Elmer F. Hengst

Elmer F. Hengst, 85, Osterburg, went home to be with the Lord Friday at home.

He was born in Osterburg, son of the late A. Warren and A. Sue (Claycomb) Hengst. He married F. Maud Musselman on Nov. 14, 1964, in Winchester, Va.

Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Nelda Hazlett and husband, Steve, of Altoona and Lois Yoder and husband, Mark, of Imler; four grandchildren: Brett Hazlett of Duncansville, Ashley Hazlett of Altoona and Jonathan and Lane Yoder, both of Imler; and two sisters: Rosella Bridges of East Freedom and Ruth Ann Bowser of Osterburg.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: H. Merle and Irvin.

Elmer was a 1946 graduate of Greenfield Township High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, stationed in Germany. He retired from Hedstrom after 24 years of service and also farmed and worked for Hempt Bros. Construction. He also served as a King Township supervisor for two years.

Elmer was a member of Trinity Reformed Church, Osterburg, where he served as deacon, elder and trustee, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. He was a member of the Osterburg Cemetery Association and had served veterans by placing flags on graves since 1986.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Trinity Reformed Church, 122 Main St., Osterburg, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, Pastor Charlie Miller officiating. Interment will be at Osterburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to his church.

Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg.