Edith was born April 2nd, 1932 in Berlin, Germany to Paul and Grete Margaret (Backhaus) Krotz. Our mother was always in the top 5% of her class at school. As a small child during World War II, she was separated from her mother, father, and three brothers, and forced by Hitler's Nazi regime to attend a special school for elite students in Germany.
After World War II, Edith was reunited with her loving family in 1945. After the war, she earned four degrees in Nursing from East and West Germany. My MAMA, Edith Weber, earned two nursing degrees in what would become East Germany in 1948. Then in 1952, Edith wanted to move with her family to what would become West Germany and freedom. She was told by West German government officials, her degrees would not be recognized. Our mother, Edith Weber, said alright I will start my studies all over here. Then three years later, Edith, earned two more nursing degrees, that would be recognized in what would become West Germany.
Edith left West Germany to work one year as a nanny for the family of a businessman in London, England. During this time, she worked during the day and took English classes at night. After returning briefly to then West Germany, Edith went to work as a private baby nurse for a family in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She was only supposed to stay in the United States for one year, but then she met my father, Joseph Weber. On December 10, 1965, Edith married Joseph Weber and he survives.
Other survivors include her children, Ingrid Weber and Eric Weber; two brothers, Gerhard Krotz of California, Guenter Krotz of Berlin, Germany; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Werner Krotz.
I asked my Mother often to tell my sister and me about her adventurous life like when she met The Beatles, and some of the most famous families of industry such as, the Fords, the Wrigleys, and the Buehls, she always responded with, 'Eric, in life you can either sit back and read what someone else thinks about something, or you can get up, get out there, experience it all for yourself, and make up your own mind about things'.
A private celebration of life will be held in November of 2022. We love you, MAMA!!! Burial will take place at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Rogers Corner, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Zion Lutheran Church 3050 S Fletcher Rd, Chelsea, MI 48118. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel, Chelsea.
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