Jonas W. Nolt, 89, of Shippensburg, departed this life on the morning of Monday, July 19, 2021, at his home.

He was born on Sept. 1, 1931, in Churchtown, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Noah Z. and Lizzie M. Weaver Nolt.

Jonas worked as a farmer throughout his life.  He also owned and operated a salvage business for tractor parts.

Jonas is survived by 11 children, Ruth S. (Wayne) Martin of Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada, Rhoda S. (Ervin) Bauman of Kenilworth, Ontario, Canada, Wilma S. (Amsey) Gingrich of Mount Forest, Ontario, Canada, Mark S. (Mary Ann) Nolt of Newville, Pennsylvania, Erma S. (Alvin) Zimmerman of Dundee, New York, Edward S. (Marian) Nolt of Liberty, Kentucky, Ellen S. (Orvie) Martin of Newville, Pennsylvania, Julia S. (Curvin) Martin of Muncie, Indiana, James S. Nolt of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Kathryn S. (John) Ramer of Shippensburg, and Ervin S. (Emma) Nolt of Newville, Pennsylvania; 81 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Martha W. (Irvin) Zimmerman of Hahnstown, Pennsylvania, and Frances W. Martin of Narvon, Pennsylvania; one brother, Menno W. Nolt of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; one sister-in-law, Lydia Nolt of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jonas was preceded in death by his wife, Alta K. Sensenig Nolt; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and six siblings, Lizzie W. Nolt, Clayton W. Nolt, Katie W. Hurst, Annie W. Burkholder, Emma W. Nolt and Jacob W. Nolt.

His funeral service will be held at 9:30 a.m., on Friday, July 23, 2021, at the Oakville Mennonite Church at 20 Willis Road, Newville, Pa. 17241. The Bishop Paul Nolt, Leon Zimmerman, Lester Martin, Marvin Zimmerman, and Glenn Wise will officiate. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.  Viewing will be Thursday from 2 until 4 p.m., and again from 6 until 8 p.m., at the James S. Nolt residence at 2130 Ritner Highway, Shippensburg, Pa. 17257.

Jonas’ family kindly requests the omission of flowers.

The Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc., Shippensburg, has been entrusted with his funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at:

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