December 25, 1918 ~ August 30, 2017
Fanny Christner, 98, of Shipshewana, died at 10:03 am, on Wednesday,
August 30, at Life Care Center, LaGrange. She was born on December 25,
1918, in LaGrange County, to Sam A. and Edna (Yoder) Schlabach. On
October 31, 1946, in Topeka, she married Christian Christner; he died
September 1, 1994. Surviving are two daughters, Edna (Daniel) Hochstetler of
Shipshewana, Mary (Ferman) Miller of Goshen; two sons, Amos (Fannie)
Christner of Delhi, IA, William “Willy” (Esther) Christner of Shipshewana; 13
grandchildren, 79 great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, two
step great grandchildren; five sisters, Emma Hochstetler, Lizzie Bender,
Edna Mast, Mattie Mullet, and Katie (Felty) Fry all of Topeka; brother, Ervin
Schlabach of Shipshewana. She was preceded in death by her husband;
parents; one great grandson, Kyle Bunten; three sisters, Susan Stutzman,
Wilma Mullet, and Ida Schlabach. She was a homemaker and a member of the
Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday,
September 1 and all day Saturday, September 2 at the Arlin Lambright
residence, 510 W. Middlebury St., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:
30 am on Sunday, September 3 also at the Arlin Lambright residence.
Services will be conducted by Bishop Jerry Miller and the home ministers.
Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
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