Edith A. De Hamer
October 27, 1936 - October 30, 2015
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Covenant Christian Reformed Church
1601 S. Covenant Lane
Appleton, WI
Thursday 11/5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Covenant Christian Reformed Church
1601 S. Covenant Lane
Appleton, WI
Thursday 11/5, 3:00 pm
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Edith Ann De Hamer, 79, of Appleton passed away peacefully on Friday evening, October 30, 2015. Edith was born on October 27, 1936 in the Town of Sheboygan, the daughter of Jacob and Dina (VandeGutche) Gabrielse. She graduated from Sheboygan Christian Grade School and Sheboygan Central High School. On December 9, 1955 she married Preston…

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MaryJane and Ray Krepsky left a message on November 11, 2015:
So very sorry to hear about your loss. I will always remember the good time we had this past summer at the grade school reunion . God's blessings to you and your family at this difficult time.
Bonnie Beck left a message on November 11, 2015:
We just found out about Edith's passing. I am so sorry for your loss, Preston and to the rest of the family. Edith was so loved and her friendship so genuine, she will be missed by so many. I for one will miss the sunshine she brought into my day whenever she was in my presence. I am very sure she is still radiating her shining spirit in heaven! Bonnie & Tim Beck, Waupaca
Stan Nystrom left a message on November 11, 2015:
Jeff and family, So sorry to hear of Edith's passing. Our sincere condolences and prayers go out to all of you.
Jean and Jim Hakes left a message on November 5, 2015:
Preston and family, we were very sorry to hear the sad news about the loss of Edith. How fitting that her life centered on faith, love of family, and devotion to the church. She loved worship and music and found joy in friends. In dealing with pain, she looked at life through the lens of Christian faith. After giving an update, she would reach beyond herself--"That's enough about me. How are you doing?" Her warm smile, affirmation, and friendship will be greatly missed. With prayers for your hope in Christ, whose love never ends.
Renee Gardner left a message on November 5, 2015:
Preston, Sorry to read about Edith's passing! She was a lovely person! Who couldn't love her? Sending all our love! Jim & Renee Gardner
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Denny & Bonny Scharine, Faith Community, Waupaca left a message on November 5, 2015:
Preston and Steve & Sue (and the rest of the family), we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Edith always had a smile, and the two of you (Preston) greeting at the doors of Faith Community Church always made people feel welcome. Her contribution to Fine Arts events in the Waupaca community made it a richer place to live. Our prayers and sympathy are with you.
Lori Sasse left a message on November 5, 2015:
Heaven gained an angel...she is walking the streets of gold, stopping in at every place, checking in on everyone with a bright smile and warm embrace..she was truly one of my favorite people of all time! Love to you all!
Julie Hellweg left a message on November 4, 2015:
Preston and Steve, my heart goes out to you. Edith had always been Sunshine to me whenever I saw her and such a light of Jesus' love to everyone. You are all in my thoughts and prayers for Comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Dick & Jean Shaw left a message on November 4, 2015:
Sorry to here about Edith Pres. She was a wonderful person.
Deb Cook left a message on November 3, 2015:
She has the greatest smile. Her humor and kindness will be missed by many.
Patricia Neuhaus left a message on November 3, 2015:
My prayers and thoughts are with you & your family
Bob and Carol Young left a message on November 3, 2015:
Pres and family, our sincere condolence to you and your families. I have so very many wonderful memories of both Edith and you Pres. To this day I don't know of anyone who could have been more loving, kind and generous to a couple of teenagers that were complete strangers to you family. I will NEVER forget all that you both have meant to me. After I left Kenosha, married and had our family, I so often thought of Edith. As busy as she was, at that time she had three small children she always had time for us!!! We were picked up for church, had dinner at your home, slept over many many weekends and were loved. I remember Pres saying he never knew how many teenagers would be sleeping over when he got home from work .I will never forget all the fun times we had, walking with Edith to the store at night to get formula for her baby, And so many other precious memories. I will forever be thankful for the love and friendship both you Pres and Edith gave us. You have losed a loving wife, mother, grandmother. God has gained a beautiful Angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today's and always.
Bob and Carol Young left a message on November 3, 2015:
Pres and family, our sincere condolence to you and your families. I have so very many wonderful memories of both Edith and you Pres. To this day I don't know of anyone who could have been more loving, kind and generous to a couple of teenagers that were complete strangers to you family. I will NEVER forget all that you both have meant to me. After I left Kenosha, married and had our family, I so often thought of Edith. As busy as she was, at that time she had three small children she always had time for us!!! We were picked up for church, had dinner at your home, slept over many many weekends and were loved. I remember Pres saying he never knew how many teenagers would be sleeping over when he got home from work .I will never forget all the fun times we had, walking with Edith to the store at night to get formula for her baby, And so many other precious memories. I will forever be thankful for the love and friendship both you Pres and Edith gave us. You have losed a loving wife, mother, grandmother. God has gained a beautiful Angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today's and always.
Dikc and Joyce Goldie left a message on November 2, 2015:
Our sincere condolences to Preston and the whole family on the passing of Edith. she was a wonderful lady and will sincerely be missed. Love and sympathy....
Ron Womeldorf left a message on November 2, 2015:
I can honestly say that I enjoyed every interaction I had with Edith. She was always cheerful, quick with a smile and a hug. She loved the Lord and it showed in all of her public life. Her willingness to volunteer in so many areas of our community was a great example for so many to follow. This world lost a great great lady, servant, and light for Christ... but heaven has gained for sure. I pray for Preston that he will be comforted at this great loss.
Jean Voogt left a message on November 1, 2015:
Our hearts are saddened by the great loss of Edith. I will miss her smiles and hugs. Every day of her life was another day of loving and caring about others, no matter what pain or difficulty she might personally be experiencing. Her life is a great testimony of God's great love to all of us!
Dee left a message on November 1, 2015:
Dina, I am so very sorry for your loss. Even tho I didn't see your mom often, she was always friendly and I enjoyed chatting with her whenever we had occasion to meet at our granddaughter's sports events. My condolences to your dad.
Donna Biscardi left a message on November 1, 2015:
Dear Preston & family, I am so sorry for your loss. Edith was a very good friend and I loved her like a sister. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Donna
Mary Ramsay-Drow left a message on November 1, 2015:
So very sorry for your loss...thinking of you during this sad time.
Sheila blair left a message on November 1, 2015:
Edith will be sorely missed. She was a great friend & influenced me with her great faith and joy in life. My deepest sympathy to Preston & their children who were great joys to Edith.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Haley Berg left a message on November 1, 2015:
Edith always would grab my hand before she spoke to me weekly at bible study. I needed someone in my life to hold my hand,to be so sincere with people was a gift that I pray I can learn from Edith. I will miss her wisdom,stories and witty humor. Praying for the family knowing if I miss her this much and I am a friend how the family must mourn.
Anita (Biscardi) Anderson left a message on November 1, 2015:
Dear Pres and family, Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this time. She was certainly a wonderful wife, mother and friend. I have many wonderful memories from, not only our families' friendship-- but also from working with her at Dr. Heller's office ( I'm still working there, by the way!!) Keeping you all close to my heart. Love, Anita
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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