Ivan K. Horst, 83, of Farmersville, entered into rest on Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home after a 4 month battle with cancer.
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Born in West Earl Township, he was a son of the late Harry and Fannie (Kauffman) Horst. He was the husband of Mabel (Martin) Horst for 61 years.
He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
He was also a retired dairy farmer and enjoyed taxi driving.
In addition to his wife, Ivan is survived by 6 children, Marilyn, wife of Aaron Huber of Richland, Wilmer, husband of Sharon (Martin) Horst, Lamar, husband of Rose (Hursh) Horst, both of Landisburg, Earl, husband of Venetia (Martin) Horst of Newmanstown, Doris, wife of Loyd Lee Sensenig, and Daryl, husband of Jeanette (Hurst) Horst, both of Ephrata; 37 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; a brother, Mervin W., husband of the late Anna Horst; and 3 sisters, Alma, wife of Ivan Martin, Norma, wife of the late Harold Martin, and Florence, wife of Allen Nolt.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents is a grandson, Cleason Horst, and 2 brothers, Paul, husband of Alice Horst, and Ammon, husband of Louella Horst.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 8 at 9 am at Fairmount Homes Farm Crest Chapel, 1100 Farm Crest Dr., Ephrata, with further services at 9:30 at Groffdale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Farm Crest Chapel on Thursday from 1-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.