Bertha M. Himmelberger, 89, Wilbur Chocolate worker, homemaker, enjoyed bingo, cooking

By on December 21, 2016

Bertha M. Himmelberger, 89, of Lititz, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016, at Luther Acres.

Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Edna Stauffer Binkley. Bertha was the wife of the late John H. Himmelberger who died in April 2007.

In her early years Bertha was employed at Wilbur Chocolate Co. and Alsam Shoe Factory in Lititz. Most of her life was spent as a wonderful homemaker, caring for her children and husband. She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz; and the Lancaster Liederkranz. Bertha and her family spent many summers along the Conestoga at their family cabin. Her interests included: cooking, bingo, and card games with family members.

Surviving is a daughter: Susan M., wife of Allen W. Ney; two sons: Lewis D. Himmelberger; Michael J., husband of Michele R. Himmelberger, all of Lititz; three grandchildren: Steven, Elizabeth, Katherine; and three great-grandchildren: Andrew, Allison, and Adam.

Preceding her in death is a daughter: Jacquelin Himmelberger; two sisters: Grace Wolfskill, Carrie Shields; and her husband’s parents: Leon and Florence Himmelberger.

Services were held Dec. 20 at Luther Acres Chapel, Lititz. Interment was in Machpelah Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Bertha’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125; or the Luther Acres Caring Fund, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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