Charles H. Biertempfel, 92, of Cressona, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 31st, at his residence with his daughter Jean by his side.
Charles was born in Pittsburgh, PA on September 14, 1930, a son of the late Anne (Hodel) and Leonard Biertempfel.
He was the widower of Silvia J. (Heffner) Biertempfel.
He was a member of Bethany Christian Fellowship E.C. Cressona, and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War. Charles was proud to serve his country and was a recipient of two Purple Heart Medals. He was a member of Cressona Lodge # 222 Free & Accepted Masons, the Cressona Fire Company, # 1., and the Cressona American Legion, Post #286.
Charles is survived by two daughters, Jean M. Biertempfel, of Cressona, PA; Linda A., wife of Albert Zitkus, of Bethel, PA.
Charles is also survived by his sister, Louise, widow of Tom Taylor. He is also survived by his grandson Michael Zitkus.
A Religious Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 4th at Bethany Christian Fellowship E.C., in Cressona, with Pastor Dennis Snyder officiating. Guests are invited to attend from 9:30 AM until 10:45, at which time there will be a Masonic service.
Interment, with Military Honors, will be at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, on January 17th at 11:00 AM. Guests attending are asked meet at the church. Procession to the Cemetery will leave at 10:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Christian Fellowship E.C. 102 Front Street Cressona, PA 17929.
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Bethany Christian Fellowship E.C.
102 Front Street, Cressona PA 17929