Monday, December 3, 2018

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/02/18

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 12/02/18


Jean B. Wetzel, 96, passed away Saturday, December 1st, 2018 at Normandy Farms, Blue Belle, PA. Born in Ashland, Pa. June 12,1922 the daughter of the late James P. and Eva (Lauer) Bensinger. She was a member of the Doylestown Presbyterian Church for many years. Graduated from Ashland High School, Elmira Collage, Columbia University and the Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing . She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis A. Wetzel in 2002. Surviving are a daughter Paula Schmid,Danville, PA and son: Perry Wetzel of Telford, PA.
Interment at Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs, PA at a later date.

Lori B Fetterolf, age 34, of Barry Twp, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at her residence.

She was born on Thursday, April 19, 1984, in Berwick, a daughter of Bruce C Whitenight and Kathy A Hartzell Whitenight of Bloomsburg.

She was a 2002 graduate of Bloomsburg High School and also attended Penn Tech, Williamsport.

Lori was a caretaker for Community Services Group, Bloomsburg.

She was of the Lutheran faith.

Lori enjoyed cooking, crafts, outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, and her cats. Her girls were the love of her life.

She is survived by her husband Justin J Fetterolf, to whom she was married for 10 years.

Surviving in addition to her husband and her parents are two daughters, Vivian M Fetterolf and Vaida L Fetterolf both at home; a sister, Kristi L Humphries and her husband Michael of Danville; a brother, Michael J Whitenight and his wife Brandy of Berwick; father in law, James R Fetterolf of Ashland; mother in law, Linda S Zimmerman of Hegins; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Friday, December 7, 2018, at 11:00 am, with Rev. W. Keith Rockwell officiating.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Pennsylvania SPCA Central PA Center, 1467 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA 17821.

Condolences can be left for the family at

Shirley L. Klouser, age 89, of South Bound Brook, NJ, passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at Genesis Southern Ocean Center, Manahawkin, NJ.

She was born on Tuesday, May 21, 1929, in Hegins, a daughter of the late Henry Kimmel and the late Ida Dinger Kimmel.

She was a 1948 graduate of the former Hegins Twp High School.

Shirley enjoyed baking and taking care of her husband and family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by a sister, Ruth Craft.

She is survived by her husband Leroy R Klouser, to whom she was married for 70 years.

She is also survived by two sons, Leroy R Klouser, Jr and his wife Jacqueline of Gouldsboro and Kenneth M Klouser and his wife Nora-Ann of Forked River, NJ; a daughter, Barbara Pecht of South Bound Brook, NJ; and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Buffington-Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at 11:00 am, with Rev. Curtis Zemencik officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Burial will be made in the Church of God Cemetery, Valley View.

Condolences can be left for the family at


James J. Milot, 81 years of age of Brockton, Pennsylvania passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018, at home while in the loving care of his wife of thirty-five years, Donna (Shoemaker) Milot.

Jim is also survived by; sons, James Milot and his wife Doreen of Brockton, Ronald Kazakavage of Nesquehoning; daughters, Trudy D. Drasher of Bloomsburg, Ronnie Hayman of Berwick, Rachelle Bonner wife of John of Tamaqua; brothers, David Milot and his wife Kimberly, William Milot and his wife Karen, sisters, Patricia Milot, Ann Packard, Peggy Schilcher wife of Dennis; sister-in-law, Audrey Milot; grand children, Jessica, Colleen, Brian, Lucas, Joseph, Jennifer, Richie, Cody, Amber; many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive Jim.

A graduate of the former St. Jerome R.C. High School, Jim served honorably in the United States Army. He retired from Cox Sheet Metal of Scranton.

A devoted member of Holy Cross R.C.C. of New Philadelphia. Jim liked being in the outdoors, hunting, riding his Soft-Tail Classic Harley and golfing. He enjoyed shooting pool and darts in the area leagues, and was a talented handyman.

Born Thursday, January 7, 1937 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania the son of the late William and Sophia (Lincovich) Milot. Jim was also predeceased by his brother, Thomas Milot and brother-in-law, Bob Packard.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252. (570) 668-2550

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday December 6, 2018 at 10 o'clock a.m. from Holy Cross R.C.C. located at 99 Valley Street New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17959. Military Honors to be bestowed.

Interment will be in Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Annville, Pennsylvania.

Memorials in his name to:
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

Online condolences may be made to the family at


Myrle J. Lehman, 85, of Rock Rd., Pine Grove, passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 in the Tremont Health & Rehab Center.
Born on March 12, 1933 in Pine Grove, she was a daughter of the late Samuel F. Sr. and Ruth G. Miller Kramer.
She was a graduate of Pine Grove High School and a member of St. Peter's UCC, Pine Grove where she was a member of consistory and choir and she also cleaned the church with her sister Ruth.
Myrle worked at Blinkers Tropical Treat, was a button holer at C & W. Manufacturing in Pine Grove and worked in the shipping dept. at Summit Station Mfg, Pine Grove.
She loved her family and enjoyed going on walks and hikes with her husband and watching her grandchildren play sports. She bowled in a league at Pine Lanes and enjoyed playing pinochle with her card club.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 63 years, Eugene R. "Bob" Lehman on Oct. 24, 2018; two brothers, Samuel Kramer, Jr. and Frank Kramer; two sisters, Ruth Schwartz and June Doody.
Surviving are two sons, Eugene "Bob" Jr. and wife Cynthia Lehman, Keith and wife Denise Lehman; daughter, Lisa and husband Frank D'Agostino, Jr., all of Pine Grove; 8 grandchildren, Tara and husband Chris Whitsel, Melissa and husband Ryan Erdman, Eugene "Bobby" III and wife Judy Lehman, Jared Lehman and fiancé Mallory Kohn, Jordan Lehman and fiancé Devon Utterback, Erika D'Agostino, Frank D'Agostino, III, Koby D'Agostino; 12 great grandchildren, Isabella, Carter, Mason, Owen, Elijah, Zoey, Gideon, Grace, Gabriel, Amara, Logan and Gianna; nieces and nephews.
All Services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Jason Stump officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Pine Grove.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to St. Peter's UCC, 277 S. Tulpehocken St., Pine Grove, Pa. 17963 in her memory.
You may send condolences to the family at


Joanne M. Zula, 69, of Buck Run, Foster Township, passed away on Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center.

Born in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine Poslosky Zitka. She was a 1967 graduate of Minersville High School. She worked at Boscov’s in Pottsville. She has also served as a truant officer for the Minersville Area School District.

She was a member of the former St. Francis of Assisi Church, Minersville, and a current member of St. Matthew the Evangelist Church, Minersville.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Richard Zula, Sr. in 2016. She was also preceded by a brother, Joseph Zitka, in infancy.

Joanne is survived by five children, all of whom reside in Buck Run: Richard Zula, Jr. (spouse, Melissa), Joseph Zula (spouse, Kim), Lori Motley (spouse, William), Lisa Conville (spouse, Francis) and David Zula; ten grandchildren, Rachael & Lauren Zula, Emily, Sabrina & Madison Zula, Sara & Paul Motley, Nikki & Cory Conville, Rebecca Zula.

Arrangements are incomplete.

Raymond F. Bachert, 81, of Auburn, died Saturday, December 1st, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Raymond was born in East Brunswick Township on April 8, 1937, a son of the late Minerva (Kleckner) Bachert and Oscar P. Bachert.

He was the widower of Eva M. (Zettlemoyer ) Bachert. She passed away May of this year.

He was raised in the Protestant Faith and was employed as a Machine Operator at the former Reener Films Corp. in Auburn, for over 30 Years. He retired in 1991 due to his health. Raymond was a hard worker & always provided for his family. He was proud to have raised Christmas trees and was a skilled mason. Ray, and his late wife, Eva, built their own home & Garage where they lived for many years.

He is survived by Two daughters, Connie Kodash, companion of Glenn Spraut; Cindy, wife of Marty Krammes.

Two sons Marlin Bachert & Gary Bachert, husband of Barbara.

Two Granddaughters Ashley Ziegler and Nicole Lorish.

Great Grandchildren Alexa Ziegler, Talon Zimmerman; Brayden, Kinsley, Emersyn & Adalynn Lorish. Raymond was very proud of his granddaughters and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 2 Brothers Oscar & Claude Bachert and his sister Luella Henderickson

A Religious Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 6th at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with John Ziegler, SALM officiating. Friends are invited to call from 11:00 AM until time of service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 1001 E. 101st Terrace, Suite 220 Kansas City, MO, 64131.

Interment Services will be held at Zion's Red Church Cemetery, Orwigsburg,


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