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Elda M. McHugh, 99, formerly of Halder, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Golden Living/Continental Manor, Abbotsford.
She was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Marathon, the daughter of the late Henry and Emma (Heilman) Schilling. She married Walter McHugh on June 1, 1936, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marathon. He died Feb. 15, 1974.
Elda worked for the school lunch program at St. Robert's School in Halder and was employed at the Mosinee School District Food Service from 1969 until her retirement in the spring of 1980. She was active in St. Patrick's Church in Halder, a member of their Women's PCCW, and a member of the Emmet Chums Homemakers for many years. She also worked on the Election Board for the town of Emmet.
Survivors include two daughters, Charlotte (Leonard) Maly, Mosinee, and Patricia (Leon) Sazama, Colby; two sons, Richard (Patricia) McHugh, Eau Claire, and Gerald (Suzanne) McHugh, Stratford; 16 grandchldren; one step-grandchild; numerous great-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Francis (Rosalie) Schilling, Eau Claire; and two sisters, Sylvia Rogan, Weston, and Celine (Richard) Seubert, Rozellville. She was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Trent Geiger, two brothers, Marvin and Ralph Schilling, and two sisters, Lillian Frey and Hildegard Phillip.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2013, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Halder. The Rev. Barnabas Kyea will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Halder. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. Friday until time of services at the church.
Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is in charge of arrangements.
The family would like to thank the Golden Living/Continental Manor in Abbotsford for the loving and compassionate care given to Mom over the years.
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Apr. 17, 2013