The Life of Margaret A. Stettler

Margaret A. (Bartholomew) Stettler, 97, of Kutztown, died Friday, January 7, 2022, in The Lutheran Home at Topton, where she was a patient one week.  She was the widow of Arlington F. Stettler, who died in 1979.  Born in Nazareth, Northampton County, Margaret was a daughter of the late James and Carrie (Dornblaser) Bartholomew.  Margaret was a member of Zion's Union Church, Maxatawny.

Margaret was first employed at Wenton Shoe Company, Kutztown; then, Kutztown Blouse Factory and  KATOS Sportswear, Kutztown.  Margaret also worked as a school crossing guard for many years.  She retired from Kutztown University as a custodian, having cleaned for several of the University's Presidents.

Margaret enjoyed hunting and fishing and accompanied her husband on many trips over the years.  She enjoyed spending time at the family hunting cabin in White Haven.  Margaret enjoyed working in her yard and keeping her flower beds in tip-top shape.

Margaret is survived by her son Richard W., husband of Sharon L. (Moyer) Weigle, Kutztown.  There is a granddaughter, Trisha L. (Weigle), wife of Kerry A. Berger, Kutztown, and two great granddaughters: Marisa L. and Sadie S. Berger.  Other survivors include two brothers: Robert Bartholomew, Bethlehem; and Eugene Bartholomew, Pottsville.  In addition to her parents and husband, Arlington, Margaret was predeceased by a daughter, Barbara B. Weigle; a grandson, Ryan W. Weigle; and ten siblings.

A funeral service to celebrate Margaret's life will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with The Reverend Jeffrey J. Butz, officiating.  Interment in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery.  Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.

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

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A wonderful Lady

       I knew Margaret from her work at Kutztown University.  She was a good worker, efficient and pleasant, and a very kind person.  Margaret was very well thought of and deeply missed when she retired.  May she              Rest In Peace!  

With my deepest sympathy to all her family during this time of loss,      Lisa Ladd-Kidder

Posted by Lisa L on 01/09/2022

Kind neighbor

Margaret was my neighbor for 28 years. She always had a kind word, and kept beautiful flowers in her yard that brightened up our neighborhood. She always had a smile or a story. She loved her family and her grandson Ryan, who spent a lot of time at her house - his memory is also a blessing for our little corner of town. I will remember my kids catching butterflies in her yard, and will miss waving at her across the allley. May Margaret Rest In Peace. 

Posted by Beth S on 01/13/2022