The Life of Jeannine G. Bortz

Jeannine G. (Strausser) Bortz, 89, formerly of Kutztown and Fleetwood, died Monday, June 18, 2018, in Kutztown Manor Nursing Home, Kutztown, where she was a resident since September 2016.  She was the widow of Carl H. Bortz, who died August 9, 1999.  Born in Hamburg, she was a daughter of the late Mark R. and Edna I. (Fox) Strausser.  Mrs. Bortz was a member of Saint Paul's United Church of Christ Church, Kutztown. Jeannine was employed as a laborer at the former Kutztown Shoe Company, Kutztown, from 1948 until 1972.  She then worked as a School Guard for Kutztown Borough from 1978 until her retirement in 1991.  Jeannine was a 1946 graduate of Hamburg High School, Hamburg, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 839, Kutztown.

There are no immediate survivors.

Funeral services will be held Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with Reverend Jennifer M. Bannerman, officiating.  Interment in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown.  Relatives and friends may call Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home. 

The family requests contributions be made in Jeannine's memory to  Saint Paul's U.C.C. Church Memorial Fund, 47 South Whiteoak Street, Kutztown, PA 19530 or American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 or American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. 

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Sorry but we just back from vacation & missed the service.Tried to see her at the home, but both times was barely responsive. Nurse could not get her awake as well. had her out to eat a few times after Carl passed, but lost touch over the last few years. She was in my thoughts often and sorry I did not get to really talk to her near the end. I know she is in a better place & back keeping Carl in place.

Posted by Tom G on 7/1/2018