Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Elgardie E. Zurheide
Service: February 26, 2013
Elgardie E. Zurheide
Elgardie E. Zurheide, age 100, of Watertown, passed away Friday morning, February 22, 2013 at Zinzendorf Hall in Watertown.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26th at 11 a.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, with the Rev. Clint Burow of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Richwood officiating. Entombment will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the church, Marquardt Hospice or to the charity of one’s choice.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Elgardie E. Pautsch was born in Burnett on December 30, 1912, the daughter of Herman and Louisa (Schwantes) Pautsch, Sr. On November 5, 1932, she married Chester Zurheide. They moved to Watertown in 1939 where they were engaged in farming until 1963, when they retired to the city. Elgardie became employed in the domestics department of the former Kline’s Department Store in Watertown, until she retired at the age of 75. Elgardie was a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan. She also enjoyed crafts and playing sheepshead.
Elgardie was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Richwood.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann (Tom) Doering of Watertown; seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, her daughter-in-law, Jean Zurheide and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Elgardie was the last member of her immediate family and was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Chester on April 4, 1991; her son, Eugene in 1969; six brothers, Alan, Arnold, Carl, Herman, Jr., Oris and Forest Pautsch; and five sisters, Elda Neitzel, Edna Pautsch, Ena Kinkel, Hattie Naffin and Delores Holbach.
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