Avada Sennhenn


Fall River / Sun Prairie – Avada J. Sennhenn, 81 passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

She was born on April 25, 1940 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to George & Sadie (Lawton) Amundson. Avada was a graduate of Nekoosa High School. Avada married the love of her life, Russell Sennhenn, on May 17, 1958 in New Rome, Wisconsin.

Avada loved her work in retail and customer service. The relationships she made at Herberger’s and Boston Store meant a great deal to her. Recently, Avada was employed at Rock-a-bye Child Care Learning Center in Sun Prairie. She truly loved seeing the children and formed a close bond with her co-workers. Avada touched the hearts of many.

Throughout her 59 years of marriage, Avada enjoyed five trips to Hawaii, countless Casino adventures, and supper club nights with family and friends. She took pride and joy in operating Sennhenn Orchard with Russ. Family was the cornerstone of Avada’s life. She loved hosting family gatherings and hearing any story about her loved ones. Avada was always up for an adventure.

Survivors include two sons Russell (Patty) of Ogema and Kenneth of Columbus; eight grandchildren,

Julie (Nick) Gretzinger, Aaron Sennhenn, Laura (Tony) Testolin, Mariah Sennhenn, Spencer Sennhenn, Jennifer (Lance) Knetter, Jessica Jagminas (Brandon Steczynski), and Michael Sennhenn (Issy Grethen); seven great grandchildren, and a special friend, Curt Heinzelman. Avada is further survived by a sister, Valieta Griffin and other close family and friends.

Avada was preceded in death by her husband in 2017, her parents, her son Stephen, her daughter, Connie Kay, her brother, Brian, and her four-legged pal, Bear.

While Avada’s passing was unexpected we find peace and comfort in knowing she is reunited with the love of her life.