Edna E. Reysen, 101
Sept. 26, 1914 — July 19, 2016
Edna E. Reysen, 101, formerly of Adell, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at the Waterford of Plymouth.
Edna was born Sept. 26, 1914, in the town of Scott, to the late Emil and Emilie (Schultz) Gessner. On April 3, 1938, she was united in marriage to Ray Reysen at St. John Lutheran Church in New Fane. Ray preceded Edna in death July 4, 1986.
Edna was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Fane. Edna and Ray farmed for many years in the town of Auburn before moving to Adell. She was then employed by Amity in West Bend and Regal Ware in Kewaskum. Edna enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, playing sheepshead and taking care of her grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by her family and all who knew her.
Those Edna leaves behind to cherish her memories include five children, Marleen Heberer (special friend Jim Vetter) of New Fane, Mardell (James) Schulz of Random Lake, Russell Reysen of Silver Creek, Mary Jane (George) Klein of Adell and Raylene (Steve) Justinger of Waldo; 10 grandchildren, Donna (Jan) Borgwardt, Dennis Schulz, Michael Miske, Michelle Meissner, Mark (Val) O’Loughlin, Angie Klein, Brad (Niki) Klein, Kimberly (Shaun) Thome, Paul (Sara) Reysen and Rhonda (Marc) Beal; 15 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Edna was preceded in death by, an infant son, Myron Reysen; three son-in-laws, Ira Heberer, Steve O’Loughlin and Kermit Miske Jr.; a twin sister, Ella Gessner; and three brothers, Alfred Gessner, Edwin (Irene) Gessner and William Gessner.
Funeral services for Edna will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (N683 Highway S, New Fane). The Rev. Mark Eckert will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Edna’s family will greet relatives and friends Sunday at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
Memorials to the St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Building Fund are appreciated.
The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Edna’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.