Maria Gingerich
3/17/1952 - 2/12/2017

Maria Gingerich/Binggeli of West, passed away at 6:50 pm on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Providence Hospice in St. Catherine's in Waco, TX. Memorial services will be held 11 am on Saturday, February 25, at Antioch Community Church.

Maria was born March 17, 1952 in Kaltenbrunnen, Switzerland in the home of her parents, Rudolf and Margaretha Binggeli/Horisberger, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, Joe E Gingerich of West, TX; two daughters, Marisa Joy Gingerich of Waco, TX, and Raquel Simone (Joseph Elder); one son, Daniel Mark (Shelbye) Gingerich; two granddaughters, Lexia Jasmine Elder and Rylie Maria Elder; and one grandson, Shiloh Isaac Gingerich; one sister, Margret (Linus Hollenstein); two brothers, Hansruedi (Kathi) Binggeli and Markus Binggeli. Maria grew up on her parents farm just south of the capital city of Bern, Switzerland. She earned her RN degree from Lindenhofspital, married in 1980, moved to the States, farmed, homeschooled her children, ministered with her husband, and worked the last 12 years as an RN. She has been a beloved wife, mother, friend, and co-worker to many. And most of all, she was a faithful follower of her Divine Lover, the Lord Jesus Christ. "Dear Maria, We’ll see you in the resurrection."

"In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating to Pan America Mission, to Bob and Bettye Paden in Argentina towards their outreach to the Wichi Indians in the northern Province of Salta, Argentina. Details"

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