Emma A. Blanchard
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Emma A. Blanchard, age 94, formerly of Nekoosa, died Saturday August 10, 2013 at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center in Antigo.
A memorial visitation will be held from 2:00 - 3:30 PM on Monday August 26, 2013 at Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home in Nekoosa. A prayer service will follow at 3:30 PM with Rev. Timothy Miller, pastor of the Nekoosa United Church of Christ officiating. Burial services will be private at Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa.
Emma was born February 4, 1919 in Nekoosa to Henry and Emma (Jacobs) Houston. She married Joseph Blanchard on April 25, 1936 in Nekoosa. He died June 1, 2010. Emma was a longtime member of the Nekoosa United Church of Christ and the UCC Women United. Her interests included handicrafts, reading, music, traveling and attending family events.
She is survived by one son Joseph Jr. (Mary) Blanchard of Antigo; daughter in law Sandy Blanchard of Mosinee; two grandchildren Scott (Annette) Blanchard and Julie (Gary) Pasholk; two step-grandchildren Benjamin (Staci) Schroeder and Jeremy Schroeder;
four great grandchildren Claire Blanchard, Carter Blanchard, Matthew Schroeder and
Marissa Schroeder; and one sister Blanche Gildenzoph of Nekoosa
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, son Henry Blanchard, six sisters and four brothers.
Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home
615 1st Street Nekoosa, WI 54457
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Aug. 21, 2013