Harry W. Hertzler, 100, ordained minister, member of Bethel Mennonite Church

By on June 21, 2017

Harry W. Hertzler, born April 4, 1917, to the late Henry P. and Anna (Shenk) Hertzler, passed away peacefully from this life Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at the age of 100 years, two months, and 10 days, at Lincoln Christian Home.

He was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, where he had lived for 13 years with his wife Alma J. (Martin Swartzendruber) Hertzler. He was ordained to the ministry at Rock Mennonite Church, Elverson, in 1958 and endeavored to serve faithfully in many church, school and mission capacities.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons: J. David, husband of Ilva, of Milford, Del.; Joseph, husband of Norma, of Cumberland, Va.; John Paul of Fair Play, S.C.; Daniel, husband of Ruth, of Chewelah, Wash.; Michael, husband of Kay, of Meadville; Henry, husband of Gwen, of Tahlequah, Okla.; a daughter: Lois Ann, wife of Phillip Danner, of Hanover; two step-daughters: Ruth (Swartzendruber), wife of Paul Hollingshead, of Reinholds; and Rosa Swartzendruber of Mount Pleasant Mills; a son-in-law: Marvin, husband of Jean Rohrer, of Browerville, Minn.; a brother-in-law: Johnny Wenger of Goshen, Ind.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, and five sisters; his first wife: Edna W. (Wenger) Hertzler; a daughter: Mary June (Hertzler) Rohrer; and a daughter-in-law: Alma (Yoder) Hertzler.

A funeral service was held June 19 at the Salisbury Mennonite Church in Delaware, with the Bethel Church Ministry officiating. Interment was in the Salisbury Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Harry’s memory may be made to Lincoln Christian Home, 1307 Apple St., Ephrata, PA, 17522.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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