After a valiant fight with breast cancer, DeLila “Deedy” Petzold, 72 of Crandon, peacefully departed this life to an eternal life in heaven on October 13, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Rhinelander.

Deedy was born in Chilton September 13, 1943 to Gilbert and Edna (Paul) Hephner.

Deedy married Dick Petzold August 8, 1959 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Chilton. After marriage, Deedy and Dick lived in Chilton until 1964, when they moved to Plymouth where they raised their family. In 1989 they retired and moved to Crandon.

Deedy and Dick are longtime members of Praise Chapel Community Church. Deedy enjoyed writing poetry, drawing, planting flowers, and being outdoors. She was an avid reader, a lifelong Packer fan and enjoyed watching Brewer games with Dick. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Deedy is survived by her husband: Dick Petzold; daughters: Lynn (Thomas) Schultz, Plymouth, and Lisa Petzold, Sheboygan; sons: Thom (Kelly) Petzold, Cottage Grove, MN, and Mick Petzold, Seymour, WI; sisters, Dorothy Bowe, Hilbert, Elaine Kramarczyk, Hilbert, and Joanne (James) Grych, Fifield; twelve grandchildren: Courtney Richmond, Zachary, Daniele, Pamela, Nikki, Alex, Eric, Jack, Oskar, Barbara Petzold, Joshua Schultz, and Brittney (Matthew) Passini; and two greatgrandchildren, Azaria and Enzo Passini.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William.

Services were held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the Praise Chapel Community Church with Pastor Farr offi- ciating. Visitation was from 10:00 a.m. to time of services at the church. Weber-Hill Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to

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