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Etta Colwell

d. March 8, 2024

Etta Myra (Reynolds) Colwell, Willard formerly of Neillsville, WI went to be with her heavenly father on March 8th, 2024, at the Age of 65. She passed away at home surrounded by family. Etta was born in Milwaukee, WI to Charles and Clara (Farrell) Reynolds. She graduated from High School in Belleville, WI. In 1982, she met the love of her life. She moved to Neillsville in 1985. She married Thomas Colwell Sr on April 11th 1987 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville, WI.

She worked a variety of jobs in her lifetime. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends in her free time. She also enjoyed hunting in her luxury stand, and fishing in her favorite bull head spots. Later in life she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also came to accept Jesus as her savior and loved him dearly.

Etta will be dearly missed by her children, Patty (Adam) Drinka of Willard; Diana Reynolds of Marshfield; Thomas Colwell Jr and Mathew Colwell both of Neillsville. She will also be missed by her grandchildren, Cheyanne Spuhler (Jordan Krause) of Marshfield; Lexi (Caleb) Chirhart of Marshfield; Trevor Drinka (Makayla Hodgson) of Marshfield and Zech Drinka of Willard. Her great grandchildren Kinsley Chirhart, Weston Spuhler, Joseph Drinka and Zaxton Hill. She will also be missed by family and many church friends.

Etta was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Clara Reynolds, her husband, Thomas Colwell Sr; her brothers Charlie Reynolds, Fred Farrell, Thomas Reynolds, Patrick Reynolds; her sister Virginia Keehn; her sister-in-law Nancy Farrell; her father-in-law, Donald Colwell Sr, brother-in-law Donald Colwell Jr and a great granddaughter Mya Drinka.

A Memorial Service for Etta will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Living Hope Evangelical Free Church in Neillsville. Pastor Steven Wentz will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23rd at the church.

The family would like to thank Compassus Home Health and Hospice Care for the time and loving care for Etta.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes you to make a donation to Huntington's Disease Society of America.

Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Etta's family with funeral arrangements.

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Service Schedule

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Public Visitation

Saturday, March 23, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Living Hope Evangelical Free Church

7 South Fairground Avenue, Neillsville, WI 54456

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Cremation Memorial Service

Saturday, March 23, 2024

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Living Hope Evangelical Free Church

7 South Fairground Avenue, Neillsville, WI 54456

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