BERLIN -- Oran Hershberger, 94, of Berlin departed for his heavenly home Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017. He died at Lake City Medical Center, in Lake City, Fla., surrounded by his family.
He was born to the late John J. and Sarah (Schlabach) Hershberger on Dec. 26, 1922, and was a man of many talents and interest.
He was a retired farmer, had done excavator and bulldozing work and was volunteer fireman for Mount Eaton. He had bought the Quality Block Co. and rebuilt it from the ground up, in his later years he sold Melaleuca, and enjoyed fishing, shuffling, playing games and flying ultra-light planes.
Surviving are his children, Elsie Carper of Lake City, Fla., Bert (Leona) Hershberger of Millersburg, Paul (Linda) Hershberger of Tennessee, Ruth (Dan) Weaver of Holmesville and Mary Jane (Roy) Kline of Walnut Creek; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Beachy, Mary Stutzman, Ada Mae Weaver and Erma Geiser; and brothers, Lester and Nevin Hershberger.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna Mae (Miller) Hershberger and Susan (Miller-Yoder) Hershberger; a daughter, Mabel Hershberger; grandchildren, Shelia Carper and Timothy Hershberger; a sister, Barbara Hostetler; a half-sister, Ella (Kline) Kauffman; and brothers, Jake, Melvin and Paul Hershberger.
Graveside services were Monday, April 3, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in Pleasant View Mennonite Church Cemetery, 3391 U.S. Route 62, Millersburg, prior to the memorial services at 10:30 a.m. at Gospel Haven Church. Pastor Sam Yoder will officiate. Calling hours were Sunday, April 2, from 2-5 p.m. at Gospel Haven Church, 6871 State Road 241, Millersburg. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home, Sugarcreek.