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Maurine Price-Waddington

June 14, 1971 — April 6, 2012

Maurine Katherine (Lewis) Price-Waddington, age 40 of Willard, Wisconsin, passed away on April 6, 2012 at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, WI with her family at her side.She was born on June 14, 1971 to Sid Lewis and Nona J. Bailey in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Maurine attended the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Elementary School, the Duluth Cathedral High School, and graduated from River Falls High School. Following high school, she worked for the Ho-Chunk Casino in Baraboo in various managerial capacities, then, was employed in service, software, and accounting with several businesses in Madison, WI. She served as research intern in the Native Americans into Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota-DuluthShe married Michael Price of Baraboo in 1996. To this union, a son, Jared Price (16), was born. Jared is a junior in the Baraboo High School and a member of the varsity basketball team. As a young child, Maurine attended the LCO Ojibwe Elementary School on the Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation near Hayward, WI. Her mother Nona was a teacher in the tribal school. While there, Maurine was immersed in the Ojibwe Indian culture and language. She learned about the Ojibwe drum and about protocol at pow wow gatherings. Early on, she sang behind the LCO Badger Drum group and participated in numerous pow wow celebrations. While at Duluth Cathedral High School, she performed as "Lisa" with "Royal Badness," a theatrical lip-sync song group who conducted all the music of Prince and the Revolution in 1984-1985. Their performances drew critical rave reviews and to sell-out audiences in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.Maurine was a member of the Wisconsin Ho-Chunk Nation and from the Bear Clan. Her great aunt, Tillie (Stacy) Buker of Willard, was her "grandmother." Jen Tieman of Willard, chaplain with the Christian Motorcycle Association, gave her supportive care and divine guidance in her final hours. Stacy and Lowe relatives also provided support in her final days at the hospital. Maurine is survived by her parents, Sid Lewis and Nona Bailey; her son, Jared Price; two sisters, Melissa Lewis-Raymond, Mary Elizabeth Lewis-Raymond, and two brothers, Aaron Bailey, and Andrew Bailey, and; her aunt Dr. Susan Delaney. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville (4 South Grand Avenue) preceded with a viewing at 1:00 p.m. The family expresses their appreciation to the Ho-Chunk Nation Government and Health Care Center who have provided professional and technical support. Also, appreciation is given to the staff and doctors at the Sacred Heart Hospital Critical Care Unit. Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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