Karen L. Bohn
Karen L. (Reichert) Bohn, 41 formerly of Hamburg died in Manor Care, Laureldale on July 16, 2013.
She was born in Allentown and was the daughter of Larry S. and Linda F. (Christman) Reichert of Windsor Township.
Karen was a 1990 graduate of Hamburg Area High School and a member of Zionís Church, Windsor Castle.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her children, Dylan D. and Alicia N. Bohn both of Windsor Township and a brother, Eric S. Reichert, Cresco.
Funeral services were held on Saturday July 20 from Zionís Church, Hamburg. Pastor Randy Bond officiated. Burial in Zionís Cemetery, Perry Township.
The Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc., Hamburg, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.burkeydriscoll.com.
Lloyd W. Heckman
Lloyd W. Heckman, 84, of Edenburg, Windsor Twp., died Wednesday, July 17, 2013 in the Laurel Center, Tilden Twp. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Mengel) Heckman, died June 25, 2011.
Born in Windsor Twp., he was the son of the late Morris R. and Sadie I. (Herber) Heckman. Lloyd worked as a fuel truck driver for twenty-three years for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Zionís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Perry Twp. Lloyd was a member of Vaux Lodge #406 F. & A.M., Hamburg; the Rajah Shrine; and Sunnyside Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed hunting; traveling to Arizona to see his daughter Karen; and plowing snow for Windsor Twp.
Surviving is one son: Dennis L., husband of Karen A. (Graff) Heckman, Edenburg, Windsor Twp.; one daughter: Karen R. (Heckman), wife of Kenneth Blue, Yuma, Arizona; four grandchildren: Andrea Heckman; Shelley (Heckman), wife of David Strunk; Nicole Blue and Lane Blue; and one great-granddaughter: Rylee Strunk. Lloyd is also survived by three brothers: Ernest E. Heckman and Paul B. Heckman, both of Windsor Twp.; and Carl R. Heckman, Reading; and one sister: Ruth M. (Heckman) Kershner, Hamburg. He was predeceased by two brothers: Nevin M., and Leroy G. Heckman; and one sister: Grace I. (Heckman) Wanner.
Services were held on July 20 from Zionís Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shoemakersville. Burial followed in Zionís Cemetery, Perry Twp.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Zionís Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, at the above address. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamburg is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit, www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.
Donald S. Sunday
Donald S. Sunday, 78, formerly of Ontelaunee Township, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013 in Columbia Cottage, Wyomissing, where he resided. He was the husband of Gloria A. (Stewart) Sunday, died May 6, 1997.
Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Samuel F. and Lila M. (Bausher) Sunday. Donald was a Class of 1952 graduate of Ontelaunee High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and he worked as an annealer at Carpenter in Reading for 38 years until his retirement in February 1997. Donald was a member of St. Paulís (Smoke) Lutheran Church, Windsor Township. Donald was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed hunting, trapshooting, working with wood, and enjoyed music.
Donald is survived by three children: Donald S. Sunday, II husband of Heidi L. (Hassler) Sunday, Wyomissing, Glenn A. Sunday husband of Shannon L. (Pflueger) Sunday, Maidencreek Twp., and Kathleen A. Sunday companion of Robert H. Scagnelli, Muhlenberg Twp. He is also survived by: two granddaughters, Whitney M. and Katie Jo Sunday; and a sister Gloria J. Bailey, Ontelaunee Twp. Donald was predeceased by a brother David F. Sunday.
Services were held July 18 from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport. Burial followed in St. Paulís (Smoke) Cemetery, Windsor Twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation c/o Lehigh Valley Parkinson Support Group 1445 Westgate Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.leibenspergerfuneralhomes.com.
William H. Krill
William H. Krill, 65, of Penn Twp., passed away Thursday July 18 in Reading Hospital of natural causes.
Born in West Reading, he was the son of the late Harvey C. Krill, Sr. and Mildred A. (Hartman) Krill.
He started his career transporting canned milk from area farms, then became a truck driver for Centerport Milk Haulers for thirty four years retiring January of this year. He worked on the family farm raising livestock and growing crops.
He was a member of Northkill Rod and Gun Club, the Shartlesville Fire Co., and Morris Run American Legion in Tioga County.
He enjoyed spending time in Tioga County where he was a member of Pine Camp.
Surviving are two sons, Kevin K. Krill and Charles W. Krill both of Penn Twp.
There are three brothers, Harold J. Krill and Kenneth C. Krill both of Penn Twp., Harvey C. Krill, Jr., husband of Cynthia of Schuylkill Co., and one sister, Marilyn J. Luckenbill of Muhlenberg Twp.
He was predeceased by a brother, Luke G. Krill who passed away January 3, 1978.
There are eight nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were July 23 in the Kirkhoff Funeral Home, Bernville with interment in Fairview Cemetery of Centre Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 490 Bellevue Ave., Laureldale, PA 19605.
Anna C. Grace
Anna C. (Duchan) Grace, 76, of Whitfield, passed away peacefully at home, Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 1 a.m.
She was born in Reading, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1937. Anna was the daughter of the late Petro and Elizabeth (Radacovski) Duchan. She was pre-deceased by her husband Charles Deininger.
She enjoyed sharing her love of numerous activities with her family and friends: cooking, skiing, traveling, playing mahjong, swimming, gardening, painting, sewing, being a Mom Mom and great grandmother. She also enjoyed teaching others how to do the many things she loved. She was amazing.
Survivors include three sons, Bradley G., husband of Bernadette Grace of Pittsburgh, Brent A., husband of Michelle Grace of Leesport, and Bryan W. Grace, companion of Margaret Bestwick of Sinking Spring; a step son: Charles Jr., husband of Amy Deiniger of Juneau, Alaska; two brothers: Walter I., husband of Margaret Duchan of Bernville, Nicholas P., husband of Joan Duchan of Bernville, and Cecelia M., widow of William Coldren of Virginville; four grandchildren: Bobbi wife of Bryan Taylor of Pittsburgh, Becky wife of Patrick Doyle of Pittsburgh, and Chase and Daisy Grace of Leesport; and two great grandchildren: Elsa and Finnegan Doyle of Pittsburgh.
In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605 or Berks County Public Library Systems, 1040 Berks Road, Leesport, PA 19533.
Joan L. Fields
Joan L. Fields, 72, of Myerstown, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013 of natural causes at Manor Care in Sinking Spring.
Her husband, Charles A. Field died March 6, 2012.
Born in West Reading, on November 4, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Clarence J. and Beatrice A. (Hain) Noecker.
She was a graduate of Wilson High School.
Joan was a retired teacher from the Bethel Elementary School in the Tulpehocken School District.
She is survived by a brother, John H. Noecker husband of Susan, Sinking Spring; a sister, Joyce A. Noecker, Sinking Spring; a niece, Heather Noecker; a nephew, Christopher Noecker; and a great niece, Miranda Noecker.
Services will be private with Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, Inc., Wernersville handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 4125 Penn Ave., Sinking Spring, PA 19608.
Online condolences may be made at www.lammandwitman.com.
Gary W. Unger
Gary W. Unger, 59, of West Lawn, passed away Friday July 19 in his residence of natural causes.
He was married to Rosie (Schilz) Unger.
Born in West Reading, he was the son of the late Walter R. Unger and Grace Arlene (Burkhart) Unger.
He was employed for thirty eight years for Empire Wrecking as union labor.
Recently he was employed by Heritage Retirement Community in Flying Hills, Driving Miss Daisy, last working on Wednesday.
He was a member of West Wyomissing Fire Co., PennWynn, Quoiting Club, 14th Ward, Fish Pond, and Northmont.
He loved watching and feeding birds in his back yard known as ďWallyworldĒ. He checked on the fish every day at Fish Pond.
Surviving are his children, Brian Gary Unger of West Lawn, Theresa A. Unger and companion Jared Grandstrom of Temple, Katie, wife of Eric Eddinger of Temple, and Erica, wife of Andrew Marabella of North Dakota. There is a step son, Shane Pinkasavage, husband of Allana of Sinking Spring.
There are nine grandchildren, Xavius, Sebastian, Nolan, Anthony, Alexus, Trysten, Raven, Andrew Jr., and Benjamin.
Also, a sister, Fay Miller and a brother, Tom Unger, husband of Bonnie both of Mohrsville.
Family and friends attended a viewing on Sunday, July 21 in the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc.,Temple.
Following the viewing a celebration of Garyís life took place at the West Wyomissing Fire Co. Banquet Hall, West Lawn.
Anna May Shappell
Anna May (Rothermel) Shappell, 74, of Maidencreek Township, died July 19, 2013 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township.
She was the wife of SGM Kenneth P. Shappell who died June 13, 1978.
Born April 26, 1939 in Blandon, she was a daughter of the late Arthur Hartline and Annie M. (Angstadt) Rothermel.
Anna was a member of Maidencreek Church, Maidencreek Township.
Surviving are her four children: Kenneth P., Jr., husband of Cathy A. Shappell of Fleetwood; Mike D., husband of Tammy S. Shappell of Henderson, KY; Steve, husband of Ninette M. Shappell of Lakewood, CO and Robin Shappell of Leesport.
There are also six grandchildren surviving: Elizabeth Wood, Eric Shappell, Kenneth P. Shappell, III, Tyler Shappell, Evan Shappell and Malia Shappell and two great grandchildren: Parker and Anna Shappell.
In addition, she is survived by her brother, Earl R., husband of Ethel Rothermel of Maidencreek Township.
Anna was predeceased by six brothers, Harry, Ralph, Arthur J., Sr., Stewart, Harold and Forrest.
Services will be Saturday July 27 at 11 a.m. in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., 3300 Kutztown Road, Laureldale. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in Friedenís Cemetery, Oley.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Maidencreek Church, 261 Main Street, Blandon, PA 19510.
For online condolences, visit www.christfuneralhome.com.
Mae E. Keller
Mae E. Keller, age 83, of Fleetwood, peacefully passed away with her family by her side on July 17, 2013 in her residence.
Born on October 29, 1929, in Ruscombmanor Township. She was the daughter of the late Oscar Noll and Mamie (Moyer) Noll. She was a member of St. Peterís United Church of Christ, Molltown. For 30 years Mae had worked at the former Western Electric Reading Division. She loved bowling and gardening. A big Phillies fan for years she recorded notebooks full of stats on all the players and games.
Survived by her daughter Margie L. Keller of Ontelaunee Township and two sonís Steven R. Keller and Guy A. Keller both of Fleetwood.
Other survivors include four grandchildren Narcie Schappell, Scott Keller, Kristene Keller, and Matthew Keller. Also two great grandchildren, Natalie Schappell and Thomas Schappell.
Mae has one brother Harold Noll of Fleetwood.
A viewing was held Sunday evening followed by a funeral service from the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, Inc., Fleetwood. Burial will be private in St. Peterís Cemetery, Molltown. Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society, 498 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605.
Marion Irene Heck
Marion Irene (Ziss) Heck, 86, of Rockland Township, died July 14, 2013 in St. Joseph Medical Center.
She was the wife of Emil Nicholas Heck, Sr., who died November 8, 1995.
Born in Reading, PA on September 7, 1926, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Eleanor (Keller) Ziss.
She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church, Kutztown.
Marion is survived by five children: Patricia M. (Heck) Bowman-Carlucetti of Bethel; Emil N. Jr., husband of Diane R. (Stump) Heck of Alsace Township; Bernard H. Sr., husband of Neda (Horning) Heck of Birdsboro; Edward L., husband of Virginia Lee (Smith) Heck of Boyertown and Bonnie E., widow of Frank C. Holley of Reading.
Other survivors include a sister, Dorothy (Ziss), widow of Harvey Lorah of Lower Alsace Township; 12 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren.
She was predeceased by a brother, Albert Ziss and two grandchildren.
Services were July 19 in Blankenbiller Funeral Home & Cremation Services, IncOley. Burial in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township.
For online condolences, visit www.blankenbillerfh.com.
Rosabelle R. Barrall
Rosabelle R. Barrall, age 87, of Fleetwood, peacefully passed away on Friday, July 19, 2013 in the Laurel Center, Tilden Township.
The wife of Milton V. Barrall, they had celebrated 67 years of marriage on June 29.
Born on July 3, 1926, in Reading. She was the daughter of the late Aaron Mengel and Margaret (Weidenhammer) Mengel. She was member of Beckerís St. Peterís Lutheran Church, Molltown. Where she was a member of the Willing Workers. Her interests were cooking, gardening, listening to Frank Sinatra and watching the Phillies. Belle was a past majorette for the former Loews Theater Band. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survived by her husband Milton and three sons; Dennis Barrall husband of Kristine Barrall of Maidencreek Township, Zane W. Barrall husband of Barbara Barrall, of Hamburg and Jeffery L. Barrall husband of Dona Barrall, of Litiz. She is also survived by: 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Other suvivors include a sister Lottie (Mengel) Duck of Mill Hall.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday July 25 at Beckerís St. Peterís Lutheran Church, 265 Maidencreek Road, Richmond Township, Fleetwood. A visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. to time of service at the church. Contributions can be made to the building fund of Beckerís St. Peterís Lutheran Church.