Micah D. Warfel, 22

Micah D. Warfel, 22, of Leola, died unexpectedly Monday October 3, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Kathleen George Warfel, Leola, and the late Edward W. Warfel.

A 2008 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School, he attended Bloomsburg University and was a cook for Isaac’s at Greenfield.  Micah also served as a combat engineer in the US Army reserves.  He enjoyed time with his siblings and friends, being outdoors, playing electric and classical guitar, family vacations, fishing with his father and brothers and doing landscaping and surveying.  Micah attended Calvary Church.

Micah’s family includes his mother, 7 siblings, Rebecca MacNamara (Jon), Lancaster, Zachary Warfel, Leola, Nora Leidy (Nick), Lancaster, Leah Harnish (Brent), Ephrata and Kara, Joel and Seth Warfel, all of Leola; 2 nieces; 6 nephews; and his paternal grandmother Pauline Rineer, New Providence.

The Funeral Service will be held Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 11 AM with The Rev. Todd Nathan officiating, at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA.  A Viewing will take place 9-11 AM on Saturday at the church.  Interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.  Please omit flowers. Contributions can be made in Micah’s memory to the Salvation Army, 131 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.  To send the family online condolences, please visit SnyderFuneral Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory, 717-560-5100.

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We were greatly saddened to learn of your son’s passing.  May you find comfort in sweet and happy memories and may your heart’s memory of Micah always make you smile.

Karen and Stacey Fink

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.

Emily Walker

Dear Kathy and family.
  You have my heart felt sympathy for your loss.  I can’t fathom what you must be going through.  I want you to know that my prayers are with all of you. I only wish that there were someone from our side who could have represented us at the services.  We are all thinking and praying for you and your family.

Love always


We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We can hardly imagine how difficult this time must be for all of you, but I know your faith will pull you through. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts.

Bill and Sarah Hay

Kathleen and Family,

Sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in sweet and happy memories of your Micah.

Jessy DeJesus and Family

I am so sorry for your loss. Micah was such a sweet kid. I remember him coming over to my house and playing with my son for many years. I am praying for your family.

Dear Kathy & family, I was so so sorry to hear of Micah’s passing.
My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.
Love You
Christine Lemieux

Kathleen and family,
George, Robby, Sari and I wish to express our deepest sympathies to you all. Kathleen, you are such an awesome mother…it is always so evident in any conversations that we have, just how much each and every one of your kids
means to you.  They are so very lucky to have you…I hope to God that you can find in some way peace within your heart and cherish all of your memories of the life you shared with Micah.  Micah has left this earth but has joined  his father and grandfather in Heaven, may you find comfort in that.  I love you dearly and am here for you!

Kathleen & family:
   I am sorry for your loss of this wonderful, talented, kind young man.  I will remember most Micah’s love for playing guitar.  My boys were in Micah’s class at LMH and were inspired by his love for music.  We will miss him. 
With sincere sympathy and prayers,
Chris Cote, Fika Dlamini & Mbongeni Bhembe

My condolences to Kara and her family. You are a tight knit family who loves and supports each other through thick and thin. I am sad to hear of your loss. You all have been through so much. You are in my prayers.

Amber Ackerley

Hi Kathy and family,
Our hearts ache for all of you as you have experienced such loss this past year.  Even though we are miles apart, we will continue to pray for God to wrap His arms around all of you and give you comfort.
Warmly, Jay and Cindy Diller

I had the privilege of working with Micah for a very short time.  He was a good kid that always tried to do the right thing.  My condolences to you and your family during this very difficult time.

Jerry B.

I Will Miss Micah He Was My Best Friend And This World And The Next My Deepest Sorrows Go Out To The Family And I Pray For Them I Love You Micah I Will Miss But Never Forget You

I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless

Kathy and Family,

We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear about Micah. Please accept our condolences and know that, as neighbors and friends, both Earl and I are here if there is anything you need.

Denise Dodds

Dear Kathleen & Family,

Our family mourns with yours over your loss of Micah. Your family has suffered such personal losses the last two years.Words are inadequate. Praying for God’s continued peace & comfort in the days ahead. Please know our love & prayers are with you.
 Dan & Cathy Fichtner & Family

Micah, we just met and all I saw in you was this beautiful person inside and out.
May you rest in peace. You have touched so many lives, your family at Isaacs are at a loss for words.  God Bless, fly high.  Until we meet again , may God hold you in the palm of his hands.


Warfel was a good guy.  He was my roommate last month at drill, we went out to eat together got wings and he seemed to be a pretty happy person.  Myself as well as the rest of the 365th Engineer Battalion extend our greatest condolences to the family of Micah.  We are deeply saddened that his family had to succumb to this loss.  The United States Army lost a good soldier, as well as a person.

-Specialist Andrew Skibicki
365th Engineer Battalion
U.S. Army Reserves

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