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Delores M. Fedie

Delores M. Fedie

Delores M. Fedie age 89 of Menomonie, passed away on Sunday September 13, 2020 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.

Delores was born at home in the big Arkansaw Valley, April 12, 1931, rural Arkansas, WI.  She was the daughter of Paul and Hazel (Martin) Caturia and grew up on the family farm.  Delores graduated from Arkansaw High School.  She met her husband Gerald “ Jerry” at a dance at Lima and they married May 6, 1952 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw where she had also been baptized and confirmed.  After marriage they lived a short time in Arkansaw before moving to rural Durand where they made a home and raised their family of nine children.  In later years, they made their home in the Wheeler area and in 2008 they moved to Menomonie where she has remained the rest of her life.

Delores' love of family and strong faith were modeled through her daily activities.  She taught religious education, assisted leaders with 4H activities, was a church volunteer, member of the prayer chain and distributed communion to the homebound.   Spending time with family was a highlight of her life.  She found great fulfillment when her children would come home and she enjoyed the shenanigans of family fun. Her grandchildren were a special treasure to her and she enjoyed finding ways to make them feel special. She took interest in learning about what her family was doing, providing guidance and laughter along the way. Family was the love of her life. 

Delores is survived by nine children: Steve (Bonnie)- Trevor; of Holmen; Greg of Durand; Marge (Tim) Shoger-Paul and Christian, of Buffalo, MN; Dan (Bill Fowler) of Louisville, KY; Diane (Andrea Hrusovsky) of Leadville, CO; Gene (Donna)-Chris & Andrew, of Oshkosh; Jerry Jr. (Denise)-Ashley & Nicole, of Chanhassen, MN; Susan (Terry) Pronschinske-Kiley, Kory(son Charlie), Kayla, & Kody, of Fountain City; Carol (Dave) O’Mara- Bailey & Hannah, of Onalaska; a brother Bernard “Bud” Caturia of North Tonawanda, NY; a sister Darlene (Arnie) Bauer of Durand, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Jerry in 2011, her parents, a brother, Bill Caturia, a sister, Peggy Seipel, a sister-in-law Charlotte Caturia, a niece, Linda Seipel, and a nephew, Paul Caturia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made for breast cancer research to Gundersen Steppin Out in Pink, La Crosse, WI www.steppinoutinpink.org ;  St Joseph Catholic, Menomonie, WI Churchhttps://www.menomoniecatholic.org/.

Private family services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie.  Burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM Friday September 18, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie.


  1. Janet Peterson

    Your mother was a delight to care for, always pleasant and thankful for the staff that cared for her. Nice to have met such a special person. Sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Janet Peterson RN

  2. Lois Sipple

    Delores came to my house several times with Chuck Ausman on the bus from the Neighbors. She always had the most beautiful smile and was so sweet and pleasant. I haven't been able to see her now since March. I went to the Neighbors almost every Sunday to see "my people" and she was one of my special ones. Love and prayers to the family.

  3. Paul R Kinsella

    What a beautiful tribute written for your mother! Sounds like a wonderful family to be a part of. Much love sent your way Jerry, Denise and family.

  4. Joanne (Berger) Gonitzke

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Delores was a lovely lady in so many ways. I used to babysit many of the kids and have fond memories of living next door to you on the farm. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

  5. Ron Fowler

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family we are so sorry for your loss

  6. Kim Fillmore

    Though I never got to meet your Mom, I know so many wonderful memories will warm you and your family's hearts forever. Much love to you all. You and Bill and your family are in my thoughts. Sending much love and strength to you at such a sad time. Xox

  7. Cheryl Allen

    Though words can do little, I hope my thoughts and prayers will support you at this time.

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