The Life of Mae J. Hertzog

Mae J. (Funk) Hertzog, 80, of Topton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, January 22, 2019 in her residence. She was the widow of Richard L. Hertzog, who died on April 9, 2014. Born in Longswamp Township, Mae was a daughter of the late Herman P. and Sarah C. (Reinert) Funk. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Topton. Mae was the President and Secretary of the former Hertzog's Hauling, Topton, from 1985 to 1997. Prior to that, she worked at the former Kutztown Rug Mill for several years. Mae took great pride in her home, and enjoyed collecting things, especially Longaberger baskets. She also loved taking care of and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda L. (Hertzog), wife of Terry K. Kemp, Boyertown, Brenda L. (Hertzog), wife of Scott K. Younger, Mertztown and Sherry L. (Hertzog), wife of Brian M. Sacks, Fleetwood; sons, Terry L., husband of Bonnie L. (Hess) Hertzog, Downingtown, PA, and Barry L., husband of Donna L. (Rex) Hertzog, Mertztown; sister, Joyce S. (Funk) Moyer, Mertztown; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

A funeral service to celebrate Mae's life will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 25 East Weis Street, Topton, with Reverend Arthur L. Hahn officiating.  Burial will follow in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Friday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

The family requests contributions be made in Mae's memory to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 37, Topton, PA 19562-0037 or The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Rd, Birdsboro, PA 19508, to support her love for animals.

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

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I will forever hold a special place in my heart for you. I have another angel watching over me. Please continue to watch over your family. We all love you so much.  

Posted by Sara A on 01/22/2019


Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mother. I'd spend an extra min. or two with her while dropping off her meal to make sure she was ok and she always enjoyed the candy treat i gave her. mae will be missed. nancy and sam from meals on wheels  fleetwood.

Posted by samuel c on 01/27/2019