Kenneth I. Buffenmeyer, 90, of Annville, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, at his residence. He was the husband of Lillie I. Hitz Buffenmeyer, with whom he would have celebrated 31 years of marriage this Feb. His first wife, Mary J. Hostetter Buffenmeyer, whom he was married to for 37 years, preceded him in death in 1988.
Born in Lebanon on July 14, 1930, he was the son of the late Irwin and Esther Kiscadden Buffenmeyer. He retired as a carpenter from the Reading Railroad. Ken was a 1948 graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of the North Annville Bible Church, where he played his guitar. He was a member of the Western Caravan Band who played on WLBR and at local carnivals. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, enjoyed camping and hunting, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Surviving is three sons, Larry A., husband of Brenda K. Martin Buffenmeyer, of Annville, Bruce A., husband of Jackie R. Blauch Buffenmeyer, of Annville, Douglas I., husband of Beverly J. Hummer Buffenmeyer, of Annville, four daughters, Debra J., wife of Ronald K. Burkholder, of Hershey, Cindy M., wife of Wayne R. Tshudy, of Annville, Bonnie L., wife of Dennis M. Rhoad, of Annville, Lori A., wife of Scott A. Weik, of Lock Haven, a step-son, Robert E., husband of Doreen Dissinger, of Schaefferstown, three step-daughters, Barbara K., wife of Marty Moses, of Lebanon, Debra F., wife of Bryon Stumpf, of Lebanon, Robin M., wife of Bryan Rueppel, of Lebanon, 27 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Shirley, wife of the late Lester Witmer, of Lebanon. He was preceded in death by a brother, James Buffenmeyer.
Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the North Annville Bible Church, 4590 Hill Church Rd., Annville, PA 17003. Interment will be held at North Bellegrove Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Monday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. prior to the service. Contributions may be made to the North Annville Bible Church Guatemala Missions Fund in his memory and sent to the Church.
Kreamer Funeral Home and Crematory, Annville is in charge of arrangements.