Louisa V. Altmann
Louisa V. Altmann, 92, of Marshfield and formerly of Blenker, entered her eternal home on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital Palliative Care, Marshfield.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church, Blenker, where the visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time. Rev. Jesse Burish will officiate and music will be provided by St. Kilian’s Folk Choir. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be her two grandsons, Tim Altmann and Scott Kusta and her four grandsons-in-law, Mark Mazourek, Ray Johnson, Charles Gully and Brent Friday. Rembs funeral home is assisting the family.
Louisa was born on Nov. 30, 1924 in the Town of Milladore to Peter and Monica (Altmann) Ashbeck and was educated at St. Kilian’s Parochial School, Blenker. She married Walter “Bob” Altmann on April 17, 1944 at St. Kilian’s Catholic Church in Blenker and they were blessed with 66 years together.
She was a lifelong member of St. Kilian’s Catholic Church and St. Kilian’s Altar Society.
Louisa farmed with her husband in the Town of Milladore, retiring in 1985. Her family was most important to her and she enjoyed visits from her grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends. She also enjoyed polka music, traveling and keeping her daily journals.
She is lovingly survived by her two children, Vernon Altmann of Cumberland and June (Dennis) Kusta of Blenker. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Julie (Mark) Mazourek, Tim (Joy) Altmann, Sarah (Ray) Johnson, Kristen (Brent) Friday, Scott (Julie) Kusta, Keri (Charles) Gully and thirteen great grandchildren, Adam, Jacob and Rachel Mazourek, Audrey and Aidan Altmann, Owen and Elsie Johnson, Braden and Brynn Friday, Evan and Ryan Kusta, and Nathan and Samantha Gully, a sister, Loretta Aschenbrenner and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband on Oct. 19, 2010, her daughter-in-law, Marlene Altmann on Oct. 12, 2009, four brothers and four sisters.
Memorials may be designated in Louisa’s name to the family, who will establish a memorial at a later date.
A special thank you to the staff at Hewitt House Assisted Living, Hewitt, where she resided for four years, the staff at Wells Nature View Assisted Living, 2711 S. Apple Ave., Marshfield, where she resided for the past two years and her doctors, nurses and the Palliative Care staff at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.
Mom’s favorite poem was:
“You blink your eyes and the days just fade away.
Where does the time go anyway? You always thought you would have more time
To sit back, relax and just rewind.
Don’t put off till tomorrow what should be said today.
Tomorrow will just become yesterday.
Don’t put off till tomorrow the things you need to say.”
Eric J. Wilhelmi