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Pastor Craig E. Arentz

Pastor Craig E. Arentz

May 16th, 1964 - Aug 28th, 2022
  • Birth Date: May 16th, 1964
  • Death Date: Aug 28th, 2022
  • Funeral Date: Sep 2nd, 2022
  • Location: Christ Church of Littlestown
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Biography: Pastor Craig E. Arentz, 58, of Littlestown, passed Sunday, Aug 28, 2022, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was the husband of Julie (Bentzel) Arentz for 36 years.  Born May 16, 1964 in Gettysburg, Pastor Craig was the son of Jean M. (Baker) Arentz of Littlestown and the late Vernon S. "Butch" Arentz who died Jan 13, 2010.  He was a 1982 Littlestown High School graduate.  He was a lifetime farmer with his family business, Arentz Hay & Grain of Littlestown and also for the past 16 years, a pastor at Christ Church of Littlestown preaching God's Word.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen Fisher & Jesse of Hanover, Lindsay McClanahan & Jamie of Hanover and Morgan Benninger & Christopher of Slippery Rock; his granddaughters, Milena & Lyndi Fisher and Everleigh Benninger; his step grandchildren, Jacob & Jeremiah McClanahan and his brothers, Jay Arentz & Susan of Littlestown, Richard Arentz of Marshall, VA, Rodney Arentz & Tammy of Littlestown and countless nieces and nephews. Pastor Craig was a member of Christ Church of Littlestown, the Good Shepherd Ministry and Alpha Fire Co, Littlestown.  His passions included his church, farming, hunting and enjoying family vacations at the beach. Pastor Craig loved his family dearly!

Funeral Service is Friday, Sept 2, at 11 A.M. at Christ Church with Pastor Garry Sheaffer officiating.  The family with receive family and friends on Thursday, Sept 1, from 2 - 7 P.M. at Christ Church. Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery.  Memorials in Pastor Craig's name may be sent to Christ Christ, 131 Christ Church Rd., Littlestown PA  17340.  Online condolences may be shared

Shannon Redmond
Sep 4th, 2022 12:50 pm
Your family has our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.

Shannon Redmond, Paul DeIuliis, Ashley Nuzback, and all of the Hobbs family
Nelson and Elaine Seibel
Sep 2nd, 2022 2:55 pm
Dear Julie and girls. Our hearts are broken. There are no words to describe the sadness we feel. We will cherish the memories of our times at the beach.
Praying for peace and strength for all of you!❤️
Patty Westbrook
Sep 1st, 2022 5:09 pm
My heart is with you in this time of sorrow
You and your Family are in my thoughts and Prayers .
Arlene Franks Justice
Sep 1st, 2022 4:53 pm
Sadden by the obit in Sept. 1, 2022 Evening Sun. Memories of your birth, your marriage, your children, and family members. My Sympathy to all who knew you in your life endeavors. My sympathy. Arlene.
The Crawmer Family
Sep 1st, 2022 4:48 pm
To the Arentz Family Sorry for your loss. He was a very nice person. I'm sure he and Dad are sitting in Heaven discussing the state of farming this year. No question that he is in Heaven with God.
Sandy Mummert & Family
Sep 1st, 2022 3:24 pm
My deepest condolences to the whole Arentz family. We spent many of great times with Craig and his family. Either brining in the New Year with Craig, Julie, and the girls, pushing deer from one farm to another with all the brothers and cousins, or spending hours helping with pigs. He was a great guy and he will be truly missed. Thank you Craig and family for all the memories you given me, including my first horse (Mem). All our thoughts and prayers.

Judy Behney
Aug 30th, 2022 3:57 pm
The Arentz Family

Sorry to hear of your loss but know he is at peace and no longer in pain.

He was a man of many hat's as a farmer and pastor, dad, brother, son etc. Remember your memories to pull you through this time.

Take care.
Chad Arentz
Aug 30th, 2022 3:30 pm
I'll miss you Craig. You were a great guy and a good cousin.
Todd H. Hess
Aug 30th, 2022 12:38 pm
My condolences to the whole family. Skinner and I shared a lot of good memories my only regret is we lost touch with each other over the years. He was a great guy and will be missed in this world. I hope to see him in the next.
Pam Biller
Aug 30th, 2022 12:39 am
Rest in peace Cuz! You will be missed but the memories will live on forever. Watch over all of us so we can someday all meet again. Love you now and forever.
Diana Feeser
Aug 29th, 2022 9:12 pm
Went to school with Craig he was a very nice person. And he and Julie raised a wonderful family. He is now in heaven with no more pain. And will watch over his family and friends.
Daniel W Miller Jr
Aug 29th, 2022 8:43 pm
He was a great friend
He will be missed praying for all of you
Aug 29th, 2022 7:02 pm
Janet (Eline) McMaster
Aug 29th, 2022 6:37 pm
Sending Prayers and condolences to Jean and Craig's family! He was taken way too soon~~

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