Harlan M. Martin, 78, farmer, member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church, father of nine

By on June 8, 2016

Harlan M. Martin, 78, of Lititz, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2016, at home, after a lengthy illness.

He was born in West Earl Township to the late H. Landis and Anna (Martin) Martin. He is survived by his wife, Emma (Nolt) Martin.

Harlan was a member of the Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. He was a farmer for 52 years. He also had worked at a local feed mill.

Surviving are nine children: Wilma J., married to Lamar G. Lehman, of Bernville; Leland N., married to Ann M. Zimmerman, of Lititz; Sharon E., married to J. Wilmer Horst, of Landisburg; Norene N., married to Nelson R. Burkholder, of Peach Bottom: Fern J., married to Ronald L. Zimmerman, of Ephrata; Venetia N., married to Earl E. Horst, of Newmanstown; Doris A., married to Glen H. Weaver, of Newmanstown; Delores N., married to N. Arlyn Hurst, of Lititz; Leonard N., married to Marian L. Frey, of Lititz; 61 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 10 siblings: Vera, wife of John Nolt, Lititz; Edna, wife of Amos Martin, Stevens; Earl, husband of Barbara (Weaver) Martin, Lebanon; Wilmer, husband of Elaine (Rohrer) Martin, Lititz; Mariam Martin, Denver; Raymond, husband of Mabel (Rutt) Martin, Lititz; Laverne, wife of John Fox, Denver; Norma Martin, Willow Street; Anna Mae, wife of Elvin Hoover, Reinholds; Erla, wife of Merle Martin, Lititz; and a sister-in-law: Eve Jane (Stauffer) Martin, Newmanstown.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren; and two brothers: John Elam Martin and Elvin M. Martin.

Services were held June 3 at Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Lititz, with Bishop Melvin Martin, and ministers Ray Martin, Elam Ray Martin, and Henry Horning officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

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

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