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Ethel I. Litwiller

January 1, 1930 ~ May 19, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

Ethel I. (Bachman) Litwiller, 91, of Hopedale, passed away on May 19, 2021.  She was born January 1, 1930 in Low Point, Illinois to Arthur & Ida (Sutter) Bachman.  She married Elmer Litwiller on March 6, 1949 in Metamora.  He passed away on December 10, 2013. 

Surviving are five children:  Wayne D. (Dianne) Litwiller of Normal, IL, Sandra (Rick) Morris of Greenwood, IN, Janice Eck of Wichita, KS, Nancy (Eddie) Cunningham and Edward (Rosie) Litwiller both of Hopedale; 11 Grandchildren: Wayne Litwiller Jr, Katrina Ellis, Dexter Litwiller, Jennifer Morris, Gregg Morris, Jeremy Eck, Jeff Eck, Dan Cunningham, Amanda Aeschliman, Lindsey Weihmeir, Luke Litwiller and 12 great grandchildren.   Also surviving is her sister, Violet Davis and sister-in-law, Bernice Bachman and sister-in-law, Ada Litwiller. 

She was preceded in death by three sisters, two brothers, and one son-in-law. 

Ethel was a lifelong farmer’s wife, making the best pies & cinnamon rolls. Ethel was a volunteer manager at the Eureka Et Cetera shop for many years.  Ethel & Elmer enjoyed spending more than 30 winters at Towerpoint Resort in Mesa, AZ with their good friends Don & Wilma Nafziger. 

Ethel was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church in Hopedale, where her funeral will be at 10:00 am Monday, May 24, 2021.  Pastor Kurt Walker will officiate.  Visitation will be from 3 to 5 pm Sunday, also at the church.  Burial will be in Mennonite Cemetery, rural Hopedale. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements. 

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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