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Donald E. Kerling

April 14, 1937 — April 29, 2019

Donald E. Kerling, 82, of Exeter Township, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2019, in his home. Born in Reading, PA, he was the son of the late Earl S. and Mary S. (Koller) Kerling. Donald was a painter and paperhanger and then was a truck driver for Lentz Milling Company for 30 years. Donald is survived by two sons: Frederick C. Kerling husband of Vicki, Laureldale and their children Fred Kerling, II and Samantha Lins and Donald E. Kerling, Jr., Spring Twp. and his children Donnie Kerling, III, Kristin Goerner and Taylor Kerling; one daughter: Ginger K. Thomas, Bernville and her son John "JT" Thomas, II, three great grandchildren; three sisters: Carol Welker widow of Richard Welker, Shillington, Marietta wife of Bill Young, Sinking Spring and Karen wife of Bill Conrad, Sinking Spring. He was predeceased by his brother Larry Kerling. He is also survived by his companion Henrietta VanCoeur and his walking buddy Rocky. Visitation with family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm with services beginning at 7:00 pm in Lutz Funeral Home, Inc., 2100 Perkiomen Avenue, Reading. Interment is private. Dress Casual. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Animal Rescue League 58 Kennel Rd. Birdsboro, 19508. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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