Doris M. Filla, 89, of Independence died Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Gundersen Tri-County Care Center in Whitehall. Doris was born November 3, 1930 in Waumandee, to Rudolph and Mary (Sendelbach) Pronschinske. She married Edmund E. Filla May 18, 1954 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee. He died August 8, 2011. The couple farmed in Independence. Doris was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, its women’s organization and rosary society. She worked many years for the SS. Peter and Paul Fall Festival. Doris is survived by three children, Diane Walske of Arcadia, David (Sandy) Filla of Independence and Sharon (Daniel) Kotlarz of Arcadia; ten grandchildren, Greg Walske, Beth (Jake) Wadewitz, Brian (Amber) Walske, Daniel Filla, Michelle (Eric) Halverson, Sara (Austen) Whitwam, Nicole Filla, Brent (Jessie) Kotlarz, Brad and Tracy Kotlarz; nine great-grandchildren, Brayden Reedy, Brianna, Brooklyn and Aliyah Walske, Kanden and Aubrey Wadewitz, Jaelynn, Madelynn and Brantley Kotlarz; two brothers, Rudy (Dorothy) Pronschinske of Waumandee and Robert (Carolyn) Pronschinske of Arcadia; four sisters, Rita Bork of Waumandee, Anna Schmitt of Fountain City, Janice Weiss of Mondovi and Leora Skroch of Independence and sister-in-law, Barbara Filla of Eau Claire. She was preceded in death by her husband and son-in-law, Michael Walske. Mass of Christian Burial (with COVID-19 guidelines) will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, September 7, 2020, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. Georgekutty Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass. Guidelines for funeral Masses Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence, Wisconsin Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged (Masks are available at the church entrance if you need one) + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. Communion + Per Diocese of La Crosse guidelines: If receiving communion requires you to pass someone in your pew not in your household, then everyone seated in the pew should come forward. If those coming forward are not receiving Communion, they can simply signal by crossing their arms or pass by without approaching the priest of deacon. + Maintain proper social distancing at the end of Mass and walking out of the church to the grave. + Exiting the church after Mass will be through the elevator addition only. + Maintain proper social distancing while at the graveside service. + At this time there will be no funeral luncheons served in the church.
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