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Obituary for Vilas L. Lash

Vilas L. Lash, 90, of West Salem, formerly of Bangor, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at Mulder Healthcare Facility, West Salem. He was born Oct. 6, 1930 at home in the Town of Burns to Roy and Rachel (Wadel) Lash. He farmed in the Burns and Sand Creek area in his early years, before moving to Bangor and marrying Janice Miller in 1968. He went to work for FiField Forest Products, proudly retiring after 27 years of service. During his retirement years he spent his time mowing lawns, hunting deer, working in his garage and buying and selling antiques with Janice. Vilas is survived by his wife of over 52 years Janice, his step-children; Mark (Julie) Miller, David (Julie) Miller, and Michael Miller, two grandchildren; Andrea (Kris) Crosby, and Bradley (Dani) Miller five great-grandchildren; Kristopher, Aiden and Kayson Crosby, and Remlee and Briggs Miller, one sister Elberta (Edwin) Hemker and one brother Harlan (Barb) Lash. Vilas was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters Audrey Baumbach and Winifred Huber. Private funeral services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem. Pastor Steve Olson will officiate. Burial will be in the Burns Cemetery, rural Bangor. Vilas's family would like to extend a special thank you to Mulder Healthcare and St. Croix Hospice for their compassionate care. Memorials are preferred and may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Bangor in his name. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, Jostad Chapel, West Salem, are assisting the family in their time of loss.