Florence E. Ponchaud

CRYSTAL FALLS – Florence E. Ponchaud, 83, of Crystal Falls, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Florence, Wis.

She was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Orvie and Elsie (Kelly) Snodie.

Florence married John Ponchaud in 1953; he preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 1996. She later was preceded in death by a very special friend, Volney Vassar on Aug. 29, 2010.

Florence was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Crystal Falls. She enjoyed many hobbies which included reading, crocheting, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one son, Volney A. “Ponch” (Cheryl) Ponchaud of Crystal Falls; two daughters, Glenrose (Jerry) Fatturi of Crystal Falls and Johnene (Clayton) Anderson of Champion; two brothers, James (Violet) Snodie of Waukegan, Ill., and Orvie (Janette) Snodie of Crystal Falls; two sisters, Janet (Don) Lantz of Felch and Ellen (Richard) Wiebe of Nevada; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Florence was preceded in death by one son, John L. Ponchaud Jr.; two sisters, Jacqueline Vondell and Judith Kermeen; one grandson, Carl Anderson; and one great-grandson, Anthony Hernandez.

In accordance with Florence’s wishes, private family services will be held.

Burial will be in Felch Cemetery in the spring.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Florence, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home of Crystal Falls, to honor Florence’s legacy of life.