GOSHEN — Maurine C. Sawatzky, 93, died unexpectedly late Wednesday night at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.
She was born April 9, 1920 in Peoria, Ill., to Ernest and Catherine (Stieglitz) Bauer.
On Aug. 4, 1953, she married Reynold Sawatzky at Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church.
He survives with two daughters, Renee Sawatzky, Ithaca, N.Y. and Nila R. Sawatzky, Goshen; and a brother, Royal Bauer, Goshen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Margaret Ackermann; and a brother, Walter Bauer.
A 1949 graduate of Goshen College, Mrs. Sawatzky lived in Morton, Ill., Hesston, Kan., Dubuque, Iowa, Kennett, Mo. and Baltimore, Md. before retiring to Goshen in 1982. She was a member of College Mennonite Church and an elementary school teacher.
Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Tuesday at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Rev. Pamela Yoder will officiate.
A family graveside service will be conducted at Violett Cemetery in Goshen.
Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Central Committee.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a message of condolence for the family, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.