Harvey F. Karschner

LEWISTOWN – Harvey F. Karschner, 82, of Lewistown, died at 8:43 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter-William Penn.

Born on April 8, 1925, in Lewistown, he was the son of the late Clarence and Kathryn (Kreider) Karschner.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: his wife, M. June (Pecht) Karschner, on Jan. 22, 2005; six brothers; and two sisters.

He is survived by: children, Daunis Karschner, of Lewistown, and Stephen D. Karschner and wife, Oxana, of Dubois; siblings, Lorna Smith and husband, Dick, of Mount Union, Sally Anderson, of Mapleton, and Norman Karschner and wife, Margaret, of Lewistown; and one grandson, Christian Karschner and wife, Traci, of Butler.

Harvey served in the U.S. Navy, worked at American Viscose, retired from New Holland and attended Centre Union Church.

He was a wonderful Christian man who always enjoyed helping others.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Centre Union Church, with the Rev. Kurtis Swisher officiating.

Interment with VFW Post 7011 honors will be private.

Arrangements are under the care of Hoenstine Funeral Home, Inc., 75 Logan St., Lewistown.

Online condolences may be offered at www.hellerhoenstinefunerahome.com.