R. Stutzmann & Son

224 - 39 Jamaica Ave, Queens Village, NY


Erna Watje

April 22, 1928December 1, 2019

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  • Visitation Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Family Gathering Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, December 6, 2019


Erna Watje

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Betty Lee

December 4, 2019

Dear Edna, Frank and Family,
Erna was the most giving and generous lady that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. My mother worked for your Mom but Erna never saw my Mom nor treated my Mom as just an employee, Erna treated everyone with dignity, respect, and kindness.
Erna worked tirelessly to make your Dad's last few months as
comfortable as possible, and when Heinz passed away peacefully, Erna knew that she wanted to be with Heinz soon
Your Mom is now with Dad together again, and together once again they are resting in peace. You and John have enriched their lives more than any other parent could wish for and you have honored their memory and will carry on their legacy.

Gerry Mendler

December 3, 2019

“Well Done Good and Faithful Servant! Enter Thou Into the JOY of OUR LORD!”
A BETTER PERSON you could never find than Aunt Erna❤️ Her and Heinz are once again TOGETHER FOREVER. Rest in Peace, Dear One. Rest in Peace!❤️😇❤️

Emily Wohlers

December 2, 2019

Dear Edna and Frank, I am so sorry that your Mom passed away so suddenly. As we said yesterday, this is where she wanted to be.

Again, my condolences,


Diane and Mark also are sending their sympathy.

Grace Vee

December 2, 2019

Mrs. Watje was a wonderful, kind, hardworking, and generous woman. My mother had many happy memories working with Mr. & Mrs. Watje at the deli in Queens Village. May she rest in peace with Mr. Watje. Our condolences to Edna and Frank.

Grace, Adam, Caitlin & Jordan Brown