Leon D. Farmwald


Leon D. Farmwald, 91, died May 18, 2023, at home in Goshen, Ind.
He was born May 13, 1932, in Nappanee, Ind., to Alvin and Martha (Kaufman) Farmwald.

He married Esther Stahly in 1955 at North Main Street Mennonite Church in Nappanee, where he was a member for most of his life and served in a variety of leadership roles and on numerous committees.
While performing 1-W service in Indianapolis, he was a founding member of First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis. For most of his adult life, he used his entrepreneurial and leadership skills as a board member for several nonprofit organizations, most notably chairing the board of the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale and serving on the boards of directors and building committees for Amigo Centre and Little Eden Camp.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Esther; children Kevin (Dawn) Farmwald of Elkhart, Ind., Hal (Vicki) Farmwald of Central City, Colo., and Leanne (Rich Preheim) Farmwald of Elkhart; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers Stanley (Alma) Farmwald, Donald (Joyce Troyer) Farmwald, Kenneth (Ruby) Farmwald, Royce (Elva) Farmwald and Paul Farmwald.

A celebration of life was held at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen. Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee.

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