In memory of
Kenneth C. Hepler
In memory of
Kenneth C. Hepler
Kenneth C. Hepler, 83, of Valley View, passed away Sunday at Tremont Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born Saturday, April 29, 1933, in Gratz, a son of the late Harry Sr. and Laura Minnich Hepler. He was a 1951 graduate of the former Hegins Township High School. Kenn served in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed truck driver, hauling steel for 20-plus years, after which he and his wife owned and operated the Mini Mart Sub Shoppe in Valley View for 20-plus years; selling and retiring in 2000. He was also a former school bus driver for Bowman Brothers, Valley View. He was a member of St. Andrew's United Methodist Church, Valley View. Kenn was also a member and past master of F&AM Valley Lodge 797, Valley View, the Harrisburg Consistory, a life member of VFW Post 2385, Gratz, a member of the Tower City American Legion Post 468. Prior to his illness, he was a member of the Valley View, Hegins, and Sacramento fire companies, the Valley View Gun Club and the Dutchmen's Hunting Camp of Bradford County. In his younger days, Kenn was an avid trap shooter, winning the state championship. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were a son, Kendall C. Hepler; son-in-law, Keith D. Zerbe; brothers, Harry Hepler Jr. and Glenn Hepler; sisters, B. Lorraine Harner and Beverly Snyder. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine D. Hentz Hepler, to whom he was married for 64 years. He is also survived by two daughters, Gretchen D. Zerbe, Valley View, and Kelsey C. Fetterolf and her husband, Kevin, Hegins; three granddaughters, Melissa Spatzer and her husband, Jeff, Hebe, Bethany Runkle and her fiance, Turner Klinger, Stevens, and Kendra Hepler, Philadelphia; a grandson, Matthew Runkle, Hudson, Mass.; a great grandson, Tanner Spatzer, Hebe; a brother, Jack Hepler and his wife, Irene, Gratz; an aunt, Marg Ibberson, Tower City; nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no services. Memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg PA 17110. Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.buffingtonreed.com . Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com ... Show More
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