Max Roger Sweppenhiser


Max Roger Sweppenhiser, 82, of Herndon, died peacefully at home on Aug. 27, 2019.
He was born May 17, 1937, a son of the late Max and Marie (Wilkinson) Sweppenhiser.

Max was a 1955 graduate of Mahanoy Joint High School.
He was employed at Mandata Poultry and the Dornsife Grain Mill before returning to the family farm.
On Oct. 7, 1956, he married the former Phyllis Delp of Sunbury, and together they worked the family dairy farm for 61 years and raised 13 children.
Roger loved God, his family, and agriculture. He was honored as Conservation Farmer of the Year. His dairy was named a Dairy of Distinction, which has produced milk for millions of people.

He's survived by his wife, Phyllis; 13 children, Roger Sweppenhiser, Gary Sweppenhiser, Janet Downs, Audrey Maurer, Carol Snyder, Kim Hart, Wendy Lloyd, Betsy Schlegel, Debra Gray, Tina Carl, Julia Bingaman, Mark Sweppenhiser, and Steven Sweppenhiser; seven siblings, Richard Sweppenhiser, Joan Griffiths, Karen Eads, Sandy Morrison, Mary Eshelman, David Sweppenhiser, and Gail Thompson; 58 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Herndon Campgrove Tabernacle.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the New Life E.C. Church, 337 Mandata Road, Herndon, PA 17830.
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Published on September 2, 2019
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4 posts

Sep 10, 2019
I never forgot the name Roger Sweppenhiser even though I haven't seen Roger since High School. He was one of the nice friendly kids in school. I am so glad that he really achieved distinctions in his career as a dairy farmer. I sort of vaguely recall Roger working at the Dornsife grain mill. I lived a few hundred yard down the road. My condolences to all members of his family. I lost my wife a year ago and I know how difficult it is to keep going but the memories stay forever.
David and Cheryl Lesher
Sep 02, 2019
We are so very sorry to hear of Roger's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, his children and their families, along with his siblings and their families. May God grand you strength, courage, comfort and inner peace during this time of trial.
Jill Dobson Brosious
Sep 02, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tracy Spade Sciascia
Sep 02, 2019
So very sorry for your loss!