Vayda Jean French

Published 7:53 pm Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vayda Jean French, 79, of Columbus died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 in St. Luke’s Hospital, Columbus.
Born in Cuba City, Wisc., she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Thelma Hodge Dearth. Mrs. French was a member of Tryon United Methodist Church, Tryon, the American Contract Bridge League and the Military Officers Association of America. She also volunteered at Steps to Hope and she enjoyed traveling, spending time with family, playing bridge, reading and working cross word puzzles. She was a homemaker and the widow of William French, who died in 1993.
Surviving are one son, Steven L. French (Vicki) of Winder, Ga.; two daughters, Vickie Leonard (Bob) of Greensburg, Penn. and Susan Mihalchean (Scott) of Spokane, Wash.; two sisters, Aletha Masbruch of Jackson, Wisc. and Lenore Creuziger (Fritz) of Racine, Wisc.; a sister-in-law, Margaret Dearth of Wimberley, Texas; two brother-in-laws, Robert Creuziger of Racine, Wisc. and George French (Virginia) of Benton, Wisc.; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Shawn) Lantz, Cory Schurz, Chris (Dawn) French, Ashley French, Brandon French, Tanner French, Aimee (Mark) Puetz and Ryan (Jennifer) Tait; nine great-grandchildren, Cole, Andrew, Camryn, Brennen, Brooklyn, Dylan, Zane, Liam and Makena, and 18 nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Alta Creuziger, and one brother, Wayne Dearth, and two brother-in-laws, Malcolm French and Robert Masbruch.
Mrs. French will be sent to Haudenshield Funeral Home, Cuba City, Wisc. for services and burial in the United Methodist Church Cemetery, Benton, Wisc.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date to be held at Tryon United Methodist Church, Tryon.
An online guest register may be signed at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.

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