Mrs. Ruth Elaine (Zimmerman) Steigerwalt

July 31, 1928 ~ September 1, 2020 (age 92)


Mrs. Ruth Elaine Steigerwalt, 92, of Packerton, Pa. entered eternal rest on Tuesday, Sept. 1st at The Summit Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton, Pa. She was the wife of the late Morris R. Steigerwalt Sr. who passed away May 7, 2007. Born in Weissport, Pa. on Tues. July 31, 1928, she was a daughter of the late Clayton & Lona (Eisenbach) Zimmerman. Prior to her retirement, she was employed at LANECO as material handler. She previously was employed at the Keystone Lamp Factory, Slatington, Pa. and was a co-owner with her husband of Steigerwalt Auto Service & Steigerwalts Hotel. Ruth was a member of Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Packerton Old Timers Club, The Beaver Run Rod & Gun Club, and enjoyed Bingo and trips to the Casinos & trips to Florida with her husband & family. Surviving is a daughter, Pat, wife of George Guman of Lake Ariel, 2 sons, Clayton Steigerwalt & his wife Patricia of Packerton, Gary Steigerwalt of Lake Wallenpaupack, a brother, Charles Zimmerman & his wife Marie of E. Weissport, a sister, Jean, wife of Robert Schoch of Lehighton, 5 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by daughters, Christine Steigerwalt, Mary Schuck, sons, Charles, Morris Jr., & Dennis Steigerwalt, a sister, Betty Fritzinger, & 2 brothers, Herbert & Robert Zimmerman. Funeral Services will be held on Sat. Sept.5th at 10 a.m. at the Ovsak FH, 190 S. 4th St., Lehighton with the Rev. Anthony P. Pagotto officiating. Call 9-10 Sat. COVID19 masks and social distancing required. Please limit your time with the family during the visitation so others will have time to convey condolences to the family as well. Interment in Dinkey Memorial Cemetery, Ashfield. Memorial Contributions in her name may be made to  Dinkey Memorial Lutheran Church, 1742 Dinkey Rd. Ashfield, Pa. 18212. Online condolences can be offered at


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