Emilie and John enjoyed almost 65 years of married life together. The last few years were spent at a nursing home. Even when she could no longer communicate in whole sentences, she was still able to sing the old German hymns of her childhood. Emilie entered heaven on April 16, 1992, at the age of 92. She was a faithful, patient, understanding, loving and quiet wife and mother, who passed on to her children and grandchildren a love for God and His Word through her example.