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Blanche Ausen 12/30/2022

Blanche E. Ausen, age 94, of Star Prairie passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2022 at the Amery Hospital.  She was born April 14, 1928 the daughter of Edwin and Louise (Kluss) Everson on the family farm in the Town of Alden, Wisconsin. Blanche worked at the Strand Ski Company, a nanny for Cashman and did seasonal work at Friday Canning.  On September 20, 1952, she married the love of her life, Neil Ausen.  The couple was blessed with 4 sons and 2 daughters.  Blanche was widowed in 1972.  Following Neil’s death, she continued to help her sons farm and in retirement she cooked at meal sites. She was known for her cooking and cake decorating, she made all of her children’s wedding cakes, as well as in recent years she embroidered many beautiful projects and spent time reading.  Blanche was an active member at East Immanuel Lutheran Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Louise Everson; husband, Neil Ausen; siblings, Anna (Lawrence) Johnson, Gladys (George) Heichel, Merlin (Mary Lou) Everson, George (Patsy) Everson, Irving Everson, Art (Edith) Everson, Lester Everson, Ruby Luehman; in-laws, Ole and Alice Ausen; and son-in-law, Kelvin Johnson.  Blanche is survived by her children, Wayne (Paula) Ausen, Scott (Cathy) Ausen, Barb Johnson, Merle (Nancy) Ausen, Beth Mondor, Barry (Becky) Ausen; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren; brother, Floyd (Judy) Everson; and brother-in-law, Orvin Luehman.  A funeral service was held on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 at 11:00 am at East Immanuel Lutheran Church (207 120th St.) Amery.  Visitation was held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 from 4-7 pm with Order of Eastern Star service beginning at 7:00 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) New Richmond. Visitation was also pn Wednesday from 10-11 am at the church.  Interment was in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie.  Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Elaine Anderson Posted January 1, 2023 11:35 am

    Thinking of You Beth and. Barry and your families.Always enjoyed talking to your Mom when I’d see her. Such a special person.

  • Lori Thompson Posted January 1, 2023 1:57 pm

    What a lovely lady Blanche was. I do so remember her well from Jobs Daughters times in New Richmond years ago (many years!!), and occasionally OES involvement. I’m so very sorry for your significant and sad loss.

  • Lori Thompson Posted January 1, 2023 2:00 pm

    I did put a comment on here, but it hasn’t shown up. I just wanted to say that I well remember your mom and what a lovely lady she was. What a wonderful example I’m sure she was to her children and all who knew her. I’m so very sorry for your loss.. Her kind don’t come along all that often.

  • Jim & Elaine Hines Posted January 1, 2023 2:09 pm

    Thoughts & prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • Bob Luhman Posted January 1, 2023 2:33 pm

    Blanche will be missed from our church family. May God be with you and your family during this time.

  • Brenda & Carl Gaulke Posted January 1, 2023 9:29 pm

    A shining star and gem! Blanche was indeed a dear sweet Star and will be missed by many. Sympathy to all of her family.

  • Missy and Warren Irle Posted January 3, 2023 12:48 pm

    Blanche will ne missed by all who knew her.
    She also made the best lefse ever! So sorry for our loss, blessings to the family.

  • Jo & Ed Everson Posted January 3, 2023 2:33 pm

    That rememberance of Blanche was amazing. It was an honor to see Blanche and her family throughout the years. Thank you for sharing it with us. Family and faith were her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Lori Brooks Posted January 3, 2023 9:08 pm

    I worked with Blanche for many years at Peace Lutheran church. We did meals on wheels. She was a fantastic cook and was famous for her liver and onions and fruit soup! Actually anything she cooked she was famous for! We talked a lot about our families and she loved you all dearly and was proud of each and everyone of you. I have a memory of her I wanted to share. She came to work one day and told me she was concerned about her apple trees. She said they weren’t blossoming as they should. Well I had just read where if you take a rolled up newspaper and beat the trunks with iit you can stimulate the tree. So she went home to do just that. Next day at work she said to me “ thanks a lot Lori!” my son thinks I flipped my lid!” Apparently she was out beating her trees with a rolled up newspaper when one of her sons stopped by! She will be missed and never forgotten.

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