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Paulette Suzanne Powell

December 12, 1961 February 27, 2019
Paulette Suzanne Powell
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Obituary for Paulette Suzanne Powell

Paulette Suzanne Powell, 57, of Merrillan passed away Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at her home surrounded by family and friends after a long courageous battle with peritoneal ovarian cancer. She was born on Dec. 12, 1961, to William and Marilyn (Koopman) Pfaff in Black River Falls. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1980. Paulette attended Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire and received her associates degree for medical transcription.
​Paulette married Steven M. Powell on June 6, 1981. Steven and Paulette started the adoption process in 1987. They welcomed Jordan from South Korea in 1988, Brent from Atlanta, GA, in 1990, McKenna from South Korea in 1992 and Eli from Atlanta, GA, in 1996.
​Paulette worked at Krohn Clinic and Black River Memorial Hospital as a medical transcriptionist.
​Paulette’s passion was her family and friends. Her life centered around the many activities that surrounded them. She loved time spent at the campgrounds with her family, cousins and best friends. She loved being by the water and in the sun. A huge part of her life was attending her kids’ sporting events: volleyball, football, basketball, track and figure skating. She would spend countless hours sitting on the bleachers and inside the cold rink, often under an umbrella or wrapped in a blanket – sometimes both. Paulette loved to go shopping and plan her garden in the spring. She was a meticulous housekeeper and spent hours decorating for Christmas, a time when her kids all came home for the family’s movie night on Christmas Eve. And, she never left the house without her lipstick.
​Paulette is survived by her husband, Steve of Merrillan, her children, Jordan Powell, Merrillan, Brent (Cynthia) Powell, Anchorage, AK, McKenna Powell, Winona, MN, and Eli Powell, La Crosse; her parents, William and Marilyn Pfaff, Harmony, MN, sister JoDee Brooke, Alma Center; brothers Terrance Pfaff, Preston, MN, and Steve (Kristin) Pfaff, Alma Center; along with many nieces and nephews; and other friends and relatives.
​She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Richard Powell, and mother-in-law, Marjorie Powell; niece Meghan Powell and niece Olivia Brooke.
​Visitation was held at 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2019, at Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton, WI, and again from 10 a.m. until time of services at Grace Lutheran Church in Alma Center.
​A Celebration of Life was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Alma Center, with Pastor David Shudy officiating. Burial followed at East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center.
​Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.


Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

4

Mar

4:00 PM 3/4/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/4/2019 7:00:00 PM
Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home

128 S Hoffman Street
Hixton, WI 54635

Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home
128 S Hoffman Street Hixton 54635 WI
United States

Visitation

Tuesday

5

Mar

10:00 AM 3/5/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

200 W. Main Street
Alma Center, WI 54611

Grace Lutheran Church
200 W. Main Street Alma Center 54611 WI
United States

Service

Tuesday

5

Mar

11:00 AM 3/5/2019 11:00:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church

200 W. Main Street
Alma Center, WI 54611

Pastor David Shudy officiating

Grace Lutheran Church
200 W. Main Street Alma Center 54611 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

East Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

115 W Wheaton Street
Alma Center, WI 54611

115 W Wheaton Street Alma Center 54611 WI
United States
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