Edna Mabel Vieau, age 91, of rural Howard Lake, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.
She was born Feb. 13, 1922, in Albion Township, Wright County, the daughter of August and Esther Bonnick Uecker.
Edna was baptized March 12, 1922, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township. She was also instructed in the Lutheran catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith April 14, 1935, also at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Her Confirmation memory verse was 1Timothy 6: 12-14.
Edna was joined in holy marriage with Leo J. Vieau Nov. 25, 1941, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with three children.
Edna and Leo purchased a farm in Middleville Township, Wright County in the early 1950s. They engaged in dairy farming there for many years. They built and moved into a new home on their farm in 1977.
Edna enjoyed reading, gardening, canning, and caring for Leo and their cats.
She was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township, and a member of its Ladies Aid.
Edna is survived by two children, Dennis (Barbara) Vieau and Debbie (Dean) Brand all of Howard Lake; four grandchildren: John Robinson, Heather Robinson, Philip Vieau, and Jeff Brand; two great-grandchildren, Adrian Robinson and Isabelle Brand; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Jan, 10, 2011; a daughter, Darlene Robinson, Sept. 22, 2010; her parents; and by a brother, Willard Uecker.
Funeral services took place Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Middleville Township, with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waverly.
Casket Bearers were Dennis Vieau, Debbie Brand, Jeff Brand, Philip Vieau, James Allbee, and John Robinson.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.