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Andrew F. Gingerich, 72, New Paris, died at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa, after an extended illness.
He was born Aug. 13, 1945, in Portland, Indiana, to Fred E. and Katie J. (Kauffman) Gingerich.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
On April 18, 1968, he married Susie Y. Hochstetler in New Glarus, Wisconsin. Andrew and his family moved to the Nappanee area in 1997 from Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Susie Gingerich; children, Miriam A. (David) Yoder, Topeka, Paul A. Gingerich, Warsaw, Robert A. (Barbara) Gingerich, Bremen, Andrew (Jinky) Gingerich Jr., Central City, Kentucky, Arlene A. (Devon) Borkholder, Warsaw, Marie A. (Darrell) Schwartz, Topeka, Christopher A. (Marlene) Gingerich, New Paris, Karen A. Gingerich, Warsaw, Elder Cantarero, Elkhart, Maria Rose Gingerich, Bluffton, Alex D. Gingerich and Danny R. Gingerich, both of Elkhart, Selena D. Gingerich, Jena S. Gingerich, and Clara I. Gingerich, all at home; 37 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Chris (Linda) Gingerich, Ohio, Eli (Katie) Gingerich, Wisconsin, Fred (Miriam) Gingerich, Jr., Colorado, and Chester (Phoebe) Gingerich, Minnesota; sister, Elizabeth (William) Plank, Utah; and sisters-in-law, Clara Byler, Virginia, and Linda Gingerich, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Dan and Joe Gingerich; and a sister, Millie Byler.
Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, and all day Friday, Jan. 19, at the Lamar Borkholder residence, 20736 C.R. 50, New Paris. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, also at the Borkholder residence. The home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will be at West Union Center Amish Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on January 16, 2018
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