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Earl C. Zeiders, Jr.

December 8, 1928 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Earl Zeiders, Jr. Obituary

     Earl C. Zeiders, Jr., 95, formerly of Licking Creek Valley, passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

     Born Dec. 8, 1928, in Licking Creek Valley, he was a son of the late Earl C. and Nellie (Moore) Zeiders, Sr. His wife, Anna E. (Bickhart) Zeiders, whom he married Oct. 11, 1953, passed away on March 2, 2003.

     He is survived by three daughters, Barbara Fultz and husband, Darwin, of Granville, Deborah Brackbill and husband, Gary, of Licking Creek, and Karen Hunt of Lewistown, eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

     He was also preceded in death by infant twin sons, two grandchildren, Daniel “Rick” Fultz and Darla Fultz, two brothers, Lee Zeiders and Jim Zeiders, and one sister, Rhoda Courter, as well as one son-in-law, Joe Hunt.

     Following Earl’s graduation from Juniata Joint High School in1947, he worked for the railroad until he joined the United States Air Force on Aug. 6, 1948. He was stationed at Perrin Air Force Base in Texas and was a Staff Sergeant when he was discharged on July 18, 1952. He then got a job at the American Viscose Corporation until it closed because of the flood. His last job was an office clerk at PennDot from 1972 until he retired in 1992.

     He was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church and the AFSCME Union.

     He enjoyed mowing his grass and the things he loved included his family, whether it was eating at Bread of Life with them or just getting together, Licking Creek, his friends, cats, John “The Duke” Wayne, gathering at McDonald’s with the gang, Chevrolets, and eating Judy Houtz’s peanut butter fudge.

     A memorial service will be held sometime in the future. Interment will be private in St. Stephen’s Lutheran Cemetery, Licking Creek Valley.

     Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorials Processing, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-9959.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left at

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St. Stephen's Lutheran Cemetery
8489 Licking Creek Road
Mifflintown, PA 17059


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501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856


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