Ralph M. Follweiler, 86, of Kempton, PA., passed away in the Lutheran Home at Topton, Topton, PA, on September 18, 2019. He was the husband of Pearl F. (Hamm) Follweiler, with whom he celebrated 63 years of marriage in July 2019. He was born in Germansville, PA, a son of the late Luther J. and Erma A. (Ohl) Follweiler. Ralph was a 1950 graduate of Slatington High School, and later worked as a carpenter for 37 years for the former AT&T in Allentown, PA., until retiring in 1992. He also worked as a funeral attendant for the Robert S. Nester Funeral Homes in New Tripoli, PA. and New Ringgold, PA. for many years. He was a member and former Cemetery Board Member of Jacob’s Church in New Tripoli, PA., former 4-H Leader during the 1950’s-60’s, and a member of the Kempton, New Tripoli, and Lynnport Fire Companies. Ralph was a very talented woodworker. He was a kind and reliable man, who was always willing to help others. In addition to his loving wife, Pearl, survivors include a daughter, Susan D. wife of Robert Stufflet of New Ringgold, PA.; two sons, Michael P. (Denise) Follweiler of Kempton, PA., and David R. Follweiler of New Tripoli, PA.; two brothers, Roy L. (Sandra) Follweiler and Richard D. (Lucille) Follweiler, both of Kempton, PA.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Dzedzy, Christopher Phillips, and Jacob Follweiler; two great-grandchildren, Collins Dzedzy and Lucas Phillips. Ralph’s funeral service will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM in Jacob’s Church, 8373 Kings Highway New Tripoli, PA. 18066, with a calling hour to begin at 10:00 AM. Interment immediately following service in Jacob’s Union Cemetery. Rev. Scott L. Shay will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name can be sent directly to Jacob’s Church Memorial Fund at the address above.
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