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FELTON William Wilson Hershner, 91, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, at his residence in E. Hopewell Township. He was the husband of Hilda R. (Geiselman) Hershner, to whom he was married 66 years. A Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 7362 Church Road, Felton, with his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Chester V. Joines, officiating. Viewings will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Life Tributes by Olewiler & Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, and from10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Masonic Rites will be conducted at 5 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be held in Round Hill Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Born July 22, 1921, in Cross Roads, he was a son of the late John D. and Florence E.C. (Keesey) Hershner. Mr. Hershner was named for his grandfathers, William Hershner and Wilson Keesey. He graduated from Red Lion High School with the class of 1939. Mr. Hershner owned and managed his farm near Cross Roads for many years. In addition to managing the farm, he was employed by Tollinger Bus Company, Fulton Mehring and Hauser, and Superior Mold Builders. He was a life member of Round Hill Presbyterian Church and a church elder since the age of 30. He was a founding Trustee of Hershaull Park, a community park formed by neighborhood churches on land donated in part by Mr. Hershner's father and mother. He was a member of the Free & Accepted Masons, Friendship Lodge 663, Harrisburg Consistory, Zembo Shrine of Harrisburg, York County Shrine Club, Red Lion Scottish Rite, and Stewartstown Lions Club. He loved to travel with his wife. Together they visited several countries and 49 different states. In addition to his wife, Mr. Hershner is survived by two sons, W. David Hershner and wife, Brenda of Shrewsbury, and Ronald L. Hershner and wife, Judith of York; four grandchildren, W. Andrew Hershner, Marleigh I. Hershner, John W.S. Hershner, and Wesley D.H. Hershner; three step grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, one step great-grandson; two sisters, Vivian Manifold of New Park and Clara Weigard of Mechanicsburg; and nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Round Hill Presbyterian Church, 7362 Church Road, Felton, PA 17322. Send Condolences at
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 20, 2013
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