Edithe E. Loetzer, active in community

August 11, 2022

Edithe E. Loetzer, 93, of Rehoboth Beach, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., May 29, 1929, the daughter of the late Albert F. and Edith (Riker) Ferguson Feudale.

A resident of Rehoboth Beach since 1993, Edithe and her husband Robert previously lived in New Jersey, where she was employed as the church secretary for Newton United Methodist Church. After her retirement and settling in Southern Delaware, Edithe was active in her community, and she enjoyed donating her time as a volunteer at Beebe Medical Center and with Delaware Hospice. Edithe was highly regarded and admired for having formed the first chapter of the Red Hat Society in Sussex County. She was a faithful member of Groome Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post 17 of Lewes.  Above all, she cherished spending time with those she held most dear. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Edithe will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert R. Loetzer, her sister, her brother, and her grandson Thomas White III. She is survived by her six children, Judith Kowalczyck, Russell Loetzer, Diane Byrner (Brian), Pattie Lewis (Van), Darlene Chasteen and Doulgas Loetzer (Lynn); 13 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 26, at Bethel Methodist Cemetery Columbarium, Savannah Road, Lewes.

Final care has been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Mrs. Loetzer’s memory to Groome Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 299, Lewes, DE 19958.

Visit Edithe’s Life Memorial webpage and sign her virtual guestbook at


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