September 28, 1941 -- December 28, 2014

Lester E. Gingerich, 73, of Middlebury, died at 10:22 am, on Sunday, December
28, at Parkview Hospital, Ft. Wayne, from a heart event he suffered on Friday. He
was born on September 28, 1941, in Tuscola, IL, to Emery C. and Lydia Ann
(Schrock) Gingerich. On December 12, 1970 in White Pigeon, MI he married Edith
Ann Slabach, she died November 22, 2008. Surviving is a daughter, Loretta (Tim)
McNall of North Manchester; a son, Vern Leon (Jessica) Gingerich of Elkhart;
three grandsons, Tanner, Tyler and Trey McNall; a sister, Amanda (Red) Nisley of
Goshen. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and a brother, John
Gingerich. Lester attended First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, had worked
for Chupp Auctions and for over 30 years at Coachman Industries in
transportation and the setting up for RV shows. He was an avid NASCAR fan
and in his younger days was a pit crew member of the Schrock racing team. He
also loved horses. Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on
Thursday January 1, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury and for one hour prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Friday
January 2, at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by
Pastor Kent Miller. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials
may be given to First Mennonite Church.


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You have my deepest sympathy. You can rest assured he had a glorious reunion
with his beloved wife and they are singing Gods praises.
From: Maryann  (Yoder) Bremer, cousin of your Mother Edith
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I just want to say how sorry I am for the loss of your Father and Grandfather. I
have lost both parents and its a very sad and scary feeling because it's like you
don't have that security of knowing there was always someone there for you
besides your spouse and children. You will get through this with the help and
love of family and friends so let them be there for all of you and don't be afraid to
grieve. It will take a long time before it gets better but it will get better someday,
you just can't rush it. Everyone grieves in different ways and lengths of time so
don't be hard on yourself if it takes a long time. I love you Lori and if there is
anything I can do at all please let me know. Love you all!!
From: Kristi Sparks
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You have my sympathy . Blessings to you!
From: Ruby Schrock Raber
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Lori, I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. You and Vern are in my
thoughts and prayers today and in the coming months.
From: Larry and Sherry Leonard
                                  
Lester E. Gingerich
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