Harvey M. Alderfer
Susan T. Landes
Mildred L. Alderfer


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1. John Clair Bucher

Mildred L. Alderfer 1 2

  • Born: 2 Mar 1927, Harleysville, Montgomery, PA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): John Clair Bucher on 2 Mar 1947 1
  • Died: 9 Dec 2005, Salunga, Lancaster, PA at age 78 1 3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: Intelligencer Journal on 10 Dec 2005 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 1 Mildred L. Bucher, 78, of 118 Main St., Salunga, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 9, 2005. She had Parkinson's for the final 15 years.
She was born on March 2, 1927. She was the daughter of the late Harvey M. and Susan Landes Alderfer. She was raised in Harleysville, PA, the youngest of four children. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter and Isaiah, and a sister, Marie.

Mildred married John C. Bucher on March 2, 1947. They were married 58 years. Two years after their wedding, they moved to Dover, PA, where they farmed for the next 26 years.

During that time, she was also a member and actively involved at Stony Brook Mennonite Church. Sept. 1975 to Sept. 1977, she and her husband served with Mennonite Voluntary Service in Philadelphia under Eastern Mennonite Missions. While living there, she related to the Oxford Circle Mennonite Church, and enjoyed serving with the VS unit and people in the community.

In 1977 she and her husband moved to Salunga, PA, where she worked as the cook in the kitchen of EMM for 16 years.

She also was hostess for the Missionary Closet. She was a member of Erisman Mennonite Church. She taught Sunday School for many years, sewed comforters and hosted many families in her home, including international students. She especially enjoyed time with her family, including traveling overseas to visit some of them on their mission assignments.
In addition to her husband, John, she is survived by two sons: John Paul Bucher, husband of Esther, of Richmond, VA and Kenneth Bucher, husband of Evie, of Manheim, PA; two daughters: Ruth Mellinger, wife of Jim of Greensboro, NC and Nancy Rotfort, wife of Steve, of Hickory, NC; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held Sunday, December 11, at Erisman Mennonite Church, 8 South Erisman Road, Manheim PA, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

Following a private interment at the Erisman Cemetery, there will be a public memorial service on Monday at 6:30 PM at Erisman Mennonite Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P O Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or EMM, 53 W. Brandt Blvd., Salunga, PA 17538. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 247 Main St., Landisville, PA.

2. Obituary: Lancaster Sunday News on 11 Dec 2005 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. BUCHER, Mildred L., 78, wife of John C. Bucher, 118 Main St., Salunga, Dec. 9.

Mildred married John Clair Bucher, son of Rev. Bela Lemuel Bucher and Anna Mabel Musselman, on 2 Mar 1947.1


1 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 10 Dec 2005, obituary of Mildred L. Bucher, Page: 3.

2 The Gospel Herald (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/), Volume 77, Number 49 - December 4, 1984, page 858.

3 Lancaster Sunday News (Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.), December 11, 2005, obituary of Mildred L. Bucher.

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