Lotte Hinss Spandler, 77, of Swatara Township, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, due to complications of smoke inhalation from an accidental house fire. Also lost in the fire was her beloved dog "CJ".
Lotte was born in a German town in Romania. She emigrated from Germany in 1956. Lotte is preceded in death by her parents, Emil and Elsa Hinss and her sister, Helga. She is survived by her loving husband, Albert, of 58 years; her children, Robert (Donna) Spandler and Linda (Jon) Dunkelberger. Lotte was called Oma by her five grandchildren, Melissa, Jessica (Andy), and Kristina Spandler, and Jacob and Dylan Dunkleberger; and a great grandchild, Zackary, who brought a smile to her face every day. She was also known as Oma to many family friends.
Lotte was well known in the area for her catering, which she enjoyed for over 20 years. Lotte and Albert had the time of their lives traveling throughout the world to Europe, China, South America, and Russia. She had a love for flowers and was an avid gardener. Lotte and Albert enjoyed the music of many polka bands-watching them polka and waltz was truly captivating. She was a member of the former St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Enhaut, now a member of Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish, Steelton, and a member of St. Lawrence Club and Golden Hearts of Swatara Twp.
Oma/Lotte will be deeply missed by her family and friends. We will always carry her in our hearts.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11:00 am in Prince of Peace-Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 815 S. Second St., Steelton with Rev. James Sterner, as Celebrant. Burial will be in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm in Wiedeman Funeral Home, 357 S. Second St., Steelton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Lawrence Lodge No. 13 "GROTTO FUND", 13 Highland St., Steelton, PA 17113.