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Louise S. Wisner

January 16, 2018

Louise S. Wisner, 93, formerly of Watertown, passed away Tuesday evening, January 16, 2018, at Wesley Healthcare Community, Saratoga Springs.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Tuesday, January 23, from 10:30AM - 12:30PM. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 PM at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Fred G. Garry, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in the spring in Brookside Cemetery.

Louise was born in Watertown on November 12, 1924, daughter of Nathaniel and Winifred Clark Smith. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and LaSalle Junior College in Massachusetts. She worked for the Veterans Administration, then was an administrative assistant for the Watertown City School District until her retirement.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was a member of its choir and bell choir for many years. Louise adored all of her dogs, but her rescued greyhounds, Cleo and Sheba, held a special place in her heart. She enjoyed music, bridge and sewing, and had owned her own sewing business, specializing in draperies and slip covers.

Louise is survived by her three children, Debra Wisner, Saratoga Springs, Scott J. Wisner and wife, Amy, Syracuse, and Steven Wisner and wife, Kathy, Oswego; seven grandchildren, Amber, Steven, Ben, Mike, Kai, Libby, and Taryn; seven great grandchildren; and three nieces, Natalie Scholl, Ithaca, Karen Scholl, Dewitt, and Andrea Scholl and husband, Earl Wingrove, NC. She was predeceased by her husband, James Wisner, and her sister, Alice Scholl.

Donations in her name may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 403 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601 or the greyhound rescue organization of your choice. Online condolences to Louise's family should be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com


#10 Erin McCarter 2018-02-10 19:32
Scott and Family -
I'm so sorry to learn about your loss. I know how much you loved your Mom. I hope the memories provide comfort to you all - you're in my prayers.
Erin McCarter
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#9 Gloria Vazquez 2018-01-22 15:04
Sending all my love to Scott, Amy and all family members. Praying that you may recover soon from this difficult time, and fill your hearts with the warmest thoughts and many good memories.
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#8 dave krayenvenger 2018-01-21 20:01
I have many fond memories of Louise at Wiley, She knew what was going on , all from her front desk ! after her retirement I painted her house and always had a good time talking to her or just petting her dogs, I will still think of her often , Dave Krayenvenger
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#7 Jill Bestor Wheeler 2018-01-20 07:26
Dear Wisner family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have fond memories of your family from my childhood when I grew up on Ward Street. Your Mom was a great lady. My sincere condolences.
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#6 Yuvon Marra 2018-01-19 21:52
Prayers to the family of Louise. Sorry for your loss.
Good memories when working at Wiley school.
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#5 Dennis Davis 2018-01-19 13:15
Steve, Scott, Debbie,
My brother and I will always have fond memories of your mom, her endless supply of homemade cookies - the best! The endless trips to the "Y" for swimming, her stopping to pick us up on some of the worst weather days as we trudged to school. Letting us mess up her kitchen once while helping Scott make homemade soda pop - and getting a lesson on "cleanup!". Drop-off and pick up at Thompson Park hill for sledding, the Sunday afternoon soccer games in Louise and Jim's backyard - so many fond memories that I share with my children. You will always have a special place in our hearts and be missed.
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#4 Debbie Frink Nygard 2018-01-19 12:16
Hello, Scott and the Wisner Family,

It is Debbie Frink, also from the Class of 1978. I knew your mom from Wiley School and from First Pres Church. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Treasure your memories as I know you will.
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#3 Dee Shear 2018-01-18 18:52
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
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#2 MikePatti ODriscoll 2018-01-18 18:08
We have many wonderful memories of our time as swimming parents with Louise and Jim. They always encouraged our two sons to excel. Louise was also very helpful to Patti during her time with the Watertown School System. We know her family is sharing many happy memories of their time with Louise and Jim. Prayers and blessings to them all.
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#1 Estelle Diamond 2018-01-18 16:08
Hello Scott and family,
Scott, we were in the same class at WHS. I want to express my brothers and my condolences at this difficult time.

Estelle Diamond
WHS 1978
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