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Josephine Rose McCoy

MERCER, Wis. - Josephine Rose McCoy (nee Gaura), of Mercer, died on April 8, 2023, at Milestone Senior Living in Woodruff.

She was the last surviving sibling of eight children born to Michael and Mary Gaura (nee Vons) on Dec. 17, 1925.

Over her 97-year life, she belonged and helped in many local organizations - too many to list here.

She married Orville R. "Mac" McCoy on Sept. 29, 1945, who preceded her in death. Her oldest daughter, Karen Van Dam, also preceded her in death.

Surviving children are Susan Williams (Richard), Richard McCoy and Kathy Tutt (Mike). She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Brian Lenderink, Kristyn Matyus, Carey Williams, Matthew Williams, Adam Tutt, Jake Tutt and Daniel McCoy; as well as one great-granddaughter, Summer L. Matyus; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the wonderful staff at Milestone Senior Living, Rev. Erv Teichmiller and her many friends at the Mercer United Methodist Church.

Cremation took place at Bolger Funeral Home in Woodruff. A future graveside burial for family and friends will be held in the summer at the Mercer Cemetery.

Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services is assisting the family. Visit to share condolences.

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