Edith "Vera" Engleheart, 100, De Pere, died Saturday, April 14, 2012. She was born April 23, 1911 at her beloved grandparent's farm in Ford River, MI a daughter of the late Theodore and Anna (Pearson) Wellman. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at Bethany Evangelical Church in Escanaba. She married Ed Engleheart on New Years, 1929. They moved to De Pere in 1933 where he was golf pro for many years at Town and Country. Ed preceded her in death on November 26, 1972.
Vera was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Her interests were children, art, religion and her collection of decorative shoes.
Vera is survived by her eight grandchildren: Bill (Sue) Antolec, Thailand, Bob (Sue) Antolec, Oneida, Ed (Maureen) Antolec, North Carolina, Rick (Karen) Antolec, Denmark, Pam (Mike) Jones, Illinois, Stanley (Lisa) Antolec, Michigan, Christina (Bruce) Janus, Madison, and Sarah (Andy) Kolb, Oshkosh; 19 great grandchildren, and 17 great great grandchildren. She is further survived by her sisters: Peg Nickles, Appleton, Janet McCready, Washington, and Marlene Abb, Escanaba; many nieces and nephews especially two special nieces, Carol Rainwater and Sandra Clark, from Vera's brother Stanley Wellman, who gave his life in Iwo Jima.
Vera was preceded in death by her husband, daughter Betty Jean Antolec, grandchildren Terry Greenfield and Mike Antolec, and eight brothers and sisters and a son-in-law.
Friends and family may call on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Grace Lutheran Church, 321 S. Madison St, Green Bay from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Funeral service will follow at 6:30 PM at church with Pastor Julie Wrubbell-Lange officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere is assisting the Engleheart family. Please visit www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family.
A special thank you to all her friends and the Church that did so much for her and especially to Unity Hospice.
Read Vera Engleheart's Obituary and Guestbook on www.ryanfh.com.