|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1893|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 1935|
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 51 - March 21, 1935 - page 1090, 1091
Schweitzer - Gertrude Maude (Bender) Schweitzer was born July 26, 1893, near Milford, Nebr.; died March 6, 1935; aged 41 y. 7 m. 9 d. On Dec. 2, 1914, she was united in marriage to Ezra Schweitzer. To this union were born 6 children, 4 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons preceded her in death in infancy. Her mother (Mrs. J. M. Bender) also preceded her in death, on April 12, 1934. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons, and 2 daughters (John Woodrow, Ruth Mae, Ezra Jr., and Bonnie Jeanne). Her father (J. M. Bender) also survives, and 3 brothers and 2 sisters (David Elmer, Joseph L., William J. of Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. M. R. Bender of Lincoln, Nebr., and Mrs. William Springer of Seward, Nebr.), with many other relatives and friends. In her youth she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior and united with the A. M. Church, remaining a faithful member until death. She was very patient in her trials and afflictions, and always ready to submit to the Lord's will. She will be greatly missed by the family, for which she had been very much concerned, but we humbly submit to the Lord's will, who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held March 9 at the Milford A. M. Church, conducted by L. O. Schlegel and W. R. Eicher. Text, Jno. 16:33. Interment in Milford A. M. Cemetery.
"Dear mother, your sufferings are o'er,
Your cold hands will toil for us no more;
And though we have to bid you good night,
And our sad hearts ache at parting,
We long to bid you good morning
In that land of eternal rejoicing."
John M Bender (1860 - 1945)
Barbara E Miller Bender (1862 - 1934)
Milford Mennonite Cemetery
Created by: RWitzel
Record added: Jul 28, 2009
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