Virginia Mae Prehn, age 85, of Wautoma, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Heartland House in Wautoma.
She was born November 11, 1936 in Wautoma, the daughter of Attillio “Tilly” and Ella (Passarelli) DeLaura. She married Donald D. Makemson on June 14, 1958. He preceded her in death on July 6, 1968. Later, she married Bruce Prehn and he passed away on July 5, 1975.
Virginia was a 1954 graduate of Wautoma High School. She operated the former Bartel’s Supply in Wautoma for 30 years. Ginny was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Wautoma Women’s Club. She enjoyed volunteering for the local American Red Cross Chapter, Habitat for Humanity and participating in the annual Relay for Life.
She is survived by two sons: Mark (Amy) Makemson, Mount Carmel, TN, Dean (Libby) Makemson, Chippewa Falls; four grandchildren: Haley, Ella, Jack and Marshall; two great grandchildren: Luca and Leo; one brother: Robert “Bob” DeLaura, Wautoma. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to both of her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Olga (Edward) Wrysinski, Norma (Arnie) Jorgenson and Lorraine (Leonard) Hudziak; her sister-in-law: Joyce DeLaura.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM on Friday, June 24, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma with Rev. William Evans officiating. The burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Wautoma. Visitation will be held at the church from 10AM until the time of Mass at 11AM.