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In Memory of Annette DeWitte

Memorial Gathering

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday November 13, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Annette DeWitte, age 88, of Hudson, WI, passed away on Friday, October 29, 2021 at United Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

She was born on August 10, 1933 in Hudson, WI, to parents James and Bertha (Miller) Staberg. She graduated from Hudson High School and was married to Kenneth Richard DeWitte on August 29, 1953. Their marriage would be blessed with three children, Joan, Richard and Carol. Annette worked at the Hudson Memorial Hospital as an Assistant Dietitian for many years before accepting a position at 3M as a Human Resource Coordinator. Annette was active in a number of groups including the VFW Auxiliary, Girl Scouts, and worked the elections. She was known as an animal lover and for making the best lefse and deviled eggs. She loved to be outside in her garden and watching the birds. Annette also got to enjoy many travels with her husband Ken; they visited all 50 states and Canadian Provinces as well as took a cruise to Alaska. She was a talented quilter and knitter, making many afghan blankets and dolls clothing.

She will remain in the hearts of her children Dr. Joan Schumacher, Richard (Dawn) DeWitte, and Carol Haas; grandchildren Kristen (Josh) Peetz, Bryan (Emily) Schumacher, Lindsey (Heath) Mumm, Christopher (Corrina) DeWitte, and Ethan (Samantha) DeWitte; great grandchildren Cole, Adeline, Everly, Paisley, Clancy and Carly; brother James Staberg and other family members and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth, brother Fred Staberg, son in law Vern Haas, and her parents.

A memorial gathering for Annette will be on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, WI, from 1-3pm. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to your local humane association.

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    • Dear Family,
      And so the number of saints above is increased by one, leaving behind an empty space that will never be filled except through the gift of memory. We celebrate with you your beloved Annette’s life and the many lives she touched. We especially miss her in the mornings at Denny’s.

      May you miss her deeply, forgive her often, and always claim the best of her in you. Our sympathies, thoughts, and prayers remain with you in your grief even as you reflect on the promises of God to provide a reunion in heaven.

      Warm and cordial personal greetings, Liz and Dan Bruch

    • Dear family–
      Oh how I enjoyed my phone visits with Aunt Annette. I will miss them, and her, very much. She always took the time to talk with me, and to listen to me. She cared about what was going on in my life. She often entertained me with stories about her beautiful kitty Missy.
      I will miss her and all that her special generation had to share.
      May our LORD bless you with his comfort and peace.
      Mary Gwen, Denny, Elizabeth and Lucy the cat🌷