Howard S. Erb, 94, formerly of Manheim went home to be with his Lord on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Landis Homes. Born in Manheim Township, he was the son of the late Daniel H. and Amanda Shenk Erb. He was the loving husband of the late Nora Landis Erb who died in 2011. Howard owned and operated his farm in East Hempfield Township. Following retirement, he worked part-time for the Manheim Auto Auction. Howard was a lifetime member of East Petersburg Mennonite Church where he served as an usher and trustee for many years and he served on the church cemetery board. Howard also volunteered at Lancaster General Hospital and the Health Campus. His interests included gardening, reading and he loved to spend time with his family.
Surviving are five children, Carolyn wife of Menno Heisey of Winchester, Virginia, James husband of Joan Forrey Erb of Manheim, Richard husband of Grace Zimmerman Erb of Elizabethtown, Ruth Ann wife of James Nolt of Mount Joy and Leslie Erb of Des Moines, Washington, 12 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel S. Erb and a sister, Miriam S. Brubaker.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, 6279 Main Street, East Petersburg on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM. There will be a public viewing from 2:00 PM until the time of service. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Howard’s memory to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.