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Leon W. "Will" Dierwechter

December 5, 1940 ~ March 11, 2019 (age 78)

Leon W. "Will" Dierwechter, 78, of North Manheim Township, passed away Monday, March 11th, at his residence.

 

Born in North Manheim Township on December 5, 1940, he was a son of the late Vernon L. & Arlys H. "Nook" (Mullins) Dierwechter.

 

He was the loving husband of Pauline B. (Hickman) Dierwechter, whom he married in 1960.

 

Will was a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Class of 1959.

 

He was formerly employed by Rainier, now Omnova, Auburn, as a plant operator.

 

Will attended St. John's United Church of Christ, Schuylkill Haven. 

 

Will was a true naturalist.  He loved spending time outdoors gardening; planting flowers, bushes, and trees.  Will was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

A devoted family man, he was a loving husband, Dad, & Pop Pop.

One of his favorite times of the year was the two weeks he spent annually, vacationing with his family in Canada. 

 

In addition to his parents, Will is also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Dierwechter, and son, Mark Dierwechter.

 

In addition to his wife, Will is also survived by son, William Dierwechter & wife, Sherry, Yacolt, WA, grandchildren: Christopher Dierwechter & wife, Kayla, North Manheim Township, and Melissa Dierwechter & her fiance Ryan Murphy, both of Troutdale, OR, and great-grandchildren: Eathan & Maddison Dierwechter.  He is also survived by step-grandchildren: Kenneth & Michelle Deffenbaugh, both of Yacolt, WA, brother, Dale Dierwechter, Hamburg, sister, Carol Wasser, Pottsville, and nieces & nephews.

 

A Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be conducted at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 15th, with Rev. Janet Lewis officiating. 

 

A viewing will be held Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

 

Interment will immediately follow at Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

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