Waldemar (Walter) Breitkreutz,

Waldemar (Walter) Breitkreutz,

Waldemar (Walter) Breitkreutz, 90, of Pottstown, Husband of Dorothea (Sieber) Breitkreutz, passed away at home on June 13, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. They had just celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary.

Born in Paris, Bessarabien, he was the son of the late Emma (Sommerfeld) and Reinhold Breitkreutz. He immigrated to the United States in 1952. He was  a painter and paperhanger by trade and retired from Occidental in 1998. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Boyertown and a member of the altar guild.

Walter was active in the Reading Liederkranz playing soccer, dancing with the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers, and singing with the Reading Liederkranz Chorus over 60 years. He loved his family, dancing, singing and working in the yard.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Anita, wife of Richard Gheer, his grandson, Kurt W. Gheer, his wife, Julia, and one great grandchild, Kennedy Josephine Gheer.

Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Arthur, Erich, Alwin, a sister, Lilie, and his twin brother.

Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512, on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 11AM. A visitation will be held from 10AM to 11AM.

Following the service, burial will be held privately at Spies-Zion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Walter’s name to St. John’s Lutheran Church at the address above.

4 Condolences
  1. Onkel Walter, my family through friendship with my parents Gordon & Rigmor; my Godfather through my baptism in faith. My life is forever blessed by your love and laughter. My greatest memory is your joy! Ein Prosit at every occasion! Others sing it, you lived it! As you were here on earth, you are in blessed company with your family who went before you and your family of friends who celebrate eternal life with you! You are in my heart! Prost!
    To my dear Tante Dorothy and cousin Anita , may the love of our family of friends comfort and strengthen you always. Love, Kirsten

  2. May God grant comfort and encouragement to Walter’s entire family and all those affected by his passing. I have had the privilege of knowing Walter and Dorothea since about 1985, when we became involved in the Liederkranz. He was one of the most positive and cheerful people I have ever met, and he was always willing to let me practice my German with him. Walter’s and Dorothea’s loving devotion to one another has been a shining example to all of us.

    Dort, wo wir uns beim nächsten Mal wiedersehen, müssen wir uns nie wieder voneinander verabschieden.

  3. So sorry to hear of his passing . Dotty I am thinking of you. Only heard this from Ingaboard today. Thoughts and prayers

    Your friend Nancy

  4. So sorry to hear of his passing . Dotty I am thinking of you. Only heard this from Ingaboard today. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Your friend Nancy

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