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Dorothy Hagenbuch

Dorothy May Hagenbuch (Reiss)

Sunday May 14, 1922 - Friday October 16, 2020
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Dorothy (Reiss) Hagenbuch, 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 16th, 2020, at Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, in Richlandtown. She was the beloved wife of John Hagenbuch, who died unexpectedly years earlier at age 59. Born in Creamery, PA, Dorothy, or Dot, as friends would call her, was the daughter of the late Melvin and Ella (Zigler) Reiss. She grew up in Lederach and Hoppenville, PA, where her family owned general stores and farmed. Dorothy was the sexton at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Pennsburg, from the 1970s until the late 1990s. She ensured that the church was always neat and ready to receive worshippers and children taking Sunday School lessons. Before that, she was employed at the former El Rio (Rex) Sewing Factory, in East Greenville. She would later apply those skills to create many Halloween costumes for her family. She was a Cub Scout den mother and a Brownie troop leader to her children. Her greatest joy was spending time with family playing games, mini golfing, baking cookies, and brewing dandelion wine.
Dorothy is survived by her son James A. Hagenbuch of Pennsburg, and his wife Janice; and her daughter Jane A., wife of David Wolf of East Greenville. Dorothy was a grandmother who leaves behind Suzanne Burns of Kutztown, PA; Jessica Robinson of Menomonee Falls, WI; and Lauren Wolf of Vienna, VA. She also leaves behind great grandchildren Rachel and Mason Burns.
Services will be private and she will be interred with her husband in St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery in Pennsburg.
The family is suggesting that donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org, 617 Main St A, Hellertown, PA 18055.
The Falk Funeral Home in Pennsburg is in charge of her arrangements. Please visit their "Book of Memories" at falkfuneralhomes.com.
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    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, October 20th, 2020
    Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Pennsburg
    163 Main Street
    Pennsburg, PA 18073
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    Rev. David Penman
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    St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery
    101 Penn Street
    PENNSBURG, PA 18073
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Vicki Geunes

Posted at 10:43am
Hello Jane and family,

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. I know it was a long hard road the past few years and may it ease your burden to know she is at peace with God. I will always remember her as a good person and mother to you. I remember as far back as kindergarten and playing at your house and that she was always so kind to me. I know through our recent conversations that it was difficult near the end but you will always have the gift of her devotion and love.

Vicki Leister Geunes

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