Obituary of Delores Waegerle (1932 – 2021) – Kernersville, North Carolina
Obituary of Delores Waegerle
Delores ‘Dee’ Waegerle,
August 14, 1932 – December 21, 2021
Dee Waegerle, 89, died at the Spring Arbor Assisted Living home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, December 21.
A memorial service to celebrate Dee’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 31, 2021, at Morehead United Methodist Church, 3214 Horse Pen Creek Rd. Greensboro. Friend and pastor Veranita Alvord will officiate. Family will welcome friends after the service.
Dee was born in Buffalo, NY and met her husband Edwin ‘Ed’ Waegerle at a Taffy Pull church. They stayed together for 58 years until his death in 2010. Together they raised 5 children, Karen, Kevin, Susan, Kenneth and Steven. They opened their home and hearts to more than 80 foster children in Erie County, New York and Guilford County after moving here in 1973. They also adopted a foster child. , our brother, Gordon.
Dee and Ed have always been active in church life, First Lutheran-Greensboro, Christ Lutheran-Greensboro and after retirement, Lake Brandt Baptist-Greensboro. When Dee and Ed retired, they entered the ministry traveling the country in their RV with a group called SOWERS – Servants On Wheels Ever Ready; teaching children’s programs and doing crafts at Christian centers where they have been able to reach hundreds, if not thousands, of your brothers and sisters with humble hearts and the love of Christ. They settled in Vero Beach, Florida, and continued to serve a local youth camp, host prayer groups, and welcome visiting SOWER teams. Dee had a heart filled with joy and a legacy that included 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and more.
After Ed passed away in 2010, Dee married close family friend Leroy Sponholz and the family grew again with Craig, Jeffrey and Eric. They resided in Frost Proof, Florida for a few years and then again in Greensboro. They settled in Spring Arbor, Leroy passed away in 2020. Dee continued in her ministries leading Bible studies and as a Resident Ambassador, welcoming new residents to Spring Arbor, helping them feel at home in their home. new environment. His prayer and study continued throughout his days. As the family gathered and prayed for her last Sunday, she prayed for each of us, ending with the Our Father whispered through tired lips. She left us 2 days later.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating / supporting your local hospice, local children’s ministry program, or the national SOWER ministry (sowerministry.org).
Posted by Pierce-Jefferson Funeral & Cremation Service – Kernersville on December 25, 2021.