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Matilda Ann Vollenweider

Published On: Jan 02 2013 02:56:54 PM CST

Mt. Horeb/Verona, WI-Matilda Ann Vollenweider, age 96, known as Ann to friends and Nana to her grandchildren, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at the Ingleside Manor in Mt. Horeb.

She was born on December 18, 1916 in the Town of Primrose to Leonard and Caroline (Brink) Marty. Ann was a Verona resident for many years, and was an active member of the Salem United Church of Christ where she served on several committees and as a scripture reader. Ann was also a 40-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Verona and later the Melody Chapter in Middleton where she held office for 38 years and was Grand Marshal for the State of Wisconsin in 1989 and 1990. On April 14, 1941 she married Henry Vollenweider and raised three children. Ann worked for the Credit Bureau of Madison retiring in 1981 after 20 years of service. She was an avid football fan of the Packers, Badgers and Verona Wildcats. Ann had a keen interest in her health and physical fitness through her daily walking regimen. She also enjoyed reading, hook latch, flowers and especially her family. She always had a positive attitude that she showed through her unwavering love and giving spirit.

Ann is survived by her children: Walter (Deborah) Vollenweider of Munising, MI, Carol (Lester LaVerne “Bernie”) Thompson of Mt. Horeb, WI and Steve (Pat) Vollenweider of Verona, WI; grandchildren Jeffrey (Vicki) Vollenweider of Kewaunee, WI, Hans (Jennifer) Vollenweider of Quinnesec, MI, Maury (Jimmy) Ledesma of Savannah, GA, Bradley Ward of Golden, CO, Robert (Tanya) Thompson of Mt. Horeb, WI, Robin Thompson of Mt. Horeb, WI, Nicholas (Samantha) Thompson of Blue Mounds, WI, Julie (Paul Fetherston) Vollenweider of Minneapolis, MN and Laura (Joe Bremer) Vollenweider of Harmony Grove, WI; great-grandchildren Jeffrey “JJ” Vollenweider, Aubrey Vollenweider, Tyler, Selena, Brian and Roman Ledesma, Wyatt and Seth Thompson, and Adelyn and Ryleigh Thompson. She is also survived by her brother Leonard Marty of Belleville, WI and nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Edwin, Joseph and Woody Marty, sisters Marie Viney and Amanda Hankel and a great-grandson Cole Robert Thompson.

Funeral services will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, January 5 at the Salem United Church of Christ, 502 Mark Dr., Verona, WI with the Rev. Mark Yurs officiating with burial in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 10 am until time of services on Saturday, January 5 at the Salem United Church of Christ in Verona.

An Order of the Eastern Star service will be held at 11:45 am on Saturday, January 5 immediately prior to the funeral service at the Salem United Church of Christ in Verona.

The family would like to thank the staffs of the Ingle Living Communities, Agrace HospicCare, and Drs. Scheibel, Fronteira and Federman for their compassionate care.

Memorials are suggested to Cancer Research, the Verona Fire Department, Melody Eastern Star and the Salem United Church of Christ.

Love you Nana. Love you more!

The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is serving the family.
An online memorial with guestbook is available at

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