WILMA E (Charles)LOPER (nee Binger)
Oregon, WI, formerly of Madison, Reedsburg and Lodi was born in Town of Berry, Black Earth in Dane County WI on Sept 11,1922. Died at the age of 89 on Jan 12, 2012 at Meriter Hospital Madison after a brief illness. Memorial service pending for spring when the lilacs bloom.
Wilma, child of Carl L Binger and Florence Janis Foye, married Charles Christian Loper of Lodi on Feb 14, 1944. They were married nearly 50 years. They raised five children: Karen E Loper (Fernando Lecuona) of Madison; Charlene L (Joseph)Southworth of North Prairie; Clara C Loper (Ted) Wagner; Martha F Cable of Mauston, and Ronald W Loper of Madison. They lived and worked on the family farm until moving to their dairy farm in Ironton, WI in 1972.
Wilma was proud of her family and always wanted the best for them. She received an 8th grade diploma from one-room Danz School Dist #3 Town of Berry, furthering her education with life experiences. She was a member of a Lodi Homemakers Club, was school clerk for Dist #5 Willington School while near Lodi, served as election clerk in both Dane and Sauk County, and was a 4-H leader mainly of sewing. A seamstress before marriage, she sewed most of her family's clothes for many years, enjoyed crochet, embroidery and needle arts, managed a large garden and its produce preservation, worked tirelesssly at farming successfully, and was well versed in herbal medicine. In later years devoured many word search puzzles, doted on her grandchildren and great grandchildren and always enjoyed her cats .
Predeceased her are husband Charles, daughter Clara, son-in-law Ted Wagner, dear sister-in-law Irma, cousin Delores, many cherished relatives and friends, and special kitty, Angel.
She will be greatly missed by her children, as well as grandchildren and great grandchildren as follows: Rebecca L(Eugene "Bud") Rose, their children Lars, Tyrus, and Davin of Neillsville WI; Clem G(Leah) Samson-Samuel, their children Leo and Corrine of Madison WI; Charles W Southworth of Boston MA; and Jonathan("JC") C Netzel of Mauston WI. She will also be missed by innumerable friends and family she loved seeing at gatherings and picnics.
Interment will be Oak Hill Cemetery, Black Earth. Thank you to staff at Oregon Manor and Meriter Hospital Madison, and her doctors for her care. Per her request, memorials in her name may be directed to the Humane Society, Red Cross, or Habitat for Humanity. Contact immediate family member for more information.
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A person I loved to talk to. So sorry she passed away.
I am sorry she has passed away as I would talk to her every day at the Oregon Manor when I was there, or look for her when I would go back to visit. We had some good times together just talking. She was a lovely lady. In case her family does not remember me I am the person who would have them take care of her hair when she needed a permanent. I will miss her.