Obituary for Marcella Emma Weiker

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Marcella Emma (Servais) Weiker, 86, of La Crosse, left our earthly embrace on Monday, May 13, 2019, surrounded by her family. Marcella was known for her delicious homemade treats; family favorites were her bread, cinnamon rolls, and oatmeal caramel bars; her beautifully crocheted afghans and dishcloths; and her love of jigsaw puzzles.
She was born on January 24, 1933, to George and Ida (Kreibich) Servais in Middle Ridge, Wisconsin. The eldest of fourteen, Marce helped her mother and father on the farm with chores and several siblings.
On April 10, 1951, she married the love of her life, Jerome Weiker. They lived on the Weiker homestead near St. Joseph’s Ridge raising their twelve children. In 1978, they moved to La Crosse, Wisconsin, working at Valley Farm Supply, which later became Farm and Fleet, for 15 years. She enjoyed traveling with Jerome, fishing, playing cards, crocheting, working jigsaw puzzles, but mostly cherished family gatherings.
She will be dearly missed by her twelve children: Joan (Tim) Wood; Bernadette (Dennis) Olson; Sandi (Randy) Osgood; James (Sharon) Weiker; Karen (David) Elliott; Steven (Laura) Weiker; Rose (Jon) Dahle; Cindy (Tony) Wheeler; Connie (Quincy) Thurin; Lori Bendel (Dan); Jeffrey (Kathleen) Weiker; and Amy (Troy) Garbers.
She is survived by her 30 beautiful grandchildren: Tina (Chad) Doering, Christopher (Laura) Bahr, Heidi (Julio) Bird; Jay (Renee) Weber, Amanda (Tony) Nied; Tait (Aimee) Osgood, Angela (Dax) Connely, Jessica (Anthony Benzen) Osgood; Andrew (Karin) Weiker, Jordan Weiker; Katie (Seth) Christianson, Ryan (Kristen) Elliott; Jason (Jadi Peckham) Weiker, Joshua (Jennifer) Weiker; Derek Hehn, Cameron (Paxton Malecha) Hehn; Justin Weiker, Ashley (Paul) Weiker, Amber (Jeremy) Breidel, Tyler (Britney) Weiker; Danielle Thurin, Zach (Mindy) Thurin; Nicole (Kurt) Oswald, Morgan Bendel, Brandon Bendel; Jacob Weiker, Allison Weiker; and Alexandra (John) Frawley, Anna Garbers, Madison Garbers. She is also survived by her 49 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Marcella is further survived by six sisters, Betty Althoff, Loretta Nockles, Arlene (Roger) Young, Jeanne (Al) Hammes, Delores (Ray) Spies, and Diane (Larry) Silha; four brothers, Cletus (Bonnie), George Jr. (Jean), Clarence, and Stanley; and sister-in-law Shirley Servais.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jerome; her parents George and Ida (Kreibich) Servais; mother and father in-law, John and Emma (Klug) Weiker; sister Carolyn Whalen; brothers Arnold and Leo; brothers-in-law Leo Althoff, Leo Whalen, and Jack Nockles; son-in-law Don Bahr; grandson Michael Peterson; and great-granddaughter Jazmyn Hanson-Weiker.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, May 18, at Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 2006 Weston Street, La Crosse. The Reverend Brian Konopa will officiate. Family and friends may call at the church from 9-10:30 AM.
Dickinson Family Funeral Home will be assisting the family. The family would like to thank the Hillview Terrace Assisted Living Home and Mayo Clinic Hospice for all their care and compassion.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.dickinsonfuneralhomes.com .