Marvin C. Kistler, 83, of Allentown, died Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Eleanor R. (Best) Kistler. The couple celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.
Born in Andreas, March 7, 1929, Marvin was the son of the late Oscar Kistler and Blanche (Kemmerer) Weirbach. He was the stepson of the late James Weirbach. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Marvin was employed at Mack Trucks Test Center for 30 years before retiring. He also was a former employee of Kuhns & Anthony Paving.
Active in the life of his community, Marvin was a member of the Antique Automotive Club of America, a life member of the Ontelaunee Rod & Gun Club and Wescosville Fire Co. A friend to all, his interests included hunting, fishing, antiquing and car collecting. Marvin was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs.
Survivors: In addition to his loving wife, Eleanor; daughter, Debra Eck of Pemberton, NJ; son, Rodney Kistler and his wife, Becky, of Kempton; grandchildren, Jennifer McNeely, Zachary Kistler; sister, Miriam Fry; predeceased by siblings, Allen Kistler, Dorothy Anthony, and, Katherine Bittner.
Services: Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville with the Rev. Thomas N. Thomas officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Union Church Cemetery, Neffs.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Union U.C.C. Memorial Fund and/or the International Myeloma Foundation both in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.