Celebration of the Life of William S Rumpf

Saturday, March 12

Bill was one of Cerwin’s chapel construction helpers for many years. He also volunteered before Cerwin was Director of Chapel Construction.

Rumpf Memorial (1)This church is located in Huntington Valley, Pennsylvania.

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Rumpf Memorial (4)Table of memories

Rumpf Memorial (5)The American Legion presented a short honor to Bill.

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Rumpf Memorial (7)Pastor Bill Covelens

Rumpf Memorial (8)Hymn #493

He apparently liked singing every verse, because “all four verses” was emphasized when the songs were announced. 🙂

Rumpf Memorial (9)Scripture reading by Evelyn – a great-granddaughter. Her dad Pinky stood by her.

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Rumpf Memorial (11)Reflections and Memories were opened by this granddaughter Katherine.

Many of the memories shared were funny – which tells you something about him.

Rumpf Memorial (12)We stayed for a delicious lunch.

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Rumpf Memorial (22)Les Habbershon (retired Director of Chapel Construction), Cerwin (current Director of Chapel Construction), and Ted McCoy (retired construction volunteer) with a picture of Bill. We also had Ted’s wife, Thelma, along as well as Inge from TFC’s International Office.

Rumpf Memorial (23)Bill: July 11, 1925 – February 22, 2016

He was a skilled and fun construction volunteer.

From his obituary: After his retirement from a career as a mechanical engineer he dedicated his time and service to various organizations including, the Delaware Valley Veterans’ Home, Send International and Transport for Christ.

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Rumpf Memorial (25)Thank you to the family for planning a celebration service that truly honored Bill and for the delicious lunch.

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I went through my digital scrapbook for pictures of Bill. These are from 2006, 2007, and 2008:

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06 (7)Bill and Ted

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06 (9)Bill and Cerwin doing chapel repair on the chapel near Buffalo, New York.

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07 a (1)Our grandson Hezekiah and Bill doing some early work on the Quebec chapel.

07 a (2)Ted, Hezekiah, and Bill. This was probably the time that Heze spent a summer with us. His family lives in Maine. It was a memorable time, and if you check my entry earlier today, you will see that today is his birthday – his 21st birthday. He is now a big rig mechanic.

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08Thank you Bill for the help and great memories.

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