Hazel R. Gettle

Hazel R. Gettle, 96, formerly of Newville, passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle.

She was born on Sept. 25, 1924, in Carlisle, and was a daughter of the late Lester H. and Mary E. (Ott) Kutz and the widow of Elmer T. Gettle, who died on Aug. 24, 1996.

Hazel graduated from Newville High School in 1942, and attended Penn State College where she earned her milk testing certification. She and her late husband owned and operated their dairy farm in Penn Township for many years.

Hazel was a member of the Mount Rock United Methodist Church, Newville. 

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (husband, Larry) Wickard of Newville and Judy Darr of Carlisle; one son, David (wife, Lolonhi) Gettle of Newville; two brothers, C. Richard Kutz and Donald Kutz; two sisters, Dorothy Thumma and Esther Lienaweaver; seven grandchildren, Kevin Wickard, Kraig Wickard, Kristina Hahn, Jessica Glunt, Matthew Darr, Jeffrey Gettle and Shelly Gettle; and many great-great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Hazel was preceded in death by one brother, Nelson L. Kutz; and one sister, Vivian (Kutz) Harman.

A private family viewing will be held at Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, with private burial in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle, with Chaplain Linda M. Slusser as the officiant.

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