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Truesdell, Priscilla (Cotton) beloved wife of James Samuel Truesdell, died on June 19, 2018 at the Health Care Center at the Three Pillars Masonic Senior Living Community in Dousman, Wisconsin at the age of 82 with her family present. She was the devoted mother of four children, Linda (Truesdell) Kurtz (Douglas Kurtz), Amy Truesdell, Mark Truesdell (Candice Truesdell Nokes), and Elizabeth Truesdell (Robert Bickmore); and proud grandmother to Andrew Kurtz and Samuel Bickmore. Though she and her husband resided in Mukwonago and then Dousman, Wisconsin since 1978, she always held dear her roots in Granby, Connecticut where she grew up and met her husband James. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in July 2017. Priscilla attended Simsbury High School, and then graduated with honors from the New Britain Teachers College of Connecticut where she earned a degree in education. She taught primary school in El Paso, Texas during the early days of her marriage while James was stationed there in the Army. She would say her main calling in life, however, was mother. She served as Cub Scout leader, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, and volunteered as a caregiver for friends’ children. Priscilla was a talented seamstress, prolific in producing needlework that were true works of art, and an avid cook whose particular specialty was apple pie. She was the daughter of the late Harold B. and Mary (Viets Phelps) Cotton. She is survived by her brother, Robert V. Cotton, and predeceased by her sisters Lois V. Hotchkiss and Helen Mary Cotton, and brothers Harold Burdette Cotton, Jr. and Henry C. Cotton.
Visitation will be at 10am and a memorial service at 11am on June 25 at Three Pillars Ewald Chapel, Village on the Square, 375 Hwy 67, Dousman, WI. The service will be jointly conducted by the Rev. Dr. Keith E. Jones, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Ottawa and the Rev. Terese Leonhard, chaplain at Three Pillars. Light refreshments will be served after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Wisconsin, 620 South 76thStreet, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214 or Three Pillars Senior Living Communities, (Wisconsin Masonic Home, Inc.), 410 North Main Street, Dousman, WI 53118.
Thelen Funeral Services of North Prairie is assisting the family.