Melvin J. Schlabach
February 25, 1937 ~ March 9, 2017
Melvin J. Schlabach, 80, of LaGrange, died at 5:00 am on Thursday, March 9,
at his residence. He was born on February 25, 1937 in LaGrange, to Jacob
and Susie (Schrock) Schlabach. On February 14, 1957 in LaGrange County,
he married Ida Mae Lambright; she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife
are seven daughters, Kathryn (Perry) Miller of Topeka, Susan (David) Eash
and Elma (Orla) Eash both of LaGrange, Edna (Kenny) Bontrager of Topeka,
Esther (LeRoy) Bontrager and Ruby (Maynard) Yoder both of Shipshewana,
Irma (Steve) Hostetler of LaGrange; six sons, Dennis (Marilyn) Schlabach of
LaGrange, Mervin (Kathryn) Schlabach of Shipshewana, Wilbur (Marilyn)
Schlabach and Sam (Ruth) Schlabach both of LaGrange, Richard (Wilma)
Schlabach of Topeka, Kenneth (Elnora) Schlabach of Shipshewana; 100
grandchildren, 136 great grandchildren; brother, Clarence Schlabach of
Dalton, WI; sister, Katie Kuhns of Topeka and half-sister, Mary Ellen
Gingerich of Milford.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three
grandchildren, four great grandchildren, sister, Martha Schlabach, six
half-brothers, five-half sisters, two step sisters and one step brother. Melvin
was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and a lifelong resident of
LaGrange. He was a feed mill operator for 30 years. Visitation will be after
2:00 pm on Friday March 10, and all day Saturday, March 11, at the Steve
Hostetler residence, 3110 S. 300 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at
9:30 am on Sunday, March 12, also at the Steve Hostetler residence. Services
will be conducted by Bishop Alvin Mishler and the home ministers. Burial will
be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange

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