David S. Horst, 92, farmer, worked at Conestoga Wood, Lichty Mennonite trustee

By on January 17, 2018

David S. Horst, 92, formerly of East Earl, passed peacefully into his eternal rest on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mary (Esbenshade) Horst, on Sept. 21, 2017. Born in East Earl Township, he was the son of the late Jacob G. and Mary Jane (Sensenig) Horst.

David had been a farmer, worked at Blue Ball Machine Co., and spent most of his working years as a machinist at Conestoga Wood Specialties.

He was a member of Lichty Mennonite Church where he served as a trustee for 27 years. He was also a member of East End Hunting Club in Lycoming County. David enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; hunting; and golfing.

Surviving are five children: Elaine, married to Glenn Newswanger, Myerstown; Sharon, married to Henry Zimmerman, Narvon; David, married to Sharon (Adams) Horst, Honey Grove; Darlene, married to Edwin Ringler, East Earl; Linda, married to Don Weaver, New Holland; a daughter-in-law: Linda (Martin), married to Clarence Fasnacht, Leola; 19 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and a brother: Luke S. married to Ruth (Lichty) Horst, Narvon.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son: Clifford Horst; a granddaughter: Heidi Weaver; and five siblings: Anna Hoover, Lloyd S., Isaac S., Elmer S., and J. Earl Horst.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff of Fairmount Homes and Hospice & Community Care for the care they gave to both David and Anna Mary.

A funeral was held Jan. 15 at Lichty Mennonite Church, East Earl. Interment was in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at groffeckenroth.com.

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