December 29, 1931 -- August 24, 2016

Leon Jay Stutzman, 84, of Middlebury, died at 9:52 pm on Wednesday,
August 24, at Courtyard Of Goshen.  He was born on December 29, 1931 in
Goshen, to Levi and Katie (Bontrager) Stutzman.  On May 1, 1955 in Turner,
MI he married Esther Swartz; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife
are two daughters, Patti (Nate) Yoder of Hayward, WI, Debbie (Clayton)
Gingerich of Plain City, OH; four sons, Dennis (Connie) Stutzman of
Greenbrier, TN, Loren (Joann) Stutzman of Middlebury, Ben (Trina) Stutzman
of Perkasie, PA, Myron (Dinah) Stutzman of South Bend; 21 grandchildren, 10
great grandchildren and expecting two more; five brothers, Vernon (Jeanne)
Stutzman of Goshen, Ray (Sarah) Stutzman of Fort Wayne, Mel (Erma)
Stutzman of Goshen, Elmer (Mary) Stutzman of Sarasota, FL, Glenn (Frieda)
Stutzman of Newville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother,
Leroy Stutzman, two sisters-in-law, Eva Stutzman and Ella Stutzman. Leon
spent two years in 1W service in Westville doing maintenance and electrical
work. When they married he continued electrical work as well as farming with
his father-in-law. He served 20 years as an Arenac Eastern High School
board member. He took great interest in the lives of children and wanted
them to excel in their education. He also served 20 years for Mennonite
Disaster Service in Region2. The highlights included being able to involve his
family in various disaster clean-ups and organizing an Amtrak trip for the
national MDS convention in Eugene, OR. In 1973 he was hired as an
electrician for the Saginaw-Midland Water Supply, retiring in 1997. He was an
active member of Riverside Church and served as Sunday School teacher
and superintendent, also helping with Bible School, Bible Memory camp and
Riverside Youth. He was active in the Mennonite Relief Sale until he move to
Indiana where he became a member of Siloam Fellowship, Goshen. Visitation
will be from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on Sunday August 28, at Siloam Fellowship, 61616
Co Rd 35 Goshen. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am
funeral service on Monday, August 29, also at the church. Services will be
conducted by Pastors Vern Hostetler and Lyle Swartz. Burial will be in
Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Mennonite
Disaster Services.  

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May the love of friends give you comfort and the love of God bring you peace.
From: Margaret (Mrs. Norman) Kauffman
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May God hold you at this time & grant you peace. May Leon's memories
sustain you until you meet again.
From: Ron & Carrie Stodolak
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My prayer are with you and your family in this difficult time.  I have many   
fond memories.
From: Faye Rittenberg Hensley
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Keeping the family in our prayers.
From: Lyle and Shawna Stutzman and family
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I am sending my love and prayers for you, Esther, and all the family during
this sad time.  May you be comforted  as you lean on our loving Lord.
From: Barbara Wilson Miller

Leon Jay Stutzman