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J. Nelson Wengert

J. Nelson Wengert

Friday, September 24th, 1937 - Thursday, February 20th, 2020
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Obituary

J. Nelson Wengert, 82, of Harrisonburg, VA and formerly of Chambersburg, passed away Wednesday morning, February 20, 2020 at his home. Born September 24, 1937 in Chambersburg, he was a son of the late Paul A. and Rhoda W. Musser Wengert. A graduate of Chambersburg Area Senior High School, Nelson was a life-long farmer and with his wife owned and operated JeNel Acres Farm. He was a member of the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren where he was active with missions and with disaster relief work. He was also involved with outdoor ministry and had served on the Board at Camp Eder. He was a member of the Dairy Co-Op, the Pennsylvania Farmer’s Association, and served on the Board at Agway.

He is survived by his wife, Jean Angle Wengert, whom he married August 3, 1957; his daughter, Christine Wingard (Charles) Harrisonburg, VA; two sons, Greg Wengert (Kory) of Shippensburg and Eric Wengert (Pam) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; six grandchildren, Alexandra Smolnik (Dan), Benjamin Wengert, Zachary Wengert, Ashley Fernandez (Ricardo), Sarah Wingard, and Andrew Wingard; four great-grandchildren, Daniel, Elizabeth, Maximiliano, and Valiant; two sisters, Mary Alleman (Paul) of Chambersburg and Helen Glick (Daniel) of Ohio; and his brother, Dr. Paul Wengert, Jr. (Elaine) of Mechanicsburg.

A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA. A private graveside service will be held at 9:00 AM Monday, February 24, 2020 at Air Hill Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life service to be held at 11:00 AM on Monday at Chambersburg Church of the Brethren, 260 South Fourth Street, Chambersburg, PA. A meal will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Brethren Disaster Ministries in care of the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Sunday, February 23rd, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
    Address
    333 Falling Spring Rd.
    CHAMBERSBURG 17202
  • Service

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Chambersburg Church of the Brethren
    Address
    260 S. Fourth St.
    CHAMBERSBURG
  • Interment

    Location
    Air Hill Cemetery
    Address
    7041 Cumberland Highway
    Chambersburg, PA 17202
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    A private graveside service will be held at 9:00 AM Monday, February 24, 2020 at Air Hill Cemetery.

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Chip and Brenda Naramore

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Eric and family, our prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Chip and Brenda Naramore
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