Hildegard Witmer

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Hildegard Witmer


     Hildegard Witmer, 89, of Ronks, passed away at Hospice and Community Care on Friday, May 5th, 2017.  She was married to the late Melvin J. Witmer for 60 years. Mr. Witmer died in 2007.  Hilda was born in Kimpalong, Romania and lived briefly in Austria, Germany, Poland, and Czechoslovakia before getting married and settling with her husband in Lancaster County.  She was a seamstress by trade.  Later in life she spent much of her time caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     She was an active long-time member at St. John’s United Methodist Church and volunteered with the Paradise Meals on Wheels and the Ronks Fire Company.  She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family. 

     Surviving are a son, Michael D., husband of Bobbie Witmer of Lancaster; daughter Cindy E., wife of John Shenk of Leola;  three grandchildren, Jill, wife of Bruce Millard of East Earl, John, husband of Leah Shenk of Denver and Stephanie, wife of Matt Smith of Lancaster; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosa, wife of the late Willi Heubeck of Ansbach, Germany. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother, all of Germany.

     Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3001 Lincoln Hwy. East, Paradise, PA 17562.  There will be no public viewing; however, the family will greet friends from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment: the adjoining cemetery. Please omit flowers. Kindly consider mailing a contribution in Hilda’s memory to St. John’s U.M. Church, c/o the above address. 

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