Joan Mae Breisch

February 1, 1937 - April 13, 2021
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Joan Mae Breisch, 84, formerly of Flying Hills, passed away April 13, 2021 at 2:59 AM in her daughter’s residence.

She was the wife of Harold W. Breisch. They would have been married 66 years on June 25th. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Leonard L. and Nora I. (Seidel) Wynings.

Joan served as the Executive Director for the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks before retiring. Prior to the Literacy Council she worked as secretary for Carpenter Technology and a lab tech for Althouse Chemical. She was a member of Immanuel UCC, Shillington, Altrusa Int’l, Reading Rotary club, serving as president 1996-1997. Joan sang with the Reading chapter Sweet Adelines and was president of Tutors of Literacy of the Commonwealth in the late 1990’s.

Surviving in addition her husband are her children – Ronald A. husband of Dawn Breisch, Greenfields, Lori K. wife of Randy Hertzog, Richmond Twp., her grandchildren – Ryan A. husband of Jillian Breisch, Sharon C. wife of Karl Mueller and her great grandchildren – Karleigh, Matthew, Faye, Benjamin & Andrew. She was predeceased by her grandchildren – Andrew & Kristen Hertzog and her great grandson – Kyle Mueller.

Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:30 AM at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Rev. Megan Huesgen will officiate. Services will be webcast Tuesday at 11:30 AM. Go to, go to Joan’s obituary and click the webcast tab to view. Interment in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville will be private. Visitation Tuesday from 9:30-11:30 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please honor Joan by contributing to the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks, 35 Dwight St., West Lawn, PA 19609, or Immanuel UCC, 99 S. Waverly St., Shillington, PA

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Time: 11:30 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Celebration of Life Service will be officiated by Reverend Megan Huesgen

Cemetery Information

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, PA 17003

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Private Interment

Donation Information

Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

35 Dwight Street
West Lawn, PA 19609

Immanuel United Church of Christ

Phone: 610-777-7107

99 S. Waverly Street
Shillington, PA 19607


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Born: February 1, 1937
Died: April 13, 2021

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Karen Miller posted on 4/19/21

Joan was such a lovely lady. She sang in the choir at Epiphany Lutheran Church with her husband and my mother, Ruth Seghetti. Now she joins many of the Epiphany Lutheran Church choir in heaven. Heart-felt sympathies to the Breisch Family. Karen Seghetti Miller


The Delaware Family posted on 4/18/21

Your Delaware Family are thinking of you today. We know she was such a big part of your lives and you will miss her very much. Give each other hugs from all of us and tell Harold, Lori, and Randy we are also thinking of them today. There is also a check in the mail in Joan's honor.


Stephanie Dolak posted on 4/16/21

In memory of Joan Mae Breisch, Stephanie Dolak lit a candle


Stephanie Dolak posted on 4/16/21

Please know you have my support and love!


Ed posted on 4/15/21

RIP Aunt Joan. You will be truly missed.


David Kurtz posted on 4/15/21

HEAVEN just received a Wonderful Angel The Nicest Person you would ever want to meet So Glad she was my Cousin REST IN PEACE Pretty Lady We ALL will miss your Smile and Humor