Mercedes Ella "Sadie" Priebe, age 86, Prairie du Sac passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
She was born on Oct. 26, 1927, near Prairie du Sac, the eldest child of Edgar and Hazel Walch.
Sadie was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Priebe on June 12, 1948. They personally built their dream home at a beautiful spot on Lake Wisconsin more than 60 years ago. She and Bob worked at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant for most of their careers.
Sadie's wide smile and outgoing, vibrant personality made her the life of the party. She was the first and last one on the dance floor. Sadie had been an avid golfer and bowler. She enjoyed being outdoors and liked to fish and hunt. She also loved playing bridge, euchre and cribbage.
Sadie is survived by three of her children, Robert "Bob" Priebe Jr. of Bradenton, Fla., Carolyn "Carrie" (Paul) Podehl of Madison and James "Jim" (LeAnn) Priebe of Plano, Texas; her son-in-law Dan Dederich of Waunakee; ten grandchildren, Kelly, Rhiannon, Jill, Lisa, David, Pearce, Zach, Laralei, Blanton and Jadyn; six great-grandchildren; siblings Marlee, Dick and Edna; and many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; her daughter, Jane; and siblings Mickey, Junior and Duane.
Funeral services will be held at ST ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH, 115 Madison Street, Sauk City, at 11:30 a.m., on Wednesday, April 16, with Father John Blewett presiding. Burial will be at St. Aloysius Cemetery. Friends may call at the HOOVERSON FUNERAL HOME, 251 Water Street, Sauk City, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare.
A special thank you to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare, Senior Helpers, HealthCorps and The Jefferson for all of their loving care for Sadie.