Leon L. Koppenhaver


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Leon L. Koppenhaver, age 90, of 1011 E. Main St., Hegins, died Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Waterbridge at Pine Grove.

He was born on Wednesday, June 21, 1922, in Spring Glen, a son of the late Edwin and Sula Shade Koppenhaver.

He served in the US Army in Germany during World War II.

He was a coal miner for Penag Coal Company, Markson Coal Company, and Hegins Mining Co.

He was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Hegins.

He was also a member of American Legion Post 575, Valley View.

Leon enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on puzzles.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter Sherry Mace; a great grandson Link Gochenauer; three brothers Clair Koppenhaver, Arthur Koppenhaver, and Thomas Koppenhaver, and by a sister Erma Scheib.

He is survived by his wife Anna Mae (Ebert) Koppenhaver, to whom he was married for 65 years.

He is also survived by a daughter, Patricia A. Mace and her husband Dennis of Hegins; a grandson. Brian C. Mace of Coal Valley, IL; two granddaughters, Paula J. Davis of Spring Glen and Tonya M. Gochenauer of Middletown; a great grandson Blake M. Davis of Spring Glen; a great granddaughter, Breanna M. Davis of Spring Glen; two brothers, Eugene Koppenhaver of Myerstown and James Koppenhaver of Omaha, Nebraska; two sisters, Lauretta Schultz of Harrisburg and Arlene Deppen of Pillow; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Friday, Feb. 8, with Rev. Warren Egebo officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Friedens Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 375, Hegins, PA 17938.

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