The Life of Mrs. Mildred C. " Millie" Reinhard
Mildred C. "Millie" (Romig) Reinhard, 89, a resident of The Buehrle Center, Topton, and formerly of Mertztown, passed away on Saturday, September 25, 2021 in her residence. She was the loving wife of Robert L. Reinhard whom she married on November 7, 1953, and who died on August 21, 2013.
Born in Mertztown, Millie was a daughter of the late Irvin L. and Verna M. (Snyder) Romig. She was a member of Saint Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton, where she served as a pianist, playing many duets with former organist, Mae Schlegel. Millie attended Longswamp High School and graduated from Kutztown Area High School. She then attended Allentown Hospital School of Nursing where she became a Registered Nurse. She began her nursing career working for William O. Muehlhauser, M.D. at his medical practice in Topton. She later worked for The Lutheran Home at Topton for 25 years until her retirement in 1994.
Millie was a member of and played piano for The Topton Senior Citizens. She also taught piano lessons for several years and volunteered with Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed crossword and word search puzzles, crocheting, reading, card games with her family and friends and going to the casinos with her husband.
Millie is survived by her daughters, Debra J. (Reinhard), wife of Willard J. Miller, Blandon, Patricia K. (Reinhard), wife of Dale I. Schaeffer, Topton, and Susan G. (Reinhard), wife of Kurt H. Showalter, Topton, sons, Michael R., husband of Charlotte J. (Kistler) Reinhard, Melbourne, FL, and Thomas A. Reinhard, Topton; 10 grandchildren, Kelly L. (Miller), wife of Lucas D. Torres, Kimberly S. (Miller), wife of Darin M. Kitashima, Stephanie L. (Schaeffer), wife of Zach Halabura, Matthew D. Schaeffer, Keene A. Showalter, Derek M., husband of Jaimie Reinhard, Chad E., husband of Lauren Reinhard, John C., husband of Katlyn LaDow, Kyle T., husband of Jessica Reinhard, Logan B. Reinhard; and nine great-grandchildren, Chase, Lennox, Braxen, J.J., Aiden, Cayden, Caleb, Bexley and Leah.
In addition to her husband and parents, Millie was predeceased by her brother, Dr. Robert I. Romig and sister, Corinne A. (Romig) Reppert.
A funeral service to honor and celebrate Millie's life will be held on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 122 W. Franklin Street, Topton. Burial will follow in Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Thursday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the church.
The family requests contributions be made in Millie's memory to Saint Peter's United Church of Christ, 122 W. Franklin Street, Topton, PA 19562.
Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Topton, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.Ludwickfh.com.
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So sorry for the family's loss. Millie was a wonderful person and had a great impact on my life. She taught me piano for 10 years and was always kind and encouraging to me. I have used the skill she taught me ever since! I accompanied chorus in high school and was pianist in all the churches I was a member of; in fact I still play today in my church over 40 years later! May God bring you all comfort in His love of Millie. My prayers are with you.