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Hilda Marie Peifer, 88, of Dornsife, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at the Buffalo Valley Nursing Care Center, Lewisburg, where she had been a guest for nearly four years.

She was born July 13, 1928, in Urban, a daughter of the late Adam and Jennie (Lahr) Houser. On Nov. 20, 1948, she married John B. Peifer, who preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1998.

Hilda is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Amber (Hollenbach) Peifer, of Herndon; four grandchildren, Jeremy and DeAnna (Cunningham) Peifer, of Columbia, S.C., Cory Peifer, of Sunbury, Mark and Raquel (Latsha) Peifer, of Dornsife, and Trina Peifer and her fiance, Gerald Schlosser III, of Reklaw, Texas; eight great-grandchildren, Anneliese, Johnathan, Gabriella, Magdalena, Charlotte, Elisabeth, Jacob and Joseph; sister-in-law, Arlene Kieffer, of Buffalo Valley; her special friend, Howard "Junior" Brosius, of Herndon; three brothers, Charles, Alvin and Raymond Houser; and two sisters, Laura Romberger and Patsy Maurer.

She was preceded in death by a little brother, Ernest.

Hilda was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Dornsife, and of the Lower Northumberland Senior Action Center, Herndon.

Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 am. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, followed by the funeral service at 11 at her church, located along State Route 225, Dornsife, with the Rev. Glen B. Keidel officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Much gratitude to the many special, loving caregivers at Buffalo Valley, her wonderful Dornsife neighbors, and to friends and family who had visited Hilda at her "home" in Lewisburg.

In lieu of flowers, the family's wishes are that memorial donations be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund, c/o Magdolena Lesher, treasurer, 713 Scott St., Trevorton, PA 17881, or to the donor's favorite Christian organization.

The Robert G. Foust Jr. Funeral Home, Trevorton, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published on May 12, 2017
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