Date of Death: Jan 15, 2012
[leftcolumn] Edna Cleveland, 94, died Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun.
Edna was born Oct. 24, 1917 in Pigeon Falls, WI the daughter of Edward and Jennie Vosseteig Erickson. Edna was a graduate of Whitehall High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and her Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. On April 28, 1943 she married Robert Cleveland and they resided in Waupun all of their married lives. Prior to moving to Waupun in 1940, Edna was a business education teacher in Milltown, WI. While residing in Waupun, Edna taught business education at Waupun High School for 35 years, retiring in 1973. She was an active member of the Union-Congregational Church in Waupun.
Edna is survived by her two sisters, Margaret Ruesch of Council Bluffs, IA, and Arleen (Hugh) Greathouse of Madison, WI; a niece, Heidi (Don) Schade of Weyauwega, WI; three nephews, Jack (Gloria) Ruesch of Council Bluffs, IA, James (Alisa) Ruesch of Catonsville, MD, and David (Barbara) Greathouse of Sun Prairie, WI.
Edna was preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” Cleveland in 2004; two sisters, Sylvia Benward and Dorothy Johnson; a brother, Edward Erickson, Jr.; and a nephew, Dr. Roy Benward.