I just finished reading, “Heaven is for Real,” by Todd Burpo (with Lynn Vincent). It gave me hope, thinking about the people in my life who have passed away. It causes me to look forward to going to heaven someday. And it … Continue reading
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It seems the topic of heaven and hell is a hot one these days. Having just last week discussed that topic in Skepsis, I found the clamouring around Rob Bell’s new book, “Love Wins,” timely. And while I don’t necessarily like playing into the hype, I think it illustrates how divided we truly are – even as Christians – around the topic.
Edith Gertrude (Woods) Zehnder, 92, passed away peacefully on November 15 surrounded by family. Born in 1917 in Austin, Minn., Edith had an affinity for grammar and spelling, as evidenced by her spelling bee trophies as a youth and a senior, and a 10-year career as a proofreader for West Publishing.
Edith shared her musical talent as the organist at Salem United Methodist Church in Inver Grove Heights for 10 years and First United Methodist Church in South Saint Paul for 41 years, where she was active in the United Methodist Women and missions work. She also raised up many musical protégés during her 25 years as a piano teacher.
Family was the bedrock of her life. Her husband of 55 years, Cyrus, passed away in 1989. She is survived by children Bart (Joanne) of Oakdale; David (Cherine) of Maidenhead, England; Jill Lewis of Inver Grove Heights; and Laurie (Don) Dinger of Inver Grove Heights; 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
The family thanks the dedicated staff and caring volunteers at the Good Samaritan Society in Inver Grove Heights, who cared for Edith the last five years of her life.
Goodbye, Grandma. We thank you for all you taught us, modeled for us and the legacy you leave behind. We will never forget you and will love you always. We thank God that you are in a better place tonight — a place where your mind and body are restored and you will suffer no more.