The Life of Mrs. Verna M. Sauder

Verna M. (Martin) Sauder, 76, of Longswamp Township, died peacefully, Friday, February 24, 2023, in her residence surrounded by her family.  She was wife of Paul W. Sauder.  They were married March 28, 1968.  Born in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Verna was a daughter of the later David S. and Ellen W. (Martin) Martin.  She was a member of the Groffdale Conference of Mennonites and attended Center Mennonite Church, Kutztown.

Verna worked at the former Deisher's Knitting Mill, Kutztown; she also was a school teacher in the community school for some time; and she worked as a Nurse's Aide at Kutztown Manor Nursing Home, Kutztown.

In addition to her husband of nearly 55 years, Paul, Verna is survived by a daughter, Martha M. (Sauder), wife of Mark H. Leinbach, Greenwich, OH; and a son David M., husband of Alma M. (Burkholder) Sauder, Mertztown.  There are three brothers:  Paul M., husband of Lena B. (Shirk( Martin, Ephrata; Elvin M., husband of Tammy (Eschbach) Martin, Fleetwood; and Roy M., huband of Vera M. (Hurst) Martin, Kutztown; there are also three sisters: Bertha M. Martin, New Tripoli; Lucy M. (Martin), widow of Edwin R. Martin, Denver; and Ida M. (Martin), wife of Arlis L. Koehn, Galva, Kansas.  In addition, there are twelve grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Esther H. (Burkholder), widow of predeceased brother Eli M. Martin, Fleetwood  In addition to her parents, Verna was predeceased by a daughter, Alma M. Sauder, on November 8, 2006; and two brothers: Allen M. Martin; and Eli M. Martin.

David M. Sauder, Roy M. Martin, Burnell S. Leinbach, Harlan S. Burkholder, Elton Z. Sauder and Nathaniel S. Burkholder will serve as Pall Bearers.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. in Center Mennonite Church, 88 Deysher Road, Kutztown, with Bishop Eli W. Burkholder, officiating.  Interment in the church cemetery.  There will be a viewing held on Monday, February, 27, 2023, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at her son, David's residence, 45 N. Forrest Road, Mertztown, PA 19539.

Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

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