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🇺🇸 Edwin Steigerwalt, 87 – Business Owner, History Buff

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Edwin W. Steigerwalt, 87, of West Penn Township, died Wednesday, January 15, 2020 in his home.

He was the husband of Geraldine (Hill) Steigerwalt. They were married on November 5, 1955 and celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Prior to retiring, Ed was a self-employed butcher who owned and operated Steigerwalt Meats in West Penn Township for 32 years.

Born in West Penn Township, he was the son of the late Walter D. and Alma (Eberts) Steigerwalt.

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He was a member of Ben Salem UCC in Lehighton.

He was an Army veteran, having reached the rank of Sgt. 1st Class.

He was a former member of the Tamaqua Masonic Lodge # 238 F&AM.

He was an avid reader, history buff and a car enthusiast.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Ernest and two sisters, Mary Kunkle and Mildred Kleinhagen.

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Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Edwin II, of West Penn Township; three daughters, Judith, wife of Jerry Hoffman, of West Penn Township, Cheryl, wife of Jeffrey Stone, of Wernersville, and Valerie Steigerwalt, of Nesquehoning; brother, Elwood and his wife Mary, of Andreas; two sisters, Maralyn Miller, of Lehighton, and Joyce Kleinhagen, of Reading; four grandchildren, Matthew Stauffer, Michelle Farrell, Zachery Powell and Anelia Bennick, four great grandchildren, Jack, Elyse, Kyle and Evageline, nieces and nephews.

Private service with Rev. Michael McGowan officiating. Private interment will be in Ben Salem Church Cemetery, Lehighton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Ben Salem UCC, P.O. Box 128, Andreas, PA 18211 or St. Luke’s Hospice, 777 Blakeslee Blvd. East, Lehighton, PA 18235.

Arrangements are being handled by the Hartman Funeral Home, 1791 West Penn Pike, Rte. 309, New Ringgold. Online condolences may be made at


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