Fuss, Edith C.
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After a long and beautiful life, Edith Cecelia Fuss, age 91, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Rennes Health and Rehab Center in Appleton.
Edith was born on April 3, 1922 in the town of Hortonia, Outagamie County the daughter of the late John and Mary (Schuh) Nieuwenhuis and attended Hortonville schools. In 1941, Edith was united in marriage to Melvin R. Fuss and he preceded her in death on December 5, 1972. Together, they farmed in Shiocton for many years and later, was employed with the Toy Factory in Hortonville until her retirement. Edith was a longtime member of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Appleton. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, crocheting, gardening, fishing, hunting, traveling, going to the casino, playing cards, and taking trips up north to the cottage on Pelican Lake. Edith was a very devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother and lovingly shared in all their milestones, birthdays, graduations, weddings, births, and special events. Edith truly was the pillar of the family and will be greatly missed.
Edith is lovingly survived by her daughter, Mary Fuss, Appleton; four grandchildren, Robin (Richard) Miller, Belgium, WI; Angela (Michael) Forry, Appleton; Christopher (Theresa) Herman, Fort Lauderdale, FL; and Mark Herman, Appleton; six great-grandchildren, Samantha, Dakota and Cole Miller; Kaitlin and Kiana Herman; and Maxson Forry; a sister, Agnes Nysse, Kimberly, WI; and numerous relatives and friends. Edith was also preceded in death by two sons, John and Lester; two daughters, Loretta (Roderick) Herman, and Carol Fuss; a sister, Helen (Kenneth) Guyette; two brothers, Francis and Eugene (Joyce) Nieuwenhuis; a brother-in-law, Willard Nysse; and her husband's parents, Rudolph and Mary Fuss.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:30AM Friday, February 28, 2014 at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2331 E. Lourdes Street, Appleton, with the Rev. Donald Zuleger officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Edith's family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 10:30AM until the time of the Mass. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established in Edith's name.
Edith's family would like to thank the staffs at AMC, Appleton Healthcare and Rennes Health and Rehab Center for their love and care of Edith.
We could not have been blessed with a more loving, kind-hearted, and devoted grandma. We hold wonderful and beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. Grams, you will forever and always be in our hearts. All our love, Robin, Angie, Chris and Mark.
Valley Funeral Home
2211 N. Richmond St.
Appleton, WI 54911
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Feb. 26, 2014