Sunday, April 22, 2018


July 24, 1931—February 19, 2017

WAUTOMA - Iris Ann Chatfield, 85, passed away Friday, February 19, 2017, at Silver Lake Haven in Wautoma, WI.

Iris was born on July 24, 1931, in Little Falls, Monroe County, WI, to Henry and Marjorie Ball. She graduated high school in Mukwonago, WI. She met the love of her life, Bruce Chatfield, and they were married December 17, 1949. They lived most of their married life in Oconomowoc until 1979, when they moved to the Mt. Morris area. In 1996, Iris wanted to live among her family in Cataract, WI, so they moved again.

Iris was well known for her cooking abilities and homemaking skills. She always took care of her family and especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by her children, Sherry Chatfield (Jeff Helgamo) of Watertown, Melody (Larry) Buetow of Waukesha, WI, Holly (Daniel) Holick of Hancock, WI; nine living grandchildren, Kathleen, Mary, Michael, Jaime, Sarah, Tara, Steve, Jaquelyn, and Hailey; 10 great-grandchildren, Dylan, Aaron, Makayla, Ellie, Charlotte, Harrison, Ben, Beau, Cora, and Beckett; her sister, Audrey Hoeksha of Ft. Atkinson; a brother, James Ball of Sparta, WI; nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death her husband of 63 years, Bruce Chatfield; her parents, Henry and Marjorie Ball; her father and mother-in-law, Clarence and Gertrude Chatfield; sisters-in-law, Arlene Ball, Ruthe Chatfield; brothers-in-law, Robert Bartz, Kenneth Hoekstra, and Ronald Chatfield; her grandchild, Lisa Ruhs.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, at the Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, with Rev. Randy Williamson officiating. Burial will follow in Cataract Cemetery, Cataract.

Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

Online condolences may be offered to the Chatfield family at

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, assisted the family with arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home

Evans Print & Media Group

1302 River Rd.
P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

Office Number: (608) 269-3186
Fax Number: (608) 269-6876


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