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Esther (Ziegler) Detweiler, 87, a resident of Franconia Twp. for over 65 years, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on November 4, 2011. She and her husband, Harold F. Detweiler, observed their 65th wedding anniversary on April 13th of this year. Born July 8, 1924 in Lederach, she was the daughter of the late William Ziegler and Lillian (Kulp) Ziegler Godshall. Mrs. Detweiler was a long-time member of Souderton Mennonite Church where she was a member of the Prayer Team, and was a dedicated prayer warrior. She enjoyed volunteering with Meals on Wheels and was dedicated and devoted to her family. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, H. Bruce Detweiler and his wife Elizabeth (Solt) Detweiler of Franconia Twp.; a daughter, Colleen Ruth and her husband Terry of Souderton; 4 grandchildren, Jonathan, Joshua and Andrew Detweiler, and Jenn Ruth; and 3 great granddaughters. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Warren, William, and Russell Ziegler. Funeral services were held at Souderton Mennonite Church with burial following in the adjoining cemetery. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made in her memory to either the church above or to International Child Care, 240 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Arrangements were by Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc. of Franconia Twp. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.WilliamsBergey Koffel.com.

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on Nov. 11, 2011
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