|Birth: ||Nov. 23, 1903|
|Death: ||Sep. 8, 2002|
A. Lloyd Swartzendruber, 98, of Harrisonburg, Va., died Sept. 8, 2002, at Oak Lea Nursing Home. He was born Nov. 23, 1903, to Daniel B. and Anna Guengerich Swartzendruber at Echo Dell Farm near Kalona, Iowa.
He graduated from Kalona High School and was superintendent of Mennonite Children's Home in Kansas City, Kan., from 1932 to 1938. He was ordained into the ministry at East Union Mennonite Church of Kalona on Sept. 29, 1944. In 1951, he served a year as chaplain in Germany as part of the first Pax team of 20 men who operated a cement block factory and built houses for refugees. He returned 1952 to East Union church and taught in the local public school system.
He was ordained as bishop on Nov. 28, 1954 and was moderator of the Iowa-Nebraska Conference, served on the General Mission Board of the Mennonite Church and on the board of overseers of Hesston (Kan.) College. He also taught Bible at Iowa Mennonite School.
He moved to the Harrisonburg area in 1969, where he was part-time chaplain of Virginia Mennonite Home. He was a member of Park View Mennonite Church.
On May 23, 1926, he married Mary Eimen, at Kalona, Iowa, who preceded him in death in 1980. On June 13, 1981, he married Alda Lehman, who preceded him in death in 1991.
Survivors include two sons, H. Dwight Swartzendruber of Scottsdale, Ariz., and J. Paul Swartzendruber of Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia; a daughter, Ruby Lehman of Harrisonburg; three stepsons, Mark Lehman and Timothy Lehman, both of Harrisonburg, and Luke Lehman of Bergton; two stepdaughters, Kathryn Good of Harrisonburg and Rachel Brunk of Bowie, Md.; 10 grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and 22 step-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at Park View Mennonite Church.
(see also Who's Who among the Mennonites, 1943)
Alda E. Lehman Steiner Swartzendruber (1909 - 1991)
Mary Eimen Swartzendruber (1904 - 1980)*
Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery
Created by: Tom Crago
Record added: Apr 14, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18933359
My sister , Patsy and I will forever be grateful to you and your family for caring for us when there was the need. I have only fond memories of our stay at the Children`s Home those many years ago .|
Josie Ragan Neal
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Dympna Beckett Joyce
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