Ida May Payne

Ida Mae Payne, age 85, of Adams, Wisconsin died Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at the Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Interment will be at the Monroe Center Cemetery, Town of Monroe, Adams County, Wisconsin.

Friends may call at Roseberrys Funeral Home on Monday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service.

Ida was born January 16, 1925 in Strongs Prairie, Wisconsin to Joseph B. and Jennie (Hobart) Bankes. She married Donald R. Luke Sr. on January 3, 1942. This marriage was blessed with six children. Ida worked at Badger Ordnance during the Vietnam War. She moved to Illinois where she worked for Eaton Corporation. Following Donalds passing she returned to Adams, Wisconsin and married Darwin Payne on October 19, 1981.

Ida enjoyed crocheting, dancing, solving cross word and jig saw puzzles, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Ida was a member of the Baptist Church in Adams.

Ida was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Jennie Bankes; husband, Donald R. Luke Sr.;2nd husband, Darwin Payne; son, John A. Luke (Vietnam); infant son, Joseph ; brothers: Albert, Richard, John, Alvin, and Harland Bankes; sisters: Hazel Grell and Katherine Schmoock; and great-grandson, William Roberts.

Sister: Eva Eschbach of Mauston, Wisconsin
Son: Donald Luke of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Son: Randolph (Helen) Luke of Adams, Wisconsin
Daughter: Ida (Lester) Chase of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
Daughter: Jennifer Desotell of Adams, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Hope (Gordon) Schonasky of Adams, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Randy Thor Jr. of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Irene (Mark) Matrick of Adams, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Roseta Thor of Adams, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Dawn Starling of Clarion, Iowa
Grandchild: Joseph Luke of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grandchild: Edith Luke of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grandchild: Mary Luke of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grandchild: Donald Richard Luke III of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grandchild: Faith Board of Adams, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Alice (Mike) Kuhnwald of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Lester (Rhonda) Chase of Friendship, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Lois Thurber of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin
Grandchild: Rose Fields of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Further survived by many Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great-Grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Nanette Roth says:

    I am sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort and strength in your family and friends.

  2. jackie olson says:

    best wishes in your time sorrow.

  3. Stephen & Jelayne says:

    Grief takes time. You won’t get over it in a month or even a year. In fact, you never get over it. You blend it into your life, And make it part of you. Missing you Always. Love Stephen & Jelayne

  4. Doris Gullickson says:

    My thoughts and prayers all with you during this difficult time.

  5. Jelayne hollingsworth says:

    My sincere sympathy for your loss.
    "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

  6. Brenda & Joseph Pietrowski says:

    Our most sincere and deepest sympathies for the family. She touched many lives and will be missed. Prayers for comfort & strenght go out to all.

  7. Anonymous says:

    i am so sorry of your familys lost i really did not get to meet her only met her at willys funeral

  8. Loren Lecy & Peg Henriksen says:

    May God comfort you during this difficult time.