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a. Note:   SCHWARTZENTRUBER, Grace Magdalene (Bender) - Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, on Wednesday March 9, 2005 at Freeport Health Centre of the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener. Grace resided in New Hamburg and was born there 74 years ago on September 5, 1930, a daughter of the late Melvin W. Bender and Mabell (Roth) (Bender) Litwiller.Beloved wife of Kenneth Schwartzentruber, whom she married June 2, 1951. Loving mother and grandmother of Virginia A. (D. Michael) Hostetler and children Stefan and Sofia of Nazareth, Israel; Wilda (Willie) K. (Winfred) Stoltzfus and children Marcos, Tomas, Bia, Carla, Raquel, Davi and Lucas of Bellefontaine, Ohio; Michele R. (Sandro) Rizoli and children Lucas and Eric of Toronto; K. Daniel Schwartzentruber of New Dundee and children, Alyssa, Jeremy and Tyler and their mother Annette Schwartzentruber of Mannheim. Dear sister of Elaine (Dan) Zehr, Gerald (Verna) Bender, John (Janet) Bender, Jan (Aden) Brubacher and Darlene (John) Ropp. Also remembered by in-laws Vernon (June) Schwartzentruber, Leonard (Delphine) Schwartzentruber, Eleanor (Jerry) Roth and Jerry Ropp as well as nieces, nephews, and countless loved ones in Brazil. Grace was predeceased by brother Ray Bender, sisters Mary and her husband Bob Johnston, Doreen Ropp, granddaughter Paula Rizoli, brother-in-law Lyle Schwartzentruber and step-father Milton Litwiller. Grace and Ken served in Brazil with the Mennonite church for 32 years in bookstore and church ministry. Grace was a lifelong and active member of Steinmann Mennonite Church, Baden where she was an elder, interim pastor and editor of the church newspaper. She enjoyed music, volunteering, organizing tour groups, and using her leadership skills in many other areas. Grace was an enthusiastic, positive person who enjoyed people and extended hospitality to all. She will be greatly missed. Friends and relatives may call at the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron St., New Hamburg tonight (Friday) from 7-9 p.m. and again Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Sunday March 13, 2005 at Steinmann Mennonite Church at 2:30 p.m. with Pastors Steve Drudge, Myrna Miller and Ilene Bergen officiating. Burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nazareth Village, Mennonite Central Committee or Steinmann Mennonite Church.


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