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Leroy Farmwald, 83, Bremen, died at 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa.
He was born Dec. 20, 1934, in Nappanee, to Levi and Elizabeth (Yoder) Farmwald. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
On March 13, 1958, he married Edna Helmuth.
Leroy was a farmer and a minister of the Older Order Amish Church.
He is survived by his wife, Edna Farmwald; daughters, Naomi (Jerry) Miller, Rib Lake, Wisconsin, Dorothy (Leon) Miller, Bremen; sons, Merle (Anna) Farmwald, Nappanee, Lloyd (Karen) Farmwald, Bourbon; 28 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; sisters, Katherine Farmwald, Milford, Martha Farmwald, Nappanee, Rachel (Harvey) Miller, Florida; and a sister-in-law, Polly Farmwald, Topeka.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Farmwald.
Family and friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, and all day Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the Matthew Schmucker residence, 5311 E. County Line Road, Bremen.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, also at the Schmucker residence. Bishop Michael Schwartz and the home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.
Burial will be at Cedar Road Amish Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Published on January 22, 2018
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