REEDSBURG—Phyllis Both, age 81, of Reedsburg, passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at her home. She was born on Nov. 23, 1938, in Chicago, Ill. to the late Clarence and Irene (Biedzinski) Mueller.
On Feb. 25, 1956 she was united in marriage to Henry Both at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Chicago, Ill. Phyllis was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg.
She was a devoted, caring person to family and friends. She enjoyed gardening, nature, travel, animals, cooking, reading and volunteer work. She enjoyed her jobs in the nursing field and especially her time as the Sauk County Horticultural Educator for UW. She wrote articles on gardening in local newspapers and was the Ann Landers but for gardeners.
She was preceded in death by her husband Henry on January 8, 2020; her parents, her sister Patricia Wojtach and her brother Robert.
She is survived by her 8 children Ronald (Karen) Both of LaValle, Barbara (Irven) Merner of Algonquin, Ill., Sharon Johnson of Reedsburg, Susan (Frank) Azzolina of Valparaiso, Ind., Mary (John) Kittle of Hanover Park, Ill., Theresa (Mark) Bouras of Wisconsin Dells, Richard Both of Visalia, Calif., Michael (Amelia) Both of Wheaton, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and her brother Gerald Mueller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Phyllis on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reedsburg. The Reverend David Carrano, Pastor, will be the Celebrant. A visitation will be on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Masks are requested for the Mass.
The Farber Funeral Home, Reedsburg, is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to a memorial fund established in her name.