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Pastor Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter, 71, closed his eyes at last in this broken world and opened them again in his eternal home by receiving his promise of eternal life from his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 17, 2019.

A funeral was held on Tuesday, April 23, at Grace Fellowship Church in Juniata, Altoona. Pastor Mark E. Lingenfelter officiated.

Interment was made in Alto-Reste Park.

Military honors were provided by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.

His desire was to help people live Jesus centered lives and to finish the race set out before him by God with faithfulness, leaving a legacy of a loving and growing ministry.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1947, in McKee, the son of the late Charles and C. Pearl (Shaw) Lingenfelter.

Rodney was currently serving as pastor of the Grace Fellowship Church in Juniata, Altoona.

He was twice married. First, he married Mary Elizabeth Diehl on Aug. 23, 1969. She passed away in 2003. He then married Janet Kluk on Aug. 26, 2006.

He is survived by his wife; four children: Pastor Mark E. Lingenfelter (Angie), pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Leamersville; Michelle E. Mauk (Craig); Corrie Lingenfelter; and Spencer Lingenfelter; five grandchildren: Hannah, Elijah and Faith Lingenfelter, Lincoln Mauk and Janessa Lingenfelter; two stepchildren: Renae Kluk Kiehl (Kraig) and John Kluk; and a sister, Barbara Brumbaugh (Pete).

He was preceded in death by granddaughter Mia Grace Mauk and a brother, Wesley Lingenfelter.

Rodney was a 1965 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, and a 1969 graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon.

He was a United States Army veteran during the Vietnam War, stationed at Ft. Meade.

Rodney worked for Windless in Altoona as a controller for 25 years while in various leadership roles at Grace Fellowship in Leamersville. He served as pastor at Johnstown Grace Brethren Church for seven years then Grace Fellowship Church in Juniata, Altoona, for 19 years.

He faithfully served in various leadership roles in the West Penn District, including Camp Mantowagan from its beginning in 1975.

Arrangements by the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., http://www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring.


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