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Louise G Wren

September 17, 1913 — July 13, 2010

Louise Wren, age 96, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neillsville.Louise G. Wren was born on September 17, 1913 in Hendren Township the daughter of Lucas and Louise (Jordan) Gabrovic. She grew up and was educated in Willard, WI. She worked on the family farm and in 1934 went with friends to Chicago and worked. She married Gilbert A. Wren on April 2, 1938 in Neillsville.For many, many years Louise was a cook at the Arbutus Caf in downtown Neillsville. Her oldest daughter, Patsy was waitress then and became Neillsvilles first Dairy Festival Queen in 1954 over 16 other contestants. For many years Louise was housekeeper for several businesses and private homes.Raising her family, Louise enjoyed vegetable gardening and making homemade sauerkraut, picking wild blackberries and raspberries to make jellies. She liked sewing and mending for family and friends to keep her fingers limber. At age 90+ she could still thread a needle.She was a member of the Neillsville United Methodist Church.She is survived by two daughters, Linda Bauer of Franksville, WI and Rochelle (Walter) Schmidt of Neillsville, two sons, Ronnie Wren of Iron Ridge, WI and Tom (Lynn) Wren of Waukesha, WI, a daughter-in-law, JoAnn Wren of Neillsville, 14 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren, also good friends Marsha Gault and Alice Kurth.Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert in 1984, two daughters, Patsy and Judy, a son, Larry, infant Granddaughter, Patsy Schmidt, three brothers, John, Jack and Ignatc Gabrovic, three sisters, Matilda, Cecilia and Albena, three half-brothers, August, Joe and Luke Gabrovic, one half-sister, Mary Cirone and a son-in-law, Fred Bauer.Funeral Services for Louise will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville. Pastor Dong Su Lee will officiate. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Gesche Funeral Home.Casket Bearers will be Amy Wren, Sheri Wren, Michelle Wren, Janel Sedevic, Laurie Schmidt and Deb Foley.
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