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Edline Christine Bittner Weishuhn, 95, of La Grange, died January 26, 2018 in La Grange, Texas. Edline was born in Warda, Texas on October 19, 1922, the daughter of Ernst and Laura (Kasper) Bittner. She was baptized October 29, 1922 and confirmed on April 5, 1936 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Warda. Her confirmation verse was Isaiah 43:1, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine”. Edline was claimed by God many years ago and now has been called to her heavenly home.
She married Lawrence Edward Weishuhn on October 20, 1956 and they were married for 15 years until he died on May 15, 1971. She never remarried because she always said “There would never be another Lawrence” but held steadfast to her faith in God and raised 5 children by herself. One of her beloved children was her youngest daughter, Joyce who was born with Down Syndrome, Edline believed, “God only gave special children to special mothers” and Edline proved this by caring for her youngest daughter in her home until Joyce passed to her eternal home at 36 years of age on February 6, 2000.
Edline loved living on her farm and taking care of animals. She had a very special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by two sons: David Weishuhn of La Grange; Barry Weishuhn of La Grange; one daughter, Linda Weishuhn Luce of Coahoma. Two daughter-in-laws Ingrid Weishuhn and Virginia “Ginger” Weishuhn of La Grange and one son-in-law Brandon Luce of Coahoma; eight grandchildren: Brandon Weishuhn, Kelsey Weishuhn of Fort Worth, Tiffany Peter, Jennifer Weishuhn, Brittany Weishuhn, Christine Weishuhn of La Grange, Morgan Luce and Ashley Luce of Lubbock. Three great grandchildren, Dylan Simek Halie Peter, and Madelyn Rae “Maddie” Peter of LaGrange, and 1 sister Elizabeth Kappler.
Edline was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gilbert Bittner; husband, Lawrence Weishuhn; two daughters, Kathleen and Joyce Weishuhn.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 29th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. and a prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 FM 1482 in Warda, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Family suggests memorials be made to Holy Cross Ladies Aid, P.O. Box 69, Warda, Texas 78960.
Family and friends can view and sign the guestbook online at www.fayettememorialfuneralhome.com. Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in La Grange is in charge of arrangements.