Carl W. Christman, 84, of Orwigsburg, formerly of Lenhartsville, died Feb. 7, 2013 in Orwigsburg Center, where he had been a resident for several years. |
He was the widower of Jean R. (Koch) Christman, who died Dec. 23, 2011.
Born in Maxatawny Township, he was a son of the late Herbert T., and Mary Alice (Kohler) Christman.
Mr. Christman was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving his country in World War II.
He was a self-employed farmer in Lenhartsville for many years. Mr. Christman was a member of Kempton Fire Company, and Strausstown Rod and Gun Club.
Survivors: Daughter Diane J. (Christman), wife of Leon G. Smith, Kutztown; Daughter-in-law, Susan L. (Reimert) Christman, Lenhartsville, widow of predeceased son, Dennis C. Christman, who died January 16, 2013; sisters, Anita L. (Christman) widow of Edward Bastian, Wernersville, Carole A. (Christman) wife of Harry Koch, Allentown, Jannetta L. (Christman) widow of Jack Metz, Allentown; five grandchildren, Troy D., husband of Kimberly (Waits) Christman, Heather L. (Christman), wife of Todd M. Gruber, Desirae C. Christman, Nathan D., husband of Lindsay N. (Freymoyer) Christman, Andrew R. Smith; five great grandchildren, Connor M. and Mason T. Gruber, Emma C. and Cole T. Christman and Logan H. Christman-Warke. Mr. Christman was predeceased by sisters, Mary Alice Dries, Dorothy G. Phillips, and Gladys A. Bleiler; and brothers, Paul R. Christman, Lester H. Christman, and David K. Christman.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown with Reverend Randy A. Bond officiating. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family. Friends may call Thursday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
The family requests contributions be made to Zion's Church, 770 Zion's Church Road, Hamburg, PA 19526. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Published in www.pottsmerc.com on Feb. 12, 2013