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Donald R. Hartzler

August 1, 1948 - September 21, 2022


Donald R. Hartzler, 74, of 627 Belleville Lane, Belleville, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.


He was born Aug. 1, 1948, in Lewistown, a son of the late Paul C. and Kathryn (Yoder) Hartzler. On Sept. 11, 1971, he married Glenda K. (Peachey) Hartzler. She survives at their home.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by: two sons, Kent Hartzler and wife Stephanie and their daughters, Lauren and fiancÈ Ayden Yoder, Ashley and Mattie of Manheim; and Neil Hartzler and wife Lena and their children Brianna, Drew, Adria, Emma and Camila of Belleville, two brothers, Charles “Chuck” Hartzler and wife Esther of Belleville, and Robert T. “Geeter” Hartzler of Belleville, two sisters, Wendi Wagner and husband Denny of Milroy, and Jan Ruby and husband Rob of McVeytown, as well as a sister-in-law, Kim Hartzler and companion Bim Pearce of Ferguson Valley. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Hartzler and Tom Glick and his wife Nancy.

Don was a 1966 graduate of Belleville Mennonite School. He was manager of the Agway Store in Belleville and Agway Petroleum in Lewistown for a number of years, then he served in a management role for 41 years with Union Mill, a Division of Chemgro in Belleville.

He was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, assumed various leadership roles at the church, and was currently serving on the church finance committee. He valued his participation in the Men’s Bible Study group at church as well. Through the years he has also served on many agriculture boards including PennAg Industries Association.

He was also currently serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Valley View Haven and was on the Municipal Water Authority Board of Union Township.

Don loved his family and especially his grand- children, whom he affectionately referred to as his “Treasures.” He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, traveling with his wife, and spending time at his hunting cabin. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at Locust Grove Mennonite Church with Ivan Yoder and Neil Renno officiating. Burial will take place prior to the service, at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Locust Grove Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, at Locust Grove Mennonite Church. Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville. Online condolences may be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.

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