Hildegard Lore Merke (nee Roller) entered the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on November 4, 2021 in Edmonton, AB.
She was born November 17, 1932, in Gross Hanswalde, East Prussia. She was preceded in death by her husband Ehrenfried, daughter Trudy and brother Dieter. She is survived by her children, Edgar (Wilhelmina), George (Johanna), Rose, Gary (Tania); her sisters Else, Renate, Hanni; her brother Werner; grandmother of six and great-grandmother of five.
Hildegard was given the gift of a great love of Christ. She lived the gospel through kindness, the sacrificial love of others, her time and hospitality, and a sacred devotion to prayer for other’s needs. Besides being an exemplary Pastor’s wife, her main focus was her family. She was always concerned about the welfare of her children and prayed for all her family by name, daily.
Visitation to be held on November 17, 2021 from 7:00-9:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Services south location 5311 91 Street, Edmonton, AB.
Interment will take place on November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am at South Haven Cemetery, 5004 Meridian Street NW, Edmonton, AB .
A Celebration of Life will take place on November 18, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Zion Baptist Community Church, 9802 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB. Registration will be required . RSVP: Eventbrite.ca/funeral-service-for-Hildegard-Merke . Tickets – 208713165697. Or call the church office at 780-433-8756.
Service will be live streamed: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/funeral-service-for-hildegard-merke-tickets-208713165697?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
In lieu of flowers, donations requested to:
Zion Baptist Community Church, 9802 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1K5. Please note Hildegard Merke in the memo line.
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Marietta & Rick Lehmann
Our heartfelt condolences in the passing of dear Mrs. Merke, as we called her. So many lovely memories of your dear parents, as they served at Zion. Our parents (Erna Keller) had such a close relationship, and spent many a meal, celebrations, my moms much beloved homemade donuts, and always a much loved friendship over the years. We had the privilege of sharing some of those special times. Our parents are rejoicing in heaven together now, but are missed here.