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Elda L. Zirbel

August 16, 1920 — October 13, 2021

Elda L. Zirbel a longtime Waukesha resident passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at AngelsGrace Hospice at the age of 101 years. She was born in Woodland, Wisconsin on August 16, 1920 the daughter of Albert and Adela (nee Backhaus) Fischer. On January 31, 1942 she married her beloved husband, Harvey W. Zirbel at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woodland; he preceded her in death in 1987. She was a member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church for many years where she enjoyed volunteering in the church office. After her retirement from the former McCoys Department Store she enjoyed senior bus trips, playing cards and volunteer work. Most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She will be sadly missed by her children, Gerald (Rosalie) Zirbel of Waukesha, Marilyn Zirbel of Milwaukee and David (Deborah) Zirbel of Madison; her grandchildren, Krista (Dennis) Beaudry, Jennifer Zirbel and Jessica (Nick Stein) Mecham; and great-grandchildren, Amanda and Rachael Beaudry and Jane Stein. She is further survived by her sister Jeanette “Tootie” Nehls of Watertown, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband Harvey, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Erna Dahm and Gladys Quandt and brother Harold Fischer.

Visitation will take place at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, 1052 White Rock Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186 on Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 1:00PM until the 3:00PM funeral service. Private burial will be held on Monday at Prairie Home Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elda’s name are to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church

1052 White Rock Ave, Waukesha, WI 53186

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