Anna Marie Payne, Eastman, Wisconsin, May 7, 2023

Anna Marie Payne, 74, of Eastman, Wisconsin died in her home on Sunday, May 7, 2023. She was born June 30, 1948 to Milo and Juanita (Smith) Harris. 

Ann loved to read, do crossword puzzles, garden, and always kept the birds well fed; especially the hummingbirds. She loved her simple country life on the farm with her husband, Gary “Wig” Payne. She and Wig were inseparable. Their kitchen table was the gathering place for many friends and family over the years. Always a place to laugh, joke, and have an Old Milwaukee of course. If by chance they did leave the farm, they enjoyed trips to the casino with friends.


Anna loved her grandkids and great grandkids and was a big part in caring for her grandchildren when they were young. She will be remembered for her love for her family, a warm heart, and big hugs.

She is survived by her children, Gary (Marci) Payne, Brenda (Dave) Foley, and Greg Payne; five grandchildren, Erica (Kyle) Boland, Tyler (Kate) and Trenton (Logan) Payne, Brent (Amber) Foley, and Courtney (Dylan) Lessard; sibling, Rochelle (Dale) Payne; and twelve great-grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Gary “Wig” Payne; her parents, Milo and Juanita Harris; one sister, Vicky Ryniec; her sister-in-law, Bonnie; brother, Bill Lan; brothesr- in-law, Pete Wilkinson, Bernie Linder and Lloyd Fisher; and her great-granddaughter, Rylee Payne.


The family will gather privately to celebrate her life.


Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin is assisting the family with arrangements.

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