David Musser, 83, farmer, driver

By on January 4, 2012

David S. Musser, 83, formerly of Ephrata, passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Fairmount Homes Retirement Community.

Born in Brecknock Township, he was the son of the late Isaac H. and Lena (Sauder) Musser and was the husband of V. Mildred (Sensenig) Musser. They had been married 62 years.

A member of Pequea Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), David was a self-employed farmer in his earlier years. He also had worked as a feed truck driver for Agway and at Ford New Holland in the janitorial department.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by five sons: Eugene S., husband of Martha W. (Martin) Musser, of Lititz; David S. Musser Jr., of Ephrata; Gerald S., husband of Darla R. (Nolt) Musser, of Ephrata; Merle S., husband of Vera K. (Sensenig) Musser, of Ephrata; and Wilmer S., husband of Janelle L. (Garman) Musser, of Ephrata; four daughters: Mary Jane, wife of Arthur W. Hoover, of New Holland; Brenda Mae, wife of Aaron H. Burkholder, of Lititz; Doris Jean, wife of Lewis H. Zimmerman, of East Earl; and Joanne S., wife of Ray S. Martin, of Myerstown; a foster daughter: Mary Elizabeth Holloway, of Blue Ball; 36 grandchildren; two foster grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; five foster great-grandchildren; three brothers: Rufus S., husband of Irene (Zimmerman) Musser, of Ephrata; Isaac S., husband of Mary Jane (Zimmerman) Musser, of East Earl; and Roman S., husband of Kathryn (Weaver) Musser, of Lititz; and four sisters: Anna, wife of the late Lester High, of Denver; Edna, wife of the late James Martin, of Schaefferstown; Mary S., wife of Lloyd High, of Lititz; and Esther S., wife of Lloyd Oberholtzer, of Myerstown.

He was preceded in death by his son: Leonard S. Musser; two brothers: Christ and John Musser; and a sister: Eva Oberholtzer.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 3 at the Wheat Ridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, with further services at Pequea Mennonite Church, Gordonville, with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman and Ministers Paul Newswanger, Marlin Zimmerman and Harlan Martin officiating. Burial took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

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