Donald Kellenberger obit from

Donald H. Kellenberger, Sr. HANOVER Donald H. Kellenberger, Sr., 87, entered into God's eternal care at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at Hanover Hall. He was the husband of Evelyn C. Essick Kellenberger to whom he was married over 62 years. Born in York County on February 16, 1917, he was the son of the late Calvin and Ethel Little Kellenberger. Mr. Kellenberger retired as a Clerk for the Pennsylvania Railroad, where he had been employed for more than 30 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Hanover Council # 871, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Hanover Lodge #763, Hanover Republican Club, Harold H. Bair American Legion Post # 14, and was a life member of Hanover Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Kellenberger graduated from Eichelberger High School with the class of 1936. During World War II, he served as Sergeant with the U.S. Army 135th Anti Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in the European Theatre of Operations, where he participated in the Battles and Campaigns for the Rhineland and Central Europe. For his service, he was awarded the European, African and Middle Eastern Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the American Theatre Service Medal. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Donald H. Kellenberger, Jr. of Hanover; a daughter, Monica Heilman of Hanover; grandchildren; two brothers, James Kellenberger of Camp Hill and Mark Kellenberger of Frostburg, Md.; a sister, Dorothy Buchann of Wilmington, NC; also nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were four brothers, Walter, Robert, Carroll and Ross Kellenberger; also two sisters, Henrietta Miller and Mary Treiber. His viewing will be Sunday evening 6 to 8 p.m. at Panebaker Funeral Home, 311 Broadway, Hanover with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2004 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover. The Rev. Joseph F. Gotwalt will serve as Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with military honors by the Allied Veterans Council of Hanover. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5125 Grandview Road, Hanover, PA 17331; or the National Parkinson's Foundation, 1501 N.W. 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1494.
Published in the York Daily Record, York Dispatch & York Sunday News on 2/27/2004.