Ora D. Weirich
Ora D. Weirich, 90, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at Elkhart Place.
He was born August 30, 1929, in Shipshewana to Daniel and Elizabeth (Kauffman) Weirich.
On April 10, 1952, he married Katherine Beechy. She passed away Feb. 7, 2019.
He is survived by his children, Gloria (Marion) Miller and Kenneth (Miriam) Weirich, both of Goshen; Keith (Leslie) Weirich, of Middlebury; Sharon (Earl) Plett, of Landmark, Manitoba, Canada, and Carol (Jim) Piekunka, of Goshen; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one sibling, Anna Chupp, of Shipshewana.
Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and seven siblings, Harry, Eli, Joe, Harley and Katie Weirich, Nona Yoder and Ida Miller.
Ora worked as a farmer, butcher and a manager at Millers IGA and a bookkeeper at Goshen Supply. After retirement, he earned his GED and worked part-time at Wilden Avenue Mini Storage Depot until the age of 86.
Ora was a member of River of Life Community Church, Elkhart. He loved serving in various roles in the church and enjoyed playing guitar and drawing.
Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.
Private graveside services will take place in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, prior to the memorial service.
A 2 p.m. memorial service will be conducted Saturday, Jan. 18, at River of Life Community Church, 2626 Prairie St., Elkhart.
Memorials may be given to River of Life Community Church, Elkhart.
Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 14, 2020

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