The Life of Irvin L. Miller

Irvin L. Miller, 94, of Kutztown, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Kutztown Manor, Inc., Kutztown. He was the widower of Catherine R. (Moyer) Miller, who died October 3, 2008. Irvin and Catherine had been married 63 years at the time of her death. Born in Maxatawny Township, he was a son of the late Nevin M. and Lizzie M. (Dietrich) Miller. Irvin was a member of Zion's Union Church, Kutztown, where he was a member of the choir for over 40 years; Sunday School Superintendent; and Financial Secretary of the Church Council for many years. He was a member and Secretary of Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery Board for 17 years.

Irvin was a dairy farmer in Maxatawny Township over 40 years until his retirement in 1987. He then worked for Mayo Motors, Trexlertown, as a parts runner for over 10 years.

Irvin was a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, Class of 1943. He was a member of Kutztown Grange, #1836, Kutztown, and served as a former Chaplain. He loved playing BINGO and visiting his only sister, Eleanor, on her farm.

Irvin is survived by two daughters: Leatrice M. (Miller), wife of Glance L. Moatz, Topton; and Nancy L. (Miller), wife of Robert L. Scheidt, Jr., Kutztown. Other survivors include a sister, Eleanor K. (Miller) widow of Donald G. Siegfried, Kutztown. There are four grandchildren: Michael S., husband of Pamela K. (Mengel) Moatz; Angela R. (Moatz) Steltz; Adrienne R. (Scheidt), wife of Brian Wright; and Amberly J. (Scheidt), wife of Steve Evasic; and three great grandchildren: Jacob M. Moatz; Cathlene N. Moatz; and Miles R. Wright.

The family would like to acknowledge the compassionate care Irvin received during a recent hospitalization at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, during this most challenging time for doctors, nurses and other caregivers. They would also like to again express their appreciation to the staff at Kutztown Manor, Inc., for the wonderful care and concern for Irvin and his family during his hospitalization, his return to Kutztown Manor, and in his sudden passing.

There will be a drive-thru viewing on Saturday, May 23, 2020, from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. at Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Private graveside services and interment will follow in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, Kutztown, with Reverend Jeffrey J. Butz, officiating. The service will also be LIVE streamed for extended family and friends to view safely from home. Please submit a request to to receive an invitation from the funeral home.

The family requests contributions be made in Irvin's memory to Zion's Union Church - Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, PA 19530.

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

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A good friend

Know Irvin all my life, He was bartender at my weading.He always had a smile on his face. The last two years loved taking my dog Bonnie to Manor for him to see he loved her. I will miss him. RIP I now have a nuther angle in heaven. God Bless Him.

Posted by Carol K on 05/20/2020

A life well lived

My late husband, Tom Davis, and I worked with Irvin at Mayo Motors... irvin was always delightful, nonassuming and pleasant.  I can honestly say he was one of the most friendly people I knew... saddened by the news of his passing .. Doreen MayoDavis 

Posted by Doreen M on 05/20/2020

A kind man.

Irvin was always kind, friendly and easy going. We seemed destined to become friends, as our physical selves kept crossing spiritual paths! I was always treated with respect and kindness, whether at Miss Eleanor's home, at the grocery store or at Church. His smile could light up a room! Over just a brief time his family became mine and not one of them, nor their acceptance will ever be forgotten! Nikki

Posted by Nikki P on 05/21/2020

Working on the farm for him

I fondly remember helping him on the farm the summer after high school graduation (until I got mono), at church, and of the times at the tractor pulls at the Oley Fair.  I missed seeing him at fair the last few years and wondered how he is doing.  I am not sure if we can come to the viewing on Saturday because we will be celebrating our 50th wedding anniversity that same day with a drive by.  Our prayers go out to his family. 

Posted by George and Martha W on 05/22/2020

Trips to Farm

As a child I loved going to the Miller's farm to pick up eggs. Irwin was always smiling as was his dog Taffy. Whenever I would see Irwin around town he would always have a smile and a kind word. So very sorry for you loss.

Posted by Debra W on 05/24/2020