Obit: Verhalen, Edith N. (1917 – 2015)


Surnames: Verhalen, Brice, Jakobi, Schauer, Young, Clouse, Barten, Butterbrodt, Rogstad, Kuehling

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 22 Jul 2015

Verhalen, Edith N. (8 JUL 1917 – 14 JUL 2015)

Edith N. Verhalen, 98, Loyal, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at Hilltop Assisted Living-Alpine Terrace, Wisconsin Rapids. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Friday, July 17, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Loyal. Rev. Steve Brice officiated. Burial followed in the Loyal Cemetery. Music was performed by Cherilyn Jakobi, organist, and Edith's great-granddaughter, Megan Schauer, soloist. Pallbearers were Daniel Verhalen, Todd Barten, Robert Schauer, Charles Butterbrodt, Dennis Rogstad, Terry Rogstad, Gary Verhalen and James Verhalen.

Edith Nancy Young was born on July 8, 1917 in Loyal, the daughter of Bert and Celia (nee Clouse) Young. She was raised and received her education in Loyal, graduating from Loyal High School in 1934. Edith married Edgar C. Verhalen on Nov. 20, 1937, in Milwaukee. She farmed with her husband in the Loyal area from 1938 to 1968. Edith worked as a cook for the Loyal Public Schools for five years, and also worked in the deli at the Loyal Grocery Store. Her husband, Edgar, died on Feb. 4, 1991. She resided in Loyal until moving to Wisconsin Rapids in 2012 to be near her daughter, Bonnie. Edith was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and a member of the Clark County Homemakers since 1948. She had many interests, including cooking, baking, and playing cards, especially sheepshead. She stayed very connected with family throughout her life, and always put the needs and wishes of others ahead of her own. Her kindness, caring love and wit touched everyone she knew or met.

She is survived by one son, Kenneth (Shirley) Verhalen, Waupaca; one daughter, Bonnie (George "Bud") Barten, Wisconsin Rapids; four grandchildren, Daniel (Lori) Verhalen, Tania Verhalen, Todd (Denise) Barten, and Lynette (Rob) Schauer; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Luella Butterbrodt, Loyal, and Hazel Rogstad, Loyal; one brother, Calvin Young, Tucson, Ariz.; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Edith was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edgar; one sister, Norma Kuehling; and one half-brother, Harold Young.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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