Edith Wielenga

November 17, 1929 - December 22, 2013

Edith Wielenga

November 17, 1929 - December 22, 2013


Resident of Lynden

EDITH WIELENGA (1929-2013)
On December 22, 2013, after suffering two strokes in 3 weeks, our beloved mother and grand-mother, Edith Wielenga, went to be with the Lord.
Mom was born on November 17, 1929 to Peter and Bertha Weg in Worthington, Minnesota. When she was in eighth grade, her family moved to Lynden. In 1953, she married Marve Wielenga, and they settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where, in addition to raising 6 children, she worked in retail clothing sales. She enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing, traveling, and playing cards with friends and family.
Upon retirement, our parents moved back to Lynden, catching up with 5 of their kids that had already settled in the Northwest. In those years she volunteered for World Renew, the Lighthouse Mission, various hospitals and the library. She also crocheted blankets for the Helping Hand for Babies organization. Her love for kids led her to teach crafts, songs, and Bible stories to 3 and 4 year old children at four churches. She enjoyed playing games with her many grandchildren as well as attending their sporting events and school programs.
She is preceded in death by her husband of nearly 53 years, Marve, brother Benny, and grandchildren Eric Wielenga, and Emily and Joseph Babcock. She is survived by her brothers Pete (Betty) Weg, Henry (Joyce) Weg, and Wes (Carolyn) Weg; children Dr. Glenn Wielenga, Linda (Robert) Pauw, Brenda (Jeffrey) Babcock, Gary Wielenga, Sandra (Mark) Crossler; Gregg (Sheila) Wielenga; grandchildren Dalles, Travis, and John Wielenga; Brittany, Noah, and Zachary Pauw; Ian and Addison Babcock; Jacoby Crossler; Amanda (Tom) Postma, Nathaniel, Audrey, and Anna Wielenga; and great-grandchildren Lacie Pauw and Tenleigh Postma.
Though a lung condition caused her daily life to be a bit of a struggle in recent years, she made it her purpose to spend her days in prayer for others. She was amazed at the miracles that continued to happen around her, and spoke of them often. And you just know that in her beautiful peacefulness, she never ceased praying even these last few weeks.
We want to thank all the people that were so kind and helpful at the hospital and the rehab center, and to all who prayed, visited, and sent flowers and cards. Memorials may be sent to World Renew (CRWRC) or Christian Health Care Center (855 Aaron Dr. Lynden, WA 98264).
Revelation 21:4 He will remove every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more. Neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things are passed away.

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2 responses to Edith Wielenga

  1. Dear Family of my friend Edith, Edith was a special friend to me. We sat in the back row of church for many years and shared what was going on in our lives. When Edith was no longer to meet on Sunday mornings–she became a member of Helping Hands for Babies-crocheting many beautiful blankets to be donated to sick babies and needy families–WE all loved Edith and will miss her a lot. Edith–may God give you great peace and the perfect soul He has promised.

  2. Thank you for a childhood one could only dream of… the fun and traveling, the discipline and love, the teaching about Jesus and a life that surely made Him smile. Thank you for not only the 53 years that I knew you, but also for your part in the eternity that I can now look forward to sharing with you. You and dad are the second best gift God ever gave me. Goodbye for now.

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