Sally A. Prill, age 75, passed away at her home in Bloomer on Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
She was born on November 28, 1938 to Harry and Mabel (Erickson) Mittlesdorf in Chippewa Falls. She grew up in Colfax, WI where her family resided until the tornado destroyed the family farm in 1958. Sally met Lee Prill and spent many evenings dancing at the Pines Ballroom. They married on January 31, 1959 and were blessed with 55 years together. They farmed on the Prill homestead, where they raised three sons. Sally was the driving force behind the success of the farm and was proud of the life she and Lee created. She spent many happy hours working outside and doing farm work, tending the animals and picking rocks to use in landscape projects.
Sally was a member of St John’s Lutheran Church in Bloomer. She was an expert seamstress and crocheted many afghans and baby blankets over the years. Reading, gardening and canning were favorite pastimes. She was also an excellent cook. A family gathering would not be complete without a big bowl of her famous potato salad. A fresh pot of coffee and good conversation welcomed all visitors to her home.
The highlight of Sally’s life was her eight grandchildren. She relished the role of grandmother and spoiled each and every one. She shared in their lives and kept up with all their accomplishments and activities, in addition to lending a supportive ear when needed. She had a special knack with connecting with each one and letting them know how much they were loved.
Sally will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her husband Lee; children: Kevin (Mary) of Barron, Donald (Lisa) of Bloomer, and Todd (Ellen) of Chippewa Falls; grandchildren: Nicholas and Sarah; Derek, Jacob, Aaron, and Elijah; Allison and Collin; siblings: David Mittlesdorf of Hawyard, Irene Cook of Elk Mound, Jean Christiansen of Seeley, Harriet Gobler of Hayward; sisters-in-law: Lois Fehr of Bloomer and Connie Prill of San Antonio.
She is preceded in death by her parents: Harry and Mabel; siblings: Emery and Larry Mittlesdorf, Marion Whight; brothers-in-law: Larry Whight, Ervin Christiansen, Bill Cook, Glenn Prill, Derek Stevens and Raymond Fehr.
The family would like to thank Mayo Clinic Hospice for their care and support, enabling Sally to spend her final days at home with her family. A private celebration of Sally’s life will be held and interment will be in the Auburn Cemetery. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com