Thursday, December 10, 2015

Vernon Center Farmer Loses Battle with Cancer

A young farmer in Vernon Center has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Here is the post on the Stoltzfus Family Dairy Farm Facebook page:

"Today's update comes with great sorrow and a heavy heart. Last night, Marvin went to be with the Lord surrounded by his loving family.
We ask that you keep The Stoltzfus Family in your prayers during their time of grief.

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." - Revelation 21:4

Rest in peace Marvin."

A gofundme page had been set up to help the family with medical expenses. You can access the page at

Here is an excerpt from the gofundme page:

"Marv and his family are now at risk of losing their family farm, source of income and family home, threatened by the growing mountain of medical bills, Marv’s inability to work, rising farm expenses, and severe decreases in milk prices.

As a self-reliant and devout man of faith, Marv has privately struggled for the past three years. The support of his family, friends, and church has been overwhelmingly supportive. Sadly, even with the outpour of encouragement, he and his family still stand at risk of losing everything they have worked for. Without a change in their situation, Marv and the Stoltzfus family will ultimately be forced to liquidate and sell their home and farm." 

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