Rosalia Vera Hinkel

September 12, 1929 ~ April 6, 2019 (age 89)

Rosalia Vera Hinkel, 89, of Shartlesville, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2019 at Berks Heim, Bern Township.

She was the wife of Sgt. Raymond Yeity Hinkel, Jr., who died March 23, 2000.  They had been married for 36 years.

Born September 12, 1929 in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, she was a daughter of the late Crescencio Vera and Aurora (Godoy) Vera.

Rosalia was a graduate of University of Mexico, where she earned her bachelor’s degree.

She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, Hyde Park.

Rosalia enjoyed crocheting, sewing and doing puzzles.

Surviving are her two daughters: Jacquelyn H. (Hinkel), wife of James P. Wilison of Upper Bern Township and Lisa M. (Hinkel) Karpew of Muhlenberg Township.

Other survivors include her six grandchildren: Madalyn Watkins, Tricia Mundell, Brandon Watkins, Gabriella Wilson, Kyle Karpew and Alora Karpew.

There are also four great grandchildren, Layla, Bryce, Mason and Spencer.

In addition, she is survived by her brother-in-law, Stanley Dutt of Laureldale.

Rosalia was preceded in death by her sister, Carmen (Vera) Dutt, who died in 2014.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Guardian Angels R.C. Church, 3121 Kutztown Road, Muhlenberg Township.  A visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 in the church.  Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery, Muhlenberg Township.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Heartland Hospice, 2201 Ridgewood Road, #180, Wyomissing, PA 19610.

Stitzel Family Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., Laureldale is in charge of arrangements.  For online condolences, visit


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