Bethlehem Press

Thursday, June 4, 2020

John W. Yerk Sr., retired police commissioner

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

John W. Yerk Sr., 90, of Bethlehem, died March 22, 2020, at his home. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Martine (Gerhab) Yerk. He was the husband of the late Anna M. (Kolleogy) Yerk.

He was hired as a police officer in 1959 for the City of Bethlehem. He was the police commissioner when he retired in 1997.

He was a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

He was a member of the FOP Star Lodge #20. He was on the board of directors of the Bethlehem Boys and Girls Club.

Jacqueline Mae (Wenner) Vibert, registered nurse

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Jacqueline Mae (Wenner) Vibert, 84, died March 19, 2020, at home in Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Franklin and Beulah Madelin (Leister) Wenner. She was the wife of the late Thomas Monteith Vibert for 62 years.

She was a 1954 graduate of Bethlehem HS and a 1957 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, where she received her R.N. degree.

She was employed by Rhode Island Hospital from 1969 until her retirement in 1998.

Eugene P. Berg Sr., BASD teacher

Monday, March 30, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Eugene P. Berg Sr., 88, of Bethlehem, died March 22, 2020. He was a son of the late Elizabeth (Hourt) and Paul J. Berg. He was the husband of the late Eleanor M. (Supon) Berg.

He graduated from Bloomsburg University and earned a master’s degree from Lehigh University.

He was in the U.S. Army.

He was a teacher in the Bethlehem School District for 37 years, from which he retired.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.

Dorothy (Johnson) Fremstad, 4,000-hour St. Luke’s volunteer

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy (Johnson) Fremstad, 92, of Bethlehem, died March 10, 2020. Born in Whitehall, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Clarissa (Linnell) Johnson. She was the wife of the late Bennie A. Fremstad.

She volunteered more than 4,000 hours at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Fremstad and her companion Ron Post, and Sandra Ann Robinson and her husband Andrew; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Ben A. Fremstad; and a daughter, Kristen Fremstad.

John M. Sunday, Elite co-owner; funeral director

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

John M. Sunday, 67, of Whitehall, died suddenly March 11, 2020, at Penn State Health - Saint Joseph, Bern Township. Born in Pottsville, he was a son of the late John G. and Helen M. (Michaelcavage) Sunday.

He was a 1970 graduate of Minersville Area HS; a graduate of Lehigh-Carbon Community College, Schnecksville; and a graduate of the American Academy McAllister Institute of Mortuary Science, New York, New York.

Robert J. Willgruber, mail carrier

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert J. Willgruber, 72, of Bethlehem, died March 3, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Lorraine Willgruber. He was the husband of Lorelei Willgruber.

He attended Liberty HS.

He was in the United States Navy. Willgruber was employed as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, Bethlehem, until he retired.

He was a member of the North End Republican Club, West Side Republican Club and Rosemont Fire Company.

Hilda K. Wolfe, executive secretary

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Hilda “Hildy” K. Wolfe, 92, of Bethlehem, died March 10, 2020. Born in Northampton, she was a daughter of the late Ignatz and Julia (Groller) Kopfer. She was the wife of Paul R. Wolfe for 43 years.

She was an executive secretary for 26 years until she retired from Western Electric.

She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Windish Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Lewis and Alfred Kopfer; and three sisters, Rose Kochan, Julia Kremus and Anne Bealer.

Dorothy (Johnson) Fremstad, 4,000 hour St. Luke’s volunteer

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Dorothy (Johnson) Fremstad, 92, of Bethlehem, died March 10, 2020. Born in Whitehall, Wisconsin, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Clarissa (Linnell) Johnson. She was the wife of the late Bennie A. Fremstad.

She volunteered more than 4,000 hours at St. Luke’s, Bethlehem.

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy Fremstad and her companion Ron Post, and Sandra Ann Robinson and her husband Andrew; grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Ben A. Fremstad; and a daughter, Kristen Fremstad.

Siglinde R. Agentis , OLPH Church member

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Siglinde “Mutti” R. Agentis, 93, of Bethlehem, died March 6, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Rüsselsheim, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Georg and Lisette (Hornung) Reining. She was the wife of the late Arthur Agentis.

She was a seamstress and a cook, and sold potato pancakes at the Allentown Fair and Musikfest for many years.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bethlehem.

Robert J. Willgruber, mail carrier

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

Robert J. Willgruber, 72, of Bethlehem, died March 3, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John and Lorraine Willgruber. He was the husband of Lorelei Willgruber.

He attended Liberty High School.

He was in the United States Navy. Bob was employed as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service, Bethlehem, until he retired.

He was a member of the North End Republican Club, West Side Republican Club and Rosemont Fire Company.