Carol Ann Edelblute,
Ann Edelblute (née Wolf), 70, of Hartford, was born to eternal life on
Tuesday, May 7, 2013. She was born Nov. 12, 1942, in Sheboygan, the
daughter of Wilmer and Genevieve (nee Hickey) Wolf, and was raised in
Carol was actively involved in various musical ensembles while enrolled
at Alverno College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degrees in
liturgical music and education in 1965. A “favorite thing” about her
college experience was working for two summers at the Von Trapp Family
Lodge in Stowe, Vt. She also completed a summer program at the
University of Salzburg in Austria.
Carol began her teaching career at St. Dominic’s in Brookfield, then in
Fox Point-Bayside. In 1972, she married the love of her life, John W.
Edelblute III and became mother to John W. Edelblute IV on Sept. 23.
Carol and John moved to Hartford in the spring of 1973, where they
raised their six children, John (Sandy), Allison (Brendan), Ann, Eric,
Jill and Susan in the home they loved on beautiful Druid Lake. She
enjoyed being a grandma to Liam and Declan O’Neill.
Carol became the music teacher at Neosho Elementary School in 1984,
beginning numerous initiatives including the Neosho band program and
participation in the solos and ensembles competition. She also supported
numerous musical programs and performances at area schools including
Hartford Union High School. She then earned a Master’s of Arts degree in
teacher leadership in 1997 from Silver Lake College. She served as a
music minister at various parishes since the age of 13, most recently at
St. Mary of the Hill Parish for nearly 20 years. Carol was known for her
kind heart, generous spirit, unwavering faith, easy laugh and a gift for
talking to just about anyone. She collected mementos of all musical,
symphonic and theatrical performances she conducted, attended or
supported. She loved to watch old movies and spend time with family and
She is survived by her loving husband John W. Edelblute III, her
children, John (Sandy), Allison (Brendan) O’Neill, Ann, Eric, Jill and
Susan, and her grandsons Liam and Declan O’Neill.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 13, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. and Tuesday,
May 14, 2013 from 10-11 a.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home, 226 S.
Main St., Hartford. Mass of Resurrection will follow Tuesday at noon at
the St. Therese Chapel at Holy Hill Basilica, 1525 Carmel Road,
The Rev. Fred Alexander, OCD, will officiate. Interment at St. Augustine
To honor Carol, memorial contributions can be made in her name to:
Neosho Public School Music Program, 201 Center St., Neosho, WI 53059 or
St. Mary of the Hill Parish, 1515 Carmel Road, Hubertus, WI,
The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family.