Ruth D. Weigel89, secretary, active volunteer

By on August 4, 2011

Ruth D. Weigel, 89, of Luther Acres, Lititz, formerly of Columbia, died at Lancaster General Hospital July 30, 2011.

Born in Columbia, she was the daughter of the late Earl Witmer and Louise Demy Dombach. She was the wife of the late Charles E. Weigel Sr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.

She was a 1939 graduate of Columbia High School and a 1941 graduate of Central Pennsylvania Business College, Harrisburg. She worked for Pennsylvania Securities and Exchange Commission, Harrisburg; was secretary to district traffic manager of Grinnell Corp.; secretary to chaplains, United Campus Ministry, Millersville University; and secretary, tax collector’s office, Columbia. She was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church. She was secretary and member, board of directors of Columbia Woman’s Club; a member of Business and Professional Woman’s Club and Columbia Chapter #366, Order of Eastern Star; secretary, residents council, St. John’s Herr Estate; and a volunteer for Columbia Hospital. She enjoyed swimming, knitting, sewing, reading and bicycling.

She is survived by three sons: Rev. Charles E. Weigel Jr., husband of Patricia Zerr Weigel, of Lebanon; David J. Weigel, of Lancaster; William M. Weigel, husband of Nancy Friedrichs Weigel, of Franklinville, N.Y.; four grandchildren: William F. Weigel, husband of Shannon Weigel, of Erie; Melinda Ackell, wife of James Ackell, of New York City; Bethany Kleinfelter, wife of Matthew Kleinfelter, of Palmyra; and Kylie Weigel, of Chapel Hill, N.C.; one great-grandson: Benjamin Ackell; sisters: Ella Louise Kile, wife of Chet Kile, of Mount Joy; and Esther Albright, of Columbia; and brother: Richard Dombach, husband of Jeanne Dombach, of Lancaster.

A grandson, David L. Weigel, preceded her in death.

A memorial service will be held Aug. 4 at Luther Acres Chapel of the Good Shepherd, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Walt Cleckley and Rev. Jeffrey Snyder officiating. Private interment in Silver Spring Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions in Ruth’s memory may be made to: Columbia United Methodist Church, 510 Walnut St., Columbia, PA 17512 or Luther Acres, 600 E. Main St., Lititz, PA 17543.

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