A livestream of Angie's memorial service can be seen in box below this obituary beginning at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, May 8, 2022.
Angela Garbisch, age 89, of Neillsville, WI passed away on 11/19/2021 at the Colonial Center in Colby, WI.
Angela (Angie) was born April 17, 1932 in Granton, WI to Tony and Mary (Marek) Vobora. She graduated from high school in 1950. Following high school she ventured to Scottsdale, AZ where she worked as a waitress. She would proudly tell stories of many dignitaries and entertainers that she served. Angie met her first husband, Harold (Lefty) Walker while living in Arizona. They were married in 1954 and had 2 daughters. During Lefty’s military career in the Navy they made their homes in Illinois, Hawaii, Maryland and Florida before returning to Wisconsin after his retirement. They owned and operated Walker’s Liquor Store in Neillsville for 7 years. They later divorced. After the sale of the liquor store, and until her retirement, Angie worked for over 24 years as an abstractor for the law office of Johnson, Sautebin and Inderberg.
Angie married Leland Garbisch in 1977. They remained married until his death. She and Lee enjoyed dancing, camping and traveling. Angie also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, flower gardens, playing her accordion, and crossword puzzles. She spoke of her most memorable trip to the Czech Republic where she met new found relatives.
Angela is preceded in death by her parents, husband Lee, brothers Anton, James, Frank, George and Stanley Vobora, sisters Marie (Gross), Agnes (Gross) and Josephine (Bartlett), great-grandson Zaidyn Bender, step-daughter Janet (Larry) Marshall, step-son David Garbisch and many sister in laws, brother in laws, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Angela is survived by her daughters Laura Walker of Bristow, VA and Amy (Walker) Grassle of Jacksonville, FL, step-daughter Marilyn (Garbisch) Johnson of Oklahoma, sister Libby Wicklund of Neillsville, and sister in law Judy LaPorte of Wausau. She is also survived by grandchildren Shannon (Troy Zupanc) Meddaugh, Chris Meddaugh, Jennifer (Mike) Tiamson, Sabrina (Jay Gardner) Meddaugh, Lauren (David Bender) Meddaugh, Ellen (Brent) Lexvold, and Shelby Beck. Angela has 10 surviving great grandchildren.
A memorial service for Angela is planned in the spring.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
Gesche Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting Angie’s family with Funeral arrangements.
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