East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Ruth R. Follweiler

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Ruth R. Follweiler, 93, of Emmaus, died Jan. 2, 2019, under hospice care at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late George Follweiler who died in 2008 and the late Robert Althouse who died in 1952. Born in Mertztown, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura S. (Fegely) Dankel.

She was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus and was a graduate of Kutztown High School.

She loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed baking, coloring, shopping and playing the piano.

She is survived by children, Robert Althouse and his wife Patricia, Randy Althouse and his wife Violet and Patrice and her husband David Schenkel; eight grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Reed.

Memorial donations may be made to St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth St., Emmaus, 18049 or to Lehigh Valley Hospice, 2024 Lehigh St., Allentown, 18103.

Arrangements were made by the Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.