Nelson E. Keefer

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Nelson E. Keefer

January 24, 1921 - September 13, 2018

Nelson E. Keefer Nelson E. Keefer, 97, formerly of Potts Grove, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg.

Born in Turbotville on Jan. 24, 1921, he was the son of the late Albright and Florence (Bortz) Keefer. He was married to the former Dorothy Pressler for 50 years until her death on Sept. 14, 1997.

Nelson had worked for Philco Ford, TRW, Merck and American Home Foods, retiring in 1985. He was also a farmer working a 40 acre farm.

He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Army and until his death was the longest living member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Potts Grove.

Nelson is survived by two daughters, Wanda Schreck of Milton, and Barbara Fry and her husband Robert of Watsontown; five grandchildren, Teresa Williams, Lori Temple, David Fry, Julie Andress and Rebecca Schreck; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilbur Keefer of Lewisburg; and one sister, Edna Powell of New York.

Friends and relatives will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at the Shaw Funeral Home, 400 N. Front St., Milton, followed by the funeral at 1, with the Rev. Joseph Schreck and the Rev. Thomas Glasoe officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow in Presbyterian Cemetery, McEwensville.

Memorial contributions in Nelson's memory may be made to the Memorial Fund of St. John's Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 70, Potts Grove, PA 17865.

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