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    pre-deceased family members Date, time and location of funeral services if after our publish time

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All “free” obituaries are published according to our guidelines and space limitations. We reserve the right to edit any obituary submitted for free publication.

Obituaries that include extra information must be requested and will be published at a cost of $6.65 for the first 20 words plus 8 cents for each additional word for the entire obituary. Payment is due by
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A photograph will be included in an obituary at a charge of $20. Photo can be emailed as a .jpg file to, or mailed to PO Box 250, Millersburg PA 17061, or hand-delivered to 510 Union St., Millersburg. Payment is due by 9 a.m. Monday.

We prefer to receive obituaries from a funeral home. However, we will accept an obituary from an immediate family member if day-time contact information (i.e., phone number and/or e-mail) is provided.

Stanley P. Romberger

MILLERSBURG • Stanley P. Romberger, 70, of Millersburg, passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Premier at Susquehanna.

He was born in Berrysburg, the son of the late Marlin and Susan (Adams) Romberger.

He graduated from Millersburg High School, class of 1965.

He was honorably discharged after six years of service from the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

He was employed by Bethlehem Steel, Steelton Plant, for 36 years, retiring at age 55.

He is survived by his wife Louetta J. (Lahr) Romberger, having been married for 49 years; a daughter Lisa Romberger (Dean Snyder) of Halifax; a son Jesse Romberger (Crystal) of Millersburg; grandchildren Ethan, Emily, Evelyn, and Elliott Snyder of Halifax, and Chesney and Tenley Romberger of Millersburg. He also is survived by sisters Marcella Krissinger (John) of Urban and Karen Szives (Paul) of Millersburg; brother Gerald Romberger (Barbara) of Auburndale, Fla.; sister-in-law Sheila Romberger of Pillow; and eight nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister Carolyn Fegley (Samuel); a brother Ronald Romberger; and two nephews.

Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Millersburg is handling the arrangements, and his ashes will be placed on his beloved farmette.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 324 North Street, Millersburg, PA 17061 or Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way No. 270, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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Dalton A. Schorr

MILLERSBURG •  Dalton A. Schorr, 64, of Millersburg, passed away Monday, June 18, 2018, at Premier at Susquehanna.

He was the son of the late Dalton D. Schorr and Mary Schorr, who survives him.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife Sharon Lawson; his daughters Angie Houser of Lykens and Amber Schorr of Boston; a stepdaughter Alicia of Lancaster; a sister Chris Cowan of Millersburg; and two grandchildren.

He worked at Fruehauf Trucking of Middletown and retired from Square D of Mechanicsburg.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 112 Sipe Ave., Hummelstown, PA 17036.

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Marie E. Kasper

MILLERSBURG • Marie E. Kasper, formerly of Lykens, Pa., passed away Sunday June 17, 2018, at Premier at Susquehanna Village. 

Marie was born April 29, 1923, in Wiconisco, Pa., to the late Thomas and Pauline Smith Williams. 

She was a graduate of the former Wiconisco High School Class of 1941 and was a  member of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Lykens, and Our Lady Help Women’s Council. 

She enjoyed gardening and ceramics. 

Marie is survived by a son Michael Kasper and his wife Abby; a daughter Jane Deppen and her husband Dean; grandchildren Marley, Lauren, Jeffrey and Shayna;  and great-grandchildren Rebekah and Caleb. In addition to her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband George M. “York” Kasper. 

Funeral Mass was held June 22 from Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 732 Main St., Lykens, Pa. 17048. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Help of Christians Church at the above address. 

John R. Shultz Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.

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Beth Ann Yeagley

TOWER CITY • Beth Ann Yeagley, 60, died June 19 at Lehigh Valley Medical Center - East, Pottsville.

She was born Jan. 7, 1958, in Lykens, a daughter of the late Ronald and Dawn Trautman Shutt.

She was a graduate of Williams Valley High School.

She was last employed by Goodwill, Elizabethville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Romaine Lower; three brothers: Ronald, David and Harold Shutt.

She is survived by three children: Taura Yeagley of Shamokin, Todd Yeagley of Joliett and Dawn Raymer of North Carolina; a granddaughter; a sister, Linda Ingream of Tower City; a brother, Charles Shutt of Tremont; and several nieces and nephews.

Following her wishes, there will be no services.

Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is in charge of arrangements.  

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Katherine J. Keiter

WILLIAMSTOWN • Katherine J. Keiter, age 65, of East Spruce St., passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at Geisinger Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

She was born Dec. 14, 1952, in Harrisburg, daughter of the late Harry Gregory and Arlene Paul.

She had worked for the former Susquehanna Lutheran Village as a nurse’s aide.   She also had worked in the past for the former Lebro Shirt Factory, Tower Sales and Michael’s Foods.

She enjoyed crochet and caring for her pets, “Scrappy” and “Peter-Rabbit.”

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Stephen Earl Keiter; her grandson she raised, George Frew III; two daughters, Trudy L. Sechler (Dave), York, and Donna M. Watkeys (David), Wilkes-Barre; brothers, Robert L. Browning Jr. (Lavonne), Halifax, and Donald C. Paul (Barbara), Lebanon; sisters, Charlotte I. Klinger (Randy), Halifax, and Sandra L. Paul, Topton; five more grandchildren and her loving aunt, Margaret Klinger, Halifax.  

There will be a visitation at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes Inc., Elizabethville,  Saturday, June 30, from 10-11 a.m. followed by a memorial service. Interment will be at Spring Grove “Fetterhoffs” Cemetery, Halifax. 

Memorial donations may be made to American Stroke Association National Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or their web page stroke/

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Francis E. Nuss III

ELIZABETHVILLE • Francis E. Nuss, III, 83, of Elizabethville, formerly of Tower City, passed away Tuesday, June 19 at Stonebridge Nursing Home, Duncannon.

Born in Pottsville, Jan. 22, 1935, he was a son of the late Frances E. Nuss, Sr. and Grace Boe Nuss-Shiley.

Francis was an Army Veteran of the Korean War.

He was a retired machinist from the former American Can Co. after 40 years of service. Following retirement he worked for Brubaker Tool, Millersburg.

He was a member of the American Legion.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 36 years, Pauline C. Hess Nuss, in 1996.

Surviving are his daughter, Kirsten Marie Nuss, with whom he resided in Elizabethville; step-daughter, Carol A. Sheetz, Harrisburg; sister, Daisy J. Nuss Miller-Decoudres, Virginia Beach, Va.; brother, Fred Richard Nuss (Pat), Stokesdale, N.C.; four nephews, Richard Nuss (Jayme) and Patrick Nuss, both of North Carolina, Murray Miller (Christina), of Germany, and James Miller (Siobhan), Virginia; great- nieces and great-nephews, Ivy, Emily, Eva Ana, Wyatt and Sean.  He is also survived by his beloved cat, Nicolas, whom he dearly loved.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m. from the Chapel of the Dimon Funeral Home, Inc., Tower City, with Pastor Robert Straub. Viewing will be from 11:30-12:30 at the chapel. 

Burial with military honors will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. 

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Linda Winterstein

NEW HOLLAND • Linda Winterstein, 69, of New Holland, went home to be with her Lord Wednesday, June 20, 2018, after a 2½ year battle with cancer.

Born in Harrisburg and grew up in Pillow, she was a daughter of the late Fred C. and Norma (Kahler) Shiffer. She was married to her beloved John E. Winterstein 36 years on Aug. 12. Her first husband, David H. Ripple, died in 1972.

Linda graduated from Upper Dauphin High School.

She retired in 2013 after 11 years as a receptionist at the former Blue Ball National Bank.

She was a member at Salem Bible Church, Voganville.

She enjoyed traveling, going to the beach, family gatherings, knitting and spending time with her grandchildren.  Her life was built around her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Jennifer R., married to Bill Livingood of Denver, Colo., and Jessica R., married to John Mueller of Pittsburgh; three stepsons, Stephen P., married to Elisa Winterstein of Feasterville, Michael E. Winterstein of Lancaster, and Barry L., married to Liliana Winterstein of Lancaster; 10 grandchildren, Ross and Dale Boczar, Jay and Lane Winterstein, Manuela Estrada, Cassie, Maddie and Jack Mueller, and Kati and Will Livingood; a brother, Tony, married to Christine Shiffer of Millersburg; a sister, Rita Shiffer of Elizabethville; two nieces, Natasha and Rachel Feidt; and a nephew, Joshua Feidt.

Preceding her in death is a brother, Richard Shiffer.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 30 at 3 p.m. at Salem Bible Church, 590 Voganville Rd., New Holland, with the Rev. David Fry officiating.  Private family interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Lancaster Cancer Center, P.O. Box 10396, Lancaster, PA 17605-0396 (lancastercancercenter. com)

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Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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Linda L. Travitz

SHAMOKIN • Linda L. Travitz, 66, of Shamokin, died Wednesday, June 20 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

 Born in Harrisburg, June 25, 1951, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and  Doris Proctor Humphrey.

She was a graduate of the Halifax High School.

Surviving are her husband, Allen E. Travitz, Sr.;  her children, Tina Welcomer, Lykens, Patty Reeder, Millersburg, Allen Travitz, Jr., Washington, D.C., Dawn Travitz, Shamokin, and Samuel Travitz, Dalmatia; a sister, Dawn Humphrey, Millersburg;  eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Dimon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Tower City, has been entrusted with the arrangements.  

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Eleanor F. Bixler

VALLEY VIEW • Eleanor F. Bixler, age 86, of Valley View, died Friday, June 22 at Schuylkill Center, Pottsville.

She was born July 2, 1931, in Valley View, a daughter of the late Harvey C. Kroh and the late Mildred N. Morgan Kroh.

Eleanor was a seamstress in area garment factories and had worked for the former Mitchell’s Bakery prior to her retirement.

She was a member of St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Valley View.

Her husband Alvin V. Bixler died in 1980. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson Clint Bixler; two sisters, Lorraine Barder and Marie Poletti; an infant sister; and five brothers John Kroh, Andy Kroh, Mark Kroh, Sr., Clervin Kroh and Merlin Kroh.

She is survived by a daughter, Sandra E. Shoffler of Good Spring; a son William A. Bixler of Hegins; twins Connie M. Hentz of Hegins and Ronnie L. Bixler of Barry Twp; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Kroh; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m.

A viewing will be held just before the service from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, Valley View.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Clint Bixler Memorial Fund, c/o Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 153, Valley View, PA 17983.

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Kenneth L. Messner

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
If I settle on the far side of the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me,
Your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:9-10

MILLERSBURG • Kenneth L. Messner, 82, died June 23 at his residence.

He was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Dalmatia, a son of the late Isaac and Carrie Burrell Messner.

He was a 1953 graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran; a retired rural letter carrier from the U.S. Postal Service; and a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Millersburg.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Martha Lentz and Velma Wagner; and three brothers: Raymond Messner, Martin Messner and Ned Messner.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, June Bellis Messner; seven children: Jeffrey Messner, Sheri Imhof (Wayne), and Jamie Armor (James), all of Millersburg; Bradley Messner (Fay), and Heidi Grosser (Jeffrey), both of Halifax; Tory Messner (Laura) of Elliottsburg; and Callie Jenkins (Don Espenshade) of Carlisle; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dena Hooper and Pearl Chubb.

Private graveside services with military honors will be held Wednesday, June 27 at 11 a.m. at the Gratz Union Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17100.

Arrangements by Hoover-Boyer Funeral Home in Millersburg.

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Ronald W. Hinkley

DALMATIA • Ronald W. Hinkley, 86, of Dalmatia, died June 22 at his home.

He was born in Endicott, N.Y., March 31, 1932, a son of  the late Irene McGowen (Palmer) and Earnest Hinkley.

He was retired from American Can Co.

He served in the Army during the Korean War in the 45th Infantry Division.

He was a member of Wilkins Masonic Lodge (1958), Wilkins Square Club, Police & Fireman’s Square Club of Irvington, N.J., Canco Hirams of N.J., Metuchen Square Club of N.J., North Newark Consistory, 32nd Degree Mason, Rosicrucians, Shriners, Salam Temple, Orange Mountain Shrine Club, VFW Davenport Dill, Hillside, N.J., Tall Cedars, American Legion.

He is survived by two sons, Ronald Michael Hinkley and Dale Allen Hinkley; two grandchildren and a  great-grandson. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Percoskie) Hinkley; brother, Richard (Dick) Hinkley; and sister, Barbra Jean Lupino.

A viewing will be held Thursday, June 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. at James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m.  

Interment will take place in the Stone Valley Cemetery, Dalmatia.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Masonic Lodge 702, Herndon.

James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, is in charge of the arrangements.

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