R. Nelson Keperling, 92, L. R. Keperling & Sons partner, Meals on Wheels driver, enjoyed singing

By on June 10, 2015

R. Nelson Keperling, 92, of Luther Acres and formerly of Bausman, passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Lorin R. and Florence Kreider Keperling. Nelson was the husband of Charlotte Lefever Keperling with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage.

He was a 1941 graduate of J. P. McCaskey High School. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. Nelson was a life-long member of Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, where he served as a board member, Sunday School superintendent, prayer meeting leader, choir member, and volunteer at Twin Pines Camp, Stroudsburg.

As a partner of L. R. Keperling & Sons, he worked as an electrician and appliance serviceman for more than 40 years. Nelson loved going to the cabin, hunting, and working in his work shop. In retirement, he also served as a driver with his wife for “Meals on Wheels” and sang in the AARP Chorus.

In addition to his wife, Nelson is survived by two daughters: Cathy K. Pine, married to David, New York City; Cynthia K. Moore, married to Ronald, Elverson; two grandchildren: Sarah Pine, married to Daniel Binkhorst, Seattle; and Alexander Pine, New York City. He also is survived by a sister-in-law: Helen Keperling, Lititz.

He was preceded in death by his brother: Donald.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 10, in the Community Room at Luther Acres, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, with the Rev. Mark Ammerman and Chaplain Walt Cleckley officiating. Nelson’s family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Private interment in Conestoga Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, 415 S. Shippen St., Lancaster, PA, 17602, or Luther Acres Benevolent Fund, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA, 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com

Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lancaster, handled the arrangements.

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