Miscellaneous Juniata County, Pennsylvania Obituaries
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  Barbara A. Klinger, 57, of Newport RR 2 died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2000 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  She was born March 21, 1943 in Williamstown.
  She was an employee of Dr. Sanford Silverstein and enjoyed sewing, cross-stitch, gardening and her grandchildren.
  Surviving are her husband, James E. Klinger; two sons, James E. Jr. and Heath A., both of Newport; a brother, Terry L. Adams of Dillsburg; and three grandchildren.
  Services were held Dec. 28 in Myers Funeral Home, Newport.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 1517 Cedar Cliff Drive, Camp Hill 17011.

  Dawn L. Kratzer, 50, of Liverpool RR 1 died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000 at home.
  She was born Sept. 25, 1950 in Sunbury to Dorothy Rauch Delbaugh of Liverpool and the late Mark "Sparky" Delbaugh Sr.
  She was employed by the Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for the Millerstown RR 2 area; a 1968 graduate of East Juniata High School and a 1971 graduate of Shippensburg University with a degree in business education; a member of Liverpool United Methodist Church where she was treasurer, served on the finance committee and administrative council, and taught the nursery class and served as the pianist for the Sunday school; participated in the annual CROP Walk and American Heart Association Walk-a-Thon; a member of the Juniata County Literacy Program; an avid reader; enjoyed knitting, cooking, baking, and was known for service to others.
  In addition to her mother, surviving are her husband of 29 years, Greg L. Kratzer Sr.; a son, Greg L. "J.R." Jr. of New Bloomfield; two daughters, Kelly A. Kuhns of Millersville and Kimberly S. Kratzer of York; a brother, Mark Delbaugh Jr. of Liverpool RR 1; four sisters, Annette Goodling of Beavertown, Eileen Linn of Liverpool, Kathy Bowman of McAlisterville RR 2 and Mary Maiolo of Hershey.
  Services were held Nov. 5 in her church with the Rev. Peter M. Beddia officiating. Burial was in Liverpool Union Cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Liverpool, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church's missions fund, c/o William Pabst, 109 S. Market St., Liverpool 17045.

  Norman Walter Kratzer, 73, of Richfield died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
  He was born Jan. 11, 1927 at Richfield to the late Charles Michael and Edna (Lauver) Kratzer.
  He retired as a truck driver from Consolidated Freight Truck Lines, York; had worked part-time for Gerald Lauver Trucking of Mount Pleasant Mills; was a member and trustee of Richfield Mennonite Church; a member of Richfield Ambulance League and Teamsters Local 776, Harrisburg; and enjoyed camping, fishing, carpentry and traveling.
  Surviving are his wife of 49 years, Geraldine J. Pellman Kratzer; two sons, Donald N. of Millerstown RR 1 and Ronald L. of Richfield RR 2; five daughters, Connie J. Heintzelman of Wernersville, Von Rickenbaugh of McAlisterville RR 1, Bonita K. Hackenberg and Lonnie J. Colyer, both of Richfield RR 1, and Sondra A. Bassler of McAlisterville; three brothers, Ernest N. of Millerstown RR 1, Elwood L. of Richfield and Harold K. of Richfield RR 1; a sister, Geraldine M. Goodling of Mifflintown RR 5; and 17 grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence R. in 1977 and Earl R. Sr. in 1997.
Services were held Oct. 31 in his church with pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating and pastor Chandler J. Cutting assisting. Burial was in Richfield Union Cemetery.
  Garman Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant Mills, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church's youth mission fund, RR 1, Box 11, Richfield 17086.

  Edward H. Kreitzer, 80, of S. Humer Street, Enola, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  He retired as a foreman from Conrail; was a graduate of Mechanicsburg High School; an Army veteran of World War II and the recipient of three Bronze Stars; a life member of Enola VFW Post 617; and a member of Enola First Church of God and its Willing Worker Sunday School Class.
  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Ritter Kreitzer of Enola; two sons, James E. of Carlisle and Robert A. of Camp Hill; two daughters, Marilynn J. Hutchison of Port Matilda and Angela S. Kreitzer of Enola; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Nov. 27 in Richardson Funeral Home, Enola. Burial was in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 9 Sherwood Drive, Enola 17025, or Kinkora Pythian Home Auxiliary, 25 Cove Road, Duncannon 17020.

  Frances Kreitzer, 93, formerly of Liverpool RR 2, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000 in Penn Lutheran Village Nursing Home, Selinsgrove.
  She was born Oct. 4, 1906 in Chapman Twp., Snyder County, to the late Adam and Emma J. (Dressler) Neitz.
  She was a Protestant and enjoyed flowers, gardening, cats, playing cards and raising chickens.
  She was the widow of Jeremiah Kreitzer, who died in the early 1960s.
  Surviving are a brother, George A. Neitz of Richfield; a daughter-in-law, Beulah E. Arnold of Liverpool RR 2; six grandchildren, Trudy I. Hile of Millerstown RR 2, Carol L. Houseworth of Richfield RR 1, Rodney A. Arnold of Newport RR 1, Debra L. Brubaker of Thompsontown RR 1, Randy D. Arnold of Selinsgrove RR 2 and Jody B. Arnold of Liverpool RR 2; three stepgrandchildren, Mary K. Taylor and George D. Weader, both of Mt. Pleasant Mills RR 2, and James R. Weader of McAlisterville RR 2; 15 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by a son, Harry A. "Fritz" Arnold, who died Aug. 1, 1980, and a sister, Mary Newman. 
  Services were held Feb. 14 in Garman Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant Mills, with the Rev. Richard L. Berg officiating. Burial was in Paradise Cemetery, Port Trevorton RR 1.

  Miriam Spease Krick, 80, of Jefferson St., Duncannon, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000 at home.
  She was born Nov. 18, 1919 in Wheatfield Twp. to the late Alois and Emma (Zeigler) Spease.
  She was a former employee of Bell Telephone Co.; a member of Logania Church of God, where she taught Sunday school, was a pianist and deaconess and attended Bible study; and a member of the Duncannon High School Alumni Association.
  Surviving are her husband, Lloyd J. Krick, a son, Samuel W. of Duncannon RR 2; a brother, John Z. Spease of Duncannon; two sisters, Catherine Stansfield of Camp Hill and Pearl Lepperd of Duncannon; a granddaughter; and three great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 5 in her church, with the Rev. Bernard Fortna officiating. Burial was in Dellville Cemetery.
  Smith Funeral Home handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Capital Region Unit, 1500 N. Second St., Harrisburg 17102.

  Douglas N. Kroh, 42, of N. High Street, Duncannon, formerly of Summerdale, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg.
  He was a retired sewing machine mechanic.
  Surviving are his parents, Neale L. and Betty J. Mooney Kroh of Summerdale; two sisters, Linda J. Preston of Mechanicsburg and Lisa A. Miller of Littleton, Mass.; and four nephews.
  Services were held March 31 in West Fairview United Methodist Church. Burial was in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill. 
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to West Fairview United Methodist Church, 201 Second St., West Fairview 17025, or American Heart Association, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043.

  Robert J. Krovic, 49, of Bentzel Road, Shermans Dale, formerly of Steelton, died Friday, March 24, 2000 in a car accident.
  He was an equipment specialist for the Naval Inventory Control Point in Mechanicsburg; a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War; and a member of St. Lawrence Lodge 13 Croatian Frateral Union and Fifth Ward Republic Club, both of Steelton; and an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fisherman.
  Surviving are a companion, Cindy Houseman; a son, Robert J. Jr. of New Buffalo; his parents, William J. Sr. and Dorothy A. Parise Krovic of Herndon; and four brothers, William J. Jr. and Joseph F., both of Steelton, Stephen J. of Elizabethtown, and Vincent of Chambers Hill.
  Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated March 29 in Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, Steelton. Burial was in Reibers Church Cemetery, Carroll Twp.
  Wiedeman Funeral Home, Steelton, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, Capital Region Division, Pennsboro Center, Suite 200, 1019 Mumma Road, Wormleysburg 17043.

  Betty Jane Koser, 74, of Loysville, formerly of Mechanicsburg, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
  She was born Jan. 15, 1926 in Arlington, Neb., to the late Evi H. and Agnes (Hartung) Hilgenkamp.
  She served as a Navy inspector of material during World War II; was a member and Sunday school teacher of Calvary Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg, for more than 50 years and a member of the Ladies Aid and the Lutheran Women's Missionary League, and Madison Grange, Loysville; a charter member of the Mechanicsburg VFW Post 6704 Ladies Auxiliary, Marine Corps League Ladies Auxiliary, and Radio Television Institute of Omaha, Neb.
  Surviving are her husband, Harold T. Koser; one son, Jeffrey E. of Harrisburg; one daughter, Kathy E. Getty of Dillsburg; three brothers, Morris Hilgenkamp of Kearney, Neb., Arnold Hilgenkamp of Plymouth, Minn., and Robert Hilgenkamp of Fremont, Neb.; one sister, Janet Phillippe of North Platte, Neb.; two granddaughters; two grandsons; two stepgrandsons; and two great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Feb. 2 in her church with the Rev. Thomas D. Kraus officiating. Burial was in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
  Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to her church, 208 Woods Drive, P.O. Box 374, Mechanicsburg 17055.

  Charles E. Laman, 99, formerly of Marysville, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2000 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  He was a retired crane operator from Phoenix Iron & Steel Company, Harrisburg; after retirement, he worked for Harrisburg Hospital; also owned and operated Laman's Soda Shop in Marysville; a life member of Marysville Lions Club; a member of Bethany United Methodist Church and Buehler Lodge 269, Knights of Pythias, both of Marysville; cited for 50 years of service in the Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association; had more than 30 years of service to the Salvation Army; and in 1983 was named Volunteer of the Year for service to the United Methodist Home for Children, Mechanicsburg.
  He was the widower of Elsie F. Keller Laman.
  Surviving are a daughter, Lois E. Raisner, and a daughter-in-law, Pauline Laman, both of Marysville; three stepbrothers, Harry of Harrisburg, Clarence of Roxbury and Wayne of Chambersburg; two stepsisters, Dottie Jean Dunkle of Spring Run and Hazel Warner of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Charles E. Jr., and a daughter, Geraldine.
Services were held Sept. 18 in his church. Burial was in Chestnut Grove Cemetery, Marysville.
  Shalonis Funeral Home, Marysville, handled arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to his church, 400 Lansvale St., Marysville 17053, or the Ladies Auxiliary of Kinkora Pythian Home, 25 Cove Road, Duncannon 17020.

  Ada J. Winemiller Lankford, 74, of Shermans Dale died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2000 in Carlisle Hospital.
  She attended Derry Street Gospel Church, Harrisburg, and enjoyed cooking and Bible studies.
  Surviving are her husband, Rodney D. Lankford; a daughter, Colleen A. Smith of Peoria, Ill.; two sons, Timothy W. Beam of Delton, Fla., and Samuel E. Beam of Dauphin; a sister, Grace Chambers of Pittsboro, N.C.; a brother, Joseph Winemiller of Middletown; and five grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 7 in her church. Burial was in Salem Union Cemetery, Dover.
  Neumyer Funeral Home, Harrisburg, handled arrangements.

  Merle E. Lauck, 99, of Perdix died Monday, Oct. 16, 2000 in Kinkora Pythian Home, Duncannon.
  He retired from the International Union of Operating Engineers and was a member of Local 542.
  Surviving are a son, Charles W. of Wormleysburg; three brothers, Joseph H. of New Cumberland, Peter A. of Carlisle and Charles R. of Dillsburg; two sisters, Bertha Irene Cressler of Florida and Rose A. Cressler of Camp Hill; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services were held Oct. 19 in Musselman Funeral Home, Lemoyne. Burial was in Stone Church Cemetery, Silver Spring Twp.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Diabetes Foundation of Central Pennsylvania, 1104 Fernwood Ave., Camp Hill 17011.

  Clarence W. "Bill" Leach Sr. of Tuscarora Twp., Millerstown, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2000 in Harrisburg Hospital.
  He was born Dec. 26, 1921 in Centre Twp. to the late Harry and Mary (Turnbaugh) Leach.
  He worked for Frog Switch, Forrers Garage, Duncannon, and Tuscarora and Juniata townships, and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
  Surviving are his wife, Arvella Burris Leach; five sons, Clarence W. Jr. of Liverpool, Scott R. of Millerstown, Eric A., at home, and John and Roger, address unknown; two daughters, Rose and Tammy; two brothers, Leroy Ebersole of Newport and Curtis Ebersole; two sisters, Rose Smith of Newport and Stella Mae Turner of Shermans Dale; and two grandchildren.
  Services were held Sept. 28 at Myers Funeral Home, Newport, with the Rev. Tony Hill officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

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