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Martha M. (Valko) Hergert

August 31, 1925 ~ November 25, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Martha Hergert Obituary

     Mrs. Martha M. (Valko) Hergert, 98, formerly a resident of Madison Street in Wilkes-Barre's North End neighborhood, passed into Eternal Life Saturday afternoon while in the care of Riverstreet Manor, following an illness.

     Born on Monday, August 31, 1925 in Wilkes-Barre, she was the last of three children to the late John and Mary (Palencar) Valko.  Educated in the city schools, Mrs. Hergert was a member of the 1944 graduating class of the former James M. Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.

     Raised in the Roman Catholic faith, she previously held membership in the former Parish of Saint Andre Bessette, North Wilkes-Barre.

     In her youth, Mrs. Hergert was employed by the former Fowler, Dick & Walker Boston Store in downtown Wilkes-Barre in both the cosmetics department and served as a window dresser.

     In her later years, she took pride in being a devoted homemaker, keeping her family the focal point of her life.  She is remembered as being a loving wife, mother and friend.

     She was preceded in death by her husband, former Wilkes-Barre City police officer, Mr. Ernest Hergert on January 27, 1999; by a Son, Daniel Raymond Hergert; Sister, Mrs. Jean Gill; Brother, Mr. Raymond Valko, and most recently by her second son, Mr. John Hergert.

     Left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren Jennifer Wengzen, Wilkes-Barre and Jeffrey Hergert of AK; Great-grandson, Zachary Wengzen; Several nieces, nephews and dear friends including her caregiver, Mrs. Edna Maldonado of Ashley.

     Per her previous request, funeral services will be held without a formal visitation.  Relatives and friends may gather in the parking area of the John V. Morris Family Funeral Home Inc., 625 North Main Street Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, November 28th by 9:30 a.m. 

     Procession to her interment in Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Cemetery, Dorchester Drive, Dallas will immediately follow, where the Rite of Committal will take place next to her husband.

     Those wishing to share words of comfort and remembrance are encouraged to do so on her memorial page.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
November 28, 2023

9:15 AM to 9:30 AM
John V. Morris Family Funeral Home, Inc.
625 North Main Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705-1795


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