January 24, 1930 ~ September 23, 2021

Born in: Heidelberg, Germany
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Anni Weber Wilson, 91, passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

A native of Heidelberg, Germany, Anni moved to Asheville in 1948 after marrying her late husband, Herman John Wilson. She was a daughter of the late Anton and Maria Baumeister Weber. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Christina “Tina” Wilson Carroll, and sister, Inge Weber Dietz.

Mrs. Wilson worked as a foreign language teacher at Erwin High School for many years. She was also a member of the Basilica of St. Lawrence.

Music was very important to Anni. She enjoyed singing and played both the piano and accordion beautifully. She also very much loved flowers and tending to her garden.

She is survived by her daughter, Heidi Taylor; niece and nephews, Doris Bishop; Richard and Linda Dietz and Ronald Dietz; a number of additional generations of nieces and nephews; and many extended family members in Germany.

The graveside service for Mrs. Wilson will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Ashelawn Gardens of Memory. The Very Rev. Roger Arnsparger, VE, will officiate.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Graveside Service: September 28, 2021 1:00 pm

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory
901 Aiken Road
Asheville, NC 28804

(828) 645-6915

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  1. Heidi,

    I’m so sorry to learn of Ms Wilson’s passing. She was my favorite teacher and I loved her dearly. I’m praying for you and your family.

    Mikki Hunter Lewis

  2. Heidi, We are so very sorry to hear about your Mom. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. The Haug family sends their love and condolences.

    Melody Haug Crawford

  3. So sad to hear of Frau Wilson’s passing. I took three years of her German classes at Erwin and she was always nice and interesting, with her stories of growing up in Germany, sometimes bringing her accordion to play for the class, and being tolerant to students who were less serious than they should have been. Love and peace to her family and friends.

  4. Dear Heidi, you and all the family are in our prayers. We loved Anni. She was one of best! She was family and a friend to me for many years. I will never forget our late night talks. I can still hear that sweet laugh and see that beautiful smile. I know she was a wonderful Mother to you and Christina but she stepped in to be there for Inge’s family too when she went home to Heaven. She was a doting daughter to Oma and Opa. Basically, Anni was just an all around great person. I just regret I didn’t get to spend more time with her. Heaven gained another angel.

    We love you Heidi,

  5. Mrs. Wilson was one of my favorite teachers at Erwin! She is and will continue to be warmly thought of especially as I make my trips to the German countries in Europe. She will forever have a place in my heart!

    My condolences to you, Heidi, and your family!

  6. Dearest Frau Wilson, You made the German language and culture exciting and meaningful. I loved your class. I loved your spirit. I loved traveling with you. Eins Zwei G’Suffa!!! The memory of being at the Hofbrau Haus in Munich and raising a class with you is such a dear memory to me. Celebrating your beautiful impression on my life always. <3

  7. Sorry to hear about your family’s loss. She was a remarkable German teacher and had a lot to offer everyone. She just didn’t teach German she taught life lessons. She will greatly be missed. Sending Prayers.

  8. So sad to hear of this. What an Awesome Lady and wonderful teacher to learn from. She always had time for those of us who struggled in her class.
    I know her patience was limitless with me.

  9. Heidi,so sorry to hear about Anni’s death. We will always think of her fondly and I know you will miss her greatly. Our sincerest sympathy to you,Dpris and the boys. with love Heidi and Family.

    Keith,Heidi and family

  10. I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Anni. I always enjoyed the visits with her and yourself Heidi, when I would do visits for Care Partners.
    I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this time.


  11. I was thinking of Frau Wilson last week, remembering how lucky I was to have such a great teacher. Her lessons are still with me today, 38 years later. She made a difference.

  12. Dear Heidi, So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, I know she was a fine lady. I regret not getting to know her better during your time living on Sunset Drive.

    Larry ( and Tim ) Black

  13. I had Mrs.Wilson for German at Erwin High she was such a great lady I’m sadden she has passed away sending prayers


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