Goshen News, Goshen, IN

August 6, 2013

Berneta Ruth (Wittkamper) Beiswanger

March 28, 1929-Aug. 2, 2013


— SOUTH MILFORD — Berneta Ruth (Wittkamper) Beiswanger, 84, went to be with her loving Jesus early Friday morning at Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

She was born to Joseph and Agnes (Mock) Wittkamper in Elwood, March 28,1929. She graduated from Wendell Wilkey High School in Elwood with the class of 1947. She lived in South Milford for the past 50 years.

Mrs. Beiswanger was employed by Hadley and Sharp Law Firm as a legal secretary, but was a homemaker and mother for much of her life’s work. She was an Avon sales representative for 25 years, officer and member of Home Extension Club of LaGrange County for 25 years and a member of  South Milford Church of Christ.

She loved to sing and play hymns of praise on the piano. She had an incredible gift of playing by ear to any music.

She is survived by her son, David Beiswanger of South Milford; daughter and a son-in-law, Christine and Glenn Stutzman of Goshen; and daughter-in-law, Sue (Jim) Mertz of Pretty Lake; siblings, Ferrill (Joan) Wittkamper of Elwood, Dwight (Marilyn) Wittkamper of Anderson, and Marvin (Jill) Wittkamper of Elwood; grandchildren, Dane (Chantel) Beiswanger, Drew (Naomi) Beiswanger, Danielle Beiswanger, Brandon (Lindsay) Stutzman, Bradley (Tiffany) Stutzman and Brady (Andrea) Stutzman; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her former husband, Eldon Beiswanger; son, Dorane Beiswanger; brothers, Loren Wittkamper, Maurice Wittkamper and Eldon Wittkamper; and sister, Louise Jordan.

A memorial service will take place Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at South Milford Church of Christ.

Brazzell Funeral Home, Avilla Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Visit brazzellfuneralhome.com to leave online condolences for the family.