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AGE: 89

ADDRESS: 509 Lemke Ave., Medford, WI

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:00 PM Monday, July 8 at Deerview Meadows Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 8 years most recently under the care of Hope Hospice of Medford

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 2:30 PM Friday, July 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Dennis Meulemans & Deacon Joe Stefancin

INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen Cemetery

VISITATION: 12:30 PM until the time of services at 2:30 PM on Friday, July 12 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: April 24, 1924 at Chippewa Falls, WI

EDUCATION: Attended St. Bernard’s Catholic school in Thorp before attending & graduating from McDonnell Memorial High School in Chippewa Falls, WI in 1942

MARRIAGE: August 28, 1948 at Dorchester to William “Bill” Thomas and he preceded her in death 11-6-11

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education she worked at Thorp Finance in Medford for a period of time. For most of her life, she worked as a housewife & mother. She also helped operate Thomas Floral in Medford, with her husband until it was sold in 1980. She enjoyed knitting, reading, traveling, her owls and listening to Milwaukee Brewers baseball.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Charter member of VFW Auxiliary 5729, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: David (Sharon) Thomas of Medford, Bruce (Donna) Thomas of Salt Lake City, UT, Mary (Duane) Arndt of Hayward, Brian (Sally) Thomas of Westboro

GRANDCHILDREN: Kate (Elvis) Bauman, Keseniya, Dan & Bill (Scarlet) Thomas, Anna, Megan, Travis (Karragh) & Brandon Arndt; STEP GRANDCHILDREN: Christine Pemble, Carmen (Dennis) Abramczak & Caroline (Roger) Mann GR-GRANDCHILDREN: Grace Bauman, Desmond Thomas, Kolbjorn & Kallum Arndt; STEP GR. GRANDCHILDREN: James Pemble, Chet & Sam Abramczak, Roger & Colletta Mann; STEP GR. GR. GRANDDAUGHTER: Vanessa Pemble

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Natalie Gisvold of Marshfield; Sisters-in-law: Toots Thomas & Hilda Bullington both of Medford, Ruth Childress of Moorseville, NC, Gayle Thomas of Dorchester


PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren – Kate Bauman, Anna, Megan, Travis & Brandon Arndt

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Hope Hospice of Medford
-Further survived by many nieces & nephews
-For online condolences, please visit 



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