Franklin Wenrich, East Cocalico Twp. retiree, dies

By on October 31, 2012

Franklin H. Wenrich

Franklin H. Wenrich, 85, Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim, formerly of Reamstown, died peacefully Wednesday, Oct. 24., 2012 at Hospice-Mt. Joy.

Born in Schoeneck, a son of the late Raymond and Lizzie (Hollenbach) Wenrich, he was the husband of Ida E. (Davidson) Wenrich, Manheim, for 67 years.

A member, former councilman and property committee member of Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, he worked for Boose Aluminum Foundry, Epting’s Service Center, Camp Craig’s Exxon and retired in ’92 from East Cocalico Township Water and Sewer Authority. Franklin was past president of East Cocalico Lions Club and member of the Reamstown Fire Company and Fire Police. A loving grandfather, he cherished family time hunting and fishing at the cabin.

Also surviving is a son: Donald E., husband of Judith Shenk Wenrich, of Manheim; a daughter: Patricia A. Wenzel, fiancée of Edwin Hainley, of Reinholds; grandchildren: Michelle, wife of Christopher Getty, of Stroudsburg; Michael, husband of Lori Volm Wenzel, of Mohrsville; Jennifer, wife of Jamie Boval, of Clermont, Fla.; and Stephen, husband of Rebecca (Weaver) Wenrich, of Paradise; great-grandchildren: Rachel and Kaitlyn Getty; Molly and Gary Wenzel; Brenda, Ryan and Jordan Boval; and Makayla Wenrich; sisters: Vera Zeller, of Hamilton, Ohio; Marguerite Sweigart, of Adamstown.

Brothers: Leroy and Chester Wenrich; and a son-in-law: Thomas Wenzel predeceased him.

Funeral services were held Oct. 29 from Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, with Rev. Robert A. Kramer officiating. Burial followed in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville.

Rather than flowers, remember Franklin with contributions to Hospice & Community Care, Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 and Muddy Creek Lutheran Church, 11 S. Muddy Creek Road, Denver, PA 17517.

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