Obit: Falconer, Vada #2 (1925 - 2013)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Falconer, Gruber, Collinson

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, Wi) 20 Mar 2013

Vada M. Falconer, 87, Loyal, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013, at Golden Living-Three Oaks, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, March 20, at York Center United Methodist Church, rural Granton. Cindy Gehrt officiated. Burial followed in the Loyal Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Nicholas Eisner, Jeffrey Falconer, Lyle Hill, Michael Collinson, Donald Stage, and Bob Collinson. Honorary pallbearers were Jim Elsinger, Joe Eisner, Dean Collinson, Vern Hanish, Tim Sheean and Jim Hill.

Vada Mae Collinson was born on Sept. 21, 1924, in Jacksonville, Ill., to George and Edith (nee Gruber) Collinson. She received her elementary education at Plum Grace School near Thomsen, Ill., and later attended high school in Plainfield, Ill., and Thomsen, Ill. After completing, Vada worked at the Green Giant Canning Co., and the National Sewing Machine Co., in Belvedere, Ill. She married Earl Falconer on Sept. 26, 1948, in Belvedede. They moved to Loyal in 1953, and farmed together for many years. Vada also worked her home for Karau’s Supermarket in Marshfield, and was a teacher;\’s aide for the Loyal Public School District until retiring for health reasons. In her spare time, Vada loved to read, crochet, collect dolls, listen to country music, and sing. She taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir, and helped with other church activities when ever possible. She also loved to travel to the western states, and especially to travel to Disneyworld in Florida and Branson, Mo. Vada cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her many friends. Until her health problems got bad, she loved going to the Senior Center and playing cards. Vada was always willing to help family and friends whenever needed. She was a member of the York Center United Methodist Church, the Sew-N-Sew Homemaker Club, and the Jolly Workers 4-H group.

Vada is survived by her two children, Elaine Falconer, Marshfield, and Larry (Kathy) Falconer, Marshfield; three grandchildren, Becki (Vern) Hanish, Marshfield, Jeffrey Falconer, Marshfield, and Heather (Joe) Eisner, Rib Lake; four great-grandchildren, Chantel (Mike) Johnson. Joey (Fiance Ashley Heier) Eisner; Brooke (Jade) Knowles, and her special great-grandson, Nicholas, Eisner; five great-great-grandchildren, Stacey, Alexandra, Austin, and Riley Johnson, and Mackenzey Knowles; two brothers, Harold (Marliss) Collinson, Curtiss and Leroy (Elna) Collinson, Neillsville; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl on Aug. 16, 2001; two brothers, George Collinson and Lloyd Collinson; two sisters, Florence Stage and Reva Streich; three sisters-in-law, Doris Collinson, Lois Collinson, and Doris Sheean; three brothers-in-law, John Sheean, Charles Hill, and Edward Streich; one niece, Mary Streich; and two nephews, Gary Stage and Greg Hill.

Memorials will be set by the family at a later date.

The family would like to especially thank the doctors and staff at Golden Living-three Oaks for the wonderful care Vada received.

Online condolences may be directed to www.cuddiefh.con.

Cuddie Funeral Home, Loyal, assisted the family with arrangements.



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