Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 26, 2013

Fern Yontz

June 26, 1916-June 25, 2013

— GOSHEN — Fern Yontz, 96, died early Tuesday morning at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

She was born June 26, 1916 in Tofield, Alberta, Canada, to Noah and Minnie (Holderbaum) Leinbach.

She married Amos D. Yontz, April 8, 1939 in Goshen. He died Aug. 22, 1995.

She is survived by a son, Rick (Mary) Yontz, Goshen; daughter, Carolyn (Elmer) Yoder, Goshen; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Herendeen, Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Larry Yontz; three sisters, Catherine Walters, Louida Mishler and Irma Shank; six brothers, Maurice, Lloyd, J.R., Kenneth, Gerald and Russel Leinbach; and a grandson, Shaun D. Yontz.

A Goshen resident since 1921, Mrs. Yontz was a charter member of Benton Mennonite Church and a longtime volunteer at Greencroft.

She worked as a seamstress.

Friends may call Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, where a funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. Doug Kaufman and Brenda Meyer will officiate.

Burial will follow in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Galilean Children’s Home or Benton Mennonite Church.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.