Chris­tian Benner Sr.

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Chris­tian Benner, Sr., 86, of Pit­man the last 28 years and for­merly of Hatboro passed away Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27th, at his home.

Chris­tian was born in Hatboro, PA on Jan­uary 11, 1932, a son of the late Min­nie (Schramm) and Wil­liam Mer­rill Benner.

He was the pre­ceded in death by his wife Mary E. (Strz­elecki) Benner who passed away Septem­ber 30, 2015.

He served in the U.S. Navy dur­ing the Korean War aboard the U.S.S Tingey D.D. 539.

He was self-em­ployed work­ing as a car­pen­ter.

Chris at­tended He­pler’s Church of God

He en­joyed at­tend­ing Navy re­unions. He was an avid card player and looked for­ward to sit­ting on his porch and go­ing for rides.

Chris­tian is sur­vived by a son, Chris­tian, Jr, hus­band of Sheila Benner, of Quak­er­town; four daugh­ters, Bon­nie, wife of Rod­ney Clem­mer; Cathy, wife of Art Sny­der, Deb­bie, wife of Richard Lowthert, Wendy, wife of Richard Ste­ich, all of Pit­man; a daugh­ter-in-law Linda Benner of Bedmin­ster; 15 Grand­chil­dren and 23 great-grand­chil­dren.

He was pre­ceded in death by a son, Lee Benner, an in­fant daugh­ter Cindy Benner; and sib­lings Wil­liam, Gertrude, Ellen, Jean, Ge­orge, and Charles.

View­ing will be held on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 1, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at He­pler’s Church of God, where the fu­neral ser­vice will fol­low at 12:00 noon with Pas­tor Bob Cas­sel and Pas­tor Jerry Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low at He­pler’s Church of God Ceme­tery Pit­man.

The Stephen R. Rother­mel Fu­neral Home, Klinger­stown has charge of the ar­range­ments. To sign the on­line guest book please visit www. sr­

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