Duane P. Hepler

November 21, 1953 ~ January 6, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Duane Hepler Obituary

Duane P. Hepler, 70, of Cressona, passed away Saturday, January 6th, at home. 


Born in Pottsville, PA on November 21, 1953, he was a son of Kathleen (Riggs) Reiley, of Pottsville and the late Sterling "Skeet" Hepler.


He was the husband of Nancy J. (Sirko) Hepler.


Duane was a 1971 graduate of Blue Mountain High School.


He was the owner/operator of Scott Millwork, Cressona from 1985-2021.


Duane was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Cressona. He also belonged to Summit Station Fire Company, and Goodwill Hose Company. He was an active member of the Schuylkill Builders Association. An avid hunter, he was a member of the Cressona Rod & Gun Club, Goodwill Rod & Gun Club, and Pine Grove Fish & Game. He was a member of Cressona Lodge #222 F&AM. Duane also loved to golf.


In addition to his wife and mother, Duane is also survived by a daughter, Melissa Hepler, of Dundalk, MD; a son, Jason, husband of Crystal Hepler, of Mechanicsburg; grandsons: Caleb Braden Hepler, & Caden James Hepler, and a sister, Loren, wife of Bill Reichert, of Cressona. 


In addition to his father, he is also preceded in death by his step-mother, Joanne Hepler, and his step-father, Bob Reiley.


A viewing will be held Friday, January 12th at Geschwindt Stabingas Ebling Funeral Home, Inc., Schuylkill Haven, from 1-2:15 PM. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 2:15 PM. Celebration of Life Funeral Service will be held at 2:30 PM with Rev. Kevin Fruchtl officiating.


At the family's request, memorial donations may be forwarded to St. Mark's UCC, 30 W. Pottsville St., Cressona PA 17929, or Masonic Charities, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022.


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Celebration of Life
January 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home, Inc.
25 E. Main St.
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972


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