Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services Offering dignified services since 1919

Back to Obituaries

Audrey L. Feiler

Audrey L. Feiler

Audrey L. Feiler age 94, of Elmwood, passed away on Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Welcome Home Assisted Living in Elmwood, surrounded by her loving family.

Audrey was born June 18, 1926 in Salem Township, Pierce County.  She was the daughter of Walter and Florence (Walsingham) Campbell.  At the age of five, the family moved to Elmwood.  In 1940, the family moved to a farm near Menomonie, where Audrey attended three years of high school in Menomonie.  The family moved back to Elmwood and Audrey graduated from Elmwood High School in 1944.

In July of 1944, Audrey joined the U.S. Cadet Nurses Corps at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire where she graduated as a Registered Nurse.  Audrey married the love of her life, Stanley Feiler, on July 22, 1947 at the Elmwood United Methodist Church.  To this union four children were born.

Audrey did some private duty nursing, worked in the Elmwood Pharmacy and the Plum City Hospital.  In October of 1973 she started working at the Heritage of Elmwood Nursing Home where she worked for over nineteen years doing what she loved.

Audrey and Stanley spent seven years in the winter months in Texas and Florida.  She loved to sew, bowl, snowmobiling, traveling, dancing with Stanley, spending time at their cabin in Barnes and spending time their family.

Audrey is survived by her children, Scott (Debra) of Elmwood, Sandra Thompson of Spring Valley, Susan (Dan) Pelzel and Sheryl (Scott) Kendall, both of Elmwood; 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson; a step sister, Carol McNamara of Winchester, VA; brother-in-law, Larry Feiler of Menomonie, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Stanley in 2012; a son-in-law, Neil Thompson; her sister, Shirley (Floyd) Helgeson and a step brother, Robert (Elaine) Stein.

Due to Covid 19, Private family services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday February 6, 2021 at the Elmwood United Methodist with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating.  The Memorial services will be Livestreamed at: https://youtu.be/fH6m3qp10YM

Burial and a Celebration of Life for Audrey will be held at a later date.


  1. Jill (Baier) Bennwitz

    Feiler Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time of loss of your loving Mom, a special friendly caring lady. She shared many stories with Mom (Marlene Sabelko) and I at Welcome Home. I loved when she'd be walking the halls and take a break outside Mom's room to visit, she truly loved to share her family stories. Many special memories to help heal your saddened hearts. The residents will miss her daily smile & socializing. With Sincere Sympathy, Jill Bennwitz & Marlene (Baier) Sabelko

  2. Kyle Nelson

    Sorry for your loss Dan and Sue.

  3. Jenny Weber

    Audrey was a gift to the world and to everyone that had the pleasure of being in her presence. So very sorry for the absence you are feeling. But she will always be a part of everything you do in each and every day ????.

  4. Jill Claessens

    Dear Cousins,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Your Mother....Such an awesome Lady❣️
    She really lead a Wonderful Life, full of Love and pride for her family!
    I watched her funeral service today and so enjoyed listening to your stories and fond memories! She will be dearly missed!
    I’m looking forward to being able to gather in person to Celebrate her Life❣️
    Much Love,
    Jill & Dave

  5. Craig Feiler

    Dear Cousins and Loved Ones, I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Audrey and the warm loving home she provided you with. She was always quick to join any conversation and equally quick to laughter. Loved having conversation with her. Also, as a youngster growing up I thought she made the best scrambled eggs with just the right amount of milk. Also it seems like if Mom wasn’t home after school I would find her sitting at your kitchen table drinking coffee with Audrey and maybe even Aunt Phyllis, imagine that. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say she was such a positve and influential part of my childhood. I know I’m not alone in believing that. We have all been blessed to have had her as a part of our lives.

  6. Don and Donna Blegen

    Our sympathy to all of Audrey's family. It was always a joy to see and talk with Audrey. As so many have said, she was a spunky and special lady. She and Stanley raised a wonderful family!

  7. Janell Newcomb

    Susan & Dan - so sorry for your loss. She was a very special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Janell & Tom Newcomb

  8. Robyn Sebion

    Beautiful service today for a beautiful woman! Really loved hearing your stories about aunt Audrey. You all did a wonderful job!

  9. marge binkowski

    To all Audrey's family, It was a honor to work with Audrey for all those years. Excellent caring RN. She also had a lot of fun with us all. Sincere sympathy in your loss. Marge and Tony

  10. Nick and Sue(Wolf) Sperger

    So sorry for your loss. She was a nice lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. Roy and Julie Nees

    To my dear cousins,
    Your Mom was a very special lady. I think spunky is the perfect word to describe my Aunt Audrey!
    She sure lived a full and vibrant life!
    Losing someone we love is so extremely difficult, especially when it is one of our parents.
    However, I believe it will be all of your wonderful memories that will keep her alive as you move forward.
    I'm sure she is in heaven, dancing with the love of her life!!
    God bless,
    Julie and Roy

  12. Lois Hintzman

    Sorry to hear of your loss Scott my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

  13. Charleen M Kerg

    So sorry to hear that she is gone. She will be missed. Missed seeing her in church and not being able to visit at Welcome Home because of the Covid thing. Prayers for the family.

  14. Laurie Heit

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  15. Linda Skroch

    My dearest Aunt Audrey - Not having you in my life saddens me greatly. I will certainly miss you. Love and hugs to the entire Feiler family.
    - Linda (Lecheler) Skroch

  16. Bill & Maribeth Hartung

    We were so sorry to hear about Audrey. She was a special lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  17. jane lecheler

    My deepest sympathy to Audrey's Family..

  18. Judi M Stuart

    To the Feiler family,my deepest sympathy to the loss of your Mother.

    Judi Stuart

  19. Becky (Holt) Mintz

    Audrey was a beautiful, kind, caring lady.
    Her absence will be deeply felt. I am so very sorry for your family's loss. My sincere sympathy goes out to all of you. Becky Mintz

  20. Becky Colestock/Phil Littlefield

    So sorry to hear of your loss, she must have been an amazing woman! Our hearts will be with you as you send her off this weekend. Hugs!

  21. Jim Krause

    My condolences to Audrey's Family. She was a good person, and will be missed.

  22. Mary Jo {Fox} Coffey

    My sympathy to Audrey's family.

  23. Linda Weber

    Thoughts and prayers to the family of Audrey-

    Always so kind and thoughtful.

    Dan and Linda Weber

  24. Mary Rhiel

    Such fond memories of Sandy's mom when we were young. Audrey was always fun, kind and happy to see us. My sympathies to the family for your loss.

  25. Diann Holcomb

    May God comfort you an give you peace during the time of grief.

  26. Rodney & Rebecca Gilles

    Our condolences to the family. As a nurse at Heritage of Elmwood Audrey had the ability to maintain discipline while garnering respect, not fear nor dislike. Marge Binkowski once remarked, "She made me a better CNA". It is a testament to her uniqueness that upon her retirement (maybe a little early due to computerizing the nursing notes) the staff, led by Gail Helmer, organized a fun, very well attended retirement party at the Coachman in her honor. Nobody else in the organization has ever received such a great send-off.

  27. Ruby Wilkie

    Condolences to all of the Fieler Family. I so loved visiting her , especially when I was a child, there would always be a treat for us . Audrey was a wonderful , kind lady . I have so many fond memories of her .

  28. Mark and Randi

    Audrey was one of a kind.
    she will be missed. Share the stories, laugh and cry.
    Love to all.

  29. Mandy Phillips

    My deepest sympathy and heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to Audreys family and loved ones...
    She waa such a kind, gentle and amazing woman!!
    I will never forget growing up and all of the fun and wonderful birthday parties she had for Sheryl... Such great memories!!
    Hugs and love to you all...

  30. Jerry & Jayne Holt

    Our condolences-thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. Suzi Crownhart

    My sympathy to Audrey’s family.

View More Posts ( # )