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Clifford Albert Stencil

August 6, 1937 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Clifford Stencil Obituary

Clifford “Cliff” Albert Stencil, 86, of Wausau, WI formerly of Edgar, passed away on January 17, 2024 at Marshfield Medical Center, Weston, WI with his loving family by his side.

Cliff was born August 6, 1937, in the township of Rietbrock to Albert and Lucille (Soczka) Stencil.  He attended Athens, WI area schools.  On July 1, 1961, he was united in marriage to Sharon Kaiser at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgar, WI.  Together they raised seven children between farms in Poniatowski, Cassel and Edgar.  Sharon preceded him in death on November 17, 2001.  On February 7, 2004, he married Joyce (Wiesman) Schuld at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgar, WI. 

He served 3 years in the U.S. Army National Guard.  He was honorably discharged in 1960. Cliff was a dairy, ginseng, and Christmas tree farmer until his retirement.  He served in various organizations including Ginseng Board of Wisconsin, Edgar Co-Op, American Legion Post 393, Edgar FFA Alumni, Sacred Heart Catholic Church-Cassel, Knights of Columbus, and St. John’s Holy Name Society.

 Cliff enjoyed spending quality time with his family and friends fishing, hunting, traveling, playing cards, gardening, polka dances, snow birding to Apache Junction, AZ, and caretaking his “pond.”  He especially treasured celebrating his birthday annually at his pond with family and friends.

Cliff is survived by his loving wife, Joyce. Children, Carolyn (Michael) Gosse, Spearfish, SD, and their children Connor (Cali), and Logan Gosse.  Joel (Marcia) Stencil, Athens, WI and their children Luke (Morgan) and their children Dixie and Bowen, Phillip, Leah (Alex Stanek), ChiAnna, and Mia Stencil.  Anita (Andrew) Krautkramer, Marathon, WI and their children Ashley (Thad) Gonya, Ryan (Molly) and Baby K., and Austin Krautkramer.  Carey Stencil, Edgar, WI and his children Cody, Dylan, and Kailey (Austin Witt) Stencil.  Rosanne (Gary) Johnson, Walnutport, PA and stepchildren Jennifer Montgomery and her children Taylor, Kaylee and Piper, and Chris Johnson.  Jerelyn (John) Koosmann, Mellen, WI and their children Brody and Blair Koosmann.  Jennifer (Take) Naito, Darien, CT and their children Olivia and Kingston.   His family was his pride and joy and the memories made with those lives he touched will never be forgotten.

 Stepchildren Shirley Schuld (Jim Lohmier), Jerry Schuld, Julie Schuld, and Donna (Terry) Napierala and their children and grandchildren.

Cliff is further survived by his brothers Howard Stencil, Daniel (Darlene) Stencil, and sister Lorraine Megal.  He also leaves behind several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Sharon, parents, Albert and Lucille Stencil, in-laws Ralph and Martha Kaiser, brother Kenneth Stencil, and sister Louise Wardecke along with several brothers and sisters in-law and nephews.

Visitation will be held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Edgar, WI, Monday, January 22, 2024 from 4-7 pm and Tuesday, January 23, 2024 prior to services from 10-11:30 am.   A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:30 am with Father Alan Wierzba presiding.  Interment will take place following the funeral service at Edgar Cemetery.  Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Post 393.  There will be a rosary service at 7pm Monday evening at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Catholic School, Edgar, WI.

The family would like to thank the Marshfield Clinic Health System, Erin Cares and Inner Peace Home Care Services, LLC for the excellent care provided to Cliff.

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January 22, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Edgar, Wisconsin)

Funeral Mass
January 23, 2024

11:30 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Edgar, Wisconsin)


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