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Lillian Rose Ponto

Lillian Rose Ponto

Lillian Rose Ponto, age 90 of Hudson died peacefully Tuesday August 7th 2018 at the Hudson Hospital. Lillian was born on July 19, 1928 in Elkton, South Dakota; the daughter of Ivan and Eleanor Hammer. Lillian was raised in Elkton where she graduated from high school. She would be married to Richard Ponto to which children Juanita, Stephen, Sharon, Vicki, and Cindy were born. This union would later dissolve. Lillian was an independent, determined woman. Outside of raising the children, she also worked several jobs. She assembled chip boards for Fabri-Tech, owned and operated vending machines, and served an administrative assistant for Realty World and Edina Realty. Lillian was quick-witted right up until her death. She had a great sense of humor and loved to share it with others. As her health limited her mobility, she made Red Cedar Canyon her home. Quickly, she took a liking to the staff and residents. She felt part of their community and absolutely loved to call Bingo there! Furthermore, She also enjoyed reading a good romance novel. Lillian is survived by her children, Juanita (Terence Burris) Hansen of FLA, Sharon (Robert) Frascati of AK, Vicki Rossing of Oakdale, MN, Cindy (Richard) Knospe of Chippewa Falls, WI; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her brother Floyd Hammer of NJ. She is preceded in death by her grandson Robert Knospe; and siblings Adele Bebensee and Barbara Hammer, Bert Hammer, Edgar Hammer, Isabel Riley. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 10 to 11 AM on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI, followed by a Memorial Service for Lillian at 11:00. Lunch will be served immediately following the Memorial. Services have been entrusted to the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI.