Wilma J. Troester

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Wilma J. Troester, 84, of River Falls, Wis. and formerly of Prairie du Chien, Wis. and Garnavillo, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, at the Gundersen Health System in LaCrosse, Wis.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the Garrity Funeral Home, Prairie du Chien. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, conducted by Pastor Bruce Hanson.

Interment will be in the Garnavillo City Cemetery in Garnavillo.

Wilma was born July 5, 1934, in Clayton County, the daughter of Homer and Bernice (Frederick) Wilke.  She married Curtis Troester on June 15, 1953, in Glenview, Ill. and they later divorced.  She worked at Knapp’s Furniture and the Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chien.  Wilma later owned and operated the Villa Oasis in Prairie du Chien for several years and later worked at the Marquette Cafe. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and needlepoint and loved to travel. She was a member of the Garnavillo Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, Sonja (John) Klocker of Ames, Cindy (Mike Kozelka) Jones of McGregor, Rick (Gloria) Troester of River Falls, Wis., and Randy “Trip” (Julie) Troester of Monona, her (adopted) daughter LuAnn (Robert) Chambers of Buford, Ga.; her former husband, Curt (Karla) Troester of Prairie du Chien, Wis.; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; along with her beloved cat, Lexi.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred in Wilma’s name to be donated to some of her favorite charities.

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