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1927 Cecelia 2012

Cecelia M Erpenbach

March 3, 1927 — March 17, 2012

Cecelia M. Erpenbach, age 85, of Neillsville, died on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.Cecelia Marie (Fitzsimmons) Erpenbach was born on March 3, 1927 in Drywood, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, the daughter of John and Ellen (Seichter) Fitzsimmons. She attended school in Boyd, WI. On February 20, 1950 she was united in marriage to William P. Erpenbach in Stanley. Throughout the years Cecelia raised 5 children and worked at the Farmer's Store, McCain's and Skogmos in Neillsville. She also worked at Nelson Muffler for 20 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, St. Mary's PCCW and the Neillsville Legion Auxilliary. Cecelia loved her family and many friends. She was also very proud of her Irish Heritage.She is survived by her husband, William of Neillsville, 5 children; Sylvia (John) Erpenbach-Skallerup of Muskegon, MI, William J. Erpenbach of Cheyenne, WY, Paul A. (Natalie) Erpenbach of Neillsville, James P. Erpenbach and John R.(Mary) Erpenbach both of Madison, WI, 7 Grandchildren; Anne Skallerup of Chicago, IL, James R. Skallerup of Cincinnati, OH, Erin Skallerup of Muskegon, MI, Denise & Holly Erpenbach of Neillsville and Emily and Ashlyn Erpenbach of Madison, WI. She is further survived by siblings; Tony (Mary) Fitzsimmons, Betty Mathison and Otto (Deloris) Fitzsimmons and many nieces and nephews.Cecelia was preceded in death by her parents, siblings; Jeanette Bourget, John Fitzsimmons, Florence Giles, Leo Fitzsimmons, Hubert Fitzsimmons, Ken Fitzsimmons and Mary Zimmerman.Serving as casket bearers for Cecelia will be William J. Erpenbach, Paul Erpenbach, Jim Erpenbach, John Erpenbach, John Skallerup and James Skallerup.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Cecelia at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, WI. Rev. Varkey V. Joseph will be the celebrant. Providing music will be Ronald Resong, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Cecelia's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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