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On March 16, 2015, Dennis E. Lupfer, of Shermans Dale, walked through the valley of death, where he had no fear as his shepherd protected and comforted him across and into his eternal home in heaven.  He was born on Dec. 13, 1954, in Harrisburg, a son of Charles E. and Pauline (Frownfelter) Lupfer of Shermans Dale.

Denny attended Bible Baptist Church where he became a child of God and was baptized on July 20, 2014.  Denny was a 1972 graduate of West Perry High School.  He was employed with the family business “Creek View Farms” as the property manager for many years and had also worked for the Texas Eastern Pipe Line as a station attendant for more than 15 years.  Denny, for many years was a successful Little League Baseball coach in Shermans Dale, he was an avid Phillies fan, loved golfing with his many friends and was an avid 50’s and 60’s memorabilia collector that provided a showroom that Denny was proud of.  He formed the Perry County Automotive Association which sponsored the largest one day car meet in Central PA.  Denny’s love of family and friends was immeasurable but his grandchildren were his greatest blessings.  Denny was proud to be a part of Lupfer’s Grove and the community service it provided to the people of Shermans Dale and surrounding Perry County.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 40 years, Darla R. (Smiley) Lupfer, and beloved daughter, Ali S. J. Staley and her husband, Shane of Harrisburg, two brothers; Allen Lupfer and his wife, Kim and Tim Lupfer and his wife, Michele, both of Shermans Dale, one granddaughter, Avery Elizabeth Staley, one grandson, Wren Michael Staley, nieces, nephews and special friends, Lisa and Brad Reisinger and their extended family of Loysville.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the Bible Baptist Church, 1757 New Bloomfield Rd., New Bloomfield, PA 17068.  Pastor James God will officiate.  Burial will be in Young’s United Methodist Church, Shermans Dale.  Viewings will be held on Friday at the church from 2 – 4:00 p.m. and 6 – 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the services.  Memorial donations may be made to Bible Baptist Church or to the Shermans Dale Fire Co. or to A.L.S. http://hersheywalk.kintera.org/teamracers.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.  www.Since1853.com

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So Sorry for your loss. Denny was always so happy and made you feel important when he would see you around town. Denny will be missed by many. He will no longer be in pain. God has gained an angel!

Harry & Cathy Grafmyer

Darla, Ali, Charlie, Pauline and families,
We will always remember the smile Denny gave so freely. He will be used for great things in HEAVEN. GOD surely got a good helper. May God bless you all.

Ken and Bonnie Saltsburg

So sorry to hear of Denny's passing...So very sad and will be greatly missed by so many! RIP Denny and watch over those who love you!!

Tammy Gordon

To the entire Lupfer family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. Denny was an awesome man from singing songs with my son on the kindergarten bus to help with cub scouts and them selling French fries to helping with 4H he was always there for the community in all ways. He will be truly missed. Love and prayers to the family.

Bob, Sherri & Lane Reigle

My heart goes out to the Lupfer family, I'm sorry for your loss, you are all in our prayers.

Janaye Marrow

Denny was a very nice man and landlord. Every day when he came down and was checking things out here at Lupfers Grove.  He always waved and said hi and tell me how my kids are growing up, and I have such nice and wonderful kids.  He even gave my oldest daughter money for her Graduation. And my dad (Elmer) always helped him out when he was down here at the water shed.  He will be missed.  R.I.P.Denny now you can look down at all of us.  We will miss you at the Car shows and Old Iron

Dawn Sheaffer and family

We are so sorry for your loss.  We know what it is to lose a son. God was our comfort and he will be yours.

Shirley peck

Darla, We are so sorry for your loss as Denny was a good friend.

Chuck & Dianna Hollenbach

May the Lord be with you and comfort you in your loss of such a wonderful person. May the memories you have stay deep within hearts. Denny has touched many lives in such special ways. I am thankful to have known him. Peace and love to you all!
Maria Bailey

So sorry to hear of the passing of Denny. He was such a friendly and caring person. Just the mention of his name brought joy to everyone who had the privilege to know him. My heart goes out to the family in this time of sorrow.
Patsy Shatto

Darla: so sorry to hear of Denny's passing. I know he was a dear friend to many and always had a big smile on his face when we would see him at Brad & Lisa's. My prayers are with the entire family and close friends.
Todd & Leah Miiller


So sad to hear about the passing of such a gentle, sweet man. May the family know that he was loved and so many in the community will be with you during this time of sorrow.
my sincerest condolences

Michelle Draucker

So sorry to hear of this loss Denny was a great man and he will truly be missed by all the lives he has touched our prayers are with all his family & friends, I no heaven gained an amazing wonderful angel with you Denny may you always shine down on the loved ones fly high Denny

Jaime & Jeffrey Mitten

Their are no words to express how sorry we are to hear that Denny had passed away. He was a special guy and a very special friend to us.
we are praying for God to ease your pain and help you through this difficult time,

Roger and Barb Pederson

Sympathies from Brenda Boyer Waleff and the Haps Boyer Tournament. We are so thankful that we were able to honor Denny during our tournament in July.

Oh my such a kindhearted person. Dennis was always so kind to me. He will be missed by many. Our condolences to Dennis family. We are so sorry.

Randy and Susan Sloan

He will be greatly missed by many, an awsume man. My prayers n thoughts are with the Lupfer family. You helped me and many other people. My god comfort the family, give you all only happy memories n happy tears.

Theresa Heinbaugh (Ellerman )

Denny became friends with my husband just this past year. They were (PALS). I am forever grateful to him for showing my husband some programs that he used to communicate and also for his texts back and forth to Brian. Darla my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your great memories of Denny carry you through this diffilcult time.

Vickie and Brian Mitsdarfer

May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time.

Jack & Mary Alleman

Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person.  Our prayers are with you and your family.

Alby & Darlene Gerst

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Since 1853
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