Ashley McCauley

VIT_McCauleyAshley A. McCauley (nee Wislicenus), 26, of Otsego and formerly of Forest Lake, died following a car accident on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. 

Ashley Wislicenus was born Oct. 28, 1986 at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, N.C.

Ashley graduated from Forest Lake Senior High School, Class of 2004.  Following high school, she studied marketing and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Metro State.

She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Daniel McCauley on Dec. 29, 2007.

She was employed as an International Sourcing Manager with ATK Security and Sporting. In addition to her employment, Ashley followed her dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and was the founder and CEO of True North Organic. Through her business, she donated a portion of each sale to various animal shelters. Through the use of her natural products she wished to assist in preventing cancers.

Ashley was passionate about the environment, helping those around her and living life to the fullest. She loved children, animals, nature, designing, music, playing board games, sewing, painting, chatting around a bonfire and going to the lake.

Above all, time spent with her husband, their four-legged children, family and friends was what filled Ashley’s soul. She will be dearly missed and remembered as a loving and faithful person.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Kathleen O’Connell; beloved cat, Mac.

She will be forever loved by her devoted and loving husband, Dan; four-legged babies, Gracie, Charli, Buddy, Mick; parents, Daniel and Traci O’Connell; siblings, Emily, Danny; grandparents, Dan (Kathleen) O’Connell, Carol Owens, Rogenna Wislicenus; father and mother-in-law, Larry and Jean McCauley; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mike (Shannah) McCauley, Kristine (Roger) Loeffelholz, Deidre (Randy) Henry; nieces and nephews, Brenden, Haley and Hayden McCauley, Erin and Liberty Kelley, Austin Loeffelholz, Miranda Severson-Kelley, Dylan Wilson (Henry); aunts, uncles, many cousins, family and friends.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Faith Lutheran Church, Forest Lake.

Memorials are preferred to the family and may be sent in care of Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake.