The Life of Heidi Bartholomew

Heidi (Bänder) Bartholomew, 73, of Longswamp Township, died Thursday, September 27, 2018, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of Luther L. Bartholomew. They were married March 20, 1976. Born in Hagenow, Hamburg, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Gerhard and Wanda (Stutzer) Bänder. Heidi was a homemaker. She enjoyed playing cards and was an animal lover.

In addition to her husband of 42 years, Luther, Heidi is survived by a son, Franklin G. Gift, Mertztown; and a daughter, Dawn L. (Bartholomew), wife of Adam T. Madeira, Mertztown.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

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

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