Edna M. Zwirschitz

Edna M. Zwirschitz, 96, formerly of Mattoon, died on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at the Homme Home of Wittenberg under the care of AseraCare Hospice.

She was born on March 12, 1921, in the town of Aniwa, the daughter of the late John and Barbara (Fischer) Beck.

On Jan. 25, 1941, Edna was united in marriage to Joseph Zwirschitz in Phlox. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 1986.

Edna was a homemaker and also was site manager for the Shawano County meal site in Mattoon. She also worked for the Mattoon Post Office. Edna was very creative and was an excellent seamstress. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church, Phlox, being very active in the St. Monica’s Society and also taught religious education. Edna was also a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and attended the Ice Bowl and had season tickets starting at City Stadium. Family was very important to Edna, and she especially enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include five children, Gary (Joyce) Zwirschitz, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Diane (David) Weigel, of Shawano, Jon (special friend Ronda Rades) Zwirschitz, of Mattoon, Jane (Tom) Schmidt, of Shawano, and Tim (Barbara) Zwirschitz, of Mattoon; 10 grandchildren, Brad (Inga) Zwirschitz, John (Jennifer) Zwirschitz, Grant (Christy) Schultz, Aaron (Sarah) Schultz, Quinn Schultz, Justin (Pennie) Zwirschitz, Bethany Watters, Kiley (Randy) Pingel, Tracy (Eric) Chernetski and Eric (Niki) Zwirschitz; 44 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette Pecha, of Antigo, and Carolyn (Arvid) Evensvolde, of Gold Canyon, Arizona; two brothers, Norbert (Audrey) Beck, of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, and Phillip (Margie) Beck, of Antigo; and sister-in-law, Caroline Beck, of Antigo.

Edna was preceded in death by her husband, parents, step-father, Rudy Mondl and siblings, Bernice Kirsch and Harold, Sylvester and Clem Beck.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church, Phlox. The Rev. Charles Hoffmann will officiate. Interment will be in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery, town of Hutchins. Visitation will be on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Birnamwood is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at schmidtschulta.com and at Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home on Facebook.

The family wishes to give a great thanks to the Homme Home and Aseracare Hospice staff for the loving care and support given to our mother as well as our entire family.