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Obituaries

December 9, 2009

Rosalee E. Gingerich

Rosalee E. Gingerich, 84, 343 S. Nappanee St., Elkhart, formerly of 20382 C.R. 36, Goshen, died at 4:50 a.m. Tuesday at Woodland Manor, Elkhart, where she had lived the past six years.

She was born Oct. 9, 1925 at Garden City, Mo., to Daniel Ora and Eldora (Byler) Schrock.

She was married Aug. 14, 1948 at Garden City to Eli L. Gingerich. He died Nov. 20, 1998.

They lived in this area since 1951, coming from Iowa. She was a homemaker and elementary school teacher. She attended College Mennonite Church. She loved to cook and authored a cookbook. She enjoyed playing the piano and played for Sunday morning worship services at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

Surviving are a daughter, LuAnn (Michael) Stampfler, Portage, Mich.; three sons, Eric (Joann) Gingerich, Oxford, Pa., Kevin (Kim) Gingerich, Garland, Texas, and Steven (Cathy) Gingerich, Goshen; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a sister, Bernice Yoder, Hesston, Kan.; and three brothers, Maurice (Virginia) Schrock, Pontiac, Ill., John Dale (Phyllis) Schrock, Hesston, Kan., and Coburn (Doris) Schrock, Garden City, Mo.

She was preceded in death by a her parents, a sister, Zana Smith, and four brothers, Daniel, Eldon, Clifford and Leonard Schrock.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church. A prayer service is set at 9 a.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home with burial to follow. A memorial service is set at College Mennonite Church at 11 a.m. Friday.

Officiating will be Pastor Klaudia Smucker and Pastor Betty Hochstetler of College Mennonite Church.

Burial will be in Violett Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Roman Gingerich Athletic Scholarship Fund or the Alzheimer Association.

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