Mabel Alice ReedDecember 19, 1919 ~ March 13, 2017 (age 97)
Mabel Alice Reed, age 97, formerly of Viroqua, passed away on March 13th, 2017 at Our House Senior Living in Lodi, Wisconsin. She was born on December 19, 1919 to Anton and Martha Engh. On March 7th, 1941 she married Ernest “Bud” Reed in Westby, Wisconsin. They farmed in the Viroqua area for many years. Mabel was a housewife for many years. She also worked at Sloane’s packing butter for approximately 6 years. She was a member of the Good Sheperd Lutheran Church. Mabel was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much.
Mabel is survived by her daughter Barbara McGill (Don Koski) of Lodi and daughter-in-law Karen (Dale) Fry, formerly of Pardeeville, Wisconsin; six grandchildren, Teresa (Jerry) Raffel of Middleton, Tina (John) Vagedes of Stoughton, Wisconsin, Crysta (Daren) Juve of Stoughton, Wisconsin, Rodney Reed of Waupun, Wisconsin, Dawn (Miah) McGarry of Viroqua, and Casey (Roger) Nelson of Viroqua; twelve great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
Mabel was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sons, Steve and Roger, one daughter, Faye McGarry; and nine siblings.
Special thanks to Jan Kleist and all the staff at Our House Senior Living where she resided for one and a half years. They gave her excellent care. She enjoyed bingo and many other activities. Also, special thanks to all the staff at Heartland Hospice.
Blessed by her memory. She and her great sense of humor will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will held on Saturday, March 18th at 2 p.m. at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Burial will take place in the Viroqua Cemetery. Family and friends may call after 1 p.m. until the time of service. Online condolences may be left at www.thorsonfuneralhome.com.