Sally G. Chartrand, 70, of Elk Mound, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire surrounded by family.
Sal was born May 3, 1948 in Chippewa Falls to Lloyd and Rosemary “Jane” (Cardinal) Fransway. She grew up in Chippewa Falls and graduated from Chippewa Falls High School in 1966. She drove school bus for LeDuc Bus Company and then attended CVTC where she earned her Ward Clerk certification.
She worked as a Ward Clerk at Sacred Heart Hospital for over 15 years. Following that she worked as an Assistant Office Manager for Eau Claire Women’s Care. Most recently she worked as a Health Unit Coordinator at the Midelfort Clinic on Clairemont Avenue where she retired in January of 2017.
Sal enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing and playing cards; canasta, rummy 500 and cribbage were a few of her favorites. From early childhood, many of her summers were spent at Summer Haven Resort in Chetek fishing and camping. She loved spending time with her granddaughters at her camper.
Sal is survived by her daughters, Traci (Terry) Sullivan of Menomonie, WI and Tricia Chartrand of Chicago, IL; granddaughters, Amanda and Alicia Chartrand, and Alexis Sullivan; siblings, Jackie (Lee) Hepfler, Roger (Sharon) Fransway, Susan (Joe) Modl, Jennifer Armstrong, and Scott (Ellen) Fransway; sister-in-laws Elaine “Lollie” Fransway and Joan Fransway; her beloved dog, Gizmo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Patty Sedani, Lloyd Fransway Jr., Tony Fransway, Laura Brown, Sam Fransway and infant sister, Mary Jo; nephew, Chad Brown; and nieces, Jeanne and Robin Fransway.
A funeral service will be held at 12 p.m., Friday, June 15 at Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel, Chippewa Falls with Rev. Hal Schroetter officiating.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Sal was a favorite of many and her kindness and generous spirit will be greatly missed.
“She always had a smile on her face and knew what to say to brighten your day. People looked to her for guidance, a laugh, a story, and for her crafty skills. She was always down to play cards, go to the casino, or just hang out. She will forever be watching over her loved ones and keeping us safe. She will be missed by many people and will never be forgotten.” – Ali Chartrand
Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family. Visit www.pedersonvolker.com to express online condolences.