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Elmer Slaubaugh

Feb 26, 2010

Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at Lakeview Mennonite Church, rural Wolford, for Elmer Slaubaugh, 90, who died Wednesday, Feb. 17 at his home in rural Wolford.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Elmer was born Dec. 29, 1919, in the rural Wolford home of his parents, a son of Simon and Lida (Swartzentruber) Slaubaugh. He was raised there and received his education at the Wolford school. He married Anna Graber and began farming in the Wolford area. In 1943, the family moved to Towner County. In 1946, the family moved back to the Wolford area where he farmed for the remainder of his life. The couple spent twenty-five winters in Florida, and the past three winters in North Dakota.

He was a lifetime member of Lakeview Mennonite Church having served in numerous offices. He also served on the Wolford Elevator Board and the Township Board.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; two sons: Herbert and Larry of rural Wolford; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Dorothy Shrock of Shipshewana, Ind.; four sisters-in-law: Mattie Slaubaugh and Martha Slaubaugh of Sarasota, Fla., Ada Slaubaugh of Michigan, and Edith Slaubaugh of Wolford; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Dallas; two great-grandchildren in infancy; eight brothers: Cledus, Dan, Joe, Tobias, Albert, Vernon, Calvin and Elvin; three sisters: Edith, Mary, and Sylvia; 11 brothers-and-sisters-in-law; and his parents.

Pastor Fred Kanagy officiated. Music was provided by The Mennonite Family Singers.

Casketbearers were Lonnie, Wilmer, Rick, Delmer, and Carlan Slaubaugh, Joe Anderson, Alan Olson, and Myles Miller.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral Home, Rugby.

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