Donald C. Kreiser, 85, of Jonestown, passed away on Monday, July 24, 2023, at the Lebanon VA Medical Center. He was the husband of Lucille J. Zimmerman Kreiser. On April 15, they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
Born in Lebanon on Dec. 8, 1937, he was the son of the late Ralph W. and Beulah R. Bates Kreiser.
Donald worked at Bethlehem Steel as a bolt maker. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He loved dirt track and stock car racing, golfing, and bowling. He was a machinist by trade, and he loved to tinker in his garage. He was very active in senior games. He won many ribbons in the softball throw, mini-golf, and golf. Above all, he loved his family, and he especially enjoyed spending time with them.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Dennis C., and his wife, Kathi Kreiser, of Jonestown, and Thomas J., and his wife, Diane Kreiser, of Lebanon; daughter, Joanne M. Vedder, of Grantville; brothers, Larry E. (Carol) Kreiser, of Jonestown, Rufus R. “Butch” (Lois) Kreiser, of Jonestown, and Gary L. (Laura) Kreiser, of Lebanon; sisters, Shirley A. Dorn, of Lebanon, Phyllis L. Bennethum, of Lebanon, Jean (David) Krause, of Lebanon, Darlene M. Cooley, of TX, Sandra L. Wampler, of Lebanon, and Brenda (Daniel) Dzuranin, of Lebanon; five grandchildren, Dale Kreiser, Jennifer (Andy) Yeagley, Daniel (Brittany Rodriguez) Kreiser, and Donald and Logan Vedder; and two great-grandchildren, Sheldon and Ava Yeagley.
A memorial service will be held at noon on Monday, July 31, 2023, at the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lebanon VA Medical Center Hospice, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042.