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Eileen M. Hoton, 91, of Colfax, WI, died on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Colfax Nursing Home.

Eileen was born on September 21, 1922, in Altoona, WI, to Walter and Olive (Stillman) Willman.

Eileen was preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. Hoton; and brothers, Daud, John and Albert Willman. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Darwin) Hansen of Minneapolis, MN, Gene (Barb) Hoton of Kansas, MO, Judith (Charles) Pippenger of Colfax, WI, Mary (Gerald) Steinke of Napa, CA, and Bob (Carol) Hoton of Stanton, CA; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; brother, Tom Willman of Vancouver, WA; and sisters, Jerrie Walker of Vancouver, WA and Nila Ebert of Mosinee, WI.

Eileen and her late husband, Robert, operated the Hoton’s Bakery in Colfax for 21 years. In 1976, they moved to Napa, CA, where she resided until the fall of 2012, when failing health required nursing home care. Eileen then returned to Wisconsin and became a resident of the Colfax Nursing Home. We will miss her presence and will forever savor our memories.

Interment will be with her husband, Robert in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, CA.

Sampson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To express condolences online, please visit