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Donna I. Kachel

January 3, 1939 — November 24, 2019

Donna I. Kachel, 80, of Lititz, in the presence of her children, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Arthur G. II and Leah G. (Shull) Mellinger. Donna was the loving wife of the late Theodore D. Kachel who passed away in 2013. She was a dedicated homemaker and faithful attender of Grace Church of Lititz, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, greeter, and volunteer in various positions at the church. Donna was a proud graduate of Lancaster School of the Bible. She was also involved in Good News Clubs through Child Evangelism Fellowship, Release Time at the Warwick School District, and volunteering at Lititz Christian School and the Water Street Rescue Mission. Donna had a servant’s heart and would visit various church members and friends in time of need.

Surviving are four children: David B. husband of Cindy (Ruhl) Kachel, of Lititz, Daniel P. husband of Tresse (Bailey) Kachel, of York, Theodore D. Jr. husband of Elizabeth (Charles) Kachel, of Ephrata, Karen wife of Lawrence Bennett, of Pequea; fourteen grandchildren; two brothers, Arthur G. III husband of Barbara (Baer) Mellinger, James S. husband of Karen (Haldy) Mellinger, both of Lancaster, and a sister, Mary wife of Jim Eyrich, of Womelsdorf. Preceding her in death is a sister, Virginia L. Corbin and a brother-in-law, Robert Corbin.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Donna’s memorial service at Grace Church of Lititz, 501 West Lincoln Ave, Lititz, on Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM. There will be a time of visitation following the service. Those desiring may send contributions in Donna’s memory to Camp Conquest, 480 Forest Rd, Denver, PA 17517. Interment is at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren Cemetery.
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