William “Bill” Albert Klinefelter, 82 of Landisville, entered peacefully into his eternal rest on Friday evening, December 21, 2018 at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Railroad, PA in 1936, son of the late Corliss L. and Amelia Beulah Houston Klinefelter. Bill was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church for 58 years where he was a choir member, Sunday School Teacher and served as a trustee. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1953-54 when he was Honorably Discharged due to illness. He was a member of the American Legion, Post #34. Bill retired from the meat industry in 2006 after a career that spanned 50 plus years as a store owner, meat cutter, meat manager, meat buyer, and specialist for area food service companies. He was active in the Hempfield Midget Sports Football Program, having coached for 8 years. Bill was very active in various Masonic organizations. He was raised to a Master Mason at Columbia Lodge F&AM #286 where he was a 53 year member. He was also a member of the Lancaster Lodge of Perfection, Council Chapter of Consistory Scottish Rite and Rajah Shrine, both of Reading. He was a Past Grand Tall Cedar of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Lancaster Forest #27. While serving in the Tall Cedars Supreme Forest he held numerous positions. He served as the Past Supreme Scribe, Deputy Supreme Provost Marshall, Deputy Supreme Chief Ranger, and Supreme Chief Ranger. He served as aide to the Supreme Tall Cedar for 3 years and in 2017, he was deeply honored to be the recipient of the Tall Cedar Broughton Award. Bill truly loved spending time with his family whether they were camping, fishing, or vacationing at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He was the loving husband of Jean I. Bortner Klinefelter, with whom he would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary today, December 24, 2018.
Surviving in addition to his wife, two daughters and a son: Fay C. Radziewicz, companion of Michael Vernon, Manheim; William E. Klinefelter, husband of Susan A. Klinefelter, Landisville; and Melissa J. Yoder, wife of Steven C. Yoder, Lancaster. Eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Also, three half-brothers. He was preceded in death by one infant son and a half-brother.
The Viewing will be held at the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Mountville on Friday, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with the Masonic Service to follow. Graveside Service and Burial will take place on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Jacob’s Stone UCC Cemetery, 5152 Stone Church Road, Glenville, PA with Full Military Honors. Following the burial, the Celebration of Life Service will be held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 100 West Main Street, Mountville, PA 17554 at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to: St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Women’s Fellowship. To send an online condolence, visit the condolence page.