Russel Ernest Nagel, 85, husband of Aloma G. Nagel, of Gilbertsville, passed away on Sunday at his residence.

Born in Greshville, he was the son of the late Alice (Conrad) Nagel.


Russel was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown where he was a member of the Golden Age Club. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol for 20 years, retiring in 2008, the Military Affiliate Radio System for 20 years helping out soldiers during the Gulf War and the Reading Radio Club. Russel was also a member of the Boyertown Lions Club, the Spring Street Senior Center and the Boyertown Dance Club.


Along with his wife of 38 years, he is survived by daughters Sharon Reigner, wife of Richard, of Stowe, Linda Follweiler, wife of Jay, of Pottstown, Cecelia Schmoyer of Topton; step daughters Susan Schaeffer, wife of David, of Boyertown and Cheryl Davis of Boyertown; step son Nicholas Perich, husband of Melissa, of Pottstown; and half brother Barry Endy, husband of Barbara, of Washington 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Along with his mother he is predeceased by his first wife Cecelia Helen Weis, his adopted father James Nagel and grandson Thomas Schmoyer.


A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, 11:00AM at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church ,

45 N. Reading Ave.

, Boyertown, with Rev. John G. Pearson officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10:00AM to 11:00AM at the church. Burial will be private.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Russel’s name to the Boyertown Area Multi Service Food Pantry, 200 West Spring Street, Boyertown, P A19512 or St. John’s Lutheran Church, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512 .

Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 1020 E. Phila . Ave., Gilbertsville is in charge of arrangements.

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