LYNDON STATION, WI – Della Charlotte (Wabshoggin) Lowe passed away, peacefully, at St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo, Wisconsin on Thursday, July 16, 2020.
Private family funeral service will be held Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Conway-Picha Funeral Home in Lyndon Station, Wisconsin with Joe Young and Fred Camacho officiating. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Visitation will be held at Conway-Picha Funeral Home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon.
Della was born, February 18, 1930, in Wittenberg, Wisconsin, the daughter of Eugene and Anne Mae (Boyce) Wabshoggin. She was proud of her Potawatomi/Ho-Chunk culture. She made many contributions to the Ho-chunk Health Department. She began in the Community Health Department as a Community Health Representative, started the Nurse Clinicals/Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, she set up the Mental Health Program and was instrumental in setting up the first Pharmacy contracts in the 14 counties that serve the Ho-Chunk Nation.
Della was Miss Baraboo, 1946. She was one of 3 members that formed the Union for Stand Rock Indian Ceremonial. She served as Union President of the I.L.G. Union for many years, while employed at Sno-White Garment Company, Baraboo, Wisconsin. She was recognized for her accomplishments in the 1971 “Who’s Who in the World Publication.”
She is survived by her sister, Florence (Wabshoggin) Camacho. A special friend, JoAnn Granquist, who, each called each other, sister. Her children: Patricia (Michael) Ennis and Debra J. Lowe, 5 grandchildren: Jason (Celia) Ennis, Gina (Chad) Ennis, John (Jackie) Ennis, Jillian Ennis and Oliver Lowe. 15 great –grandchildren: Paige, McKensey and Madison Van Wie, Braylon and Rylan Peterson, Indya, Amira and Brandon Ennis, Camille, John Ennis III and Noah V. Ennis, Alec, Leslie, Evelyn and Samuel Lonetree. 1- great-great grandchild: Kaia Jay Scanlon. Many nieces nephews and friends who she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, 10 siblings, her husband, Clifford and daughter, Leslie.
Due to Covid 19, masks will be required and will be provided as needed. Please, respect social distancing.
The Picha Funeral Home and Crematory of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin assisted the family with arrangements. For On-Line condolences and information, go to www.pichafuneralhome.com.
- Courtesy of Picha Funeral Home and Crematory