Emme Lou Stoddard, age 86 years, of Hillsboro, Wisconsin, passed away on Friday, March 19, 2021 at Gundersen St. Joseph’s Hospital in Hillsboro.
She was born on February 23, 1935 to Delbert “Toots” and Vera (Marvin) Sullivan in Ontario, Wisconsin. Emme graduated from the La Crosse Logan High School.
Emme married Wayne Rechlicz in 1955 and lived in Milwaukee for twenty years. While in Milwaukee, one of Emme’s proudest enjoyments was being able to raise her adopted children in addition to five foster kids, John, David, Butch, Janie and Cindy.
She moved back to the Hillsboro area and married Gordon Stoddard in 1975; they separated after 25 years of marriage. They farmed in the Hillsboro area, she also raised sheep. Emme also operated the Happy Time Day Care Center in Hillsboro for a number of years.
She was active in the Farm Bureau along with many state and local farm organizations. Emme quilted and made crafts using the wool from her sheep. Also, she enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, well known for her delicious apple pies.
Emme was also able to enjoy 20 years with a special friend, Jim Shaker.
Survivors include her children, Tim Rechlicz (Joline) of Ontario and Robin (Joe) Haugh of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Danielle Rechlicz (Aaron), Travis Haugh (Kristin), Wesley Rechlicz (Ashley), Stephanie Haugh (James) and Breanna Rechlicz (Billy); great grandchildren, Zachary, Oliver, Izzy, Rosie, Aurora, Addie and Alayna; brother, Nick Sullivan (Carole) of Hillsboro; nieces and nephews, Shawn (Michael) DeMello, Jon Sullivan, Dawn (Ron) Waddell and Mark (Kelli) Sullivan; several great nieces and great nephews; cousins and other family and friends and her dog, Honey Boy. She was preceded in death by her Parents; brother, Ira Sullivan; grandson, Zachary Rechlicz and nephew, Michael Sullivan.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Burr Wesleyan Church, rural Hillsboro, with Rev. Jason Kirkpatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro. Friends may call at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Friday, March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. and at the Church on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.