Lester D. Snader, 87, vegetable truck farmer, cattle hauler, Goodville Mennonite chorister

By on November 9, 2016

Lester D. Snader, 87, of East Earl, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2016, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was the husband of Janet (Reed) Snader of Ephrata. Born in Narvon, he was the son of the late Daniel and Sarah (Crouse) Snader.

Lester was a truck farmer most of his life and operated a vegetable stand for 20 years in Shillington. He also hauled cattle, and worked at Morgan Corp. for a time.

He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church and served as chorister for more than 40 years at Goodville Mennonite Church.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, is a son: Merlin Snader of East Earl; a daughter: Twila Steffy of East Earl; two grandsons: Matthew and Jonathan Steffy; and a sister: Mary E. Snader of Landis Homes.

Preceding him in death are five brothers: Isaac, Noah, Paul, Daniel, and Titus Snader; and two sisters: Anna Mae Snader and Ruth Zimmerman.

Services were held Nov. 7 at Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, with the Retired Bishop C. Kenneth Martin, the Rev. Leon Hurst, and the Rev. Brian Martin officiating. Private interment will be in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in Lester’s name may be made to a charity of your choice.

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

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