Edward C. Priesgen Jr.

Edward C. Priesgen Jr. of Lomira passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2007 at the age of 83 at St. Agnes Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac. He was born Nov. 21, 1923 to Edward and Irene (nee Meyer) Priesgen Sr. in St. Augustine. On Oct. 8, 1947 he was united in marriage to Irene Schmitt at Holy Hill.

He farmed in the town of Erin and retired from Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Lomira and the Eagle’s Club of Fond du Lac. Edward was a school crossing guard for St. Mary. He enjoyed antique farm equipment, going to farm auctions and helping on the childrens’ farms.

He is survived by his children, Joseph (Doris) Priesgen of Lomira, Charles (Marie) Priesgen of Hartford, Irene (Gene) Justmann of Oakfield, Cecelia (Allen) Achterberg of north Fond du Lac, Edward III (Gabriele) Priesgen of Hartford, Mary (Dale) Christian of Lomira, Peter (Julie) Priesgen of Fond du Lac, Alex (Laurel) Priesgen of Twin Lake, and Susan (Jim) Schumacher of north Fond du Lac; sisters and brothers, Jerry (Mary Ann) Priesgen of Allenton, LeRoy (Mary) Priesgen of Theresa and Gene (Nellie) Priesgen of Hartford; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 1969; one daughter, Veronica; one son, Jacob; and one sister, Dottie.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Edward was Monday, Sept. 24, 2007 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mayville, with Rev. Fr. John Schmitz officiating. Visitation was on Monday at the church prior to the Mass. Burial was at St. Kilian’s Cemetery in Hartford.

Memorials may be directed to St. Agnes Hospice Hope.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville assisted the family.