Obituary for Earl Stan Wanner Sr.
On the afternoon of August 31, 2016, Earl Stan Wanner Sr., also known as "Dynamite", passed away at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA after experiencing complications from vascular dementia and heart failure. He was 69 years old.
Born in Lancaster, PA on November 10, 1946, Stan was the son of Earl Wanner and Ellen Brenner. He was survived by his brother Lonny Wanner and his sister Jenny Corrigan, and he was preceded in death by his four other siblings, Harry Wanner, Larry Wanner, Harvey Wanner, and Mary Johnson.
Stan has lived in the Hummelstown area for 53 years with his wife, Alice Wanner. He is survived by his wife and his four children, Randy Wanner, Stan Wanner Jr., George Wanner, and Jenny Cassell wife of Dave, as well as seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In 1996, Stan retired after more than 30 years of dedicated service in his position as an Equipment Operator at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in Dauphin County. He was a former union president of the American Federation of State County Municipal Employees, Local 3033.
As a beloved member of the Hummelstown community, Stan was involved in a variety of local associations, including the Hershey Region Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and the Fuzzy Few Organization (FFO). He was also a dedicated volunteer at the Hummelstown Firehouse for more than 25 years.
As an avid antique toy collector, Stan was the original founder of the Hummelstown Firehouse Toy Show, and he was a member of the York County Toy & Train Collectors. Additionally, Stan spent the 1960s and 1970s racing at the Fredericksburg and Silver Spring Speedways, and he was well known in the racing community as number 64.
A special thanks to the kind, attentive staff at Frey Village in Middletown, PA as well as the extraordinarily supportive MIMCU staff at the Hershey Medical Center. The Wanner family wishes to express their sincere gratitude for all that these two teams did to help Stan in his final months.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3 PM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. Family and friends are invited to a viewing in the funeral home from 2 PM until time of the services.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Greater Pennsylvania chapter of the Alzheimer's Association in Stan's honor. Donations are accepted by phone at 1-413-261-5040 or online at www.alz.org/pa.