|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1884|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1945|
Lizzie Gunden Steckley, daughter of John and Mary Gunden, was born in McPherson Co., Kansas, Dec. 12, 1884; died in Pigeon, Mich., on her sixtieth birthday. The end came suddenly from a heart attack while walking on the street in Pigeon. She was recovering from an illness she had eight weeks before, and the end came as a shock to the family and everyone. She always bore her afflictions patiently.
In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She was of a cheerful disposition, being helpful to her neighbors and friends, devoted to her family, and sincere in her service to Christ.
On Nov. 25, 1908, she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Steckley, of Milverton, Ont. They moved on a farm near Pigeon in 1909, where they lived until eight months ago, when they moved to Pigeon. To this union two children were born.
Surviving are a deeply bereaved husband, one son (John, of Pigeon), one daughter (Erma - Mrs. Willard Wyse, Midland, Mich. ), 2 grandchildren, her aged mother, and the following brothers and sisters: (Lydia - Mrs. Sol Mayer, Fannie - Mrs. Tom Yoder, Agnes - Mrs. Jesse Byler, and Laura, of Pigeon; John, William, and Mary - Mrs. Mose Albrecht, Bay Port, Mich.; Chris, Goshen, Ind.; and Joseph, Archbold, Ohio.
Lizzie Steckley's father, 3 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the house by Earl Maust and at the church by Jesse Short and Emanuel Swartzendruber. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Source: Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No. 43, January 26, 1945 (Note: Obituary incorrectly spells surname STECKLY. That error was corrected here.)
John Gunden (1854 - 1931)
Mary Swartzendruber Gunden (1859 - 1957)
Joseph Steckley (1884 - 1965)*
Catherine E. Gunden Kauffman (1879 - 1944)*
Emma Gunden Bender (1881 - 1934)*
Christian J. Gunden (1882 - 1961)*
Lizzie Gunden Steckley (1884 - 1945)
Lydia S. Gunden Mayer (1886 - 1977)*
Anna Gunden (1888 - 1890)*
John J. Gunden (1889 - 1959)*
Agnes B. Gunden Byler (1892 - 1985)*
Fannie Gunden Yoder (1893 - 1971)*
Joseph W. Gunden (1895 - 1978)*
Mary E. Gunden Albrecht (1897 - 1987)*
William S. Gunden (1899 - 1975)*
Laura Gunden (1921 - 1993)*
Pigeon River Mennonite Church Cemetery
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Record added: Feb 09, 2009
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