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Audrey E. Cisar
Audrey Ellen (Ihde) Cisar, 91, of County Line, passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Sun Valley Homes in Oconto.
Born Nov. 24, 1925, to the late Emil and Esther (Teske) Ihde, she graduated from Marinette High School in 1943. She worked as a file clerk for the FBI in Washington, D.C. during the last years of World War II and then in Chicago. She returned to the Town of Grover and married LeRoy Cisar on Aug. 30, 1947. They raised eight children on the family farm in County Line.
Active in many groups and organizations, they included American Field Service Student Exchange, Oconto County Historical Society and County Line Bridge Club.
She had a strong faith and was a membr of Christ Lutheran and then Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, both in Peshtigo, where she taught Sunday School, served on funeral committees, was active in the Ladies' Circle, Bible study groups, and sewed many quilts for the Lutheran World Relief program.
She lived a productive, enriching life and was a loving wife and mother who held a special place in her heart for all children. She loved to read, enjoyed traveling and had a passion for horses.
She is survived by seven children, Lynn Exferd of Oconto, Gordon (Kathy Ann) of Loveland, Co., Dan (Kathy) of Peshtigo, David (Kelly) of Saukville, Jill (Ken Winters) of Neenah, Rick (Melody) of County Line and Jeff of Oconto; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Ihde of Coleman and her lifelong close friend and cousin, Marilyn Cummins.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy; a son, Craig; two sisters, Joyce Deschaine and Donna Ihde; a sister-in-law, Nancy Ihde; a brother-in-law, Robert Deschaine; a daughter-in-law, Diane Cisar and a son-in-law, Mike Exferd.
Visitation was held on Saturday, July 29 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Peshtigo from 9 a.m. until time of the service at noon, followed by a luncheon. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto. Berth and Rosenthal Funeral Home of Peshtigo assisted the family with arrangements. Donations can be made to the Oconto County Historical Society.