Irma A. (Haarer) Graber
                                     March 23, 1925 ~ April 1, 2018

Irma A. (Haarer) Graber, 93, of Goshen, passed on to be with her Lord and
Savior at 11:58 am, on Sunday, April 1, at Goshen Health Hospital. She was
born on March 23, 1925, in LaGrange County, to Ezra and Ina (Troyer) Lantz.
On July 26, 1942, she married Aldine Haarer of Shipshewana. He went home
to be with the Lord on March 10, 1973 of cancer. On September 21, 1979 she
married Joe J. Gingerich of Topeka; he passed on January 10, 1999 with
complications from a stroke. On May 18, 2002 she married Ezra Graber of
Centerville, MI; he passed on February 4, 2015 also from cancer. Irma was a
homemaker and had worked at Holly Park and the Yoder Department store
for a number of years. She also taught children in children’s church for many
years, holding their attention with her demonstrative lessons and style that
was one of a kind. She would hold them spellbound. She dearly loved her
family and her Lord; she was a very devoted prayer warrior. She enjoyed
playing games with family. (Especially 6 handed Rook) Her greatest wish was
for everyone to know and love Jesus as their Lord and Savior. She was
anticipating seeing Jesus face to face. She was a member of Maple City
Chapel of Goshen.  Surviving are two sons, James (Sharon) Haarer of
Goshen,  Dennis (Joyce) Haarer of Phillipsburg, KS; a daughter-in-law
Patricia Haarer of Goshen; six grandchildren, Kevin (Malinda) Haarer, Anita
(Ty) Palmer, Ginger (Ken) Wade, Michelle Haarer, Angela (Kevin) Phillips,
Mitchell (Sara) Haarer; nine great grandchildren, two step daughters, Wanda
(Wayne) Bontrager of Goshen, Judy (Mike) Payne of Holland, MI; four step-
sons, Merlin Graber of Plant City, FL, Don Graber of Centreville, MI, Harold
Gingerich of Topeka, Brian Gingerich of Salem, OR; 13 step grandchildren,
and 21 step great grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Lantz of LaGrange
and Glendon Lantz of Goshen; sister, Gladys Miller of Goshen. She was
preceded in death by her parents, a son, Richard Haarer, grandson Ricky
Haarer, brother Truman Lantz and her three husbands. Visitation will be from
5:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday April 3, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003
South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on
Wednesday April 4, also at the funeral home.  Services will be conducted by
Pastors Dennis Haarer and Mel Shetler. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery,
Shipshewana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Gideons.  

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