Catherine E. Schildtknecht, 93

January 27, 2009

DEC. 20, 1915-JAN. 25, 2009

Catherine Eretta Harris Spigler Schildtknecht, 93, of 733 Spruce St., Hagerstown, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at her home.

Born Dec. 20, 1915, in Washington County, Md., she was the daughter of the late Henry William and Lelia Beatrice Whistner Harris.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward L. Schildtknecht Sr., whom she was married to for 52 years.

She was a homemaker.

She was of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by a son, Wayne Spigler of Hagerstown; four daughters, Doris Jenkins and husband, Jack, Lois Potter, Donna Houser and husband, Charles I, all of Hagerstown, and Wanita Gelsinger and husband, Melvin, of Greencastle, Pa. She was a loving Nanny to 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Edna Kimble; and daughter-in-law, Naomi Schildtknecht Golden.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Edward L. Schildtknecht Jr. and infant son, Donald; one grandson; one great-granddaughter; son-in-law, William Potter; a sister, June Shank; and six brothers, Wallace, Ted, Joseph, John, Vernon and David Harris.


Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. James Nirappel will officiate.

There will be no viewing.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd.

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