Roxane C. Wunsch-Parsons, age 84, formerly of Shawano, passed away peacefully late Sunday evening, November 6, 2016 at St. Anne of Winona in Winona, Minnesota, where she had been a resident for the past four months.
Roxane was born February 11, 1932 in Appleton, Wisconsin. She attended school in Bonduel, graduating from Bonduel High School in 1949. Following high school Roxane moved to Milwaukee where she was employed as a legal secretary. On January 22, 1955, she was united in marriage to Hilbert Wunsch in Tucson, Arizona, where Hilbert was serving in the United States Army. Following his service the couple moved to River Falls, Wisconsin where Hilbert finished his education. The couple then moved to Cecil, then Clintonville, and in 1995 they settled in Shawano. Roxane was employed as a legal secretary for many years at the Mularkey & Malueg Law Firm in Clintonville. Hilbert preceded Roxane in death in December, 1998.
Roxane was later united in marriage to Gordon Parsons at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Gordon preceded her in death in July, 2013. Roxane is a member of St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano where she was very active as a volunteer. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, dancing, and liked to travel.
Roxane is survived by her four children, Dr. Judith Torchia of Nashville, TN, Paula (Larry) Lambdin of Lake Tahoe, CA, Richard Wunsch of Fountain City, WI, and LauraLe Wunsch of Oakland, CA; five grandchildren, Clare, Anna, Kate, Emily, and Samantha; her step-children, Randy (Denise) of Dubuque, IA, Joan (Chuck) Urban of Shawano, Jeff Parsons of Shawano, Jill (Jay) Brown of Green Bay, Diane (Ed) Durkee of Shawano, and Tammy (Kevin) Zuleger of Bonduel; her step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Dennis, Gene, and William.
A memorial service for Roxane Wunsch-Parsons will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. Pastor Ted Andrada will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Shawano. Relatives and friends may call at St. James Lutheran Church on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers and plants the family requests memorials in Roxane’s name to the St. James Lutheran School.