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Peggy R. Koelsch, 82

March 25, 2019

Peggy R. Koelsch, 82, passed away at Brethren Village Retirement Community on Monday, March 25, 2019. She was born in Lancaster to the late E. Ruth Bair Houck, and grew up in New Holland.

Peggy’s husband of 60 years, George W. Koelsch, Jr., passed on December 20, 2016.

A graduate of New Holland High School, Class of 1954, Peggy attended St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing. She was the office manager and owner, with husband George, of Shoes ‘N Things in Lititz, and later worked as office manager for Jack Wolf Tree Service for 10 years.

Peggy and George were charter members of Highland Presbyterian Church, where she was very involved. She loved her Highland family and was active in Highland Clan Camping Club for decades. Peggy and George slept in all 50 states and RV’d to all continental states and all provinces of Canada.

Surviving Peggy are her three children, Dr. Patricia R. Stoudt, wife of Paul Stoudt of Bloomsburg; Charles D. Koelsch, husband of Dr. Jamie Koelsch of Lee’s Summit, MO; and James B. Koelsch, husband of Lisa Koelsch of Lititz; her daughter-in-law Deb Mohr Koelsch of Mount Joy; and her 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her mother and husband, Peggy was preceded in death by her son G. Richard Koelsch in 2017 and her brother James W. Houck.

A Celebration of Peggy’s life will take place 11 AM Thursday, March 28th, at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601, with The Rev. Dr. Roger R. Rabey officiating. Peggy’s family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM at the church, with private interment in Highland Presbyterian Memorial Garden. In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a memorial contribution to the Good Samaritan Fund at Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

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Condolences to the Family

April 01, 2019

I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. How well I remember your entire family. It was a pleasure to know your mother and father and shop at your mom’s store. I actually bought a table from her when she closed her shop. It was also a pleasure to teach you four Koelsch children (I believe I did, and I am seeing all of you in my mind’s eye!). Until reading the obituary, I didn’t know that your father and Rick had passed away. I am sending heartfelt condolences to all of you and hoping that sweet memories of family times will help to abate the grief you are now experiencing. 
Deann Buffington (formerly Showers), Warwick High German and English teacher

March 27, 2019

She was a very special lady.  Our families did so many things together, will always remember what great friends she and George were.
   Ruth Nederveld

March 26, 2019

Peggy was the greatest angel of God I have ever known
The Light of Christ shone through her every moment
So Glad she will be reunited with George now
Will never forget their “Travel Logs”
So very missed     Howard L McIntyre Jr.

March 26, 2019

My deepest condolences to the families of momma Peggy, her joy and humor will be greatly missed. Praise the Lord that she is in glory with her Savior Jesus.
Blessings through Christ, Eileen and Jay Olivo

March 25, 2019

Extending my condolences to the families of Peggy. “Momma” is in Our Heavenly Father’s presence now rejoicing with her husband and son. 
In Christ’s love, Carol Hunsinger

Visitation
Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Highland Presbyterian Church
500 E. Roseville Rd.
Lancaster, PA
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500 E. Roseville Rd.
Lancaster, PA
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