Friday, January 20, 2017



ADDRESS: Care Partners Assisted Living, Medford; A former Townships of Deer Creek & Little Black resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:14 AM Thursday, January 19 at Care Partner’s Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years, most recently under the care of Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Monday, January 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. R.J. Schuenke

INTERMENT: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Monday, January 23 at Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: October 20, 1938 at Medford

EDUCATION: Town of Deer Creek Elementary school and was a 1956 graduate of Medford High School

MARRIAGE: November 11, 1961 at Chicago, IL to Dennis J. Laffan, Sr. and he preceded her in death on October 31, 1990

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: After her education, she resided & worked in Chicago for a period of time. After their marriage, they moved to the Town of Deer Creek in 1976. She later resided in the Town of Little Black and with her daughter for a period of time prior to entering Care Partners in Medford. She worked at Tombstone Pizza Corp. in Medford for 25 years until her retirement. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, camping, reading & spending time with her grandchildren.

MEMBER OF: Red Hatters; Was a past member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Dennis (Sandy) Laffan of Eau Claire, Charmaine (Todd) Baker of Medford & Christine (Richard) Gustafson of Clayton, NY

CHILDREN DECEASED: Granddaughter – Cassidy Laffan in 1996

# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 8 – Rachel (Eric) Vach, Taylor (Coyle Weissmiller) Laffan, Megan Nicks, Melissa Baker, Delaney Laffan, Mathew Gustafson, Margaret Baker, AJ Gustafson GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 2 – Ellie & Jace Vach

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: David (Leona) Piller of the Town of Deer Creek, Donald Piller of Rib Lake, Lana (Jack) Raiche of Mound, MN, Connie (Jack) Behrendt of Maple Plain, MN, Sandy (Dale) Jochimsen of the Town of Little Black, Jeff (Sharon) Piller of Granton

BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sisters – Kathy Hauser & Margaret Piller; Brother-in-law: Judd Hauser

DECEASED FATHER: Theodore “Ted” Piller DECEASED MOTHER: Opal (Clarkson) Piller

PALLBEARERS: Grandchildren

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