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Leon Oberholtzer

Leon M. Oberholtzer

Monday, May 26th, 1958 - Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Leon M. Oberholtzer, 61, of East Earl, died Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born in East Earl Township, he was the son of Adam and Ella (Martin) Oberholtzer of East Earl.

Leon was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church.

He was a dairy farmer and also sold seeds for Northrup King. He had enjoyed competing in tractor pulls in several East Coast states.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two siblings: Edwin married to Lucy Oberholtzer, East Earl and Ella Mae married to Stanley J. Zimmerman, Lebanon, two nieces and three nephews.

His funeral will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Hwy., Ephrata with Pastors Glenn Sauder, Daniel Showalter, and Jared Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 6 – 9 p.m. and on Monday from 9 – 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Pullers for Christ, 1250 E. Baseline Rd., Suite 101, Tempe, AZ 85283. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at www.groffeckenroth.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 18th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 18th, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Hinkletown Mennonite Church
    Address
    2031 Division Hwy.
    EPHRATA, PA 17522
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Hinkletown Mennonite Church
    Address
    2031 Division Hwy.
    EPHRATA, PA 17522
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Hinkletown Mennonite Church
    Address
    2031 Division Hwy.
    EPHRATA, PA 17522
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery
    Address
    2031 Division Hwy.
    EPHRATA, PA 17522
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Donations are being accepted for: Pullers for Christ.

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Kelle Campbell

Posted at 09:46am
G.O.D. rest your Soul, Leon. My truly good friend and an honorable man. May HE bring comfort to Your family and friends and console us during our loss. We all miss You dearly. The battle is Won!
AB

Ann Brommer

Posted at 05:34pm
Our deepest sympathies to the family. We remember many years of pulling with Leon.
The Brommer Family ( Here’s Hope Pulling Team)
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Kelly Hock

Posted at 12:12am
A very special wonderful long time friend. I will think of you every day and miss you. Thank you for being a wonderful friend.
PL

Polly Landis

Posted at 09:48am
May your sorrow be softened by the cherished memories that you will forever hold close to your heart. Thinking of you in your time of loss. Prayers to you and your family. Our deepest sympathy. PA Ridge Runner Family Don, Polly, Kevin Landis.
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