Robert E. Weicksel 91, born in Lititz, farmer, feed mill partner

By on October 17, 2012

Robert Eugene "Bob" Weicksel, 91, of Kirkwood, died suddenly of natural causes at Hershey Medical Center Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

He and his wife, Betty Lou Whiteside Weicksel, celebrated 68 years of marriage. Born in Lititz, he was a son of the late Donald E. and Gertrude Leaman Weicksel.

A retired dairy farmer, he also worked at Whiteside and Weicksel Feed Mill, of which he was a partner. Following retirement, Bob was employed as an Amish taxi driver.

An active member of Union Presbyterian Church, he served as an elder, Sunday school superintendent, and sang with the church choir. He was a member of the Colerain Grange and the Guernsey Breeders Association. A graduate of Quarryville High School, he played on the Colerain and Quarryville High basketball teams. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed Penn State sports, NFL football, Orioles baseball, college basketball and church league baseball.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons: Stephen (Charlene) Weicksel, of Palmyra; Carl (Nancy) Weicksel, of Quarryville; two grandchildren: Ann (Dan) Lehman, of State College; Andrew Weicksel, of Princeton, N.J.; a brother: Glen (Marian) Weicksel, of Kirkwood; four sisters: Emma Smith, of North East, Md.; Lucille Armstrong, of Wilmington, Del.; Ruth Anne Rohrer, of Quarryville; and Mary Alice (Gerald) Sheller, of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Bob was preceded in death by four brothers: Donald A., John H., James C. and Fred L. Weicksel.

A memorial service will be held at Union Presbyterian Church, 5637 Street Road, Kirkwood, Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. with Rev. Dr. David Clark officiating. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mr. Weicksel’s memory to Union Presbyterian Church, 5637 Street Road, Kirkwood, PA 17536. Arrangements entrusted to Reynolds Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Quarryville.

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