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January 16, 1934 – May 24, 2018

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Donald Fogelsanger
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Obituary for Donald Fogelsanger

Donald Herbert Fogelsanger, 84, of Chambersburg, PA, went to be with his heavenly Father on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Born January 16, 1934, he was a son of the late Reuben and Martha Hartman Fogelsanger.

Don was a 1951 graduate of Shippensburg High School. He continued his education at Elizabethtown College, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, graduating in 1955. Don then attended Bethany Theological Seminary and earned his Master’s degree in Divinity, graduating in 1959. He served 50 years in the ministry leading congregations of the Churches of the Brethren in Altoona, PA; Lebanon, PA; Harrisonburg, VA; and Chambersburg, PA. After his retirement, he served as Interim Pastor in the Church of the Brethren Churches in Greencastle and Shippensburg. Don was also a past President of the Brethren Home Board, served on the Camp Eder Board, and was the Moderator of the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren Southern District. Don volunteered with different organizations such as the Chambersburg Hospital as Chaplain, Habitat for Humanity, the Exchange Club, Isaac Walton League, Shenandoah Valley Horseman Association, and Valley Heritage Farm Co-Op. He served as President of the Brethren Ministerial Association, as Pastoral Counselor for Home and Family Life Commission for the district, and as Chairman of Church Extension Commission and was a member of the Old Chimney Camp. He also volunteered in Disaster Relief, as a Youth Camp counselor, and as a District Youth Counselor. Don established a Service Scholarship at Elizabethtown College. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, as well as a great joke and story teller. Don dedicated his life to serving the Lord and he loved people. He lived by the motto, “To Give is to Live.”

He is survived by his wife of 6 years, Betty Mangle Fogelsanger; his children, Debbie Shilling (husband Stan) of Chambersburg, Cheri Hamilton (husband Gregg) of Chambersburg, and Kim Crowley, (husband Jim) of Cambridge, MD; 6 grandchildren, Bradley Shilling (fiancé Kelley), Jonathan Shilling (wife Valerie), Simon Egan (wife Shannon), Christina Crowley, Samantha Crowley, and Amy Crowley; four step-children, Michael Cramer (Deborah), Loretta Clugh, Stephen Cramer (Sharon), Gary Cramer (fiancé Robin Mull); six step-grandchildren, seven step-great grandchildren, and brother, Jay Fogelsanger, of Hanover, PA. In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie Kann Fogelsanger; and his siblings, Millie Long, Robert Fogelsanger, and Kenneth Fogelsanger.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 PM on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Chambersburg Church of the Brethren, 260 S 4th St., Chambersburg, PA. Pastor Joel Nogle will officiate. Private interment will be held in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg. The family will receive friends at the Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA, on Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6 - 9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Fund at Chambersburg Church of the Brethren, 260 S 4th St. Chambersburg, PA, 17201 or to the Friendship Fund at Shippensburg Church of the Brethren, 253 E Garfield St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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When Friday, June 1st, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home
333 Falling Spring Rd.
Chambersburg, PA 17202
Location Information
Just off I-81, exit 16, 1/4 East of I-81 on Rt. 30; turn on Falling Spring Rd.; funeral home is on the left after 1/4 Miles.

Service Information

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 1:30pm
Pastor Joel Nogle
Chambersburg Church of the Brethren
260 S 4th Street
Chambersburg, PA

Interment Information

Spring Hill Cemetery
Morris Street
Shippensburg, PA 17257