Harold Horst LeFever

Harold Horst LeFever

Birth
East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 24 Feb 2011 (aged 89)
Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 66114177 · View Source
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Pastor Harold H. LeFever, 89, formerly of Harrisburg, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, February, 24, 2011 at the Landis Homes Retirement Community Lititz.

Born in East Lampeter Township, he was the son of the late Lehman H. and Frances Horst LeFever. Retiring in 1986, Harold worked in the maintenance department for Keystone Building Products Harrisburg for 26 years; previously he was employed by Graybill Machines Inc. in Halfville. Harold was the husband of the late Mary Hess LeFever who died in June of 2008; his first wife was the late Lillian Weaver LeFever who died in 1952. Harold was ordained as a pastor in 1963. He was instrumental in starting the Herr Street Mennonite Church located in Harrisburg and served as member and pastor of the church for over 42 years. In June of 1972 Harold and the Herr Street Mennonite Church with the help of the Mennonite Disaster Relief coordinated clean-up efforts for the city of Harrisburg during Hurricane Agnes.

Surviving are three sons: Dale H. husband of Dorothy Keeport LeFever of Middletown, David G. LeFever of Lititz, Alan R. husband of Gwenn Flickenger LeFever of Manheim, two daughters: Jean M. wife of James A. Miller of John Day, Oregon, Lois A. wife of Louis H. Martin of Middletown, eleven grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, a brother, Merle husband of June LeFever of Manheim, and two sisters: Miriam Hilsher of Manheim and Frances wife of Carl Leaman of Leola. Preceding him in death is a daughter-in-law, Rachel LeFever, and two brothers: Titus and Jay LeFever.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service from the Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, PA on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM with Pastor Edward Zook and Pastor Melvin Allgyer officiating. Interment is in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township. There will be a viewing at the Herr Street Mennonite Church 1026 Herr Street, Harrisburg on Saturday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM with additional viewing on Sunday afternoon at the Erb Mennonite Church from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM. Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Harold's memory to Hospice of Lancaster County P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. The Buch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 2/25/2011



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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 24 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 66114177
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harold Horst LeFever (17 Jul 1921–24 Feb 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 66114177, citing Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .