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Steiner, Arlene Amstutz Schrock Gerber (1914-2006)
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 2006 Nov 6 p. 12
Birth date: 1914 Oct 22
text of obituary:
Arlene Amstutz Steiner, 91, of Orrville, Ohio, died Sept. 27, 2006. She was born Oct. 22, 1914, to Daniel B. and Fannie (Zaugg) Amstutz in Dalton, one of 11 children.
She graduated from Dalton High School and was a lifelong resident of Wayne County.
As a member of the Amstutz Sisters’ Trio, she sang on The Calvary Hour broadcasts for 25 years and for many worship services and events throughout her life until recent years.
She was an active member of Orrville Mennonite Church.
In 1940 she married Glenn L. Schrock. He died in 1952. In 1957 she married Ross L. Gerber, who died in 1973. Later she married James A. Steiner, who died in 1993.
Survivors include two sons, James L. Schrock and his wife, Susan, of Sidney, and Philip Schrock and his wife, Rayene, of Wooster; nine stepchildren, Nancy Conrad and her husband, Mark, of Coronado, Calif., David Gerber and his wife, Fern, of Hesston, Kan., Daniel Gerber and his wife, Janet, of Schaumburg, Ill., Dwight Gerber and his wife, Paula, of Elkhart, Ind., Amy Kauffman and her husband, Tom, of Toledo, Geneva Smucker and her husband, Dave, of Smithville, Gerald Steiner and his wife, Beulah, of Burbank, Eleanor Yoder and her husband, Marion, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., and Marilyn Eigsti and her husband, Eldon, of Buda, Ill.; four sisters, Anna Sommer Amstutz of Kidron, Ella Rohrer and Em Gonter Geiser, both of Orrville, and Jeanne Schafrath of Wooster; a brother, Duane Amstutz of Dalton; five grandchildren; 24 step-grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, C.S. Amstutz and C.V. Amstutz; and three sisters, Pauline Miller, Leona Hostetler and Lavera Amstutz.
Memorial services were held at Orrville Mennonite Church. Burial was in Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery near Smithville.