Mrs. Emma J. (Goller) Gebhardt, age 80, of Cedar Springs, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 29, 2012. Emma was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Leo J. and Addie (Phelps) Goller. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished each and every one of them. Emma has touched so many lives by being a caring, giving, and loving individual. Right to the very end she had a sense of humor and tried to stay in control of the situation. Preceding her in death was her beloved husband of 57 years, Robert, brothers, Oscar and Richard Goller, sisters-in-law, Hilda Davis, Janie Gebhardt, brother-in-law, Melvin Davis, and great-granddaughter, Cora Veronica Wydock. Emma will be greatly missed by her loving children, Connie (Corky) Teer of Cedar Springs, Robert (Jean) Gebhardt of Amble, Samuel (Karen) Gebhardt of Cedar Springs, and Marie (Kevin) Norton of Southington, CT; her grandchildren, Carrie Teer, Courtney (Dave) Wydock, Kelby (JaNae) Teer, Austin Gebhardt, Blaine Gebhardt, Jacob, Jordan and Paige Gebhardt, Emily, Matthew and Audrey Norton; great-grandchildren, Kaleb Teer, Connor and Caden Wydock, and Weston and Warren Gebhardt; brother, John (Peggy) Goller, sisters-in-law, Betty Goller and Mary (Goller) Kilts; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Raymond Gebhardt, Albert (Letha) Gebhardt, Harold (Lynn) Green; and many nieces and nephews; and a close friend of the family, Robert Grice. Emma was active in the family business of Gebhardt Plumbing & Heating and enjoyed working alongside her son at Cedar Springs Mill and Supply. She proudly carried with her a life full of accomplishments. The service for Mrs. Gebhardt will be Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, with Pastor Lee Zabrocki officiating. Interment in Courtland Township Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in memory of Emma to the American Lung Association or Resurrection Lutheran Church of Sand Lake. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the Pederson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford