Wilma Danforth

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Danforth, Wilma

Wilma L. Danforth (Biscuit), 83 years old, born February 24, 1931. Our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, auntie, and friend went to heaven to be with her husband John on Saturday morning May 3, 2014.

Wilma and her sister Arlene attended Green Bay East High School and they graduated in 1952. Wilma married in June of 1953. She was an active member at the Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Oneida until 2000, when health problems kept her from attending. Deacon Edmund and Deacon Debbie would then visit her to give her communion.

Wilma loved to play cribbage with her sons, grandsons, daughter-in-law, and whoever stopped by to challenge her. She loved watching Packers games, and NASCAR, and really, really loved going to bingo or the casino with anyone who invited her. She even spent one of her last days having fun at the casino with her sister.

Wilma is survived by her children: Curtis (Carla) Danforth, Diane (Michael) Doxtator, Kathleen (Bob Brown) Danforth, and Joseph (Geraldine) Danforth; sister Arlene Summers; sister/cousin Sandra (Don) Charnon; brother Richard Dodge (Skenandore); brother-in-law Hugh Danforth; sister-in-law Ellen (Vern) Martin; grandchildren: Curtis (Angela), Jessica (Tony), Tawny (Joshua), Dominique, Desiree, Allan, Lyle (Schuyler), Winslow (Kama), John, and Jayne (Joshua); great grandchildren: Whitney, CJ, Sydney, Brandon, Marissa, Zoe, Rebecca, Marie, Myah, Terrence, Desmond, Anthony, Adrianna, and Nyah; and many nieces and nephews that loved Auntie Wilma.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband John; her parents Harry and Helen Skenandore; brothers: Harding, Long Tom, and Carl; sister Jean King; granddaughter Cassie Rae; and great grandson Drew Matthew.

Family and friends may visit on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at RYAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 305 N. Tenth St, De Pere. Oneida Hymn Singers at 6:30 pm and prayer service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 from 9:00 to 10:00 am at the funeral home The funeral procession will leave for church at 10:10 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church, Freedom Road, Oneida. Burial will follow in church cemetery. Please visit ww.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the Danforth family.

Special thanks to Davita Titletown Dialysis Staff who took care of Mom every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, to St. Vincent Hospital 9th floor nurses, CNA's, and respiratory care who were so kind and gentle to our mother in her short stay with them, and to Unity Hospice who made it possible to bring Mom home, where she wanted to be.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory
305 North Tenth Street De Pere, WI 54115
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Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on May 5, 2014
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