Fred W. Warfel

  • Died: May 13, 2018
  • Location: Conestoga, Pennsylvania

Porterfield-Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, Ltd.

890 Isabel Drive
James A. Porterfield, Supervisor
Lebanon, PA 17042
Tel. (717) 272-4634

Tribute & Message From The Family

Fred W. Warfel, 80, a lifetime resident of Conestoga passed away Sunday morning May 13, 2018 at home. Born in Conestoga on March 9, 1938 he was the son of the late Raymond S. and Mary Sangrey Warfel. Fred was the husband of Doris A. Stekervetz Warfel with who he married on July 27, 1963. They would have celebrated 55 years of marriage this coming July.

Fred graduated from Penn Manor, class of 1957. Fred served in the United States Navy from 1958 to 1962. Fred worked for New Holland Machine, now Case New Holland as a welder for over 37 years, retiring in 2001.

Fred's ultimate dedication was the service to others and the community through Conestoga Fire Company and Conestoga Ambulance. At age 15 he began volunteering with the fire company hauling water until he was old enough to fight fires. He served as Chief, Engineer and Financial Secretary during his commitment with 5-3 over the past 65 years. Fred loved being able to show and teach his grandsons about fire fighting.

Fred ran with and was the Conestoga Ambulance for over 48 years until 2016. When Fred wasn't working his full time job, he was available for every Conestoga Ambulance call. He was a CPR and First Aid instructor, donating his time to educate others. He also served the Willow Street Ambulance on weekends and New Holland Ambulance during work hours.

Fred loved spending time with his family. Vacationing as a family was very important to him. He loved being able to take his wife, daughter, son in law and grandsons on cruises, Walt Disney World and the Outer Banks.

Fred was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Fred will be deeply missed by his wife, Doris; his daughter, Dianna L., wife of Scott D. Good and grandsons, Derek K. and Ryan S. Good, all of Conestoga. Fred was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn and Calvin Warfel and sisters, Betty Herr and Beth Ann Warfel.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Fred's funeral service on May 18, 2018 at 10:30AM from the Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 151 Donerville Road, Lancaster, PA with Pastor Mike Sigman officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Thursday evening, May 17, 2018 from 6 to 8PM and on Friday from 9- 10:30AM.

Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Fred's memory to the Conestoga Fire Company, PO Box 53, Conestoga, PA 17516. For other information please call 717-872-1779 or to submit an online condolence visit


Condolence & Memory Journal

Not only family and friends but the Conestoga community will miss Fred.

Posted by Charlotte Hook - Lancaster, PA - Friend   May 17, 2018

My thoughts and prayers for Doris and family. Fred was a great man and will be missed. He even had taught me some things while running ambulance in conestoga that I will not forget. He has touched so many people.

Posted by Caitlin Reed - Conestoga, PA - Friend   May 16, 2018

My thoughts and prayers for Doris and family. Fred was a great man and will be missed. He even had taught me some things while running ambulance in conestoga that I will not forget.

Posted by Caitlin Reed - Conestoga, PA   May 16, 2018

Doris and all the family,
Sincere sympathy from the Lloyd Drybred family. Fred touched so many lives. I know he will be remembered fondly by all those who knew him.
Gladys Drybred

Posted by Gladys Drybred - mountville, PA - Acquaintance   May 16, 2018

Doris and family,
We are deeply sorry to hear of Fred's passing. His service to others and his love for you and your family is a true testimony of his heart. We will continue to keep you and your family in prayer for comfort during this most tender time.

Mary Anne and Charlie Morris

Posted by Charlie & Mary Anne Morris - Willow Street, PA - Acquaintance   May 15, 2018

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Fred will be missed greatly. The Warfel family is in our prayers. Dennis & Julie Stewart

Posted by Dennis Stewart - Conestoga, PA - Friend   May 15, 2018


Fred was a wonderful man who taught so many of us in EMS about compassion and that you never stop learning. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Elizabeth Mensch - Acquaintance   May 15, 2018

Wanted to say so sorry for the loss of your family member. He was a great man. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Allison Harshpadgett - Willow Street, PA - Coworker   May 14, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed by everyone.

Posted by Lynn & Randy Miles - Lancaster, PA - Family   May 14, 2018


To Doris and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family and all his friends. Conestoga will not be the same. Fred was such a fixture in the community for so many years.He did so much for the community over the years. He will be greatly missed.
Deepest Sympathy,
Stephanie Rice Cauler

Posted by Stephanie Rice Cauler - Millerville, PA - Acquaintance   May 14, 2018