Lorn Strickler
1934 - 2018
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Lorn D. Strickler
Lorn D. Strickler, 83, beloved husband of Marlene R. Sponseller Strickler, entered into God's eternal care on Monday, March 19, 2018 at Hanover Hall Nursing Center.
Born on Wednesday, September 12, 1934 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Lawrence T. and Effie M. Bish Strickler. A 1952 graduate of Eichelberger High School, he served with the U..S Air Force in Morocco during the Korean War. Lorn will be long remembered as an avid train collector and owner and operator of Strickler's Hobby Shop where he had worked since the age of 12. He was a member of the Harold H. Bair American Legion American Legion Post #14 and the Train Collector's Association.
Surviving, in addition to his wife of 36 years, is a son, Lon D. Strickler of Hanover; two grandchildren, Matthew Strickler and Adrienne Reynolds; a great-granddaughter, Kaylie; his sister, Lorraine Staub of Hanover; three step-children, Stephen L. Rebert of Hilton Head, SC, Karen K. Brooks and her husband, Stephen, of Spring Grove, and Rene R. Camacho and her husband, David, of Port St. Lucie, FL; five step-grandchildren, Andrew, Stephen, Wesley, David Carlos and Daniel; eight step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandson.
At his request, a private service will be held with military honors being rendered by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard.
The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staffs of Hanover Hall and the Visiting Nurses Association for the care that was shown to Lorn during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice of Hanover and Spring Grove, 440 N. Madison Street, Hanover, PA 17331.

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Published in Evening Sun on Mar. 25, 2018.
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April 7, 2020
He will be remembered as a very nice man He was very helpful when I entered the store and would buy slot car race supplies.
Eric Barnhart
March 10, 2019
Marlene, I'd love to talk to you. I'm a friend.. Lori Edmonds, aka Lori Strickler. 410 5171619. God bless you and all you have endured
Lori Edmonds
March 28, 2018
I spent many hours in the store with your father and grandfather looking at trains back in the early 50's.
Michael Becker
March 27, 2018
He will be missed. A lot of guys like myself lived out our dreams with the cool stuff he sold us through the years. My prayers are with the family.
Bill Weiss
March 26, 2018
Lorn was a classmate of mine in high school and I was a customer of his at the Hobby Shop probably starting about the time he started at age 12. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Dick Geiselman
March 26, 2018
Lon, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I have fond memories of coming to the store with my brothers to get trains and model airplanes. May he rest in peace.
Missy Barnhart Bryant
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