June 27, 1934 – March 5, 2018
Ernamae (Wills) Weidner left this world for her home in Heaven on March 5, 2018 at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Ernamae was born 6/27/1934 in Spring Lake, Michigan. To George Hunter Wills and Edna (Lewis) wills, and moved to Grand Haven, MI. as an infant.
She attended the Grand Haven schools, graduating in 1952. She went on to graduate from Moody Bible Institute, Wheaton College, and her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University. She taught in the Fruitport, MI. Elementary School for 14 years, and then upon moving to Colorado, she taught for 20 years at the Colorado Springs Christian School until her retirement in 1999. She continued her teaching skills by working with the 501C organization called “A Childs Heart”, transposing the Valerie Acuff curriculum into a children’s program, and piloting this program into an after-school program for disadvantaged kids. Ernamae enjoyed the beach (when in Grand Haven), hiking, singing in the choir, and listening, or participating in, children’s programs. She attended Village 7 Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband, Roger Weidner; her daughter, Mary E. (Calvin) Feik; her sister, Verlabeth (Wills- Baldus) Thomas; and sisters-in-law, Ann Wills, Sharon Wills, Phyllis Weidner; brother-in-law, Fred DeVilbiss; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Mountain View Mortuary – 2350 Montebello Square Dr., Colorado Springs. Inurnment will be at the Limerick Garden of Memories in Limerick, PA.
In remembrance of Ernamae, a donation may be given to “A Childs Heart” in care of Jackie Cotton at 4925 Park Vista Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918.
A Childs Heart in care of Jackie Cotton
4925 Park Vista Blvd. 80918, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Celebration of Life Service Friday, March 9, 2018
- Private Inurnment
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March 9, 2018
My first recollection of my Aunt Ernamae was when she came out to stay with my family (her brother George) in California until she found work and where she met and married Uncle Roger. She seemed so happy in teaching and happy just in general. My husband and I also enjoyed their visit just a few years ago to our home in Charlotte, NC. I'm sure her family will miss her dearly and they are in my prayers.
Ann (Wills) Diel
Joyce (Meyers) Koster
March 8, 2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ernamae's family. I have such fun memories of Erna, meeting her when she and her family lived on Ferry Street in Grand Haven, where my Grandparents lived also. I also remember what a kind and pleasant lady her Mom was, as Erna was also. No doubt our Lord met her with open, welcoming arms. Blessings, Erna...you will never be forgotten and thanks for the memories of long ago.
March 8, 2018
Mrs. Weidner was a very sweet and humble lady! You knew she loved teaching but most importantly she loved her students. My son was very lucky having her for Math. May the Lord’s comfort surround your family. Love, Kathy Turner
March 7, 2018
It was a privilege to work with Ernamae for the 15 years that I taught at CSCS. I'm also thakful for the impact she had on our son when he was in the 3rd grade. She was a humble woman full of wisdom who always pointed me to Christ. I am sorry I can not be there to honor this very special lady I am thankful that I kept in contact with her since moving to Louisville, KY.