Obit: Gagnon, Rosella M. (1931 - 2007)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gagnon, Kirschner, Dlask, Kudron, Koumos, Bullock, Borreson, Kaufman, Fitzmaurice, McConnell, Kowalczyk, Carlig

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) April 25, 2007

Gagnon, Rosella M. (March 19, 1931 - April 18, 2007)

Rosella M. Gagnon, age 76, of Humbird, died on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at her residence, under the care of the Black River Hospice.

She was born March 19, 1931, in Mauston, WI, to parents Victor and Mary (Kirschner) Dlask. She attended Mauston schools and graduated from Mauston High School. She moved to Chicago after graduation and there she met her husband, Walter F. Kudron. They were married on October 14, 1950, in Chicago and lived there all their married life. After all of her children entered school, she returned to the workforce at a spring manufacturing plant in Elk Grove, IL. While looking for a home in Wisconsin, her husband was killed in an automobile accident in Wisconsin Rapids on October 6, 1973. Rosella decided to fulfill their dream of moving to Wisconsin and quit her job and moved to Humbird in May of 1974. She met Ray Gagnon and was married on March 14, 1976, in Humbird.

Rosella volunteered at the Humbird library for several years and also served as an election official in Humbird. She worked in the bakery department of John’s IGA in Black River Falls until retiring. She enjoyed growing flowers, painting and doing needlework and other crafts. She greatly enjoyed feeding and watching birds and was a member of the Karner Blue Butterfly organization of Jackson County.

She is survived by her husband, Ray, of Humbird; one son, Andrew (fiancée Amanda) Kudron, of Sparta; five daughters, dolores (Jim) Koumos, of Ingleside, IL; Rosemary Bullock, of Naperville, IL; Fran (David) Borreson, of Whitehall; Dawn (David) Kaufman, of Fairchild and Wendy (Dan Fitzmaurice, of Humbird; two brothers, Lyall (Darlene) Dlask, of Baroda, MI; Dan Dlask, of Mauston; two sisters, Marie McConnell, of Mauston; and Dolores (Stan) Kowalczyk, of Wautoma; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Walter; brothers, Claude and Hugh Dlask; and a sister, Florence Carlig.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Rosella M. Gagnon was held Saturday, April 21, 2007, at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Fairview. Burial will take place in Mentor Cemetery, rural Humbird at a later date.

Casket bearers were, Travis Borreson, Wesston Borreson, Dustin Fitzmaurice, Neil Fitzmaurice, Adam Kaufman, Scott Kaufman and Matthew Kudron.

The family would like memorials to be directed to the Arbor Day Foundation.



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