November 20, 2021
Lavona M. Baatz, 77, of Macungie, passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, on November 20th. She was the widow of the late Thomas R. Baatz, who died in 2007. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Freda (Kresge) Henry. Lavona worked for 20-plus years for Lower Macungie Township, retiring as the Township Secretary in 2008, during which time she acquired a multitude of certifications. Additionally, she was a Notary Public, and an Avon representative for several decades. Over the years, she was very active in her community, volunteering with the Historical Society, member of The Order of the Eastern Star, the Planning Commission, the Lower Macungie Seniors, and the local Republican Party. She enjoyed the arts, performing with the Macungie Minstrelaires. She practiced her faith with the First Presbyterian Church of Easton, singing with the choir. In her retirement years, she was lucky enough to enjoy her passion for travel, with Jim at her side, visiting 37 of the 50 states. Surviving is a second husband, in the eyes of God, James Middendorf, son Matthew T. Baatz and wife Michele of Macungie, daughters Jessica L. Baatz and partner Johnathan Herbein of Emmaus, Tamatha Urffer and husband Mark “Skip” of Macungie, grandchildren Candice Frey and husband Zachary, Clayton Baatz and Lauren Baatz. Funeral Services will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24th at the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown PA., with Rev. Stefanie Muntzel Officiating. Additionally, order of the Eastern Star Services will be conducted. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to the Gift of Life.
Lavona M. Baatz, 77, of Macungie, passed away in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loving family, on November 20th. She was the widow of the late Thomas R. Baatz, who died in 2007. Born in Northampton, she was the daughter of the... View Obituary & Service Information
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