Esther Arlene (Lutz) Heisler, 81, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, September 2, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Glenn R. Heisler and the mother of one daughter, Cheryle Lynne (Heisler) Giles, wife of L. Allen Giles, Gilbertsville. She was a loving, dedicated grandmother, and great-grandmother. Born on the family farm in the Lutz Valley of Schuylkill Haven, she was a resident of Cressona most of her life and the daughter of Henry and Marian (Reed) Lutz. She is survived by one brother, Lewis Lutz.
Her surviving family includes grandsons Justin Allen, husband of Elise (Sherman) Giles and Jared Andrew, husband of Danice (Reid) Giles, and two great-grandsons, Siah Allen Giles, and Avery Reid Giles, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Esther was Valedictorian for Cressona High School class of 1956. Shewas committed to her church family at Bethesda (Reedsville) E. C. Church, Schuylkill Haven PA, serving many years as Official Board and Sunday School secretary, choir, and various committees. Along with Glenn, she supported many Christian ministries in the region. She was an avid Penn State football fan and a dedicated employee of the former ARGO Credit Union.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by siblings, Lorraine Lutz, Paul Lutz, Carrie (Lutz) Hepler, Elmer Lutz and Ida (Lutz) Blankenhorn.
Esther’s final earthly resting place will be the Reedsville Cemetery at the site of the former Reedsville Church building.
Donations in Esther’s name may be made to the Reedsville Cemetery Association, 23 Meadow Brook Drive, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972.
A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Bethesda Evangelical Congregational church of Reedsville on Tuesday, September 8 at 11 am with Pastor Mark Brooks officiating.