She was born on November 11, 1917 on the family farm in the Town of Union, Waupaca County, the only child of the late William and Hulda (Zantow) Marquardt. She grew up on the family farm, and lived most of her life in the Town of Union. She worked as a dietary aide in nursing homes, including eight years in Wausau where she met Milton E. “Bud” Wolter. They were married on May 29, 1971. They continued to live and work in Wausau until they retired in 1978, at that time they moved back to the Town of Union. Edna enjoyed nature and loved the outdoors, feeding the birds and wildlife. She also loved to read, especially books about nature and people. She was a member of the Manawa United Methodist Church, where she was very active and held a number of official positions. She also did much volunteer work, including several summers at the Butterfly House at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London.
She is survived by her Goddaughters: Marlene (Phil) Aggen, Melissa (Joshua) Viste, and Alaina. She is further survived by other relatives and also Julia (Carson) White and their daughter Joanna; special friends Todd (Bonnie) Olsen. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by five sisters-in-law: Evelyn Carpenter, Geneva Imbodine, Pearl Zimmich, Margaret Lane, Myrtle Sanders, and special friend Helen Kempf.
The funeral service for Edna will be held on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Manawa United Methodist Church with Rev. Steven Rice officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Symco. A visitation for Edna will be held directly at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. The Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa is serving the family.