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Erna C'zelma (Crosby) Vine

November 5, 1922 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 97)


Mrs. Erna Vine, 97 of Lewiston, Michigan died peacefully at her home on April 23, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. She was born on November 5, 1922 in Monroe, Michigan to the late, Oswald and Henrietta (Nicolai) Crosby. She married her husband, John Vine, on September 11, 1948 in Toledo, Ohio and together the couple celebrated 60 years of marriage before his passing in 2008. Formerly of Sylvania, Ohio the couple moved to the Lewiston area in 1982 and worked as caretakers for the Otto's for 12 years. Erna loved to read and owned her own antique book collection that she took great pride in. She enjoyed gardening, and spending time with her beloved dog, "Sunny", and cat, "Tillie". More importantly, she valued the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren. Erna will be deeply missed.


She is survived by her daughters, Julianna Vetrano of Lewiston; Jody Vine of Portland, Oregon; grandchildren, Zoe, Jessica, Naomi, Monica; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oswald and Henrietta Crosby; husband, John; granddaughter Melanie Vetrano; brother, Bud Crosby; and sisters, Hildegarde Burkhalter; and Mary Rowe.


In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. The family has chosen to remember Erna privately at this time.

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