Jacob H. Shissler, 82, of Hummelstown, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 2, 2021, at Carolyn’s House in Harrisburg. He was married 58 years to Rebecca R. (Bomgardner) Shissler who passed away on May 13th.

Jacob was a longtime member of Stauffer Mennonite Church, where he and his wife were youth leaders. He was also the caretaker for the church cemetery for many years. Helping on the family farm most of his life, he worked over 50 years for Middletown Ice & Coal retiring as an estimator. He was an avid hunter, was meticulous about his yard and garden, and was a handyman of all trades. He also built his own home. He enjoyed going to amusement parks with his family; his favorite rides being rollercoasters and bumper cars!

Surviving are four daughters, Kathleen R. Kreider and husband Jerry, of Elizabethtown, Karen R. Olweiler and husband Ross, of Elizabethtown, Kimberly R. Dressler and husband Clayton, of Palmyra and Kristine R. Maurer and husband Brian, of Lancaster, eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandson, two sisters, Anna Houser and husband Earl, and Miriam Shissler, and two brothers, John Shissler and wife Ruth, and Allen Shissler. 

He was predeceased by a brother James Shissler.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service on Friday, July 9, 2021, at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home, 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 at 1:30 p.m.

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