The ThHF mourns Christa Irmer

29. Sep. 2020

"Now that we have been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).

The Friedensau Theological College mourns Christa Irmer (née Schade)

*November 2, 1929 † September 16, 2020

Christa Irmer died on September 16 at the age of 90 after suffering from cancer in a hospice in Chemnitz.

Christa Irmer, née Schade, was born in Sprottau (Silesia) on November 2, 1929, from where she fled to Thuringia in 1945. After her training as a cook, she first attended a school for domestic science and then trained as an infant nurse. Due to a skin disease, she had to give up work in the hospital, worked in a children's home in Bad Kösen and finally – as a Christian in the GDR – became the director of a large nursery with apprentice training in Sömmerda.

In the summer of 1968 she took over the management of the Erholungsheim – today's guest house – in Friedensau for eleven years as the last "Friedensauer Schwester". She carried out her demanding service with great dedication and love for detail.

After her marriage to Richard Irmer, she moved with him to Mittweida in 1979, where she volunteered in diaconal church work as long as her health allowed.

With the song "Wenn Friede mit Gott meine Seele durchdringt" (ghs 365) she summed up her 90 years of life the day before her death. We are grateful for her work and hope to see her again on the day of resurrection. Our sympathy goes out to the family.

Mario Brito | Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Prof. Dr. Roland E. Fischer | Rector
Tobias H. Koch | Chancellor

The funeral of Christa Irmer will take place on September 28, 2020, at 1:15 pm, at the cemetery in Mittweida, Chemnitzer Straße 45a.

Bild der THH Friedensau
© Bernhard Oestreich