The Life of Ferne N. Arnold

Ferne N. (Meitzler) Arnold, 69, of Mertztown, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Allentown, Ferne was a daughter of the late George F. and Margaret A. (Geist) Meitzler. She was a 1966 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, New Tripoli. Ferne was employed as a Laborer at East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc., Lyon Station, for 37 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Lyons Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Topton, Breinigsville V.F.W. Post #8282, and the Topton Senior Citizens. Ferne also enjoyed playing BINGO.

Ferne is survived by her two sons, Kevin G., husband of Rene K. (Fabian) Arnold, Topton, and Keith A., husband of Melissa A. (Moss) Arnold, Mertztown; four grandchildren, Dustin, and his wife, Jessica, Sydney, Keegan and Kamryn Arnold; and a great-granddaughter, Amelia. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary Lou Zettlemoyer, and brothers, Carl F. Meitzler, Leon Meitzler and Kermit Derr.

A graveside service to celebrate Ferne's life and burial will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Berks County Memorial Gardens, 201 Evansville Road, Fleetwood, PA, with Reverend Laura L. Stoneback officiating. There are no calling hours.

The family requests contributions be made in Ferne's memory to Brindle Buddies and Friends, P.O. Box 37, Kutztown, PA 19530.

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

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RIP Ferne.We totally loved your witty personality and love of life.Our condolences Kevin and Keith.

Posted by Matt H on 7/3/2018