James Wanner, Wickes Lumber worker

By on July 6, 2011

James H. Wanner, 83, of Akron, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in West Earl Township to Amos and Sarah (Heiser) Wanner. He was the husband of Carol D. (Feese) Wanner.

Jim worked at Wickes Lumber in the plumbing department from 1961 to 2008, prior to that he worked at Raub Supply from 1947 to 1961 as a sales representative.

Jim attended Grace Evangelical Congregational Church in Akron and enjoyed bowling, antiquing and collecting Akron memorabilia. He was also an avid Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan.

In addition to his wife he is survived by two sons: Ronald J., husband of Susan (Stoner) Wanner, of Akron; Robert A. Wanner, of Lancaster; a stepdaughter: Lori, wife of Bryan Armstrong Sr.; and grandchildren: David and Jennifer Wanner; and Jena and Bryan Armstrong Jr.

He was preceded in death by brothers: Walter and Samuel Wanner; and a sister: Edna Wanner, who died at the age of 7 months.

Funeral services were held July 6 at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, followed by a memorial service at Stradling Funeral Home with the Rev. Leslie Cool officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Arrangements were made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be sent the family at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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