Dale W. Mentzer, 95, of Newville, passed away
on Thursday, October 25, 2012, at his home. He was born on Tuesday, June 26, 1917, in Newville, a son of the late Bruce E.
and Bertha (Souders) Mentzer and was the widow of Evelyn U. (Heckman) Mentzer, who died April 3, 2009.
Dale was a US Army veteran of WWII. He retired
from the US Army War College, Carlisle, after many years of service as a carpenter. He was a member Newville First Church
of God. Dale was also a member of both Newville V.F.W. and American Legion Posts and the Enola Sportsman Club, Carlisle Elks
Lodge, Carlisle Eagles and the Carlisle White Circle Club.
He is survived by one son, Curtis J. Shearer, Jr. (and wife, Kathy) of Clayton, NJ, one daughter,
Bonnie R. Wilt of Newville, one sister, Bernita Morrison of Newville, six grandchildren; Keith and Ben Lupfer, Staci Mentzer,
Crystal Seiders, Dawn Stamper and Curtis Shearer, III, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dale was preceded
in death by one brother; John Mentzer.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home,
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Wayne A. Good officiating. Burial with military honors by Cumberland County Honor
Guard will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Newville. A viewing will be on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of services at the
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Dale and Evelyn were
very special people, not only as a cousin of Evelyn's but as good friends. We spent many good times with them when they
were in Florida, and being with them on Thanksgiving was a tradition. They are missed!
Shirley and Ed Heckman
Bonnie Wilt and Cris Seiders,
So sorry to hear of your lose.I will keep
you and your family in my prayers. Cris...you no where to find me if there is any thing I can do to help.
Dale - I was so lucky to have you and Dale and Evelyn in my young
life with Tom DeWalt, step-father, and my mother, then Betty DeWalt, but most recently, Betty Johnson, who passed away on
10/14/12, always spoiled me, and I loved it!!! Mom always wondered where you were and always loved you both. Now I know that
you Dale, Evelyn, Tom, and my Mom are having a Ginger Brandy, singing Old-Time songs, dancing, and just loving your time together.
We love you all and save a space for the rest of us.
Maxine Crasnick DeWalt Martens Johnson
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