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Viola E. Filkins, 103

Viola Elizabeth Margaret Filkins, age 103, of Prescott, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Aug. 10, at Prescott Nursing & Rehab.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1913, in Clifton Township, Pierce County, Wis., to Edward and Louise (Frank) Hamman. On Dec. 19, 1936 she was united in marriage to Fredrick W. Filkins in St. Paul, Minn.

Family was a very important part of Viola's life and she enjoyed all the family gatherings. Besides being a homemaker, Viola was also a farm wife, which meant working the field with a horse team, and later driving a tractor. She also tended to the chickens and helped with the calves. Among her interests over the years were gardening, canning, baking pies, and playing cards. She was also very active in church circles.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fredrick; and four brothers.

Viola is survived by her two sons, Donald (LuAnn) Filkins and David (Diane) Filkins; her sister, Mildred Glaus; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Viola will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Prescott United Church of Christ, Prescott, WI. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 13, at the church and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday. Interment will be in Pine Glen Cemetery, Prescott, Wis.

OConnell-Benedict Family Funeral Homes & Trusted Cremation Provider of Prescott, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.

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