Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

October 24, 2013

Lena M. Fricke

Lena M. Fricke

May 16, 1913-Oct. 21, 2013

GOSHEN — Lena M. Fricke, 100, died on Monday at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

She was born in Chicago, Ill. May 16, 1913, the eldest child of Jacob and Annie Swierenga Molter.

She married Edward Fricke in Chicago Jan. 12, 1935. He preceded her in death June 10, 1942.

She is survived by a daughter, Leanne (Ronald) Schertz of Peoria, Ill; son, James Edward (Dorothy) Fricke of Lititz, Pa.; five grandchildren, James Edward (Karen) Fricke II, Christine Fricke (Anthony) Traini, Robert (Julia) Fricke, Kathleen Schertz (Todd) Yoder and Suzanne Schertz (William) Denneen; 13 great-grandchildren; and her brother, Jacob Molter Jr. of Bensonville, Ill.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents, three sisters and five brothers.

Prior to her marriage, she was employed by Continental Casualty Company in Chicago, Ill. Following the death of her husband, she and her children moved to Goshen in 1945, where she worked at Goshen College, ultimately as secretary to President Paul Mininger.

In 1959 she was employed by Menno Travel Service to manage the Goshen office of that company. In 1964 she was employed by Rieth-Riley Construction Company as executive secretary to the three Rieth brothers. She retired in 1979 and moved to Greencroft in Goshen.

She was raised and educated in the Dutch Reformed Church. She joined the Chicago Home Mission Mennonite church in 1935. Upon moving to Goshen in 1945, she became a member of the College Mennonite Church, where she was a lifelong member of the Crusaders’ Sunday school class.

Cremation has been accorded. Burial of ashes will be at Forest Home Cemetery in Forest Park, Ill. at a later date.

Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Meethinghouse of Greencroft, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. service Saturday in the Koinonia Room of College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Randy Roth, Greencroft Chaplain and the Rev. Willie Kanagy of College Mennonite Church, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Greencroft Foundation, P.O. Box 819, Goshen, IN 46527-0819 or to College Mennonite Church.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with the funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • OBT GN0724 Washington obit photo Gordon Lee Washington GREENSBORO, N.C. — Gordon Lee Washington, 87, died Saturday. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday in the Memorial Chapel of First Presbyterian Church, 617 N. Elm St., Greensboro. The family will receive guests immediately following the

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0724 Guyas obit photo George R. Guyas SYRACUSE — George R. Guyas, 83, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Saturday at Miller’s Merry Manor in Syracuse. He was born Dec. 11, 1930 in Defiance, Ohio, to Joseph G. and Winona Marie (Gloor) Guyas. He grew up in Ohio, attended public schools there and mov

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frances L. Medlock GOSHEN — Frances L. Medlock, 82, passed away from leukemia at 11:50 a.m. Sunday at the Courtyard in Goshen. She was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Crabtree, Ark., to Celestial and Jessie (Sanders) Hoyle. Frances is survived by a daughter, Lawana (William) Medl

    July 23, 2014

  • Jeffery Wegener LAGRANGE — Jeffery Wegener, 53, died Tuesday at home. He married Linda Justice Dec. 16, 1989 in LaGrange. Survivors include his wife, Linda Wegener of LaGrange; sons, Willis (Tara) Caldwell of Shipshewana, Jason (Denine) Caldwell of Goshen and Brando

    July 23, 2014

  • Esther I. Cripe GOSHEN — Esther I. Cripe, 99, Ind. 15 south, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Wednesday morning at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. On Oct. 25, 1941, she married Noble “Toby” Cripe. He died Jan. 29, 1976. She is survived by three daughters, J

    July 23, 2014

  • Donald Schrock GOSHEN — Donald Schrock, 84, died July 13 at Heritage Point, Mishawaka. Friends may call two hours prior to the 4 p.m. celebration of life service Sunday at Maple City Chapel, Goshen. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with arrangements.

    July 23, 2014

  • Arrangements pending for July 24, 2014 These arrangements and services appeared in the July 24, 2014 edition of The Goshen News.

    July 23, 2014

  • OBT GN0723 Williams obit photo David Jay Williams SYRACUSE — David Jay Williams, respectfully known as “Uncle Fred”, 69, passed away Thursday at his residence on Lake Wawasee. He was born on March 5, 1945 in Goshen, to Richard Darby and Louise (Ecklebarger) Williams. He is survived by his daughter,

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0723 Espinoza obit photo Jason James Espinoza ELKHART — Jason James Espinoza, 42, passed away Sunday morning, from injuries he received in a motor vehicle accident. Jason was born Jan. 17, 1972 in Goshen, to Rudy I. Espinoza and Janet (Pletcher) O’Brien. Jason leaves to cherish his memory a son

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBT GN0723 Hardesty obit photo Charles H. Hardesty GOSHEN — Charles H. Hardesty, 79, died at his home Tuesday morning. He had been ill the past year. He was born in Goshen Dec. 1, 1934, to Jesse L. and Helen (Cripe) Hardesty. On Dec. 25, 1952 he married Shirley Stauffer in Goshen. She survives along

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Disabled Veterans Memorial Nearing Completion
Poll

Last weekend (July 12) the Goshen Parks Department held its Kid’s Try-athlon to promote childhood fitness and this week (July 18) the new bicycle trail is open to the fairgrounds in Goshen, offering residents a healthy way to get to the annual agriculture exposition. Have you joined the local fitness movement?

Yes, I work at eating healthy and exercising
No, I am happy with my fitness level
Changing my diet and exercise frequency is a work in progress
     View Results