Obit: Cooley, Violet B. (1918 - 2017)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Brings, Burke, Cooley, Hernickle, Hogan, Klonowski-Cooley, Koch, Lewellen, Mohr, Session, Shealey, Wellner, Winch

----Source: The Plombon Funeral Home (Stanley, WI) 11/22/2017

Cooley, Violet B. “Toots” (Koch) (31 AUG 1918 - 20 NOV 2017)

Violet B. “Toots” Cooley, 99 of Stanley, died peacefully at home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice on Monday, November 20, 2017.

She was born to the late Emil and Lillie (Winch) Koch on August 31, 1918 in Skime, Minnesota where her parents had homesteaded. Her family moved to this area and bought the Wilson Cheese Factory and store.

Living south of Boyd she met and married Edwin Cooley on October 13, 1937. The couple settled on a farm south of Stanley in 1942 and lived there since.

She enjoyed the farm life and her vegetable and flower gardens were her pride and joy. Toots also enjoyed watching the birds, bees and nature in general.

Violet is survived by her children, Richard (Lorraine) Cooley of Stanley, Lois (Jim) Wellner of Boyd, Janice (Ray) Shealey of Plymouth, Douglas (Lori Klonowski-Cooley) Cooley and Allen Cooley both of Stanley, 8 grandchildren, David Cooley, Betty (Cal) Session, Patty Burke, Gordon (Betty) and Robert (Michelle) Wellner, Sheri (Scott) Hernickle, Tammie Brings and Robin (Tim) Hogan, 15 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren, two brothers, Harvey Koch of Ladysmith and Laverne “Hooky” Koch of Oxford and one sister, Joyce (Skip) Lewellen of Stanley.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Edwin (2005) and two brothers, Dewey and Marvin Koch.

A funeral service will be at 11:30 AM on Friday, November 24, 2017 at the Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley with Rev. Steve Mohr officiating.

Burial will follow in Edson Union Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday morning from 10AM until time of service.



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