Drucilla F. Pace

September 9, 1945 ~ January 13, 2022 (age 76)


Drucilla F. Pace

Dru Pace 76, of Eau Claire passed away Thursday, January 13, 2022 at Heritage Assisted Living in Eau Claire.

Dru was born on September 9, 1945 in Little Rock, AK to Gerald and Pauline (Dyer) Dillenbeck.  She graduated from Memorial High School in 1963 and two years later she married Howard H. Pace August 14, 1965 at St. Patrick’s in Eau Claire.

When all three children were in school she returned to school herself and earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree.  She was proud of the years at Eau Claire Family Medicine Clinic. 

She survived by Denise (Jeff) Cook, Merrillan, Rev. Woodrow Pace, La Crosse and Scott (Lori), Elk Mound.  and grandchildren, Cj, Sonja and Colten. 

Dru is preceded in death by her husband Howard Pace, father Gerald Dillenbeck, mother Pauline Larson, and brother Gordon Dillenbeck.

The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic church in Altoona.  Monsignor Richard Gilles, Cathedral Rector and friend of the family will be the main celebrant.  Father Woodrow Pace will be the homilist.  Private family inurnment will take place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Eau Claire.  A Visitation will take place on Wednesday, at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Dru’s name to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 1812 Lynn Ave. Altoona, WI 54720

Family and friends may send condolences online at www.hulke

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

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January 19, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Mary s Catholic Church (Lynn Avenue, Altoona)
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Memorial Mass
January 19, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Mary s Catholic Church (Lynn Avenue, Altoona)
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Mass begins

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