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Annetta R. Oswald

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

attended Emmanuel Assembly of God

Annetta R. Oswald, 87, of Allentown, died April 7, 2019, in the home of her daughter, Diane, surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 18, 1931, in Lowhill Township, she was the daughter of the late Arthur H. Seibert and Hermie A. (Snyder) Kerschner.

A bench hand and final inspector at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for 32 years, she retired in 1985.

She attended Emmanuel Assembly of God, Allentown, and was a member of the Allentown AARP chapter.

She enjoyed cooking, baking desserts and going to flea markets throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Her survivors include children Diane M. Nagle and her husband, Bob, of Allentown, Linda L. Gauntt and her husband, Dale, of Bartow, Fla., Dennis H. Oswald and his fiancée, Donna, of Walnutport; daughter-in-law JoAnn Gruber of Slatington; half-brother Dale Seibert and his wife, Linda, of Allentown; stepsister Betty Youndt; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son Leon E. Gruber and siblings Reynard A. Seibert and Arlette Klotz.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. April 13 in Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville, with Pastor Rhonda Butz officiating.

Family and friends may pay their respects 2-4 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.

Private interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, South Whitehall.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Allentown Rescue Mission c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.