Obituaries

Harry R. Kauffman

Harry R. Kauffman, 93, of Windsor Township, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning.

Born in Upper Bern Township on September 27, 1920, he was the son of the late Samuel and Alma (Rentschler) Kauffman.

He was a life long member of St. Paul’s Smoke Church, Windsor Township and served on the Cemetery Board for 46 years.

Harry was a self-employed farmer his entire life, where he worked on the family farm, Furnace Stream Farms. Farming was Harry’s passion and he was rarely seen doing anything other than what he loved. Harry’s work ethic and devotion have been passed down to his children and their families, who continue to work the family farm.

He was a 50 year member of the Virginville Grange and also, belonged to the Pennsylvania Farmers Association.

In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline E. (Rausch), in 2000, to whom he was married for 57 years and brothers: Oliver R., Norman R., and infant, Franklin R. Kauffman.

Harry is survived by a son, David, husband of Joan T. Kauffman, of Windsor Township; daughter, Doris, wife of Craig Long, of Windsor Township; grandchildren: Janelle C., wife of Adam Fink; Gretchen E., wife of Brooke Myers; and Jamison D., husband of Katie Kauffman; and great grandchildren: Ian and Greta Fink and Daniel and Jenna Myers.

Funeral Services were held on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Smoke Church, 2613 Old Route 22, Hamburg, with Pastors Elna Stratton and Guy Grube officiating. A viewing was held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The family requests memorial contributions in Harry’s memory be sent to St. Paul’s Smoke Church, 2613 Old Route 22, Hamburg, PA 19526.

Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.burkeydriscoll.com/.

Janet L. Shadle

Janet L. Shadle, 79, of Hamburg, died Thursday, November 14, 2013 in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the wife of Donald R. Shadle, died January 4, 1994.

Born in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. and Rachael M.E. (Fisher) Kern. Janet enjoyed crocheting, needlepoint, crafts, music, and playing the organ and piano.

Janet is survived by one daughter: Sally A. (Shadle), wife of Paul T. Shirk, Fleetwood; three grandchildren: Chad M., husband of Melissa Thrasher, Reading; Jason, husband of Sheri Grabert, Las Vegas, NV; and Christy, wife of Carl Greener, Blandon; and one great-grandson: Alexander Greener. She was predeceased by a daughter: Linda L. (Shadle) Grabert, died March 20, 2012.

Services were held on Nov. 19 at 11 a.m. from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 65 S. 4th Street, Hamburg (off street parking in rear). Burial followed in St. John’s Cemetery, Hamburg. A viewing was held in the funeral home Tuesday 10 to 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, in memory of Linda L. Grabert. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.

Ronald B. Stump

Ronald B. Stump, “Stumpy”, 74, of Reading and St. Petersburg, FL, died Thursday, November 14, 2013. He was the husband of Lore (Kienle) Stump. They were married on June 15, 1963 and celebrated 50 years of marriage.

Born in Laureldale, he was the son of the late Early W. and Lorraine E. (Stump) Stump. He was a graduate of Kutztown High School. Ronald was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for 34 years for Carpenter Technology, Reading, retiring in July 2000. He was a member of Mohrsville Church of the Brethren. Ronald was a life member and vice-president of the Skyway Trap and Skeet Club, where he was also a shooting instructor. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, life member of American Trapshooters Association, life member of Perry Fish and Game Association; and life member of South End Gun Club.

Surviving in addition to his wife are one son: Wolfgang H. Kienle, and his wife Ingebord, in Germany; and four daughters: Monika M., wife of Thomas Resh, Perry Twp.; Regina J., wife of Ralph Felix, Jr., Centre Twp.; Michelle A. Stump, partner of Patti L. Thomas, Centre Twp.; and Loretta L. Stump, Centre Twp. and St. Petersburg. Ronald is also survived by ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; and one sister: Janice L. Geist, Pottstown.

A Memorial Service for Ronald will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Skyway Trap and Skeet Club, Attn: Eddie Warren, 3200 74th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.

Robert M. Henn

Robert M. Henn, 77, of Tilden Twp., died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in his residence. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Shenk) Henn. They were married on May 13, 1960 and celebrated 53 years of marriage.

Born in Tilden Twp., he was the son of the late Morris and Pauline (Machemer) Henn. He was a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard, Hamburg. Robert worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission for twenty-seven years. He then owned and operated Henn Sanitation for thirteen years until 1995. Robert was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hamburg. He was a member of the Hamburg Fish and Game Association, Union Fire Company #1 Hamburg and beneficial association and Shartlesville Fire Company and beneficial association. Robert was also a life member of Loyal Order of Moose #523, Hamburg.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Dean R., husband of Tracy (Stewart) Henn, Tilden Twp.; and Deric L. Henn, Tilden Twp.; three daughters: Jacqueline E., wife of Harold Neider, Hamburg; Doreen S., wife of Rick Bagenstose, Tilden Twp.; and Dana L., wife of Robert Hunsicker, Tilden Twp.; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren. Robert is also survived by three brothers: Larry Henn, Hamburg; Donald Henn, Mertztown; and Keith Henn, Tilden Twp.; and three sisters: Janet Bohn, West Hamburg; Joan Lazar, Hazelton; and Brenda Sweigart, Strausstown.

Memorial services were held on Nov. 15 from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg.. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Hamburg Fish and Game Association, c/o Children’s Fishing Rodeo, 935 N. 5th Street, Hamburg, PA 19526. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.

Philip R. Schmidt

Philip R. Schmidt, 86, of Tilden Twp., and formerly of Lebanon, died Monday, November 11, 2013 in his residence. He was the husband of Annamarie L. (Loy) Schmidt. They were married on June 9, 1956 and celebrated 57 years of marriage.

Born in Ringtown, he was the son of the late Philip A. and Ethel (Covany) Schmidt. Philip was a 1944 graduate of Pine Grove High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Philip first worked for Donovan Smith and Associates, Lancaster. He then owned and operated Eager Schmidt Design, Display and Exhibit Builders, New Holland. He was a member of Faith Bible Baptist Church, Hamburg.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons: Pastor Erich L. Schmidt, husband of Pamela A. (Good) Schmidt, Tilden Twp., and with whom he resided; and Philip A. Schmidt, II, husband of Tresa (Silliban) Schmidt, Ocala, Florida; four grandsons; four granddaughters; two great-grandsons; and five great-granddaughters. Philip was predeceased by one brother: John E. Schmidt; and one sister: Ida G. (Schmidt) Moeckel.

Services were held on Nov. 18 from Faith Bible Baptist Church, Hamburg. Burial followed in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.

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