The Free Press
July 17, 2003
IRWIN F. RATZELL
IRWIN F. RATZELL, 86, of
Trumbauersville, died July 8, 2003 in Belle Haven
Nursing Home, Quakertown.
He was the husband of EVELYN A.
(FOX) RATZELL. They were married 64 years last August.
Born in Trumbauersville, he was
the son of the late MORRIS and ADA (HUNSBERGER) RATZELL.
He retired in 1982 after 42 years
of service as a machinist in the Air Craft Instruments
Department of the U.S. Gauge/Ametek Division in
He was a lifelong member of Christ
Church of the United Church of Christ in
Trumbauersville, where he served on the church property
He was a former member of the
Quakertown Community School Board for 12 years, and a
member of the V.F.W. Forrest Lodge Post #245 in
He was a U.S. Navy veteran,
serving during WWII in the Pacific as an instrument
He enjoyed his family and friends
of the community, and in addition to his wife, he is
survived by one son, LYNN I. of Nazareth; one daughter,
KAREN A. WEIKEL of Sellersville; four grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two
sisters and three brothers.
Services were held July 12.
Memorial contributions can be made
to Christ Church of the United Church of Christ, 101 N.
Main St., Trumbauersville, PA 18970.
Arrangements: C.R. Strunk Funeral
Home Inc., 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951