The Life of Lennia A. Mertz
Lennia A. (Angstadt) Mertz, 87, of Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 in her daughter's residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Charles E. Mertz, Sr., who died on January 10, 2018, and whom she married on May 30 1953.
Born in Maxatawny Township, Lennia was a daughter of the late Kuney E. and Arline D. (Trexler) Angstadt. Lennia was a member of Zion's Union Church, Maxatawny.
Lennia enjoyed to crochet, crafting, and tending her garden. Lennia and her late husband, Charles, were members of The Old Time Plow Boys Club, Kutztown.
Lennia is survived by her two children, Charles E. Mertz, Jr., and Cynthia A. (Mertz), wife of Earl A. Bower, Jr., both of Kutztown; two grandsons, Jesse E,. husband of Laura L. (Wessner) Christman; and Jordan E. Christman; and two great-granddaughters, Abigail L. and Hannah J. Christman. Other survivors include a sister, Laila A. (Angstadt) widow of Charles J. Loch, Weisenberg Township. Along with her husband and parents, Lennia was predeceased by a granddaughter, Desiree L. Christman; and a brother Ernest L. Angstadt.
A funeral service to celebrate and honor Lennia's's life will be held on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in Zion's Union Church, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, with Vicar Jeremiah T. Heydt, officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, Kutztown. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing on Monday morning from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the church.
The family requests contributions be made in Lennia's memory to Zion's Union Church, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, PA 19530. Ludwick Funeral Homes and Cremation Care, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.Ludwickfh.com.
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Loved her crafts
I remember Lennia and Charlie and her sister Laila at Leesport every week. In their booth inside the market, selling their crafts. Richard and I always stopped to chat. We always looked forward to their smiles and stories.