Donald L. "Nip" Pelen

Loved spending time with his family.

Service times: Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

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Donald L. "Nip" Pelen, 72, formerly of 1035 Chestnut St., Columbia, PA passed away on January 22, 2019. Born in Columbia, PA on January 22, 1947, he was the son of the late John N. and Phyllis Shortlidge Pelen.

Nip retired from the Maintenance Department of the Housing Development Corporation after 35 years of service. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, the Red Rose Memorial Post #2435 VFW and the Susquehanna Fire Co. all in Columbia. He loved cooking, the beach, music, NASCAR and was an avid Dale Earnhart fan.

Surviving are 2 Daughters: Lyn wife of Brian Schreiner and Donielle Pelen both of Columbia, PA., 3 grandchildren: Jarrett Schreiner, Nicholas Schreiner and Kylee Keller, 1 great-grandchild: Ava Schreiner, 2 brothers: Robert "Buzz" husband of Frances Pelen of Columbia, PA and Thomas husband of the late Dawn Pelen of Millersville, PA and 1 sister: Sara wife of Orville Young of Marietta, PA. Also surviving are cousins, nieces and a nephew.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 4th & Cherry Streets, Columbia, PA on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00AM (VIEWING: 10:00AM – 11:00AM) with Rev. Fr. Stephen Kelley as Celebrant. Final Commendation and Farewell will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery.

The family requests that flowers be omitted. Memorial Contributions in Donald's memory may be made to Holy Trinity Catholic Church 409 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512 or to Our Lady of the Angel's School 404 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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