Wilameen 'Minnie' Vondross, 95
March 8, 1920 -- Aug. 31, 2015

Wilameen 'Minnie'  VondrossOn Monday, the gates of heaven opened wide for a very special lady.

Wilameen Minnie Vondross passed away peacefully on Aug. 31, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on March 8, 1920, to John and Emily (Patz) Tachick.

Wilameen Patz married Raymond Vondross in 1939, and she lived in the Pound area until 2010, when she moved to the Cedarburg area to live with her daughter.

Minnie had a full and rich life, being involved in her earlier years with 4-H, president of the Goldhorn Homemakers for many years, a member of the Coleman/Pound Lioness Club and she attended First Baptist Church faithfully. She volunteered at the Pound Community Center and was always there to lend a helping hand to those who needed one.

Minnie was always there to drive her friends to their doctor appointments or anywhere they needed to go. Minnie also hosted Pound bingo every Wednesday at her apartment complex. Minnie was an expert seamstress, and worked with her daughter doing painting and wallpapering for over 20 years. Even though she enthusiastically loved to fish and pick wild berries and almost anything outdoors, her most enjoyable hobby was baking. She is survived by five daughters, Lois (Chris) Austin, Violet (Richard) Ruehle, Karen Agacki, Nancy Bedora and Patsy Lahti; six grand-children; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many beloved friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Vondross, in 1977; a grandson, Bryan Agacki; a sister, Mary Krause; a brother, Albert Patz; and a son-in-law, Allen Agacki.

Visitation will be held at Gruetzmacher Funeral Home in Suring on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, from  noon until the funeral service at 1 p.m., with Howard Patz officiating.