Elda Emma BigdaMarch 16, 1923 ~ June 4, 2015 (age 92)
Name: Elda Emma Bigda
Address: Santa Monica, CA formerly of Rural Mt. Olive.
Died: Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10:55 p.m. Place: Hospice of Southern Illinois, Relais Bonne Eau, Edwardsville, Illinois
Born: March 16, 1923 Place: Litchfield, IL
Father: the late: William Lowenstein
Mother: the late: Emma Niehaus Lowenstein
Spouse: the late: Joseph John Bigda Died September 16, 1984
Date of Marriage: September 22, 1973
Place of Marriage: Santa Monica, California
Schooling: attended Pleasant Hill Grade School, Walshville, Illinois and Venice Adult Education, Venice, California to attain her G.E.D.
Occupation: She was employed by Hughes Aircraft for over 35 years and during that time she was a Material Project Administrator & Provision Engineer
Church: A member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Santa Monica, CA She was baptized and confirmed in the Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Olive, IL.
Interests: She enjoyed her Bible Study // Loved shopping and gardening / She was an avid walker
Survivors: 2 sisters, Clara Lessman of Raymond, IL, Viola Baumann of Hamel, IL // 6 Nieces and 4 Nephews.
Preceded in Death: Parents, William & Emma Niehaus Lowenstein // Husband, Joseph John Bigda // 3 Sisters, Wilma Schuette //Leona Pahlmeyer // and Irene Eickmeyer // 1 Nephew, Larry Schuette
Visitation: Monday, June 8, 2015, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, IL
Funeral Service: Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 11:00 am Zion Lutheran Church, Mt. Olive, IL
Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Los Angeles, California
Clergy: Reverend Karl Arthur Wellnitz
Lunch: Following the service lunch will be held at the Zion Fellowship Hall served by the Zion Ladies.
Memorials: Mt. Olive Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund.