Wilbur E. Schlabach

                                   December 24, 1937 -- January 17, 2020

Wilbur E. Schlabach, 82, went home to be with the Lord, with his wife by his
side, at 6:45 pm on Friday, January 17, at his residence in Goshen. He was
born on December 24, 1937 in Lagrange County to Emanuel and Nora (Miller)
Schlabach. On December 31, 1960 in Middlebury he married Fannie
Bontrager, she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons,
Steve (Becky) Schlabach of Goshen, Brian (Betty) Schlabach of Middlebury,
Mark (Gretchen) Schlabach of Sharps Chapel, TN; six grandchildren; two
great grandsons; four sisters, Mabel Miller of Goshen, Wilma Yoder of
Middlebury, Viola Bontrager of Shipshewana, Alice (Elmer) Yoder of
Millersburg; brother, Omer (Ann) Schlabach of Middlebury. He was preceded
in death by his parents; two sisters, Edith Kauffman and Esther Miller; and
three brothers, Roman, John and Orva Schlabach. Wilbur was a member of
First Mennonite Church in Middlebury and had retired from Fidler Ready Mix
after 32 years of driving truck; in his retirement he worked at Caribbean Auto
Spa in Middlebury. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan who enjoyed camping,
fishing, hunting and especially spending time with his grandchildren. He had
also coached softball and baseball and in retirement he went on seven
mission trips, six volunteering with the Soop Program and one with
Mennonite Disaster Service. Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday
January 20, and 1:00 - 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 21, all at Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to
the 10:00 am funeral service on Wednesday, January 22, at First Mennonite
Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastors Phil Yoder
Marvin Beachy. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
Memorials may be given to the church.  

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