Lane Wilbert Stiffler, 82, rural Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord late Thursday at Homewood at Martinsburg, after a brief illness.
He was born in Queen, Bedford County, son of the late Grant and F. Gertrude (Shetrom) Stiffler. He married Alice P. Closson on Sept. 8, 1950, in Winchester, Va. She passed away Sept. 24, 2002.
Surviving are two sons: Ricky L. and wife, Becky, of Mesa, Ariz., and Ron W. and wife, Keana, of East Freedom; three daughters: Diane E. Dunmire and husband, Paul, of rural Roaring Spring, Pamela J. Bartley and husband, Bryan, of Altoona and Sherry L. Page and husband, Michael, of Westminster, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Allen and wife, Rosemary, of Indiana, Pa., and Gary and wife, Nancy, of Williamsburg; and a sister-in-law, Doris Stiffler, of Duncansville.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jenny; two great-grandsons: Cameron and Levi; and two brothers: Iver and Lynn.
Mr. Stiffler had attended Claysburg-area schools. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served from 1947-50, including time spent in the Aleutian Islands, attaining the rank of corporal. He retired in 1995 as a lab technician from Appleton Papers Inc., Roaring Spring, after more than 40 years of service. He was previously employed with Pennsylvania Railroad, Juniata shops. Lane was presently attending Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church and was a member of Leamersville Grace Brethren Church.
Lane especially enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting.
Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church, where a funeral service with full military honors accorded by Blair County Veterans Honor Guard, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, officiated by Pastor Brian L. McCall.
Private interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.
The family prefers memorial contributions be given to Camp Mantowagan, c/o Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church.
Arrangements are by John C. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.