CONEWANGO VALLEY - Emanuel N. Shetler, 77, of 5782 Stoddard Road, Conewango Valley, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly of natural causes at his son's home on Saturday May 12, 2012.
Mr. Shetler was born Nov. 29, 1934, in Ohio, the son of the late Noah and Lovina Coblentz Shetler.
He was a bishop and member of the Old Order of the Amish. He was a carpenter and furniture builder and owned a cedar chest shop.
He is survived by his wife, Lizzie Miller Shetler, whom he married March 25, 1999, four sons: Isaac Shetler of Cattaraugus, Dannie Shetler of Conewango Valley, Johnnie Shetler of Blanchard, Mich. and Noah Shetler of Neillsville, Wis., three daughters: Tena Hershberger of Atlantic, Pa., and Barbara Miller and Clara Miller, both of Conewango Valley, N.Y., 51 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, two brothers: Elmer and Rudy Shetler, and six sisters: Clara Byler, Barbara Hockstsler, Lydia Kauffman, Esther Byler, Rebecca Hertzler and Lovina Mast.
He was preceded by his first wife, Annie D. Miller, who died on January 25, 1998, a daughter, Ada Shetler, and brothers Mose, Jacob, John, Levi and David Shetler.
Funeral services will be held today, May 21, 2012, in the family home, 5782 Stoddard Road, in the town of Conewango. Burial will follow in the East Amish Cemetery, North East Road, Conewango Valley.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Van Rensselaer & Son Funeral Home, 14 Church Street, Randolph.
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