Funeral Report-Dwight Lester Joseph Donberger

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Saint Mary Catholic Church in Mount Carmel to honor the life of Dwight Lester Joseph Donberger.  Father Robert Zwilling officiated the Mass assisted by Deacon Steve Lowe and Deacon Charlie Speaks.  Donna Lowe served as keyboardist and Douglas Hawf played the violin.  Saint Mary’s School Choir also sang during the Mass.  “Here I Am Lord”, was the opening hymn followed by the opening prayer. Dwight’s children, Tracy Borth, Travis Donberger and Elizabeth Donberger placed the Pall on the casket.  Josh Evans read the First Reading from the book of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Charles Trimble read the Second Reading from the Book of Romans 6:1-14 and Deacon Steve Lowe read the Gospel from the Book of Mathew 5:1-12a.  The Responsorial Psalm, “Shepard Me, O God” was sung by Mary Trimble. The presentation of the gifts along with special items that reflected Dwight’s life was brought forward by his grandchildren, Abigail, Luke and Daniel Borth, Lillian, Olivia and Caroline Donberger.  The presentation song was “Amazing Grace, My Chains are Gone”.  Donna played on keyboard accompanied by Doug on Violin.  “Fly Like A Bird” served as the communion hymn.  Vicky Sarg and Donna Martin served as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.  Travis Donberger shared one of Dwight’s favorite prayers, “Padre Pio Prayer”.  During the final commendation, Mary Trimble sang, “May the Angel’s Gather You to Heaven” and “I Am the Bread of Life” was the closing hymn.  Servers for the Mass were Olivia Trimble, Isaac Kieffer and Andrew Goldman.  Burial took place at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Josh Evans, Logan Crum, Cory Donberger, Jonas Trimble, Brad Winter and Terry Phegley.  Honorary Pallbearers were Bruce Borth, Fred Smith, Kevin Kieffer, Bob Winter, Randy Donberger, Steve Donberger, Damian Donberger, Patrick Donberger and Justin Spencer.  Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the Donberger family.