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Donald Lichtenwalner Obituary
Donald E. Lichtenwalner
Donald E. Lichtenwalner, 85, of Macungie, died August 4, 2013 in St. Lukes Hospital Allentown. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty J. (Gehman) Lichtenwalner, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage. Born in Macungie, he was the son of the late Ellis and Florence (Lichtenwalner) Lichtenwalner. He was a 1946 graduate of Emmaus High School. Donald was a 3rd generation and lifetime potato farmer. He was a former member of Grace Lutheran Church in Macungie, where he was a Church Council member, Sunday School Superintendent, and served on the building committee and currently a member of St. Peters Union Church, Macungie, serving on the Joint and Lutheran Council, Church Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent, and member of the building committee. He was Master of the Macungie Grange, Lehigh Northampton Pomona Grange, and currently a member of the Trexlertown Grange serving on the PA State Grange Agriculture Committee. He served as a director on the Lehigh County of Soil Conservation District and the Lehigh County Extension Board, hosted international farmers through the National 4H Foundation, served on the advisory board of the former 1st National Bank of Allentown, past president of the Lichtenwalner Reunion, former member, past president, financial secretary, and director of the Western Lehigh Lions Club, was a life member of the Macungie VFW and the Macungie Fire Co., and played the trumpet in the Macungie Band. Survivors: Wife; sons, Timothy E. Lichtenwalner and wife, Karen, of Coplay and Mark A. Lichtenwalner and wife, Katherine, of Macungie; daughter, Janice E., wife of Richard Wetzel, of Macungie; grandchildren, Dr. Todd and Dr. Danielle Wetzel of Niskayuna, NY, Dr. Eric and Angela Wetzel of Baltimore, MD, Craig and Cindy Wetzel of Dearborn, MI, Dr. Drew and Dr. Danielle Wetzel of Everett, WA, Amy and Matt Hinely of Longwood, FL, Julie Lichtenwalner of Plant City, FL, Erin and Joel Geiger of Bath, Rachel A. Lichtenwalner of Alexandria, VA, and Molly A. Lichtenwalner of Macungie; great-grandchildren, Calvin, Melinda, Grace, Leo, Celia, Lydia, Noah, Micah, Luke, Adam, and Eli. He was predeceased by a brother, William; and sisters, Miriam and Arlene. Services: Funeral services Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Peters Union Church, 7863 St. Peters Rd., Macungie, PA 18062. Viewing Friday, August 9, 2013, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., 250 Main St., Emmaus and Saturday, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church. Interment will follow in Solomons Union Cemetery, Macungie. Online condolences may be made to www.schantzfh.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peters Union Church, Sarah Care, 7010 Snowdrift Rd., Allentown, PA 18106, or to the , 617 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055.
Published in Morning Call on Aug. 6, 2013
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