Sylvia Hougum

Obituary of Sylvia Marlene Hougum

Sylvia Marlene Hougum March 25, 1938 – October 25, 2020 Sylvia Marlene Hougum of Stratford, Wisconsin passed away on October 25, 2020 in Stevens Point. She was born March 25, 1938 in Marshfield, the daughter of Allie and Isabelle Heisler. She attended Marshfield High School. On September 20, 1958, she was united in marriage to Maurice Hougum and they resided at the Stratford residence, where together they operated a dairy farm. Sylvia was a hardworking farmer’s wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening and canning many fruits and vegetables. She was an avid stamp collector and a coin collector. She owned “Sylvia Ceramics” in Marshfield, where she enjoyed teaching the art of painting ceramics; her specialty was painting the eyes. She received many awards and ribbons for her ceramics at the Marshfield Fair. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Maurice Hougum; her five children, Larry Hougum of Milwaukee, Darrell (Crystal) Hougum of Marshfield, Kurt (Lynda) Hougum of Franklin, Maureen (Bruce) Erdmann of Greenfield and Ila (Daniel) Anderson of Washburn; her seven grandchildren, Heather (Kyle) Rakowski, Kelly Hougum, Cody (Ruthann) Erdmann, Cari (David) Sobczak, Cristin Erdmann, Devon Anderson and Natasha Anderson and her six great-grandchildren, Gage Rakowski, Charlotte, Colton and Hannah Erdmann, and Rielynn Sobczak. She is further survived by five step-grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Bruch, Jessie (Jenna) Shinn, Robby (Ren) Shinn, Adam Erdmann and Shelby Erdmann; seven step great-grandchildren, Lucy Bruch, Jordan and Jacob Shinn, Rayva and Rawson Shinn, Ethan and Shannon Erdmann; her siblings, Delores Mundt, Eugene (Clara) Heisler, LaVern (Virginia) Heisler, Shirley (Donald) King, Virgene Krueger, Patricia (Dennis) Weinstock and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Sylvia is predeceased by her parents, Allie and Isabelle Heisler. The Funeral to remember Sylvia will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Life Tributes Funeral Home in Spencer with Pastor Paul Vander Galien of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Stratford officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 AM until time of services. She will be laid to rest in McMillan Memorial Gardens in Marshfield following the funeral services. The honor of pallbearer belongs to Cody Erdmann, David Sobczak, Jonathan Maher, Devon Anderson, Kyle Rakowski and Robby Shinn. With the society today, please do the following: Hug the ones you love, during the times of “Covid”. PLEASE NOTE: A Personal Mask will be required to be worn and we need to maintain social distancing during the visitation at Life Tributes Funeral Home. Sylvia’s arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home-Spencer. Please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.
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Saturday
31
October

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Life Tributes Funeral Home
901 S. LaSalle St.
Spencer, Wisconsin, United States
Saturday
31
October

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Life Tributes Funeral Home
901 S. LaSalle St.
Spencer, Wisconsin, United States
Saturday
31
October

Committal Services

12:00 pm
Saturday, October 31, 2020
McMillan Memorial Gardens
M109 W McMillan Street
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States

Pallbearers

The honor of pallbearer belongs to Cody Erdmann, David Sobczak, Jonathan Maher, Devon Anderson, Kyle Rakowski and Robbie Shinn.
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