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Donald L. Bottiger, 85, of Selinsgrove, passed away peacefully on Monday afternoon, July 10, 2017, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove.
He was born Dec. 30, 1931, in Mount Pleasant Mills, a son of the late Ruth and Lee J. Bottiger. He married Mary C. Boyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay H. Boyer, on July 13, 1952.

Donald attended Fremont Grammar School, two years at Selinsgrove High School, and graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1949. He attended Penn State University and then enlisted in the Army in 1951. He graduated from Officers Training School in Fort Bliss, Texas, as a second lieutenant. He then served in Germany during the Korean War.
Donald and his late brother-in-law Robert Stuck, co-founded Bottiger and Stuck Lumber Company and Bottiger and Stuck Distributing Company in 1953. He later worked for Kuhns Brothers Log Homes. He was also the former chairman of the Snyder County Industrial Authority and the Selinsgrove Municipal Authority. He was a co-founder and secretary of Monroe Manor Inc. and Monroe Manor Water Company, Inc.
He was a member and former council member of Sharon Lutheran Church, Selinsgrove, a member of the Free and Accepted Mason Lodge 619, Middleburg, the American Legion Post 25, and a life member of the VFW, Selinsgrove.

He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 65 years; his daughter, Susan L. Taber, wife of Daniel A. Taber, and Jayne J. Kunes, wife of Charles S. Kunes, Jr.; his son, John J. Bottiger and his wife Tammy. He leaves behind four grandchildren, Sadie J. Taber, Aly J. Kunes, Katelynne G. Bottiger, and Justin R. Bottiger; and two sisters, Phyllis E. Stuck and Miriam Knotts.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Matta.

A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St., Selinsgrove, with the Rev. Rick White officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald's memory may be made to Sharon Lutheran Church, 120 S. Market St. Selinsgrove, PA 17870.

Arrangements are by the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove.
Published on July 11, 2017
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