Vernon J. Leininger, 87, Reinholds, Master Farmer, woodworker, enjoyed showing sheep

By on December 17, 2014

Vernon J. Leininger, 87, Reinholds, died Dec. 9, 2014, following a brief illness.

Born in West Cocalico Township, a son of the late C. Warren and Sallie H. (King) Leininger, he was the husband of Allegra H. (Kreiner) Leininger for 66 years.

Vernon graduated from Cocalico High School and studied agriculture at Penn State, State College. He was self-employed in the agricultural field his entire life and was a Master Farmer. His memberships include Mohler Church of the Brethren, FFA, Lancaster County Poultry Association, EAY Farmer, PA Poultry Federation, and was past president of Reinholds Lions Club. He enjoyed woodworking, showing sheep at PA Farm Show as a 4-H member, and especially driving his John Deere Gator around the neighborhood.

Also surviving are sons: Philip C. (Connie Showers) Leininger, Ephrata; and Michael K. Leininger (Deborah Barry-Leininger), Denver; daughter: Rose Ann Leininger, Cleveland, Ohio; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister: Erla Mae Levenson: Moravian Manor, Lititz.

A son, David V. Leininger, and grandson, Christopher Michael Leininger, predeceased him.

Services were held Dec. 16 at Mohler Church of the Brethren, Ephrata, with Pastor Carl L. Brubaker officiating. Burial was in Blainsport Cemetery.

Contributions may be sent to Mohler Church of the Brethren, 21 E. Mohler Church Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, is honored to be serving The Leininger Family. Visit goodfuneral.com to offer the family online condolences.

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