Obituary for John Nelson Shelenbarger
John Nelson Shelenbarger, 95, of Linden and formerly of Harrisburg, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his home.
Born in Harrisburg on August 27, 1921, he was the son of the late William R. and Mabel K. Clemm Shelenbarger.
John retired from the Jersey Steel Mill in Jersey Shore. He was a graduate of the former John Harris High School, Harrisburg. John was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II who was awarded two Bronze stars for his service while stationed in Hawaii during the Pearl Harbor bombing attack by the Japanese. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 420, Steelton. John enjoyed painting pictures; and was proud of creating a picture of an American flag out of coins.
John is survived by a daughter, Peggy Ann Bechtel of California; three sisters, Delphine M. Etnoyer wife of William, E. Jane Beinhauor, and Charlotte I. Hanincik all of Harrisburg; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 11 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with The Rev. Lois K. Van Orden, pastor of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Union Cemetery, Duncannon. Viewing will be held in the funeral home Tuesday from 10 AM until time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions made to a charity of your choice.
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