Daniel E. Wenger, 89, retired farmer, active MCC/MDS volunteer, refinished furniture

By on August 24, 2016

Daniel E. Wenger, 89, of Ephrata, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016, at Fairmount Homes.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Harry and Edna Wenger. He was the husband of Mildred K. Wenger of Ephrata for 70 years.

Daniel raised chickens on a small farm near Mount Airy. After retiring from farming, his hobby was purchasing and refinishing furniture to donate to Jubilee Ministries in Lebanon. He loved to travel. He and Mildred volunteered at the Ephrata Mennonite Central Committee Re-Uzit Shop and toured with MCC and Mennonite Disaster Service groups in different parts of the country and globe. They took bus trips with Bob Neff Tours. Daniel was a member of Gehman Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, Daniel is survived by five children: Daniel K., married to Janet (High), of Denver; Barbara, married to Jonas Borntrager, of Harrisonburg, Va.; Harry, married to Bev (Derstine), of Stevens; Rachel Kreamer of Stevens; and Jim, married to Vicki (Dietz), of Stuartstown; 11 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Wheatridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, on Saturday, Aug. 27, for a visitation from 1 to 2 p.m., and a memorial service from 2 to 3 p.m., to be officiated by the Rev. Irvin Martin. Interment will take place at Gehman Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Phil Horning officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Jubilee Ministries, 235 S. 12th St., Lebanon, PA 17042.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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