She was born January 19, 1934, in Gelsenkirchen-Horst, Germany, the daughter of Wilhelm & Josefine Disse. She was preceded in death by her late husband, Wolfgang Waterwiese, and they were married on May 16, 1959, in the Church of St. John the Baptist in St. Louis, MO.
Mrs. Waterwiese is survived by 2 children, Norman (Terrie) Waterwiese of Chesterfield MO, and Ursula (George) Hayward of Chesterfield MO, loving Oma to her five grandchildren, Logan (Julie) Hayward, Wilson Hayward, Christa Waterwiese, Lillian Hayward, and the late Jackson Hayward, two great grandchildren, Lucy Hayward and Rose Hayward, two dear sisters, Edeltrud (Fred) Weber and Marlies (Werner) Grässle and was preceded in death by two brothers, Wilfried and baby boy Disse.
A private mass will be held at the St. Louis Abbey. A private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions for a memorial tree in her honor can be made to Norman Waterwiese, at 500 Chesterfield Center, Suite 240, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017. Thoughts and condolences may be offered through this website, please see below.
Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other,
That, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you.
For an interval.
Somewhere. Very near.
Just around the corner.
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever we will all be one together with Christ.