Annette Marie Formo
Oct. 7, 1938 — Dec. 25, 2017

Annette Formo of Waukesha died peacefully on Monday, December 25, 2017, with her family by her side at Angels Grace at the age of 79 years. Christmas was her daughter Deborah’s favorite holiday.

She was born the daughter of Ralph and Alice (Welharticky) Peirce Sr. on October 7, 1938. Annette graduated from the Breckenridge school system and went on to attend North Dakota State School of Science (now ND State College of Science). She married Vernon Formo on January 3, 1958, and they moved to Wisconsin for Vernon’s job. Annette spent her time doing secretarial and accounting work but her favorite time was spent as a wife and a mom. As a family, they enjoyed spending time at their cabin near Crivitz for 28 years, including winters, in the Rockport-Fulton, Texas, area. Annette loved cooking, baking, travel, reading, dancing, gardening, fishing and painting. She was a devout member of Ascension Lutheran Church since 1966, a member of the Norse Roselmaler’s Association and the Wilkin County, Minnesota Historical Society.

Annette will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Vernon; her son, James; brother, Ralph (Barbara) Pierce; and nieces, nephew, cousins, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Deborah; her brother, Frank; and her sister, Dorothy.

The visitation for Annette will be held Tuesday, January 2, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 a.m. at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The Rev. Chris Marien will be officiating. Private burial at Prairie Home Cemetery will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Ascension Lutheran Church, 1415 Dopp St., Waukesha, WI 53188.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For the online obituary, directions or to send a card of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com or call 262-542-6609.