Eli H. Weiler, 86, Ephrata, father of nine, farmer, Springville Mennonite member

By on December 9, 2015

Eli H. Weiler, 86, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in New Holland to the late Abram and Susanna (Hoover) Weiler, and was the husband of Ellen (Wenger) Weiler.

He was a member of Springville Mennonite Church. Eli worked as a farmer. After retirement, he worked part time at the Shopping News.

In addition to his wife, Eli is survived by nine children: Esther Stauffer of Narvon; LeRoy, husband of Jacqueline Weiler, of Hamburg; Melvin, husband of Jacqueline Weiler, of Ephrata; John, husband of Karen Weiler, of Ephrata; Mark Weiler of Ephrata; Marvin, husband of Deborah Weiler, of Denver; Mary Ellen, wife of Gerald Nissley, of Middletown; Jason, husband of Kim Weiler, of Bradenton, Fla.; Glenn, husband of Grace Weiler, of Attica, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: David and Paul Weiler; and two granddaughters.

Services were held Dec. 5 at Springville Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin and Ministers Wilmer Martin, Walter Martin, and Walter Zimmerman officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

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

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