Lester L. Witmer

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Lester L. Witmer


     Lester L. Witmer, 96, of Lancaster, went home to the Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Fairmount Homes. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Chester H. and Annetta Reese Witmer.  After the death of his mother in 1930, he was raised by Cornelius Graybill, wife Elsie and sister Hulda Graybill in Farmersville. Lester was married to Margaret Herr Witmer for 70 years prior to her death in 2018. He was a truck driver and was a member of the Teamsters.  Lester was a member of Carpenter Community Church, Talmage.

     He is survived by: children, Joyce E. (Gerald, Jr.) Thompson, Ephrata, James L. (Bonnie) Witmer, Cohutta, GA, Shirley M. (James) Landis, Grovetown, GA, Karen J. (Brad) Roeder, Bayfield, CO; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Benjamin, Chester, James, Albert, Catherine, and William.

     A graveside service will be held at Metzler Mennonite Cemetery, 515 W. Metzler Rd., Ephrata, on Wednesday, June 12th at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Carpenter Community Church, 378 Glenbrook Rd, Leola, PA 17540.

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