Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

November 28, 2012

Larry B. Gingerich

May 6, 1950-Nov. 27, 2012

LIGONIER — Larry B. Gingerich, 62, passed away Tuesday at his home after a short-term battle with cancer.

He was born on May 6, 1950 in Goshen, to Benedict and Barbara (Bontrager) Gingerich.

He married Paula Swihart Dec. 11, 1984 in Las Vegas, Nev.

She survives with a son, Quentin (Hope) Swihart of Ligonier; and a daughter, Vikki (Phil) Feldman of Kimmell. Four grandchildren, Kristen and Shawn Swihart and Anthony and Skylar Feldman, also survive. Mr. Gingerich is survived by five brothers, Clarence (Mary) Gingerich of Shipshewana, Ben (Linda) Gingerich Jr. of Ligonier, Freeman (Clara) Gingerich, Orla (Becky) Gingerich, and a twin brother, Perry (Janet) Gingerich, all of Topeka. A sister, Katie Irene (Ora) Nisley of Topeka, also survives. He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Norman Biddle.

He served his I W Service at St. Joseph Hospital in South Bend, from 1969 to 1971. Mr. Gingerich was formerly employed with Crossroads RV in Topeka. He was a member of American Legion Post 243.

Visitation will be at Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral service Saturday at 10 a.m. at Eden Worship Center, 4095 S. 900 West, Honeyville. The Rev. Harold Gingerich will officiate.

Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery in Topeka.

Memorial contributions may be given to the family in care of Yeager Funeral Home.

Yeager Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

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