John and Ami Yoder (Troyer)
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Tad and Amanda Luedeke (Heinsch)
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Tad g09 and Amanda (Heinsch) g06 Luedeke welcomed Zelda on November 26, 2018. Zelda weighed 8lbs. 8 oz. and was 20 in. long. The Luedekes live in Fort Wayne.
Heidi Williams (Pierce)
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Heidi (Pierce) g09 Williams and her husband, Adam, welcomed Adalynn Joyce on November 27, 2018. Adalynn weighed 6 lbs.14 oz. The Williamses live in Fort Wayne.
Laura Larkin (Johnson)
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Laura (Johnson) Larkin g07, 33, passed away on November 26, 2018 in Fort Wayne. She was the daughter of Dr. Ken Johnson, former TUFW faculty member in the music department. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1 at The Chapel in Fort Wayne. Donations may be made to the education fund of her surviving twin daughters, Lucy and Cora.
Mandy Rakoci (Tarter)
Mandy (Tarter) Rakoci g04 and her husband Derek welcomed Ryne Beckett on October 25, 2018. Ryne weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 20 ¼ in. long. He joins older brother, Connor, 7.
Adrianna Manaugh g03 is serving in Thailand with Partners, an organization that works with vulnerable and displaced communities that are difficult to reach in order to bring practical solutions to free children from hardship and exploitation.
Beth and Chuck Jones (Bongard)
Beth (Bongard) g03 and Chuck fs03 Jones welcomed Brynnlee on September 5, 2018 in Saint Augustine, FL, where they live. She weighed 7 lbs. and 5 oz. Beth Ann married Chuck on October 7, 2017.
Petula Myers g94 is serving with The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She works for Izvor Centar, an outreach center that seeks to impact local children and youth through English classes, counseling, and the arts.
Maggie Troyer g92 entered her eternal home October 31, 2018. She is survived by her husband, Rich g92, who is praising God for his goodness and enduring love. Funeral arrangements are as follows:
4 – 7 p.m. Visitation
Smith Funeral Home, Sugarcreek, OH
11 a.m. Funeral Service
Viewing one hour prior to service
The Branch Church, Baltic, OH
Celebration of Life Service
Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, IN
Natalie Zaccagna (Grillo)
Natalie Grillo g01 married Rich Zaccagna Jr. on November 16, 2018. The wedding took place in Denver, CO, where the couple resides.
Sherri and Mike Ritter (Harris)
Sherri (Harris g88) and Mike Ritter returned to the US in October 2018 for a brief sabbatical from their mission work in Rafiki Village, Liberia. The previous summer, they had the opportunity to meet with Liberian President George Weah and share with him how God is at work in their village.
Tommy and Konni Logan (Saylor)
Tommy g85 and Konni (Sayler g86) Logan returned to the U.S. in 2017 after nearly 30 years working as Bible translators in Musala, Papua New Guinea. Tommy continues to advise the local Musala translators remotely as they translate the Old Testament into the Kasua language. (Also see news item)
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Don and Rachel Kramer (Weber)
Don g81 and Rachel (Weber) g79 Kramer are serving with The Christian and Missionary Alliance at Sihhu Alliance Church in Taiwan, which is seeing first generation believers being baptized and joyfully joining the life of the church.
Rick Habegger g68, 73, passed away October 28, 2018 in Berne, IN. Rick served in the U.S. Navy and worked as a short-order cook on Mackinac Island. He was a member of the ARBA and enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. Rick is survived by a daughter and two grandchildren. His obituary is posted.
Brenda Moser g67 has been an instructor for the Interpreter Training Session at Zaporozhye Bible Seminary in Ukraine, where she has also been involved in leading Bible studies and English classes for seminary students.
Dr. Grant Osborne g66 was received into Heaven on November 4, 2018. More information will be forthcoming. Here is what Trinity Evangelical Divinity School placed on their website concerning Dr. Osborne.
Sevices for Dr. Osborne are
Saturday, November 10 at 4 p.m. CSD
Village Church of Gurnee
1319 N Hunt Club Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
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Dr. Gerald I. Gerig g51, 91, passed away January 13, 2019 at Swiss Village in Berne, IN. Gerald served in the U.S. Navy prior to receiving his degree in music from FWBC. He served with Youth for Christ, was a pastor in the Missionary Church, and worked as a private counselor. He was preceded in death by his wife, Coyla (Crow) fs45 and his brother, Dr. Donald Gerig g62, and is survived by two sisters, Geraldine Gerig fs48 and Berdaline (Gerig) fs47 Cleveland; a son; two daughters; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Visitation was held 2 – 8 p.m. Thursday, January 17 and 10 a.m. Friday, January 18 at First Missionary Church, followed by a service at 11 a.m.