Elvin R. Souder

News-Herald (Perkasie, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

from 1947 un­til his re­tire­ment in 2006. Mr. Souder was very ac­tive in the com­mu­nity. He served on the board of wion Men­non­ite Church and he served on the board of Dock Woods Com­mu­nity. He was a found­ing board mem­ber of Penn Foun­da­tion. He also served as the Soud­er­ton Bor­ough so­lic­i­tor from 1954 to 2006 and was a di­rec­tor of Union Na­tional Bank.

He was part owner of the fam­ily’s busi­ness, a re­tail fab­ric store, The Souder Store, in Soud­er­ton.

He was pre­de­ceased by his wife, Es­ther “Patty” Souder, in 2000. They had been mar­ried 59 years. He was also pre­de­ceased by two broth- ers, Dr. Fran­cis Souder in 2007 and Dr. Lawrence Souder in 2008.

Mr. Souder is sur­vived by two daugh­ters, Jane Souder Loose and her hus­band, John Loose, of Nan­tucket, Mass., and Louise Pat­ter­son Lim­bert and her hus­band, Paul Lim­bert, of Wheel­ing, W.Va.; four grand­chil­dren, Tom Loose, Steve Loose, Su­san McCar­dle and Mike Lim­bert; and nine great-grand­chil­dren.

A cel­e­bra­tion of his re­mark­able life was held on Satur­day, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. at wion Men­non­ite Church in Soud­er­ton fol­lowed by a time to greet the fam­ily.

,Q OLHU RI flRZHUV, GRQD­tions may be made to wion Men­non­ite Church, 149 E. Cherry Lane, Soud­er­ton, PA 18964.

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