Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Donna M. Ziegler

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

worked as a housekeeper

Donna M. Ziegler, 70, of North Whitehall Township, died March 24, 2013, in her home.

Born Oct. 27, 1942, in Altoona, Blair County, she was the daughter of the late Calvin and Bertha (Hurlimann) Weyandt.

She was a housekeeper for Anne L. Jaindl of Orefield since 1993.

Prior to that, she worked in the same capacity for the Josh Early family and was a cook for the rectories of Ss. Simon and Jude, and Notre Dame Roman Catholic churches, both in Bethlehem, and St. Ursula Roman Catholic Church, Fountain Hill.

She has no immediate survivors.

Margaret Von Braunsberg

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Thomas More

Margaret "Millie" Von Braunsberg, 93, of Allentown, died March 19, 2013, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late Thomas C. Von Braunsberg.

Born July 18, 1919, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Agnes (Dugan) Bradley.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church, Allentown, where she was a member of the Prime Time Club.

She was an avid gardener and also had a flare for interior decorating.

Mae K. Ringer

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Union UCC, Neffs

Mae K. Ringer, 90, from Schnecksville died on March 16, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

She was the wife of the late Stanley R. Ringer.

Born July 12, 1922 in Drumhole, Egypt, Whitehall Township, she was the daughter of the late Earl W. and Rosa K. (Peifly) Hunsicker.

She owned and operated, with her late husband and son, Alan, a farm in North Whitehall Township for 41 years before retiring in 1982.

She was a member of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, where she was active in Helping Hands and the Harvest Home Committee.

Laura Bechtel

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

oldest member of Union UCC

Laura Bechtel, 101, formerly of Neffs, died March 19, 2013, in Phoebe Richland Health Care, Richlandtown, Bucks County, where she resided.

She was the wife of the late Frederick L. Bechtel.

Born July 15, 1911, in Lakeland, Fla., and raised in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Alfred P. and Laura J. (Crone) Schaadt.

After graduating from Allentown High School with the Class of 1928, she was a secretary at the former Bonney Forge and Tool Co., Allentown for 12 years.

Harry A. Strohl Jr.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Joseph the Worker Church

Harry A. Strohl Jr. 73, of Orefield, died peacefully March 19, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Anne M. (Mulligan) Strohl celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary last Dec. 13.

Born March 23, 1939, in Orefield, he was the son of the late Harry A. Sr. and Mildred (Henry) Strohl.

He was a sales representative for Mack Trucks Inc., World Headquarters, formerly in Allentown, for 30 years before retiring in 1993.

He also worked part time at Sears Tire and Battery, Whitehall, for 12 years before retiring in 2005.

Debra E. Gombert

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. John's Lutheran Church

Debra E. "Deb" Gombert, 42, of Allentown, formerly of Whitehall Township, died suddenly on March 9, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of Gerald E. and Renee E. (Stout) Gombert of Whitehall.

A member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall, she was a 1988 graduate of Whitehall High School, where she excelled in softball and basketball.

She later attended Shippensburg University.

Dennis L. Bittner

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Union Church

Dennis L. Bittner, 72, of Schnecksville, died March 16, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Marie M. (Berk) Bittner celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary last Sept. 3.

Born Nov. 25, 1940, in Weisenberg Township, he was the son of the late Elvin P. and Gertrude C. (Hahn) Bittner.

He was a farm laborer at Jaindl Farms Inc., Orefield for 20 years before retiring.

Prior to that, he was employed at the former Trexler Orchards, Orefield.

Agnes M. Reichl

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

sewing machine operator

Agnes M. Reichl, 94, formerly of North Filbert Street, Allentown, died March 12, 2013, Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

She was the wife of the late William A. Reichl.

Born April 24, 1918, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late William J. and Ellen (Hoover) Beehrle.

She was a sewing machine operator at the former Quaker City Textile, Allentown for 20 years before retiring.

She was a Catholic.

Ferrel M. George

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Redeemer Lutheran Church

Ferrel M. George, 96, of Schnecksville, died March 19, 2013, in the home of his daughter.

He and his late wife Gertrude I. George were married 75 years.

He was the son of the late Morris S. and Katie Estella (Sterner) George.

A member of Redeemer Lutheran Church for more than 60 years, he performed many volunteer duties at the church.

He worked at Ritz Bar-B-Q, was a milkman for Lehigh Valley Dairy and worked at the Pa. Army National Guard Armory, Allentown, until retiring.

Milton W. Greene

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

employed by Nestle Purina

Milton W. Greene, 79, of Emerald, died March 17, 2013, in Blue Mountain Health Systems, Palmerton.

He and his wife Pauline (Steigerwalt) Greene celebrated 12 years of marriage in September 2012.

Born Aug. 23, 1933, in Allentown, he was a son of the late William and Mary (Green) Greene.

Milton was employed by Nestlé Purina, formerly ALPO, South Whitehall, in the maintenance department for 36 years, until retiring.

He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, attained the rank of private first class and received an honorable discharge.