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Obituaries

March 19, 2014

Eugene Ray Hershberger

Eugene Ray

Hershberger

April 18, 1941-March 18, 2014

NAPPANEE — Eugene Ray Hershberger, age 72, died unexpectedly at 1:41 p.m. Tuesday while walking near his home.

He was born April 18, 1941 in Bremen, to Ezra and Laura (Schmucker) Hershberger.

He married Ida Mae Schrock Nov. 25, 1961 in Nappanee. She survives along with three sons, Wendell Hershberger, Wakarusa, Daryl (Lena) Hershberger and Trent (Sheila) Hershberger, both of Nappanee; two daughters, Dawn (Dave) Kuhns, Sullivan, Ill., and Eugina (Andy) Royster, Goshen; 19 grandchildren; five great-granddaughters; brother, Lamar (Clara) Hershberger, Nappanee; three sisters, Margaret Borkholder and Luella (John) Gladieux, both of Bremen and Donna (Dan) Joldersma, Goshen.

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

Mr. Hershberger retired from Borkholder Buildings and retired as a 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.

Family and friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. service Friday at Bethel Conservative Mennonite Church, Nappanee.

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.

Memorial contributions may be made to World Missionary Press or Christian Aid Ministries.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Sign the online guest book at www.tlyfh.com.

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