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    Just to let everyone know I came in the house to a sad message on my answering machine. Eli Stoltzfus, a long time friend and founder of Bartville Harness Shop, died this morning. The shop will be closed through Thursday.
    "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist

  • #2
    Oh that is sooo sad!! I love that place and it makes me sad I don't own a horse right now so I can't go in there and buy stuff
    Originally posted by JSwan
    Prove it....Otherwise, you're just coming off as a whackjob.
    Founding member of the "Not too Klassy for Boxed Wine" Clique


    • #3
      Well, that's just sad news. I'll miss him!
      Everytime I visit my friends up that way we always go to Bartville, whether we need anything or not.
      Save lives! Adopt a pet from your local shelter.


      • #4
        That is very sad. I knew he was not in good health for several years now.


        • #5
          Thanks for letting us know. Do you know the funeral arrangements? Are the "english" allowed to attend?
          Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...


          • #6
            Oh, very sad. Let's hope his legacy lives on with that shop. I LOVE that place.


            • #7
              Oh, that is sad. He was always so nice. We swung by on the way home from New Bolton Friday to pick up some stuff being fixed, and their sign said they were closed early because of an illness in the family I'm glad you posted this--I was going to go back tomorrow.


              • #8
                Originally posted by theotherdasher View Post
                . . . . Are the "english" allowed to attend?
                I don't know, but I have seen Amish come to an "English" funeral so I wouldn't think they would turn you away.


                • #9
                  Dang, this is such sad news. I think it has been Levi I've spoken to on the phone quite often the past year placing some custom orders. They are just the nicest, nicest folks and a pleasure to do business with.


                  • #10
                    NO WAY!!! I'm so sad to hear this. He will be sorely missed but I know this man has stored his treasures in Heaven, he'll be just enjoying them up there. He was a good man and kind.

                    Originally posted by not again View Post
                    Just to let everyone know I came in the house to a sad message on my answering machine. Eli Stoltzfus, a long time friend and founder of Bartville Harness Shop, died this morning. The shop will be closed through Thursday.


                    • #11
                      I am so, so sorry to hear this. My condolences to the family.
                      Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO


                      • #12
                        Eli's Funeral Arrangements

                        Can be found here: http://obits.lancasteronline.com/index.php?p=2274312. I think it's fine for the "english" to attend an Amish funeral - or just stop by their home and pay respects.
                        I will miss Eli - I could always make him smile and get a chuckle from him on my visits.


                        • #13
                          Such a shame--I did know he wasn't well, but didn't realize the extent.
                          Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


                          • #14
                            Oh no-RIP Eli!!
                            you look vaguely familiar.

                            "And somewhere -- wherever the racing gods live -- there was unabated laughter at this comeuppance. Karma's a Witch, babe, and so is the Triple Crown. "


                            • #15
                              Thank you for posting the obituary. Can someone clear this up for me- I thought there was a Levi and Eli who were brothers in the shop. After reading his siblings names I'm thinking this whole past year I've been talking to Eli and thought it was Levi, or is there a Levi in the shop??


                              • #16
                                59 years old-so young, gone way to soon


                                • #17
                                  59? Is this not the same Eli Stoltzfus who had the shop in Intercourse decades ago? (I'm not gonna' say how many) I know there's a lot of Stoltzfus's in the area.

                                  I used to go to the Intercourse shop but then moved away for awhile.

                                  Just curious.


                                  • #18
                                    Eli was a little person.
                                    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...


                                    • #19
                                      I think that there is a Levi who returns the phone calls, and he may be the one you've spoken to--but I think he's Eli's son, not brother.


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by greygirls View Post
                                        59? Is this not the same Eli Stoltzfus who had the shop in Intercourse decades ago? (I'm not gonna' say how many) I know there's a lot of Stoltzfus's in the area.

                                        I used to go to the Intercourse shop but then moved away for awhile.

                                        Just curious.
                                        No, not the same Eli. I remember that shop in Intercourse. Got my first bridle there--must have been 1964 or so. I clearly remember the Stubben Sigfried he had for sale for $240. I wanted that saddle SO much......