Ray H. Knechel | 1943 - 2012 | Obituary

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Ray H. Knechel

Born: September 02, 1943
Died: August 10, 2012

Ray H. Knechel - 68, of Fort Washington, PA; formerly of Millmont, PA passed away on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Abington Hospice at Warminster.

He was born in Lansdale, PA to the late Frank A. & Kathryn Virginia (Heebner) Knechel.

Ray spent most of his life farming with his father on the family farm. He was a former ambulance driver and a member of the West End Ambulance Association in Union County for 5 years. From 1968-1972, Ray transported chickens for Gerald Shoop. He enjoyed snow mobiling and spent many hours at Shirk's Store in Millmont, PA socializing and catching up on local gossip.

He is survived by two daughters, Connie Keister & husband, JR of Millmont, PA, Crystal Kaler & husband, Alan of Millmont, PA; a son, David Ray Knechel of Millmont, PA; three sisters, Jane Ferrence & husband, Herbert of Souderton, PA, Carol Alderfer & husband, Harold of Harleysville, PA, Karen Kahler of Watsontown, PA and 5 grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth H. Knechel and a granddaughter, Desiree Knechel.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 11:00 am at Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 E. Broad St., Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964 where friends may view and meet with the family from 9:30 am – 11:00 am.

Burial will take place at Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements by: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad Street, Souderton, Pennsylvania 18964. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com

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