William W. “Bill” Booher, 86, of Mifflintown, went to be with his Lord onThursday, April 22, 2021, at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital.
Born June 1, 1934 in Clay Township, Huntingdon County, he was a son of the late Eugene W. and Leona (Hooper) Booher.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marian (Wagner) Booher, whom he married May 20, 1961, three children, Karen (Booher) Kellenberger and husband, Michael, of Thompsontown, Brian Booher and wife, Yvonne, of Boiling Springs, and Kristi (Booher) Conner and husband, Eric, of Telford, one sister, Leona (Booher) Byers of Three Springs, ten grandchildren, Brandon Leach and wife, Rachel, Jordan Leach, Kelsey Leach, Megan Booher, Ashlyn Booher, Zachary Booher, Lauren Conner, William Conner, Allison Conner, and Kara Conner, three step-grandchildren, Miranda (Kellenberger) Merris and husband, Clay, Raya Kellenberger, and Jonathan Kellenberger, four great-grandchildren, Rockwell Leach, Solomon Leach, Henry Leach, and Judah Leach, and one step-great-grandson, C. J. Merris.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene Booher, Franklin Booher, and Elwood Booher, one infant brother, Alvin Booher, and one infant sister, Maude Booher.
He graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1954.
Bill was a veteran of the United States Air Force who proudly served his country from June 25, 1954 to Dec. 4, 1957. He was stationed in French Morocco for a portion of his service.
He worked as an electrician for Lewistown Specialty Yarns, formerly the Viscose Corporation, Lewistown, until it closed in the 90’s. He then worked for Penn Dot as a radio operator in the Lewistown office and as maintenance person for the Seven Mountains Rest Stop until he retired in 2004.
He was a very active member of Centre Lutheran Church where he faithfully served on many committees, in many positions, and on various projects for 60 years.
He enjoyed gardening, yardwork, puzzles, and was a Phillies and Penn State football fan. He loved spending time with his family, especially with his grandchildren.
His graveside service and interment will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 27, at Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Thompsontown, with Rev. Mike Sigler, officiating. Military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council. If you wish to be seated for the service, please bring a chair.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Centre Lutheran Church, 9259 William Penn Highway, Mifflintown, PA 17059.
Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.
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