2010-07-29 / Obituaries

Kermit C. Heefner

86, Lancaster

Kermit C. Heefner, 86, of Lancaster, a Hustontown native, died Sunday, June 6, 2010, at the Hospice of Lancaster County, of complications from a fall.

Mr. Heefner was born December 4, 1923, in Fulton County, the son of the late Jeremiah and Martha Berkstresser Heefner. He was married to the late Doris L. Reeder Heefner, of Hustontown, for 62 years, until her death in September 2006.

The Heefners are survived by daughters Janice M. Search, wife of Richard G. Search, in Upton, Mass.; and Dawn E. Heefner of Wayne, Pa., as well as a granddaughter, Michelle Search-Winters, of Littleton, Colo., and a great-grandson.

Mr. Heefner attended Hustontown High School, joining the U.S. Navy in April 1943, and serving aboard the submarine Dentuda in the Pacific. After the war, he moved to Lancaster, and until his retirement, worked as a crane and heavy equipment operator as a member of Intl. Operation Engineers Local 542.

Interment and a memorial service will be held Saturday, July 31, at 11 a.m., at the Hustontown United Methodist Cemetery.

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