Galen S. Bixler 90, Stevens, WWII veteran, was life member of rod and gun club

By on March 19, 2014

Galen S. Bixler, 90, Adamstown, died March 16, 2014, in Denver Health & Rehabilitation Center, Stevens.

Born in West Lawn, a son of the late Martin L. and Edna M. (Sweigart) Bixler, he was the husband of Georgean (Youndt) Bixler for 60 years.

Galen was a WWII Navy veteran serving in the Pacific and worked 30 years for Carpenter Technologies, Reading. He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Swartzville, a life-member of the Adamstown VFW and Rod & Gun Club and enjoyed archery hunting.

Also surviving is his son: Craig Y. Bixler, Reading, fiancé of Gina Hackman; grandsons: David and Brad; and a sister: Ruth S. Sulima, Rockledge, Fla.

Siblings Catherine Schlegel and Warren Bixler predeceased him.

A memorial celebration of Galen’s life will be held Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. from Peace UCC, 37 E. Swartzville Rd., Denver, with his pastor, The Rev. William E. Hoch, officiating. Private inurnment in CedarGroveCemetery, Adamstown. Rather than flowers, contributions may be sent to the church.

Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, is honored to be serving The Bixler Family. Condolences may be offered at

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