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Ella Emilie Bischoff, formerly of Altamont, passed away peacefully at 3 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2017, at St. Francis Nursing Facility, St. Cloud, Wisconsin, where she made her residence for the last few years.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, with the Rev. Theodore Gall officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Church cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the St. Agnesian Hospice or the Winnebago Christian Academy forward in building fund trust. Online condolences may be expressed at www.kullfuneralhome.com.
Ella was born one of four siblings into the Christian family of Charles and Louise Schroeder-Campe. She began her long life on March 2, 1928, at the family farm in Jackson Township, near Altamont. Besides being a helpmate for her husband, the former Rev. Lester Bischoff, she also served as a part time nurse's aid. She was married to Lester L. Bischoff Sr. in the Zion Lutheran Church by the Rev. Karl Weinrich on Dec. 10, 1950. Lester preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2004.
She is survived by her three sons, Lester L. (wife Joan) Bischoff Jr. of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, John (wife Karin) Bischoff of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Orville Bischoff and Denise of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; daughters, Marilyn Theel of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Nancy (husband, Jess) Nack of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and Karla (husband, Keith) Kiehnau of St. Cloud, Wisconsin; and sister, Alma Hamrick of Effingham.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Otto Campe and infant son Campe; and son-in-law, Glenn Theel.
Published on July 17, 2017
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