Goshen News, Goshen, IN


June 21, 2013

Ida Riegsecker

July 28, 1922-June 21, 2013

GOSHEN — Ida Riegsecker, 90, formerly of Middlebury, died at 10 a.m. Friday at IU Health Goshen Hospital. She had been in declining health for the past year.

She was born July 28, 1922 in Elkhart County, to Sam and Sarah (Yoder) Troyer.

On Dec. 9, 1943 at Griner Mennonite Church, she married Vernon Riegsecker, who survives.

Other survivors include her two daughters, Jan (Joe) Yoder of Middlebury, and Vert (Dennis) Miller of Goshen; five sons, Gene (Judy) Riegsecker, Glen (Jeanne) Riegsecker and Gary (Carolyn) Riegsecker, all of Goshen, Dale (Shirley) Riegsecker of Middlebury, and Jim (Marilyn) Riegsecker of Millersburg; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edith Hershberger of Goshen; four brothers, Ora (Mary) Troyer, Elroy (Alberta) Troyer, Floyd (Joyce) Troyer and Sam Troyer, all of Goshen.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Shelly Watts; a great-grandson, Anthony Riegsecker; a sister, Ada Steury; and two brothers, Alvin and Howard Troyer.

Ida was a homemaker and a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church, where she was active with the sewing circle. She was active with Adriel School and Wycliffe Associates, volunteered at Menno-Hof, the MCC Relief Sale and MDS. She was a very hospitable lady and loved cooking, sewing, quilting, flower gardening and spending time with her children, grandchildren and family. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.

There will also be one hour of viewing prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by the Revs. Ben Shirk and Joe Yoder.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Wycliffe Associates, Adriel School or GNS/USA of Middlebury.  

Online condolences may be left for the family at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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