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Karl D. Senseman Jr.


Karl Daniel Senseman, Jr., 75, of Harrisburg, Pa., died suddenly at home, Thursday, April 2, 2020. The cause of death was a heart attack.

Karl was born in Elizabethtown, Pa., September 23, 1944 to Karl & Pearl (Osborne) Senseman. He is the beloved husband to Terry Bachmann.

A graduate of Middletown Area High School, Karl was a Navy veteran, serving on the USS Morton, involved in the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Karl was a volunteer fireman and paramedic with Liberty Fire Company, Middletown, Pa. He was retired from Rite Aid Corporation as Systems Architect. Family and friends will remember Karl for his quick wit, computer gadgets, poetry, and love for dance and music. Karl’s life-long passion was participatory dance: Contra, Square, English country, and Folk dancing. He attended many community dances and danced weekends throughout the area, and loved teaching new dancers. He was also an accomplished caller. Karl volunteered for nonprofit organizations like the Harrisburg Area Contra Dance Association and Susquehanna Folk Music Society.

In addition to his parents, Karl was preceded in death by his sister, Karen Fay Senseman of Highspire, Pa.

In addition to his wife, Karl is survived by brothers Wesley Senseman of Cleveland, Ohio, and Barry Senseman of Elizabethtown, Pa.

A celebration of life dance for friends and family will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Zimmerman-Auer Funeral Home in Harrisburg, PA.

Memorial contributions may be made in Karl’s memory to the charity of your choice.