Helga B. Howard April 20, 1938 - June 7, 2022

Helga B. Howard, 84, of Fogelsville passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022, in the St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown Campus. She was born in Bremerhaven, Germany a daughter of the late Max Burkhart and Elsa (Kommerein) Burkhart.  Helga was employed in the bookkeeping and customer service departments of the Packaging Corporation of America for many years before retiring in 1995. Well known for her outstanding baking talents, Helga was employed as a pastry baker in several bakeries as well as the bakery of Giant Food Stores.  Helga was a dedicated member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville for more than 50 years. She was deeply involved in many areas including Church Council, Music and Worship Committee, Ladies Aide Guild and the Organ Restoration Committee.  Additionally, Helga sang in the choir and participated in all annual fundraising events.

Helga loved to bake and was noted for her ultra-thin cut-out cookies. She enjoyed all forms of nature and particularly feeding her beloved chipmunks, especially “Chippie.” She will be deeply missed by her friends and family.

Survivors: Sister-in-law, Sophia Burkhart of Minersville and niece Barbara Burkhart of Florida.  She was predeceased by her brother Manfred Burkhart.

Services:  A celebration of Helga’s life will be held at 10 am on July 19  in the St. John’s Lutheran Church 1028 Church Street, Fogelsville. Arrangements by Stephens Funeral Home, Inc.

Contributions: St. John’s Lutheran Church 1028 Church St, Fogelsville 18051 or The Sanctuary at Haafsville 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, PA 18031.


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