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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. Tom and Elaine Spees

    01/13/2018 at 8:15 am

    Phyllis was our neighbor for several years on Edward Avenue. She was a lovely person and
    a good neighbor. We really missed her when she moved. So sorry for your loss.
    She will be another bright star in the heavens.

  2. Terri Markstrum

    01/13/2018 at 8:15 am

    Sending condolences to the family of Phyllis!! My name is Terri Markstrum, and my aunt Leona Zell was a friend of Phyllis at Renaissance Assisted Living. My aunt met Phyllis when they were at Rennes rehabbing from falls. We loved her smile and always a comment or thought on any current situation. My aunt will miss seeing Phyllis and the daily conversations they had. Sending prayers and good wishes to all of you – she was a great lady!!

  3. 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……….

  4. Gary Mason

    01/13/2018 at 8:15 am

    My condolences to you and your family