Shirley Lane Kemmerer, 82, of Hellertown (Obituary Brought to You by Heintzelman Funeral Home)

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Shirley Lane Kemmerer, 82, of Hellertown, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at VNA Hospice House of St. Luke’s, Lower Saucon Township.Kemmerer She was the wife of the late Carl F. Kemmerer, to whom she was married for 62 years. She was born in Ackermanville on Dec. 20, 1936 to the late Alfred Lane and Elsa (Fritz) Lane Nikoden. Shirley worked as a Tax Account Clerk at Northampton County Government Center until retiring. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Hellertown.


Children: Henry C. (Terry A.) of Lower Saucon Township, Kandy Lane Ruggiero of Bethlehem, Carl F. II and fiancé Robin A. Hanni of Bethlehem; sisters: Susan Moll and Carol Keck, both of Easton, Janet Yost of New Ringgold, Joanne Nordstrom of Stroudsburg; brothers: Edward Mulitsch of Bushkill Falls, Robert Mistishen in Texas, John Nikoden of Wind Gap; grandchildren: Jeremiah J. Duffy, Jamie Lane Heller, Nicole L. Kemmerer, Kevin L. Kemmerer, Hailey M. Kemmerer, Seth C. Kemmerer; great-grandchildren: Colton Lane Duffy, Kenley G. Duffy, Halle N. Shannon, Mason J. Kemmerer, Jaxon E. Kemmerer. She was predeceased by son-in-law: Michael A. Ruggiero; siblings: Doris Leggio, Priscilla Crouse, Lucas A. Lane, James Nikoden, Emma Lane, Carolyn Hancock.


Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown. The calling hour will be followed by the service at 11 a.m. Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to VNA Hospice of St. Luke’s, 240 Union Station Plaza, 1st Floor, Bethlehem, PA 18015.

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