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Arvilla A Caturia

Arvilla A Caturia

Arvilla A. Caturia, age 82 of Arkansaw, died peacefully Sunday, May 12, 2019 at her home in Arkansaw.

Arvilla was born on February 26, 1937 to Frank and Pauline (Bauer) Bauer. Arvilla grew up in the Mondovi area and attended Mondovi country schools. She met the love of her life, Fred Caturia in June of 1956 and they were married on February 12, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Mondovi. After marriage, they lived in the Arkansaw area, where they raised their family and she remained the rest of her life. Arvilla helped on the family farm, worked at canning factory in Mondovi, Huntsingers in Eau Claire and babysat for many grandchildren. 

Arvilla enjoyed baking, cooking, flowers, dancing, playing cards and dancing in the barn to polka music while milking cows. She also liked spending time in her flower gardens and canning all the produce from her big gardens. Most of all, Arvilla loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Arvilla is survived by her husband of 61 years; Fred, children; Monica (Kevin) Schack of Webb Lake, Gene (Laura) of Exeland, Marjorie (Dan) Biesterveld of Arkansaw, Theresa Caturia-Kriesel of Cochrane, Gina (Glenn) Hayden of Akransaw, Kenneth (Tammy) of Durand and Joseph (Tammy) of Arkansaw, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, two brothers; Merlin (Dorie) of Trempeleau and Eugene (Lorraine) of Janesville, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, son; Patrick, five brothers; Lawrence Bauer, Melvin Bauer, LaVerne Bauer, Hubert Bauer and Frank Bauer Jr and four sisters; Lorena Becker, Eleanore Wright, Lydia McManimon and Arlene Weber.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30AM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw with Rev. Joseph Okine-Quartey officiating. Burial will be in the Arkansaw French Cemetery in Arkansaw. Visitation will be 4:00PM-8:00PM Friday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Durand and one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Brenda and Ron Herman

    The family is in our thoughts during this time. Hold onto all your precious memories and k how that Aunt Arvilla is with many loveds ones.

  2. Scott Perry

    Uncle Fred and family, my condolences for your loss. I remember Aunt Arvilla from my youth as a strong spoken women who did not mince words. She will be missed.

  3. Rene King

    Aunt Margie I am so so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My heart goes out to you and the rest of your family. Please remember she's looking down on all of yous and always be your guardian angel. Love Rene ????????

  4. Laurie (Stafford) & Larry Niemi

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you reminisce and celebrate your Mother’s remarkable life.

  5. Lois Myers Charen

    Fred and family, so sorry fo your loss. Arvilla is no longer in pain. ????????

  6. Joe and Jan Drier

    Sending our Sympathy and Prayers to the Family!

  7. Dave Weber

    My condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss.

  8. thomas biles

    sorry to hear of your loss. we will be out of town day of funeral

  9. Kathy Lieffring

    Thoughts & prayers Fred & family! She certainly loved her family. Keep the memories close to your heart.

  10. Terri Jo and Dennis Hartung

    So sorry to hear the passing of your Mom. Cherish your memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  11. Donna Karshbaum

    God Bless you All, Arvilla was a Beautifu Person !z

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  13. Jim and Mary Joslin

    Sending our love and prayers on your loss.

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