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Clare Garrison

September 18, 1936 — January 13, 2018

Clare Ann Garrison, age 81, of Merrill, WI, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Clare Ann was surrounded by her loving family at their annual Christmas celebration when she was peacefully called home.  She was born on September, 18, 1936 to Stephen and Catherine (Wenzel) Figuli in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Clare Ann worked at Erie Insurance until her retirement.  She was a gregarious, outgoing woman who was known by her friends to be the life of the party.  She enjoyed cooking and sewing, but most of all she loved spending time with and taking care of her family.  She will be dearly missed.

Clare Ann is survived by her daughters: Cathy (Steve “Griz” Schroeder) Duginski and Kim Garrison; grandchildren: Jerry (Irene) Duginski, Stephen (Kristi) Duginski, and Tony (Jessica) Duginski; great-grandchildren: Mikayla, Jordana, James, Anthony, Nevarro, Gabby, Rhyvon, Riley, and Cassandra. She is preceded in death by her parents: Stephen and Catherine Wenzel; her grandparents: Anton and Clara Wenzel; brother: James Figuli.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.

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