Reynold A. Ovensen, 87, Korea vet, Weaver Poultry mechanic, Grace Fellowship member

By on August 30, 2017

Reynold A. Ovensen, 87, formerly of New Holland, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Ephrata Manor after a brief illness.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y., he was a son of the late Lars and Kaia (Eikenes) Ovensen. His wife, Betty Lou (Overly) Ovensen, died Oct. 28, 2006. He was the last of his immediate family.

Surviving is a daughter: Lindy, married to Kevin Vereide, of Westerville, Ohio; a son: Al, married to Kimberly (Ditzler) Ovensen, of Lancaster; three grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death was a grandson: Matthew Ovensen.

Reynold worked as a maintenance mechanic for Weaver Poultry, now Tyson, in New Holland, for many years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of Grace Fellowship Church of Ephrata. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 11 a.m., at the Beck Funeral Home, 315 E. Main St., New Holland, with the Reverend Dr. Frank Rice officiating. Viewing will precede the funeral, on Thursday, from 10 to 11 a.m. Interment will be in Ranck’s United Methodist Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Grace Fellowship Church, 822 Pointview Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

To send the family online condolences, visit Beck Funeral Home, New Holland, assisted the family with the arrangements.

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