1:30 p.m., Friday, August 25 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel,
2:30 p.m., Friday, August 25 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel,
Audrey J. Ashley, 93, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Jim Falls, died Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Dove Healthcare - Rutledge Home under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice, with family at her side.
She was born August 18, 1924, in Chippewa Falls to William and Maurita (Pitsch) Dunn.
On May 23, 1942, she married David D. Ashley in Chippewa Falls. Shortly after, David was drafted into the U.S. Army. Audrey rode the train, sitting on her suitcase, out to California where she worked as a bookkeeper for an airplane factory while he fulfilled his military duties.
They returned to Jim Falls and Audrey worked as a bookkeeper for Chippewa Plastics and Northwestern Bank before she began working at St. Joseph's Hospital as a purchasing secretary, where she remained for over 30 years.
Audrey was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Jim Falls, and a long-time member of St. Agnes' Circle. She had been an ardent seamstress, and loved to knit and crochet.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; infant daughter, Suzanne; and brother, Eugene Dunn.
Audrey is survived by her sons, Steven (Beth) Ashley of Bloomer and Mark (Deb) of Jim Falls; daughter, Marianne (Randy) Missfeldt of the town of Lafayette; grandchildren, Lisa (Mike) Yakesh of Elk Mound, Karyn (Gary) Bearden of Chippewa Falls, Adam (Beth) Ashley of Chippewa Falls, Brian (Missie) Zwiefelhofer of Chippewa Falls, Aaron (Raena) Zwiefelhofer of Chippewa Falls, Amanda (Derek) Osborn of Jim Falls, Dylan (Ashley) Ashley of Jim Falls, and Seth (Amber) Halverson of Cameron; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m., Friday, August 25 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls with Deacon Dennis Rivers officiating. Visitation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls.
The family gives heart-felt thanks to each and every member of the staff at the Rutledge Home, that cared for her so lovingly for the past 3 years. Also, thank you to the St. Joseph's Hospice team that assisted her in her final days with dignity and peace.
Mom has been in dementia/alzheimer's prison for over 4 years. She truly is in a better place.