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WASSE, Erna P.

WASSE, Erna P.

WASSE - Erna P. Formerly of Grand Island, NY, died peacefully August 30, 2017. Erna was predeceased by Erna and Peter Peters (parents), Alfred A. Wasse (son) and Siegfried A. Wasse (husband). She is survived by her daughter Valerie Tan (Robert) of Chapel Hill, NC; grandson Harrison Tan; brothers Henry Peters (Cathy) of Port Colborne; Peter Peters (Beverly) of Newcastle; Barry Peters (Tina) of St. Catharines and Erich Peters (Tracey) of Pelham. Born in the Ukraine, Erna immigrated to Vineland, Canada in 1948, and finally settled in St. Catharines in 1950. She graduated from Merriton-Linden HS and went on to work at Imperial Life Insurance. Later she met her dear husband and life partner Siegfried at a dance at the German Social Club Heidelberg. In 1964, they married and moved to Buffalo, NY. In 1988, she became a US citizen. She was a stay-at-home mom who devoted her talents to volunteer activities at St. Timothy Lutheran Church and Sidway School. In later years she worked part-time at Commercial Chemicals and loved her position as Administrative Assistant. Despite all that life threw at her, Erna always maintained a sense of humor that put family and friends at ease. She will always be remembered for her love of reading, her candid demeanor, her love of a good argument, and her strength in the darkest times. Her immediate family will hold a private memorial, in her honor, in North Carolina where she lived the last seven years. Condolences may be made at Arrangements by Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation. Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Wasse family.

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