Edna Martha Louise Hille
Edna Martha Louise Hille
  • June 17, 1924 - December 24, 2017
  • Indiana

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Edna Martha Louise (Grossman) Hille, 93, of Fort Wayne, was lifted up by the angels into the hands of God early on Christmas Eve morning, December 24, 2017. She was born to the late Curt and Anna (Richter) Grossman on June 17, 1924 in Fort Wayne. She was baptized into the Christian faith at Zion Lutheran Church, walking with Jesus, by grace, through faith her entire life and now into eternity. Edna was the last of the Grossman lineage that dates back to 1224 in Leipzig, Germany. She attended Zion Lutheran School and graduated from South Side High School. She met Preston, her husband, at the General Electric Company where they both worked. She was a homemaker until returning to work at the Fort Wayne Bureau of Motor Vehicles where she retired. She was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church. She was an avid gardener and loved volunteering at the Botanical Gardens. Her passion was singing in the church choir and for over 20 years with the Goldenaires. She was also a member of the Marion Homemakers. Surviving are her four daughters, Linda (Ron) Lake of Indianapolis, Renee' (Tom) Gerardot, Carol Hille-Klemm, and Karen (Ron) Bauer, all of Fort Wayne; beloved grandmother of Jennifer Lake of Indianapolis, Kristen (Zach) Walke of Colorado, Joshua Gerardot of Fort Wayne, Jarad (Miranda) Gerardot of Tennessee; great grandchildren Tyler Lake and Ella Walke; step-grandchildren Andrea (Jason) Frye and Adam Klemm, Mindy Cook, Joshua (Jenny) Bauer, and Brittany Seitz. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Preston H. Hille; and her sister, Margaret McClanahan. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4900 Fairfield Ave., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 3-8 pm on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to Peace Lutheran Church, Ways to Give-Cure PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) at www.psp.org, or Visiting Nurse.