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David Hurst

March 12, 1942 — November 8, 2015

LEWISBURG – David Eugene Hurst, 73, of 3457 Buffalo Rd., went home to be with his Lord and Savior, at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, November 8, 2015, at his home.

He was born March 12, 1942, in Blue Ball, a son of the late James D. and Kathryn (Newswanger) Hurst.  On March 25, 1961, in Schoeneck, he married the former Mary Kathryn Martin, who survives.

David was a member of the Buffalo Mennonite Church, Lewisburg, where he served as a trustee for 18 years.

He was employed as a mechanic from 1959 to 1974, and then owned and operated a dairy farm until 1988.  Later in life, David was a self-employed truck driver.

David enjoyed antique tractors, attending sales, and hunting.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 54 years, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Nelson and Brenda Hurst of Milton, and Dave and Wanda Hurst of Mifflinburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Donny Rovenolt of Milton; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, Christa Hurst, Sonya Hurst, Nathan Hurst, Anthony Hurst, Bethanie and Anthony Glick, Amanda and Luke Flickinger, Hope and Philip Hostetler, Shawn and Katie Hurst, Jason and Arla Rovenolt, Darvin and Rachel Rovenolt, Lyle and Katelyn Rovenolt, Heidi Rovenolt, and Kurtis Rovenolt and his fiancé Samantha Martin; and 8 great grandchildren, Alana, Dominic, Ellie, Colton, and Caroline Rovenolt, Kenley, and Joslyn Flickinger, and Tonya Glick; 6 brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and Mary Hurst of Myerstown, Leroy and Patsy Hurst of Stevens, Leon and Nancy Hurst of Ephrata, Ernie and Mary Hurst of Myerstown, Marvin and Kim Hurst of Hawaii, and Ed and Teresa Hurst of Lititz; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Irene and Lloyd Burkholder of Ephrata, and Elsie and Mel Musser of Loganton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Luke and Lloyd Hurst.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 p.m., and 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, and 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, at the Buffalo Mennonite Church, 4445 Hoffa Mill Rd., Lewisburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 11, with officiating ministers, Lester Diller, Matthew Funk, and Al Longenecker.

Burial will be in the Buffalo Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Buffalo Mennonite Church, Building Fund, 4445 Hoffa Mill Rd., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.


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