Paul L. Courter

January 23, 1944 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 78)


Paul L. Courter, 78, 5859 Nittany Valley Dr., Mill Hall, PA died September 13, 2022 at his home. Born January 23, 1944 in Lock Haven, PA he was the son of the late Clair and Elizabeth Courter. While a junior Paul started a small herd of cows.  Paul was a 1961 graduate of Bald Eagle Nittany High School. 

On June 16, 1962 he married Delores Rossman who survives at home.  Dee had vowed that she would never marry a farmer but Paul won her over and they both shared a love of animals and this began a beautiful journey of more than 60 years 3 months which they shared. Their vision included being good stewards of the land and soon owned and operated Maple Brook Farm.

Their herd was recognized as one of the highest producing herds in Clinton County as well as in Pennsylvania. Having sold most the cows in April 2008 Dee and Paul took a belated honeymoon to Hawaii. But Paul couldn’t part with all of their cows so Katie Dotterer and her husband were entrusted with them until they returned. Paul continued to milk until he was 75.

Paul was involved in many organizations including serving on the Clinton Co. Conservation Board for 27 years, the Porter Twp. Planning Board, Clinton Co. Fair Board, Clinton Co. Farm Board and other farm organizations. He was a member of the Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ and a former member of the church consistory and had also served as an elder and deacon. Paul also participated in the Off BEN Ave. Follies and enjoyed watching both Penn State Wrestling and football but wrestling was his favorite.

He is also survived by:

         1 daughter:  Gail E. Courter, Mill Hall, PA

         1 son:            Michael W. (Krista) Courter, Mill Hall, PA

         3 grandchildren: Brooke (Kyle) Heggenstaller, Tyler ( Ashlee) Bardo and Kyle (Haylea) Courter

         1 step-granddaughter: Camille (Zach) Wallace

         3 great-grandchildren:  Rocky Heggenstaller, Madalynn Courter and Marlee Bardo. A fourth great-   grandchild is expected in early 2023.

        1 sister: Lois (Richard) Rogers, Mill Hall, PA

        1 brother: Blair (Elaine) Courter, Mill Hall, PA

*** preceded in death by 1 brother: Nevin Courter.

Paul leaves behind his dog Molly and his cats Scooby and Tuffy

A memorial service honoring the memory of Paul L. Courter will be held Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 12 Noon in the Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ, Nittany Valley Dr., Mill Hall, PA with his pastor, Pastor Cindy Killinger officiating.

Friends will be received in the church from 10:00 AM until time of services.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD or the Nittany Valley Vol. Fire Co., Lamar, PA 16848

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September 24, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ
Nittany Valley Dr.
Mill Hall, PA 17751

Memorial Service
September 24, 2022

12:00 PM
Mt. Bethel United Church of Christ
Nittany Valley Dr.
Mill Hall, PA 17751

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