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Lorren A. Oppel

August 23, 1929 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 91)


Aug 23, 1929 – Nov 14, 2020

Lorren A. Oppel, 91, of Scotch Valley, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona, after a long battle with kidney and heart disease. He was born at home in McVeytown, son of the late Paul and Bernice (Gearhart) Oppel. He married Dolores J. O’Donnell in 1950. Surviving are his wife of 70 years; two daughters: Patricia A. Lambert and husband Richard in TX, and Laurie J. Oppel and husband Patrick Hurley in TN; five sons: Richard L. and wife Mary Jo of Danville, David P. and wife Deborah of Duncansville, George A. and wife Anita in DE, Steven J. and wife Allyson of Hollidaysburg, and Todd M. and wife Leann of Altoona; 51 grandchildren; and three sisters: Marietta Berkheimer, Carolyn Crissman, and Helen Smith.

Lorren retired from PJAX trucking after 44 years as a truck driver, and was a member of Juniata Valley Gospel Church. He enjoyed farming and raising animals, and he loved his family.

At Lorren’s request, there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Juniata Valley Gospel Church: 1301 Juniata Valley Rd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

The family would like to thank the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care Altoona, Garvey Manor, and the 8th floor staff at UPMC Altoona.

Cremation service by Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg.


Ecclesiastes 3 : 1-14

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:

2     a time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3     a time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
4     a time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5     a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
    a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6     a time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7     a time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8     a time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

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Private Services

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422 North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648

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