Benjamin E. Deiter of Mifflin, age 82, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on February 18, 2021. Born on September 4, 1938 at home to the late Harvey and Sara (Fuller) Deiter of Sheaffer Valley, Ben is survived by his devoted wife of 58 years, Sandra Lee (Watts) Deiter. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children: Matthew (Nannette) Deiter of Newville and Angela Boreman of Mexico, PA; and eight grandchildren: Nicholas Deiter and Maddison Deiter, both of Newville, Jessica (Daniel) Deiter of Mifflin, Stephanie (Andrew) Shoop of Mifflintown, Wyatt Deiter of Perry County, Tyler (Channa) Mundis of Washington State, Ethan Gesford of McClure, and Janessa Boreman of Mifflintown. In addition to his parents, Ben is preceded in death by his son, Martin Deiter; a grandson, Maxwell Deiter; and all his siblings: Charlie Deiter, Hazel Rice, Betty Britcher, Jack Deiter, Eleanor Deiter and Ray Deiter.
Ben was a perfectionist, which was a necessary work characteristic, since he painted for 15 years and then continued his career in sheet metal fabrication with AMP, Inc. (now Tyco TE Connectivity). He retired from AMP, Inc. in 1998, after working for them for 35 years.
In addition to being a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, Ben worked on the family farm. He loved hunting, fishing, and being in the great outdoors.
The funeral services for Ben will be held at Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home in Loysville, in the newly renovated chapel, on Friday, February 26. The visitation will be held from 11 am to 12 noon, with the funeral service following immediately at 12 noon, with Pastor Glenn Reahm and Rev. Dr. Linda Shank officiating. The interment will follow the funeral service at Buffalo Cemetery. These services will follow the COVID parameters of social distancing with masks required.
Memorial donations may be made in Ben’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on-line at https://stjude.org/give.html.
Arrangements entrusted to Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.
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