Claude E. Gettle, 105, of Lebanon, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at the Hershey Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Ruth A. Achenbach Gettle.
Born in N. Lebanon Twp. on October 20, 1917, he was the son of the late Frank and Gertrude Bunderman Gettle.
He was a Civil Service employee for the U.S. Air Force working at the Olmstead Air Force Base. He then retired from Warner Robbins Air Force Base in GA, where he was the Project Manager for the Sidewinder Missile. He was a member of the N. Annville Bible Church. He had been an active member of the Izaac Walton League, where he had served as the Deputy Game Warden. He was also a member of the Old Men’s Hunting Club in Tioga County.
He is survived by his son Eric D. Gettle of Lebanon; daughter Claudia A. wife of Donald Wise, Sr., of Lebanon; grandchildren Donald (Yuberkis) Wise, Jr., Randall (Barbara) Wise, and Timothy (Elizabeth) Wise; and five great-grandchildren: Lauren, Caulen, Cayley, Hunter, and Amanda.
He was preceded in death by his brothers Jacob, George, Charles, Frank, and Elwood Gettle and his sisters Martha Wentzel and Esther Light.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 26, 2022, at the North Annville Bible Church, 4590 Hill Church Rd., Annville. There will be a viewing one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Kochenderfer’s Cemetery.