Rhonda Lynn D’Lamatter, 62, of rural Fall Creek, suffered heart related problems and was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, where she passed away Tuesday afternoon January 10, 2023, with her family by her side.
Rhonda was born October 28, 1960, to Louis and Dona “Joann” (Moen) Behlke. She was raised in the Fall Creek area and was a student at Fall Creek Elementary and High School.
Rhonda was united in marriage to John Thomas D’Lamatter on May 18, 1979, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ludington Township, rural Fall Creek. The couple lived in Eau Claire County all their married life. Through the years Rhonda had been employed in Augusta at Bush Brothers Canning Company and in Eau Claire at Dotronix and Penny’s Count, and when ill health forced her retirement she was working at Eby-Brown.
Rhonda loved reading, especially Dean Koontz and Stephen King novels. She looked forward to getting out in the boat fishing with John, and each spring waiting for the budding of the lilac bushes and her beautiful roses. She enjoyed the occasional BINGO game but was at her happiest when she was visiting with her family and spending time with the various animals she had throughout her life.
Rhonda will be deeply missed by John, her loving husband of 43 years; 2 sons, Thomas and Joshua D’Lamatter both of Fall Creek; 2 daughters, Tania D’Lamatter (Jeff Howard) of Cadott, Cassandra “Sandi” D’Lamatter of Fall Creek; 5 grandchildren, Mariah and Mya D’Lamatter, Michael and Matthew Howard and Christopher D’Lamatter; 4 brothers, LaMoine Behlke of Augusta, David and Charlotte Behlke of Altoona, Gary and Patti Behlke of Eau Claire, Darrell Behlke of Cadott; 4 sisters, Kathleen and Richard Thurman of Oklahoma City, OK, Patricia Vollbrecht of Fall Creek, Lynette and Stan Barnard of Chippewa Falls, Angela and Bill Northcott of Eleva; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan Maland of Jim Falls, Joyce Ann Thalacker of Eau Claire, Peggy Sue and Ted Kuehl of Augusta, Patricia and Dennis Lewallen of Stanley, Donna LeMere of Eau Claire, Barbara and Brian Kunz of Augusta, Betty and Jim Brown of Augusta, Hazel Moyer (Baldemar Gutierrez) of Cadott, and David Smith of Augusta; several nieces, nephews, and their families, as well as other relatives.
Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Dona; siblings, Bruce Behlke and Maxine Maland; nephew Donald Lewallen; brother-in-law Russel Vollbrecht; and sister-in-law Bonnie Smith.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, with spring burial in the Ludington Cemetery.
Friends may call from noon and until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com