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Mariellen Gasser, 69, DeForest

May 28, 2018 GMT

Mariellen Rose Gasser, 69, of DeForest, joined her heavenly father on Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 1, at the Windsor United Church of Christ in Windsor, with the Rev. Dr. Julie Overman officiating. Burial will be in the Windsor Cemetery in Windsor. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Friday, June 1, at the Windsor United Church of Christ in Windsor. The Haudenshield Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is serving the family.

Mariellen was born on Aug. 31, 1948, to Merlin and Ellen (Waugh) Gasser in Poynette. She graduated from DeForest High School and MATC. She worked for the state of Wisconsin at the Department of Natural Resources for 33 years. She lived her entire life in the Windsor/DeForest area. She followed the Green Bay Packers, and the Badgers and all things Olympic. During her life she became quite the U.S. and world traveler. She enjoyed reading, stamp collecting, and history-related shows as well as several game shows.

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She moved to Parkside Assisted Living in 2015 and found many new friends there. She enjoyed the regular outings to Walmart, Olbrich Gardens, and various Christmas rides to view lights and was always up for a trip to the Sassy Cow for some ice cream. She also was active in many of the “in-house” activities, looking forward to all the special musical entertainment brought in, chair exercises and chair volleyball, helping fill eggs for the Easter egg hunts, making of some crafts and of course her favorite activity — bingo. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Mariellen is survived by three sisters, Janet (Richard) Krueger of Hazel Green, Lorraine Newlun of Windsor, and Audrey (Mitch) Weger of Madison; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother-in-law, Robert Newlun; maternal and paternal grandparents.

The family would like to thank Rev. Dr. David McDonald and the Rev. Dr. Julie Overman for all of the visits and spiritual ministering to Mariellen through the years and especially during her final days. We would further like to thank her church family for all of their support and prayers. The family also would like to thank the staff of Agrace for their compassionate care and concern for Mariellen and helped make her final transition through this life easier. Also to the amazing staff at Parkside Assisted living for all the love, care and compassion they gave during her years with them.

We will miss you dearly sister, but heaven has gained a truly gentle and loving soul.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.haudenshieldfuneralhome.com.