Edna Cleveland

Date of Death: Jan 15, 2012
 
Edna Cleveland
[highlight_text] (1917 – 2012) [/highlight_text] Edna Cleveland, 94, died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.


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[leftcolumn] Edna Cleveland, 94, died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.

Edna was born Oct. 24, 1917 in Pigeon Falls, WI the daughter of Edward and Jennie Vosseteig Erickson. Edna was a graduate of Whitehall High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and her Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. On April 28, 1943 she married Robert Cleveland and they resided in Waupun all of their married lives. Prior to moving to Waupun in 1940, Edna was a business education teacher in Milltown, WI. While residing in Waupun, Edna taught business education at Waupun High School for 35 years, retiring in 1973. She was an active member of the Union-Congregational Church in Waupun.

Edna is survived by her two sisters, Margaret Ruesch of Council Bluffs, IA, and Arleen (Hugh) Greathouse of Madison, WI; a niece, Heidi (Don) Schade of Weyauwega, WI; three nephews, Jack (Gloria) Ruesch of Council Bluffs, IA, James (Alisa) Ruesch of Catonsville, MD, and David (Barbara) Greathouse of Sun Prairie, WI.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Cleveland in 2004; two sisters, Sylvia Benward and Dorothy Johnson; a brother, Edward Erickson, Jr.; and a nephew, Dr. Roy Benward.
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[rightcolumn] [highlight_text] Services: [/highlight_text] Private memorial services are being held.

[highlight_text] Memorials [/highlight_text] Memorials may be directed to Waupun High School Education Foundation or Union-Congregational Church in Waupun. [/rightcolumn]

[full] [hr] The Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. [/full] [hr]
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  1. Dan Niederkorn Says: January 17, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    Edna was a wonderful person. She helped so many young people in our community. I will miss my “afternoon scholarship meeting,” with Edna. I loved listening to her stories and words of wisdom. My thoughts and prayers are with Edna, her relatives, and friends.

    Sincerely,
    Dan Niederkorn
    Waupun Area High School Counselor

  2. Mark Vande Zande Says: January 18, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Edna was a really sweet lady and we always enjoyed seeing her. Deb and I both remember her a little from high school but my mom, Donna Vande Zande was also a student of Edna and enjoyed a special friendship with her these last years. She will surely be missed in this life.

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