Argyle Obituaries
Edna C. Wenger of New Glarus, WI, formerly of Argyle, WI
Edna C. Wenger, age 94, of New Glarus, WI, formerly of Argyle, WI, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at New Glarus Home. She was born June 23, 1920 in Adams Township in Green County, WI, the daughter of Benjamin and Ida (Chenous) Claussen. Edna lived in Argyle her entire life. She graduated from Argyle High School in 1937 and received her Teaching Certificate from Green County Normal School. Edna was united in marriage to Carl A. Wenger on August 16, 1949 at Argyle Lutheran Church Parsonage. She taught at several rural schools including Mud Branch, Apple Branch, and Fort Defiance in the Lafayette County area. In 1963, she began teaching at Argyle Public School. Edna taught for 45 plus years. Following her retirement she continued to work as a teacherís aide until she was in her 80sí.

Edna is survived by her three children: Karen Johnson of Argyle, James (Libby Harms) Wenger of rural Argyle, and Paul (Amy) Wenger of Cedar Rapids, IA; eight grandchildren: Melissa (Jim Savage) Arnot, Chris (Kristen) Johnson, Brian Johnson, Justine, Matt, and Rachel Wenger, and Cory and Cassie Wenger; two great-grandchildren: Addison Mastopietro and Liam Johnson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Carl on June 22, 2009; two brothers: Melvin and Harold Claussen; and one sister: Mabel Haskee.

Edna was a member of Argyle Lutheran Church and its Women of ELCA. She was also a Sunday School Teacher, quilter, and 4-H Leader for a number of years. Edna was a member of the Argyle American Legion Auxiliary Post #251. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and seeing her grandchildren. Edna was a dedicated care giver to several family members and worked to keep the family farm going for many years.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Argyle Lutheran Church, 100 East Street in Argyle with Rev. Rick Fry officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in rural Argyle. A visitation will be held Monday, July 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church. The Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Ednaís name.