The Life of Dorothy G. Geiger

Dorothy G. (Kehl) Geiger, 87, of Macungie, passed away on Sunday, January 10, 2021 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the loving wife of Raymond C. Geiger, whom she married on June 13, 1953 in Bechtelsville, PA.

Born in Montgomery County, Dorothy was a daughter of the late John and Alice (Reppert) Kehl, but was raised by her aunt and uncle, Elsie (Reppert) and John Rhoads, after the death of her mother. Over her life, Dorothy was employed by Funk’s Apple Orchard, Superior Knitting Mills, Royal Manufacturing and The Wax Works until her retirement. 

She was a member of Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bowers, where she had been an active volunteer and helped with the baking and church crafts over the years. She was also a member of the Ray A. Master Post 217, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Topton, Seisholtzville Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary, The Red Hat Society and was a Girl Scout Leader at Huff’s Church when her daughters were young. 

Dorothy enjoyed nature and gardening, cultivating her plants, vegetables, and flowers. She was very talented, making many crafts and candles over the years. She was known for her crocheting and making wedding candles. She was the organizer of games and prizes for the annual family Christmas Party. Dorothy had a heart of gold who adored her children and grandchildren. She was a kind and loving person and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her husband of 67 years, Raymond; Dorothy is survived by her three daughters, Loretta J. (Geiger), widow of Walter Marsteller, Sr., Allentown, Pearl R. (Geiger), wife of Charles Harmany, Jr., Allentown, and Brenda K. (Geiger), wife of Todd Bohlen, Center Valley; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren. 

She is also survived by two siblings from the family she was raised by, Clyde Rhoads and Mary Stoudt. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by ten biological siblings and eight siblings from the Rhoads family.

A funeral service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 550 Fleetwood Road, Bowers, PA with Reverend Drew J. Neidig officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery of Bowers.

Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the church. Per current CDC guidelines, masks will be required, and social distancing will be practiced. 

As per Dorothy’s request, please do NOT send flowers. Contributions may be made in her memory to Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 88, Bowers, PA  19511.

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

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Mint Tea

My dearest Aunt Dot, I will forever remember you when ever I smell homemade mint tea. Whenever we came to visit you and Uncle, you ALWAYS had fresh mint tea to drink and a jug or 2 or 3 basking in the sun!! Your kitchen table was always ready for a craft to be made or a candle to create. May you rest in peace with the comfort of our Lord, with his arms wrapped around you for eternity. Love, Kimberlee

Posted by Kimberlee B on 01/13/2021

Your house

Dear Aunt Dot,

Your house was always a place of excitement and wonder. What will we create today?  My favorite memories include: mint tea, ice cube candles, and your crocheted tea cloths. Although I never did learn to crochet I can make a great batch of mint tea just like you taught us.  I know that your faith gave you comfort and that now the healing arms of Jesus will wrap around you and make you your best self as you sit with Him.  You will be missed Dear Aunt Dot, until we meet again.

I love you, Michelle 

Posted by michelle s on 01/13/2021