Dorothy K. Rittenhouse

07/12/1936 - 02/05/2024


Obituary For Dorothy K. Rittenhouse

Dorothy Katie Rittenhouse, 87, formerly of Millersburg, PA, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. She was born July 12, 1936, in Sunbury, PA, a daughter of the late Claude and Mary (Landis) Zerby.

Dottie graduated from Mahanoy Joint High School in 1954.

She was married for 26 years to the late Walter Rittenhouse who preceded her in death in November of 2017. They were married on October 6, 1991, in Lansdale, PA.

Dottie was employed as a data entry clerk, bank teller and was an accountant at a credit union. She saw her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren as her life’s greatest work. All of whom she adored.

She attended Zion’s Lutheran Church of Rife, Millersburg, PA.

Dottie enjoyed sewing, quilting, completing jigsaw puzzles, and was an avid reader. She also enjoyed going on family vacations.

Dottie will be remembered for her beautiful quilts, her contagious smile and always being willing to help people.

She is survived by one son; Glen E. Peifer (JoAnne) of Seabrook, SC; one daughter, Jacquelyn L. Wynn (Rudy) of Dornsife, PA as well as two grandchildren, Pjay Hunsberger of Herndon, PA and Cheyanne Peifer of Beaufort, SC along with seven great-grandchildren; Coltin, Morgan, Cameren, Skyla, Carter, Jacob, and Essau. Dottie is also survived by one brother; Claude Zerby (Mae) of Herndon and one sister in-law; Carol Zerby of Virginia Beach, VA. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Dottie was preceded in death by two brothers; Reynold Zerby and Dennis Zerby and one sister; Delores Adams.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside service to be held on Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 2:00 PM at David’s Community Bible Church Cemetery, 1072 PA-25, Millersburg, PA.

Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.


26 May

Graveside Service

02:00 PM

David's Community Bible Church 1072 PA-25 Millersburg, PA 17061 Get Directions »
by Obituary Assistant

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