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Elsie E. Rott
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Elsie E. Rott - photo by Contributed/Picha Funeral Home

Elsie E. (Verbsky) Rott died peacefully April 9, 2016 at the Sauk County Healthcare Center, Reedsburg, WI, after a brief stay at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse.

She is survived by her children - Alice (Edward) Cummings of Baraboo and their children, Kory (Shannon) Cummings and Kimberly Cummings, Lawrence, Alan (Rhonda) and their child, Alexander and fiance Kim Nesseth, Linda (William) Eastman and their children, Jessica Eastman, Judd (Allison) Eastman, and son Victor V. (Tanja) Rott and their child Bridger. She had six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Victor, her parents Joseph and Mary (Shema) Verbsky, siblings Edward (Leona) Verbsky, Rudolph (Eva, Marie) Verbsky, William (Evelyn) Verbsky and Sylvia (Adolph) Subera.

She was born, raised and lived in the Town of Greenwood, rural Hillsboro, on a farm with her family. She enjoyed polka music, dancing, playing cards and caring for her family and friends. She served the community by driving school bus for the former County Corners School, served as an election worker for the Town of Greenwood and enjoyed participating in baking for Cesky Den. She was a member and active at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro.

As a typical farmer’s wife, she helped with milking cows, feeding animals, raising ducks and chickens and doing field work to harvest crops. It was a full life of interaction and affection with her family and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro, with Father Don Bauer officiating.  Burial will be in the Mount Vernon Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Friends called at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Tuesday from 4:30-7:30 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call at the Church on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be made to Cesky Den and the St. Ann’s Altar Society in Hillsboro. For online information go to