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Jean M Hertzog


Jean M. Hertzog, 81, of Topton, died December 24, 2012 in the Lutheran Home at Topton. She was the widow of Lee H. Hertzog, who died May 5, 2009. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Marlin W., Sr., and Mary (Masters) Werley. She was employed as the Burn Education Director by Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, for 19 years. Prior to that, she was employed as the Director of Volunteers by the former Community General Hospital, Reading, for 18 years. Mrs. Hertzog was instrumental in funding the Fire Safety Houses. She was the only female honorary Assistant Fire Chief for the City of Allentown. Mrs. Hertzog was a former Cub Scout den mother and Camp Fire Girl leader in Mertztown. She also served as a Sunday School teacher at New Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Fleetwood, and was a member and volunteer of the Kempton Fire Company. Jean was an awesome and loving mother and grandmother. She will always be remembered for her delicious apple pie.
Survivors: Daughter, Debra J. (Hertzog), wife of Kenneth R. Dietrich, Lenhartsville; son, Craig L., husband of Linda K. (Bard) Hertzog, Sinking Spring; grandchildren, Michael K., husband of Amy N. (Lentz) Dietrich, and Michelle R. (Dietrich), wife of Daniel D. Batz, both of Kutztown; six great-granddaughters, Erika N. Dietrich, Briahna R. Batz, Meaghan J. Dietrich, Kourtney J. Dietrich, Rebecca J. Batz, and Rachael L. Dietrich; and her four legged companions, Bo and Luke. She was predeceased by two brothers, Marlin Werley, Jr. and Edwin Werley.
Services: Memorial services will be held Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend Sara A. Hertzog officiating. Inurnment will follow in New Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Fleetwood. Friends may call Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Contributions: Flowers may be sent, or contributions may be made to Lehigh Valley Hospital Burn Recovery Center, 1210 South Cedar Crest Blvd, Suite 3000, Allentown, PA 18103. Online condolences may be recorded at www.ludwickfh.com.
Published in Mercury on Dec. 27, 2012
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