Edna Hoeft, 96, formerly of W Monroe Street, Port Washington died Tuesday, March 16, 2005 at Heritage Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Port Washington.
She was born February 21, 1909 to Dominic and Barbara Roob Thill in Port Washington. When she was three the family moved to a farm in Saukville, currently the site of Wal-Mart. She met Norman J. Hoeft of Saukville and they were married October 14, 1933 at Immaculate Conception Church in Saukville.
Through the years Edna worked as a clerk at the West Bend Woolen Mills and the former Grady IGA Store in Saukville. She was a homemaker who enjoyed tending to her flower garden, crocheting, sewing and baking cookies for her grandchildren. She was active in the Royal Neighbors Camp 8373, Saukville and was an election poll volunteer at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Port Washington. She also enjoyed playing cards and golf and was a volunteer at the Port Washington Senior Center. Her husband Norman preceded her in death January 17, 1989
Edna is survived by her daughters Sandy (John) St. Peter of Belgium and Janis (Ken) Schmalz of Port Washington. She was a proud grandmother of Jeff (Paula), Jay (Tammy) and Scott (Debbie) St. Peter, Wendi (Mike) Bure and Corey (Jodi) Schmalz. Further survived by 11 great grandchildren, sisters Evi Marshall of Plymouth and Coletta Strupp of West Bend, sisters-in-law Arlene Merkel of Milwaukee and Dolores Miller of Lehigh Acres, FL, other relatives and friends. She is preceded by four brothers, Theodore, Eugene, Alfred and Ambrose.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend Pat Wendt at 2 pm Saturday, March 19, 2005 at St. Peter of Alcantara Catholic Church. Entombment parish cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon to 1:45 pm at church (1800 N Wisconsin Street, Port Washington). Memorials to St. Peter’s or charity of choice appreciated.
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