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Ezra Stutzman


Ezra W. Stutzman, 88, Middlebury, died Friday, December 21, 2012 at Greencroft Health Care Center in Goshen. 

    He was born July 29, 1924, in Arthur, Ill., to John and Rachel (Schrock) Stutzman.

    Moving to the Middlebury area in 1945, he retired from Abitibi Products and was a member of Forks Mennonite Church.

    He was married October 22, 1942, in Arthur, Ill., to Cora V. Marner. She preceded him in death on January 27, 2002.

    Surviving are two daughters, Fern (Henry) Yoder, Middlebury, and Josephine (Jim) Miller, Goshen; three sons, Wilbur "Will" (Connie) Stutzman, Shipshewana, Gerald (Esther) Stutzman, Shipshewana, and Harold (Rose) Stutzman, Goshen; 12 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren,  15 stepgreat-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and five sisters.

    Services were held Thursday, December 27, at Middlebury Church of the Brethren with Reverend Eugene L. Bontrager and Reverend Mahlon Miller officiating.

    Burial is in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

    Memorials may be directed to Forks Mennonite Church or IU Health Goshen Home Care and Hospice. 

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury was in charge of arrangements.