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Edna Marie Lafler

September 20, 1961 ~ February 15, 2018 (age 56)

Edna Marie Lafler, age 56, of Wautoma, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 at her home.

She was born Sept. 20, 1961 in Little Rock, Arkansas the daughter of Ronald Lee and Opal Marie (McElmurry) Lafler. Edna and her family moved from Arkansas to Kansas and later to Wisconsin. She was a 1980 graduate of Plainfield High School. Edna loved her family, especially each of her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, collecting dolphins and all things Mickey and Minnie Mouse. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her life partner, Douglas G. Deuel, Wautoma; two children, Ashley (Andrew) Gabrielson, Watertown, Donald (Ashley) Hudy Jr., Seymour, WI; four grandchildren, Jordon, Hailey, Kayden and Brayden; one brother, John (Diane) Lafler, Berlin; four sisters, Neva (Robert) Gaines, Milwaukee, Lisa Lafler, Homosassa, FL, Doreen Lafler and Charlene Lafler, both of Delavan; nieces and nephews, Akilah Gaines, Shawn Zuehlke, Nicole (Joseph) Hellenbrand, Sarah Wright, Danielle Fredette, and Reesa Sonnleitner. She is further survived by Doug’s family; Christa Clark, Jeff (Julie) Deuel, Justin (Shannon) Deuel, Alex Flick, Derek (Tara) Clark, Crystal (Jason) Zellner, Chelsey (fiancé Patrick) Clark, Dana Deuel, William and Zachary Clark, Jaedlynn and Zaeron Zellner.

Edna was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, James and Billy Applegate; and by one sister, Diane Lafler.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 12 Noon at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma. Visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.



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