Clair Zeiset, 66, salesman

By on September 19, 2012

Clair Raymond Zeiset still lives. The body that had faithfully carried him through this world for 66 years does not. His body had completed its task and at the precise moment appointed ahead of time by God himself, ceased working Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Home in Narvon.

Born in Denver, he was the son of the late Benjamin S. and Anna E. (Arment) Zeiset. On Sept. 25, 1965, he married Esther M. (Bowman) Zeiset, who survives.

In the early years of their marriage, they spent two years in voluntary service in Homestead, Fla., and Potter County. Clair worked in excavating prior to becoming a salesman, last working for Cenpeco. He was a charter member of The Worship Center and served on the board of Shepherd’s Touch Counseling Center. He enjoyed motorcycling, traveling, hunting, the beach, his grandchildren and friends. One of his hallmarks was being able to network with many people.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters: Bonita F., wife of Michael D. Stone, of New Holland; and Angela Y., wife of Brent S. Lundberg, of Willow Street; four grandchildren: Nicholas, Michaela, Jerod and Jordan; and four siblings: Ernest D., husband of Leona (Martin) Zeiset, of Denver; Vernon L. Zeiset, of East Earl; Malinda M., wife of Sam Oberholtzer, of Akron; and P. Ervin, husband of Ruth Ann (Eberly) Zeiset, of Mohnton.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Benjamin F. and Jesse W. Zeiset; and a sister: Elsie E. Zeiset.

His funeral was held Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at The Worship Center, Lancaster.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to The Worship Center, address above or Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, 2499 Zerbe Rd., Narvon, PA 17555.

The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at

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