Arlin Landis Detwiler, 56, of New Holland, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 while visiting friends and family in Sarasota. He was born October 15, 1962 in Souderton, to Rhoda Landis Detwiler of Sarasota, FL and the late Ralph G. Detwiler. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by his brother Vernon. He attends DOVE Westgate Church of Ephrata. He was founder and partner of Detwiler Roofing. He grew up in Franconia, PA, and was a butcher by trade as a young man. Arlin loved the Lord and his family and enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening, dreaming, experimenting, singing, traveling and was authentic in word and deed. Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 35 years, Edith Martin Detwiler; 13 children, Regina wife of Charles Ulrich of Keen, TX, Sharon Faith wife of Mike Stoltzfus of Myakka City, FL, Amos Julian husband of Jeanine Homayssi Detwiler of Coral Springs, FL, Rosa wife of John Martin of East Earl, Marie wife of Marvin Beiler of Gordonville, Titus husband of Brittney Price Detwiler of Narvon, John husband of Crystal Patches Detwiler of New Holland, Peter, Anna Grace, James, Sara Joy, Joel Daniel and David Jeremiah Detwiler, all at home, 19 grandchildren and 4 step grandchildren; six siblings: Gerald husband of Janet Haltaman Detwiler of Little Falls, NY, Henry husband of Natalie La Raviere Detwiler of Sarasota, FL, Sarah wife of Bill Leister of Wellsboro, Faith wife of Joseph Horst of Alturas, CA, Luke husband of Martha Showalter Detwiler and the late Angela Petre Detwiler of Burksville, KY, Hannah Detwiler of Shippensburg.
Funeral service will take place from the Weaverland Mennonite Church, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl, on Saturday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. There will be a viewing on Friday, March 1st at DOVE Westgate Church, 1755 West Main Street, Ephrata, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Interment will be in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Grace Dream Center, payable to World Outreach Ministries, P.O. Box B, Marietta, GA 30061 or online at grace4nations.com.