Elda Holnagel

Elda Holnagel (nee Rheingans) of Cedarburg passed away peacefully at the age of 93 on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon.

Funeral services were held on March 16 at Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

Visitation was held at the church prior to the funeral service and interment took place at Zur Ruhe Cemetery.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg assisted the family with arrangements.

Elda was born in Thiensville on Dec. 1, 1914, daughter of the late William and Anna (nee Klumb) Rheingans. On June 17, 1939, she married William H. Holnagel at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of West Mequon.

Elda was a longtime active member of Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg and was also a member of the Peter Wollner Post 288 Ladies Auxiliary.

Elda is survived by her children Karen (Dr. Richard) Uhlig of Cedarburg and Bill (Cathy) Holnagel of Cedarburg; her grandchildren Jennifer (Irv) Brandt of Cedarburg, Richard (fiancee Cindy Brandt) Uhlig of Cedarburg, Peter Uhlig of Cedarburg, Heidi Uhlig of Cedarburg, Kristen (Oliver) Drake of Waverly, Iowa and Megan (Brian) Flad of Chicago, Ill.; her great-grandchildren Allissa, Lindsey and Elizabeth Schoessow and Ben Brandt; and her special friend Laurie Bell.

She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Elda was preceded in death by her husband William H. Holnagel; her brothers Edgar and Lester Rheingans; and her sisters Sylvia, Esther Weber and Mabel Schaefer.

Memorials to Advent Lutheran Church in Cedarburg are appreciated.