Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

July 17, 2013

Henry A. Herschberger

March 19, 1930-July 16, 2013

GOSHEN — Henry A. Herschberger, 83, died Tuesday at 8:38 p.m. at IU Goshen Health Hospital.

Henry was born March 19, 1930, in Nappanee, to Ananias and Drucilla (Yoder) Herschberger.

On Sept. 23, 1951, Henry married Wilma Fern Troyer. She died July 8, 2012.

Henry is survived by four sons, Larry (Mary) Herschberger of Middlebury, Hank (Melody) Herschberger of Goshen, Titus Herschberger of Golden, Colo., and Wes (Janelle) Herschberger of Millersburg; daughter, Christena (Courtney) Stump of Goshen; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ura (Sarah) Herschberger of Arthur, Ill., David (Frieda) Herschberger of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, and Omer Ray Herschberger of Niles, Mich.; sister, Fannie Mae (Jacob) Helmuth of Lovington, Ill.; and a brother-in-law, Levi Diener of Arcola, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two sisters, Laura and Verna Viola.  

As an adult, Henry was a farmer for many years before beginning to deliver gas for Pyrofax Gas. He later became the branch manager for the Goshen facility. He owned and operated a food stand at Peddlers Village called the Ice Cream Palace before purchasing and operating Town & Country Appliances in 1979.

Henry was involved in jail services, Gideon’s International and was an active member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.

There will one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Ben Shirk.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Gideon’s International.

Messages of condolence for the family may be shared at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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