Edith Niedballa

November 17, 1930 - June 9, 2018

Edith Niedballa, 87, of Batavia, passed away on Saturday June 9, 2018. She was born on November 17, 1930 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, the daughter of Hermann and Berta (nee Krischik) Niedballa.

On November 23, 1930, Pastor Blindow baptized Edith, and in that Baptism, her lord Jesus Christ forgave her sins and made her his own. She confirmed her faith on October 21, 1945- with her confirmation verse being Matthew 6:33.

In April of 1950, Edith applied and was accepted into Nurses training at the University Clinic in Muenster, Germany. She graduated in February of 1952 as Pediatric Nurse and continued to work at the University Children Clinic until April 1954.

In February of 1955, Edith immigrated to the USA and lived with her sister and mother in Summit, IL. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Summit became her church home.

Edith was a lover of travel, and very passionate about seeing the world with her sister. She loved to spend her time skiing, visiting places in Germany and Colorado. Edith was employed at Sun Chemical for 31 years, retiring in 1988 to take care of her sick mother.

She is survived by her sister Ilse Niedballa, and many extended family in the United States and Germany.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5865 S. Archer Road, Summit, IL 60501, followed by Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at the church.  Interment will follow in Bethania Cemetery in Justice. 

Contributions in Edith’s name may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5865 S. Archer Road, Summit, IL, 60501 or Orphan Grain Train, PO Box 1466, Nortfolk, NE 86702-1466.

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  • K Vos I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Death is an enemy. The Bible offers a wonderful hope. I hope you are able to find comfort from the scriptures and know that Jehovah God truly feels for you and offers relief from sickness and death. Rev. 21:4
  • Sharon Plowman Edith you will be missed here on earth. I know you are in Gods hands now looking down on us. Love you. Sharon