Stephen W. Krichten
03/21/1919 - 04/01/2017

Stephen W. Krichten, 98, of New Oxford, entered into God’s eternal care on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Brethren Home Community in New Oxford. He was the husband of Ann E. “Betty” (Roth) Krichten who died May 30, 1962.  Born March 21, 1919 in McSherrystown, he was the son of the late William H. and Mary M. (Small) Krichten.  Steve was a retired mason. He was noted for his masonry talents and designed and built the McSherrystown Park Memorial. Steve served on the McSherrystown Borough Council for several years and was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown, the Hanover VFW, American Legion, New Oxford Social Club, McSherrystown Home Association and K of C. He proudly served in the Army during WW II, receiving the American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars. He enjoyed gardening, fishing/crabbing and spending time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren.  Surviving are nine children; Mary F. Krichten of McSherrystown, John W. Krichten and wife Eileen of New Oxford, Lewis E. Krichten of OR, Stephen J. Krichten of East Berlin, Susan E. Krichten of Hanover, George B. Krichten and wife Elise of Gettysburg, Raymond G. Krichten of Hanover, Alice K. Huff and husband Scott of New Oxford and Patricia A. Goodling and husband Ken of MD., eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by five siblings; Rita Harmon, Gladys Harmon, Barbara Ditzler, Edward Krichten and Elmer Krichten.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Annunciation Church in McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Avenue, McSherrystown, with prayers at 8 p.m.  Serving as pallbearers will be Alice and Scott Huff, Raymond and Eric Krichten, and Alex and Ken Goodling.  Contributions in memory of Steve may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Posted at:04/04/2017 3:03 pm
James Savage -
John, sorry to hear about your Father. You are in my thoughts and prayers Jim

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