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Nelda Schwartzentruber
Female 1923 - 2011


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  • Birth  8 Dec 1923  East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Name  Nelda Lichti 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-165940 
    Died  8 Oct 2011  Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery, East Zorra Township, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I165940  Generations
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2017 

    Father  Rev. Joel Schwartzentruber,   b. 1890, East Zorra Twp., Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1978, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah R. Bender,   b. Abt 1890, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1972, Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Oct 1911 
    Family ID  F30164  Group Sheet

    Family  Laverne Lichti,   b. 22 May 1922, South Easthope Twp., Perth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1993, Tavistock, Oxford Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Lichti
     2. David Lichti
     3. Roy Lichti
     4. Diane Lichti
     5. Emilia Lichti
    Family ID  F47460  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • LICHTI, Nelda Nelda Lichti, 87, of Tavistock passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2011. She was born on December 8, 1923 in East Zorra Township, Oxford County, a daughter of the late Joel and Sarah (Bender) Schwartzentruber. On November 17, 1943 she married Laverne Lichti, who predeceased her on January 12, 1993. Nelda is survived by her six children, fifteen grandchildren and two great-grand-children; John and Norma Lichti of New Hamburg, Chris (Kim) Lichti, Abby, Garrett, and Sarah Lichti; Dan Lichti of Kitchener and Deena Mandell, Andrew Lichti and Rebecca Lichti; Roy and Mardi Lichti, of New Hamburg, Tim (Annie) Lichti, Derrick Lichti, Alyssa (Dave) Kerfoot; Ruth and Dwight Steinman of Tavistock, Maria Steinman, Bethany Steinman, Catherine Steinman; Ruby and Miguel Barrenengoa of Argentina, Pablo Barrenengoa, Emily Barrenengoa, Amanda Barrenengoa; Diane Lichti and Bruce Bechtel of New Hamburg, Craig Bechtel, Evan Bechtel. Nelda was also the Canadian mother and grandmother of Roman and Emilia Orlinski, and Monika of Wellesley. She was predeceased by her great-grandson Connor Lichti, May, 2002. Nelda is survived by her brother-in-law Wilmer Wagler and sister-in-law Hilda Swartzentruber. She was pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters Vernon Swartzentruber (Elizabeth); Elroy Swartzentruber (Annie Mae), (Verda); Selma Bender Litwiller (Walter), (Milton); Katie Wagler; Willis Swartzentruber. Also survived by her Lichti brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Elmer and Annie Roth, Magdalena Wagler, Louis and Loretta Lichti, Floyd and Catherine Steinman. She was predeceased by her Lichti brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Allen and Barbara Bast, David and Fannie Lichti, Nicholas and Verna Lichti, Albert and Kaye Lichti, Julius and Floretta Lichti, Willis and Laura Lichti, Emerson Wagler. Nelda and Laverne farmed together in North Easthope Township for over 35 years. Hidden Acres Camp and Retreat Centre grew out of a corner of their farm, and both Nelda and Laverne, along with many good friends and peers contributed countless hours of hard work to the building and development of the camp, now almost 50 years old. Nelda was a hard worker and good organizer, and served in many ways and many places. She offered her talents at various times to Rockway Mennonite High School, Nithview Auxiliary, MCC New Hamburg Thrift Store, MCC Relief Sale. Nelda and Laverne served several times with Mennonite Disaster Service in short term work assignments following natural disasters in Canada and the United States. She was a member and active participant of Tavistock Mennonite Church. Nelda was an avid gardener, loved flowers and never missed an opportunity to share her appreciation of a new bud or healthy plant with others. Although she kept herself busy, she always made time for a visit. She appreciated all of her many nieces and nephews, loved to travel, and stay connected with her many friends and relatives. Relatives and friends will be received at the Tavistock Mennonite Church on Monday, October 10th, 7-9 p.m., and Tuesday, October 11th, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Burial will be on Wednesday, October 12th at 10 a.m. at East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery on 16th Line, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. at Tavistock Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Hidden Acres Endowment Fund or a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Donations may be made through the Francis Funeral Home, Box 208, Tavistock N0B 2R0 by calling 1-519-655-2431 or at the church during visitation.1a

      1aWaterloo Region Record 8 Oct 2011

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