David Mohler, Hocking worker, active in church

By on August 31, 2011

David W. Mohler, 70, of Ephrata, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 in Ephrata.

He was born in Denver, to the late Galen K. and Viola (Weaver) Mohler and was the husband of Mildred S. (Weaver) Mohler, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage.

David was an active member of Gehman’s Mennonite Church, Adamstown, where he served as a deacon for 27 years, and was active in many other ways at the church. He also served on the Board of Freedom Gate Prison Ministries. David worked for New Holland Church Furniture for 18 years until his retirement in 2008. Since then, he did part-time maintenance work for Hocking Printing, Ephrata. He loved the outdoors, spending time with his family, visiting his cabin in Tioga County and was a skilled woodworker.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by a son: Kenneth R., husband of Melanie (Gochnauer) Mohler, of Ephrata; two daughters: Lucille, wife of Terry L. Hollinger, of Richland; and Janelle K., wife of Dwane Reitz, of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; a brother: Dr. J. Harold, husband of Doris (Shenk) Mohler, of Ronks; brother-in-law: Elias Groff, of Holtwood; four sisters: Emma, wife of Richard Valentine, of Lewisville, Texas; Rachel Ramos, of New Holland; Verna, wife of Glenn Colliver, of Lansdale; and Esther Kennel, of New Holland; and two sister-in-laws: Fern Mohler, of Elverson; and Marilyn Mohler, of Kirkwood.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard and Allen Mohler; and a sister: Marian Groff.

Funeral services will be held on Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, with Pastors Phil Horning, Glen Martin and Deacon Steve McCosby officiating. Interment will take place in the Gehman’s Mennonite Cemetery, Brecknock Township.

If desired, memorial contributions in David’s memory may be made to Freedom Gate Ministries, 131 S. Ninth St., Reading, PA 19602.

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

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