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Robert Joseph Wesner, 81


June 26, 2009


Robert J. Wesner, 81, of 122 Wonderview Road in Catawissa, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2009.  He was born on December 10, 1927, in Gilberton, Pa, the son of the late Walter T. and Thelma Oakum Wesner.       

Robert was a 1945 graduate of Gilberton Borough High School and worked at TRW and Textron in Danville PA before his retirement in 1991.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Danville and actively served in the AWANA ministry until April 2009.

Robert was a devoted follower of Jesus Christ, loving husband, father and grandfather.  He enjoyed golfing, reading, watching his grandchildren’s sporting events and working outdoors.  Most importantly, his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Delores (Dee) Ackley Wesner whom he married June 16, 1962.  Also surviving are two sons, David Wesner and his wife Tobye of Lancaster; Douglas Wesner and his wife Jeanie of Catawissa; and one daughter, Diane Wesner Hickey and her husband Tony of Mountville.  He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Alyssa, Tommy, Kade, Kyle, Kohl, Caila and Connor.   Robert was one of 13 children and was preceded in death by two brothers, William and Walter Wesner and two sisters, Emma Mensch and Faye Romberger.  Surviving are three brothers, Charles Wesner, Francis Wesner and Lee Wesner and five sisters, Eleanor White, Thelma Miller, Arlene Seedor, Shirley Klemas and Tina Stankavage.

A Celebration of Robert’s life will be held on Monday, June 29, 2009, at 11:00 AM. at First Baptist Church of Danville 20 Brookside Drive Danville PA with the Reverend Dr. Harry H. Wonderland officiating assisted by the Reverend David J. Mouw.  There will be no viewing before the service.  Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery Danville.  Contributions in Robert’s memory may be made to First Baptist Church of Danville, 20 Brookside Drive, Danville, Pa 17821 or Northumberland Christian School, 351 5th Street, Northumberland, Pa, 17857.

 “Whom have I in heaven but You?  And earth has nothing I desire besides You.  My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”   Psalms 73:25-26.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA. www.visneski.com


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