Louise Elizabeth Whitman-Weitzel, 81, of Lancaster, died Feb. 15, 2021, after a brave battle with COVID she could not overcome.

Born in Lebanon on Oct. 5, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Henry Whitman, Sr. and Emma (Klinger) Whitman.

Louise was a life-long Phillies and Eagles fan and loved her BINGO. Family trips to the Outer Banks, NC, will always hold the most precious memories, although any time spent with family was her favorite pastime. She cherished being a nanny to her grandchildren. Having lost her vision in the twilight of her life, Louise was unable to experience some of her great-grandchildren but loved them all the same.

The last three years of her life were spent at the Mennonite Home and the staff of Lititz Run became her cherished family members due to her immediate family unable to see her because of the pandemic. The family is grateful for the wonderful care extended to Louise during her stay on 7 Frederick at Lancaster General Hospital.

Louise is survived by daughters, Kelly (Michael) Keener, of Lebanon, Kathy (Harry) Royer, of Lebanon, and Karen Koehler, of Lebanon, a son, Russel (Debra) Weitzel, of Lebanon, nine grandchildren, Andrew Allwein, Kristan Reed, Kody Klick, Kali Reager, Kane Koehler, Nicholas Keener, Kevin Weitzel, Kyle Weitzel, and Megan Brandt, several great-grandchildren, sisters, Fannie McKalip, Grace Martinez, and Faye Moyer, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Louise was preceded in death by, sisters, Annie Fager, Dorothy Wise, and Carol Bohannon, and a brother, Henry Whitman, Jr.

Funeral services will be live-streamed on Grose Funeral Home, Inc.’s Facebook page at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations, in her name, to The Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.