Sunday, June 24, 2012



ADDRESS: 1014 W. Broadway, Medford

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 5:58 PM Saturday, June 23 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she was under the loving care of Hope Hospice at the time of her death

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Thursday, June 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger & Deacon Joe Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home 4-7 PM Wednesday, June 27 where there will be a 6:45 PM Catholic prayer service held and also from 9 AM until 10:45 AM on Thursday, June 28

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 25, 1929 at Medford

EDUCATION: Medford area elementary schools and was a 1947 graduate of Medford High School. Attended Taylor Co. Teachers College in Medford, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point graduating with a degree in elementary education

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 22, 1950 at Medford to William “Bill” J. Persich and he preceded her in death January 30, 1987

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After her marriage she taught elementary education initially in Westboro and later Rib Lake’s Clearview Elementary school for 30+ years until her retirement. In retirement, she worked as a substitute teacher in Stetsonville & Medford schools. For the past 7 years she had been residing at Our House Assisted Living, Medford. She enjoyed curling, golfing, playing cards, birthday clubs, cooking, traveling and her grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford; Past member of Medford Curling Club and the Lockett Curlers, Tee-Hi Golf Club.

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Daughters – Sharon Persich of Madison & Mary (Terry) Patrick of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: Twin Granddaughters – Shannon (Greg) Pitel of Green Bay & Michelle (Jeremy) DuChateau of Littleton, CO GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 2 - Ava DuChateau & Meghan Pitel


DECEASED FATHER: Joseph “Mose” C. Poirier DECEASED MOTHER: Ruth Wasserman

PALLBEARERS: Roy Doering, Elroy Spreen, Lester Hirt, Hank & Dennis Mertens

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to Hope Hospice of Medford
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-The family would like to thank the staff of Our House for their professional and devoted care of mother, most especially during her final days. Special thanks also to the women of Hope Hospice, for whose support we are so grateful.