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Nila Oestreich

May 2, 1937 — August 22, 2022

Nila Mae Oestreich, age 85, of Merrill, Wisconsin passed away on Monday, August 22, 2022, in Merrill. She was born on May 2, 1937, to the late Martin and Gennie (Cole) Rehwinkel in Merrill, Wisconsin.

On November 11, 1971, Nila married Edgar Leonard Emil Oestreich at St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Merrill. Nila was a homemaker who enjoyed bike rides in her earlier days. She loved going up to their cottage, fishing, and playing cards. She was a Packers fan and loved eating chicken and fish.

Nila is survived by her husband Edgar Oestrich, children: David Geishart, Jean (Donald) Majewski, and Richard Koput, grandchildren: Rebecca, Kinsey, and Michael, siblings: Sue Rehwinkel, Kris Rehwinkel, Rodney Rehwinkel, and Mark (Denise) Rehwinkel. She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother Dennis Rehwinkel.

A private service will be held for Nila. Interment at Merrill Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donations made be made to the St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ Radio Ministry in memory of Nila.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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