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Jeanette A. (Koy) Stenzel

September 13, 1926 ~ November 26, 2018 (age 92)

Jeanette A. Stenzel, 92, died Monday November 26, 2018 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born September 13, 1926, in Wausau, daughter of the late Henry and Beatrice (Conrad) Koy.  On May 15, 1948, she married Edmund D. Stenzel at St. Mary Catholic Church, Wausau.  He preceded her in death May 21, 2009.

Jeanette graduated from Wausau Senior High School in the Class of 1945.  She retired from Sieg Wausau Company after 46 years of employment.

Being a woman of great faith, Jeanette involved herself in many of the activities and volunteer efforts of her next-door neighbor, The Church of St. Anne, of which she was a Charter Member.  She was also a Charter Member of the St. Anne Adult Choir, and a past President/current member of the Fatima Council, the Hospitality Committee, worked for many years for the Famous Fish Fries, was a member of the “Jolly Squares” dancing club and served on numerous parish committees as well as serving as Chair of many Capital Fund Drives.

Her involvements also included Past President of the Wausau Deanery Council of Catholic Women and Past President of the LaCrosse Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, past Secretary of the Board of Governors Marywood, was also a 20-year Hospital Volunteer, 19-year Volunteer Hospital Teddy Bear Clinic and spent 10 years as a Girl Scout Leader.  Currently Jeanette was a member of St. Anne’s Fatima Council, St. Anne’s Adult Choir, the Wausau Catholic Women’s Club, the VFW Auxiliary and an Aspirus Volunteer. 

One of Jeanette’s fondest and special memories was having the dubious honor of meeting and having her picture taken with Mother Teresa of Calcutta in 1970.

Survivors include nephew, Jim Majeske, niece, Karen (Geoff) Krause and nephew, Randy (Gay) Stencil, all of Wausau, brother-in-law, Marvin Stencil, Wausau and many other -in-laws, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law.

Besides her parents and husband, Jeanette was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Katie and Floyd Majeske, sister-in-law, Ruth Stencil, nephew, Dick Majeske, an infant brother, Robert and several close and special relatives.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday December 4, 2018 at The Church of St. Anne, Wausau.  Rev. Thomas Linder will preside.  Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

The family would like to express their special thanks to the beautifully compassionate care provided by Dr. Rezazadeh, Aspirus Oncology, the Benedictine Living Center and their staff.  You helped make Jeanette’s life meaningful and happy the past several months and you will all hold a very special place in our hearts for your wonderful care.

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