Emeline “Amy” Ungrodt, 91, of Greenville, died peacefully on Sunday, March 18, 2012, secure in the knowledge of Jesus Christ her Savior. She was born in Grafton on Nov. 20, 1920, the daughter of Otto and Emma (Behrens) Kohlwey.
Amy was baptized into God’s Kingdom at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton, where she was later confirmed in her faith. She graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1938 and the Milwaukee Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. On June 15, 1946, she married her high school sweetheart, William (Bill) Ungrodt, and shortly after, Amy and Bill moved “up north” to Rhinelander, their home until 2004. They spent their last years in Greenville, near their extended family in the Fox River Valley.
A devout Christian, Amy was a faithful and active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Rhinelander, holding many offices in the Ladies Guild, serving on committees and for funerals. In her home, her wonderful creativity showed itself in her cooking, gardening, sewing, and teaching all these skills to her four girls. Bill credited her with taking an active part in designing the home the two of them built. She did not choose to make nursing her career, instead using these skills on her five active children, especially her son. A natural athlete, Amy grew from being an outstanding basketball player in high school to a woman who was an avid golfer and famous for her brisk walking speed!
Amy is survived by her five children, Jane and Steve (#1) Gauger of Greenville; Linda Evans and Steve (#3) Diggs of Wilmington, North Carolina; Ruth and Steve (#2) Hahnke, of Manitowoc; Louise and Reverend Doug Scherschel of Spokane, Washington; and John and Lori Ungrodt of Waunakee; 18 grandchildren, Tara (Gauger) Tollerud, Jeremy Gauger, Nicole Gauger, Kristin (Evans) Morgan, Karin (Evans) Greeson, Katie (Evans) Carter, John Evans, Seth Hahnke, Emily (Hahnke) Heiges, Melissa (Hahnke) Martens, Sarah (Hahnke) Behrens, Marc Scherschel, Laura (Scherschel) Maier, Luke Scherschel, Tim Scherschel, Chad Ungrodt, Jamie (Ungrodt) Liechty, and Jenna Ungrodt; and 27 great grandchildren. She is further survived by two brothers, Alfred (June) Kohlwey and Otto Kohlwey, one sister-in-law, Loraine Kohlwey, and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Elaine (Ungrodt) and Roland Eggerding.
A funeral service was be held on March 23 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Appleton. A committal service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Grafton.
(Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home)