Eernisse, of Cedarburg, formerly of Port Washington and Grafton, passed
away Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha. She was 96
Georgia was born on Sept. 18, 1917, in Idamay, W.Va., the daughter of
Jefferson and Margaret Shutz Fluharty. She grew up in West Virginia and
attended Fairmont State College in Fairmont, W.Va. She proudly served
her country during World War II in the Women’s Army Corps, attaining the
rank of staff sergeant.
While in service, she met Earl R. Eernisse. The two married at Ft. Worth
Air Base chapel at Ft. Worth, Texas, on Oct. 5, 1944, and later settled
in Cedarburg to raise their family. Earl preceded her in death in 2007.
Georgia was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedarburg, as well as
a member of Rose-Harms American Legion and Auxiliary Post 355 in
Georgia loved to cook, bake and entertain. She had a large cookbook
collection and enjoyed trying new recipes when she had the chance.
Georgia is survived by three children, Linda (Mark) May of Grafton, Marc
(Grace) Eernisse of Port Washington and Sue Thobaben of Waupaca; and 11
grandchildren, Carrie Jo, Todd, Craig, Brianne, Jennifer, Jill, Joseph,
Jayne, Liz, Kristin and Clint. She is further survived by 19
great-grandchildren, one great-greatgrandson, sisters, Eileen (Charles)
Snider of DeFuniak Springs, Fla., and Margaret “Marge” (Mahlon) Tennant
of Painesville, Ohio; brother, Donald (Jean) Fluharty of Camden, N.C.;
brother-in-law, James (Carol) Eernisse of Wabeno; sisters-in-law,
Ruthalie Fluharty of Nemacolin, Pa., Ruth (the late Clarence) Fiedler of
Hartford, Jean (the late Donald) Eernisse of Port Washington; nieces,
nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Earl; daughter, Ann Eernisse;
great-grandson, Trey David Eernisse; daughter-in-law, Evalyn “Jeannie”
Eernisse; son-in-law, Harold “Toby” Thobaben; two brothers, Jay J.
Fluharty and Roy Fluharty; sister, Edith Rudolph; and brother-inlaw,
Robert (the late Marvelle) Eernisse.
Funeral services will be held at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1167
Washington Ave., Cedarburg, on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Pastor Brent Halverson will be officiating. She will be laid to rest
with military honors beside her husband and daughter in Immanuel
Cemetery, Cedarburg. The family will receive visitors at the funeral
home on Sunday from noon until 2:30 p.m.
Memorials are suggested to Stars and Stripes Honor Flight or Rose-Harms
American Legion Post. Online condolences may be left at
Eernisse Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.