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Susan Newswanger
B: 1959-05-07
D: 2018-01-21
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Newswanger, Susan
Keith Benton
B: 1949-04-22
D: 2018-01-19
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Benton, Keith
Phyllis Trimby
B: 1930-01-23
D: 2018-01-01
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Trimby, Phyllis
Jean Ludwig
B: 1952-12-08
D: 2017-12-29
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Ludwig, Jean
Daniel Stoltzfus
B: 1927-01-28
D: 2017-12-02
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Stoltzfus, Daniel
Douglas Boysel
B: 1963-05-17
D: 2017-11-30
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Boysel, Douglas
Betty Storb Gaston
B: 1929-07-14
D: 2017-11-29
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Storb Gaston, Betty
John Ingham
B: 1931-06-18
D: 2017-11-17
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Ingham, John
Grace Witmer
B: 1926-04-10
D: 2017-11-09
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Witmer, Grace
Rudolph Leitgeb
B: 1936-03-27
D: 2017-11-05
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Leitgeb, Rudolph
William Becker
B: 1955-04-03
D: 2017-10-20
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Becker, William
Mary Bennett
B: 1921-05-12
D: 2017-10-08
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Bennett, Mary
Charlotte Moore
B: 1928-11-10
D: 2017-10-01
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Moore, Charlotte
Stacy Knier
B: 1971-11-18
D: 2017-09-30
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Knier, Stacy
Reynold Ovensen
B: 1929-12-24
D: 2017-08-23
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Ovensen, Reynold
William McGinnis
B: 1946-07-11
D: 2017-08-07
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McGinnis, William
Thomas Frybarger
B: 1957-11-18
D: 2017-08-03
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Frybarger, Thomas
Norman Acuff
B: 1936-06-03
D: 2017-07-31
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Acuff, Norman
William Belig
B: 1935-07-08
D: 2017-06-22
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Belig, William
Donald Lee
B: 1949-05-02
D: 2017-06-22
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Lee, Donald
Frances Jacobs
B: 1935-01-02
D: 2017-06-06
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Jacobs, Frances

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Loren Bender, Licensed Director
Email: lbender@beckfuneral.com

Loren Bender has been affiliated with the funeral home since 1999. A native of Belleville, PA, he graduated from the Belleville Mennonite High School. He then received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Eastern Mennonite University and a diploma in Funeral Service from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. He received his funeral director's license in 1989 following his internship at the Heffner Funeral Home of York.

He has completed the requirements to be a Certified Preplanning Consultant.  This requires him to complete continuing education on a regular basis in addition to that required to maintain his Funeral Director License.  

Professionally, he is a member of the Lancaster County Funeral Director's Association, the Pennsylvania Funeral Director's Association, and the National Funeral Director's Association. He completed the course in sterile eye enucleation in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Anatomy at Wills Eye Hospital to assist those who choose to be organ donors. He also is a licensed life insurance agent in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania so he may assist those interested in funeral preplanning.

He is a member of James Street Mennonite Church and has been a past board member of Upward Call Counseling Service in New Holland.

Loren is married to Judy (King) Bender, an Oncology Nurse at the Ephrata Cancer Center. They reside in New Holland with their two children, Jonathan and Christy.

Sven Miller, Licensed Director
Email: smiller@beckfuneral.com

Sven Miller was born in Lowville, NY in 1964. He graduated from Lowville Central School in 1982, attended Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA and graduated from Simmons School of Funeral Service, Syracuse, NY in 1984. He worked at the Donald F. Virkler Funeral Home, Lowville, NY for 10 years as a licensed director and owned the funeral home for the last 4 of those 10 years. In 1996 he graduated from Hesston College with a degree in Pastoral Ministry and served as pastor of the Pinto Mennonite Church from 1996 until 1999 when he began working at the Groff-High-Eckenroth Funeral Home. Sven is married to Laurel Miller from Union City, PA and they have 2 children, Andee, born in 1990, and Joel, born in 1991. They attend Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, PA. As a family they enjoy camping, visiting family, and most recently motorcycling.

Randy Stotlzfus
Email: rstoltzfus@beckfuneral.com

Randy spent the past 13 years working at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home and joined Beck Funeral Home in October of 2017.  He is graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School, received his B.S.B.A. from Geneva College, in Beaver Falls, PA, and his Diploma in Funeral Service from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.  He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, The Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and the Lancaster County Funeral Directors Association.  Randy and his family attend Grace Community Church in Willow Street.  His interests include hunting, fishing, golf and attending his son’s sporting events.  For the past number of years he has enjoyed traveling to Lake Kipawa in Quebec with his family for a week of fishing and relaxation.  He has been married 31 years to Melanie Barge Stoltzfus and they have three sons, Clarke and Grant, who are students at Juniata College, and Bradley who is a student at Conestoga Valley High School.

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