Phyllis Louise Dionne Sr., 84
Aug. 4, 1933 — Dec. 15, 2017
Phyllis Louise Dionne Sr., 84, died peacefully surrounded by her family
Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at the Cedar Community in West Bend. She was born
Aug. 4, 1933, in Milwaukee, the daughter of Ernest and Mildred (Lokken)
On Nov. 3, 1951, Phyllis married Clair Gene Dionne. They
settled in Barton, where they raised their family. They then moved to
New Fane, where they operated a foster home for boys. They retired to
Florida in 1990, living in Wildwood until returning to Wisconsin.
She is survived by her seven children, Clair Dionne Jr. of Porterfield,
Doreen (Bob) Atkielski of Ramer, Tennessee, Sally (Richard) Wellner of
Hatfield, Barry Dionne of Pound, Judy (Richard) Haendel of Ramer,
Jeanene (Gregory) Lang of Campbellsport, and James (Jennifer) Dionne of
West Bend; her foster children, Scott Turnmeyer, Dennis Krief, Tom Abitz,
Jeff Manski, Joe and Jeff Petterman, plus numerous children who were
placed in their home for short durations of time; 19 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; her siblings, Barry Westcott, Annette (Dick) Lane,
Cheri (James) Heinz, Jill (John) Lane and Wendy (Harold) Wollenberg; and
other relatives and friends.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Clair, on March 4, 2010,
and her siblings, Ernest Jr.” Buzzy,” Mavis, James, Marilyn “Lolly,”
Joel, Renee and David.
A Celebration of Phyllis’ Life will be held at the former Campbellsport
Inn in Campbellsport on Jan. 27, 2018, from noon to 3 p.m.
The Twohig Funeral Home Campbellsport is serving the family with online
guestbook and condolences at