Edna Gerretson, 99, of
Waupun, went to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 23, 2014.
Edna was born January 31,
1915 in the town of Trenton the daughter of William and Anna Bremel
Bruesch. On November 8, 1932 she married
William J. Gerretson in Waupun. The
couple shared 69 wonderful years together until Bill’s death in 2002. She and Bill resided in Waupun until
1971. While in Waupun, she was employed
for 32 years at the Ideal Shoe Factory.
In 1971 they moved to Fox Lake and in 2001 returned to Waupun. Edna enjoyed spending time with her family
and friends. She especially loved her
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Edna was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church
Edna is survived by her
daughters: Marjorie Harper of Waupun,
and Barbara Gehrke of Beaver Dam; a sister, Evelyn Nelson of Wisconsin Rapids;
four grandchildren: Michael (Brenda) Gehrke, Michelle Falkowski, Kurt Harper,
and Lori (Jim) Rohde; six great-grandchildren: Joshua Gehrke, Jason Gehrke,
Brandon Bulcock, Stacy (Adam) Griswold, Kevin (Mary) Rohde, and Derrick
(Amanda) Rohde; nine great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by
her husband, Bill, on October 17, 2002; a daughter, Ann Bonack on October 9,
2009; sons-in-law: Alvin Bonack, Donald Harper, and Kenneth Gehrke; her
brothers: Lester, Arnold, August, Elgart, and Elmer Bruesch; a sister, Lillie
Riege; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
Funeral services for Edna
Gerretson will be held Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran
Church in Waupun with Rev. Elizabeth Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens
in the town of Trenton. Friends and
relatives of Edna Gerretson may call on the family on Sunday at the Werner-Harmsen
Funeral Home from 3:30-6 p.m. and on Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until
the time of service.
The family wishes to thank
Pastor Elizabeth Lee for her visits and prayers and Agnesian Hospice Hope for
the wonderful care given to Edna and her family.
Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home
of Waupun and staff are serving the family.
Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further
information and to send condolences.