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Gisela P. Winder, 78, a resident of Montgomery, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in the Watsontown Health and Rehab Center.
She was born Sept. 19, 1939, in Germany, a daughter of the late Julius and Emma (Ratz) Patz. She and her husband, James H. Winder, celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on March 28, 2017.

Gisela was employed as a sewer by the Montgomery Sports Wear, retiring in 1997. She had previously been employed by Rheldas, Weldons and Bertha Boys.
She was a member of St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, Montgomery, and a member of the Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Gisela enjoyed gardening, both vegetable and flowers.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Monika Powell, of Watsontown, and Gail and husband Terry Warren of Montgomery; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Agnes and Bruno Pansegrau of Calgary, Canada, and Erika and Richard Hort, of Northumberland; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Benno and Evelyn "June" Patz, of Montoursville, Oswald and Jean Patz, of Muncy, and Egon Patz, of Florida; one grandson, Brett Powell, of Watsontown; and brother-in-law, Floyd Hartman, of South Williamsport.
Gisela was preceded in death by one sister, Tusnelda "Nellie" Hartman; and one brother, Adelwin Patz.

Friends will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, followed by the funeral at 3, with the Rev. Theodore Cockley, interim pastor, officiating.
Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research at www.michaeljfox.org, or to St. John Lutheran "Brick" Church, 196 Brick Church Road, Montgomery, PA 17752.

Arrangements are being handled by the Galen R. Betzer Funeral Service, Muncy.
Please visit www.betzerfuneral.com to sign the guest book or send an e-condolence.
Published on January 4, 2018
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