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Emma Schmierer

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EMMA SCHMIERER, 93, OF BOYERTOWN Emma Schmierer, 93, widow of Johnann Schmierer of Boyertown, passed away on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 in the Pottstown ManorCare. Born in Romania, she was the daughter of the late Friedrick and Katerina (Reppnaik) Dickoff. She was knitter at Great American Knitting Mill, Bally, retiring in 1973. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boyertown. Emma arrived in the US in 1951. She enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening, knitting and reading. She is survived by daughters, Martha Beekman of Boyertown, and Frieda Schmierer of Springs, CO; daughter-in-law, Kay Schmierer of Colorado; sister, Erna Klein; brother, Herbert, husband of Anelise Dickoff, both of Germany; grandchildren, Calvin, husband of Michele Beekman; Rhonda, wife of Kevin Ochs; Valerie, wife of Jack Sassaman; Eric and Brian Landry, and Brandon and Daniel Schmierer; nine great-grandchildren, Michael, Matt and Kathy Beekman; Zachary, Colin and Brian Ochs; Aaron, Taylor and Dan Sassaman. She was predeceased by her children, Hildegard Schmierer, Otto Schmierer and Erna Davidheiser, and brothers, Hugo and John Dickoff. Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, Inc., 111 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown. Sister Millicent J. Drake will officiate. Burial will be in Hill Church Cemetery, Pike Township, Berks County. Relatives and friends will be received Saturday between 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 45 North Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512 or to the Salvation Army, 409 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, PA 19512. Online condolences may be made at www.lwottfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Feb. 16, 2012
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