Adler, Wanda 5/21/1943 – 4/18/2015 Sylva, NC Wanda Mae (Guenther) Adler, age 71, passed peacefully into God’s hands on April 18, 2015. A lifelong resident of Saline, MI until 2008, Wanda was born on May 21, 1943 to Clement and Jaunita (Sweet) Guenther. She graduated from Saline High School with the class of 1962. In January 1964 she married Max E. Adler and they welcomed their first child, Amanda, in November of 1964. In July 1968 they welcomed their second child, Mark. Even though Wanda and Max divorced in 1986, they remained close friends up until his death in 2008 and shared Friday night dinners at Mark’s Coney Island with Amanda and her children for many years. An influential and proud member of the Community, Wanda served on the Saline City Council from 1977 to 1983, on the Planning Commission from 1984 through 1986, and also served on the Industrial & Business Development Commission. She started the Saline Farmers Market, was a volunteer and board member with the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living, a volunteer with seniors in Saline and at the Evangelical home, and worked on the Mill Pond Manner housing project in Saline. She drove a taxi in Saline before becoming Manager of the Saline Auto Wash and Gas Station during the 1980s and later retired as a longtime favorite employee of Niethammer Transport. Wanda remained a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, MI until she moved to Sylva, NC in 2008. It was there that she joined the Alliance Bible Church, a congregation that became a second family to her in her final years. She was preceded in death by her parents Clement and Jaunita and her sister, Carol (Guenther) Williams. Wanda is survived by her two children, Amanda (Gary Jordan) Hart of Saline, MI and Mark E. (Jennifer) Adler of Levittown, PA; her grandchildren Jimmy Hart, Joe (Keeley Zabel) Hart, Alyssa Hart, Mark B. Adler, and Joshua Adler; her Brother, Gordon (Daneil) Guenther of Manchester, MI; her nieces and nephews, Danny Weber, Brent (Kathy) Weber, Heather (Randy) Gustin, Stephen (Marchelle) Williams, Kylee (Raj) Guenther, and Dustin Guenther; several cousins, great-nieces and nephews; and other loved ones Tammy Gieske, Brandon Armstrong, and Grant Armstrong of Jackson, MI. A memorial service will be held for her at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bridgewater, MI on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:00pm with Pastor Drex Morton officiating. Wanda was a fierce and independent woman who was always generous with her time and is loved and missed by many.