Dorothy L. Fauser96, Rea and Derick employee, active volunteer

By on October 5, 2011

Dorothy L. Fauser, 96, of Manheim, died peacefully Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster County.

Born in Quentin, she was the daughter of the late Herman Sr. and Fannie Kreiser Hoke. She was the wife of the late Paul F. Fauser Sr. who died in February of 1972.

Dorothy worked as a cashier for the former Rea and Derick Drug Store, Manheim; previously she was employed at the former Cantor’s Garment Company in Lebanon. Dorothy was a member of Salem United Methodist Church Manheim. Through the years Dorothy was active with the Manheim Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, volunteering for the Manheim Borough’s bicentennial celebration in 1962, active with the local bowling league and helping with the girl scouts as assistant leader. Her interests included: extensive traveling throughout the entire U.S., freezing and canning fruits and vegetables, baking and cooking. She enjoyed home sewing and was an excellent seamstress.

Surviving are two sons: Paul F. Jr., husband of Christiana Spickler Fauser, and Kenneth R., husband of Christine Fauser, all of Manheim; two daughters: Judith M. Fauser, of Manheim; and Doris L., wife of W. Randall Sweitzer, of Lititz; five grandchildren; two step- grandchildren; three great-grandsons, a brother: George W. Hoke, of Lebanon; and two sisters: Betty Gernert, of Quentin; and Jean Blair, of Palmyra.

Preceding her in death are three brothers: Gary, Herman Jr. and Ammon Hoke; and four sisters: Alverta White, Elsie Kless, Louella Diffenderfer and Lorraine Gernert.

Her funeral service was held at the Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, on Oct. 4. Interment took place in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township.

Those desiring may send contributions in Dorothy’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster PA 17604-4125.

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