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Anita N. Wehrle
Anita N. Wehrle, 97, of Shawano, formerly of Port Washington and Milwaukee, passed away on Friday, July 18 at The Cottages on Golden Pond Assisted Living in Shawano.
Born in Milwaukee on Feb., 23, 1917, to William Hoppe and Ida Dallmann Hoppe, she graduated from Girls' Trades and Technical High School in Milwaukee in 1935. On Feb. 24, 1939, she married Stanley Rozic in Milwaukee and he preceded her in death in 1946. On Nov. 12, 1952, she married Arthur Wehrle in Waukegan, Ill. and he also preceded her in death, in 1976. She made her home in Port Washington until she moved to Shawano in 2009 to be closer to her daughter.
A member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Port Washington, she received spiritual guidance from Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Suring and enjoyed dancing, sewing, card club, bowling and shopping.
She is survived by three children, Richard (Gela) Rozic, of Sarasota, Fla., William (Polly) Wehrle, of Holt, Mi. and Tina (Dave) Nieling, of Suring; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends.
Besides her two husbands, Stanley and Arthur, a brother, Mel Hoppe preceded her in death.
Visitation will be held at Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington on Thursday, July 24 from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 2 p.m. Rev. Michael Paholke of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church will preside with burial in Graceland Cemetery, Milwaukee.
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