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Carl J. Klein
LEWISTOWN - Carl J. Klein, 82, of 304 Terrace Boulevard, Lewistown, died at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn. He was born Oct. 8, 1917, in Sharon. His wife, Della B. (Linn) Klein, whom he married June 15, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Barry (Linda) Shade, Sofia, Bulgaria and Carl J. Klein Jr., Lewistown; stepchildren, Mrs. Herbert (Mona) Bailey, Columbus, Ohio, Donna Rizor, Lima, Ohio, and Ronald Martin, Baltimore, Md.; a sister, Ann Miller, New York; and one grandson. He was a seaman in the Merchant Marines for 12 years, retiring in 1955. He was a member of the Owls Club, the Brooklyn Hose Co., the City, Hook and Ladder Fire Co. and the Yeagertown Fire Co. He is an anatomical gift to the Humanity Gifts Registry. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the Lewistown Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 50 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Frances A. Kline
MCCLURE - Frances A. Kline, 84, of McClure RR2, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, where she has been a resident since 1994. Born Feb. 16, 1916, in State College, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Kerstetter) Hecker. Her husband, Clifford D. Kline, whom she married April 11, 1936, died April 2, 1993. She is survived by: a daughter, Audrey L. Shur, St. Clair; two sons, Edward D. Kline Sr., Middleburg and Alvin L. Kline, St. Clair; two sisters, Ruth Hecker, Lancaster and Margaret of Temple, Fla.; two brothers, Lew Hecker, Lancaster and Malhon Hecker, Lock Haven; nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Kline in 1985; two sisters, Becky and Kathryn; and two brothers, Raymond and Bud Hecker. She farmed with her husband most of her married life. She was a member of Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, McClure and enjoyed collecting dolls. Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, with the Rev. Donald Wise officiating. Interment will be in the McClure Union Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Memorial fund of Mt. Bethel UCC Church, McClure, PA 17841.

James N. Kline
LEWISTOWN - James N. Kline, 73, of 17 Sunset Road, Lewistown, died at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at his residence. Born March 25, 1927, in Burnham, he was a son of the late Norris "Dad" and Claudia (Gates) Kline. His wife, Esther (Taylor) Kline, whom he married July 6, 1948, survives. Also surviving are: three sons, James N. Kline Jr, Blairsville, Ga., Jeffrey T. Kline, Dublin, and Joseph E. Kline, Levittown; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Kathryn Snook. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the North Atlantic Theatre. Early in life, he was a structual ironworker for Local 401, Philadelphia, for 25 years and was last employed as Director of License and Inspection, Bristol Township, Bucks County, for 12 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Lewistown. He was an elected Bristol Township Commissioner from 1960-1972 and served on the Bucks County Redevelopment Authority for eight years. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Derald Stump officiating. Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions my be made to: St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 S. Main St., Lewistown, PA 17044. Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Beulah Appleby Walter Klinger
MCVEYTOWN - Beulah Appleby Walter Klinger, 85, of 12 S. Market St., McVeytown, died at 7:13 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2000, at Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Center, Pleasant Gap. Born April 28, 1915, in Shirleysburg, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Olive B. (Traxler) Appleby. Her first husband, Roy Walter, died in 1943. Her second husband, Arlanda N. Klinger, died Aug. 10, 1995. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn (Dorothy) Pollock and Danny N. Klinger, both of McVeytown, Roy A. Walter, Huntingdon, Robert E. Walter, Mapleton RR, Charles E. Walter, Saltillo, and Frederick J. Walter, Beavertown; a brother, Jack W. Appleby, Lewistown; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Early in life, she worked at the American Viscose Corporation for 35 years, and then for 10 years in the drapery department at Marlette Mobile Homes, Lewistown. She was a Protestant by faith. She was a member of the McVeytown Fireman's Auxiliary. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no public viewing; however, family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Blanche E. Klinger
BEAVER SPRINGS - Blanche E. Klinger, 76, of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Feb. 20, 1924, in Lewistown, she was the daughter of the late Everett W. and Jennie E. (Stong) Eddy. Her husband, Byron L. Klinger, whom she married June 10, 1944, survives. Also surviving are: daughters, Mrs. David (Karen) Lauver, Beaver Springs and Mrs. Elwood (Melanie) Russell, Milton; a brother, John Gerald Eddy, Lewistown; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Donald Nice officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Messiah Lutheran Church, PO Box 20, Troxelville, PA 17882.

Cyril S. 'Stan' Klinger
GRANVILLE - Cyril S. "Stan" Klinger, 95, a resident of the Malta Home, Granville, formerly of McClure, died at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the home. Born April 28, 1905, in Longfellow, he was the son of the late Samuel and Jennie (Swanger) Klinger. His first wife, Eva (Lloyd) Klinger, preceded him in death in 1967 and his second wife, Pauline (Hetrick) Klinger, preceded him in death in 1975. Surviving are: children, Delores M. McClellan, Montoursville and Lloyd R. Klinger, Lewistown; stepchildren, Lewis Hetrick, Beavertown and Michael Hetrick, Beaver Springs; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He was the superintendent for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, retiring in 1968 with 26 years of service. He was a member of the Beaver Lutheran Church, Beaver Springs; the Middleburg Masonic Lodge 619 Free and Accepted Masons for over 50 years; the Williamsport Consistory; the Harrisburg Shrine; the Lewistown Chapter and Commandry; the McClure Lions Club; the Tall Cedars of Lebanon; the McClure Chamber of Commerce; the West End Sportsmen's Club of Snyder County; the Union County Sportsmen's Club; and the McClure Realty/Bean Soup Committee. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in the Beaver Springs Cemetery, Beaver Springs. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the Malta Home, PO Box E, Granville, PA 17029. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Pauline Klinger
SELINSGROVE Mary Pauline Klinger, 87, a resident of Penn Lutheran Village, Selinsgrove, formerly of Beaver Springs RR1, died at 1 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2000, at the village. Born Dec. 7, 1912, in Carbon County, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Carrie (Haldeman) Sitler. Her husband, Merle C. Klinger, whom she married in 1959, survives. Also surviving are: stepchildren, Chandis L. Klinger, Middleburg RR4, Nina B. Klinger, Wilmington, Del., and Wanda M. Cundy, Woodbridge, Va.; and four step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She attended Temple University in Philadelphia and Mansfield University in Mansfield, where she studied music. She was a homemaker. She was Lutheran by faith. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Calvin F. Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from noon until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Pearl I. Klinger
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - Pearl I. Klinger, 85, a resident of Meadow View Manor, Bridgeport, W.Va., formerly of West Sixth Street, Lewistown, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Meadow View Manor. Born Jan. 7, 1915, in Juniata County, she was a daughter of the late Jesse and Anna P. (Woods) Snook. Her husband, Ralph M. "Angy" Klinger, died May 22, 1978. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Glenn A. (Barbara) Knepper, Bridgeport, W.Va. and Keith M. Klinger, West Sixth Street, Lewistown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by a brother and a sister. She was a homemaker. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family, with the Rev. Jacob T. Traxler officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Diabetes Association, 3544 N. Progress Ave., Suite 202, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Hoenstine Funeral Home Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.

Russell M. Klock
SELINSGROVE - Russell M. Klock, 80, of N. Eighth St., Selinsgrove, died at 10 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2000, at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. Born April 23, 1920, in Augustaville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Beulah V. (Hetrick) Klock. His first wife, Marjorie B. (Hummel) Klock, whom he married March 24, 1940, died May 20, 1975. His second wife, Catherine (Waite) Klock, whom he married April 1, 1979, died Dec. 25, 1998. Surviving are: sons, Terrence R. Klock, Bloomsburg and Chris R. Klock, Selinsgrove; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Robert Waite, Beavertown, Paul Waite, Hummelstown, Margaret Keiser, McClure, Alma Mitchell, Troxelville, Linda Weikel, Camp Hill, Connie Ranck, Millmont, and Debra Johnson, Williamsport; 26 step-grandchildren; 46 step-great-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph David Klock, who died in infancy; and three brothers, Charles Klock, Edwin Klock, and Paul Klock. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, having served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater and was awarded four Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. He worked in construction and then for PennDOT, Snyder County. He retired from Beavertown Knitting, Selinsgrove, where he worked in shipping and receiving. He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville, the American Legion, McClure, and was a past member of the LOOM No. 1173, Selinsgrove. He enjoyed reading and gardening. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the V. L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Timothy Bingman officiating. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery, Selinsgrove, with military honors conducted by the VFW and the American Legion, both of Selinsgrove. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, Central Susquehanna Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701-3945.

Beulah E. Knepp
BELLEVILLE - Beulah E. Knepp, 90, of 6038 SR 655, Belleville, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at her residence. Born Feb. 20, 1910, in Barrville, she was the daughter of the late Harry Joseph and Gertrude May (Moore) Sweitzer. Her husband, William Allen Knepp, died Jan. 21, 1963. Surviving are: children, Harold B. Randolph, Belleville and Wanda K. Knepp, Reedsville; a sister, Pearl T. Brennon, Kennilworth, NJ; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Allen Knepp in 1941; brothers and sisters, Marian Frankhouser, Clara McKinley, Maurice Sweitzer, Melvin Sweitzer, Eugene Sweitzer, and Arvad Moore. Earlier in life, she had worked at the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown. She was a member of the Reedsville United Methodist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class of the church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Richard J. Bender officiating. Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville. There will be no viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Reedsville United Methodist Church, PO Box 235, Reedsville, PA 17084.

Clifton V. 'Ginny' Knepp
BURNHAM - Clifton V. "Ginny" Knepp, 85, of 422 Dry Valley Road, Burnham, died at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at his residence. Born March 28, 1915 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Harry M. and Bertha Mae (Oldt) Knepp. His wife Geraldine (Benner) Knepp preceded him in death in 1989. Surviving are: children; Mrs. Kenneth (Geraldine) Furner and Mrs. Joseph (Donna) Sheetz Sr., both of Milroy, and Robert C. Knepp, John E. Knepp and Mrs. Robert (Christine) Soccio, all of Burnham, 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was employed in Machine Shop 1 as a machine operator at Standard Steel, Burnham. He retired due to disability in 1976. He was a member of the Walnut Street United Methodist Church, Burnham. He was a member of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1940, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Heller-Hoenstine Burnham Funeral Home, First Avenue, Burnham, with the Rev. Larry K. Lutz officiating. Interment will be in Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. The family will provide all funeral flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to Walnut Street United Methodist Church, 203 N. Walnut St., Burnham, PA 17009.

Jacqueline A. Knepp
DALLASTOWN - Jacqueline A. Knepp, 69, of Dallastown, died at 6:27 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2000, at the York Hospital. Born Nov. 21, 1930, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late John and Geraldine (Getz) Harbst. Her husband, Richard A. Knepp, died Oct. 2, 1991. Surviving are: daughters, Barbara Woerpel and Bonnie Schell, both of York, and Kelly McElroy, Red Lion; brothers, John Harbst Jr. and William Harbst, both of Lewistown; five granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. She was a homemaker. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Austin H. Eberly Funeral Home Inc., 104 W. Main St., Dallastown, with the Rev. Mitchell M. Galloway officiating. Interment will be in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Nina C. Romig Knepp
LEWISTOWN - Nina C. Romig Knepp, 79, of 407 Columbia St., Lewistown, died at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2000, at University Park Nursing Center, 450 Wauplelani Drive, State College. Born Feb. 7, 1921 in Close Mountain, W.Va., she was a daughter of Albert Enos and Tenie Grace (Knotts) Knotts. Her first husband, Paul K. Romig Sr., preceded her in death on May 3, 1968. Her second husband, William G. "Sike" Knepp, preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1981. Surviving are: children; Paul K. Romig Jr., Bellefonte, Anna Grace Moyle, Mrs. Chuck (Jean) Krepps and Mrs. Gregory (Ruby) Koontz, all of Lewistown, Mrs. Jerry (Jane) Spigelmyer, Burnham and Mrs. Ronald (Ruth) Smalldon, Sun City West, Ariz., brothers and sisters; Mable Gould, Davis, W.Va., Albert Enos Knotts Jr., Brandon, Fla. and Howard Knotts, Biloxi, Miss., 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. She worked for many years as a custodian of the Masonic Temple of Lewistown. She was a member of the Gospel Chapel Church of Lewistown. A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with Mr. Charles Arentz officiating. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Milroy RD. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Chapel Church, West Fifth Street, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to American Heart Association, 501 Howard Ave., Building D, Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601.

Millard A. Knepp
LEWISTOWN - Millard A. Knepp, 73, of 119 S. Walnut St., Lewistown, died at 1:01 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2000, at Lewistown Hospital. Born Oct. 30, 1926, in Burnham, he was a son of the late William Andrew and Hilda (Gringich) Knepp and stepmother, the late Viola (Gilbert) Knepp, who raised him. His wife, Pearl (Kreps) Knepp, died in 1991. Surviving are: children, Mrs. Lynn (Beverly) Goodhart, Belleville, Gary Lee Knepp Sr. and Robert J. Knepp, both of Lewistown, and Barbara J. Knepp, at home; brother and sister, William "Billy" Stimely and Phyllis Wilson, both of Lewistown; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Dean E. Knepp, in 1980. He retired from Overhead Door Inc., Lewistown, where he was a truck driver for 17 years before retiring due to disability in 1989. He was a member of Vira United Methodist Church and later attended Salvation Army Church. He was a member of the Lewistown Moose Lodge 143, the Granville Grange, the Central District Volunteer Firemans Association and a life member and former secretary-treasurer of United Fire Company. He was also a former officer of the Mifflin County Playground Association, a former officer of Woodlawn Playground Association, a past president of Lewistown Legion of the Moose, and he volunteered at Ohesson Manor, Lewistown. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with Captain Eddie Purvis and the Rev. Richard W. Shilling officiating. Interment will be in Vira United Methodist Cemetery. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where a special Moose Memorial Service will be held at 8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Salvation Army, 9 S. Dorcas St., Lewistown, PA 17044, or United Fire and Rescue, 26 W. Third St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Rosanna M. Knorr
LEWISTOWN - Rosanna M. Knorr, 82, a resident of Ohesson Manor, Lewistown, formerly of 808 W. Fourth St., Lewistown, died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at the nursing home. Born July 8, 1918, in Sunbury, she was the daughter of the late Harry William and Carolyn C. (Weir) Bottomstone. Her husband, Donald Knorr, died in 1978. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by three brothers and five sisters. She was employed in the accounting department of the American Viscose Corporation for 12 years. She was Methodist by faith. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Ted Janke officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call 7-9 pm. today and from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: the American Cancer Society, 26 N. Brown St., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Donald M. 'Sarge' Knouse
MCVEYTOWN - Donald M. "Sarge" Knouse, 64, of US Highway 522 South, McVeytown, died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday Dec. 24, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born March 13, 1936 in Snyder County, he was a son of the late Earl and Mary Kathryn (Smith) Knouse. His wife, Evelyn M. (Lockett) Knouse, whom he married Aug. 20, 1956, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Donald (Mary) Rhodes, Atkinson Mills, Donald E. Knouse, Wagner, Ronald L. Knouse, York Haven and Mrs. Andrew (Ellen) Blackburn, Pearland, Texas; brothers and sisters, June Wilburn, Oklahoma, Carl D. Knouse, Mrs. David (Faye) Hovestine, Mrs. George (Sandy) Putnam, all of Sunbury, and Richard E. Knouse, Oriental; and 11 grandchildren. He was a veteran of the United States Army. He was employed as an electrician at Standard Steel, Burnham, retiring in 1998 after 29 years service. His funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the Harshbarger Funeral Home, 3 South Market Street, McVeytown, with the Rev. Marian E. Hartman officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park, Lewistown. Family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Edgar William Knouse
MIFFLINBURG - Edgar William Knouse, 86, of Penns Creek Road, Mifflinburg RR1, died at 9:54 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2000, at his home. Born Feb. 8, 1914, in Northumberland, he was the son of the late John William and Jennie Cornelia (Reigel) Knouse. His wife, Evelyn Louise (Kratzer) Knouse, whom he married June 14, 1947, in Middleburg with the Rev. Miller officiating, died Sept. 18, 1998. Surviving are: sons, Gregory D. Knouse, Lewistown, Gale P. Knouse and Robert A. Knouse, both of Mifflinburg RR1; a step-sister, Arlene Byler, Mechanicsburg; two step-brothers, Ralph L. Bordner, Sunbury, and H. Irvin Bordner, Mechanicsburg; two grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his step-mother, Erna Mae Spicher Knouse, on May 27, 1980; a sister, Charlotte Mohler; and two brothers, Clarence Knouse and Irvin Knouse. He attended Middleburg schools. He enlisted in the United States Army in Williamsport, Pa., Aug. 19, 1941, and was honorably discharged as a staff sergeant in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 1945. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the American Defense Campaign Ribbon, the Victory Medal, and the Asiatic Theatre Campaign Medal. He was a carpenter for various contractors from 1946-1954 and in 1978, he retired as a millwright after 24 years of service in the Philadelphia area. He was a charter member of the Millwrights and Machinery Erectors Union Local No. 1906, Philadelphia; the Union County Sportsmen's Club, Weikert; the Union County West End Fire Company, Glen Iron; the American Association of Retired Persons; and the American Legion Post 44, Northumberland. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, with the Rev. James Horace Gold, retired pastor of United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will be in New Berlin Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 44, Northumberland. Family will receive friends after 7 p.m. Thursday and prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.

Dawn L. Kratzer
LIVERPOOL - Dawn L. Kratzer, 50, of Liverpool RR1, died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at her residence. Born Sept. 25, 1950, in Sunbury, she was a daughter of Dorothy (Rauch) Delbaugh of Liverpool and the late Mark "Sparky" Delbaugh Sr. Her husband, Greg L. Kratzer, whom she married Aug. 28, 1971, survives. Also surviving are: children, Greg L. "JR" Kratzer Jr., New Bloomfield, Mrs. Thomas (Kelly A.) Kuhns, Millersville, and Kimberly S. Kratzer, York; brother and sisters, Mark Delbaugh Jr., Liverpool RR1, Annette Goodling, Beavertown, Mrs. Kenneth (Eileen) Linn, Liverpool, Mrs. William (Kathy) Bowman, McAlisterville RR2, and Mary Maiolo, Hershey. She graduated from East Juniata High School in 1968, and from Shippensburg University in 1971 with a degree in business education. She worked as the rural mail carrier for the Millerstown RR2 for the U. S. Postal Service for 14 years. She was a member of the Liverpool United Methodist Church, where she was the church treasurer; served on the finance committee and the administrative board; taught in the Nursery Sunday School Class; and was the pianist for the Sunday school. She also participated in the annual CROP Walk, the Harrisburg American Heart Association Walk-A-Thon, and was a member of the Juniata County Literacy Program. She was an avid reader and loved to knit, cook and bake. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Liverpool United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Peter M. Beddia officiating. Interment will be in the Liverpool Union Cemetery, Liverpool. There will be no viewing, but friends may call from 1 p.m. until the time of services Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Liverpool United Methodist Church, Mission Fund, c/o William Pabst, 109 S. Market St., Liverpool, PA 17045. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., 606 N. Front St., Liverpool, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel E. Kratzer
LEWISTOWN - Hazel E. Kratzer, 93, of West Fifth Street, Lewistown, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2000, at her residence. Born Jan. 28, 1907, in Clarion, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Nettie Cleo Whisner. Her husband, Bartley "Wally" Kratzer, died Nov. 18, 1975. She is survived by a son, Larry Kratzer, West Fifth Street, Lewistown; four granddaughters; eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family, having been preceded in death by five brothers. She was a member of Lake Park United Methodist Church, Lewistown. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Barr Funeral Home, 120 Logan St., Lewistown, with Samuel King officiating. Interment will be in Juniata Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to: SUN Home Hospice, 2 Hudson Ave., Lewistown, PA 17044.

Mary E. Kratzer
LEWISTOWN - Mary E. Kratzer, 88, a resident of Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, 2000, at the home. Born Aug. 27, 1912, in Centre Hall, she was the daughter of the late William W. and Florence (Pennel) Gonder. Her husband, John B. Kratzer, died in 1972. Surviving are a brother and a sister, Ruth A. Brindel, New Lancaster Valley, Milroy and Donald C. Gonder, Reedsville. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She was employed at the American Viscose Corporation, Lewistown and was the operator of the Lewistown Airport. She was the first licensed female pilot in the state of Pennsylvania. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville, with the Rev. Kenneth Longfield officiating. There will be no public viewing. Memorial contributions may be made to: Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, 163 Summit Drive, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the charity of one's choice. The Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, is in charge of arrangements.

Norman Walter 'Norm' Kratzer
RICHFIELD - Norman Walter "Norm" Kratzer, 73, of Richfield, died at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. Born Jan. 11, 1927, in Richfield, he was the son of the late Charles Michael and Edna (Lauver) Kratzer. His wife, Geraldine J. (Pellman) Kratzer, whom he married April 20, 1951, survives. Also surviving are: children, Donald N. Kratzer, Millerstown RR1, Ronald L. Kratzer, Richfield RR2, Mrs. Stanley (Connie J.) Heintzelman, Wernersville, Mrs. Tim (Von) Rickenbaugh, McAlisterville RR1, Mrs. Richard (Bonita K.) Hackenberg and Mrs. Rick (Lonnie J.) Colyer, both of Richfield RR1, and Mrs. Craig (Sondra A.) Bassler, McAlisterville; brothers and sister, Ernest N. Kratzer, Millerstown RR1, Elwood L. Kratzer, Richfield, Harold K. Kratzer, Richfield RR1, and Mrs. Mervin (Geraldine M.) Goodling, Mifflintown RR5; and 17 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence R. Kratzer in 1977 and Earl R. Kratzer Sr. in 1997. He was schooled at Stahl's Grammar schoolhouse, Freeburg High School and then attended Harrisonburg Mennonite High School, Harrisonburg, Va. He was a truck driver for Consolidated Freight Truck Lines, York from 1972 until retiring in 1990. He then did part time work for Gerald Lauver Trucking, Mount Pleasant Mills. He was a member and trustee of the Richfield Mennonite Church, the Richfield Ambulance League, and the Teamsters Local 776 of Harrisburg. He enjoyed camping, fishing, carpentry, and going on trips. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Richfield Mennonite Church, with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating and Pastor Chandler J. Cutting assisting. Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Monday at the church. Family will provide all flowers, but memorial contributions may be made to: the Richfield Mennonite Church-Youth Mission Fund, c/o RR1, Box 11, Richfield, PA 17086. The George P. Garman Funeral Home Inc., Mount Pleasant Mills, is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth L. Kratzer
PUEBLO, Colo. - Ruth L. Kratzer, 85, of 1574 25th Lane, Pueblo, Colo., died Thursday in Pueblo, Colo. Born April 15, 1915, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Virginia Logan. Her husband, Blair S. Kratzer, whom she married Oct. 18, 1934, preceded her in death June 25, 1971. Surviving are: children, George R. Kratzer, Pueblo, Colo., and David B. Kratzer, Midlothian, Texas; a sister, Esther V. Rodkey, Lewistown; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five brothers. She was a homemaker. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the George McCarthy Historic Chapel, 401 Broadway, Pueblo, CO 81004. Interment will be in Willits Cemetery, Willits, Calif. Friends may call 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

John F. Kreamer
TROXELVILLE - John F. Kreamer, 71, of Troxelville, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2000, at his home after an extended illness. Born Aug. 2, 1928, in Center Township, Snyder County, he was the son of the late Irvin L. and Helen. E. (Blackford) Kreamer. His wife, Lucille A. (Zieber) Kreamer, whom he married April 3, 1953, survives. Also surviving are: sons, James R. Kreamer, Troxelville and John F. Kreamer Jr., Beavertown RR1; sisters, Isabelle G. Walter, Middleburg RR1 and Dorothy F. Kerstetter, Mifflinburg RR3; a brother, Paul R. Kreamer, Beavertown; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua D., in 1988; two sisters, Betty M. Kreamer in 1977 and Cristabelle F. Keister in 1992; and two brothers, Lloyd I. Kreamer and Kenneth A. Kreamer. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, earning a Good Conduct Medal, a National Defense Service Medal, a Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, a United Nations Service Medal and a Representative of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Badge. He worked at Sitkins Smelting and Refining, the Watsontown Brick Company, the Beavertown Block Company and Philco, Watsontown. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville. He was also a member of American Legion Post 945 of Wormleysburg, and a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. He enjoyed gardening and going for drives in the country. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville, with the Rev. Stanley D. Reep officiating. Interment will be in Troxelville Union Cemetery, where graveside military services will be provided by American Legion Post 23, Beaver Springs. Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Friday at the Beavertown chapel of Aurand Funeral Homes, 316 W. Market St., Beavertown, where the family will be present 7-9 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to: Messiah Lutheran Church, Troxelville, PA 17882.

Robert E. Krick
MCVEYTOWN - Robert E. Krick, 81, of 6420 US Highway 522S, McVeytown, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at Beverly Healthcare-William Penn, Lewistown. Born Aug. 24, 1919, in Perry County, he was the son of the late Harry and Ida (Lauver) Krick. His wife, Betty L. (Barger) Krick, whom he married April 4, 1941, survives. Also surviving are: children, Mrs. James (Marcia) Hackenberg, 432 Strodes Run Road, Lewistown, Nettie E. Fisher, 1818 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown, Sheila L. Umbenhour, McVeytown, and Mrs. Ken (Brenda) Messerman, 2523 Back Maitland Road, Lewistown; half-sister, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Erb, 1159 Dormantown Road, McClure; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was employed at Arrow Division of Cluett Peabody & Co. as a security guard. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Heller-Hoenstine Woodlawn Funeral Home, 200 N. Main St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Dale Hippensteel officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Rock Cemetery. There will be no public viewing, but family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Charles W. Kuhns Sr.
MILROY - Charles W. Kuhns Sr., 68, of 100 Cedar Grove Lane, Milroy, died Saturday, July 15, 2000, at his residence. Born March 20, 1932, in Reedsville, he was a son of the late Merle A. and Ruth I. (Rhoades) Kuhns Sr. Surviving are: children, Charles W. Kuhns Jr., Milroy, and Tammy Jean Kuhns, Erie; stepchildren, Penny Morgan, Lewistown, and Russell Matthews, New Lancaster Valley; brothers and sisters, Fred L. Kuhns, San Angelo, Texas, Mrs. Robert (Grace) Reed, Mrs. Maurice (Marlene) Frankhouser Sr., Louise Kuhns, and James A. Kuhns, all of Reedsville, Merle A. Kuhns Jr. and Paul E. Kuhns, both of Milroy, Dorothy Stitt and Mrs. John (Shirley) Wert, both of Lewistown; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Meroney. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He had worked at New Holland, Belleville, and retired as a self-employed farmer. He was a member of the American Legion, Milroy. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, with the Rev. Edward P. Fleming Sr. officiating. Interment will be in Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Charles W. Kuhns Jr., 100 Cedar Grove Lane, Milroy, PA 17063.


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