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Walter A. W. Oertner, 83, of Slatington, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Doris Anna (Bachman) Oertner, they were married on July 14, 1956. Born in Germany on December 23, 1935, he was the son of the late Robert and Gertrude (Bleu) Oertner. Walter was employed by Tarkett, working in the printing department. He was a member of St. John’s UCC, Slatington. He was instrumental in the forming of the suburban little league baseball team.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons: Richard W. Oertner and wife Betty K. of Palmerton, David L. Oertner of Whitehall, Keith R. Oertner and wife Sharon of Schnecksville; Grandchildren: Matthew, Andrew, Tiffany, Lauren, Jackie, Missy and Aimee and her husband Josh; Sisters; Rosalie and husband Jay Hollenbach of Brockton, Maryann and husband Larry Ulrich of Orefield; brothers: Willie Oertner and wife Kay, Conroy Oertner and wife Doris both of Tamaqua, Siegfried Oertner and wife Carol of Slatington, Kurt Oertner and wife Joyce of Orefield; Many nieces & nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St, Slatington. Calling hour from 10 to 11A.M. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery, Slatington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be to St. John’s UCC General Fund, 15 S. Second St, Slatington PA.
Lauren spoke so highly of him all the time to us. He was such a blessing to everyone that knew him. We've enjoyed seeing the harmonica videos. God bless all of you. All our love,Randy, Sandy, Ryan & Marissa McEwen and Chris SunnekalbAnd Grammy & Poppop McEwen
Sandy McEwen May 9 2019 12:00 AM
Thoughts and prayers to the entire family with the loss of Mr. Oertner He was one classy man that will never be forgotten in our town God Bless
Nancy (Edwards)DeFrain May 7 2019 12:00 AM
Our condolences to Doris and the Oertner Family in your loss of Wally. We got to know Wally at SnapFitness and enjoyed his many stories he told us and when he entertained us many times playing his harmonica! We do miss him but know he is with the Lord and at Peace!
Joe, Inge and Darren Nierer of Lehigh Township May 5 2019 12:00 AM