Edith van Vorshelen,
“Edie” van Vorshelen (nee Aissen), 74, passed away on Monday, June 17,
2013. Edie was born on Aug. 20, 1938, in Wilhelmshaven, Germany to
Hermann and Herta (nee Schmidt) Aissen. She married Hans-Rolf van
Vorshelen on March 25, 1960, in Germany.
Edie dedicated many years as a nursing assistant, and then she and
Hans-Rolf then went on to become the owners and operators of the Donut
Depot in Port Washington. They were also longtime members of Our
Savior’s Lutheran Church as well. She loved needle work, word search
puzzles, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan. She loved her flowers
and took great pride in her garden. Edie also enjoyed cooking German
meals for her family.
Edie is survived by her daughter Sabine (Chuck) Brumer and son Bernd
(Jean) van Vorshelen; grandchildren Charlie and Katie Brumer; and two
special goats, Angel and Isabel. She is further survived by her brother
Werner (Marlene) Aissen, sisters Ilse (Bill) Weitz and Margot (Robert)
Anderson; sistersin- law Johanna (Edu) Harms and Gisela van Vorshelen;
and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends. Edie is
preceded in death by her husband Hans Rolf, her parents Hermann and
Herta, parents-in-law Wilhelm and Anna van Vorshelen, step-mother Myrtle
Aissen, brotherin- law Gerold Engelbrecht, and niece Kathryn Anderson.
Visitation will be at the Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W. Paradise Drive
in West Bend from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2013, with a short prayer
service beginning at 7 p.m. The funeral service for Edie will be at 10
a.m. on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1044 S.
Silverbrook Drive in West Bend, with the Rev. Darin Wiebe presiding.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Abhay Jella,
Dr. Brian Wolter, the nurses at both St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee
and St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend, everyone at the Riverway Place,
and the staff at The Kathy Hospice for the their support, care, and
compassion for Edie during this time.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262)