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“I sure miss Ed at church. What a smile! What a good person! Doing those huge Christmas trees all those years. He did so many things. I got exhausted...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Joseph Pilon - Sherwood, WI

“What a nice tribute to your dad Jim!! i know you will miss him! Parents are so special forever! May he rest in peace. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Stephanie Bogust

“Marion must have needed help arrainging the flowers in heaven, so the Lord called on Ed. He was a good and caring man. It will take many to do what...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Marlene & Frank Schneider - WI

“It has been my honor to have Ed Mirsberger as my Father-in-Law. The memories are countless as well as priceless. Dad always said of a good man that...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Joe Bauwe - Hilbert, WI

“My sympathies to all of you on the loss of your Dad / Grandpa...He was an intrigal part of the St John Community. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Marie Weinreis - Hilbert, WI

“Rita, we are sorry for your loss. Our sympathies are with you and your family. Gary & Pam Goll ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gary Goll - Bryan, OH - Co-Worker

“Donating $25. to Autism Societ of Ameria - for School programs In Edward Mirsberger name - form Rita's co workers ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: puesonp@centurytel.net - Appleton, WI

“Clare, So sorry to hear about your dad. We are thinking of you at the Owen house. Love to you dear friend. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Lynn & Darryl Owen - Green Bay, WI


Edward Nicholas Mirsberger passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2012. He was born on September 19, 1921 in St. John, town of Woodville, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Kees) Mirsberger. He graduated from St. John the Baptist Catholic School. In 1946, he married Marion Giesen at St. Mary Catholic Church in Hilbert. Ed and Marion celebrated 63 years of marriage before Marion preceded Ed in death on June 9, 2009.Ed and Marion operated a dairy farm; Ed served as an officer in the Holstein Breeder's Association and the Calumet County Dairy Herd Improvement Association. After farming, Ed worked as a substitute mail carrier, a machinist with Tecumseh, and retired after serving 15 years as the head custodian for the Hilbert Public Schools. Ed served the Town of Woodville as an elected supervisor and a member of its land planning commission. After Ed's retirement, he and Marion volunteered with Meals on Wheels, the Salvatorian Center, St. Joe's Pantry, and Habitat for Humanity.Ed and Marion belonged to St. John the Baptist parish and later the consolidated St. John Sacred Heart parish where Ed served on the school board during the consolidation process. Ed enjoyed teaching youth religion classes, serving as a Eucharistic minister and lectern, and singing with the choir. Ed and Marion cared for the church facilities for many years; they enjoyed decorating the church and opening the doors for masses and weddings. Selecting, delivering, and setting up the Christmas trees was Ed's favorite project for many years. Ed belonged to the Tri-Parish Council Knights of Columbus and served as Grand Knight. Ed is survived by six of his children: James (Eileen) Mirsberger of Burlington, Sue Mirsberger of Menasha, Fay (Michael) Mignone of Virginia, Thomas (Rita) Mirsberger of Hilbert, Jane (Joseph) Bauer of Hilbert, Clare (James) Putman of Green Bay; and his grandchildren: Shanthi (David) Henriksen, and their sons Andrew and Gavin, John (Safiya) Mirsberger and their children Hadiya, Alma, Shei, and Mei, Heather (Christian) Woods and their children Luke and Kendall, Michael Mignone, Niles (Bonnie) Mirsberger and their sons Riley and Nathan, Noah (Christina) Mirsberger and their daughter Emma, Nolan Mirsberger, David (Trish) Bauer and their children Cailyn and Joseph, Molly and Jon Mares, Matthew Bell, Victoria Bell, Melanie Putman; his brother Robert (Julie) Mirsberger of New York and sister-in-law: Bernadette Giesen of Hilbert. He was preceded in death by his wife Marion Mirsberger; parents: Mary and Joseph; his infant daughter: Anne; his infant grandson: Nate Mirsberger; his brother: Joseph (Helen) Mirsberger, his sisters: Verena (Joseph) Rossmeier, Armella (John) Doherty and Sister Helen Mirsberger. His brother-in-law: Donald Giesen; his parents-in-law: Hubert and Anna (Kloeppel) Giesen. Funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at St. John Catholic Church in St. John with the Rev. Michael Betley and Rev. Ken Frozena officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, October 22, 2012 and on Tuesday at the church from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. Rosary and Vigil service will begin at 7:00 pm on Monday evening at the funeral home.