Erika Wunderlich

Erika Wunderlich

September 16, 1939 - September 06, 2004

Erika Wunderlich

September 16, 1939 - September 06, 2004


Erika Wunderlich, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, died of cancer on September 6, 2004 at her Fountain Valley home.

Erika was born September 16, 1939 in Hofstetten, Germany to Franz and Theresia Huck. She had two brothers, Alfred and Engelbert Huck. She lived in Sinzheim, Germany until 1952.

Erika worked in a convalescent home in Heidelberg from 1953 through 1955 where she practiced what she did best, caring for others. She studied and worked as a nurse at Theresia Hospital in Mannheim, Germany from 1955 until 1960. She met Heinz Wunderlich, who would become her husband in 1958 while working in the hospital.

In October 1960, she immigrated to the United States and married Heinz one month later. She had a son, Thomas Wunderlich, in March 1966 and a daughter, Janet Wunderlich-Haigg, in March 1969.

Erika was delighted to meet her first grandchild, Savanah Haigg on March 30, 2001. They had a very special relationship, as she was always so loving and giving to children.

Erika touched the lives of many people and will always be remembered for her courage, kindness, devotion and her gentle ways.

She is survived by her husband Heinz, son Thomas, daughter Janet, granddaughter Savanah Haigg, brothers Engelbert and Alfred, and mother Theresia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks a donation be made in her name towards the Hoag Cancer Center Fund 949 764-7217

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16 responses to Erika Wunderlich

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Erika must have been a very special person to have Mothered such a wonderful person as you Janet..
    Much Love
    Eric and Elaine

  2. my dear friend janet and your loving family,

    my heart and all my love is with you in this time of passing.

    always remember the light of love from your mother will shine on in you and your wonderful children.


  3. Mary Bryant says:

    The battle is done. “Mom” is now fully in the palm of God’s hand, embraced by angels.

    May He continue to comfort and guide all of us as we move forward in our journey, through all the peaks and valleys, the smiles and tears, until our hearts and souls are joined together in heaven.

    Janet, I’m SURE I’ll see you there, along with some other familiar souls!!! Love you.

    Mary B

  4. My memories of Erika include seeing her at Oktoberfest dancing with her children while her granddaughter Savanah was in her arms…Memories include having dinner at the Haigg’s and seeing delight in Erika’s eyes when I told her that I had never eaten spaetzle noodles…That was ok with Erika, that meant that I got an extra helping which I loved… It is obvious when you see mother and children together where the children learn to love… Love is something that Erika had in abundance and this love and Erika’s memory will be passed on for many generations to come….

  5. Janet; May God bless you and your family…you are in our prayers! Love, The Traviesas

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