Ella M. Waterhouse, 88, passed away unexpectedly on March 21, 2021 in Chetek, Wis.
She was born on July 3, 1932, in Illinois to William and Alice (Kjellesvik) Butterfield. She married John Waterhouse on Sept. 21, 1951, in Pine City, Minn. Ella worked as a domestic engineer, taking care of John, her family and the family farm. She enjoyed going to breakfast, playing cards and crafting, but family was always the most important thing to Ella, period.
She is survived by her husband, John, of Chetek; children, Rosemary (Jerry) Toth, of Wausau, Wis., David (Karen) Waterhouse, of Menomonie, Wis., and Bruce (Teresa) Waterhouse, of New Auburn, Wis.; brothers, Ralph (Carol) Butterfield, of New Auburn, and Roger Butterfield, of New Auburn; sister in-law, Janice Butterfield, of Cadott, Wis.; seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Alice Butterfield; brothers, Bill, Ray, Jack and Robert Butterfield; sisters, Shirley Stanford, Mary Snodgrass, Lois Fedie and Audrey Biery.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021, at New Hope Lutheran Church in Sand Creek, Wis., with a visitation from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church before the service. Please practice CDC guidelines. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer, Wis., is assisting the family.
Online condolences may be expressed at olsonfuneralhomebloomer.com.