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Violet "Vi" Helen Edwards

February 24, 1933 — November 21, 2016

Violet "Vi" H. Edwards, 83, of Eau Claire, WI died on Monday, November 21, 2016 at Grace Woodlands where she was a resident.Violet Helen Edwards was born on February 24, 1933 in Neillsville, WI, the daughter of Paul and Lillian (Schnabel) Wagner. She attended Meadowview School and graduated from Neillsville High School. On June 9, 1951 she was united in marriage to Darrell Edwards. They owned and operated Edwards Farmers Store and Hardware in Alma Center. They later divorced and after they sold the business she remained working in retail for several years. She was also a member of the Merrillan Eastern Star. Vi eventually moved to Eau Claire and worked as a housekeeper until her retirement. She enjoyed needlepoint, sewing and embroidery but her main love was her family. She will be remembered as a wonderful mother and a doting grandmother. She had a way of making all of her children and grandchildren feel special.Vi is survived by two sons; Scott (Vickie) Edwards of Eau Claire, WI, Steve Edwards of Mauston, WI a daughter-in-law; Dee Osell of Prior Lake, MN and son-in-law; Ray Walker of Humbird, WI, seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jeff, a daughter, LoriKay, a grandson David Robert Walker, brothers; Verlyn and Ronald and a sister; Lorraine.A Memorial Service will be held for Vi at 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Terry Marg will officiate. Visitation time will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Gesche Funeral Home.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Vi's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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