Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Lauretta Boshart[1, 2]

Female 1912 - 2011  (99 years)


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  • Name Lauretta Boshart 
    Born 17 May 1912  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Female 
    Name Lauretta Witmer 
    Residence 1963  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Eby ID Number 00003-605.902 
    Died 29 Aug 2011  [5
    Buried First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I25270  Generations
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father Jonas Boshart,   b. 18 Aug 1866, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1939, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Magdalena Gerber,   b. 9 Apr 1868, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1959, Hespeler (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1889  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F6492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Eldon Witmer,   b. 17 Oct 1914, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2014, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years) 
    Children 
     1. Murray Witmer
     2. Dorene Katherine Witmer
     3. John Murray "Murray" Witmer
     4. James Bruce Witmer
     5. Judith Marie Witmer,   b. 14 Mar 1947,   d. 5 Feb 1951  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F6491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • WITMER, Lauretta Boshart May 17, 1912 - August 29, 2011 Lauretta passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was a member of First Mennonite Church. She is survived by husband John Eldon Witmer, son Murray Witmer (Ruth McManaman), daughter Dorene Rudy-Snyder (Douglas Snyder), and son James Bruce Witmer (Dianne). Predeceased by her daughter Judith Marie in 1951, parents Jonas and Magdelena Boshart, siblings and spouses; Moses and Bertha Boshart, John and Ida Boshart, Netta and Moses Gingerich, Lily and Ezra Brenneman, Mary Boshart, Menno and Mynetta Boshart, Simeon and Esther Boshart, Aaron and Marion Boshart, Gideon and Pearl Boshart, Luella and Clarence Erb, Elmina and Edward Witmer. Lauretta was Director of the W.M.S.C. Cutting Room which prepared clothing, quilts and blankets for the Mennonite Central Committee. She and her husband, managed an MCC Thrift Shop on Lancaster Street for many years. She was actively involved in Women's Sewing Committee at First Mennonite Church, Cradle Roll Department and the Seniors Groups. Lauretta loved and thoroughly enjoyed her children, grandchildren (9), and great-grandchildren (13). Friends are invited to share their memories of Lauretta with her family during visitation at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home on Thursday, September 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service to celebrate Lauretta's life and faith will be held at First Mennonite Church, 800 King St. E., Kitchener on Friday, September 2nd at 2 p.m. Reception to follow. Interment will take place at First Mennonite Cemetery prior to the service on Friday at 1: 30 p.m. Condolences for the family and in lieu of flowers, donations to the Mennonite Central Committee, Fairview Mennonite Home, or a charity of your choice may be arranged through the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445. A special thanks to Fairview Mennonite Home for the wonderful nursing care she received during her four years in long-term care.

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Mary Boshart - 18 Feb 1985.

    2. [S2403] News - Unidentified Newspaper Obituary, Obituary of Magdalena Gerber - Boshart.

    3. [S47] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - First Mennonite CC#4507 Internet link First Mennonite Cemetery online.
      Witmer / Lauretta / (Boshart) / 1912- / John Eldon / Witmer / 1914- / their beloved daughter / Judith Marie 1947-1951

    4. [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Gideon Boshart - October 9, 1963.

    5. [S602] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - The Waterloo Region Record (March 2008- ), Obituary of John Eldon Witmer - March 22, 2014.

    6. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 5, 1939 Obituary of Jonas Boshart.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 May 1912 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1963 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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