Keith A. Warmkessel, Sr., 51, of Laurys Station, died Monday, May 11, 2009 at the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
Born in Allentown on November 5, 1957, Keith was the son of Dorothy K. (Wisser) Warmkessel of Allentown and the late Curtis J. Warmkessel. He was employed as a lead man at East Penn Mfg. Co., Inc.(Deka) in Lyons for the last 10 years. Prior to that, he faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps. for 20 years with a rank of Staff Sergeant.
Survivors: Mother; sons, Keith A. Warmkessel, Jr. of Walnutport, Curtis W. Warmkessel of Laurys Station; daughter, Teresa A. Warmkessel of Wrightwood, California; brother, Ronald L. Hixson of Allentown; sisters, Judy A. Minnich of Long Pond, Diane S. Hinkle of Allentown, Terri A. George of Mohrsville; companion, Pat E. Jroski of Allentown; four grandchildren, Keith III, Amanda, Michael and Ozerin; predeceased by brothers, James C. Hixson and Curtis J. Warmkessel, Jr.
Services: Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2009 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Family and friends may call 7:00 - 8:30 -p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow the service at St. John's U.C.C. Cemetery, Laurys Station.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to POW / MIA Memorial Gifts c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.