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ASHWELL, Vilona L., age 94

Died: Thursday, June 4th, 2020

Services will be held in compliance with the Eau Claire City-County COVID-19 guidelines which limits the number of people.

Celebration of Life: 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 24, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Scott Johnson officiating

Visitation: family will receive friends one hour prior to service

Interment: Rest Haven Cemetery, Town of Washington, Wisconsin

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Vilona Louise Ashwell, age 94, formerly of Eau Claire and Mondovi, departed peacefully at home on Thursday, June 04, 2020 in Keaau, Hawaii.

Vilona was born June 24, 1925 in Eau Claire, WI to the late Aton & Elfa (Gueltzow) Zittel. She attended school in Eau Claire until the 8th grade. On November 16, 1946 she married William (Bud) Ashwell. To this union six sons were born. Throughout the years Vilona worked for Mondovi Hospital as Dietary Aide and then for Luther Hospital until her retirement.

She had wonderful faith. Vilona was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Eau Claire and after moving to Hawaii, she attended and became a member of Open Arms Metropolitan Church. She loved her faith. She loved to watch RFD tv for the old time Music, Playing cards or dice with friends. She was a great cook, baker, there was always something to eat at her house

She is survived by her sons, Roger (Lorna) of Eau Claire, LaVergne (Peggy) of NJ, Michael (Diane) of Mondovi, Steve (Sandy) of Mondovi, and Jerry (Mike) of Hawaii; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Vilona was preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Charles; daughter-in-law, Penny; parents-in-law, Raymond and Thelma Ashwell; great grandson, Brian; sisters, Mary Pehlke, Minnie Henning, Clara Grasham, and Mildred Frederickson.

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