Vione Theresa Densow, age 93 of New Richmond, WI and formerly of Milwaukee, WI, died Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Deerfield Gables in New Richmond. Vione was born the daughter of Clarence and Olga (Zirbel) Poehls on August 4, 1922 in Algoma, WI. She loved to swim in Lake Michigan and spent summers picking produce with her sisters and cousins on her grandfathers truck farm. She graduated valedictorian from Algoma High School with the class of 1940. Vione worked for US Plywood after high school. On September 8, 1951, she was married to Rutherford L. Densow at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Algoma. They moved to Milwaukee, WI where they raised their family. Vione worked as a cashier at Sears. She loved music, playing and singing in a band with her sisters and cousins, playing trombone in the school band, and singing in the choir at St. Paul’s. Vione was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed spending time with family, and was an avid reader. Vione was quiet, loving, and lived a life of Faith. She is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Olga Poehls; husband, Rutherford Densow; sisters, Margaret (Edward) Zastrow, La Verne (Norman) Hoffman, June (Gordon) Pelishek; and many cousins. Vione is survived by her daughter, Jaye (Mark) Hay; son, John Densow; granddaughters, Whitney (Timothy) Quast, Laurel Hay; great-grandson, Cole W. Quast; nieces and nephews, Sally Hastings, Daniel (Karen) Pelishek, Sue (Tim) Vanness; and many other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 12 noon at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Memorial visitation was also on Wednesday from 11 – 12 at the church. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery in Algoma, WI at a later date. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
Vionne was my great Aunt and a very sweet lady! I treasure my visits to Wisconsin when she my Grandma Margaret Zastrow and their sister June would all get together and laugh over old stories. She always sent me hand written cards and shared how things were. The 4 sisters sre together again! Precious memories!