Rodney Dale Bieber, of Saxton, formerly of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was received in the arms of his loving Lord and Savior on December 14, 2015. Born in Ephrata he was the son of the late Robert and Thelma Trupe Bieber. Rodney was the husband of Marianne Burkholder with whom he celebrated seven years of marriage.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five children: Elisa, wife of Michael Battle, Lancaster; Eric Bieber, husband of Bridget Gillespie, Willow Street; Greta, wife of Kevin Shelly, Lancaster; Stephanie, wife of Thomas C. Millhouse, Lancaster; P. Matthew, husband of Nhung Nguyen, Thailand; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Robert J., wife of Terry Gayon, Prince Frederick, Maryland; Kurt, husband of Lisa Johnson, Lititz. He was preceded in death by one great-grandson.
His life was dedicated to the service of his Lord through Operation CareLift, n/k/a Global Aid Network (GAiN); Campus Crusade for Christ; and Josh McDowell ministries.
Having formerly been involved in printing much of his life he was the owner of Forry & Hacker, Inc.
Some of his past hobbies included creating things, flying airplanes, building numerous cars, motorcycles, and boats. He had enjoyed racing cars and motorcycles. But now most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with family.
Rodney was a member of Safe Harbor House of Healing in Saxton. Formerly he was a member of Living Hope Community Church, 2823 Columbia Avenue, Lancaster, where a celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 19, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to GAiN, 1506 Quarry Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552 to help continue the vision for this facility, which he was instrumental in establishing, doing God’s work around the world.
I just found out that Dale passed away. I am so sorry I missed his memorial service. My heart goes out to all his family and friends. Forry & Hacker was my first employer in printing and I am forever grateful for the opportunity Dale gave me. I made life long friends there and enjoyed seeing Dale’s love of his family and faith. He was a very special person and I will always admire his dedication and giving to others. He will be missed in the present, but will be in our hearts forever.
My heart goes out to family and friends at the loss of our dear brother in the Lord. What an awesome man of God that has left the fingerprints of God here on earth.
We rejoice that Dale is in the presence of our mighty and gracious God…he has beat us to the finish line and we will rejoice with him for all eternity-praise God for Dale!
Paul and the Artale family
So very sorry that Dale is no longer here with us—- but rest assured that his works here on earth have left a legacy for you to treasure!
You are in our prayers.
Anthi and Jeff Glass and family
I am so very sorry. I feel so bad for you. I can only imagine the past seven years were the best years of your life. I have another commitment on Saturday but hope to make an appearance. It would be so great to see you. You have my love, support and prayers. It’s hard but you are a strong person. Keep the faith. Love you. I lost my Mother (95) in August and her companion died 3 weeks after her.