Grace Erlean Kruhoeffer 82, owned Lititz antique shop

By on December 5, 2012

Grace Erlean (Asper) Kruhoeffer, 82, of Lititz, went to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.

She was born on Dec. 7, 1929 in Lock Haven to John Blaine and G. Erlean (Uffelman) Asper.

She was a graduate of Jersey Shore High School and Lancaster School of the Bible. Grace owned Little Wheel Antiques for 20 years in Leola and Lititz and was an expert in American antique furniture — a field she studied for years.

Grace was an avid decorator, gardener, and bird lover. In her earlier years, she studied voice and was a soloist in several churches in Pennsylvania. Her love of music and the Bible continued strongly into her final years.

Grace is survived by her husband: Volker Kruhoeffer of Lititz, with whom she celebrated 56 years of marriage on April 7, 2012. With him, she traveled throughout Europe and the United States.

She is also survived by two sons: Douglas P. Kruhoeffer of Minneapolis (married to Laurie Kruhoeffer) and Kent Kruhoeffer of Tangshen, China; a daughter: Joan Kruhoeffer of Lititz; and two grandsons whom she adored: Walter Kruhoeffer of Minneapolis and Brett Kruhoeffer of Corpus Christi (a U.S. Naval Academy alumnus currently in flight school); two brothers: William D. Asper of Lock Haven and John G. Asper of Avis.

She was preceded in death by her parents as well as two sisters: Betty L. Larson and Lois Y. Hibbler; and two brothers: Walter "Bud" Asper and Paul W. Asper.

A life celebration was held Dec. 2 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to Victory Church’s Missions Fund, 1827 Freedom Road, Lancaster, PA 17601; or the Pleasant View Retirement Community Benevolence Fund.

Grace’s family wishes to thank the loving staff of Pleasant View and Victory Church for their care and dedication over the past two years.

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Arrangements entrusted to Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, Lititz.

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