Violet A. Bischoff


Violet Alice Bischoff, 96, a resident at Walter Schmidt Assisted Living in Prairie du Chien, Wis., died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

A private family service will take place at a later date.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, Wis., were in charge of arrangements. 

Violet was born on Aug. 18, 1917, in Bagley, Wis., to Verdie and Amelia “Millie” (Cathman) Clark. Violet was united in marriage with Ervin Bischoff on Aug. 17, 1940, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dubuque.  

Violet, together with her husband Ervin, were dairy farmers in the Bloomington area and later bought a farm in the Prairie du Chien area. They farmed for 30 years and retired in 1976. Ervin passed away Aug. 23, 2001. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairie du Chien.  Violet enjoyed writing letters, playing cards, raising chickens, flowers and gardening. She especially liked to go to bingo and visit friends and family in Bagley with her good friend, George Kahler.   Most of all, Violet loved visits from her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Violet is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Joseph) Stankus of Prairie du Chien; sister, Birdie (Edward) Meng of Bagley, Wis.; brother, Harold (Myrna) Clark, Mount Hope, Wis.; three grandchildren, Shelly (Michael) Stremkowski of Stevens Point, Wis., Pamela (Jon) Dibble of Milton, Wis. and Patrick (Jolyn) Stankus of Milton, Wis.; nine great-grandchildren, Jake and Nick Stremkowski, Ryan Roherty, Riley Dibble, Kaylynn, Cora, Chaynce, Keygan and Danyka Stankus; two great-great-grandchildren, Lexi Bower and Brantley Swan; two sisters-in-law, Ella Bischoff of Sheboygan, Wis., and Jeannette Bischoff of Strawberry Point; special friends, Marlene Check and family, George and Janet Kahler of Prairie du Chien and many relatives in the Bagley and Prairie du Chien areas as well as in Iowa.   

Violet was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin; parents; brothers, Alva, Ralph, Ora and Eugene; sisters, Mabel Ward, Nina Kasparek and Thelma Clark.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Walter Schmidt Assisted Living Center located at 424 North Beaumont Road or St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church Bingo Organization.

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