BIGLERVILLE Donald E. Stine, 88, entered Heaven on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, to enjoy eternal life won for him through the death and resurrection of his Savior the Lord Jesus Christ. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sarah Jane Bowser Stine, in 2012. Brother Stine was born November 28, 1925, in Smithsburg, Md., the son of the late Ellis and Margaret Barkdoll Stine. Donald was an active member and former minister at Upper Conewago Church of the Brethren and a member former minister and Elder at Rocky Ridge Church of the Brethren. He served both churches for almost 30 years, and remained active even after his retirement. He graduated from Fairfield High School and served in the U.S. Army as a Ranger during World War II, participating in the Battle of the Bulge. Following the service, Donald drove a milk truck in the area from 1952 until 1962 and was involved with the construction of Site R near Blue Ridge Summit. Later he was a self employed school bus driver from 1963 until 2006. While doing all of this, he was also a lifelong farmer and butcher in the upper Adams area. Mr. Stine was a former member of the Butler Township Planning Committee and an Agway Committeeman. He patronized the local 4-H beef club. In retirement Donald enjoyed gardening and visiting people he ministered to. Brother Stine is survived by a son, Roger L. Stine and his wife, Judy of Dover; a granddaughter, Ashley Stine; and a great-grandson, Larrs Stine-Updegraff. He was predeceased by a grandson, Benjamin A. Stine. Funeral services will be held Monday, April 7, at the Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, at 10 a.m. with Brother Wilbur Slothour and Brother Allen Nell officiating. Interment will be in Fairfield Union Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Upper Conewago Church of the Brethren, 375 Mummert Road, Abbottstown, PA 17301. Online obituary and condolences available at monahanfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Apr. 3, 2014