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Rosa J. (Herschberger) Herschberger
KOKOMO Rosa J. (Herschberger) Herschberger, age 90 years, 7 months and 2 days, died Saturday, Aug. 12, at 11:35 p.m. at her home in Kokomo.
She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Miami County, the daughter of Joe E. and Lovina (Gingerich) Herschberger.
On Oct. 16, 1947, she married Andy A. Herschberger. He preceded her in death July 20, 2004. They lived in matrimony 56 years, 9 months and 4 days. She was a faithful homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are six sons and daughters-in-law, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Freeman and Ruth (Graber) of Converse, Eugene and Edna Mae (Miller) of Amboy, Mary and Ivan Gingerich of Kokomo, Emory and Ida Mae (Bontrager) of Bunker Hill, Raymond and Kathryn (Miller) of Amboy, Andy Jr. and Barbara (Herschberger) of Greentown, Lloyd and Darlene (Miller) of Kokomo, Irene Herschberger, at home and Elsie and Roger Herschberger of Kokomo; 42 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; and 13 step-great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three in-laws, Andy E Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa, Edith Herschberger, Goshen, and Alma Herschberger, Emporia, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Helmuth (Truman), Frannie Yoder (Leo), Lizzie Bontrager (Ed) Tillie Bontrager (Moses) Clara Yoder, (Andy) and Simon J. Herschberger; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at Christner Cemetery, Miami County.
The family wish to express their sincere thanks for all the letters, prayers, kind deeds, young folks singing, visits, phone calls and food during her passing.
Arrangements are viewing Tuesday, Aug. 15, after 10 a.m. and all day Wednesday, Aug. 16, with the funeral Thursday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m. at the Lloyd A. Herschberger residence, 13341 South and 300 East, Kokomo, with Bishop Marvin Otto officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, Amboy.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com
Published on August 14, 2017
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