John Elam Petersheim
Elam Petersheim,78, of Paradise, PA, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on
Friday, October 3rd, 2014, surrounded by family, after battling Alzheimer's
disease for the past six years. Born in Leacock Township, he was the son of the
late Jacob Petersheim and Sallie Stoltzfus Petersheim Wagler and step-son of
the late Solomon Wagler. Elam was the loving husband of Alta Raber Petersheim, and
they celebrated their 19th anniversary this August. He loved his Bluegrass music
and special times with his grandchildren. He was a painter for 40 years, and he
also served in the United States Army in Korea from 1960-1962. Elam was a
member of the Worship Center in Lancaster.
in addition to his wife are: a daughter, Cynyth Petersheim wife of Chris
Muvilhill, Phoenixville; sons, Charles Petersheim, Eldred, NY, Steve Petersheim, Paradise; step-daughters,
Brenda Glinatsis, Nokomis, FL, Kristan wife of Chris Thostenson, Sarasota, FL;
step-son, Paul Keim, Sarasota, FL; ten grandchildren; five siblings, Mary
Smucker, Sarasota, FL, Amanda wife of Amos Lantz, Gap, Fannie wife of John
Fisher, Mountville, Andy husband of Betty Petersheim, Guatemala, Jake
Petersheim, Lancaster; brother-in-law, Amos husband of Rebecca Smoker,
Intercourse. Preceding him in death are his sister, Lydia Smoker and his
brother-in-law, Reuben Smucker.
and friends are respectfully invited to attend Elam's funeral service at the
Worship Center, 2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA, on Thursday, October 9th,
2014 at 11:00 a.m.
will be a viewing at the Furman Home for Funerals, 59 West Main Street,
Leola, PA, from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 and 10-11 a.m.
Thursday at the Worship Center.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Worship Center, Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or the Alzheimer's Association 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
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