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John Stubbe Obituary

John E. Stubbe
John E. Stubbe
John E. Stubbe

March 19, 1934 - April 15, 2017
Born in Wausau, Wis
Resided in Village of Maine, WI


John E. Stubbe, 83, village of Maine, died peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Aspirus Hospice House, Wausau.

John was born March 9, 1934, son of the late Edwin and Emma (Marquardt) Stubbe. John graduated from Wausau High School in 1952. On June 2, 1956, he was united in marriage to Marlene Oelke. In July of that year, he was drafted into the United States Army. He proudly served his country as a Military Policeman, living much of the two years near Nuremburg, Germany. Marlene and their young son, Johnny, joined him there in April of 1957. They returned home in June of 1958. John began farming, taking over the family dairy farm in 1960. After retiring in 1999, he worked for Van Der Geest Dairy for ten years, a job he truly enjoyed.

Spending time with family was most important to John. He also liked traveling, especially weekend trips and day trips "Up North". Before declining health, he enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He had belonged to the Central Wisconsin Polka Club, Pommerscher Verein and Trailmates Snowmobile Club. He enjoyed playing sheepshead in card clubs, going to polka dances and Friday night fish frys.

He was a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church, having held offices on the St. John Church Council. He was a member of the Men's Brotherhood and enjoyed participating in church activities.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Marlene; their sons, John (Valerie) of Athens, Mark (Mary), Joel (Keith Graveen) and Michael (Sara) all of Wausau; eight grandchildren, John Carl Stubbe of Withee, Samantha (fiancé Tyler Hamann) Stubbe of Menomonie, Shannon (Michael) Grosnick of Wausau, Brendon Stubbe of Monona, Marie Stubbe of Wausau, Emily Stubbe of Menomonie; and Kylie and Renner Stubbe, both of Wausau; three great-granddaughters, Emmalin, Zoey and Meredith Grosnick; three siblings, Marilyn Small of San Francisco, Richard (Sally) Stubbe of Athens, Emilie (David) Scheffler of Greenville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Thomas and Nita Oelke; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant great-grandson, Stephen.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, village of Maine. Rev. Dan Sire will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Montgomery Plant Dudley Post No. 10, Wausau. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau and again on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Aspirus Hospice House for the exceptional care and support you gave to John.

Online condolences may be expressed at




Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home-West
3400 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI US 54401
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church - Wausau
5304 N. 44th Avenue
Wausau, WI US 54401
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
11:00 AM
St. John Lutheran Cemetery
Village of Maine, WI US 54401
Wednesday, April 19, 2017