Lawrence D. Knerr

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Lawrence D. Knerr PALMYRA Lawrence "Larry" D. Knerr, 82, joined the Lord on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at The Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Joyce M. (Shutt) Knerr. He was born Monday, October 12, 1931, in Pitman, to the late Claude and Mazie (Kehler) Knerr. He retired from Alcoa, where he worked in maintenance, was a faithful member of Lawn E.C. Church, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cooking. He was a skilled craftsman and selfless with his time in caring for others. Most of all he was a loving family man who led quietly by the light of Christ. He is survived by two daughters, Brenda J. Roth and husband, Todd of Hershey, and Barbara J. Shertzer and husband, Kirk of Annville; three grandchildren, Jennifer A. Roth Klain and husband, Dan of York Haven, Kirk T. Shertzer and fiancee, Ashley Stere of Annville, and Megan A. Grunden of Annville; three great-grandchildren, Aiden Grunden, Leah Grunden, and Baron Shertzer; three sisters, Hilda Stehr, Ida Kramer, and Merle Hipple; a sister-in-law, Ruby Knerr; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, John and Charles Knerr; and a sister, Alma Smink. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra 17078 with Pastor Bill Stoffel officiating.Burial will follow in the Hepler's Church of God Cemetery, Pitman. Family and friends are invited for viewing on Sunday, June 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his honor to Lawn E.C. Church, 5566 Elizabethtown Road, Lawn, PA 17041. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
25 W Pine St Palmyra, PA 17078
(717) 838-9211
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on June 19, 2014