Ellen A. White
June 21, 2020
Ellen A. White, 83, of Rice Lake, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2020, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire with her family near her.
She was born May 19, 1937, in Elk River, MN, the daughter of Thane and Alma (Luedke) Hamlet. She graduated from Shell Lake High School in 1955. On October 24, 1959, Ellen married Vern L. White and had two children together. She worked for Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, WI, and retired from there in the mid 1990’s.
Ellen liked to sew, crochet, and visit with family and friends. Her most favorite pastime was baking. Following their retirement, Vern and Ellen enjoyed traveling to Alaska to visit and care for their grandkids and socializing with everyone.
Survivors include her daughter, Renee Fischer; son, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) White, all of Juneau, AK; grandchildren, Jack and Quinn White; sisters, Janice Petz of Rice Lake, and Linda (Bruce) Gilbertson of Clayton, WI; and a brother, Ed (Helen) Hamlet of Hayward, WI; also by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Ellen was preceded in death by parents; her husband, Vern in 2019; siblings, James Hamlet, Vicki Hanson, and Nancy Kellner.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Rice Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church in the auditorium with Pastor John Redlich officiating. Memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to service in the auditorium. Graveside services will be private at East Cumberland – Section 10 Cemetery in rural Cumberland.
Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.
3-4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Rice Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church in the auditorium.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 25, 2020, at Rice Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church in the auditorium.
Cozy Creations in Rice Lake - All flowers should be delivered to the church AUDITORIUM by 2 p.m. Thursday, June 25.
Carolyn Minor Jeff, Liz, Renee, Quinn & Jack: I am sooooo sorry about Ellen. Losing someone you love is the hardest thing. I hope you can continue to remember the great times you had together. Consider yourselves hugged very tightly!
June 25 at 2:07pm
Catherine Pusich Ellen and Vern helped build Project Playground in Juneau, Alaska in 2007 and that’s how I met Ellen. Ellen worked at the front gate where volunteers signed in and we got to know each other and had some wonderful laughs together. I will never forget those moments with her. It has been great staying in touch with her over the years. I will miss her. Deepest sympathies to her family.
June 22 at 2:45pm