Donald R. Hartzler, 74, of 627 Belleville Lane, Belleville, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 4:20 p.m. at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.
He was born in Lewistown on August 1, 1948 to the late Paul C. and Kathryn (Yoder) Hartzler. On September 11, 1971, he married Glenda K. (Peachey) Hartzler. She survives at her home.
He also leaves with his wife: two sons, Kent Hartzler and wife Stephanie and their daughters, Lauren and fiancee Ayden Yoder, Ashley and Mattie of Manheim; and Neil Hartzler and wife Lena and their children Brianna, Drew, Adria, Emma and Camila von Belleville, two brothers, Charles “feed” Hartzler and his wife Esther of Belleville and Robert T. “Geeter” Hartzler of Belleville, two sisters, Wendi Wagner and husband Denny of Milroy, and Jan Ruby and husband Rob of McVeytown, and a sister-in-law, Kim Hartzler, and companion Bim Pearce of Ferguson Valley. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Larry Hartzler and Tom Glick and his wife Nancy.
Don graduated from Belleville Mennonite School in 1966. He was manager of the Agway Store in Belleville and Agway Petroleum in Lewistown for a number of years, then spent 41 years in a managerial role at Union Mill, a division of Chemgro in Belleville.
He was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher, held various leadership positions in the church, and currently serves on the church finance committee. He also appreciated his participation in the men’s Bible study group at church. He has also served on many agricultural bodies over the years including the PennAg Industries Association.
He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Valley View Haven and has served on the board of directors of the Union Township Municipal Water Board.
Don loved his family and especially his grandchildren, whom he affectionately called his “Treasures.” He enjoyed singing and playing the guitar, traveling with his wife and spending time at his hunting lodge. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer.
A celebration of life service will be held at Locust Grove Mennonite Church on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 11:00 am with Ivan Yoder and Neil Renno officiating. The burial will take place before the 9:30 a.m. service Monday at Locust Grove Cemetery. His family will be hosting friends at Locust Grove Mennonite Church on Sunday, September 25, 2022 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm.
If friends wish, memorials can be made at: Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.
Arrangements are overseen by Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville. Online condolences may be offered at www.hendersonfuneralhomes.net.