Obituary: Audrie L. Watkins

March 24, 1918 – March 6, 2020

Audrie Watkins, 101, of Sturgeon Bay died at Anna’s House in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born in Ellison Bay to Nicoli and Alma (Nelson) Nelson. 

On September 23, 1939, she married Eldon Watkins. He died Jan. 10, 1987.

Audrie was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church. She made quilts for Lutheran World Relief and donated time at Clothe My People. Audrie enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking, baking and gathering her family.

Survivors include her children, Judy Palmer, Myrna Herrbold, Rita (Dave) Hunt, Dean (Megan Hicks) Watkins; a daughter-in-law, Linda Watkins; nine grandchildren, Melanie (Walter) Richard, Amy (Randy) Dickson, Francis (Stephanie Johnson) Herrbold, Tanya (Joe) Weber, Nic (Stacie) Palmer, Megan (Adam) Delfosse, Dirk (Laura) Watkins, David (Danielle) Hunt, Dylan (Nicki) Watkins; and 19 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons, Lory Watkins and Bruce Watkins; two sons-in-law, Dean Palmer and Mark Herrbold; and a granddaughter, Sarah Hunt.

Funeral services will be held March 20, 11 am, at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, with the Rev. Beth Macha officiating. Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery. Visitation will precede, 9:30-11 am, at the church.

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