The Life of Joyce M. Printz

Joyce M. (Sechler) Printz, 91, a lifelong resident of Topton, died suddenly on Thursday, May 24, 2018 in her residence. She was the widow of Neil W. F. Printz, who died on March 30, 2011. Born in Topton, Joyce was a daughter of the late Richard C. and Florence M. (Butz) Sechler. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Topton, and worked as a sewing machine operator at the former Marcus Manufacturing, Topton, for 25 years, until her retirement in 1991.

Joyce is survived by her two children, Dennis N. Printz, Topton, and Debra Ann (Printz), wife of Kenneth C. Wagner, Alburtis; grandson, Kyle C. Wagner, Ph.D., husband of Andrea (Luebbe) Wagner; and a great-granddaughter, Kara Ann Wagner, all of Plymouth Meeting. Joyce was predeceased by her parents, husband, son, Bruce R. Printz in 1953, daughter, Donna K. (Printz) Brunner in 1984, and sisters, Beatrice Drey, Kathryn Sechler, Lillian Bieber and Dorothea Krick.

Graveside services for Joyce and burial in Topton Union Cemetery, Topton, will be held privately by her family.

The family requests contributions be made in Joyce's memory to Topton Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, P.O. Box 8, Topton, PA 19562 or Topton Community Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 22, Topton, PA 19562. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, PA, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Joyce’s ever present bright eyes and quick smile characterized how pleasant it was to be with her. She enjoyed her family and especially delighted in the birth of her great granddaughter, Kara Ann. These memories are in our hearts forever. You have my sympathy, Cynthia 

Posted by Cynthia L on 5/31/2018