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Wilbur Keefer, Sr.

May 17, 1924 — January 7, 2021


LEWISBURG - Wilbur Lee Keefer, Sr., 96, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Lewisburg.

He was born on May 17, 1924 in Potts Grove and was the son of the late Albright and Florence (Bortz) Keefer.

Wilbur was a graduate of Potts Grove High School Class of 1942.

On 1945 Wilbur married the late Caroline Mae (Brown) and they celebrated 21 years of marriage together until her death on 1966.  On December 1, 1967 Wilbur married the late Wilma Mae (Cameron) and they celebrated 48 years of marriage together until her death on February 23, 2016.

He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Potts Grove and the Ramblers Club.  He worked for American Home Foods for over 50 years.  Wilbur was a skilled carpenter and always enjoyed walking, hunting, planting flowers and gardening.  He would be the first one out with his plow on wintery days and plow his church parking lot and other people’s driveways that were in need.  Wilbur also enjoyed traveling with his wife Wilma both nationally and internationally.

Wilbur is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Will and Jody Keefer, Jr. of Milton, one daughter and son-in-law; Virginia and Clarence “Pete” Gauger of New Columbia, 13 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, one sister; Edna Powell of Vestal, NY, one stepson and his wife; Donald and Caryl Moser of Watsontown, three step daughters and their husbands; Linda and Robert Yoder of Turbotville, Denise and George Till of New Baltimore, MI and Janice and John Castrignano of Selinsgrove.

In addition to his parents, first and second wife, Wilbur was preceded in death by one brother; Nelson Keefer.

A viewing will take place on Monday, January 11, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front Street, Milton followed by the funeral at 11:00 a.m.  with his sister-in-law Edith Noaker officiating.  Burial will take place privately following the service in Milton Cemetery.  All PA Dept. of Health COVID-19 guidelines will be followed and masks will be required. The funeral can be viewed online at 11:00 a.m. at the Dale Ranck’s Facebook page or at

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Monday, January 11, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care

125 N Front St, Milton, PA 17847

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