C. Leo Detwiler, 89, New Enterprise, died Sunday morning at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
He was born in New Enterprise, son of the late Charles A. and Ada (Fisher) Detwiler. He married Delores Clabaugh on Aug. 31, 1944, in Woodbury.
Surviving are his wife; six children: Gloria J. Glasgow and husband, Jim, of Roaring Spring, Joe and wife, Joyce, of New Enterprise, Janet Diane and significant other, Roscoe, of Goshen, Ind., Cindy Ebersole and husband, Rick, of New Enterprise, Pam Keagy of Roaring Spring and Todd A. and fiancee, Lisa, of New Enterprise; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Edith Bowman, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, and Mary Lee Eurich of Mechanicsburg.
He was preceded in death by a great-great-granddaughter, Addison Rossman; a son-in-law, Alan Keagy; a sister, Louise Smith; and an infant brother, James.
Leo owned and operated a dairy farm in New Enterprise for many years. He was a lifelong member of Holsinger Church of the Brethren, a life member of Shady Trail Riding Club and Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company, a past member of the Cove Lions Club and past director of the Northern Bedford School District.
Leo enjoyed going to the cabin, hunting here at home and in Colorado, where he killed a bull elk when he was 70 years old, horseback riding, playing cards and putting puzzles together.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at Holsinger Church of the Brethren, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, by Pastors Paul Snyder and Harold Bowser. Interment will follow in Holsinger Cemetery, Bakers Summit.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Leo's memory may be given to Holsinger Church of the Brethren or the Southern Cove Volunteer Fire Company.
Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring.