Dana M. Pharo, 28, of Madison, formerly of Mauston, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg.
Dana was the daughter of David and Cheryl (Deringer) Pharo, born Dec. 25, 1988, in Mauston.
Dana was born and raised in Mauston. She was a Mauston High School graduate of the class of 2007. Dana was first diagnosed with cancer in 2007. Then Dana received many surgeries and chemotherapy and was cancer free for the next 9 years.
Dana was a fun loving, free spirited girl, who loved to go to the beach and out for dinner and drinks with her friends. Dana also loved to travel.
She is survived by her parents, David and Cheryl Pharo of Mauston; sister, Rhonda Dennis and her children Harper and Tanner of Prairie Du Sac; brother, Michael (Shenna) Peterson of Madison; paternal grandmother, Jean Pharo of Mauston; aunts and uncles, Nancy (Andy) Pharo of Hartford, Patti (John) Rothrock of Mauston, Debbie Vanselow of Mauston, Kris (Bill) Lalk of Mauston, Lisa (Chuck) Bennett of Mauston, Steve (Robynn) Deringer of Wausau, Donna (Bob) Resch of New Lisbon and Sandy Kiwazek of Tomah; many other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 20, at the New Lisbon Community Center, 110 Welch Prairie Rd., New Lisbon. Relatives and friends were invited to a visitation at the New Lisbon Community Center Sunday, Nov. 19, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Burial took place in the New Lisbon City Cemetery with Pastor Deb Burkhalter presiding. Memorials made to Friends and Family Cancer Foundation, PO Box 8, Mauston, WI 53948, would be appreciated.
The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services. Online guestbook is available at www.harefuneralhome.com.