Alta Milchunas, Dutchmaid retiree

By on February 16, 2012

Alta Heft Milchunas entered into rest in Sinking Spring Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

She was born in Mohnton on Sept. 25, 1915. She lived many years in Adamstown before moving to Ephrata in 1954. Her husband, Leon, died in 2009 after 61 years of marriage. Alta resided in the Manor Care Nursing Home, Sinking Spring, since 2007.

Having graduated from Ephrata High School in 1933, she worked for the Bollman Hat Factory, Adamstown, and then Dutchmaid, Ephrata, and retired in 1980. Alta was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Adamstown. She loved traveling and visited Europe, the Middle East as well as 48 states. She also loved music, reading and taking pictures on her travels.

She is survived by a sister: Ruth Young, of Jacksonville, Fla., and two nieces: Rosalind Buhman, of Belle Plaine, Minn.; and Eileen Senesac, of Jacksonville, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother: Norman.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 385, Adamstown, PA 19501.

A graveside service will be held on Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, with Pastor Sandra L. Gideon officiating.

Arrangements are being made by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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