Ervin Schlabach, 75, Fresno

Ervin J. Schlabach, 75, 31509 Township Road 227, Fresno, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at his residence.

He was born Nov. 29, 1937, in Holmes County to the late John A. and Mary (Hershberger) Schlabach, and married Ida L. Miller on May 22, 1958. She survives.

He was a retired furniture maker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are children, Albert E. Schlabach of Massillon, Mary (David) Yoder of Fresno, Emma (Atlee) Yoder of Baltic, Viola (Wayne) Hershberger of Fresno, Edna (Gary) O'Brien of Howard, Roman E. Schlabach of Mineral City, Katie (Oren) Keim, Iva (Jonas) Stutzman and David (Martha) Schlabach, all of Fresno and Ada (Aden) Yoder of Baltic; 70 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; brothers, Roman Schlabach of Farmerstown and John Schlabach Jr. of Fresno; sisters, Amanda (Joe) Coblentz of Baltic, Lizzie Keim of Mount Hope, Verna (Emanuel) Miller of Millersburg, Mary (Eli) Raber and Anna (Jonas) Miller, both of Farmerstown and Emma (Dan) Troyer of Charm.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandchild; a brother, Emanuel; and sisters, Mabel and Sylvia.

Services were Wednesday, Jan. 2 with Bishop Raymond J. Yoder officiating. Burial was in White Oak Cemetery, Crawford Township, Coshocton County.

Arrangements were handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.

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