Phyllis Edge, age 87, died on July 31, 2018 in Appleton. Phyllis was born in Appleton on September 15, 1930, the eldest child of Harry C. and Minnie (Kemps) Noffke. She shared 67 joyful years of marriage with Richard J. Edge.
Phyllis applied her energy (Girl Scout leader), patience (Cub Scout den mother), artistry (cross-stitch creations), intelligence (keen bridge player), love and grace in raising 6 children. The children shared their talented mother with a fortunate community when she returned to the work force at Lake School & Office Supply followed by years at the Appleton Public Library. Phyllis and Dick retired to their “Up North” home in the woods of Lakewood, WI where they revealed the gifts of nature to 15 growing grandchildren. Adventurous road trips with dear friends Bob and Marie Ferron enriched these truly golden years. Phyllis and Dick lived their faith as active members of St. Thomas More Parish in Appleton and St. Mary’s of the Lake in Lakewood.
In love, she leaves her husband, Richard J. Edge; her children: Ellen (Jim Snyder) Edge, Mike (Kris) Edge, Cathy (John) Rosebush, Mary Beth (Greg) Fischer, Steve (Shawn) Edge, Greg (Michelle) Edge; her grandchildren: Jaymes (Sarah) Seidler, Christopher (Bekah) Seidler, Steven (fiancée Hannah) Seidler, Brandon Snyder, Kali (Adam) London, Kenneth (Madelyn) Edge, John Rosebush III, Christina (Steven Assie) Rosebush, Andrew Fischer, Eric Fischer, Jacob Edge, Joseph Edge, Devin Edge, Maggie Edge, Tessa Edge; her great grandchildren: Derek and Nora Seidler, Mykaela Collins, Jaymes and Ryan Seidler, Sebastian Seidler; her sister: Sr. Suzanne Noffke; her sister-in-law: Mary Vogel; her brothers: Larry (Joanne) Noffke, Tom (Lidia) Noffke, Jim (Judy) Noffke, Steve (Jean) Noffke.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Doris Carlson, her sister-in-law Jane Janes, her brothers-in-law Ray Janes, Larry Vogel and Ken Carlson.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, at St. Thomas More Parish, 1810 N. McDonald St., Appleton, with Father Jim Lucas officiating. Friends may gather at the church from 9:00 am until 10:45 am. Interment will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Appleton. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.