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Sara L. Witzel

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Sara L. Witzel

Marshfield - Sara Lu (Elliott) Witzel, 79, of Marshfield and formerly of Dodgeville and Spring Green died on October 6, 2018 at Marshfield Medical Center.

Sara was born on July 25, 1939 in Dodgeville to Earl W. Elliott and Anna Carol (Jentz) Elliott. She is survived by two daughters, Stephanie Lares of Mine Hill, N.J. and Andrea (Kelly) Gohman of Waconia, MN, and 5 grandchildren. She is further survived by her brother-in-law, Rick Witzel and sister-in-law, Carolyn Witzel, of Marshfield and their children Paul, Thomas and Holly, grandnephews and grandniece.

Sara met her future husband, Rev. Thomas F. Witzel while completing her nurses training at Madison General Hospital and the University of Wisconsin, Madison where her husband was also a student. They were married January 23, 1960. Sara practiced nursing in a variety of settings from hospitals to nursing homes, including cardiac care nursing and industrial nursing, as she and her husband served various Congregational Christian Church parishes around the country, including Spring Green and Lone Rock, WI, Bowling Green, OH, Chester and Randolph, NJ and Sun City, AZ. Sara and Tom retired to Marshfield in 2007.

Sara was involved in spinning groups and PEO after moving to Marshfield, and enjoyed a variety of art activities, including needle arts, oil and watercolor painting, spinning and weaving as well as antiques.

She was preceded in passing by her parents, a brother Francis who died in childhood, and her husband who passed away in November of 2015. A private memorial service will be planned at a later date.

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Oct. 10, 2018
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