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Eunice Elaine Tabbert, 86, went home to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Tower View Villa in Rosendale, Wis., with her children at her side.

Eunice was born on March 26, 1926, to the late Arthur and Lillie Emma Koeppen Schlorf Pfeiffer at their home in Rogersville, Wis.

Eunice attended Rogers­ville grade school and graduated in 1944 from the Rosendale Union Free High School.

She joined the U.S. Nurse Cadet Corps at St. Agnes School of Nursing and graduated as a registered nurse in 1947.

Eunice worked as a registered nurse at St. Agnes Hospital, a nurse matron at Taycheedah Correctional Institution and as an industrial nurse at Speed Queen in Ripon. She completed her wonderful career as a medical surgical nurse from St. Agnes Hospital in 1989.

She was a most dedicated, caring nurse as was evidenced by the many lives she touched. She was always referred to as the “best nurse ever.”

Eunice was gifted in many ways and will be remembered for her beautiful handwork, which included cross stitching, crocheting, knitting and hand-sewn clothes. Eunice loved cooking, baking, canning and was famous for her casseroles, baked beans and desserts.

Eunice was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North Fond du Lac, St. Paul’s Ladies Aid, Winnebago Circuit of LWMS, St. Agnes Alumni Association, and was a life member of Eagle River VFW Ladies Auxiliary #8637.

She loved to spend her vacations at their cabin on Long Lake near Eagle River.

Eunice married Lyle Tabbert on June 12, 1948, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado, by the late Pastor W. Wojahn. Their attendants were the late Carol Pfeiffer Perkins and the late Norman Tabbert.

Lyle preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2006. They lived their entire married life on the family farm and were blessed with six children, Sharon (Cary) Eilertson, Kathleen (Rueben) Ruch, Nancy (Don Charneski) Rudey, William (Kay) Tabbert, all of Eldorado; Gregory (fiancée Pam Giese) Tabbert of Oakfield, and Beth (John) Hettwer of Fond du Lac.

She had 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, Colleen (Tony) Tasch and Olivia, Curtis (Jennifer) Eilertson and Elizabeth and Emma, Derek (Heidi) Eilertson and Eleanor, Heidi (Ryan) Kohlmetz and Megan, Macy and Jared, Heather (Lou) Vadala and Matt, Sophia, Isaac and Frank, Benjamin (Teresa) Ruch and Brady and Charlie, Ted (Stephanie) Ruch and Aiden and Landon, Adam (Paige) Tabbert and Ellie and Adam Junior, Nick (Jennifer) Tabbert and Colson and Cayleigh, Jessica (fiance Andy Schmitz) Tabbert, Calvin (Jo) Hettwer and Laura (fiance Brian Werner) Hettwer.

Eunice is further survived by a sister, Donna (Roger) Jones; and a brother-in-law, Quentin Davies.

Eunice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle; son-in-law, Robert Rudey; sister, Carol Perkins; brothers-in-law, Robert Perkins and Norman Tabbert; sisters-in-law, Verona Tabbert and Delores Tabbert.

The Christian funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church March 22, 2013, with Pastors Thomas Behnke and Michael Kampman officiating. Burial followed in Rosendale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

Uecker-Witt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:15 PM

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