) Rupp
(1961)Services Today For Mrs. Alta Rupp; Injured In Car Crash
Mrs. Alta Rupp, 57, Defiance, died Sunday, Sept. 17 at Toledo Hospital of injuries received in an auto accident Aug. 20.  Her husband the late Chris. Rupp injured in the same accident, preceded her in death two weeks ago.  Deceased spent her lifetime in the Archbold community and in Defiance.  Survived by four daughters: Mrs. Denver (Ilene) Rupp, Stryker; Mrs. Gerald (Edith) Mobley, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Martin, Defiance and Sharon at home; six grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Ted Warner, Napoleon; Mrs. Orville Sheffer, Wauseon; Mrs. William Bonnell, Sand Creek, Mich.; Mrs. George Hayes, and Mrs. Howard Grieser, Wauseon; Mrs. Raleigh Conrad, Addison, Mich.; five brothers, Walter Merillat, Bryan; Vern Merillat, Mt. Vernon; Francis Merillat, Wauseon; Orville Merillat, Adrian and Kenneth Merillat, Lambertville, Mich. Services will be held Wednesday, Sept 20, 2 p.m., at Evangelical Mennonite church, Rev. H. E. Bertsche, officiating. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. Body will be removed to church from Grisier's at noon, Wednesday.

Chris. E. Rupp Dies From Crash Injuries (Sept. 3, 1961)
Chris E. Rupp, 60, Defiance, died Sunday evening at Toledo hospital from injuries received in an auto-truck crash Aug. 20, on U.S. 20 and Rt. 295.  His wife, Alta, was the only other occupant at the time of the accident and is at Toledo hospital with broken pelvis and arm fractured in three places. She will have to undergo surgery on her arm before she can be released.  Mr. Rupp was born in West Unity, and with his wife lived in Defiance 10 years. He is survived by his wife, Alta, four daughters: Mrs. Denver (Ilene) Rupp, Stryker; Mrs. Gerald (Edith) Mobley, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Martin, Defiance; and Sharon, at home; six grandchildren; four brothers, Levi E., Fayette; Earl E. Pioneer; Reuben E., Bryan; Glenn E. Archbold.

Services were held at the Evangelical Mennonite Church, Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. H. E. Bertsche. Interment in Pettisville cemetery.



AMANDA (Wyse) RUPP
 Amanda Rupp, daughter of Christian J. and Magdalena Wyse was born near Archbold, Ohio, September 18,1884 and departed this life at Detwiler Memorial hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, March 6, 1953. Age 68 years, 5 months and 21 days.  At an early age she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church remaining faithful until the end.  She was united in marriage to Daniel L. Rupp, July 3, 1902 and to this union nine children were born. Emerson who preceded her in death; Mrs. Milton Schantz, Archbold, O.; Ralph W. Pettisville, O., Alfred, Wauseon, O.; Mrs. Wildon Stubbins, Morenci, Mich.; Mrs. Kenneth Bachman, Fayette, O.; Mrs. Oakley Short, Archbold, O.; Virgil, Wauseon, O.; and Mrs. Denver Bachman, Wauseon, O.  There is to mourn her departure: husband; 8 children; two brothers: William, Sarasota, Fla., Dan. E., Archbold, O.; and three sisters: Mrs. Ezra Short, Archbold, O.; Mrs. L. B. Frey, Pettisville, O.; Mrs. Lewis Britsch of Archbold, O.; 23 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to give our sincere thanks to our neighbors and relatives and to the Short Funeral Home and many others for their kindness shown us at the time of death of our loved one. We wish to thank the Wauseon Convalescent Home for the excellent care given mother during her stay at the home.
Mr. Dan. L. Rupp
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Schantz and family
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rupp and family
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Rupp and family
Mr. and Mrs. Wildon Stubbins
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bachman and family
Mr. and Mrs. Oakley Short and family
Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Rupp and family
Mr. and Mrs. Denver Bachman and family

MRS. DAN. L. RUPP - (AMANDA (Wyse) RUPP)
Mrs. Dan. L. Rupp, 68, Wauseon, died Friday, March 6, in Wauseon hospital. Surviving are her husband; five daughters and three sons: Mrs. Milton Schantz, Mrs. Oakley Short, Archbold; Mrs. Wildon Stubbins, Morenci; Mrs. Kenneth Bachman, Fayette; Mrs. Denver Bachman, Wauseon; Ralph, Pettisville; Alfred and Virgil, Wauseon; 23 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; sisters: Mrs. L. B. Frey, Pettisville; Mrs. Lewis Britsch, Mrs. Ezra Short, Archbold; brothers: Dan. Wyse, Archbold; Wm. Wyse, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral services were held at West Clinton Mennonite church, Sunday, March 8, at 2:30, conducted by Revs. Olen Nofziger, D. L. Sommers and E. B. Frey. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.



In Memory Of
BETTY ANNE RUPP

Date Of Birth
April 21, 1929

Date Of Death
June 22, 1980

Services
Reformed Mennonite Church
Lauber Hill
Wednesday, June 25, 3 P.M.

Officiating
Rev. Robert Myers

Pallbearers
“Nephews”
Kevin Rupp, Keith Lauber
Lowell Rupp, Jerry Lauber
Duane Rupp, Richard Rupp

Interment
Lauber Hill Cemetery

Arrangements By
Short Funeral Home

In Memory
A poem written by Betty Ann Rupp's niece, Patty Rupp, in memory of her.

Betty -
As a little girl I remember when
You’d pull your toys out from the den
We'd play for awhile and then
We'd swing on the porch till maybe ten
Your time you was always willing to lend
It always seemed you liked to be teased
Sometimes you wouldn't seem too pleased
But after everything was all ceased
It was a smile on your face that you'd release.
A warm "hello” to all you'd greet
You'd always remember everyone you'd meet
We did not always understand your beat
But in everyone's heart, you were always neat.
To Fairlawn Haven, one day you came to stay
For you, this was a brand new-way
Quadco became part of your day
On Friday's you'd come and show me your pay.
I realized then, you weren’t so different
To everyone there a love you sent
Helping the helpless you went
Winning their hearts, in which now there will be a dent.
But now we know your* in a much better place
And you will still have that smile upon your face
And down the golden halls, your footsteps will still race
But for us here, we will miss your pace.

CARD OF THANKS
Our heartfelt thanks to all who remembered us with prayers, cards or any acts of kindness in the death of our sister Betty Anne.
Especially do we thank all those at Fairlawn Haven Nursing home who helped brighten her days these past three years. Also Quadco and staff where she loved to work.
The family of Betty Anne Rupp.



EDWARD RUPP
Edward Rupp, born near Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1879, was called to his Eternal Home in the early morning of Dee. 9,1950 at the age of 71 years, 2 months and 12 days. Death occurred after a prolonged illness which he endured with godly patience.  His entire life was lived in the vicinity of Archbold. Beginning his early career on the farm, he soon entered into the Furniture and Undertaking business from which ill health caused him to retire about five years ago. Retirement did not prohibit him from doing worthwhile things except as he was limited by failing strength. Possessed of determination and courage that was gladly sacrificial, he carefully exercised his sincere, quiet disposition for the good of those he knew. His public and private life was more often lived than spoken. We know him as one who spoke softly and carefully, sympathized profoundly, helped and lead willingly, always coveting approval without favor.  Early in life he received Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour, was baptized and became a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Archbold, remaining faithful unto death. 'During his membership he served in many offices of the church including chairman of the building committee responsible for the building of the present structure.  He leaves to mourn: one daughter, Kathryn (Mrs. Reuben Short); three granddaughters -- Karen, Rhoda, and Ann; three brothers -- Albert, Elmer and Peter, all of Archbold; three sisters – Marian (Mrs. Amos Neuhauser) of Bluffton Ind., Mrs. Priscilla Neuhauser and Lydia Rupp of Archbold besides many other relatives and friends.  Preceding him in death were his wife, one son, one sister, and three half-brothers.

When the body is afflicted,
And your work you cannot do,
Just remember through each trial
That the Lord takes care of you.

Though in body you may suffer,
That you almost may despair,
If you ask the blessed Saviour,
Sufficient grace to you He'll share.

So in sunshine or in shadows,
In your joys or in your care,
Always trust the blessed Saviour,
He will all your burdens bear.

Card of Thanks
It is difficult to express adequate thanks and appreciation to God and man for the kindness shown during the illness, death, and burial of father. We are mindful of the Iiberal kindness and comfort extended by relatives and friends and take this opportunity to offer our hearty thanks. May each be comforted through Jesus Christ.
 

Edward Rupp Rites Monday
Edward Rupp, 71, died at his home in Archbold, Saturday morning after being ill for the past 10 weeks. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Mennonite Church, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. H. E. Bertsche, pastor. Burial in the Rupp cemetery.  Survived by his daughter, Mrs. Reuben Short, three grandchildren; three sisters: Mrs. Amos Neuhauser, Bluffton, Ind., Mrs. Priscilla Neuhauser, and Lydia Rupp of Archbold; three brothers: Albert, Elmer and Peter.  For many years Edward Rupp was active in Archbold's business community, operating with his brothers, the Rupp Furniture & Undertaking Co. Twenty years ago he disposed of his interests in the Undertaking business and retained his interest in the furniture business until about four years ago when he retired. He was interested in Rupp's Archbold Hatchery and similar enterprises in Wauseon and other communities, a number of year ago. He served as a member of the village council and was active in civic community and church affairs and was widely known having many friends in this and adjoining communities. His kindly disposition and ability to make friends proved a great asset in his desire to help develop Archbold and community. He was a son of the late Rev. Dan Rupp who was pastor of the Mennonite church for many years. Edward Rupp spent his entire lifetime in this community.



Elizabeth B. Rupp
Mrs. Elizabeth B. Rupp, 89, RR1, Archbold, died early Tuesday morning at the Fulton County Health Center where she was a patient one week. She had resided at Northwest Care Center, Wauseon, April 1-June 1, when she moved to Fairlawn Haven.  Born near Lansdale, Pa., she lived in the Archbold area 67 years and was the widow of the late Rev. Wm. J. Rupp, minister of Reformed Mennonite Church, Lauber Hill, for many years.

Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Fern) Lauber and Betty Rupp, both of Archbold; four sons, John H. Rupp of Fayette; Ervin W. Rupp of Archbold; Vernon Rupp and William J. Rupp, both of West Unity; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and one brother, Harry Godshall of Lansdale, Pa.

Services will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at Reformed Mennonite Church-Lauber Hill conducted by Rev. Robert Meyers. Burial in the Church Cemetery. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

IN MEMORY OF
Elizabeth B. Rupp

Date of Birth
September 10, 1888

Date of Death
September 13, 1977

Services
Reformed Mennonite Church
Lauber Hill
Friday, September 16, 2:30 p.m.

Officiating
Robert Meyers

Pallbearers
Grandsons

Interment
Lauber Hill Cemetery

Arrangements By
Short Funeral Home


In Memory of
Frances Rupp

Born
December 16, 1888
Henry County, Ohio

Died
February 28, 1956
Wauseon, Ohio

Services
Grisier's Funeral Home
Friday, March 2, 1956, 2:00 p.m.:
Officiating
Rev. William J. Rupp

Final Resting Place
Archbold Cemetery


In Memory Of
IRENE M. RUPP

Date Of Birth
May 27, 1913

Date Of Death
January 24, 1984

Family Service
Short Funeral Home
Friday, January 27, 1 P.M.

Memorial Service
Evangelical Mennonite Church
Friday, January 27, 3 P.M.

Officiating
Pastor Charles Zimmerman
Pastor Michael Goble

Pallbearers
"Nephews"
James Stevens, James Rupp
Marlin Gearig, Kevin Rupp
Marvin Yackee, Jerry Lauber

Interment
Lauber Hill Cemetery



Maurice M. Rupp Services Tuesday
Maurice M. Rupp, 55, 13105 Ravine Trail, Ft. Wayne, Ind., died unexpectedly of a heart attack, Saturday, April 27 while addressing the Gideon International Convention at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Deceased spent his youth in Archbold, graduated from High School in 1924, became associated with Brotherhood Mutual Life Insurance Co., when organized in 1939, was one of founders and became president in 1957. He was president of Indiana Security Investment Corp., Central Agency Co., Underwriters Investment Corp., Rose Garden Manor, Inc., and also co-owner of R&M Holding Co., and Rupp Investment Co.  He was secretary of Ft. Wayne Bible College and active in or a director of Winona Lake *Christan Assembly; 0riental Missionary Society, Ford Philpot Evangelistic Association; Spanish Evangelistic Crusades; Grace Bible Institute Omaha, Neb., and was widely known as a Gideon speaker.

Survived by his wife, Ilva; two brothers, Elroy M. Rupp, Delta, and Virgil D. Rupp, Greenville, S. C., and one sister, Mrs. Earl Short, Delta.

Services were held at First Missionary church, Ft Wayne, Tuesday, 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Cornelius Vlot. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens.



SARAH ANN (Rashley) RUPP
Tuesday, July 22, 1958
OBITUARY OF MRS. SARAH ANN RUPP
Sarah Ann Rashley, daughter Of David and Katherine (Rupp) Rashley was born in Fulton County, Ohio August 13, 1880, and passed from this life July 13, 1958 after a brief illness in the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, Ohio. She had reached the age of 77 years and 11 months.
On Dec. 7, 1899 she was united in marriage to Irvin Rupp in Wauseon. Their marriage was blessed with the birth of two sons and one daughter.  She was a member of the First Christian Church of Wauseon for 34 years and a life long resident of Fulton County. Mrs. Rupp was *preceeded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister.  She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Alta Porter, Wauseon; two sons Allen Rupp, Bowling *Preen, Ohio and Veryl Rupp, Suffolk, Va.; three grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Boyers, Wauseon and Mrs. Ella Rowe, Toledo.
Services were held Wednesday, July 16, 1958 in the Penrod Funeral Home, Wauseon with the Rev. M. Dale Humbert and the Rev. Clyde Hunter of Bowling *Breen officiating and the interment was made in the Wauseon Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We sincerely thank all the relatives, friends and neighbors for all their kindnesses during our bereavement. We especially thank Dr. H. E. Whitacre, Dr. Stuart Smith, the staff and nurses of Wood County Hospital, the Rev. M. Dale Humbert, the Rev. Clyde Hunter, the soloist, the ladies of the Christian Church, the Penrod Funeral Home and the donors of the beautiful flowers. All were greatly appreciated.
 The family of Mrs. Sarah Rupp

Rites Wednesday for Mrs. Sarah Ann Rupp
Mrs. Sarah Ann Rupp, 77, passed away in the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green, Sunday evening after a brief illness.  She was a native and life long resident of Fulton County and was making her home at the time of her death with her daughter, Mrs. Alta Porter. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Wauseon.  Mrs. Rupp is survived by two sons, Allen Rupp, Bowling Green, Ohio and Veryl Rupp, Suffolk, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. Alta Porter, Wauseon; 3 granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Liddia Boyers, Wauseon and Mrs. Ella Rowe, Toledo.
Services will be Wednesday at 2:30 P. M. in the Penrod Funeral Home, Wauseon with the Rev. M. Dale Humbert and the Rev. Clyde Hunter of Bowling Green officiating. Interment will be in the Wauseon cemetery.



Simon Roth Rupp
Simon R. Rupp, son of Jacob F. and Eilza Rupp, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, June 4, 1889, and departed this life at his late home near Union City, Penn., July 18, 1942, at the age of 53 years. Death resulted from peritonitis due to a cancerous condition of the bowels from which he suffered for the past several years.  In 1921 he was united in marriage to Blanche Davenport. To this union were born two sons who died in infancy, and two daughters. His parents and one brother Samuel preceded him in death.  He leaves to mourn his departure: his companion and daughters, Ruth Jane and Lettie Jean; five brothers; Henry, Enos, Harmon, Jacob and Adam, four sisters: Mrs. Rosa Beck, Mrs. Lydia Schmucker, Mrs. Mary Wyse, and Mrs. Fannie Severson, and a host of relatives and friends.  He accepted Christ in early life and was a devoted husband and father. He was well known in the community and was respected by all who knew him.

"Not now but in the coming years
 It may be in the better land;
 We'll read the meaning of our tears,
 And there, sometime, we'll understand.”

Card of Thanks
The family and relatives wish to express their appreciation to all who have helped during this time of bereavement. Funeral services conducted at Rupp's Funeral Home in Archbold, Ohio by E. B. Frey and P. L. Frey; text *Reb. 9:27 and Psa. 23.



Sam. C. Rupp, 69, Crushed Under Truck Wheels
Sam C. Rupp, 69, Elmira crushed to death Wednesday evening at about 5:30 by a truck loaded with feed on the farm of his son Ray A. Rupp, east of Burlington.  Mr. Rupp, a retired farmer, was assisting Herbert Short in hauling feed to the Ray Rupp farm and had driven the truck near the barn and got out of the cab, asking Mr. Short to back the truck into the barn.  Mr. Rupp walked to the rear of the truck and when Mr. Short was backing the truck slowly into the barn, Mr. Rupp was crushed under the dual rear wheel.
What happened is unknown but R. K. Vogel, Fulton County coroner who investigated and determined the death as accidental, said Mr. Rupp may have stumbled and fell beneath the truck or suffered a heart attack.  Mr. Vogel said it did not appear that Mr. Rupp was struck by the truck. Dale Trigg, deputy sheriff, of Fulton County investigated the tragedy and Archbold's Rescue Squad was summoned to the scene of the accident. Mr. Short said he felt nothing unusual when backing the loaded truck.  Deceased spent his lifetime in this community and retired from farming a few years ago.  Survived by his wife, Verna, three sons, Ralph, Bryan; Charles, Fayette; Ray A., Archbold; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Roth of Fayette and Alice, Adrian, Mich.; two brothers, Rev. Wm. J. Rupp, Archbold; Menno Rupp, Wauseon; three sisters, Mrs. Emery Sigg and Mrs. Harvey Graber, both of Wauseon and Mrs. Charles Ruger of Archbold and 15 grandchildren.
Services were held at Grisier's and at Ev. Mennonite church, Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev, H. E. Bertsche. Burial in Floral Grove cemetery, West Unity.

In Memory Of
Sam C. Rupp

Born
August 17, 1889
Archbold, Ohio

Date Of Death
December 3, 1958
Archbold, Ohio

Services
Sunday, December 7, 1958
Grisier's Funeral Home, 2:00 p.m.
Evangelical Mennonite Church
2:30 p.m.

Officiating
Rev. H. E. Bertsche

Final Resting Place
Floral Grove Cemetery
West Unity, Ohio


IN MEMORY OF
Vernie F. Rupp

Date of Birth
October 25, 1889

Date of Death
January 14, 1976

Services
Evangelical Mennonite Church
Saturday, January 17, 11:00 a.m.

Officiating
Pastor Charles L. Zimmerman
Pastor Roger Andrews

Pallbearers
Grandsons

Interment
Floral Grove Cemetery
West Unity, Ohio

Arrangements by
Short Funeral Home

Vernie Fay Rupp rites held Sat.
Mrs. Vernie Fay Rupp, 86, of Archbold, died Wednesday afternoon at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold where she had resided the past nine years since her health began failing. She was born near West Unity, living in the West Unity and Archbold areas her entire lifetime. She was the widow of Sam C. Rupp and was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church, in Archbold.  She is survived by three sons, Charles of Fayette, Ralph of Stryker, and Ray A. of Archbold; two daughters, Alice Rupp of Adrian, Michigan, and Mrs. Florence Roth of Archbold; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Floyd Bowman, of Deland, Florida and Orville Bowman of Cape Carol, Florida; and one sister Mrs. Ed (Leona), Meier, of Swanton.  Services were held on Saturday at the Evangelical Mennonite Church with Pastor Charles L. Zimmerman and Pastor Roger Andrews officiating. Interment was in Floral Grove Cemetery near West Unity.  Short Funeral Home in Archbold was in charge of the arrangements.



WILLIAM J. RUPP
William J. Rupp, son of Moses and Anna Weckessor Rupp, was born January 24, 1887 in German Township and passed away March 1, 1973 at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, Ohio, at the age of 86 years, 1 month, 5 days.  He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Godshall of Montgomery County, Penna., February 3, 1910. They made their home on the State Road, U.S. 20 for many years, engaged in farming.
In May, 1918, they were United with the Reformed Mennonite Church. He was placed in the ministry in 1924 and as Bishop in 1941, which he served faithfully in the calling.  Preceding him in death *were one daughter, Viola May Quillet, May 8, 1947. Also two brothers, Mose Jr. and Samuel, and two sisters, Sarah Ruger, and Emma Ruger.  Survivors include his wife Elizabeth, four sons: John H. of Fayette; Ervin W. of Archbold: Vernon G. of West Unity, and William Jr. of West Unity. Two daughters, Fern (Mrs. Kenneth Lauber), Archbold, and Betty Ann at home.  Also surviving are one brother, Menno of Tedrow; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Graber, Archbold, Mrs. Anna Sigg of Tedrow; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces.

Farewell, our loving father
You have served us long and well;
And tho, now our hearts are breaking
And, with tears our sorrow tell.

Yet, look beyond the shadows
to the brighter scenes above;
And we thank our Heavenly Father
To have known your care and love.

You did point us to the Master
In your daily walk and strife;
And we know your prayers ascended
That we, too, might enter life.

Now we speak you free, dear father
In the duties which you owed;
As you enter now the harvest
There to reap what you have sowed.

Our loss, to you is gain, dear father
And tho we suffer now in pain;
Thru the love of our dear Saviour
May we in Heaven unite again.




Card Of Thanks
We wish to thank the many friends and relatives for their kindness shown to us during the illness, death, and burial of our husband and father. For the many prayers, and floral offerings and memorial gifts, and other expressions of sympathy. To Fairlawn Haven for their services, and extra kindnesses shown to father during his lengthy illness. We have not the words to express our gratitude.
The Wm. J. Rupp Family

IN MEMORY OF
Rev. William J. Rupp

Date of Birth
January 24, 1887

Passed Away
March 1, 1973

Services
Reformed Mennonite Church
Lauber Hill
Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m.

Officiating
Rev. Henry Fisher
Rev. Robert Myers

Pallbearers
Grandsons

Interment
Lauber Hill Cemetery

Arrangements by
Short Funeral Home


MRS. W. M. RUPP (Katie B. ROTH)
Mrs. Wm. C. Rupp, 61 passed away early Saturday morning, Oct. 5, 1946, in her home near Wauseon after a short illness due to heart trouble. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:00 in Central Mennonite church with Revs. Henry Wyse, Ed. Frey and Jesse Short in charge. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are husband, one step-daughter Mrs. Ivah Wyse, one daughter Mrs. Lester Miller, step-son Henry of Wauseon, three sons, Levi W., Archbold, Glenn, Smithville, O., and Harold at home, 16 grandchildren, step-great-grandchild, and brother Mr. Dan. P. Roth, Elmira.



IN MEMORY OF
Wilbur F. Rupp

DATE OF BIRTH
February 22, 1914

DATE OF DEATH
July 2, 1964

SERVICES
Sunday – 2:30 P.M.
July 5, 1964

PENROD FUNERAL HOME
Wauseon, Ohio

MINISTERS OFFICIATING
Rev. William J. Rupp
Rev. George M. Miller

FINAL RESTING PLACE
Wauseon Cemetery


LEWIS RYAN  (1952)
Lewis Ryan, 60, Fulton county commissioner, died suddenly of a heart attack, Thursday noon, Jan. 20, a few miles from his Delta home. Services were held Sunday afternoon at Penrod funeral home, Delta, conducted by Rev. Jesse Frey at Brailey. Burial in Winameg cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Orpha, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Marion Thompson, Delta, a sister, Mrs. William Harrington, Lima. Deceased was Fulton county commissioner for seven years; served as president Society, was widely known as an auctioneer, owned several farms and had other business interests.


A MEMORIAL RECORD
for the FRIENDS & RELATIVES of

Jacobina Rychener

Born
March 6, 1860

Died
April 24, 1949

Age 89
 

MRS. HENRY RYCHENER
Mrs. Henry Rychener, 89, passed away in her home in Pettisville, O., Monday morning, April 24, 1949, having been ailing since the first of December. The body is at home and funeral services will be held in Central Mennonite church, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m., Revs. H. Wyse, J. Short, P. B. Lantz officiating. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are five sons: Clarence, William and Marcus of Pettisville, Raymond of Buffalo, N.Y., Jesse of Columbus, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, Samuel and Joseph of Holden, Missouri.



MRS. SARAH (Nafziger) RYCHENER
Sarah Rychener, daughter of John and Anna Magdalena (Raber) Nafziger, was born in Hickory, Co., Missouri, on March 20, 1885, died at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, Ohio, November 4, 1964, aged 79 years, 7 months and 15 days. Her mother died when Sarah was eight years old, at which time she was taken into the home of Preacher Henry Rychener. At the age of 12 she moved with them from Missouri to Fulton Co., Ohio. On July 21, 1907, she was united in marriage to Harvey H. Rychener. Together they shared life's joys and sorrows for over 57 years.

To this union were born three sons and two daughters. In about 1909 she confessed Christ, was baptized, and became a member of the Mennonite Church in Fulton Co., Ohio. She was a faithful member of the West Clinton Mennonite church at the time of her death. She maintained a steadfast faith in God and often expressed her submission to God's will and her readiness to depart at His call.  On June 30, 1964, she suffered a stroke and was taken to the hospital. She recovered sufficiently to be taken to Fairlawn Haven on July 20, where she resided until her death.

She is survived by her husband Harvey H. Rychener; two sons, Elden and Glen, both of Pettisville, Ohio, and two daughters, Dorothy, Mrs. Freeman Short of Archbold, Ohio and Gladys, Mrs. Sherm Taylor of Defiance, Ohio. One son died at birth. Other survivors include 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Simon Klopfenstein of West Unity, Ohio and Mrs. Levi Witmer of Ft. Wayne, Ind. and many other relatives and friends.

Services were held at Short Funeral Home and West Clinton Mennonite church Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. E. B. Frey, Rev. Carl Smeltzer, Rev. Elden Merillet. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank those who assisted in any way during the death and burial of Mother. The many kindnesses and expressions of sympathy are deeply appreciated. We are grateful also to those who helped at Fairlawn Haven to give Mother comfort and care during her illness.
Mr. Harve Rychener
Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Short
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon (Tom) Rychener
Mr. and Mrs. Glen Rychener
Mr. and Mrs. Sherm Taylor

In Memory Of
Sarah Rychener

Born
March 20, 1885

Date of Death
November 4, 1964

Services
West Clinton Mennonite Church
Saturday, November 7, 1964
2:30 p. m.

Ministers In Charge
E. B. Frey, Carl L. Smeltzer, Elden Merillat

Pallbearers
Richard Short, Phil Rychener, Gerald Short, James Rychener, David Short, Jack Rychener, Tom Rychener, George Taylor

Interment
Pettisville Cemetery

Conducted By
Short Funeral Home