Enid A. Cechvala

Enid A. Cechvala (nee Davidson), 87, of West Bend died Saturday, April 17, 2010, at Cedar Crossings. She was born April 2, 1923, in Weyauwega to the late David and Sarah (nee Potratz) Davidson and married Edward A. Cechvala on Aug. 29, 1946, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaelís. Edward preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 2005.

Enid started her teaching career in a one-room school house in the town of Farmington. Following her marriage, she suspended teaching to raise her family before becoming a first grade teacher at St. Frances Cabrini School for eight years. She then taught sixth grade at Badger Middle School in West Bend until retiring at the age of 72. While teaching, she was also a student, earning her masters degree in reading.

Survivors include her seven children, Beverly (Ted) Jackson of Albion, Janeen (John) Herman of the town of Farmington, Edward Jr. of Louisville, Ky., Steve (Marguerite) of Philadelphia, Penn., Kim Engelmeyer of Oshkosh, Jon of West Bend and Michael of Midland, Texas, 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters, Verna Hansen of Manitowoc and Iona Schmidt of Phoenix, Ariz.; her brother, Sidney (Dorie) Davidson of New Berlin; a sister-in-law, Helen (Don) Beggan of Hartford; a brother-in-law, Joe Cechvala of Oxnard, Calif, and nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Enid was preceded in death by her parents, David and Sarah Davidson; her husband, Edward; and four brothers, Justin "Bud," Arlen, Arden and Daryl Davidson.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held Friday, April 23, 2010, at 11 a.m. at St. Maryís Immaculate Conception Church in West Bend with the Rev. Jerome Repenshek presiding. Inurnment will follow in St. Michaelís Cemetery, St. Michaelís. Visitation will be Friday at the church only from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cedar Community of the charity of the donorís choice are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online condolences and guestbook are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com