January 10, 1929 - December 25, 2018
Catherine I. Gerlach, 89 formerly of Pequea Twp., passed away Christmas Morning, December 25, 2018 at Luther Acres, Lititz. Born on January 10, 1929 in Pequea Township, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Kreider and Katie Schmuck Eberly Mellinger. Catherine was the wife of Willis H. Gerlach who preceded her in death on January 10, 2017. Catherine like to stay busy and worked for Willow Valley Bakery at Southern Market, Shultz Transportation as a van driver, Mennonite Home in the kitchen, Enck's Deli at the Park City Market and the Musical Chalet in Willow Street. Her last job was with his husband working for Philhaven in the housekeeping department. Catherine was a member of New Danville Mennonite Church and enjoyed sewing circle, teaching Sunday School and helping with the SMILE program. She enjoyed her kittens and doggies and was an animal lover. She likes to knit and enjoyed being on a bowling league earlier in life. Family meant alot to Catherine and she is survived by her sons, John W., husband of Nancy Whitman Gerlach of Lancaster and Douglas M. Gerlach of Manheim; daughters, Lois J. Gerlach of Manheim and Judy M., wife of Jonathan Beltz of Lancaster; grandchildren, Melissa Iwaszko, Kimberly Watson, James C. Kutz, Jonathan Beltz, Jr. and Matthew Beltz; great granddaughters, Briana Heymann, Halle Iwaszko and Amelia Kutz, along with her great great grandson, Ashton John Heymann. Catherine was preceded in death by her sister, Gladys High and brothers, Elvin, Paul, Stanley, Norman and Robert Mellinger. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Catherine's funeral service on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11AM from the New Danville Mennonite Church, 103 Marticville Road, Lancaster with Pastor Robert Brody officiating. Friends will be received at the church on Saturday from 10 to 11AM. Interment will be held in the adjoining church cemetery. Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Catherine's memory to Philanthropy Office at Luthercare, 600 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543. For other information please call 717-872-1779 or to submit an online condolence visit www.thegundelchapel.com.
Catherine I. Gerlach, 89 formerly of Pequea Twp., passed away Christmas Morning, December 25, 2018 at Luther Acres, Lititz. Born on January 10, 1929 in Pequea Township, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Kreider and Katie Schmuck Eberly... View Obituary & Service Information
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