Eda Elisa Nauschutz, 97, of Howards Grove, died peacefully at The Waterford at Plymouth in Plymouth, Wisconsin on April 5, 2017.

She was born March 12, 1920 in Ewington Township, Jackson County, Minnesota, to John and Elisabeth (Luebben) Rients.

Eda was baptised, confirmed and married at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Rost Township, Jackson County, Minnesota by Rev. H. Meyer. She attended a country school. On September 14, 1941 she married Paul Nauschutz. September 14th was also her parents wedding day.

Paul and Eda lived in Minnesota and Iowa. In 1955 they moved to Sheboygan and in 1958 to Howards Grove. Eda was employed at Eddie’s Restaurant in Sheboygan, she helped her brother Bud and his wife Georgia at the Dog and Suds in Howards Grove, and for 16 1/2 years she worked at Millersville Box Company in Howards Grove, retiring in May of 1983. In retirement, Eda worked at the Kohler Credit Union. She also made many tortes for and helped out at Edgewood Restaurant in Howards Grove.

Eda was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Howards Grove where she served on the Alter Guild and was treasurer of the Ladies Aid for many years.

Eda was a homemaker and loved to sew, making many items for the entire family. On Sunday’s, she would get out the accordian and play a few songs that she had memorized. She had a great sense of humor right up to the end.

Survivors include her 7 children, Joann Bramstedt, Linda Drexler, and Karl (Pat) Nauschutz of Howards Grove, Becky (Paul) Schlegel of rural Howards Grove, Sharon Herzog of New Holstein, Cora (Mike) Pachniak of Mosinee, and Barb (Bernie) McKichan of Sheboygan Falls. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, 38 great-great grandchildren and 3 great-great-great grandchildren, two sisters Leona Milbrath of Howards Grove and Ruth Voss of North Mankato, Minnesota, one brother Melvin(Bud) Rients of Lakefield, Minnesota, and one sister-in-law Rosina Hunter of Estherville, Iowa. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Paul, parents, parents in-law, 4 sons-in-law: Carl Herzog, Ronald Bramstedt, Robert Damrow and Steve Drexler; 2 great grandchildren, sisters and brothers-in-law.

Family and friends could call at Zimmer Westview Funeral and Cremation Care Center, Hwy 42 & JJ, Howards Grove on Saturday April 8, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of service.

A funeral service began at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Reverend Darrel Bergelin officiating. Committal was held at the Gardens of Peace Mausoleum in the Town of Sheboygan immediately following the service. A memorial fund has been established in Eda’s name.

Eda’s family would like to thank Dr. Remington and staff in Howards Grove, Heartland Hospice, and the staff at The Waterford for all their care. All of these caregivers are priceless.

Please visit www.zimmerfuneralhome.com to sign Eda’s guestbook.


Our mother was there our whole life through.

Now she’s gone to Heaven, we know it’s true.

The angel with wings came down from above;

To take our sweet mother, next to our father above.

She’s watching us now as we grieve and weep;

For the loss of our mother runs very deep.

Our hearts filled with sorrow, our bodies are numb;

For the loss of our mother who’s now there above.

God, watch and keep us for the sake of our mother;

There is nothing as sweet as our dear mother.

-Your daughters and son

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