Viola P. Troeller, 104

Viola P. Troeller, 104, of Wellington Place in Hartford, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the age of 104 years. She was born Jan. 7, 1908 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Erich and Caroline (nee Dotter) Tesch.

When she was a child, her family moved from Milwaukee to Jackson where her parents farmed. She went to school in Jackson, and in high school for three years in West Bend. Viola needed to leave school to care for her mother who took ill. Later she worked as a nanny or a motherís helper for many years. Viola worked at the Jackson Co-Op Creamery where she met her husband, Walter. They were married in 1936 in Jackson and moved to Walterís family farm in the township of Hartford. She was a charter choir member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, and a long-time member. Together they farmed for 33 years; however, she stayed at the family farm home until 2004.

She is preceded in death by her husband Walter, her sisters Gladys Arnold, Leoneze Rheingans and Verdie Lenz, and her brother Ardell Tesch.

Viola is survived by her children Carolyn Louise (Edward) Grudzinski of Hartford, Myrna (Ozzie) Cikanek of Hartford, Thomas W. (Judy) Troeller of West Bend and Jeanine (Floyd) Gable of Hartford, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation Monday, March 19, 2012 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Huilsburg. Funeral service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at the church. Rev. Daniel Falck will officiate.

Memorials to Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice in Violaís name would be appreciated.

A special heartfelt thank you to Wellington Place for their compassion and loving care, and especially to Judy Breuer for her special care.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home is serving the family.