Lorraine Christel 84, was Ephrata High School grad, St. Lawrence Carbonizing retiree

By on February 12, 2014

Lorraine Christel, 84, of Reading, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 in Zerbe Sisters Nursing Facility in Narvon.

She was the wife of Donald R. Christel. Born in Ephrata, she was a daughter of the late Ruth (Shiffer) Steinmetz Auer and Charles Irwin Steinmetz. Lorraine was a graduate of Ephrata High School in 1947 and she loved to walk, read and garden. She was employed by St. Lawrence Carbonizing Company until her retirement.

In addition to her husband, Lorraine has one daughter: Lois of Reading; two sons: Neil of Hyde Park and Kent, husband of Sandra of Wyomissing; three grandchildren: Carly, Amanda and Megan all of Shillington and one brother: William Auer, husband of Priscilla of Port Treverton. She was predeceased by a grandson Gary J. Christel in 1995.

A service was held Feb. 7 in the Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. Mount Penn. Interment was private. For online condolences, visit lutzfuneralhome.com.

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