Sarah Perkins Stoltzfus is the 3rd oldest of Freddie and Bunny’s six children.
Much like her older siblings, Sarah began helping around the farm at a young age. When operations at Whitefeather Meats began, you could find Sarah answering the phones and doing much of the office work. Many of the systems and procedures she helped implement are still in use today.
Sarah’s story is one of tragedy and triumph. Married in 1999 to Ervin Stoltzfus, Ervin and Sarah moved to Ervin’s home state of Pennsylvania. Shortly after their marriage, Sarah was diagnosed with liver cancer. Sarah fought valiantly against the cancer by using natural and homeopathic remedies as well as moving back to Ohio to receive some of the best conventional cancer treatment available in Cleveland. Even while undergoing treatment, Sarah returned to work at Whitefeather Meats. Sarah’s husband Ervin began work at Whitefeather Meats also.
Even with her health failing, Sarah’s faith continued to get stronger and stronger. Always quick to voice her testimony, Sarah used this time to witness for Christ and encourage others around her. On October 24th, 2001, God called her home to her reward. Sarah’s memory continues to live on in the daily reminders you can find here at Whitefeather Meats. Her handwriting remains on some of the paperwork, and her photo is displayed behind the front counter, a daily reminder to encourage us to *”keep the faith”, which is what Sarah would have wanted.
Sarah’s husband Ervin returned to Pennsylvania where he remarried. He and his wife Melissa now have five children.
*2 Timothy 4:7
“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”