Emily McKenna

Emily McKenna

Emily McKenna, of Antigo, went to her eternal home Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. She was 90 years old. She was born on Oct. 9, 1930, in Antigo, a daughter of Walter and Rona (Grams) Goeman. She married Eugene McKenna on Feb. 26, 1966, at St John Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2001.

She attended Peace Lutheran Grade School and was a graduate of Antigo High School in 1948.

She was employed at McClellan’s dime store and Gunkel’s Bakery in Antigo.

For 40 years, Emily was employed by General Telephone/Verizon in Wausau and Antigo as a customer service representative.

While Emily’s husband, Gene, served as mayor of Antigo (1977-85), Emily enjoyed attending and hosting many social activities.

Although she did not have children of her own, Emily enjoyed and valued caring for and spending time with her nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews and other children whom she treated as her own.

She enjoyed following Antigo sports and was a member of the Red Robin Booster Club. She followed the sporting activities of her nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, bowling, and was an avid fan of the Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks.

She was a lifetime member and was an active volunteer of Peace Lutheran Church, Antigo.

Survivors include three brothers, Dale (Sandy) Goeman, Antigo, Joe (Jerri) Goeman, Cuba City, and Allen (Marilyn) Goeman, Grafton; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ken Goeman; a sister-in-law, Luella Goeman; father and mother-in-law, Jack and Amelia McKenna; and sister and brother-in-law Betty and Jim Jury.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, at noon at Peace Lutheran Church with the Rev. David Karolus officiating.

Visitation will be Tuesday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Peace Lutheran Church Building Fund, 300 Lincoln St., Antigo, WI 54409.

Online condolences may be made at www.bradleyfh.com.

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