Deaths of Local Interest – June 18, 2014

By on June 18, 2014

A memorial service for Nathan Blake Nixdorf, 30, Ephrata, will be held Sunday June 22 at 2 p.m. at Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main St., Akron. Please omit flowers. Online condolences may be offered at

Dale D. Keifer, 77, of Dover, died June 10 at his home. Dale had been employed by Shaffer’s Eggs and Gerhart Brothers, both in Ephrata. He enjoyed playing cards weekly, bowling, and hunting.

Miriam K. Kemp, 88, formerly of Manchester, died June 13 at Pleasant View Retirement Community in Manheim. She was a homemaker most of her life and, prior to the birth of her children, had worked for RCA. She enjoyed attending Grace Brethren Church, where she was a member, as well as singing hymns. Her sisters, Lois Eaby, and her husband Lloyd, and Gloria Nauman, and her husband Wilbur, live in Ephrata.

Clarence H. Risser, 88, of Lititz, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Richland Christian Home, Lebanon County. He was the husband of Marian (High) Risser with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Clarence was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz. He also volunteered at the Ephrata Re-Uzit Shop. His son, Clarence, Jr., husband of Denise (Burkholder) Risser, lives in Denver.

Pearl S. Weaver, 89, of Mount Joy, passed away June 16 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Lititz, she was a homemaker and enjoyed Southern Gospel Music and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pearl was a member of the Community Bible Church, Marietta since 1959. Her daughter, Barbara J. Angert (Thomas), lives in Ephrata.

Charles F. Weigand, Jr., 91, passed away June 6 at Landis Homes. He was a homebuilder for over 40 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He enjoyed fishing and boating and was a member of Ebenezer Evangelical Congregational Church in Brownstown. Surviving are two daughters: Nancy Shirk and Barbara Hostetter.

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