OBITUARY

Etta Louise Wisenbaker

January 26, 1932September 12, 2020
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Etta Louise Olsen Wisenbaker, a 60-year resident of Pasadena, Texas, passed away on September 12, 2020 at the age of 88. Etta was born on January 26, 1932 in Deer Park, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents Isak Olsen and Mary Scholz Olsen, her siblings Herbert Olsen, Sigurd Olsen, and Thelma Rolke, and her grandson Christopher Bowling.

Etta is survived by her spouse of 50 years, Andrew Luther Wisenbaker; her children: Jerry A. Bowling and wife, Paula; James P. Bowling and wife, Debra; Julie Anne Miller and husband, Gene; Natalie Wisenbaker Aalto and husband, David; and Andrew J. Wisenbaker; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and brother Niels Olsen and wife, Frances.

Etta was a faithful member of Golden Acres Baptist Church in Pasadena for 23 years. As a woman of strong faith in her Savior Jesus Christ, she lived her life as an example to others. Artwork, crafts, literature, plants, and flowers brought her great joy, and she loved entertaining in her home and playing games like Farkle, dominoes, and Hand and Foot with her children and grandchildren.

As matriarch of the family, “she kept us all close,” one of her grandchildren said at her passing. Her father immigrated from Norway in 1911, and Etta was instrumental in keeping the Norwegian and Texan families close over the years. She and Andrew hosted more than 100 different Norwegians in their home and maintained relationships with them over the span of 60 years. Every year for their anniversary, Etta and Andrew traveled to Galveston, where they loved walking on the Strand and the beach, collecting seashells and watching the waves come in. That was their special place. They celebrated their 50th Anniversary there January 23rd, 2020.

Flowers can be sent to Grandview Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

Any donations can be made to: Cure Childhood Cancer, 200 Ashford Center North, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30338. donate.curechildhoodcancer.org

Services

  • Family to Receive Guests

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, September 18, 2020

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Kirsti Skuggevik

September 18, 2020

My dear cousin, Etta, has passed away! A dear cousin I am so thankful to have known..visited them twice in Houston and also being together in Norway when they visited us! Lovely Etta she was really a bridge builder to connect the family..even if a big ocean were between us! So many good memories you made together with your great husband..thank you!❤️ Thank you for your love you shared❤️ Rest In Peace, dear Etta❤️ God bless

Anne Mari Rugsland Fåland

September 17, 2020

Etta was such a wonderful person!❤️ I will remember and cherish all the good memories together with her and Andrew both in Houston and in Norway.❤️ Praying for peace and comfort for the family.❤️

Hans Duncan

September 17, 2020

I will always remember your kindness and the good times we had when I stayed with you and Andrew in Houston. May you rest in peace Etta.

Tove and Joe Duncan

September 16, 2020

We have very fond memories of all the times we visited with Etta and Andrew. First when we lived in Texas and later after we moved to Norway. You were very generous with your time getting us or sending us from the Houston airports. You showed us around many of the interest points in the Houston area.
The most important was that the Norwegian side of the family became acquainted with the Texans.
Our condolences to the near family and friends.

Patsy Bowling Woodbury

September 16, 2020

To Jerry, Julie, Pat and your families. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman.She was the most kind and sweetest person I have ever met. I miss and love all of you.

Patsy

Glenda Perry

September 15, 2020

Etta was an inspiration for everyone. Her grace, faith, and love for all people endeared her to everyone. I will miss her.

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