WOODSTOCK – Phyllis Jean O'Holleran-Newer, formerly of Richmond and Lake Geneva, Wis., died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Woodstock. |
Phyllis was born in Genoa City, Wis., on Sept. 28, 1923, the daughter of the late Charles and Alta Mae (Mountford) Yanke.
She was a graduate of Genoa City High School in 1941.
She married Daniel C. O'Holleran on Jan. 9, 1943, at St. Joseph Church in Richmond, and he died June 11, 1976. She married Eugene Newer on June 7, 1978, in Genoa City, and moved to Lake Geneva in 1985. He died Oct. 25, 2010.
She and Dan farmed in the Hebron area for 25 years. She loved to bake and raise a garden. She would sell her pickles to the factory and her sweet corn to stores in the area. She and Dan were instrumental in the formation of St. Joseph School in 1955. Following the fire at the farm in 1965, she and Dan moved to Richmond.
She was a former member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Young Couple's Club.
Phyllis is survived by a son, Dennis O'Holleran of Woodstock; two stepdaughters, Donna (Doug) George of Powers Lake, Wis., and Laurie (Mike) Cunningham of Richmond; and a brother, Bernie (Linda) Yanke of Burlington, Wis.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Beth O'Holleran; a sister, Velda Dahlke; four brothers Elmo, Darryl, Kenny and Gordon Yanke; and by two stepsons, Frank and David Newer.
The visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home, 10011 Main St., Richmond. The Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 10519 Main St., Richmond, with the Rev. Andrew Lewandowski officiating.
Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Richmond.
For information, call the funeral home at 815 678-7311 or visit www.ehornadams.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Feb. 16, 2013