It is with great sadness that the family of Ralph Wayne Kreiser
announces that he went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday
March 9th, 2018, at the age of 80. Ralph will be lovingly remembered by
his wife, and best friend, of 62 years, Thelma Mann Kreiser, along with
his children David, husband of Mary Frances, James, husband of Kathryn,
and Lynn, wife of Michael McCowan. He will be fondly remembered by his 9
grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and his sister Gladys. Ralph was
predeceased by his parents, Ralph E. and Helen (Bolander) Kreiser, his
siblings Janet, Jean, Hilda, Audrey, Elmer, Edward, and Helen, as well
as his grandchild Jason.
Born April 20th, 1937, Ralph was a proud
native of Columbia, Pennsylvania. Following his retirement as a manager
for Armstrong World Industries, Ralph began his second career at the
Lancaster Office of Aging. He also worked as the Market Manager for the
Columbia Market House and as a tipstaff for the York County Court of
Common Pleas. Additionally, Ralph was a volunteer at the Columbia
Pregnancy Center and the Susquehanna Visitor's Center.
his teacher's heart, he loved teaching Sunday school and serving as the
president of the Official Church Board at Grace Evangelical
Congregational Church in Columbia. Following his move to Wrightsville,
and then to Mount Joy, Ralph became a member of Glossbrenner United
Methodist Church. Ralph enjoyed giving back to others as a vital,
contributing part of his community, where his love for the Lord radiated
to those he met. He was most proud of his family and will be dearly
missed by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at Glossbrenner United Methodist Church, 713
Church Street, Mount Joy, PA 17552 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00
AM; officiated by The Rev. Tim Anderman. Family and friends may view at
the church on Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to 10:45 A.M.
the family's request, kindly omit flowers. If desired, contributions in
Ralph's memory may be made to the Glossbrenner Church elevator fund at
the above address, or to the Columbia Pregnancy Center, 501 Walnut
Street, Columbia, PA 17512.
Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home Inc., 519 Walnut Street, Columbia, PA 17512.