Alta M. Hershberger
November 4, 1918 -- January 6, 2014
Alta M. Hershberger, 95, of Middlebury, died at 10:00 am, on Monday,
January 6, at Millers Merry Manor, LaGrange. She was born on November
4, 1918, in Hopedale, IL, to Simon and Martha (Martin) Egli. On February 21,
1975 she married Kenton K. Hershberger, he died March 26, 1995.
Surviving are two sons, Jim (Sunny) Ingold of Goshen, Philip (Donna)
Ingold of Middlebury; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 11 great-
great grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren;
sister, Marietta (Lester) Sutter of Ferndale, WA; brother, Orville (Marian)
Egli of Hopedale, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,
daughter, Linnea Sue Ingold, sister, Lorene McCoy and three brothers,
Roy, Ralph and Leo Egli. She was a member of Marion Mennonite Church
and wrote religious Manuscripts. She enjoyed genealogy and traveling
and had been owner-operator of Cripe Abstract Co. in Goshen for 15
years. A memorial service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday January 11, at
Marion Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by
Pastor Ron Roth. Burial will be in Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Marion Mennonite Church.
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Alta was like a second mom to me; a beautiful and courageous lady who
loved life and walked, faithfully in the shadow of our lord. My condolences
to the family and especially my best childhood friend, Phil.
From: Gary Kincaid
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Love you grandma! We will miss you
From: Mike and Patti Ingold (grandson)
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I will miss my sister Alta greatly. She and her family have been a blessing
to us in all parts of our lives, feeling their prayers and love always. I thank
God for Alta's love of the Lord and her love for us and will miss her
greatly. Thanks to all of you, her immediate family for being there for her
during this last difficult time when we wished to have been able to do do.
From: Lester, Marietta, and Jean Sutter
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Most people aren’t lucky enough to have two “Mom’s” in their lifetime, but I’
ve always considered Alta to be my second Mom. I’ve known her since I
was in the third grade in my hometown of Minier, IL. When I would travel to
Shipshewana and Middlebury to visit her, the place she always wanted to
go to was New Buffalo, where we would climb up all the stairs to the top of
the sand dunes and look out over Lake Michigan. There was always a
smile on her face when we reached the top. That is how I wish to
remember her -- good-bye dear friend.
From: Jeanie Davison
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Alta blessed my life greatly. When I was a girl of 9 or 10, she picked me up
each day and took me to Bible School at the New Castle Mennonite
Church. It was one of the best experiences of my life and one that I
certainly cherish all these years.
From: Bernice Sutter