Mervin K. Martin, 72, dairy farmer, cattle hauler, Pleasant View Mennonite Church member

By on June 24, 2015

Mervin K. Martin, 72, of Manheim, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in West Earl Township, he was the son of the late Ivan and Eva Kurtz Martin. Mervin was the loving husband of Mary Jane Martin Martin and they observed their 52nd wedding anniversary in January.

For eight years, Mervin worked at Rutt Kitchens, Goodville; after that he was a dairy farmer in Mount Joy Township for more than 20 years; he then hauled cattle for 23 years. Mervin was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Manheim.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are two sons: Daryl R., husband of Donna Burkholder Martin, of Denver; Curtis J., husband of Linda Martin Martin, of Mount Joy; two daughters: Twila J., wife of Richard Martin, of Schaefferstown; Deann F., wife of Quintin Nolt, of Womelsdorf; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister: Louella K., wife of Harvey Zimmerman; five brothers: Elvin K., husband of Barbara Martin; Ivan K., husband of Gloria Martin; Eugene K., husband of Carol Martin; Clair K., husband of Mary Lou Martin; Glen K., husband of Terry Martin; a half-brother: Ralph M. Martin; and a sister-in-law: Ida Martin Musser.

Preceding him in death is a brother: Cloyd K. Martin; and a grandson, Payton Nolt.

Services were held June 24 at East Fairview Church of the Brethren, Manheim, with the Pleasant View Mennonite Ministry officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Rapho Township.

Please omit flowers. Contributions may be sent in Mervin’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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