Florence M. Kistler, 90, of Kutztown, died March 6, 2013 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the widow of Herbert J. Kistler who died Nov. 23, 2009.
Born in Maxatawny Township, she was a daughter of the late Paul Seidel and the late Luella (Wisser) widow of Leroy Hess.
Mrs. Kistler was a member of New Jerusalem Zion United Church of Christ, Krumsville.
She was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School.
Mrs. Kistler was employed as a sewing machine operator, retiring from the former Adidas Shoe Co., Kutztown. She, along with her late husband, was a self employed farmer for 17 years. Mrs. Kistler enjoyed sewing, baking and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors: Son, Roy J., husband of Susan J. (Zettlemoyer) Kistler, Lenhartsville; daughter, Regina D. (Kistler), wife of Allen C. Kerchner, Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County; sister, Margaret (Seidel) Levan, Hamburg; brother, Dale Hess, Reading; grandchildren, Jane A. Rumsey, Philip L. Kerchner, Brock L. Kerchner, Karissa D. Kerchner, Dana L. Kerchner; great grandchildren, Remington M. Kistler, Gabriella A. Kerchner, Lillith A. Murdock, and Kyle Seybert; and her four-legged companion, Moose. She was predeceased by a grandson, Richard C. Kistler in 2004; a sister, Lucille (Hess) Fegley; and brothers, Wayne Seidel, and Darwin Hess.
Funeral services March 9, at 11 a.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend Elna L. Stratton officiating. Interment in New Bethel Zion Cemetery, Kutztown. There was a calling hour. The family requests contributions be made to New Jerusalem Zion United Church of Christ, 1456 Krumsville Road, Lenhartsville, PA 19534. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.