Verton J. Gingerich
                                        April 21, 1922 -- July 19, 2015

Verton J. Gingerich, 93, of Middlebury, died at 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 19, at
Courtyard of Goshen, after complications from congestive heart failure and
double pneumonia. He was born on April 21, 1922, in Kalona, IA, to Dan G.
and Fannie (Jantzi) Gingerich. On May 15, 1947 in Elkhart County he married
Lydia Schrock; she died March 7, 2010. Surviving are five daughters,
Florence (Ron) Ard of Sarasota, FL, Ruby (Jerry) Bontrager of Middlebury,
Wilma (Reuben) Miller of Sarasota, FL, Dorothy "Dot" (Larry) Chupp and Ellen
(Sheldon) Graber both of Shipshewana; a son, Glen (Elsie) Gingerich of
White  Pigeon, MI; 15 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren; three sisters,
Nina Miller and Alice Hochstedler both of Kalona, IA, Ella June (Eldon) Miller
of Rowdy, KY; two sisters-in-law, Ada Gingerich of Colorado Springs, CO and
Clara Gingerich of Iowa City, IA. He was preceded in death by his wife,
parents, stillborn son, Robert Lee Gingerich, four brothers, Alvin, Ivo, George
and Leslie Gingerich. He was a member of Riverview Mennonite Church,
White Pigeon, MI and had retired from Schult Homes in 1987. He served in
CPS in Fort Collins, CO and Kalamazoo, MI. He lived a full life and remained
very alert to the end. Visitation will be from 2:00 -4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm,
Wednesday July 22, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury. There will also be visitation from 9:30 -10:30 am followed by a
10:30 am funeral service on Thursday July 23, at Riverview Mennonite
Church, White Pigeon, MI. Services will be conducted by Pastor Merlin Miller
and Pastor Don Showalter. Family and friends may gather at 2:00 pm at Miller
Cemetery, Goshen for the graveside service. Memorials may be given to
Riverview Mennonite Church or Clinton Christian School.

                                         ~  ~  ~  ~  
Condolences  ~  ~  ~  ~

The Gingerich family has lost a great patriarch.  I have wonderful memories
of  spending time with your family and enjoyed having dinner and great
conversation with some of you in recent months, including Verton.  As you
mourn this loss, may you rejoice in knowing that he has attained The Great
Prize, and that his spirit continues to be with you!  Know that you are all in
my  thoughts and prayers.
From: Rosa Yoder
                                          ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
You have our sympathy with your earthy loss . May GOD give all peace.
From: Lloyd and Evelyn Borntrager
                                                     ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~  ~
Many fond memories flooded our minds when we learned of Verton's
passing--- memories of your family visiting in Iowa and memories of a happy,
contented uncle who loved the Lord Jesus.  Your family's close ties to ours
has been such a blessing through the years.  Verton and Lydia were the best
of friends with our parents and are enjoying each other's company even
now.  Be assured of our love and prayers.
From: Dan & Myra Gingerich