Marie C. Wilhelm, 56, of Caledonia, died peacefully with her family surrounding her on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, LaCrosse.
Marie was born January 12, 1954 in Caledonia to Joseph and Cecelia (Bruening) Becker. She married Eugene Wilhelm November 3, 1973 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Caledonia. She was a daycare provider for 25 years and was a member of and on the board of the Houston County Licensed Childcare Providers Association. She received Houston County Daycare Provider of the year award in 2003. Marie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and her horses. She also enjoyed making rag rugs and was a member of St. Mary's Church, Caledonia.
She is survived by her husband, Eugene of Caledonia; 3 daughters, Shannon (Lee) Amundson of Chatfield, MN, Cassie (fiance, Jesse Rauk) of Spring Grove, MN, and Stacy Wilhelm of Lanesboro, MN; 2 grandchildren, Hailey and Isaac; 7 sisters and brothers, Bernadette (Richard) Reinhart of Brownsville, Colette O'Heron of Caledonia, Stephen (Vicki) Becker of East Pueblo, CO, Loretta (Dean) Bartelson of Caledonia, Annette (Al) Christian of Trempealeau, WI, Jeanine (Kim Auna) of Spring Grove, MN and Joe Becker of Brownsville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, July 21, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 431 S. Pine St. Caledonia. Father Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Union Ridge Cemetery, Caledonia. Friends may call from 4 to 8 pm, Tuesday, at Holy Family Hall, next to the church, where a prayer service will be at 7:30 pm Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the church on Wed. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. McCormick Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
She was preceded in death by a son Jesse, her parents, a niece Allee, and brother in law, Bob O'Heron.