Obit: Van Dake, Daisy Amanda #2 (1910 - 2010)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt



Surnames: Eisenbacher, Fischbach, Hammer, Holcomb, Hugger, Jensen, Kunshier, Reid, Robinson, Stalberger, St. Martin, Swarr, Van Dake


----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, December 28, 2010, page 15


Van Dake, Daisy Amanda (Holcomb)(April 9, 1910 - December 25, 2010)


Daisy Van Dake, 100, of rural Curtiss, passed away Christmas Day, December 25, 2010 at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen, where she received excellent care in her last days of life.

Daisy Amanda Holcomb was born on April 9, 1910, on a farm near Pittsville, to Otis Holcomb and Sylvia (Reid) Holcomb.


She graduated from Pleasant Corners School and attended Wisconsin Rapids High School. In 1931, she married Louis Van Dake and they lived in Wisconsin and Minnesota. During the 1940’s and 1950’s, they owned a photograph business in Central Minnesota.

In 1971, they moved to a farm near Curtiss. Grandma Daisy, as she was known by her grandchildren, enjoyed gardening, flowers, caring for birds and animals, and was exceptionally talented in creating art work and floral arrangements. In recent years she was cared for by her son, Donno, at his home in the Wisconsin countryside she loved.

Daisy is lovingly survived by her son, Donno Van Dake, of rural Curtiss and her daughter, Darla St. Martin of Gaithersburg, Md.; six grandchildren, Donno Kunshier, Dena Kunshier, Dara (Jeff) Stalberger, Catherine (Steve) Hammer, Michelle (Scott) Fischbach, John St. Martin; nine great-grandchildren, Jeff (Katie) Stalberger, Ryan Stalberger, Christine Stalberger, Bryce Fischbach, Brianna Fischbach, Zach Kunshier, Alexander Hammer, Angela Hugger, Julia Hammer; two great great-grandchildren; Oliver Stalberger and Aaron Eisenbacher; and a sister, Velta Jensen of Wildomar, Calif.

Daisy was preceded in death by her husband Louis in 1989; a son, Louis Van Dake Jr. who died at birth; her parents; and two sisters, Olla (Earl) Robinson and Gladys Holcomb. 

Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, December 31, 2010, at Curtiss Alliance Church, 1106 North Meridian St. Curtiss, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Pastor Carl Swarr will officiate.

The Maurina Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.


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