Donald R. Ansel, 90, Stevens, WWII vet, ran home barbershop, avid outdoorsman

By on October 28, 2015

Donald R. Ansel, 90, Stevens, died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at Keystone Villa, Ephrata.

Born in Reamstown, a son of the late Harry G. and Edna W. (Sweigart) Ansel; his wife, June S. (Kern) Ansel, died June 14, 1999.

Following graduation from East Cocalico High School, Donald served in the Army during World War II. He completed Harrisburg Barber School, then owned and operated a barbershop at his home for 39 years. Remembered for his quick wit, hearty appetite, especially for ice cream, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and watching baseball on television.

Surviving are his daughter: Donna (Philip) Deibler, Stevens; sons: Barry (Susan Houser) Ansel, Lebanon; and Jody (Ruth Sauder) Ansel, Stevens; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister: Marguerite Mohn, Akron; and brothers: Clair (Allegra Newpher) Ansel, Terre Hill; and Marvin (Florence Wenger) Ansel, Ephrata.

He was predeceased by brothers: Vincent, Carl and Kenneth.

Funeral services were held from Good Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Reamstown, on Oct. 27, with Chaplain Rick Martin officiating. Burial with military honors followed in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring.

Online condolences may be given at Good Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, Reamstown, had charge of the arrangements.


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