Erwin S. Sensenig, 95, welder, Martindale Mennonite member, farmer, enjoyed traveling

By on January 25, 2017

Erwin S. Sensenig, 95, of Stevens, passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at home.

He was born in Earl Township to the late Aaron M. and Mary Z. (Sensenig) Sensenig, and was the husband of Mabel H. (Zimmerman) Sensenig, with whom he shared 74 years of marriage.

He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church. Erwin was a welder and a farmer. He loved to travel, especially to the cabin in Huntingdon County and to Florida. He also loved life, and the Bible, which he read through three times.

In addition to his wife, Erwin is survived by eight children: Sally A., wife of Amos R. Arment, of East Earl; Erwin S. Jr., husband of Jeanine Sensenig, of Maine; Rose M., wife of Elmer Stoltzfus, of Stevens; William L., husband of Mary Jane Sensenig, of Stevens; Thomas L., husband of Tammy Sensenig, of Ephrata; Donald R., husband of Sharon Sensenig, of Ephrata; Larry J., husband of Rheta Sensenig, of Narvon; Nelson M., husband of Sharon Sensenig, of New Holland; a daughter-in-law: Carol Sensenig of Lebanon; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother: Keller, husband of Roseine Sensenig, of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son: James Sensenig; a grandson: Trevor Gockley; four brothers; and a sister.

Services were held Jan. 25 at Martindale Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Pastor Eugene Weaver officiating. Interment took place in the Martindale Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Erwin’s memory may be made to Hospice anb Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

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