Iva Marie (Puffenberger) Weikel-Trate, 92, formerly of Pottstown, wife of the late Douglas Weikel and Lloyd Trate, passed away on Monday, April 16 at The Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.

Born in Port Carbon, she was the daughter of the late Howard W. and Bertha Mae (Sites) Puffenberger.

Iva was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Schuylkill Chapter 338 and a lifetime member of ST. James Lutheran Church in Pottstown, where was an active member for 83 years.

Surviving are daughters Barbara A. Gramata of West Lawn and Donna L. Lang, wife of James M., of Salem, SC; 3 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren. Along with her husbands, she is predeceased by a son in law Gregory Gramata; brother Harry Puffenberger and sister Opal Richard.

A funeral service will be Saturday, April 21, 11:00AM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00AM to 10:45AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Iva’s name to St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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