Noah W. Kreider Jr., 83, Master Farmer, partner in Kreider Farms, helped start LCBC

By on June 3, 2015

Noah W. Kreider Jr., 83, of Manheim passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Metro Health Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

Born in Bird-In-Hand, he was the son of the late Noah W. and Mary R. Hershey Kreider. Noah was the husband of Reba Esbenshade Hoover Buckwalter-Kreider, and they would have celebrated their third wedding anniversary on August 4. In 1954 he married Marian Irene Landis Kreider, who passed away in 2011 after 57 years of marriage.

Noah was a partner in Kreider Farms, a farming operation that started from one farm of 102 acres in 1934, and evolved into the successful family farm enterprise that exists today. He was recognized as a Master Farmer. His love of farming and his desire to contribute to the improvement of the community prompted Noah to be involved in many agricultural and civic organizations. Noah loved traveling-especially road trips; enjoyed the beach, tennis, spending time with the Silver Streak Hunting Club, and his “Circle” friends. He had the gift of hospitality and loved serving up heaping dishes of Kreider’s ice cream to the steady flow of family and friends who entered the doors of his home.

Countless people near and far have been inspired by Noah’s friendship, character, and integrity. He was a kind and gentle man with a humble heart, and demonstrated his passion for growing God’s kingdom by serving on many ministry boards. He and his late wife, Marian, were also instrumental in starting LCBC Church, and frequently hosted LCBC’s Newcomers and Alpha classes.

Noah was the caring father of three children: Sharon and husband Chet Beiler, Manheim; Ron and wife Hollee Hoke Kreider, Manheim; Jim Kreider, Franklin, Tenn.; a wonderful grandfather to nine grandchildren, Heather and Brianna Beiler; Kyle and wife Brooke Fabian Kreider; Khalee, Kelli Lyn Kreider, and Molly Kate, Adam, Jacob, and Elizabeth Kreider; two great-grandchildren: Kaiden and Maverick Kreider; two sisters: Rosalee and husband Leon Schnupp, Parkside; Mary Jane Hoober, Middlebury, Ind.; and sister-in-law: Pauline H. Miller Kreider, Manheim. He is also survived by three stepsons: Thomas E. and wife Billie Myers Hoover, Lancaster; Christopher L. Hoover, Charlotte, N.C.; Philip R. and wife Anita Hershey Hoover, Lancaster; and five stepgrandchildren: Ali and Cassie Steiner, Sydney Hoover, Justin and Derrick Hoover.

Noah was predeceased in death by a brother: J. Richard Kreider; and a brother-in-law: Aaron Hoober.

Services were held June 3 at LCBC Church, Manheim. He was interred in the Kreider Family Cemetery, Indian Village Road, Penn Township.

The family would be grateful for contributions to be made in Noah’s honor to: Lancaster Bible College, 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA 17601; Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), 5307 Main St., East Petersburg, PA 17520; or Word of Life Fellowship, P.O. Box 600, Schroon Lake, NY 12870.

To send the family online condolences, visit Arrangements were handled by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

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