Violet G. Wackershauser

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Violet G. Wackershauser, 87, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, at Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien. 

She was born Jan. 10, 1931, the daughter of George and Mamie Lewig. She attended school in the Wauzeka area and was a lifelong homemaker. Violet was married to Loren Koecke on Sept. 13, 1969, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Following Loren’s death in 2002, she married Virgil Wackershauser. Violet was an artist at heart and enjoyed quilting and gardening in her free time, and she loved to dance. 

Violet is survived by various members of her extended family and by many friends.

In addition to her parents, Violet was preceded in death by her husbands, Loren Koecke and Virgil Wackershauser.

Funeral services were held  Monday morning, Dec. 3, at the United Methodist Church in Prairie du Chien with Rev. Barbara Cook officiating. Private burial will be in the Bagley Cemetery at a later date. 

In lieu of plants and flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Prairie du Chien. 

The Martin Schwartz Funeral Home and Crematory of Bloomington is entrusted with her services. Online condolences may be left at

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