Obit: Atcherson, Auralia Evelyn Clara Louise (1922 - 2013)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Atcherson, Barnes, Behringer, Eickstaedt, Fine, Kellett, Kloehn, Lorenz, Oestreich, Wall, Wetzel

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 11/27/2013

Atcherson, Auralia Evelyn Clara Louise (Wetzel) (26 NOV 1922 - 22 NOV 2013)

Auralia Evelyn Clara Louise (Wetzel) Atcherson, a resident of Oakwood Hills Retirement Living in Eau Claire, joined her parents, beloved brother, and husband in Heaven on November 22, 2013.

Auralia, a long time resident of the Unity area in Clark County, was born on November 26, 1922, to the late Enanda (Behringer) and Carl Wetzel.

After graduating from Greenwood High School, Auralia worked at the Farmer's Store in her home town until her marriage to Wilferd Charles Atcherson, on November 26, 1949, her 27th birthday. They settled on the Atcherson family farm in the Unity area from the time they were married until 2006, when ill health forced them to move from their much-loved home.

To their union, four cherished daughters were born: June Ann (Melvin) Kloehn of Avon Park, FL, Joyce Marie (Phil) Wall of Mt. Horeb, Janice Ellen (Michael) Oestreich of Eau Claire, and Alice Louise (Robert) Kellett of Bedminster, NJ.

Auralia worked alongside Wilferd on the family farm, helping to expand and improve it every year. Each summer, Auralia planted and harvested a large organic vegetable garden, freezing and preserving the food for her family's use during the snowy Wisconsin winters. She was known as an excellent bread maker, one who ground her own wheat to make delicious homemade breads and rolls. Auralia took pride in her family, her farm and her home-making skills.

Auralia was predeceased by her much-loved brother, Junior, in 1949; and her husband, Wilferd in 2012. She leaves behind her four daughters and her grandchildren, Lisa (Kloehn) Barnes, Glenna (Kloehn) Fine, Rhonda (Kloehn) Lorenz, Brittany Wall, Brennan Wall, Dr. Jennifer (Oestreich) Eickstaedt, Dr. Amanda Oestreich and Faith Kellett; as well as her great-granddaughter, Bailey Barnes.

Family will receive guests from 2 - 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at the Cuddie Funeral Home in Greenwood. Auralia will be laid to rest in the Greenwood Cemetery during a private ceremony after the visitation.

Auralia was a wonderful mother and role model for her family. She will be greatly missed by her loved ones, and they know that she is watching over them from Heaven.

The family would like to thank St. Joseph's Hospice for their caring and thoughtful guidance during the last several years.

Online condolences may be expressed at  Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.




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