Donald H. Walmer

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Donald H. Walmer STEVENS Donald H. Walmer, 78, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the Ephrata Manor. He was born in Lebanon to the late Oliver and Lilly (Brown) Walmer and was the husband of Thelma E. (Darkes) Walmer, who would have been married 60 years on Jan 1st. A veteran of the Korean War, Donald served from 1952 to 1954 in the U.S. Navy. After working for 40 years, he retired in 1998 from Weave Corp., Denver, where he worked as a knotter. He was well known for his sense of humor. An avid Eagles and Phillies fan, Donald liked fishing and hunting. He enjoyed listening to Bill Gaither gospel music. Spending time with his family and grandchildren was what he especially enjoyed. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Donald E., husband of Kim (Frantz) Walmer, Narvon and Brian K., husband of Patti (Kauffman) Walmer, Ephrata; two daughters, Angie S., wife of Jeff Groff, Denver and Wendy J., wife of Klint Auker, Denver; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters Jeanette, wife of Lester Spangler, Jonestown and Catherine, wife of Abner Church, Frederickburg. He was preceded in death by his son, Craig Walmer; and a brother, Kenneth Walmer. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. An additional viewing will be held at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. with Pastor Joel Hainley officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012, at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Family and friends may gather at the Funeral Home at 11:30 a.m., for a prompt departure to the cemetery. Memorial contributions in Donald's memory may be made to , 610 Community Way Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at www.roseborostradling.com
Published in Lebanon Daily News on Nov. 20, 2012
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