Brodhead, WI – Elaine Barbara Stewart, age 90, passed away while at her home on January 18, 2024.

Elaine was born at home in Spring Grove Township, the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Rhyner) Kundert.  She married Donald Stewart on December 27, 1949 in Dubuque, Iowa.

Elaine was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Brodhead for many years and attend the Atwood School on Mt. Hope Road.  She enjoyed connecting with family and friends by taking pictures, printing two out and giving the extra to that person.  Elaine enjoyed trying new recipes, saving her dimes, going to rummage sales and sketching, whom she passed along to her children.  Elaine wrote in her daily diary and still has those since the 1940’s.  But most of all, Elaine enjoyed working and running the farm with her family and husband Donald since 1955.

Elaine is survived by her 9 children, Phillip (Rhonda) Stewart of Monroe, Karen (Nathan) Strahm of Monticello, Shirley Nolty of Janesville, Michael (Joann) Stewart of Browntown, Kenneth (Barbara) Stewart of Mesquite, NV, Cindy (Terry) Koebernick of Overland Park, KS, James (Nancy) Stewart of Brodhead, Gregory Stewart of Brodhead and Lisa Vegter of Elkhorn; 24 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald in 1993, a son Wesley in 2011, a daughter, Amy Joe Stewart in 1982, a grandson, Christopher Martin in 1971 and two siblings, Raymond Kundert and Edith Kloepping.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the family in her memory.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 1005 W. 2nd Avenue in Brodhead, WI on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 11:00 AM.  A visitation will also take place at St. Rose on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass.  Burial will conclude at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brodhead.  Father Joseph Bellamkonda will celebrate.

The DL Newcomer Funeral Home in Brodhead is assisting the family.  608-897-2484