Doris Rehrer

Doris M. Rehrer

Thursday, December 25th, 1924 - Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Doris M. Rehrer, 95, of Middletown, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Carolyn’s House, Hospice of Central PA, Harrisburg.
She was born on December 25, 1924 in Highspire and was the daughter of the late William J. and Martha (Brannen) Gallagher.
Doris was retired from the Middletown Area School District. She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown where she was involved in many activities. She was a resident at the Middletown Home where she also enjoyed all of the different group activities that they offered; of which bingo and dancing were her favorites. She loved to dance, spend time with her family and the McDonalds/Hersheypark groups. She was also a member of the Royalton Senior Citizens, Londonderry Senior Citizens, Highspire Alumni Association, former member of the Highspire Singers and former volunteer with Meals On Wheels, Middletown Thrift Shop, and Middletown Food Bank.
In addition to her parents, Doris was preceded in death by her loving husband, Ralph D. Rehrer Jr. and a sister, Jacqueline Gallagher Collins.
She is survived by her two children, David W. Rehrer and his wife Sue, Judy R. Potteiger and her husband Barry; two grandchildren, Nathan L. Potteiger and his wife Heather and Stacy Schmelzer; five great-grandchildren, Jane and Aria Potteiger and Bill, Mike, and Tom Schmelzer; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A tribute to her life will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Middletown with the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert officiating.
Viewing will be from 10:00 AM until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Middletown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church, 121 N. Spring St. Middletown PA 17057, the Middletown Home, 999 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown or to the Hospice of Central PA, Carolyn’s House, 1701 Linglestown Rd. Harrisburg PA 17110. Condolences may be sent online at
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 11:00am
    Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc.
    260 E. Main St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Dr. J. Richard Eckert
    Pastor Dan Gilbert
  • Interment

    Middletown Cemetery
    675 N. Spring St.
    Middletown, PA 17057
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John Crater

Posted at 07:00pm
Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. You don't know me, my name is John Crater. I spent my elementry through high school career in Middletown, From Feaser grade school to Grandview Jr. High to M.H.S. Our family also attended St. Peter's under the stewardship of Dr. Paul Clouser. My mother Jean was active in the church and the same age as your loved one. I am sure they knew each other. My mom passed in 2012 in Ogden, Utah. Again let me offer my condolences, I likely had a class, or more with her. May the Lord give you peace.

Deb and Jim Salinger

Posted at 07:18pm
Deb and Jim Salinger
We always saw Doris whenever she was babysitting the dogs. We would chat about Judy and Barry who were either on a fishing or hunting trip. She was such a joy to talk to and always had a smile and a wave for you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

Robbi Cook

Posted at 12:57pm
Judy, David & Family - my heart goes out to all of you during this difficult time. Aunt Doris was a wonderful person and I have fond memories of the family picnics, and visiting with her at the Middletown Home. I will miss her smile, laugh and hugs and kisses. She is no longer struggling with the evils of dementia and is free and reunited with your dad and her beloved sister Jackie.
Robbi Cook

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