The Life of Betty J. Dietrich

Betty J. (Herber) Dietrich, 93, formerly of Kutztown, died Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Fellowship Community, Whitehall, where she was a resident two years. Betty was the widow of Ralph E. Dietrich, who died February 8, 2006. Born in Fleetwood, Betty was a daughter of the late Jonathan D. and Florence R. (Heffner) Herber. Betty was a member of Zion's Union Church, Maxatawny, where she served as Sexton for 26 years until her retirement in 2006. She was also a Sunday School teacher, Choir member, and Senior Group member for many years.

Betty is survived by a son, David W., husband of Diane S. (Moyer) Herber, Kutztown; a daughter, Donna L. (Dietrich), widow of Edward R. Van de Car, Kutztown. There are four Grandchildren: Tamara S. (Herber), wife of Gregory Marushak; Amanda S. (Herber), wife of Terry Essig; Jennaver L. (Adams), wife of Theodore S. Scaffidi; and Jamie L. (Adams), husband of Erica Schappell; eight great grandchildren: Abigail (Marushak), wife of Darrin Frantz; John Marushak; Owen Shorette; Jonah Shorette;  Archer R. Scaffidi; Arden A. Scaffidi; Eric Essig and Ashley Essig; and a great-great granddaughter, Aurora Grace Frantz.

A Funeral Service to Celebrate and Honor Betty's life will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. in Zion's Union Church, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, with Vicar Jeremiah T. Heydt, officiating. Interment in Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery. Relatives and Friends are invited to a viewing on Saturday, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the church.

The family requests Betty be lovingly remembered with contributions 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

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To the Family

So sorry for your loss.  Betty was a loved cousin.  Growing up and living close to her and her parents, I would often spent time at their house.  Betty would give me perms & curl my hair.  Her family would always remember me at Christmas.  In later years, the cousins would get together for breakfasts.  I will miss her.....Gloria

Posted by Gloria K on 05/25/2023