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112 West King Street
P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
Fax: 717-532-8471
R. Paul Tosten

R. Paul Tosten

Thursday, December 3rd, 1925 - Sunday, December 16th, 2018
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R. Paul Tosten, 93, of Shippensburg, passed away Sunday, December 16, 2018 in Elmcroft.

He was born December 3, 1925 in Bloserville, PA. Paul was a son of the late Russell W. and Maude Halter Tosten.

He was a dairy farmer all his life on the Ridge Road from 1947-1991. Paul also worked part-time in the orchards trimming trees in his early years. Retiring from full-time farming in 1991, he enjoyed working on his smaller farm, raising corn, grain and hay for his beef cattle. Paul also enjoyed mowing grass on his John Deere and working in the garden. He was a member of the Ridge Church of the Brethren and their Willing Workers Sunday School Class.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Maryetta N. McMullen Tosten whom he married January 19, 1946 and passed away on June 12, 2018. He also was preceded in death by two sons-in- law, Richard Johnson and Edward Leab, one sister, Vada Hile and two brothers, Ray and Harry Tosten.

Paul is survived by two sons, Donald R. (Linda) Tosten and Roger P. (Jackie) Tosten, two daughters, Linda Johnson and Tammy (Gerald) Johnson, two brothers, Wilbur and Clarence Tosten, ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. in the Ridge Church of the Brethren with The Rev. Matthew Tosten and The Rev. Leon Davis officiating. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery. A viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Shippensburg and one hour prior to the services at church on Friday.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Ridge Church of the Brethren, 1095 Ridge Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
    112 West King St.
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  • Second Visitation

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
    Ridge Church of the Brethren
    1095 Ridge Road
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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  • Service

    Friday, December 21st, 2018 | 11:00am
    Friday, December 21st, 2018 11:00am
    Ridge Church of the Brethren
    1095 Ridge Road
    shippensburg, PA 17257
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    Pastor Matthew Tosten
    Rev. Leon Davis
  • Interment

    Ridge Cemetery
    1095 Ridge Road
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Judy Bard Eichelberger

Posted at 02:55pm
My condolences to the Tosten family, especially Don and Linda. So many family members lost in the past couple of years. I feel for you. May God provide a measure of comfort as you mourn this loss.

Nancy J Dyarman

Posted at 07:20am
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. God will give you the strength to face each day.

Ronald & Susan Wagaman Kling

Posted at 08:48am
Our deepest sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Randolph Hays family

Posted at 03:34pm
Our deepest condolences on the passing of Paul.

Keith and Sue Chamberlin

Posted at 12:04pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God richly bless you all and bring comfort and peace that only he can. Keith and Sue Chamberlin

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