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K. Leon Wenrich, 87, Keystone owner, vet
K. Leon Wenrich, 87, of Paradise, entered into the arms of his Savior Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.
Formally of Reinholds, Leon was born in Schoeneck to the late Stephen and Katie (Harding) Wenrich and was the husband of Mildred (Loose) Wenrich, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on Aug. 17.
A loving family man, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather. Leon was a member of Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church, where he served as a deacon and on the maintenance and finance committees. He also volunteered as a scout and Cub Scout leader in Reinholds. He was a volunteer firefighter and an ambulance driver. He was an owner/manager for Keystone NiteWear, Reinholds, where he worked until his retirement.
A World War II Army veteran, Leon served in the 347th infantry 87th division during the Battle of the Bulge.
In addition to his wife, Leon is survived by two daughters: Donna M., wife of Charles J. Albert Jr., of Paradise; and Christina L. Fabian, of Reading; seven grandchildren: Lisa R. Herion, Mark B. Fabian, Charles Albert III, Jeffery Albert, Tamara Flores, Amanda Don and Matthew Albert; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by sons: David L. Wenrich and Brian L. Wenrich.
A celebration of life will be held on Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at the Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church, 491 Peach Road, Ephrata, with Pastor Robert Kramer officiating. Private interment will be at the convenience of family with full military honors accorded by the Red Rose Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions in Leon’s memory may be made to the Mission Fund, Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church, 491 Peach Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.
Arrangements are being made by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.