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William D. Marolf

Marolf obit

March 14, 1932 to April 11, 2017

BEAVER FALLS – William D. Marolf, 85, of Beaver Falls, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, April 11, 2017 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Utica.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery. Calling hours are from 1 – 3 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the funeral home. Contributions in his memory may be made to Lewis County General Hospital Fund for Hope, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367; Beaver Falls Fire Department, P.O. Box 456 Beaver Falls, NY 13305; Croghan Fire Department, P.O. Box 405 Croghan, NY 13327.

He is survived by a son, James and Diana Marolf of Beaver Falls; a daughter, Jane and Stephen Monnat of Croghan; five grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jason Zehr; James Marolf, Jr.; Kelly and Andrew Juby; Michele and Andrew Nikitich; Patrick Monnat; eleven great-grandchildren, Morgan and Corey Stevens; Elijah Smith; Chloe, Paige and Macie Zehr; Alé Marolf; Maddison and Cassie Juby; Reece and Mia Nikitich; five sisters-in-law, Vada Marolf of Lowville; Ruth Sweeney of Lowville; Viola Marolf of Turin; Jackie Marolf of Colorado; Bessie Trembley of Carthage; many nieces and nephews. Bill is also survived by the family of the late Clara Marolf. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elberta, and his second wife, Clara; a son, William Marolf, Jr.; four sisters, Joyce Blair, Beulah Duffer, Francis Knight, and Eleanor Marolf; four brothers, Harry Marolf, Herbert Marolf, Gordon Marolf, and Glenfred Marolf.

William was born on March 14, 1932 at home, Toy Town, Town of Croghan, a son of the late Fred and Belva Hutchins Marolf. He attended Beaver Falls High School. Bill worked at J.P. Lewis paper mill before serving with the U.S. Army from 1950 until his honorable discharge as Sargent in 1953. On July 3, 1954, he married Elberta Trembley in Carthage. Elberta died on February 6, 2012. After his service, Bill worked for AMF, and Patten Plumbing and Heating in Croghan. He worked for Beaver River Central School for 27 years, retiring as Head Custodian in 1989. On August 13, 2016, he married Clara Marolf at Croghan Island, with Rev. Bruce W. Chapman officiating. Clara died January 25, 2017.

Mr. Marolf was a member of Beaver River Memorial Post 1663, Croghan American Legion, a member of Lewis County Memorial Post #6912, Lowville VFW, and an honorary member of the Beaver Falls Fire Department. Bill was a former member of the Mullin’s Pond Hunting Club. His hobbies and interests included chainsaw carving, square dancing with the North Country Swingers, snow sledding, traveling with his camper and taking his grandchildren with him, driving with no destination and watching softball games. He was an avid outdoorsman.

Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Mary Lou Kozdra

Kozdra obit

March 2, 1935 to April 11, 2017

Turin- Mary Lou Kozdra, 82, of Lyman Road passed away on April 11, 2017.

She was born in Turin, N.Y. on March 2, 1935, a daughter of Lester Rudd Sr. and Ethel Burdick Rudd. She graduated from General Martin High School in Glenfield and married John Kozdra. John died June 15, 2005. The couple settled in Turin on Lyman Road. For seventeen years Mary Lou was employed at the Utica Psychiatric Center as a mental health aide. She was a member of the D.A.R., the Local Citizens Band Radio Club and the Northern New York Rock & Gem Club.

Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law; Sandra and Edward Murphy, Boonville, Sharon and Jerry Gandre, Austin, TX and Deborah and Andrew Colton, Ridgefield, CT; two grandchildren, Jenna and Devon Colton and her canine companion, Jessie. She was predeceased by a brother, Clarence Rudd.

A funeral service will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12 p.m. at Mills Funeral Home, 301 Post Street, Boonville. Calling hours will be from 10a.m.-12p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Turin Cemetery. Mary Lou was a dog lover and adopted several German Sheppard dogs. Contributions may be made to Seeing Eye Dogs, NYS Guiding eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road,  Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

For an online message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com

Michael L. Simpson

Mike Simpson obit

March 29, 1977 to April 10, 2017

PORT LEYDEN – Michael Louis Simpson, 40, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the funeral home, with the Rev. Linda M. Logan, Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, Boonville, officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the memorial service at the Lowville American Legion Post #162, 5383 Dayan St., Lowville. Any food donations may be taken directly to the American Legion after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday. Contributions may be made for his funeral expenses and the care of his family at his obituary page at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com or to Bethany Simpson, 3622 McDonald Road, Port Leyden, NY 13433.

He is survived by his wife, Bethany; his daughter, McKenna; his step-children, Kayden and Skyler Carpenter; his mother and step-father, Frances and Robert Davies of Lowville; two brothers; Jack K. Simpson of Lowville; William Davies of Lowville; his mother and father-in-law, Sandy and Ken Allen of Port Leyden; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis Poore and Terry Bourgeois of Port Leyden; his sisters-in-law, Jennifer (Brad) Carpenter of Constableville; Rebecca (John) Cavanaugh of Constableville; a brother-in-law, Cory Poore of Port Leyden;a special aunt and uncle, Lori and Bruce Lyndaker; a special niece, Tayden Simpson; a special cousin, Peg Nuspliger of Lyons Falls; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins and many friends who enjoyed his sense of humor. He is predeceased by his father, Thomas J. Simpson; a brother, Thomas J. Simpson; his maternal grandparents, Rose and Leo Ouellette; his paternal grandparents, Wesley and Estelle Simpson.

Michael was born on March 29, 1977 in Lowville, NY, a son of Thomas J. and Frances Ouellette Simpson. He attended Lowville Academy. He worked for Lodging Kit Company in Boonville for ten years, and more recently worked for Shue Brothers Excavating and Logging, where he really enjoyed doing trash removal. On September 27, 2008, he married Bethany M. Poore at St. Patrick’s Church, Highmarket, with Rev. Paul Joslyn officiating.

Michael enjoyed working in the woods, cutting trees and four-wheeling. He loved kayaking, hiking and camping. Most of all, he loved playing with his children, McKenna, Kayden and Skyler.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

Harold Gordon Yager

February 9, 1946 to April 9, 2017

Boonville – Harold Gordon Yager, 71, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Harold was born in Rome, on February 9, 1946 a son of John H. and Iola Fassett Yager. He was raised in Hawkinsville and attended Boonville Central School. Following his education, Harold was employed for the Cleo Hughes and Spires Farms, before his employment with Sargeant’s Chair Factory, Boonville.

On June 20, 1981, Harold was united in marriage with Marie Ann Kline in Boonville. He was a member of the Hawkinsville Methodist Church.

He is survived by his children: Tania (Andrew) St. Thomas, Amber Yager, Gordon Yager, and Joseph Yager, two granddaughters: Zoey and Ally St. Thomas, siblings: Sarah Johnson, Emma (Alton) Buffett, Jackie (Douglas) Satterlee, and Edward Yager. He was predeceased by a son Eric Shane Yager on January 7, 1991, his sisters Luella Vollmar and Ida “Tootsie” Yager, and brothers Stanley and John Yager.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Interment will be held in Boonville Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, from 4:00 pm until the time of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Boonville Rod & Gun Club for the Stanley Yager Memorial Fishing Derby, the Boonville Fire Co. Ambulance fund, P.O. Box #164, Boonville, New York 13309, or to the American Heart Association, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, New York 13502.

For an on-line message of sympathy, please go to www.trainorfuneralhome.com

Elmer Moser

Elmer Moser obit

January 4, 1929 ~ April 6, 2017

CASTORLAND- Elmer Moser, 88, of State Route 410, Castorland, NY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, April 6, 2017, at his home under the loving care of his family and Lewis County Hospice.

Calling hours will be from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. on Saturday April 8, 2017 at Naumburg Mennonite Church. A committal service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Naumburg Mennonite Church with a Memorial Service to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church, with Titus Mast and Myron Roggie, Pastors, officiating. Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville. Contributions may be made to Naumburg Mennonite Church, In Memory of Elmer Moser, P.O. Box 124, Castorland, NY 13620, River Valley Mennonite School, P.O. Box 141, Castorland, NY 13620, or Friends of Lewis County Hospice, P.O. Box 266, Lowville, NY 13367.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 65 years, Kathleen; his children, Charlene and Daniel Miller of Watson; Darwin and Karen Moser of Castorland; Mervin and Eva Moser of Castorland; Marcia and Calvin Roes of West Lowville; Lucinda and Roger Zehr of Castorland; his sisters, Florence and Wilbur Jantzi of Croghan; Sharon and Delvin Mast of Grantsville, MD; two sisters-in-law, Maxine Moser of Copenhagen; Joyce Moser of Lowville; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He is predeceased by his parents, three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Irene and Leo Zehr; twin sisters Loretta Moser, who died in infancy, and Lorenna and Nelson Moser; twin brothers, Elton and Ellis Moser.

Elmer was born on January 4, 1929 in Copenhagen, NY, a son of the late Andrew R. and Emma Widrick Moser. He attended country school on the Number Three Road and Copenhagen Central School. Elmer worked on the family farm until his marriage. On October 1, 1952, he married Kathleen M. Lehman at Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Andrew Gingerich officiating. Elmer started a trucking business, hauling canned milk and bagged feed for GLF. He later contracted with Agway to haul feed and did contract spraying for many years. His passion was crop spraying, becoming the first commercial crop sprayer in Lewis County.

Elmer was ordained in 1963 as a minister in the Conservative Mennonite Church, and then served in the newly formed Naumburg Congregation, serving for 50 years, and then becoming overseer until his passing.

He served on many committees during his life. He was one of the founders of Beaver Camp, River Valley Mennonite School, and Brookside Senior Living Community. Elmer was active with Son Light Missions, La Colline, Haiti. He also served in many capacities in the Conservative Mennonite Conference.

Elmer loved spending time with his wife, family and friends, traveling and camping, and crop spraying. He enjoyed life and people.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com

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