EDNA ANNIE MOELLER (1920 - 2018)

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EDNA ANNIE MOELLER, 98, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Hickory Creek, Hicksville, Ohio. She was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Campbell County, South Dakota, the daughter of the late Fred L. and Teina (Buss) Winterberg. She married Harry Moeller Aug. 21, 1948, in the Rockford Methodist Church in Rockford, Ill., and he preceded her in death on March 16, 2007. In her own words, she "had a strong faith in God and became a born-again Christian in April 1936". She worked as a nurses' aide and in a factory during World War II. She attended Miltonvale Wesleyan College in Miltonvale, Kansas where she majored in theology, served as year book editor, and met Harry who was studying to be a pastor. She and Harry served in the ministry for 29 years in Concordia, Kansas, Hoyne Avenue Wesleyan Methodist Church in Chicago; pioneered Eastman Wesleyan Church in Wisconsin in 1959; and pastored in Indiana at Mishawaka and Bryan Wesleyan Churches. Edna fostered five disabled orphans for eight years, taught Sunday School, and served as president of the Women's Missionary Society. After retiring they moved to Fort Wayne where she worked as a preschool teacher, cared for her parents for eight years, and worked until age 83 as a caregiver for elderly widows in their homes. She had a great sense of humor, enjoyed traveling with family, and two of her annual traditions were sending Christmas cards and making a birthday cake for Jesus. Surviving are her daughters, Linda (John) Tuttle of Batesville, Ind., and Martha Kreighbaum of Spring Hill, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Eugene (Theresa) Stauffer of Spencerville, Ind.; brother, Lester Winterberg of Eau Claire, Wis. She was preceded in death by her daughters, Esther L. Vorndran and Lois F. Stauffer; grandson, Nathan C. Tuttle; sons-in-law, Carl E. Kreighbaum and George Vorndran III; brothers, Martin and Melvin Winterberg. Memorial Service is 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at Grace Pointe Nazarene Church, 8611 Mayhew Road, Fort Wayne, (IN 46835), with calling one hour prior. Pastor Rex Person will officiate. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorials to Both Hands Foundation (widows/orphans non-profit) - PO Box 2713 Brentwood, TN 37024; The - 644 Linn St. # 1026 Cincinnati, OH 45203 or Grace Hospice - 3033 Kettering Blvd #210, Moraine, OH 45439. Arrangements by Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, IN. To view an online obituary and sign the guestbook, please visit www.cbwfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Sept. 14, 2018
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