Edna A. Eller

Edna A. Eller (nee Funk) of West Bend entered into eternal peace on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007 at Riverway Place surrounded by her loving family, after 94 years of life.

Edna was born on June 6, 1912, the daughter of William and Alma (nee Arndt) Funk in the town of Polk, where she was also raised on their family’s farm.

She attended Lake View School until eighth grade, and then remained at home to help her family on the farm. On Sept. 19, 1929, Edna devoted her love and her life to Alvin W. Eller in Slinger.

After marriage, the couple began a loving family of their own. After their children were raised, she was employed at Carbon Engineering in Slinger, Gateway Nursing Home in Hartford and Stolper Industries in Menomonee Falls, retiring in 1977. In her free time, Edna enjoyed gardening and was crafty with crocheting, embroidery and needle point. She also loved animals and enjoyed time spent watching birds.

Edna was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and their Ladies League.

She will be missed by her loving daughter, Carol (Rein) Fischer, and son, Glenn (Karen) Eller; her seven dear grandchildren, Steven Fischer, Sandra (Daniel) Klitzman, Darryl (Trisha) Fischer, Bryan (Michelle) Eller, Randy (Debra) Eller, Sheryl (Douglas) Fiedler, and Matthew Eller; seven great-grandchildren, Courtney, Jonah, Justin, and Annika Eller, Brittany and Allyssa Fischer, and Kristina (Joshua) Loggins; four step-great grandchildren, Brian and Kevin Fiedler, Tim (Laurie) Klitzman, and Danielle Klitzman; three great-great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Kendall, and Jaden; two step, great-great-grandchildren, Mikayla and Alexandra; and one sister-in-law, Florence Funk. Further survived by other special relatives and friends.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Alvin; her daughter, Marilyn (in infancy); three brothers, Albert Funk Sr., Harold (Ruth) Funk, and Wm. (Betty) Funk Jr.; and two sisters, Irene (Edwin) Gessner and Adeline (Allen) Ciriacks.

The funeral service in honor of Edna was Wednesday, Jan.10, 2007 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in West Bend, with Rev. Hein officiating.

Visitation with family and friends was also Wednesday at the church prior to the service.

Interment will take place on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Union Cemetery in Slinger.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Little Lambs Day Care Center, or to the family.

The Eller family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Dr. Mosley, and his nurse, Jane Disler; the staff of nursing professionals at River Way Place; and Vitas Hospice for all the wonderful care and compassion that was given to Edna and her family.

Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.