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Charles L McDonel III

February 26, 1943 ~ January 28, 2022 (age 78)

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Obituary

Charles L. McDonel III died at home surrounded by his loving family on January 28, 2022..  Born on February 26, 1943 to the late Charles L. and Ethel (Underkoffler) McDonel, Jr., Charles is survived by his two children:  Kathy (Jere) Lowe of Shermans Dale and Kevin (Diane) McDonel of Elliottsburg; six grandchildren:  Tyler (Tiffany) McDonel of Elliottsburg, Joshua Lowe of Shermans Dale, Michael McDonel of Elliottsburg, Sara McDonel of Staunton, VA, Melissa (Kyle) Lowe of Shermans Dale, and Kelsey McDonel of Carlisle; four great grandchildren:  Ridge, Everett, Adalee, and Isabella; four sisters:  Pat Henry of Camp Hill, Mary Strawser of Denver, PA, Vera Winter of Ickesburg, and Alice Hoffman of Berkley, WV; and his special companion, Peggy Himmelreich.  In addition to his parents, Butch is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 57 years, Sandra (Hoffman) McDonel, who died in 2020, and his sister, Nancy McDonel.

Butch honorably served his country in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963.  He received the Sharpshooters Badge (Rifle), 2/C GNR Light Machine Gun, Letter of Appreciation, and Good Conduct Medal.  Upon completion of his service, he was a truck driver, and retired from Roadway in 2005.  Butch was a member of the New Bloomfield VFW, Newport American Legion, PA State Hunters organization, Hunters Valley Sportsman Club, Overview Anglers Club, and Teamsters Local 776.  In his spare time, Butch loved to tinker on mechanical things, fish, hunt, camp with friends, and play cards; however, player be warned, Butch always won!

Funeral services for Butch will be held on Saturday, February 5 in the newly renovated chapel of Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc. in Loysville.  The viewing will be from 11 AM to 1 PM.  The funeral service will begin at 1 PM, officiated by Pastor Andy Meiser.  Interment will follow the funeral service at Restland Cemetery.  It was Butch’s final wish to take his “final ride” in his fishing boat instead of a hearse.  That wish will be granted.  In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to Wounded Warrior Project online https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org or by USPS at Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS  66675-8516.

Arrangements entrusted to Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
February 5, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.
3626 Shermans Valley Road
Loysville, PA 17047

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 5, 2022

1:00 PM
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.
3626 Shermans Valley Road
Loysville, PA 17047

Interment
Saturday
February 5, 2022

2:15 PM
Restland Cemetery
3750 Shermans Valley Road
Loysville, Pa 17047

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