​Iris S. Deaver

Iris S. Deaver, 84 of Chetek and Viroqua, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at St. Michael’s Assisted Living in Fountain City.

Iris was born March 19, 1935 to Leo and Myrtle (Davis) Massie on an island on the Mississippi River near Genoa, WI. After moving to various places, the family settled in Viroqua when she was in 3rd grade. She graduated from Viroqua High School.

Iris married Fred D. Deaver on October 2, 1954 and together raised three children on farms in Viroqua, before moving to Chetek in 1989. Iris was secretary, farmer and a great cook and housewife. She was very devoted to her family and friends.

Iris is survived by her children, Denise (Mark) Erickson, Shane Deaver and Jody (Dolly Lynch) Deaver; grandchildren, Gwen (Bill) Katula, Tyrel Erickson and Jessica Deaver; great-grandchildren, Dayne, Wade, Tel and Ziva; brother, David (Carol) Massie; brother-in-law, Danny (Kristi) Deaver and many special nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2017; parents and one older brother.

A Celebration of Iris’s life will be 12 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, MN 55987 with the Reverend Gerard Willger officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m., until the time of the service. She will be laid to rest in Brush Hollow Cemetery – Viroqua in a private family service. Memorials are preferred to Brush Hollow Cemetery.

Please share a memory of Iris, sign her online guestbook and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com.

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