Born in Hecktown, PA on 29 November 1930, she was pre-deceased by her husband Donald W. (April 25, 1929-March 4, 2014); parents Albert Dieter & Dama I. (Laubach) (Dieter) Hartzell (widow of Paul T. Hartzell); brother Donald Franklin Dieter and step-brothers Donald Hartzell and Richard Hartzell.
Ginny was a charter member of the UCC Church of the Manger, Bethlehem, and was a member of their choir for many years. In later years, she was a devoted member of the Dryland Church of Christ, Nazareth. She was a loyal participant in church activities, such as the Mature Adult Group (MAG) and various fund raising activities.
Her employment history includes Laros Textiles, Tip Top Children’s Shop, H.M. Paul Stationers, Orr’s Department Store, Zippel Toys, and Drug Service. Ginny was a devoted and serious employee and enjoyed performing all tasks. She was a Red Cross volunteer for many years prior to her employment as a Department of the Army Nurse Assistant at the U.S. Army Ireland Army Hospital at Fort Knox, KY; which was her most treasured employment.
Ginny & two sons, Mark Alan and Scott Dean accompanied her husband, Don, on numerous military assignments during 26 years in the U.S. Army, including Camp Cooke, CA; Fort Riley, KS; Kaiserslautern, Germany; Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; and Fort Knox, KY.
She is survived by her two sons, Mark Alan married to the former Karen Jean Krause residing in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, with two grandchildren, Stacy Lynn (RSM, CA) and Shawn Adam (Oceanside, CA); and Scott Dean married to the former Cheryl Lynn Burnett residing in Jacksonville, FL, with grandson, Michael Dean (Kansas City, MO).
She was a “Real Army Wife”; a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother to Stacy, Shawn and Michael; and loved serving her country and her church.
Ginny will be buried with her loving husband Don at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; (www.stjude.org; 800-805-5856) or Dryland UCC Church, 4415 Newburg Road, Nazareth, PA 18064.
Services: Services will take place at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA, at a date and time to be determined. Arrangements entrusted to O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills, CA.