Hazel Ann Riffle, 77, of Tomah died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She was born Feb. 6, 1940, to Oscar and Ruth (Rice) Anderson in Stoughton. She was united in marriage to Glen Riffle Aug. 7, 1961, in Ontario. He preceded her in death March 24, 2012. She worked at Fort McCoy for several years in housekeeping.

Hazel enjoyed making crafts and painting ceramics, fishing trips to Canada, and canoeing trips down the Kickapoo.

She had a impressive collection of wolves and dream catchers. She was an excellent cook and baker and will always be remembered for making her Norwegian cookies, the krumkake and rosettes. Special time was spent on family camping trips, where she would howl like a wolf at the moon. Hazel’s favorite place to be was with her family and she loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. They would affectionately call her Granny.

She enjoyed her life very much and loved everyone who was a part of it.

She is survived by her children, Terry (Belinda) Anderson of Dodgeville, Glen (Mary) Riffle of Tomah, Renee (Robert) Triggs of Tomah and Richard Riffle of Tomah; 15 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys (Marvin) Timms of Portage; many other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by parents.

A funeral service will be held at noon today, Feb. 9, at the Sonnenburg Family Funeral Home, 801 E. Monowau St. Pastor Ronald Tobin will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery, town of Tomah.

Relatives and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday. Online condolences may be sent to www.sonnenburgfamilyfh.com.


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