Meta E. Found

Aug. 27, 1917 - April 30, 2007

Meta E. Found, 89, of Black River Falls and formerly of Waukesha, died Monday, April 30, 2007, under the care of Black River Hospice, in the Family Heritage Care Center in Black River Falls where she had been a resident since March 26.

She was born Aug. 27, 1917, in Sisseton, S.D., to the Rev. Gustav and Anna (nee Eggert) Steffen.

After graduating from high school in Sioux Falls, S.D., she moved to Milwaukee. She graduated from the Bureau of Home Nursing.

She married James Found in West Allis on Aug. 19, 1939. The couple lived in Waukesha for 40 years. They moved to Jackson County in 1985. James preceded his wife in death Nov. 12, 1998.

Meta was employed as a legal secretary.

She was a member of the National Legal Secretaries Association, the Snow Creek Homemakers and St. Johnís Ladies Aid.

She and her husband James were past members of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

Meta enjoyed working in her flower gardens and watching the Milwaukee Brewers.

She is survived by four sons, James (Sue) Found of Loveland, Colo., Rodger (Karen) Found of Merrillan, Philip (Charlda) Found of Sidney, N.E., and Richard (Christine) Found of Cottonwood, Ariz.; two sisters, Bertha Hussmann and Gertrude (Dale) Hoffschneider; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, two sisters and a great-grandson, Ethan Stannard.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 4, at Torgersonís Funeral Home, 408 N. Water St., Black River Falls. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, at St. Johnís Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, 351 W. Jefferson St., Black River Falls. The Rev. Steven Stork will officiate. Graveside services, conducted by the Rev. Fred Boettcher, will be at 2 p.m. Monday, May 7, at Highland Memorial Park, New Berlin. Honorary pallbearers will be Violet Throm, Irene Clark, Dorothy Hansen and Inez Gaede. Pallbearers will be Allen Johnson, Keith Toczynski, Josh Stannard and Adam Found.

Torgersonís Funeral Service in Black River Falls, (715) 284-4321, is serving the family.