Mervin W. Horst, 89, formerly of Newmanstown, passed away peacefully at Lincoln Christian Home in Ephrata.

He was born in Ephrata on March 23, 1932, to the late Harry H. and Fannie (Kauffman) Horst.

He was a member of Millbach Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

He is survived by his eight children, Eugene (Linda) Horst, Esther (Lester) Martin, Grace (Leroy) Wise, Kathryn (Irvin) Martin, Mervin Roy (Louise) Horst, Joyce (Edwin) Zimmerman, Marlin (Kathryn) Horst, and Nevin (Cindy) Horst; 46 grandchildren; 108 great-grandchildren; three sisters; Alma (Ivan) Martin, Norma (late Harold) Martin, and Florence (Allen) Nolt; and three sisters-in-law; Alice Horst, Luella Horst, and Mabel Horst.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Zimmerman Horst, three brothers, Paul, Ammon, and Ivan, and two infant great-granddaughters.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, Dec. 30, at Fairview Reception Center, 141 Jackson Rd., Lebanon, PA from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interment and funeral service will be held on Friday, Dec. 31, at Millbach Mennonite Church, 3 N. Millbach Rd., Newmanstown, PA at 9:30 a.m.

Please no flowers.