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Rosa J. (Herschberger) Herschberger, age 90 years, 7 months and 2 days, died at 11:35 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at her home. She was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Miami County, the daughter of Joe E. and Lovina (Gingerich) Herschberger. On Oct. 16, 1947, she married Andy A. Herschberger. He preceded her in death July 20, 2004. They lived in matrimony 56 years, nine months and four days.
She was a faithful homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Surviving are six sons and daughters-in-law, three daughters and two sons-in-law, Freeman and Ruth (Graber), Converse, Eugene and Edna Mae (Miller), Amboy, Mary and Ivan Gingerich, Kokomo, Emory and Ida Mae (Bontrager), Bunker Hill, Raymond and Kathryn (Miller), Amboy, Andy Jr. and Barbara (Herschberger), Greentown, Lloyd and Darlene (Miller), Kokomo, Irene Herschberger, at home, and Elsie and Roger Herschberger, Kokomo; 42 grandchildren; 89 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren, 13 stepgreat-great grandchildren. Also surviving are three in laws, Andy E Yoder, Bloomfield, Iowa, Edith Herschberger, Goshen, Indiana, Alma Herschberger, Emporia, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Mary Helmuth (Truman), Frannie Yoder (Leo), Lizzie Bontrager (Ed), Tillie Bontrager (Moses), Clara Yoder (Andy), Simon J. Herschberger; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Burial will be at Christner Cemetery, Miami County, Indiana. The family wishes to express sincere thanks for all the letters, prayers, kind deeds, young folks singing, visits, phone calls and food during her passing.
Viewing will be after 10 a.m. Tuesday and all day Wednesday. The funeral is 9 a.m. Thursday at the Lloyd A. Herschberger residence, 13341 South and 300 East, Kokomo, with Bishop Marvin Otto officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, Amboy, Indiana.
Family and friends may leave a memory or message of condolence by visiting the online obituary at www.eddyfuneralhomes.com.
Published on August 14, 2017
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