Dan J. Hershberger, 85, of 8563 Mount Hope Road, Apple Creek, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth (Melvin) Hostetler.
He was born in Holmes County on June 14, 1927, to the late Jacob D. and Katie (Wengerd) Hershberger and married Lydia Y. Hershberger on Jan. 18, 1948. She died Sept. 5, 2009.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by children, Katie (Ezra D.) Petersheim of Apple Creek, Mary (Eli T.) Hostetler of Danville, Edna (Aaron E.) Hostetler of Turbotville, Pa., and Elizabeth (Melvin M.) Hostetler of the home; 25 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Emanuel J. (Katie) Hershberger of Holmesville.
In addition to wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter; a stillborn daughter and son; two grandsons; and a great-grandson.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Feb. 11 at the family home, with Bishop Jacob J. Shetler officiating. Burial was in the Hershberger Cemetery, Paint Township, Wayne County.
Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton handled the arrangements.