MIFFLINBURG – John Nelson “Red” Reamer, Sr., 85, of 10 N. 10th St., since 2003, entered into rest at 5:42 a.m., Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at Rolling Hills Manor, Millmont. He and his wife lived in Merritt Island, Florida, for 18 winters.
He was born December 2, 1930, in Lewisburg, a son of the late John M. and Katie (Wolfe) Reamer. On January 2, 1984, in Merritt Island, he married the former Carol Mae George, who preceded him in death June 29, 2014.
John was stationed in Germany and served as a medic in the Army during the Korean War from February 5, 1952 until his honorable discharge January 7, 1954.
He was a member of the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church, where he served on the Staff Pastor Parish Relations Committee, and assisted with the Thanksgiving dinners and Easter egg projects.
John was employed as a machinist at TRW, Danville, for 31 years.
He was a member of the Danville Moose, area Veterans of Foreign Wars, Riverside Fire Company, and the 06 Rod and Gun Club, Blackwell.
John enjoyed gardening, crafts, macramé chairs, playing cards, traveling on bus trips, and camping with his wife at Hidden Valley Camp Ground, Mifflinburg, for 34 years.
Surviving are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Cathleen Reamer of York, Roxanne and Guy Kremser of Catawissa, Linda and Ed Bender of York, and Joyce and Randy Keister of Riverside; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John, Jr. and Cathy Reamer of Riverside, and Daniel Reamer of Danville; three step-daughters and step-sons-in-law, Janice and Montana Schlegel of Millmont, Louise and Warren Styers of Mifflinburg, and Dawn and Ronald Randler of Danville; 9 grandchildren, Nicky, Kim, Shane, Bryan, Stacy, Lydia, Kiley, Eddie, and Blair; 4 step-grandchildren, Jennifer, Kyle, Brooke, and Torie; 10 great grandchildren; and two step-great grandchildren; and 3 brothers, Luther Reamer of Millersburg, Lee Reamer of Aaronsburg, and Arthur Reamer of Muncy.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Elwood and Francis Reamer; and 3 sisters, Charlotte Styers, Anna Schreck, and Dorothy Richard.
A memorial service to celebrate John’s life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church, 279 Market St., Mifflinburg, with Rev. Elizabeth Taylor, officiating.
A time of fellowship with light refreshments with the family will immediately follow the service in the church Family Life Center.
Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Catawissa.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Mifflinburg United Methodist Church, 279 Market St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844.