The friendships of Estelle and her extended Enns family have been an important part of my life. Hermann was to be moderator of a conference the year he passed away. The first night Estelle attended that same conference I shared a dorm room with her. My parents thought she should not be alone that night. As a 17 year old I was nervous to be with someone I barely knew, who was an adult and who had suffered such a significant loss. But she was very companionable. We sat up in bed and looked at magazines until we fell asleep. I know it was only one night but it is indelible in my memory. Now I myself have experienced the loss of a husband and feel the bond come full circle. Peace to you, Estelle as you are reunited with Hermann at last. You were God’s good and faithful servant. Marlene Krugerwiebe.
Estelle was a faithful friend, a partner in prayer, generous in hospitality, a servant of Christ and the Church. She always remembered birthdays and special occasion greetings. Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the JOY of God's reign.
I have so many good memories of Estelle who I first met in 1962 when she and Herman arrived to pastor Hamilton Mennonite Church. Estelle worked behind the scenes of Herman's very public ministry. Many Sunday dinners at their house when I was a student. She was a deeply spiritual caring person who contributed so much to the growth and flourishing of HMC. Estelle and Herman were our pastors but also our close friends. Well done thou good and faithful servant. Edgar Rogalski
I have known Estelle since the early 1960s where we met in Elkhart, Indiana. I have been grateful for her constancy and commitment to the work of spiritual growth, both in practice and programming. She was very devoted to the church and her broader family and friendships. Estelle delighted in hosting many luncheons, over the years, at her October birthday time. During her Eastwood days, she enjoyed inviting friends to the Red Lobster. From her Kansas roots to her days at Weber Woods Long Term Care Unit at Parkwood, she lived with intention and compassion, Thank you Estelle!