Viola L. Emery
Viola L. Emery, 86, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Sunday,
February 3, 2019 at Woodlands Senior Park. She was born on September 11, 1932
to the late Charles and Anne (Mueller) Groeschel in Stockbridge, WI.
On September 1, 1956, she married the love of her life,
Eugene M. Emery at St. Mary’s Church in Stockbridge. He preceded her in death
on September 5, 1998.
Vi graduated from Stockbridge High School. She held various
positions throughout her life and retired from HC Prange, where she was a
switchboard operator at the service desk. She was a long-time member of St.
Louis Catholic Church and currently a member of Holy Family Parish.
Vi had a big heart. She cared for anyone whom she met during
her path in life. She loved to dance, listen to music, cook and garden – she
had a green thumb when it came to growing roses. She loved spending time with
her grandchildren and family. Vi also enjoyed time with her family at their
cottage on Lake Winnebago.
Vi is survived by her two daughters, Debbie (Paul)
Meixensperger of Fond du Lac and Sharon (Doug) Giebel of Menasha; two
grandchildren, Jamie Meixensperger and Jacob Giebel; two step-grandchildren,
Amy (Chad) Collett and Melissa (Travis) Late; one sister, Irene Van Oss; other
relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three
sisters and one brother.
Visitation: Vi’s family will receive relatives and friends
on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:45 AM at Holy Family Catholic
Church, 271 4th Street Way, Fond du Lac.
Service: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 PM
following the visitation. Burial will take place in St. Peter Cemetery in the
Village of St. Peter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family,
a memorial will be established.
The family extends their heartfelt gratitude and love for
the care given to Vi from Woodlands staff. They would also like to extend their
gratitude to Generations Hospice team.
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