JANESVILLE --- Viola Lammon, age 78, of Crystal Lake, IL, died on April 1, 2013, at Cedar Crest Assisted Living, Janesville, WI. She was born in Minocqua, WI, on January 7, 1935, the daughter of Herman and Emma (Ferchau) Witt. She attended public schools in Minocqua with her first two years being spent at the one-room Hixon School on Blue Lake Road. Following her graduation from Minocqua High School in 1952, Viola earned a Bachelor of Education degree with honors from Wisconsin State College in Superior. She taught elementary grades in Sterling, Villa Park, Glen Ellyn and Crystal Lake, Illinois, for a number of years.
She married Verley J. Lammon on November 26, 1964, in Berwyn, IL and enjoyed 42 years of marriage until his death in 2007. Viola and Verl were founding members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake. When their children were older, she began work at KBI in Crystal Lake from where she retired after more than two decades. She enjoyed reading, especially keeping up on the latest integrative medical ideas and world events, as well as doing research on the computer. Viola's family especially appreciated her ready sense of humor and her thoughtful concern for others.
Viola is survived by three daughters: Heidi Lammon of Janesville; Penni (Todd) Sikora of Cary, IL and Kami (Erik) Hilinski of Pittsburgh, PA; six grandchildren: Emily, Daniel, Jill and Ryan Sikora; Abigail and Isabel Hilinski; three sisters: Arlene (John) Hildebrand of Rock Falls, IL; Lillian (Jay) Burns of Alamo, CA and Ruth (Dick) Jensen of Verona, WI; brother-in-law Donald (Netta) Lammon, sisters-in-law Frances (Harold) Blesh and Shirley Laws all of South Dakota; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers, Irwin James and Carl Herman Witt.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2013, at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, Janesville with Pastor Donald Erickson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. A private burial will be held at McHenry County Memorial Park, Woodstock, IL at a later date. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY Janesville is assisting the family. Memorials may be made in Viola's name to Rock County Human Services/JCSP, 113 S. Franklin St., Janesville WI 53548.