Royice Lee Merce, Jonas N. Schrock

Royice Lee Mercer

Royice Lee Mercer, 78, of Vincennes, died on Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his daughter, Anna Collins, and his sons, Richard Mercer, Andy Mercer, and Ed Mercer.

Private services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s charity of choice. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Mercer family during their time of loss.

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Jonas N. Schrock

Jonas N. Schrock, 92, of Elnora, went to Heaven on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 11, 1927 in Orrville, Ohio, the son of Noah J. and Emma J. (Miller) Schrock. Jonas married Anna Viola Yoder on Nov. 22, 1956. Jonas was ordained a minister in 1960 and ordained a bishop in 1961. He was a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church. He loved the church and served the congregation until the age of 80. He was known by many as a brick mason who was missing a thumb and fingers on his left hand.

Family left behind to cherish the memory of Jonas include three sons, Olen Schrock and his wife, Juanita, of Elnora, Thomas Schrock and his wife, Fae, of Elnora, and Marvin Schrock and his wife, Pam, of Sterling, Alaska; two daughters, Mary Esther Schrock of Elnora and Arlene Rhodes and her husband, Luke, of Newberry; one daughter-in-law, Fan Schrock of Loogootee; four sisters, Maryann Hershberger, Katie Rouse, Emma Shelter, and Viola Spence; sisters-in-law Esther Schrock, Sarah McGuire, and Lydiann Yoder; 24 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Jonas was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna Viola Schrock in December 2005; a son, Stephen Schrock in May 2017; two brothers, Pete and Levi Schrock; and five sisters, Edna, Dinah, and Ella Mae Schrock, Lena Jackson, and Polly Garver.

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. on Monday at the Simon J. Graber Complex near Odon with James Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Mount Joy Cemetery in Raglesville. Family and friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. both today and Sunday at the complex. All arrangements have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon.

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