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Anne Quella Sather, 85, died peacefully surrounded by her family Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017.

Anne was born to Joseph and Martha Quella Sept. 24, 1932, in Eau Claire. She grew up on Water Street and was proud of her roots.

After graduating from Eau Claire High School in 1950, Anne attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and received her B.A. in education in 1954. She began her teaching career in St. Paul, Minn., where she taught first grade for 38 years. By any measure, she was the first grade teacher any parent would hope to have for their child.

In 1958, Anne married the love of her life, Bill Sather. Together they raised their family on St. Paul’s East side. They spent wonderful summers on Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls where they later retired.

She was involved in many activities, devoting her time and passion to a variety of causes with a gracious heart and beautiful smile. She was proud to be a 50 year member of AAUW (St. Paul). Her other interests included PEO, Lady Elks and many wonderful bridge groups. Through the years, she served on several committees at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Eau Claire.

Anne is survived by her husband, Bill; their three children, Jane (Al) Mazorol, Willie (Diane) Sather and Sheldon (Anne) Sather; and grandchildren, Allen (Gina) Mazorol, Annie Mazorol, Billy Sather, Laura (Brad) Sather-Gunderson, Hannah Sather, Jackson Sather, Lilianne Sather, Larson Sather; and great-grandson, Benjamin Mazorol.

She is survived by siblings, Jean (Dick) Hazelton, Jim Husby (brother-in-law), Suzie Barthel, Caryn Quella (sister-in-law), Carl (Barb) Quella; and many very special nieces and nephews.

Anne is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Martha Quella; her sister, Gretchen; and brother, John.

P.S. There’s tons more… but she hated balloons.

Should friends and family desire, contributions can be sent in Anne’s name to First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway St., Eau Claire, Wis. 54703.

Memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway St., Eau Claire, Wis. 54703, with the Rev. Dr. Mark X. Pirazzini officiating. Visitation will take place at the church from 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, until the time of service. Private family committal services will take place at a later time in the First Congregational UCC Memorial Gardens.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire, Wis. 54701, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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