Passed away peacefully, with family at his side, on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Nithview Home, New Hamburg at the age of 91.
Beloved husband of the late Jessie Bearinger (nee Milne) for 61 years. Loving father of Karen (Willard) Martin of Elmira, David (Debbi) Bearinger of Mannheim, Jim (Barb) Bearinger of Petersburg, Judy (Peter) Osborne of BC, Susan (Richard) Cressman of New Hamburg, Larry (Karen) Bearinger of Tavistock and Kevin (Doris) Bearinger of Baden. Cherished grandfather of 17 grandchildren and much loved great-grandfather of 18 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Olive Brubacher, Reta Bearinger and Willard Bearinger.
Predeceased by a brother Melvin and sisters, Irene, Beulah, Mabel, Aleda and Violet.
Howard and Jessie were long-time members of Mannheim Mennonite Church. Howard was a diversified farmer in Mannheim, an avid gardener and woodworker.
Visitation will be held at the Mannheim Mennonite Church, 1494 Bleams Rd., Mannheim on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, November 16th from 1p.m. until 1:45. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Gord Alton officiating. Interment in Mannheim Mennonite Cemetery will be followed by a reception at the church.
Condolences for the family and donations to the Mannheim Mennonite Church or the Mennonite Central Committee may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.