John M. Lefever, 92, life-long dairy farmer, father to four, Strasburg Mennonite member

By on May 2, 2018

John M. Lefever, 92, formerly of Buck, departed this world and entered into the glorious presence of his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on Friday morning, April 27, 2018 at Landis Homes, Lititz.

John was born on April 18, 1926 to the late Martin and Elizabeth Gerlach Lefever. He was married to Nora Hershey Lefever for 66 years on Nov. 28.

John was a farmer all of his life and owned and operated a dairy farm at the Buck. John was a member of Strasburg Mennonite Church, and previous member of Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church.

John is also survived by four children: Jean Sullenberger, Lois (Vernon) Umble, Fred Lefever, and Kaye (Donald) Eby, all of Lancaster County; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and five siblings: Kathleen Brandt, Arlene Eshelman, Ruth Simpson, Gladys (Irvin) Sensenig, and Grace Houser.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings: Ernest Lefever, Leon Lefever, Martin Lefever, Clair Lefever, Edith Hess, and Fannie Lefever.

An intimate gathering with family and friends was held on Monday, afternoon, April 30, at Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Contributions in John’s honor may be made to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

To express a condolence with the family, visit Spence Funeral Services, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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