Victoria M. Setzer “beloved wife, mother, and Nana”
AUSTIN, Pa.---Victoria M. “Vicki” Setzer, 65, a lifelong resident of Austin, passed away with her loving family by her side, on Monday, January 2, 2023, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a long illness.
Born on Tuesday, August 13, 1957, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Dalevin Lamer and Keith and Betty Stuckey Purdy. On June 30, 1973 in Coudersport, she married Ronald B. Setzer, Sr., who survives. They had just celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary.
Vicki was a graduate of Austin High School. She was employed at the former Galeotti’s Restaurant in Austin and also at Emporium Specialties in Austin. She was then employed by Pro America in Emporium as head inspector until her disability forced her to retire.
Vicki was very well known in her community. When she became sick 30 years ago, she spent a lot of her time volunteering and also enjoyed her time visiting with the neighbors and the people of the community. She would make her daily rounds to Paul Perry’s, Big Mikes, and the Post Office, to visit with the locals, and to harass Paul and Big Mike. Of course, most of the locals she visited with were people who watched her grow up in this very town.
Vicki was a life member of the AVFD Dept. 44. She would spend endless hours at the hall working Bingo, making food for the department’s firemen and for any departments there on standby. She would be at the firehall anytime day or night if they needed anything up until she could no longer physically do it.
She was one of the original members of the Austin Pride Committee, volunteering with them for 20 plus years. They would work endless hours every year to raise enough money to put on the annual fireworks display.
Vicki was a volunteer at the EO Austin House. She was an Austin Borough Council member for over 20 years. She was a life member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 7810 in Austin.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 49 years; three children, Ronald B. Jr. (Jeana) Setzer of Port Allegany, Rhoda R. (Terry) Hooftallen of Austin, and Heath D. (Amanda) Setzer of Austin; eleven grandchildren, Ben, Cynthia, Madison, Dawson, Sage, Shae, Sari, Skylar, and Scot Setzer, Joseph Pritt, and Maggie Earle; a great-granddaughter, Anna Grace Simms; two brothers, Anthony Lamer and Pastor Todd (Sherri) Lamer, both of Austin; a cousin, Chris (Kimberly) Stuckey, who was raised like a brother; and several nieces and nephews.
Vicki was predeceased by her parents.
Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Austin United Methodist Church, Turner Street, Austin, where a Celebration of Life will follow at 1pm with Pastor Todd Lamer, Vicki’s brother, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Austin Ambulance Association, PO Box 328, Austin, PA 16720.
Vicki’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements, to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Vicki, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.