Victor Shimp, 86, butcher, WWII sgt.

By on May 11, 2011

Victor Shimp, 86, of Denver, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at Phoenixville Hospital.

Born in Reinholds, he was a son of the late Samuel and Ida (Keith) Shimp. He was the husband of Jean L. (Sprecher) Shimp, who died Feb. 4, 2001.

Victor was a self-employed butcher with Ralph Sprecher Meats in Reading and had stands at 8th & Penn and Kissinger’s Markets. An Army sergeant during World War II, he was a life member of Adamstown VFW.

Surviving is a son: Gary T., husband of Susan A (Diefenderfer) Shimp, of Terre Hill; grandchildren: David and Sara; great-grandchildren: Leesha, Nathan, Jacob, Josh and Zachary.

Private arrangements were made through Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre in Reamstown. For more information, visit

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