Anne Q. Sather, September 24, 1932 - December 17, 2017

Anne Q. Sather
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Anne Quella Sather died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, December 17th at age 85.

Anne was born to Joseph and Martha Quella on September 24, 1932, in Eau Claire Wisconsin.  She grew up on Water Street and was proud of her roots.

After graduating from Eau Claire High School in 1950, Anne attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and received her B.A. in education in 1954.  She began her teaching career in St. Paul, Minnesota where she taught first grade for 38 years. By any measure, she was the first-grade teacher any parent would hope to have for their child.

In 1958, Anne married the love of her life; Bill Sather.  Together they raised their family on St. Paul’s Eastside.  They spent wonderful summers on Lake Wissota in Chippewa Falls where they later retired.

She was involved in many activities, devoting her time and passion to a variety of causes with a gracious heart and beautiful smile.  She was proud to be a 50-year member of AAUW (St. Paul).  Her other interests included PEO, Lady Elks, and many wonderful bridge groups.  Through the years, she served on several committees at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Eau Claire.

Anne is survived by her husband Bill, their three children - Jane (Al) Mazorol, Willie (Diane) Sather and Sheldon (Anne) Sather; and grandchildren - Allen (Gina) Mazorol, Annie Mazorol, Billy Sather, Laura (Brad) Sather-Gunderson, Hannah Sather, Jackson Sather, Lilianne Sather, Larson Sather and great-grandson Benjamin Mazorol.

She is survived by siblings; Jean (Dick) Hazelton, Jim Husby (brother-in-law), Suzie Barthel, Caryn Quella (sister-in-law), Carl (Barb) Quella and many very special nieces and nephews.

Anne is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Martha Quella, her sister Gretchen, and brother John. 

P.S. There’s tons more… but she hated balloons.

The family thanks the wonderful staff at the Classic Memory Care in Altoona for their compassion and care during Anne’s final year.

Should friends and family desire, contributions can be sent in Anne’s name to First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703.

Memorial service will take place at 11 am on Friday, December 29, 2017, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 310 Broadway Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703 with the Rev. Dr. Mark X. Pirazzini officiating.  Visitation will take place at the church on Friday (12/29) from 10 am until the time of service. Private family committal services will take place at a later time in the First Congregational UCC Memorial Gardens.

Friends and family may offer condolences online at

Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  1. Sherry & Richard Bougie December 29, 2017

    Bill and Family we're sorry for the loss of Anne, she will
    be missed. She was loved dearly. We will remember all
    the good times that were had at the lake with her and
    the whole family. You all will be in our prayers.
    Lots of Love - Sherry & Richard

  2. Ramana J. Hladilek-McGowan December 29, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Anne. She was always such a joy to wait on at Connell's through the years. Loved when she told stories of her 1st grade classes and how genuinely kind she was to all of us servers at Connell's. May the thoughts of her bring a smile to your face and a heart. She will wait for all to join her for more memories.



  3. Pete Bibelhausen December 28, 2017

    Please accept my sincere condolences. I have great memories of our Lake Wissota years.

  4. Jim & Dianne Linden December 26, 2017

    Bill our sincere sympathy in your loss of Ann. It was Out pleasure to know her even if we were only able to see her occasionally. Take good care of yourself and I look forward to seeing you at NTK.
    We have guests from Texas and won’t be able to attend the service.

  5. Bill & Luanne Thompson December 25, 2017

    Bill & family:

    We were saddened to hear the passing of Ann.
    Our fond memories go back a long ways. We
    are thinking of you and know she will be missed
    by many people. Stay Strong!
    Bill & Luanne

  6. jean behnke wisnewski December 23, 2017

    Thoughts and prayers to Anne's family. Anne was such a warm and loving person. Even though she could not always communicate with her voice she was observant and knew what was going on. I miss seeing her wonderful smile and warm greetings and her presence at lunch time. She seemed to look out for my aunt Alice whenever they were together. So grateful to have known this wonderful lady. R.I.P. dear Anne.

  7. Hugh and Marcia Crane December 22, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    Hugh and Marcia

  8. George & Sara Abendroth December 22, 2017

    Dear Bill, Jane, Al and Family,
    Anne was a beautiful, loving friend; we will miss her and send all of you our sympathy and love. Since we are in Colorado for the winter, we are sad that we cannot be with you for her Memorial Service. We will be with you in spirit.......

  9. Kevin McMullen December 21, 2017

    What a great lady! I will forever hold great memories of Aunt Anne. Her generosity and love of family was incredible. Our time at the Lake and the Larson family reunions are great memories because of her. Uncle Bill, Jane, Willie and Sheldon and the rest of the Sather Family will be in my prayers and thoughts through this holiday season.

  10. John and LeAnn Nelson December 21, 2017

    We will miss our dear friend Anne, as she always treated us like family.

  11. Glenn and Karin Westlake December 21, 2017

    We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss. We have such fond memories of our times spent with Ann and family at the lake. She always made everyone feel welcome.

  12. Jim and Mary Catherine Anglum December 20, 2017

    Our deepest condolences on your loss. Anne was a wonderful women and will be missed by many. If we can do anything do not hesitate to call. Love you!

  13. Adam Kohls- Elks December 20, 2017

    Al and Bill, I'm sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers during this difficult time.

  14. Barbara Freeman December 19, 2017

    Anne (& Bill) taught me to welcome my children’s friends wth open arms,a smile ,and food. Always such a joy to be with. She will be very missed.