Elda Mittag, 90, Gillett, passed away Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Woodlands in Gillett. Born on Dec. 10, 1922, in Gillett, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Nora (Moede) Seich.
On June 4, 1944, she was united in marriage to Albert "Fred" Mittag in Gillett. Fred preceded her in death in 1977. Elda was a housewife who took great pride in raising her children. She enjoyed gardening and always had a large garden filled with well-tended fruits and vegetables. When not outside gardening, Elda loved being inside baking and cooking.
Later in life, Elda moved to Woodlands, where she enjoyed all the activities, especially the church service and bingo. Elda was a member of the former Emanuel Lutheran Church in Gillett.
Elda is survived by her daughter, Sharon (Phillip) Heistad, of White Lake; her son, David (Ludene) Mittag, of Pulaski; four grandchildren, Kyra (Roy) Klauer, Ayn (Brent) Hess, Daniel Mittag, Jennifer (Scott) McDonald; and three great-grandchildren, Brandon and Derrick Hess and Liam McDonald.
Elda was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; two sons, Clarence and Raymond Mittag; and her parents.
Visitation and funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 28, at the Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano. Burial was in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Gillett.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Woodlands in Gillett for the warm, compassionate care given to Elda during her stay.