WHITE DEER — Frederick N. “Skeeter” Benfer, 82, of White Deer, died Friday, March 15, 2019, at Watsontown Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born June 20, 1936, in Watsontown, he was the son of the late Francis E. and Helen E. (Yeager) Benfer.

He attended Watsontown High School before serving honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War. He retired from International Paper, Lewisburg,

He was a member of the Watsontown American Legion Post 323, Milton Moose Lodge 171, and the Watsontown Masonic Lodge 401 F&AM.

Surviving are his daughters, Kandy Gardner and her husband John, of Baltimore, Md. and Ruth Ann Benfer, of Springdale, Ohio; three grandsons, Jason Gardner, Nicholas Gardner and Riley Hinkley; one granddaughter, Mallory Hinkley; and one sister, Linda Danowsky of Milton. Many nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and nephews survive.

Preceding him in death besides his parents were his two brothers, Edward M. Benfer and Clarence Benfer; and three sisters, Nancy Ann Barnwell, Jane Mahoney and Sally Jordan; and one niece, Cindy Danowsky.

There will be a graveside service with full military honors held at 11 a.m. Monday in Watsontown Cemetery with the Rev. James H. Fladland, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Watsontown, officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc PC, 124 Main St., Watsontown.