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Max A Kretzing

October 21, 1926 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 95)

Obituary

Max Kretzing, 95, of Shermans Dale and formerly of Landisburg died Sunday, November 14, 2021.  Born at home on October 21, 1926 to the late Jacob and Charlotte (Long) Kretzing of New Bloomfield, Max is survived by his devoted wife of nearly 68 years, Arlene (Spotts) Kretzing.  In addition to his wife, he is also survived by two children:  David (Debbie) Kretzing of Eugene, OR and Anita (Steven) Todd of Shermans Dale; a daughter-in-law, Karen Kretzing of Landisburg; five grandchildren:  Larry (Felicia) Kretzing of Sunbury, Brian (Brett) Todd of Shermans Dale, Kelsey (Fletcher) Theobold of Harrisburg, Andrew Todd of Shermans Dale, and Allyn (Jeremy) Kapp of Marysville; six great grandchildren:  Claire, Max, Russell, Gabriel, Josiah, and Benjamin; and one brother:  Dale (Ruth Ann) Kretzing of Elliottsburg.  In addition to his parents, Max is preceded in death by a son, Daniel Kretzing and six siblings:  E. Brant, Ernest, Donald, and Perry Kretzing, Ada Guyer, and Eleanor Mae Kretzing (as an infant).

Max graduated with the class of 1945 from New Bloomfield High School and started working on a local dairy farm. He served his country in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957, and upon his return home, he and Arlene purchased the beautiful farm on Falling Springs Road.  It is at this beautiful farm that he would spend the next 62 years as a dairy farmer and tilling the fields.  He was also an active member of Mt Zion Free Lutheran Church, Madison Grange 2083, and the Perry Historians.  Max enjoyed riding “his buggy”, hunting, playing cards, church activities, golfing, fishing, bowling, and loved ice cream from anywhere, but especially Mexico Market.  He enjoyed traveling the United States and the world with his wife  to places such as Alaska, China, Ireland, Europe, and Costa Rica.  He dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The viewing for Max will be held on Thursday, November 18 from 6 to 8 PM in the newly renovated chapel of Nickel Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc. in Loysville.  Please come prepared to write a memory for the family to read later as they reminisce privately.  There will also be a short viewing on Friday, November 19, from 11-to 12 noon at Mt Zion Free Lutheran Church.  The funeral service will follow immediately at 12 noon, with Rev. David Lusk officiating.  Interment with military honors will be in Mt Zion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Mt Zion Free Lutheran Church, PO Box 904, Loysville, PA  17047.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc. in Loysville.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
November 18, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Nickel-Lochstampfor Family Funeral Home, Inc.
3626 Shermans Valley Road
Loysville, PA 17047

Visitation
Friday
November 19, 2021

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt. Zion Free Lutheran Church
800 Falling Springs Road
Landisburg, Pa 17040

Funeral Service
Friday
November 19, 2021

12:00 PM
Mt. Zion Free Lutheran Church
800 Falling Springs Road
Landisburg, Pa 17040

Interment
Friday
November 19, 2021

1:15 PM
Mt. Zion Cemetery
800 Falling Springs Road
Landisburg, PA 17040

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