Burnell S. ‘Nelly’ Nolt Sr., 85, co-owned Nolt Bros. Machine Shop, had passion for boating, fishing

By on October 22, 2014

Burnell S. “Nelly” Nolt Sr., 85, of Lititz, and formerly of East Petersburg, died peacefully surrounded by his family Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy.

Born in Manheim Township, he was the son of the late Amron and Rhoda Stehman Nolt. He was the loving husband of Shirley O. Brooks Taylor Soders Nolt, and they would have observed their 19th wedding anniversary in November of this year. His first wife was the late Lucille Shenk Nolt, who died in 1993.

Nelly and his brothers owned and operated Nolt Bros. Machine Shop, Ephrata, for 40 years; he also was a driver for Hollenshead Auto Sales, Manheim. Nelly held memberships with the Germania Band Club, Manheim, Lancaster Masonic Lodge #43, and Reading Shriners. An avid hunter, Nelly was a member of the One Acre Hunting Camp located in Potter County since 1952. He also had a passion for boating, fishing, and crabbing, and loved to travel to Craft Haven, in Perryville, Md.

Surviving in addition to his wife, is a daughter: Susan E., wife of Charles E. Rineer Jr. of Conestoga Center; three sons: Burnell S. Jr., husband of Dawn Sites Nolt of Mount Joy; Douglas A., husband of Toni Earhart Nolt; John H. Nolt, fiancé of Donna Kissinger, all of East Petersburg; three step sons: Jere Taylor, fiancé of Pam Burns of Mountville; Daniel, husband of Linda Dennes Taylor of Lancaster; John Taylor of New Providence; two step daughters: Cindy, wife of Dan Beacham of New Providence; Doris VanZandt of Willow Street; five grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; three brothers: Levi, husband of Barbara Nolt; Gilbert, husband of Grace Nolt, all of Reamstown; Donald, husband of Kitty Nolt of Akron; and a sister: Eleanor, wife of LeRoy Dumbach of Ephrata.

Preceding him in death is a sister: Clarabell Nolt; and three brothers: John Henry, David, and Herbert Nolt.

Services were held Oct. 22 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment followed in Chiques Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Township.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Nelly’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send the family on-line condolences, visit buchfuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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