Karl N. Saltzer LEBANON Karl N. Saltzer, 88, passed away peacefully in his home in Lebanon on Friday, December 6, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Dorothy "Dolly" H. (Van Winkle) Saltzer in 2011. He was born in Lebanon, on January 29, 1925, to Nimrod W. and Mildred K. (Bomberger) Saltzer, and is survived by a daughter, Kendra, wife of Scott Dechert of Lebanon; granddaughter, Rachael Dechert of Lebanon; sister, Arline, wife of Earl Watson of Palmyra; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. A 1942 graduate of Lebanon High School, Karl began and ended his career at the Lebanon Steel Foundry. Starting out in the mail room of the Circle L, he eventually worked his way up to the position of sales office manager from which he retired in 1984 after 42 years of service. He was also a founding partner of Cedar Lanes, Inc. and was an integral part of the business as a liaison between the directors and management until it was sold several years ago. He was involved with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program when it first came to the Lebanon area and was active with his church serving as trustee, treasurer, and sexton, as well as various other committees over the years. Karl enjoyed music immensely. He played the violin since he was a young child and was a respectable tenor. He played in some orchestral ensembles such as the Harmonic Strings in his young adulthood and sang in the church choir most of his adult life. He even sang a solo for his daughter's wedding, leaving not a dry eye in the sanctuary. He was an avid bowler and is a member of the Lebanon County Bowlers Hall of Fame. He also enjoyed playing tennis, an activity he took up later in life. He enjoyed traveling and made an annual trek to Florida for several weeks each winter as well as several trips abroad and to Mexico. There were also two occasions when a family "road trip" took them cross country and back by automobile. He was a man who loved to shop and often planned day long excursions for this purpose, much to his family's delight. A loving husband, generous father, doting grandfather, and faithful friend, Karl will be missed by all. If we would all strive to live by his methods and principals, the world would definitely be a better place. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 12 p.m. from St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 22 S. 6th St., Lebanon. A viewing will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Interment will be in Grand View Memorial Park, Annville. Arrangements have been entrusted to Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown. www.grosefuneralhome.com
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Published in Lebanon Daily News on Dec. 8, 2013