Daisy M. Sanasac, age 93, of Menomonie went home to be with her heavenly father on Monday, September 25, 2006, at Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie.
The former Daisy Myrtle Milward was born August 28, 1913, in the town of Eau Pleine, Portage County, Wis., to Charles and Mary (Meyers) Milward. She was born again and baptized at the age of 10 and began serving the Lord right away. Daisy enjoyed swimming, playing baseball and riding her pony in her youth. She was very active in the young people’s group at First Baptist Church in Eau Claire and attended Camp Chetek, where she and her future husband dedicated their lives to full-time Christian service. In 1932, Daisy graduated from Memorial High School in Eau Claire.
Daisy married Rupert L. Sanasac on June 28, 1936, in Eau Claire. They moved to Minneapolis, where Daisy worked at Reinhard Brothers Plant making airplane parts for the government to help put Rupert through college and seminary. She served alongside of her husband, Pastor Sanasac, at various churches in Wisconsin, taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years, drove their car and picked up people for services, was president of the state ladies group for several years and ran a Christian bookstore in Menomonie for 10 years. Daisy and Pastor served at Camp Chetek for 50 years. Daisy played organ for church services and her own enjoyment. She loved to do hand work, knitting, crocheting, embroidering, painting and sewing clothes for herself and her granddaughters. Her latest ministry was sending greeting cards and letters of encouragement to people that needed her encouragement. Daisy felt strongly that her first priority was to “glorify Christ.” Daisy and Pastor moved to Menomonie in 1989 to be near their son and his family, and became members of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Daisy is survived by a son, Rupert “Sonny” (Doris) Sanasac Jr. of Knapp; three granddaughters, Sarah (Randy) Workman of Barron, Linda (Michael) Weisenberger of Aurora, Ill., and Julie (Charles) Cone of Colfax; nine great-grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua and Stephanie Workman, Katie, Kristen, Jeffrey and Kelsie Weisenberger, Elizabeth and Julia Cone; a sister-in-law, Lorraine Milward of Eau Claire; nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rupert Sanasac; four brothers; and four sisters.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Menomonie, with Pastor Larry Borner officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Family and friends are welcome from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie, and at the church one hour prior to service on Friday.
To express condolences online, please visit obituaries at www.olsonfh.net.