Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary - Dept. of WI

National Home Support

The VFW National Home is a living, breathing memorial.  Through Service to our Veterans, our VFW Auxiliary made a vow to provide love, care and education to the children and grandchildren of our deceased or disabled Veterans.  We must never falter in our efforts to provide a nurturing and secure environment for the children of our National Home.  The home, located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, is on 630 acres of farm land and has 70 buildings that include the brick homes, library, community center, chapel, guest lodge, nursery school, teen center, fire department, administration buildings and its own water treatment and sewage plant.  The Health and Happiness Christmas Cheer Fund assures that each child received a Christmas gift and gifts for members of his or her family.

The VFW Auxiliary is partnering to help Veterans...Find out more!!

Veterans and Family Support

The goal of the Veterans and Family Support program is to assist Veterans and their families outside the hospital and to encourage a suitable standard of living, whether it be through financial support, moral support or by simple acts of kindness. 


  • Buddy Poppy Campaign
  • VFW Sports Clips Help a Hero Scholarship
  • VFW's National Military Services, which includes Operation Uplink, Unmet Needs and the Military Assistance Program.  Click HERE to be directed to the National VFW Troop Support Page.
  • VFW National Home for Children

Buddy Poppy Campaign

We are distributing Buddy Poppies to the public.  Why do we do this?

This hand-made symbol of the memorial on Flander's Field that Col. McCrea so eloquently spoke of provides an outstanding way for us to honor those who died by helping their comrades who are now in need.  Handicapped Veterans make the Buddy Poppies for the VFW.  We purchase them, providing a small income for that Veteran.  Then, we offer them to the public as we solicit donations for our needy comrades and their loved ones.  All funds raised in this manner are reserved for this cause, exclusively.  All through this process, our Veterans are helped.  This is a general outreach program for all Veterans, not just VFW members.

National VFW Buddy Poppy Site

Buddy Poppy Order Form

Department Veterans & Family Support Chairperson

Lynn Fields
611 Meadow Ln.
Sheboygan Falls, WI  53085
(920) 946-5322

District Veterans & Family Support Chairpersons
Cynthia Nelson-Kundert
PO Box 351
Brodhead, WI  53520
(608) 897-2254
Kathyrn Kakuschke
506 Adams St.
Fort Atkinson, WI  53538
(920) 563-5285
Sue Carter
441 W. 3rd St.
Richland Center, WI  53818
(608) 647-2276
Amanda Patterson
5342 Lakeview Dr.
Greendale, WI  53129
(414) 421-3528
Ingrid Wenninger
1736 Knoll Crest Dr.
Sheboygan, WI  53081
(920) 458-9944
Doreen Partridge
1610 E. Wausau Ave.
Wausau, WI  54403
(715) 254-4590
Audrey Dotzauer
156 W. Highland Dr.
Oconto Falls, WI  54154
(920) 846-8425 (H)
(920) 604-0420 (C)
Terry Stiner
737 W. Main St.
Mondovi, WI  54755
(715) 549-0297 (H)
(715) 495-0297 (C)
Linda Jurisch
740 4th St.
 Clear Lake, WI  54005
(715) 263-2288
Kathryn Schmitz
24447 Lambeth Rd.
Cashton, WI  54619
(608) 269-2935