Ella M. Weddig, 92, of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2009,
at Beechwood Rest Home in Beechwood.
She was born on April 26, 1917, in Campbellsport, the
daughter of the late John and Celia (nee Hicken)
Feuerhammer, and on April 15, 1940, she was united in marriage to Arthur
Weddig in Dubuque, Iowa. Arthur preceded Ella in death on March 6, 1994.
During her years of employment, Ella worked at Pick Industries in West
Bend during World War II, at the West Bend Company for 14 years and at
Allcast Inc. in Allenton for several years. Ella taught Sunday school at
Trinity Lutheran Church in West Bend for several years. Later she moved
to Allenton and became a member of Zion Lutheran Church in the town of
Wayne, where she was actively involved with teaching and helping with
bible school until 2005 and helping with the YPS.
Ella was a member
of the West Bend V.F.W. Post 1393 Auxiliary for 63 years, where she
served in many offices, including as president, chaplain, conductress,
color bearer and flag bearer for Sixth District and VAVS chairman for
First and Sixth District. She also served as a page at one of the
Ella was also a 43-year member of the Fohl-Martin American Legion Post
483 Allenton Auxiliary, where she served in the capacity of president
for two years and four terms as county chaplain.
She enjoyed helping others in many ways, including making stuffed
animals for four rescue squads, volunteering at the Samaritan Health
Center in West Bend and at Peace Church in
Hartford. She was also a member of the Hartford Senior Citizens.
Those Ella leaves behind to cherish her memories include four children,
Kenneth (Carol) Weddig of Kewaskum, Donald (Frances) Weddig of Appleton,
Nancy (Gary) Burns of Appleton and Debbie Greuel (special friend, Randy)
of Iron Ridge; a brother, Alvin Feuerhammer of Fond du Lac; two
sisters-in-law, Evelyn Jansen and Lillian Kuester both of West Bend; 11
grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Ella was preceded in death by a
son-in-law, Jeff Greuel, a sister, three brothers, nine brothers-in-law
and eight sisters-in-law.
Funeral services for Ella
will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, at Zion Lutheran
Church in the town of Wayne. The Rev. Steven D. Bode will officiate and
burial will follow in the church cemetery. Relatives and friends may
call at the church on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Ella’s
arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at