|Birth: ||May 8, 1918|
|Death: ||Feb. 14, 2011|
The Daily Item Mon Feb 14, 2011, 08:19 PM EST
— LEWISBURG — Bruce R. Shirk, 92, of Lewisburg, passed away at 1:46 a.m. Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg, where he had lived since Dec. 29. Before entering the village, he had lived at Elmcroft for 15 months, and before that, Dinius Avenue, Middleburg.
He was born May 8, 1918, in Hartley Township, Union County, a son of the late Ray F. and Sarah (Kleckner) Shirk. In 1942, he married the former Jenetta J. Bilger, who preceded him in death in 1982. In 1984, he married Lois E. Smeltzer Phillips, who passed away in 2008.
He was a graduate of Laurelton High School and was a World War II veteran who served in the Army.
Bruce had farmed as well as working at the Laurelton Foundry and the Herbster Feed Mill, Laurelton. He retired in 1978 as a dairyman at the Laurelton Center.
He had attended Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, and had served as president of the Hartleton Cemetery Association.
Bruce enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially hunting rabbits and deer. He also enjoyed spending time at his cabin, driving his tractors and caning chairs.
He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy L. and Orville Wagner, of Millmont; one son and daughter-in-law, Donald L. and Kay Shirk, of Mifflinburg; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lois Pick, of Laurelton.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Jean Koller.
Friends and family will be received from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hummel Funeral Home, Middleburg, where the funeral will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday with Pastor Richard DeVett officiating.
Burial will follow in Hartleton Cemetery.
Ray Foster Shirk (1895 - 1984)
Jenetta J Bilger Shirk (1921 - 1982)*
Lois Edna Shirk Pick (1916 - 2012)*
Bruce R. Shirk (1918 - 2011)
Created by: Rich Fedoush
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65701721
Added: Dec. 18, 2012
Thank you Mr Shirk for your service to our country. Rest In Eternal Peace.|
Added: Feb. 15, 2011