Florence J. Tauschman
J. Tauschman, 87, of Fond du Lac, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015, at Hospice
Home of Hope, Fond du Lac.
was born June 22, 1927, in the Town of Springvale, Fond du Lac County, a
daughter of Peter and Tena (Wallendal) Vellema.
July 27, 1957, she married Alvin F. “Butch” Tauschman at Union Congregational
Church, Waupun. Butch preceded her in
death on November 15, 2000.
enjoyed being a stay-at-home wife and mother. She later worked part-time as a
clerk typist for Fond du Lac County Clerk of Courts. She had many interests and hobbies, including
gardening, watching baseball, football, and golf. She enjoyed many trips with her family and
friends to such places as Canada, Dominican Republic, Florida, Hawaii, the
Dakotas, the Southwest, Northern Wisconsin, and Chicago. She was a member of
Pilgrim United Church of Christ.
was proud of her grandchildren and was the type of grandma who got down on the
floor to play with her grandkids. She
enjoyed baking cookies, making crafts, playing games, and fishing with them. As they grew, she attended countless dance
recitals, band and orchestra concerts, and robotic competitions.
felt closest to God out in nature. She enjoyed the woods and the lakes of
Minocqua and Rhinelander, the wildflowers and birds of Hobb’s Woods, and
walking at Lakeside Park.
is survived by two daughters: Jane
(John) Papenheim and Joan (Lynn) Brezinsky, both of Fond du Lac; a son, Steve (Shannon) Tauschman of
Chicago; grandchildren, Nicole and Amy Brezinsky, and Andrew and Daniel
Papenheim; one sister, Alice Willis of Ontario; a sister-in-law Eleanor “Boots”
(Eldon) Pomplun, nieces, nephews and friends.
was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Charles Vellema;
sister-in-law, Nova Vellema; sister-in-law, Marguerite Wilkinson; and
brother-in-law, Arthur Willis.
Florence’s request, there will be no visitation. Private graveside services
will be held at Wedges Prairie Cemetery in Waupun. Her children invite family
and friends to share memories at a celebration of life Saturday, June 20, 2015
from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 625 Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond
“She looks like an angel in disguise, but
the fun just twinkles in her eyes.”
Mach Funeral Chapel &
Crematory is serving the family, www.machfuneralchapel.com.