Anita Weichelt, age 95, of Marshfield, died on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Wells Nature View.
A memorial service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 604 South Chestnut Avenue, Marshfield, on Monday October 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend David Faulkner officiating. Burial will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Marshfield. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour before the time of service at the church.
Anita was born on April 28, 1923, in the town of McMillan to Otto and Frieda (Busse) Seehafer. She was baptized and confirmed in Immanuel Lutheran Church by Reverend G. M. Krueger. She attended Riverside Grade School and graduated in 1940 from Marshfield Senior High School. She worked in Evanston, IL until 1941 when she married Harold Weichelt on August 31, 1941 in Kahaka, Missouri in St. John’s Lutheran parsonage. She lived in Marshfield until 1946 when Harold returned from the Navy during World War II. They then moved to the Town of McMillan where they owned and operated a dairy farm.
Anita worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital for ten years as a unit clerk and volunteered there many years thereafter. She also was a volunteer for the Red Cross bloodmobile and was a member of the Central Wisconsin Campers as they owned a motorhome and spent eighteen years winter vacationing in McAllen, Texas. After Harold’s death, she then wintered in Green Valley, Arizona with her daughter Cathy Brayer, and her twin sisters, Joanne Kloehn and Janet Tyler.
She was an avid football fan and enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers, loved playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, reading and traveling with her church family. Her greatest love was her family and assisting her friends who needed help.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Ladies Guild where she was very active working and cooking for many funerals and other events.
She was married to Harold for 65 years and they were the proud parents of three children who survive; Russell Weichelt, of Marshfield, Cathy Brayer, of Green Valley, AZ, and Marc (Mary) Weichelt of Columbia, Missouri.
She is further survived by five grandchildren, Jason (Cynthia) Weichelt, Nicole (Josh) Hart,
Ryan (Katie) Weichelt, Lincoln (Abby) Brayer, Jennifer (Joel) Alameida, and eleven great-grandchildren, Lillian, Harold, Althea, Charis, Sophie, Naomi, Makenna, Avery, Lyla, Pearl, Ben, Graham and Effie.
She is survived by her twin sisters Joanne Kloehn, Spokane, WA and Janet Tyler, Rockford, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold in 2006 and her son Douglas, in 1950, her parents, her brothers Milton, Gordon, Norman and Armon Seehafer and her sister-in-laws Eileen, Irene, Violet and Florence Seehafer.
She was especially grateful to Wells Nature View for the loving care she received over the past three years and her much loved sister-in-law Jean Weichelt who aided her in many ways.
Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Guild.