On August 4, 2019, Marjorie Kinzer was met at the Rainbow Bridge by every dog she has ever loved. Leading the pack were her beloved Grand-dogs Reba and Buddy. And yes, her husband Glenn met her as well as he preceded her to Paradise on December 17, 2006.
Born on May 30, 1928 in East Waterford PA, she was the daughter of the late E. Claire and Gladys Deihl. She was preceded in death by her sister Barbie and brother-in-law "Druckie" Druckenmiller, her brother Joe, and sister-in-law Ruthie Deihl, and brother-in-law Catty Carstetter.
She will be dearly missed by her son, Michael and his wife, Lisa Kinzer, her daughters, Michelle and her husband Bill Earnest, and Melissa and her husband John Mannino. Additionally she leaves behind grandchildren Sunnie and husband Tiago Rocha, Daniel Wilson, Evan Kinzer-Howell, Matthew Kinzer, and Michael Kinzer, Jr., great grandchildren Gavin Mapes, and Jayden Rocha. Also surviving are her sister, Carrie-Lou Carstetter and several nieces and nephews. And of course her beloved kitties, Mamma and Baby.
She was a wonderful wife, mother and mammaw and loved spending time with family especially at Kinzer's Kozy Kabin in Poe Valley where she and Glenn built Paradise out of 3 old row houses from Victory Lane. She will join Glenn there to be together forever in Poe Valley.
She retired from Deihl's Flower Shop in 1990 and spent her Golden Years between Treasure Island, Florida and Poe Valley. She loved traveling around Treasure Island with Glenn and Carrie-Lou and Catty. Stopping for grouper sandwiches at Dockside Dave's, Mussels at Carrabas and $1 margaritas at Cody's. OK, she got those for Glenn because even though they were pretty and looked yummy, she would shiver from head to toe when she sipped one. At Poe, she loved being close to nature, videoing the bears or woodpeckers at the cabin or sitting around the camp fire and just hanging out with her camp kids, Carrie Gardner, Mark and Tracy Hanlon and Kathy and Doc Dougherty.
She had a wicked sense of humor and was always ready to surprise you with a bawdy comment or silly joke. She always had a twinkle in her eye, an evil giggle and spent the last few years glued to MSNBC waiting for 45 to get his due.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the many Caregivers that have help Marge through this difficult time. Amy Davis from Geisinger@home, Brooke, Karen and Tosha from AseraCare, Taylor Myers, and the wonderful staff at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation, especially Rhonda, Michelle, and Angelina. A couple of special thank you's to her roommate Margaret for keeping an eye out for her and her neighbor Sam for keeping her lawn looking so nice.
A celebration of her life will be held at a later date at Kinzer's Kozy Kabin in Poe Valley.
Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan Street, Lewistown, is in charge of arrangements.
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