Glenn Van Winkle

Glenn Van Winkle

Sunday, March 25th, 1934 Monday, February 10th, 2020

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Obituary for Glenn Kenneth Van Winkle

Glenn Kenneth Van Winkle, 85, of Hummelstown, passed away Monday, February 10, 2020 with his loving wife by his side.

Born in Lebanon, PA, on March 25, 1934, he was the son of the late Walter S. Van Winkle, Sr. and Violet Huber Van Winkle.

Glenn was a Journeyman Printer for the Lebanon Daily News retiring after 40 years of service. He was a 1952 graduate of Hershey High School and spent six years serving as a printing apprentice. He was a navy veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Glenn served on Hummelstown’s Ambulance Crew for 10 years, was a former member of the Fuzzy Few and served on Hummelstown Borough Council.

Glenn enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and going to the beach. He was an avid Philadelphia sports fan, especially the Phillies and the Eagles. It was not uncommon to hear Glenn whistling, listening to music or singing his favorite songs. Coin collecting was also one of his favorite hobbies.

Glenn was preceded in death by two brothers, Walter S. Van Winkle and Frederick L. Van Winkle; two sisters, Dorothy V. Saltzer, and Hilda Sando; a half-sister, Cathryn Huber.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Shirley M. Van Winkle; two children, Sherrie Brandt wife of Samuel of Middletown and Annette Foster wife of George of Columbia, MD; one sister, Gloria Rathfon; one half-brother Dale Van Winkle: three grandchildren, Sarah Vogel, Heather Arbogast wife of Gregory and Nicole Battista wife of Christopher; and four great grandchildren, Layton and Emma Arbogast, Amelia Battista and Kalieb Chortanoff.

A memorial service will be celebrated Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 11:30 AM in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with The Rev. Lois K. Van Orden, officiating. Friends are invited to the visitation Tuesday from 10:30 AM until time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Glenn’s name to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 100 West Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the arrangements.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 10:30am - 11:30am
    Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
    100 West Main Street
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    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    10:30am - 11:30am
  • Service

    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
    100 West Main Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
    The Rev. Lois K. Van Orden

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Gloria Jones

My dearly beloved brother-in-law, Your passing leaves a heart wrenching void. Such a great guy from day one when I met you in mother's dining room! So kind, warm, wise, always willing to help anyone, a true friend. Countless times when I was concerned about something you with your wisdom had the perfect answer. After praying when your totally devoted wife said amen I would join you in singing amen. We were so blessed to have you! Our lives were richer because of you! You will forever remain in our hearts! You are at peace and full of joy now with Jesus! As the poem says, ourfamily chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again. Praise God! Amen!
Comment | Posted at 08:44am via Condolence

Annette Foster

My dad, my hero & friend, the man who
taught me respect and discipline. My dad
taught me how to love and to be kind. My
dad who was always there for his family. A
wonderful husband who adored my mother.
A man who was a friend to many. There is
such a void now without you here, but you
will always live our hearts forever. I miss
you so much already dad it’s hard to imagine
you are gone from my embrace. We had so
many good times and I’m thankful for all the
great memories. We will love you forever.
Comment | Posted at 10:27pm via Condolence

Rose Le Roy

Dear ones, I know how much he was loved by his family and friends. This farewell must be very hard for you. May God give you strength while you support one another. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rose LeRoy
Comment | Posted at 05:06pm via Condolence

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Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
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So sorry for your loss.
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