Nappanee Obituaries

Marjorie M. Snyder

Marjorie M. Snyder, 84, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 3:50 p.m., Monday, April 21, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bremen, Ind.

She was born Feb. 13, 1930, in Nappanee, to Millard and Freida (Kuehm) Snyder. Marjorie lived her lifetime in Nappanee.

She is survived by a sister: Stella Hurley, California; and a brother: Don Hurley, California.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Union Center Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Open Door, Family Christian Development Center, or the Elder Haus.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Hochstetler

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Hochstetler, 94, formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 5 a.m., Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Cardinal Center in South Bend, Ind. She had moved to Cardinal Center 6 weeks ago from Hubbard Hill Retirement Home.

She was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Michigan to Harvey and Lovina Kauffman. Elizabeth moved to Nappanee from Illinois when she was 21 and had lived there most of her life. She was married to William Hochstetler in August 1941. He preceded her in death.

She was a housewife and a member of First Mennonite Church. She had also been a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Elizabeth enjoyed needlepoint and quilting, also playing board games, cards and bingo.

Surviving are her sons: Paul William (Helen) Hochstetler, South Bend, Ind.; Charles Alan (Leann) Hochstetler, Mission, Kansas; Roger Eugene (Sidney) Hochstetler, Ballwin, Mo.; a grandson: Blake Hochstetler, South Bend, Ind.; great-grandchildren: Paul Bradley and Emma Katherine Hochstetler; and a number of step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son: Robert Hochstetler in 1945; sisters: Laura Miller, Katie Eichor, Mattie Pothoff; and brother: Eddie Kauffman.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at First Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 26, at First Mennonite Church. Reverend Janet McFall-Brown will officiate and burial will be in South Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Mennonite Church.

Fred Roger Johnson Jr.

Fred Roger Johnson Jr., 47, of Fishers, Ind., formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed Thursday, April 17, 2014, at IU Medical Center, Indianapolis, Ind., after a brief illness.

He was born Aug. 22, 1966, in Elkhart, Ind., to Fred and Beverly (Fisher) Johnson.

Fred was a 1984 graduate of North Wood High School. He graduated from Ball State University. He was a member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity at Ball State and served as their president. Fred enjoyed being with family and friends and loved sports.

He is survived by a son: Ian Johnson, Fishers; his parents; grandmother: Joy Johnson, Nappanee; and his former wife: Joyce Johnson, Fishers.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Fishers United Methodist Church. A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. Reverend Josh Ditmer and Reverend Paul Newman/Jacobs will officiate. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Union Center Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Thompson-Lengacher Yoder Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be given to Ian Johnson College fund.

Earl E. Schmucker

Earl E. Schmucker, 85, of 25123 CR 54, Nappanee, died at his daughter’s residence, at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, of natural causes.

He was born Dec. 31, 1928, in Marshall County to Eli M. and Mary (Yoder) Schmucker. On Nov. 20, 1952, he married Mary E. Miller. She preceded him in death.

Mr. Schmucker was a lifetime area resident. He was a factory worker and a Bee Keeper. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

He is survived by his sons: Elmer (Katie) Schmucker, Garnett, Kansas; Raymond Schmucker, Irvington, Ky.; John (Donna) Schmucker, Nappanee; Howard (Lisa) Schmucker, Eugene (Mary) Schmucker, both of Bremen, Ind.; daughters: Etta (Larry) Borkholder, Milford, Ind.; Clara Yoder, Shipshewana, Ind.; Ruth (Lyle) Hochstetler, Ligonier, Ind.; Dorothy (Merlin) Yoder, Nappanee; Judy (Maynard) Hostetler, Topeka, Ind.; 76 grandchildren; 115 great-grandchildren; brothers: Vernon (Katie) Schmucker, Honduras; Mahlon (Martha) Schmucker, Owen (Norma) Schmucker, both of Bremen; Ivan (Sadie) Schmucker, Nappanee; and sisters: Ruby (Lester) Byler, Erma Schmucker, both of Nappanee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son-in-law: Merle Yoder; daughter-in-law: Fern Schmucker; grandsons: Jonathon and Kenneth Schmucker; great-granddaughter: Janelle Renae Schmucker; and a sister: Lizzie Ellen Schmucker.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 9,  and all day Thursday, April 9, at the Merlin Yoder residence located at 25115 CR 54, Nappanee. Funeral services will also be at this residence at 9:30 a.m., Friday, April 11. The Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.

Ethel Mae Anglin

1277546_profile_picEthel Mae Anglin, 90, of Bradenton, Fla., and formerly of Nappanee, Ind., passed away at 9:10 pm, Friday, March 28, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 16, 1923, in Colby, Kan., to George W. and Mary (Robinett) Gould. On Sept. 12, 1945, she married Olen Anglin in Nappanee. He preceded in death March 10, 2009 .

Mrs. Anglin was a 1941 graduate of Nappanee High School. She then attended University of Indianapolis for two years and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Finley, Ohio.

She was a lifetime area resident until moving to Florida in 2007. She had taught week day religion education for 14 years at Nappanee Elementary School. For 9 years she was a Fuller Brush salesperson. Ethel Mae was a member of Nappanee Missionary Church and a former member of Mt. Tabor Church of God.

She is survived by a son: Lanny (Kathy) Anglin, Columbus, Ohio; a daughter: Judy (Robert) Douglas, Sarasota, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Paul (Judy) Gould, Granger, Ind.; and Glen Gould, Clinton Township, Mich.

She was preceded in death by brothers: Everett, Joseph and Robert “Bob” Gould.

Visitation is from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 3, at Nappanee Missionary Church Chapel. The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Stony Point Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Nappanee Missionary Church or the Week Day Bible Class.

Eugene Ray Hershberger

Eugene Ray Hershberger, 72, of Nappanee, Ind., passed away unexpectedly at 1:41 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, while walking near his home.

He was born April 18, 1941, in Bremen, Ind., to Ezra and Laura (Schmucker) Hershberger. He married Ida Mae Schrock on Nov. 25, 1961, in Nappanee.

Mr. Hershberger retired from Borkholder Buildings and was also a retired minister from Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church, where he was still a member. He taught Sunday School for many years and volunteered at World Missionary Press. He enjoyed auctions and recycling, birds and anything outdoors. He also enjoyed his walks. Mr. Hershberger loved to help others.

He is survived by his wife; three sons: Wendell Hershberger, Wakarusa; Daryl (Lena) Hershberger and Trent (Sheila) Hershberger, both of Nappanee; two daughters: Dawn (Dave) Kuhns, Sullivan, Ill.; Eugina (Andy) Royster, Goshen, Ind.; 19 grandchildren; five great- granddaughters; one brother: Lamar (Clara) Hershberger, Nappanee; three sisters: Margaret Borkholder, Bremen; Luella (John) Gladieux, Bremen; and Donna (Dan) Joldersma, Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law: Freemon D. Borkholder.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, at the church. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 21, at the church. Bishop Lyle Miller and the church ministry will officiate. Burial will be in the Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Kuhns, Jonny Kuhns, Benji Hershberger, Scott Hershberger, Bryce Hershberger, Craig Hershberger, Zachary Royster, Travis Royster and Lance Royster.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.