Linda Lou Echternacht, 68, Bollman Hat worker, enjoyed shopping, cooking, giving to others

By on December 13, 2017

Linda Lou Echternacht, 68, Denver, died Dec. 6, 2017, in Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading.

Born in Reinholds, a daughter of the late Lloyd D. and Kathryn E. (Gerhart) Sweigart, she was the widow of Allan R. “Skip” Echternacht, who died May 10, 2008.

Linda worked for Bollman Hat Company, Adamstown, and had her own cleaning business. She cherished time with family and friends, shopping, cooking and giving to others. Even in death she was a Gift of Life Donor. Linda will be remembered for her jovial spirit and exuberant personality.

Surviving are her sons: Anthony L. (Michele) Echternacht, Lebanon; Alan (Tamra) Echternacht, Lethbridge, Canada; and George (Virginia) Echternacht, Ephrata; daughters: Mindy L. Echternacht, friend of Shawn West, Denver; and Lucinda (Jay) Mattu, Adamstown; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters: Arlene Fuller, Reinholds; Erma Parsons, Sinking Spring; and Karen (Elvin) Weber, Denver; and sister-in-law: Loraine Steingraber, Denver.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son: Troy Crowther and his wife, Isabella; grandson: George Echternacht; sisters: Helen Roth and Esther Smith; and brothers: Harold and Barry Sweigart.

Funeral services will be Friday, Dec. 15 at noon from Good Funeral Home, Reamstown. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Sinking Spring. The viewing will be Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2451 Crystal Drive #900, Arlington, VA 22202.

Condolences and memories may be shared at Good Funeral Home, Reamstown, handled the arrangements.

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