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Earnest C. Riegel
Earnest C. Riegel, 81, of Albany Township, died January 7, 2013 in his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Anna B. (Michak) Riegel. They were married October 18, 1952. Born in Kempton, he was a son of the late Clarence T., and Mabel (Sterner) Riegel. He was Lutheran. Mr. Riegel was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a 1949 graduate of Kutztown Area High School. Mr. Riegel was a self-employed master electrician for 15 years, retiring in 1994. He was also employed by the former Donmoyer Electric, Allentown, for many years, and a lifetime self-employed farmer. He was a member of the Kempton Lions Club, where he was a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship and Bing Miller Awards, Kempton Rod and Gun Club, and the Kempton Fire Company. Survivors: He is survived by his wife; daughter, Anna May (Riegel), widow of Roy R. Heffner, Hamburg; son, David E., husband of Mabel L. (Burkert) Riegel, Kempton; sister, Gladys (Riegel), wife of Robert Leibold, Mertztown; grandchildren, Barbara (Heffner) Schroeder, Michelle (Heffner) Yoder, Matthew E. Riegel, Sr., Molly (Riegel) Kelley, Emily Riegel, Abby Riegel; and great-grandchildren, Matthew E. Riegel, Jr., Jacob Schroeder, Mabel Kelley, Ellie Schroeder, and Chloe Yoder. He was predeceased by a brother, Russell Riegel in 2007. Services: Funeral services will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend Arthur L. Hahn officiating. Interment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale. Friends may call Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com. Contributions: Flowers may be sent, or contributions may be made to the , 498 Bellevue Avenue, Reading, PA 19605-1707 or the Kempton Lions Club, 1236 Old Philly Pike, Kempton, PA 19529.
Published in Morning Call on Jan. 9, 2013
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