Nettie Elizabeth (1914 - 2006)
Surnames: Ewert, Tibbets, Wilford, Brown
----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Monday, 18 Dec. 2006
Ewert, Nettie Elizabeth (8 Feb. 1914 - 16 Dec. 2006)
Nettie Elizabeth (Tibbets) Ewert, 92, of Marshfield passed away Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.
A celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, Wis. The Rev. Dale Wilford will officiate.
Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Unity, Wis.
Visitation for friends and family will be held from noon until service time Tuesday at the church.
Hansen Funeral Home of Marshfield is assisting the family with arrangements.
Nettie was born Feb. 8, 1914, in Verona, Mich., to Leonard and Cora (Brown) Tibbets. She graduated from Wakefield High School in Wakefield, Mich., in three years. After graduation, she moved to the Unity area to live with her sister and find a job.
On June 5, 1934, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, Nettie Tibbets was united in marriage to Lester Ewert. Nettie and Lester lived on a farm southeast of Unity until 1969, when they moved to Marshfield. In 2002, the couple moved to the Angelus Retirement community.
Mrs. Ewert was a longtime, active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity until her health failed. She was a member of the Ladies Aid for more than 62 years. Nettie was a long time leader of the 4-H Club and worked at the Central Wisconsin State Fair for many years. Besides being a loving wife, mother and homemaker, Nettie enjoyed gardening, cooking, knitting and crocheting. Nettie and Lester did considerable traveling with their family and by themselves until their health became too much of a problem. She also cherished the time she spent with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren.
Nettie is lovingly survived by her husband of 72 years, Lester; two sons, Cal (Romelle) Ewert of Rhinelander and Clair (Audrey) Ewert, Rochester, Minn.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Her parents and all of her siblings preceded Nettie in death.
Those wishing to provide a gift of remembrance in Mrs. Ewert’s memory are encouraged to do so to Trinity Lutheran Church in Unity, Wis.
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