Dennis Welker

Dennis Welker

Thursday, August 22nd, 1940 Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

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Obituary for Dennis D. Welker

Dennis D. Welker, 78, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Thursday morning, May 2, 2019 at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born August 22, 1940 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Lester and Isabel Rife Welker. Denny was a 1958 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School and in his early years worked for 25 years at Mountain Brook Orchards. He later owned and operated Denny’s Auto Center in St. Thomas for 25 years, retiring in 2009. He was an auctioneer for over 55 years, conducting sales of personal property and real estate in Franklin County. He also auctioned automobiles for 25 years at Mason-Dixon Auto Auction, York Springs Auto Auction, and Winchester Auto Auction in Winchester, VA. He was a member of the Mason-Dixon Automobile Club of America, Mason-Dixon Corvette Club, and the Pennsylvania Auctioneer’s Association for many years. He served on the Auctioneer’s Board of Examiners for a two year term, being the youngest member to serve on the Board. In his lifetime he conducted over 6000 sales. He was a lifelong member of Crider’s United Brethren Church where he held several offices. His hobbies included buying and selling various antiques.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Peggy J. Pilgrim Welker, whom he married October 25, 1963; his son, Robert D. Welker; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Larry and Jane Sellers, all of Chambersburg.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in the Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Keith Elliott, Rev. Ronald Cook, Rev. Harold Yeager and Rev. Garnet Myers will officiate. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM Monday and from 9:00-10:00 Am Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crider’s United Brethren Church, 2380 Loudon Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202, the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, 5059 Letterkenny Road West, Chambersburg, PA 17201, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
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    Monday, May 6th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    333 Falling Spring Road
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    Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
    Rev. Keith Elliott
    Rev. Ronald Cook
    Rev. Harold E. Yeager
  • Interment

    Lincoln Cemetery
    Lincoln Way East
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Eugene (Gene) Starr

With deepest sympathy to the Dennis D. Welker family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I have wonderful memories of Dennis from our classmate years at Portico. Dennis loved life and he lived it to its fullest. In memories we find comfort, in time we find peace...
Gene Starr
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
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Maxine Wise

Sent with love and remembrance, Love, Eddie and Donna Thrush and Maxine and Christina Wise
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My sincere condolences to the family of Dennis D. Welker. May you be comforted by your thoughts and memories of your loved one and God’s promise to “wipe out every tear from people’s eyes” and “make death go away forever” (Revelation 21:4). With deepest sympathy.
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