Edna A. Abegglen

Edna A. Abegglen, 91, formerly of Portage, died peacefully on Friday, July 30, 2021, at Remington House in Pardeeville, WI.

Edna was born on September 26, 1929, in Springfield, Wi to Leo and Emma (Wobschal) Spath. Edna was married to Emil J. Abegglen on April 30, 1950, in Springfield. She worked for over 20 years at Weyenberg Shoe Factory in Portage until 1978 when it closed and then went to work at AMPI until her retirement in 1991. Edna was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where she served on the Altar Guild and the Women’s Guild. She loved sewing and playing cards with friends.

Edna is survived by her daughter: June Gwin (Kenneth Marino) of Middletown, DE; son-in-law: Robert M. Hintz, Sr., Montello, five grandchildren: Beth Kay (Roy) Rozanske of White, GA, Teri Burns (Thomas) of Pardeeville, Charles (Susann) Gwin III of Browns Mills, N.J., April Gustus (Dawn) of Galena, MD, and Robert Hintz, Jr. Pardeeville, two great grandsons: Robert M. Hintz III of Montello and Grayson Gustus of Galena, MD. and two great great grandchildren. She is further survived by one sister: Irene (Ken) Schwerbel, of Menasha, sisters-in law: Jerrie Spath of Oxford, Ruth Budde of Portage and Barbara Natalia of Bakersfield, CA., brother-in-law: Gene Hume, Madison and other near relatives and friends.  Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Emil (Hans), daughter: Kathie J. Hintz, son-in-law, Charles Gwin, her parents, her father and mother-in law: Emil C. and Mildred (Braatz) Abegglen, two sisters: Laurena Wakershauser and Elaine Jahnke, one brother: Gustav Spath, sisters-in-law: Ida Janisch, Adaline Hume, Helen Dean, Margret Abegglen, brothers-in-law: Edward Wakershauser, Herbert Jahnke, William Abegglen, Harry Janisch, Louis Dean and Bruce Budde.

Memorial services will be held at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Portage at 10:00am  on Saturday, August 7, 2021, with Rev. Rod Armon officiating.  Inurnment will be private.   Visitation will be from  8:30am until 9:45am  at the church on Saturday. 

The family would like to thank the staff at Remington House in Pardeeville and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care.

The Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.


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