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 https://www.gofundme.com/marvinsfund
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."