Edna P. Breit, 92 |
June 16, 1923 — May 8, 2016
Edna P. Breit (nee Schneider), 92, of Lomira died of heart failure Sunday, May 8, 2016, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. She was born June 16, 1923, in St. Michael’s to Michael and Rose (nee Gross) Schneider. She married Arthur R. Breit on June 26, 1943, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in Nabob. Art preceded her in death Jan. 15, 2007.
Edna was a hardworking, loving farm wife, helping her husband on the farm for more than 30 years. She worked part time cleaning at the University of Wisconsin-Washington County and the Holiday Inn. She was employed for a short time at Enger-Kress. Besides her gardening, baking and sewing, she treasured time with her family. So many hours were spent caring for others and staying awake at night doing household chores and hobbies such as crocheting, cross-stitching, jigsaw puzzles and playing sheepshead.
She was loved and respected by her family and is survived by her children, Russ (fiancée Audie Gabrielse) of West Bend and Jan (Ron) Guse of West Bend; four grandchildren, Kimberly Breit, Brian (Jodi) Breit, Nicole (Dan) Heisdorf and Christopher (Carrie) Guse; and 11 great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Delaney, Charles, Maxwell, Franklin, Cade, Lauren, Carissa, Carson, Kira and Paige. She is further survived by her brother, Don (Garnet) Schneider, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Rose Schneider; her husband, Arthur; her daughter-in-law, Judy Breit; and her sisters, Alice (Frances) Wiedmeyer and Louise (Edward) Marx.
A special thank you to her dedicated caretakers Anne, Katie and Lisa.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend with Dan Schroeder officiating. The family will greet relatives Thursday from 4-5:45 p.m. Burial will be Friday in St. Mary’s New Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church or to be used as the family chooses.
The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.