Edna Eleanor Nesvold

Edna Eleanor (Olson) Nesvold, 94, of Fond du Lac, passed away on December 6, 2021 at The Woodlands Senior Park. She was born February 9, 1927, a daughter of Gust and Jessie (Erickson) Olson.

Edna married John “Bud” Nesvold on August 19, 1950 in Augustana Church in Cumberland, Wisconsin. They were married for 65 years before he preceded her in death.

She was a meticulous housekeeper even in her later years when her eyesight started to fail. Even Bud’s t-shirts and boxer shorts couldn’t escape Edna’s iron. Edna was an excellent seamstress who made her daughter’s clothes for many years. Her cooking was second to none. She was a terrible card player but loved to play with her grandchildren.

After her children left home, she received her dietician’s license. She enjoyed her job working at The Good Samaritan Home in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin as a dietician.

Edna and Bud enjoyed attending Immanuel Trinity Lutheran Church. Before Bud’s passing, they spent every winter in Arkansas where they played countless rounds of golf.

Edna is survived by her two children Gwen (Jim) Gilles and John (Ann Averill) Nesvold; three grandchildren Benjamin and Hannah Nesvold, and Molly (fiancé Jim Sitar) Gilles; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, four siblings, and her in-laws.

Edna’s family invites friends and relatives to a time of visitation from 12:00 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. on Monday, December 13, 2021 at Zacherl Funeral Home. A memorial service will take place at 1:00 P.M. following the visitation.

Edna’s family would like to give a huge thank you to the staff at the Woodlands Senior Park for their loving care and assistance during Edna’s final years and to St. Agnes Hospice, especially Nicole who cared for her in her last few months.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Agnes Hospice and Broken Bread.

Edna and Bud will be laid to rest in the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. Visit www.zacherlfuneralhome.com to send condolences.