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Judith A. (Sinette) Sires

June 10, 1937 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Judith A. Sires, 84, of Chippewa Falls, passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022 surrounded by her loving family at Dove Healthcare West.

Judy was born June 10, 1937 in Chippewa Falls, the daughter of Wallace and Lorraine (O’Connell) Sinette. She graduated in 1955 from McDonell Catholic High School in Chippewa Falls.  She started work with St. Joseph’s Hospital as a part of the new hospital building team.  Once the hospital was completed, she was part of the team that planned the building of The LE Phillips Libertas Center in Chippewa Falls.  She was proud of the work that she did and happy to serve patients as they entered the facility.  Many of the patients that entered were in their darkest days and she was blessed to be part of their journey to sobriety.

Judy was always aware of everyone else’s needs. Even in her older years she would put the needs of others first. She was often described as a second mom to many.

On June 7, 1958, Judith married Robert Sires at Holy Ghost Church in Chippewa Falls.  They enjoyed a wonderful life together and they were married for 61 years until he passed away in 2019.  She enjoyed spending time on the golf course with Bob and their numerous friends. They loved to golf and to travel.  She was thrilled to get a hole-in-one with her grandsons Sam and Elliot as witnesses! She and Bob spent 13 years “wintering” in Florida where they golfed and played cards with dozens of friends. She loved playing cards and belonged to a card club that played “Hand and Foot” on a monthly basis and took home the winnings many times!  Judy will be remembered as the “Social Director”.  She was always planning get togethers, girl’s trips, and the like. If there was fun to be had, Judy would find it, often with a glass of Moscato in her hand.  Judy had a rare comedic talent.  She could remember a million jokes and tell them all with perfect timing.

Judy was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church and truly lived life as a Christian.  She and Bob worked hard to provide all 5 children with a Catholic education.  After retirement, she dedicated time to “The Spirit of Christmas” as a volunteer.  As Robert’s health deteriorated from Parkinson’s, she cared for him by spending every day with him in his nursing home for 5 years. 

Judy spent her last year at the Manor Independent Living in Chippewa Falls, Our House Assisted living in Chippewa Falls and in her final days, Dove West Healthcare in Eau Claire. The family would like to thank the employees at each of these facilities for their dedication to her and her family. 

Judy is survived by three sons, James Sires and Daniel (Kathy) Sires both of Eau Claire and Jon (Amy) Sires of Chippewa Falls; two daughters, Nancy Sires of Chippewa Falls and Patricia (Scott) Campbell of Eau Claire; one sister who was more like a daughter than a sister, Mary Sinette of Chippewa Falls, one brother, David Sinette of Eau Claire, one brother-in-law Richard Sires of Eau Claire; one sister-in-law, Janice (Arthur) Jackson of Forest Lake, MN; 14 grandchildren and 9+ great grandchildren.

Judy was preceded in death by her husband Robert, by her parents, three sisters: Marilyn Sinette, Barbara Christopherson, and Jean Ann English; one grandson, Elliot Campbell; one granddaughter, Dawn Sires, one granddaughter-in-law, Rachel Hagedorn, and one great grandson, Noah Campbell.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 at St. Olaf’s Parish in Eau Claire. Father James Kurzynski will be celebrant of the funeral Mass. Entombment will be in Hope Mausoleum in Chippewa Falls.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at the Horan Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022 at St. Olaf’s Parish, Eau Claire. There will be a Christian vigil service at 4 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

AFTER SERVICE NOTICE:

Funeral services for Judith A. Sires were held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 22 at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire.

Rev. James Kurzynski and Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Gorman concelebrated at the funeral Mass. Entombment was in Hope Mausoleum in Chippewa Falls.   

Music during the Mass was provided by Dee Bouley and Jan Liedl. Readings were given by Crystal Kothbauer and Erin Schueller. Gift bearers were Alison Houle and Jadyn Talmage

Casket bearers were Elaine Campbell, Madeline Cull, Katie Hagedorn, Crystal Kothbauer, Erin Schueller, Amy Siess and Sam Sires.

Thursday afternoon Rev. Kurzynski led the family, relatives and friends in a Christian vigil service at the funeral home.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
April 21, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Vigil Service
Thursday
April 21, 2022

4:00 PM
Horan Funeral Home (Chippewa Falls)
420 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729

Visitation
Friday
April 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire

Funeral Mass
Friday
April 22, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Olaf Catholic Church in Eau Claire

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