Cozette J. Stelter, 91, of Sparta, died Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Lakeview Health Center, West Salem, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 5, 1927 in Dell, Town of Clinton, Vernon County, WI to Alva and Ella (Appleman) Miller. She attended Westby Schools and worked on the family farm.
Cozette married Donald D. Stelter on March 25, 1947 in Waukon, IA. They farmed in the Town of Clinton and lived in Dell before moving to Sparta in 1954.
Cozette worked at Country Kitchen in Sparta for five years and retired from Pamida in Sparta after 17 years. She enjoyed gardening, canning, traveling, dancing, and camping. She loved doing things with her family.
Cozette is survived by her husband of 71 years, Donald of Sparta; her children, Patricia Houp of Bainbridge, PA, Don (Stick) Stelter, Doug (Gloria) Stelter, Diana (Dennis) Puls, Debbie Overdahl, Randy Stelter, Rick Stelter, Ron Stelter, and Rita Ecklov all of Sparta; her grandchildren, Anthony (Megan) Stelter of Sparta, Terry Houp, Jeff (Dawn) Houp, and Sheri (Wayne) Spies all of PA, Brian (Becky) Stelter of Minneapolis, Shelly (Bill) Cox of Tomah, Chris (Heather) Stelter of Sparta, Jennifer (Steve) Schemenauer of Woodbury, MN, Justin Puls of Sparta, Jamie Johnson of Oshkosh, Nick Johnson of Sparta, Jacoby (Jackie) Johnson of Ettrick, Narissa (Jimmy) Edmond of Sparta, Mark (Sabrina Kelley) Stelter of Sparta, Ryan Stelter of Sparta, Karyssa Stelter of Black River Falls, Troy (Jennifer) Gilbertson of Bangor, Joshua (Elizabeth) Gilbertson of Marshfield, Samantha Ecklov of Tomah, Eddie (Kristen) Ikert III of Marathon, Jordan Ikert of New Lisbon, and Shane (Megan) Ikert of Sparta; her many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; her brother, Ronald (Pat) Miller of Janesville; her sister-in-law, Phyllis Miller of FL; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Rosalie Ikert; her granddaughter, Rebecca Stelter; her brother, Dennis Miller; and her sons-in-law, Ed Ikert, Gary Overdahl, and Tom Houp.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15 at Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Reverend Brian Young officiating. Private family burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Sparta.
Family and friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.