Rev. David Kurtz Hertzler

David Kurtz Hertzler (age 99), son of the late David Mast and Katie Kurtz Hertzler, was called to his heavenly home on December 21 where we believe he was greeted with these long-awaited words, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." He is survived by five children: Donna Corbin (Finlay), Virginia Denlinger (Merle), Linda O'Connell (Mike), Charlene Atkins (John), John Hertzler (Rita), as well as seventeen grandchildren and thirty-five great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Peachey Hertzler and one grandson, Jonathan Atkins.

Following his attendance at Bob Jones University, he pastored several churches: Paden City Baptist Church in Paden City, W.Va.; Mountain View Chapel in Douglasville, Pa.; and Calvary Bible Church in Centre Hall, Pa. During his thirty years at Calvary Bible Church, he was instrumental in establishing Centre County Christian Academy in Bellefonte, Pa. Following his retirement, he and his wife Ruth served as short-term missionaries in New Zealand; Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and Regeneration Reservation in Arizona. In addition, he served as Seniors Pastor and Keenagers Director at High Point Baptist Church in Geigertown, Pa. While living at Garden Spot Village, he continued his ministry to others.

In the Apostle Paul's words in II Timothy, he has fought a good fight, finished his course, kept the faith, and will receive a crown of righteousness which his Lord has promised to those who love him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2 PM from the Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 South Kinzer Ave., New Holland, Pa., with Pastor Aaron Denlinger officiating. A private interment will be held at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Elverson, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made in the memory of Rev. Hertzler to the Centre County Christian Academy, 100 Hertzler Drive, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823.

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

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When I heard, I had to think of them all being together again. What a reunion that must have been ! He was special and I will always remember his smile.

~ Lois Sarvis
12/27/2019 2:06:54 PM

one of my fav people to serve at Garden Spot Village!! We will miss his smile that he brought everyday no matter if it was raining outside or the best day of his life. Prayers at the lunch table before eating will never be the same again!! Can’t wait to see him again someday!

~ Ashley Nolt
12/26/2019 8:56:48 PM

Dear Donna, Ginny, Linda, Char and John: You are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort and great memories of your wonderful Dad. What a blessing he was to me, Elaine and Darrell, especially when he came to AZ to give a memorial message at our Dad's service. Aunt Kathryn also was with us then. Now they both entered heaven so close together. Love you, Carole

~ Carole Hertzler Phoenix, AZ
12/25/2019 6:11:53 PM

In Sympathy, Our Sincerest Condolences and Prayers at this moment of bereavement in your family's Life! May Your Father Rest In Peace with God.

~ John G. O'Connell, III Taylors, South Carolina
12/25/2019 2:00:48 AM

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