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Dorothy Mae Heiser

August 24, 1931 ~ December 31, 2020 (age 89)

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Dorothy Mae (Kantner) Heiser, 89, passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in the arms of her loving family at Leigh Valley Cedar Crest, Allentown, Thursday December 31, 2020.

She was born Monday August 24, 1931 in Pottsville to the late Lester and Elva (Hamilton) Kantner.

She was a graduate of Pottsville Area High School class of 1950.

In her younger days she worked at S S Kresge’s Department Store and Philips Van Heusen.

She married Earl E. Heiser November 22, 1950 and together they owned and operated Heiser Electric from 1965 until his passing March 5, 1994 and then continued with her son Lynn until 2019.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and the Centre Street Mother’s Club holding the offices of Recording Secretary and Treasurer from 1958 to 1967 and then again from 1973 to 1977.

She was a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and The Sphinx Club.

Dot loved to cook (usually for more than were in attendance) and bake, making many wedding and birthday cakes in her day.  She enjoyed a good game of cards as well. In later years she loved games shows, the news and puzzle books. 

She was so proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren’s accomplishments.   If she could not be in attendance, she loved to hear the details of the events and see all the pictures.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by; her sister in law, Lois Kantner, who passed away December 19, 2020.

She is survived by; her son Lynn Heiser (Suzanne), daughter Cheryl Curnow (Jim) and her daughter with whom she resided Carolyn Wood (David Perkins), grandchildren, Scott Heiser (Rhoda) and Michelle Corby (Kevin) and great-grandchildren, Kenna & Nolan Corby and Margot Heiser, brother, Charles Kantner and many nieces, nephews and great and great-great nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by her many furbabies laughing and calling herself the ‘zookeeper’.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, January 9th, from 9:00 AM till 11:00AM at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market Street, Pottsville. Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM with Pastor Chris Rothharpt, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Pottsville. Interment will follow in Schuylkill Memorial Park, Schuylkill Haven.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ruth Steinert Memorial SPCA, PO Box 332, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 or the Trinity Lutheran Church Elevator Fund, 300 West Arch Street, Pottsville, PA 17901.

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January 9, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home
515 West Market St.
Pottsville, PA 17901

Funeral Service
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home
515 West Market St.
Pottsville, PA 17901

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