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Lela I. Rood
Lela I. Rood age 83 of Argyle, WI, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011, at Lafayette Manor Nursing Home in Darlington, WI. She was born November 20, 1927 in Green County, WI, the daughter of Thomas and Cora (Winden) Kammerud. Lela lived in the Blanchardville and Argyle areas all of her life. She was united in marriage to Bryce Rood on February 18, 1967 at Grace Lutheran Church in Monroe, WI. Lela worked at a number of cheese factories in the Green and Lafayette County areas and also bartended and waitressed at various taverns in Argyle for many years, before working as a cashier at Blanchardville Co-op Oil in Blanchardville, WI for eight years, retiring in 1993.

Lela is survived by one son: Rodney Nybroten of Madison, WI; one daughter: Denita (Ron) Lovaas of New Glarus, WI; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother-in-law: William "Willie" Willborn of Blanchardville, WI; and one sister-in-law: Eva Kammerud of New Glarus. She was preceded in death by parents; her husband: Bryce on June 3, 2011; two brothers: Orlean Kammerud in 1992 and Jerome Kammerud; and one sister: Grace Willborn.

Lela was a member of Adams Lutheran Church. She loved to play cards, go to the dog track and boat in Dubuque, IA. Lela enjoyed cooking and scrapbooking. She was an avid reader of historical novels and current events.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Erickson Funeral Home, 60 Breeze Terrace (GPS Users: 801 East Milwaukee Street) in Argyle with Rev. Larry Pinnow of Adams Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. A visitation will be held Saturday, July 23, 2011, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

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