Elvin K. Martin, 71, dairy farmer, Pequea Mennonite member, enjoyed singing, tractors

By on November 16, 2016

Elvin K. Martin, 71, of Denver, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, at his residence.

He was the loving husband of Barbara O. (Sensenig) Martin, with whom he shared more than 49 years of marriage. Born in Ephrata, he was a son of the late Ivan G. and Eva B. (Kurtz) Martin.

Elvin was a member of Pequea Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. Elvin worked as a dairy farmer for more than 25 years. In his spare time, he enjoyed singing, tractors, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Elvin is survived by five children: Dwain Martin, husband of Shana (Heisey), of East Earl; Beverly Rutt, wife of Larry, of Ephrata; Christa Rutt, wife of Nelson, of Ephrata; Dawn Seibel, wife of Kevin, of Fort Shaw, Mont.; and Dean Martin, husband of Dawn, of Denver; six siblings: Louella K. Zimmerman, wife of Harvey N., of Bethel; Ivan K. Martin, husband of Gloria E. (Tipping), of Lititz; Eugene K. Martin, husband of Carol (Weaver), of Ephrata; Clair K. Martin, husband of Mary Lou (Sensenig), of Port Royal; Glen K. Martin, husband of Terry (Dunstan), of Lititz; and Ralph M. Martin of Lititz; two sisters-in-law: Ida O. Musser of Newmanstown and Mary Jane Martin, of Manheim; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Elvin was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother: Anna H. Martin; and his brothers: Cloyd K. and Mervin K. Martin.

Services were held Nov. 14 at Pequea Mennonite Church, with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Marlin Zimmerman, Loren Nolt, Paul Newswanger, and James Zimmerman officiating. Interment was held in the adjoining cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

To send the family online condolences, visit groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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