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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4


“Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart” ~Edmund Burke

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"The creatures that inhabit this earth - be they human beings or animals - are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world." ~The Dahli Lama

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“Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.” ~Victor Hugo

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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell


Phyllis Ashton, 91 of Weston, passed away in her home on Friday, January 12, 2018.

Survivors include her three children, Lynn (Bill) Spindler, Greg (Deb) Ashton, and Sue (Tom) Stefonik; eight grandchildren, Lisa (Shawn) Thomas and Amy (Erik) Evenson, Naomi (Sasha) Wisnewski, Natasha (CJ) Nichols, and Mikela Zuelsdorff, Trescha Kay (Charlie Giese), Brandon (Suki) Purdeu, Casie (Joseph) Wilcox; and four great grandchildren, Megan Nguyen, Ashton and Tanner Wilcox, and Navi Purdeu. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ashton in 1995.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, 503 Schmidt Ave., Rothschild, WI. Rev. Rich Block will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Interment will be held at Cemetery of the Pines in Boulder Junction, WI at a later date.

Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. Jim Seefeldt

    01/13/2018 at 8:15 am

    Greg…..The seasons come & the seasons go, but memories live on forever. So sorry about your loss Greg……….

  2. Gary Mason

    01/13/2018 at 8:15 am

    My condolences to you and your family