Nancy Louise (Houck) Hertzler

Born: Thu., Oct. 18, 1951
Died: Wed., Aug. 16, 2017

Memorial Service

12:00 PM Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Location: Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory

Reception and Greeting of Guests

12:45 PM Tue., Aug. 22, 2017
Location: Stage & Studio Cafe


2:30 PM Tue., Aug. 22, 2017

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Nancy Louise (Houck) Hertzler

Very Family Oriented -

Nancy Louise (Houck) Hertzler, age 65, passed away at Holy Spirit Hospital on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.  Nancy was born on Thursday, October 18, 1951 in Allentown to the late Albert Houck and Marion (Himler) Houck.

Nancy’s survivors include her loving husband of 45 years, Eugene “Gene” Allen Hertzler; her two sons: Brian Hertzler and his wife, Sarah, of Iron Station, NC; Gregory Hertzler and his partner, Karen Lowery, and his children, Savannah and Jacob; her three siblings: Thomas Houck and his wife, Debbie; Charlene Mahoney-Houck and her partner, Peter Black; Paul Houck and his wife, Juanita; and several nieces and nephews.

Nancy graduated from Carlisle High School as part of the class of 1970.  She was an extremely family oriented woman who always thought of her family and their wellbeing.  Memories of Nancy will surely include her loving, patient and understanding nature all while holding the title as “the serious one” in her family.  As a wife, mother, and grandmother she was top notch.  Her passions included cooking and baking and she was known for the special occasion cakes that she skillfully prepared for those who ordered them.  Nancy was also the owner and craftsperson of “Lucky Bear” where she was known for so many crafts but especially for her tole painting which she did for over 20 years.

All are welcome to join Nancy’s family at her memorial service on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Myers - Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Funeral Celebrant George A. Spangler officiating.  Nancy’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of greeting of family and friends with food and fellowship at Stage & Studio Café immediately following the service.  Interment in Mt. Holly Springs Cemetery will follow the reception.  Cremation was private.

Contributions in celebration of Nancy’s life can be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

Nancy’s family has entrusted her care to Myers – Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Nancy’s full obituary, view her memorial video and portrait, and sign her official guest book at

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Jerry and Linda Lusk
   Posted Thu August 17, 2017
Dear Gene and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Only knew Nancy a little but from that I know she was a blessing to you and all that knew her.

   Posted Fri August 18, 2017
Even though time caused us to drift apart. Nancy, you will forever, have a special place in my heart. We opened our homes and hearts to one another, shared our lives with one another. The friendship and times we had remain as warm, fond memories that will be forever treasured. You will always and forever be my friend. With loving thoughts and memories, I wish your family comfort.

Glenn Baltz
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017


So sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Love Glenn and Gina and Denise and Mark and families

Denise & Mark Lelko
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Gene & families,
Sooo sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. What a shock! I'm sure she's in a better place now with no more pain or suffering. She's with her mom & dad once more too! Gene, if there's anything we can do, please don't hesitate! We love you! Take good care of everyone including yourself! Until we meet again, Denise & Mark xoxo

Dick and Sharon Buehler
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Dear Gene and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Nancy was such a sweet lady. Always smiling, and making everyone feel comfortable. We always enjoyed our times together, and you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
With Love,
Dick and Sharon

Henry Hassinger and family
   Posted Sat August 19, 2017
Dear Gene and family, we were very shocked in a way but have resolved ourselves to remembering that she no longer suffers as she was. It is very difficult to understand all that God has for us but we must believe he knows best. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a very wonderful person and woman and we are all better for knowing. Love and God be with you always but espescially now.
The Hassingers

Nathan Smith
   Posted Sun August 20, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss! I was lucky enough to meet her once during a family Thanksgiving dinner. She was such a warm and lovely woman who was a joy to be around! I am sure she will be missed dearly! My thoughts and prayers are with the family!

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