John Edwin Gingerich, 88, of Milford, Ind., passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, March 9, 2014.
He was born Oct. 8, 1925, in Howard County, Ind., to Albert and Salome (Troyer) Gingerich. He married Mary Ellen Schlabach in LaGrange on Feb. 28, 1946.
John has lived in Nappanee for 58 years. He was a retired Dairy farmer. He was a member of Salem Mennonite Church. John was always willing to help those in need.
He is survived by his wife; daughters: Carolyn (Jerry) Helmuth, Wakarusa, Ind.; Audrey (Eldon) Miller, Nappanee, Ind.; Jane (Art) Hershberger, Dillwyn, Va; sons: Merrill (Lola) Gingerich and Phillip (Jane) Gingerich, both of Milford; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; sister: Martha (Henry) Plank, Arthur, Ill.; brother: Walter (Martha) Gingerich, Arthur; and sister-in-law: Fran Gingerich, Kokomo, Ind.
He was preceded in death by a grandson: Kevin Miller; two great-grandchildren: Trent Martin and Emily Kauffman; and a brother: Joe Henry Gingerich.
Visitation will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday , March 12, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. There will also be a visitation from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, at Salem Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, March 13, at the church, with Terrill Yoder, and Jerry Helmuth officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to Goldenrod or the Donor’s choice.
He was born March 27, 1937, in Cromwell, Ind., to Merle F. and Garnet Alice (McDonald) Holderread.
He grew up in Milford, Ind., and graduated in 1955 from Milford High School. In 1955 he married Margaret Scroggins who preceded him in death. On July 18, 1964, he married Bettye Evans who preceded him in January 2009.
He retired from Patriot Homes as an electrician after many years of service and formerly worked at several other RV manufacturing companies in the area. He lived in Elkhart for many years until he moved to Mishawaka.
He formerly attended the Dunlap United Methodist Church in Elkhart.
He is survived by three sons: Rick (Jerri) Holderread, Goshen, Ind.; Dave (Nancy) Holderread, Lansing, Mich.; and Roger Holderread, Goshen; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; two sisters: Carol (Jake) Jackson, Nappanee, Ind.; and Jean Holderread, Arlington, Texas; and a brother: Tom (Jolene) Holderread, Milford.
He was preceded by his parents and two sons: Charles and Robert Holderread
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Pastor Joe Smith of the church officiating. Private family burial will take place in the Milford Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Dick Holderread Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home 1001 S. Huntington St. Syracuse, IN 46567.
He was born May 4, 1956, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, to Tomas Medina Llamas and Refugia Castillo Becerro. He married Elena Medina on Sept. 4, 1976.
For 20 years he owned and operated Medina’s Body Repair in Milford.
Jose is survived by six children: Frank (Tania) Medina, Junior (Katie) Medina, Anna (Daniel) Moro, Nancy (Jonathan) Garcia, Karina (Ivan) Esparza and Alexa Medina, all of Goshen, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and six siblings: Manuel (Isabel) Medina, Rafael Medina, Maria Luisa Medina, Juan (Estela) Medina, Guadalupe Medina and Micaela Medina.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in the funeral home.
Cremation will follow the service.
Wilma ‘Faye’ Bradley, 64, of Prestonsburg Ky., and formerly of Milford, Ind., passed away Dec. 22, 2013, at Paul B. Hall Medical Center in Paintsville, Ky.
She was born Sept. 10, 1949, in Prestonsburg, to Ulysses and Eunice Wright. After retiring from Chore-Time Brock, she moved to Kentucky in 1996 to be closer to her children. She was an avid collector of Longaberger baskets and dishes and she loved to shop QVC and HSN. She also loved dogs of all sorts and spending time with her grandson.
She is survived by her two children: Tonya Foley, Wooton, Ky.; and Rod (Trish) Foley, Prestonsburg; one grandson: Tristan Reed; four brothers: Ell ‘Doug’ Wright, Milford; David ‘Moe’ (Kim) Wright, Milford; Jim Wright, Cromwell, Ind.; Danny Wright, Milford; and three sister: Sybil (Curt) Bradley, Florida; Virginia (Andres) Garza, Florida; and Sylvia Wilson, Florida.
She was preceded in death by her father and mother; her sister: Rosemary Morgan; and brothers: Robert and Kenneth Wright.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Mishler Funeral Home, Milford. Funeral services will take place at 12 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at the funeral home. Burial will follow immediately after at Milford Cemetery.
Faye Bradley passed away Dec. 22, 2013.
There will be a celebration of life for Faye Bradley at noon Saturday, Jan. 11, at Mishler Funeral Home, Milford, Ind., with burial to follow in the Milford Cemetery. Family and friends can gather two hours prior to the service.
Eldon J. Sorensen, 83, of Milford, Ind., passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
He was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Milford to Emil and Edna (Wheeler) Sorensen. He married Nola Morehouse who preceded him in death on April 20, 2004.
Eldon was a lifetime area resident who worked many years for Phend & Brown and delivered the South Bend Tribune to local readers for over 25 years. He worked hard and enjoyed watching NCAA basketball and was a member of the Milford Christian Church.
He is survived by four children: Devon (Mary) Sorensen, Three Rivers, Mich.; Mark (Lorinda) Sorensen, Lafayette, Ind.; Craig (Patty) Sorensen, Huston, Texas; Jeffrey “Squeak” Sorensen, Milford; and seven grandchildren: Brandi, Nathan, Adam, Tyler, Amy, Stacy, Haley; and one great-granddaughter: Megan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife: Nola; and three brothers: Elmer, Dale and Ray.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at Mishler Funeral Home, Milford, and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Milford Christian Church. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church with Pastor Stephen Leininger officiating. Burial will follow in Milford Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Milford Christian Church.