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Levi S. Weirich, 85, Martinsville
Levi S. Weirich, 85, Martinsville, went home to glory Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Levi was born in Middlebury to the late Samuel E. and Millie (Bontrager) Weirich, Jan 30, 1928. He was one of 13 children, six who survive; Manasses of Millersburg, Mary Weaver, Elizabeth Miller, Lydia Mae Ganger, Joas and Samuel Weirich Jr., all of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Enos and Eli Weirich, and four siblings who died in infancy.

He graduated from Middlebury High School in 1946. He married Helen Vincent April 26, 1947; she survives. They are the parents of three children, Ron Weirich (wife, Vicki) of Goshen, Crystal Chandler (husband, Carl) of Martinsville, and Gordon Weirich (wife, Barb) of Harrisonburg, Va. They have eight grandchildren, Carmen Elliott (husband, Randy), Veronica Berkey (husband, Gary), Cara Chandler (husband, Jason Openshaw), Brad Weirich (wife, Melissa), Cary Chandler (wife, Michelle), Jessica Weirich, Gordon David (wife, Sarah Beth), and Justin Levi Weirich (wife, Sarah). They have 13 great-grandchildren.

Dec. 1, 1953, Levi and his family moved from Middlebury to Mahalasville, south of Martinsville, to minister at Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church. Following many years of service at Mt. Pleasant, he was ordained to the ministry there in 1977.

For the last 25 years, he was a member and servant at Bean Blossom Mennonite Church in Brown County. Levi worked for Schnaiter Lumber Co., Gaile’s Gas and Electric in Morgantown, Sears Roebuck & Company in Martinsville, and retired from Indianapolis Power and Light in 1990 after 22 1/2 years of service. He was known for his ability to repair anything, his woodworking skills and furniture creation, and was always available to help a neighbor or friend. He loved to fish, golf, read, listen to gospel music, and he read many, many books to grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For years he portrayed Johnny Appleseed for first-grade classes in Martinsville. He will be greatly missed by his family and the people who were recipients of his kindness, humor and acts of service.

Visitation was at Costin Funeral Chapel, Martinsville, Sunday, July 28 and prior to the funeral service Monday. The funeral was conducted Monday, July 29, at Bean Blossom Mennonite Church.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Mennonite Disaster Service in care of Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, State Road 135 North, Morgantown, IN 46160.

Online condolences can be made at www.costinfuneralchapel.com.

  • December 19
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • December 19
    Christmas sing-along at The Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 19
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 19
    Live hip hop music at dance barn
    7 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains´╗┐
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road