Edith L. LoutzenhiserAugust 23, 1933 ~ March 22, 2017 (age 83)
Edith Louise Loutzenhiser was born on August 23rd, 1933 to Louise and Effie Helderman south of Vona, Co on the family farm. She grew up helping on the farm and always had to make sure her cow was milked before going to school. Edie moved with her family to town where her parents opened a dry goods store. She graduated from Vona High School and was a faithful member of the Vona Baptist Church as a young adult.
Edie married the love of her life, Willard Loutzenhiser on January 9th, 1955. They were married for sixty years until Willard passed away in 2015. To this union two children were born, Carolyn Louise, and Daniel Lee.
Edie and Willard lived a happy life. They lived north of Flagler when they were first married, then relocated to Colorado Springs, CO in 1960. Edie raised her children and was a housewife. For extra money she would iron the military service men’s dress shirts for a dime each. They moved back to flagler in 1970 then shortly after that to Burlington. She got a job at Grace Manor as an aid for a short time until she became a cook at Burlington Middle School. For the next 21 years she would help with the cooking and serving of meals to many kids. After she was done serving lunch she would help Willard clean the school.
Her pride and joy was when she became a grandmother. She always had one of her grandchildren with her wherever she went. Edie’s joy continued when she was blessed with four great-grandchildren; Brianna, Payten, Jonathan, and Fayth. They enjoyed putting puzzles together and watching cartoons with her. She also enjoyed cooking and sewing for her family.
Most of all Edie’s heart belonged to her Lord and Savior. She dedicated her life to Him at a young age. She was a Sunday School teacher, youth group leader, and a counselor. She was a woman of strong faith that no one ever questioned. We will rejoice knowing she is in heaven.
Edie was preceded in death by her husband, Willard Loutzenhiser; her parents, Louis and Effie Helderman; brother, Robert Helderman; three brother in laws, Duane Charles, Dean Nichols, Harold O’brien; infant great grandson Samuel Stout.
She is survived by her children Carolyn Jacobs, Denver, CO; Daniel Loutzenhiser, Sterling, CO; Grandchildren; Diana McCall, Kelley Stout, Jonathan Stout; Great Grandchildren; Brianna McCall, Payten McCall, Fayth McCall, and Jonathan Stout (Jr.). She is also survived by three sisters and families and six sister in laws and their families.
In Edith's name
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