Erma Swartzendruber Stutzman

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Erma Swartzendruber Stutzman

August 23, 1937 - January 18, 2019

Erma Swartzendruber Stutzman Erma J. Swartzendruber Stutzman, 81, died Friday, Jan. 18, at Goshen Hospital after battling Alzheimer's since 2013.
She was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Sturgis, Michigan, to Alfred and Arie (Slabach) Kauffman.
On May 14, 1961, she married Cecil Swartzendruber in Goshen. He died Jan. 24, 2011.
On Dec. 14, 2013, she married Melvin Stutzman.
He survives along with a daughter, Debra (Shane) Gascho, Mount Pleasant, Michigan; two sons, Roger (Kami) Swartzendruber and Jeff Swartzendruber, both of Goshen; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Shirley Lanfear, Atlanta, Georgia; and three brothers, Steve (Nila) Kauffman, Goshen, Nelson Kauffman, LaGrange, and Ron (Jane) Kauffman, Howe.
Mrs. Stutzman worked as a bookkeeper for her first husband's business, Cecil's Heating and Cooling. She enjoyed reading, sightseeing and long, get-away weekends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 23, at Pleasant View Church, Goshen. Pastors Tyler Hartford and Ron Diener will officiate.
Burial will follow at Pleasant View Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Jefferson Food Pantry or Pleasant View Church.
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Published on January 18, 2019
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Marolyn Yoder and Roger Yoder
Jan 23, 2019
Mel, My heart goes out to you with love and prayers. Again you loose a love of your life. But someday you will be united with Eva and Erma. With Roger the way he is I wasn't able to come to your services. To read who her family was I was surprise as I know her brothers, especially Nelson. May the peace of our Lord be with you. Love and Sympathy, Marolyn and Roger.
Art and Jane Hershberger
Jan 19, 2019
Mel, we want to express our sympathies and wish you God's blessings in the future adjustments with out Emma. She will be missed.