Sally Kabus

Sally Joan Kabus, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at her residence in Jackson Township near Danbury.

She was born March 28, 1938, in Plum City, the daughter of Walter and Edith (Ebensberger) Waldvogel. She was united in marriage to John M. Kabus on September 28, 1957, in St. Paul.

Sally was a graduate of Harding High School in St. Paul and had worked for several years as a secretary for Economics Laboratory (now Ecolab). She retired to Spooner in 1987 and moved to their home on Dubois Lake. Sally was very active in the area, tending bar at What the Heck and waitressing at McKenzie Landing. She also helped in the kitchen at The Shop Bar & Grill for Taco Tuesdays.

She enjoyed taking part in both bowling and horseshoe leagues. She also loved the great outdoors, especially fishing and hunting.

In her later years she enjoyed traveling with her companion, Doug Hanson. Sally was an avid reader and spent time painting and doing all kinds of puzzles.

She is survived by her beloved companion, Doug Hanson; her children, Brian Kabus of St. Paul, Valerie Rice (Louis Nickence) of Hayward, and Matthew (Tammy) Kabus of Spring Lake Park, Minnesota; her granddaughter, Megan Kabus; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Sally is preceded in death by her husband, John Kabus; and her siblings, Gary Waldvogel and Susan Reeves.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Spooner Funeral Home, 306 Rusk St. in Spooner, where visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the hour of the service. Pastor Roger Pittman will officiate. Interment will follow in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.

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