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In Memory of Phyllis Wahl


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday March 24, 2022
Plum City Evangelical Free Church
501 1st. St.
Plum City WI, 54761

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday March 25, 2022
Plum City Evangelical Free Church
501 1st. St.
Plum City WI, 54761

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Phyllis Ann Wahl, age 81 of Eau Claire, formerly of Maiden Rock went to be with her Savior, March 18th at Our House Assisted Living in Eau Claire. Phyllis was born May 7, 1940 in Ashland, Wisconsin, the daughter of Odin and Lillian (Tennant) Olby. She grew up among eight siblings, older brothers Jim, Dewain, Bob, and Ernie, older sisters Esther and Evie and younger sister Sharon.

After high school in Ashland, Phyllis would further her education by attending Bible College in Superior. Moving to River Falls, she attended the Rush River Apostolic Church where her mother pointed out a nice-looking single man, Lloyd Wahl.  The two would share vows on September 23, 1961 at Zion Covenant Church in Ellsworth. This union would be further blessed with four children: Pat (Anita) Wahl, Chippewa Falls, Lori (Pete) Carroll, Whitesboro, Texas, Becky (Scott) Jensen, Red Wing, Richard (Tonya) Wahl, Eau Claire. Then came the grandchildren: Jacob, Josiah, Benjamin and Julia Wahl; Johnathan (Angela) Carroll and Andrea (Jimmy) Widman; Zachary, Rachel (Fadhil), Mariah (Tucker) Lorentz, Keezia, Emmanuel, and Isaiah Jensen; and Alison, Anna, and Abby Wahl. There are now eight great-grandsons: Elijah, Isaac, Abram, Roman, Oliver, William, Henry, James, and two great-granddaughters: Ava and Sadie.

How she loved to laugh and sing. Her first love was Jesus, and with that her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd, in September of 2013, her parents, siblings and grandchild, Levi Carroll.

Funeral services for Phyllis Wahl will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 25th at Plum City Evangelical Free Church, 501 First Street in Plum City. A visitation party will gather Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Church with refreshments and singing together. Interment will be at Plum City Union Cemetery. Memorials will be applied to a family missions ministry fund. Services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth.

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  • To the Family of Phyllis Wahl,
    I send my condolences to all of you for the loss of Phyllis. I knew her long, long ago at the White River Church, just down the road from her family’s farm. My mother, Demerise Hagstrom and Phyllis’s dad, Odin, shared the pulpit in that little church, and that is where I met Phyllis. I was baptized on the farm, on a Sunday when we had baptisms in the watering tank. Phillis and I were church-friends and often played together, especially during the long Fellowship Meetings that met on summer days at the church. One beautiful Saturday afternoon, maybe in the late 1940’s, Phyllis and I slipped away from the service and went to wade in the White River. What we didn’t know was that there were hundreds and thousands of leeches in that muddy water, and soon we were covered with them. Boy, we were some scared kids then and we pulled and scraped the leeches off before we ran back to church.

    I was so surprised to see Phyllis’s obituary and photo in the Eau Claire newspaper, and I had such strong memories of her as I read it. I wish you all well. I watched the video of photos on the O’Connell Family Funeral Home website and enjoyed reading about my long-ago friend and seeing photos of her happy life.

    All the best to you.
    Karen Hirsch

  • I was so sorry to here of my Aunt Phyllis passing but I know she is in
    a better place because she loved the Lord. We recently lost our son He was only 52 years old but he loved the Lord also so he is in a better place. Unfortunately we cannot attend the funeral. We just found out. We are sending our sympathy to the family. I know she will be missed.
    Wes & Yvonne Johnson My dad was Jim Olby I would like a copy of the video if possible. send to Yvonne Johnson 7262 E County Road B South Range Wisconsin 54874