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Edward Slaubaugh

Jun 26, 2021

Jan. 13, 1940-June 19, 2021

Edward Hugh Slau-

baugh, son of Albert and

Edith (Brown) Slaubaugh

was born in Wolford,

North Dakota on January

13, 1940. Edward passed

away peacefully at home

surrounded by his family

on June 19, 2021.

Albert’s family attended

Lakeview Mennonite

Church and Edward was

baptized as a young man

and was part of the Men-

nonite church his whole

life. Edward grew up on

the family farm and went

to Wolford Public School

and graduated in 1958.

After graduation, he went

to New Paris, Indiana, to

work for Maynard Hoover

on a chicken farm. May-

nard helped him buy his

first car, a 1954 Fordomat-

ic 4-door for $700.

Edward moved back to

North Dakota to work for

Joe Graber as his hired

man. He attended Winter

Bible School in Mio,

Michigan. Marilyn Maust

visited her brother, Nor-

man, and Edward asked

her for a date as soon as

she showed up. As they

started dating, Edward be-

gan working with heavy

equipment in northern In-

diana. He received a

Diesel Mechanic certifica-

tion through correspon-

dence. Edward and Mari-

lyn were married on No-

vember 11, 1961.

As a newly married

couple, they lived in

Sarasota, Florida, and

made the most of their

time with other newlywed

cousins. When the call

came to serve in alterna-

tive service during the

Vietnam War, they moved

to Indianapolis, Indiana,

so Edward could work as

an orderly in a hospital.

In 1964, after his 24

months of service, they

moved back to Wolford,

North Dakota, and eventu-

ally bought a farm. He en-

joyed working the ground,

visiting with the neigh-

bors, and working on his

machinery. He owned a

dairy farm for 28 years,

owned a fuel business,

and raised his family just

southwest of Wolford.

Edward loved his fami-

ly and a highlight for him

was helping Dave and

Teresa move to El Salva-

dor in 1989. He enjoyed

traveling and he could

never get enough of the

Oregon Coast. He loved

his grandchildren and en-

joyed the times of singing

together and playing

games. He attended Salem

Mennonite Church for

many years and took his

family to the Lake Meti-

goshe Bible Camp every


He spent time with Dr.

Reams and learned a lot

about the chemistry of the

body. He loved to study

nutrition and medicine.

He learned to appreciate

his dialysis doctor and

staff and was loved by all

the medical personnel

that helped him through

his 7 years of kidney


Survivors include: his

wife, Marilyn of 59 years;

daughters, Teresa Yoder,

Goshen, IN; Brenda

(Craig) Wenger, Dayton,

VA and Esther (Mike)

Wolfer, John Day, OR;

sons, Glenn (Marilyn),

Rugby, ND and Rollin

(Lori), Wolford, ND; 31

Grandchildren; 9


brothers, Maynard (Joyce),

Edwardsburg, MI; Floyd

(Barbara), Wolford, ND;

and Lambert (Sarah Jane)

Greenwood, DL; sisters,

Lois (Gary) Jenson, Mil-

nor, ND; Lola (Warren)

Slagell, Thomas, OK, Lily

Gingerich, Mylo, ND; Lila

(Robert) Fisher, Faith, SD

and Leona (Nile) Yoder,

Belcourt, ND; many

nieces, nephews, other re-

latives and a host of


He was preceded in

death by: grandchildren,

Michael Elaine Yoder,

Christian Matthew Yoder,

and Marita Faye Wolfer;

brothers Donald, Richard

and Howard; son-in-law,

David J. Yoder; and his


In lieu of flowers,

memorials in his memory

may be directed to the Bi-

bles for China Fund at

Asia Harvest.org

Funeral Services were

held at 10:30 a.m. Wed.,

June 23rd at Lakeview

Mennonite Church in rur-

al Wolford, ND with buri-

al in the church cemetery.

Mr. Gary Bacher, offici-


The Casket Bearers: El-

isha Yoder, Boaz Yoder,

Abraham Yoder, Glendon

Slaubaugh, Brandon Slau-

baugh, Zachary Slau-

baugh, Dakota Wolfer &

Uriah Wolfer

The Honorary Bearers:

Virginia, Caleb, Cornelius,

Barnabas, Roxanna, Jessi-

ca, Violet, Twilene, Dar-

lene, Kaylene, Charlene,

Dalen, Briana, Meghan,

Rebekah, Courtney, Isa-

bella, Josiah, Joshua, Co-

lin, Grace, Samantha &


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



Anderson Funeral


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