The Life of Geraldine R. Sechler

Geraldine R. (Yoder) Sechler, 103, formerly of Topton, died peacefully, Friday, October 16, 2020, in the Henry Health Care Center on the Campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton. Geraldine was the widow of Leland M. Sechler, who died May 9, 1986. Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late William and Jennie (Weida) Yoder. Mrs. Sechler was a member of Saint Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton, and attended Grace Lutheran Church while a resident at The Lutheran Home.

Geraldine was a graduate of the Allentown General Hospital's School of Nursing, receiving a Diploma as a Registered Nurse. She worked for the former Allentown General Hospital, Allentown, for three years, then continued her professional career as a registered nurse in the office of William O. Muehlhauser, M.D., Topton, for over 25 years until her retirement.

Geraldine was a member of Order of the Eastern Star, East Penn Chapter 336, Kutztown.

Geraldine is survived by two daughters: Judith L. (Sechler), wife of W. Allen Sullivan, Erdenheim, Montgomery County; and Stephany R. (Sechler), widow of Clyde J. Yerger, Fleetwood. Other survivors include four grandchildren: Gregory A. Sullivan; Tracy L. Sullivan; Michael J. Yerger; and Stephen L. Yerger. There are four great grandsons: Joshua M. Yerger; Jack M. Yerger; Luke T. Sullivan; Chase A. Sullivan; and a great granddaughter Fiona R. Sullivan.

A memorial service to celebrate Geraldine's life will be held at the convenience of the family, followed by inurnment in Huff's Church Union Cemetery, Alburtis. There are no public viewing or calling hours.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Geraldine's memory to Saint Peter's U.C.C. Church, 122 West Franklin Street, Topton, PA 19562.

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

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I worked with Gerry in Dr. Muelhauser's office for a number of years.  She was a very caring, compassionate person and very dedicated to her job and co-workers.  I was very lucky to meet and work with such a beautiful person.  Rest in peace.

Posted by Barbara G on 10/18/2020

My Mother's Roommate

My mother Betty Rhoads was Geraldine's room mate at the Topton Home and she was a lovely roommate and friend to my mother. There were many times she told us stories of when she was a young girl and how much she loved her mother. We had a knitted shaw made for her that she loved dearly. When we gave it to her she cried. We talked about the beautiful birds and how much she liked good candy. When my mother passed in June I made sure she got the bird bedspread that she always admired.We were very honored to have known her.

Posted by Sandra V on 10/19/2020

Co worker

What a sweet, caring lady, had the privilege of also working with Gerry for 10 yrs, she also had a great sence of humor,  rest in peace.

Posted by Connie R on 10/19/2020


Hello to the family of Geraldine, My husband and I are members of the Ontelaunee Region antique cars as was Geraldine.  She was a very likeable person, always ready with a smile and a helping hand, We always enjoyed her company and will always think of her fondly. Carl and Minnie Breininger. 

Posted by Minnie B on 10/21/2020