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Melvin L. Habecker Sr.


Melvin Habecker Sr. 8-14

Melvin L. Habecker Sr., 73, formerly of Columbia, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Elizabethtown Personal Care Home where he had resided for the past two years.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Rufus and Carrie Buch Habecker.

Melvin worked over the years in maintenance for Donegal Cleaning, Elizabethtown College, Londonderry Township, Phoenix Packaging and spot welded for Todco Overhead Door Company. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and hunting. Cars were also a passion. Most importantly to Mel was spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mariam Habecker, brother Arnold Habecker and half-brother, Ken Kreider.

Surviving are his children, Darlene M., wife of Donald Altland, Brenda S., wife of George Bradley, Melvin L. Habecker Jr., and Charles B., husband of Lori Habecker; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters, Dolly Steiman, Ruth, Naomi, Renee and Joyce Habecker.

Arrangements by Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Columbia, Pa.