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In Memory of Albena Lalan


April 7, 1925 - March 17, 2019

Albena Thomas Lalan Age 93, of Sarona, WI died March 17, 2019 at the Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI surrounded by her loving family. She will be missed and was loved by so many.

She was born on April 7, 1925 in Weyerhaeuser, WI to John and Katherine (Waligora) Thomas. Albena graduated from the Weyerhaeuser High School and then was married to Orville “Butch” Lalan on June 1, 1946 in Weyerhaeuser. Albena worked for Allis Chalmers and was a CNA in the Terrace View Health Care in Shell Lake, WI. She enjoyed traveling with Lisa, cooking, knitting, reading, bowling, gardening, planting flowers, volunteered in the Hospice program and loved helping out people. Albena was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary #5780 in Weyerhaeuser and was a gold star mother. She is survived by her 2 daughters, Kristi Lalan of Edina, MN and Lisa Lalan Schaedel of Anthem, Arizona; a son, John Lalan of Sarona, WI/Phoenix, Arizona; 5 grandchildren, Sharon, Jacob, Ted, Karson and Katherine; 3 great-granddaughters, Lucy, Leah and Macy; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Orville “Butch” Lalan; a son, Larry Lalan, who was killed in Vietnam on November 10, 1968; 2 sisters, Lucy Gulan and Helen Cudo; 2 brothers, John Thomas and Steve Thomas.

Visitation will be held from 2-4PM Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake and for one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church on Monday, April 1, 2019.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11AM Monday, April 1, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Sarona, WI, Father Bala, with interment in St. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Weyerhaeuser, WI.


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