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Ernest G. Rebuck, 95, of rural Klingerstown, passed away at his home on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017.
He was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Leck Kill, a son of the late Jemima A. (Wiest) and Charles E. Rebuck. He was married to Rosie M. Rebuck for 71 years before she preceded him in death in January 2015.

Ernest was a graduate of Pine Park High School, Leck Kill.
His life's work was farming, having worked the same land since childhood through his adult life. He was a very resourceful businessman and as he reduced the acreage he tilled, he started marketing through the Middleburg Auction. He thoroughly enjoyed preparing for the almost weekly trips and gained a reputation for delivering quality products. Ernest was also a school bus driver transporting area students to Line Mountain High School and Treverton Middle School.
Ernest was a member of Salem Lutheran and Reformed Church until the union was dissolved and he joined St. John's Lutheran Church. He was an active member at Salem helping maintain the church, serving as a Sunday school teacher, treasurer, and council member.
His interests included carpentry. He fabricated several kitchens, chests for grandchildren, and various shelves and cabinets for his wife and family. His favorite pastime included fishing and hunting trips to Sullivan County where at one time he owned a cabin.

He is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Rosanna M. and Gary Schwartz, of Hegins; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ernest C. Rebuck, of Austin, Texas, and Sterlin M. and Ann Rebuck, of Cumberland, Md.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles E. Rebuck Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alma Reitz and Esther Speck.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. John's Lutheran Church, Leck Kill, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Al Sones of the Good News Church, Mechanicsburg, officiating.

Memorial contributions in Ernest's memory may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 2330 Schwaben Creek Road, Leck Kill, PA 17836.

The Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown has charge of the arrangements.
To sign the online guest book, please visit www.srrfh.com.
Published on April 24, 2017
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