CALVARY CEMETERY OBITUARIES

MARY A. STADDLER Mary A. Staddler, age 90, a Manitowoc resident, died on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at Harmony House in Two Rivers. Mary was born on July 18, 1920, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Rose (Engeldinger) Staddler. She graduated from Manitowoc Lincoln High School in 1938. Mary was an interior decorator for various furniture stores in Manitowoc and Green Bay. In the past, Mary was helpful with the Hmong families sponsored through Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and a current member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish and the Daughters of Isabella. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her parents: Anton and Rose Staddler; four brothers and one sister-in-law: Richard Staddler; Paul Staddler; John Staddler; and Ted (Marsha) Staddler; one sister and three brothers-in-law: Winifred (Edward) Ziebell; Ed Moseler; and Bill Kronforst. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi Parish-Marshall Site, S. 21st and Marshall St., Manitowoc. The Rev. Dan Viertel will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial with burial of her cremated remains at Calvary Cemetery in Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is serving the Staddler family. A special thank you to the Manitowoc County Community Hospice and the staffs of Harmony House of Manitowoc and Two Rivers for the special loving care shown to Mary. Herald Times Reporter, Oct. 13, 2010


BARBARA STADLER From Der Nord Westen, 15 Dec. 1904: Death Thurs. afternoon last week of 70-yr. old Mrs. Christ. Stadler, one of the oldest residents of our county. The deceased leaves a host of children among whom is Ric Stadler, a well-known brick mason here. The funeral was held Mon. morning from St. Boniface Church. ******** Barbara Stadler birth: 6 July 1829 Germany death: 8 December 1904 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1904 Manitowoc Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


CHRISTOPH STADLER Funeral services for the late Christopher Stadler were held from St. Boniface church this morning and was largely attended by sorrowing friends. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, May 28, 1902, Page 1 ******** Chas. and Peter C. Stadler, who were here to attend the funeral of their father have returned to Chicago. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Thursday, May 29, 1902, Page ******** From Der Nord Westen, 29 May 1902: Death Mon. of 76-yr. old Christoph Stadler, a well-known resident of our city. He came to Manitowoc County from Germany in 1853 and settled in Neshoto where he remained until a few years ago when he moved to Manitowoc. Just a few years ago he and his wife celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary. Mr. Stadler, who suffered from stomach cancer, leaves a sorrowing widow and 8 children. His funeral was held yesterday morning at the Catholic Cemetery. ******** HAPPY WEDDED LIFE Fifty Years Enjoyed By Mr. And Mrs. Christian Stadler, Who Today Celebrate OLD RESIDENTS OF COUNTY Came Here In 1858 And Have Since Resided At Two Rivers, Neshoto, And in This City - A Day of Pleasant Memories In era of sordid commercialism, of marriages of convenience, of betrothals for filthy lucre, of engagements for ulterior gain, to witness a love that has been constant for fifty years and at that time clasps the beloved to the bosom with the same, yes, with increased fervor as of yore, that grasps the hand with same, though strengthened grip as of then and that looks into the eyes with warmth and trustiness, is indeed refreshing and an event of more than passing note. In these times of diurnal divorce it does one's heart good to see an old couple standing together, ready and willing to undergo the trials and tribulations of life, to act as prop and help meet to each other, to be the ever watchful companion through the journey. Such a love has blessed Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Stadler who at their home, 1135 South Seventh Street, are today celebrating the golden wedding anniversary of their marriage. The observance of the anniversary is in the nature of a family reunion and at which children, grand children and great grand children are present; and the home is indeed a happy one. At 8 o'clock Solemn High Mass was celebrated at St. Boniface church by Rev. Father Pell and many friends of the bride and groom were present. After the service, the home was thrown open to friends and neighbors and joyous pleasure reigns supreme. Mr. and Mrs. Stadler receiving their guests with welcome greeting that testifies a love of association and friendship. Fifty years ago at a little hamlet in Saxony, Germany, a country lad and a blushing comely lass stood before the minister of God and exchanged the solemn vows that united their destinies and made them man and wife. Today, at the gathering as they look upon the four generations assembled, their thoughts must revert back to the time of half a century ago when they started in life together. Then they were rich only in each other's love - a love whose flame burns brighter to-day at the close of fifty years of wedded life, than on the eventful day when they faced the world without money, but with good health, and now they have reached the evening of life with a comfortable competency and can look forward to the enjoyments of comfort and peace in the remaining years of life. Mr. and Mrs. Stadler have been residents of Manitowoc county forty five years. Leaving their native land in 1856, they came to America and Wisconsin settling at Two Rivers, where they continued to reside a number of years and then removed to Neshota. Thirteen years ago they took up their home in this city, where they have since remained. Mr. Stadler has been actively engaged in business since coming here, as a mason contractor and possesses a wide acquaintance in the city being held in high esteem by all who know him. He is 75 years of age while his wife has reached 72, yet to know them as they greet friends today one would scarcely believe this true. Time has dealt kindly with them and youthful spirits and happy companionship hide the age. They are the parents of eight children all of who are at the home to assist in the celebrations taking place. Twenty-one grand children, many of whom are also in attendance gladden the hearts of the couple. The children are Peter and Charles Stadler, Mrs. John S. Voight, Mrs. J. E. Voight, Mrs. Anna Silversack, Chicago; Mrs. Andrew Fay, Two Rivers; Mrs. Rudolph Goetzier, and Nicholas Stadler of this city. Among other relatives who are here to assist in the ceremonies are Henry Stadler and wife, Kossuth; Mrs. Rudolph Bishop, Mrs. J. Meyer, Two Rivers. The festivities will continue this evening and many friends will wish the recipients of the day's honor, all happiness and continued years of enjoyment. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Wednesday, January 23, 1901, p. 1 ******** Christoph Stadler birth: 1826 Germany death: 25 May 1902 Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin residence: 1902 Manitowoc Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


LENA STADLER Mrs. Nicholas Stadler, 91, of 1303 South Seventh Street, life long resident of city and county, died Sunday night, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 am Wednesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 o'clock at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Stadler, nee Lena Fay was born in Shoto in 1854 and 70 years ago was married to Mr. Stadler. They located in this city where Mr. Stadler was a mason contractor. He died 27 years ago. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Christian Ehlers of Chicago and two sons, George and Ervin, of Chicago. A son, Charles, died last year in Brooklyn. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Christian Mothers of which Mrs. Stadler was a member, will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times; p.2; Monday 15 Apr 1946 sent in by a researcher/see contributors page


NICHOLAS STADLER DEATH CLAIMS NIC STADLER, LONG RESIDENT Nicholas Stadler, one of the well known residents of the city, died last evening after an illness of some time, aged 68. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock from St. Boniface church. Mr. Stadler was born at Saxony, Germany, sixty eight years ago and came to Manitowoc as a child with his parents; the family landing by boat at Two Creeks. He had been a resident of this city for a long term of years and was a well known contractor. Married forty-two years ago to Miss Lena Fay, he is survived by his widow and four children. Viola of this city, Charles and George of Chicago and Irwin who is at Alexandria, Va. One brother, Peter of Chicago and three sisters, Mrs. Rudolph Goetzler of this city, Mrs. Andrew Fay of Two Rivers and Mrs. Martin Silversack of Chicago also survive. Mr. Sadler was a member of the Catholic Knights and resided at 1303 South Seventh street. Manitowoc Herald News, Tuesday, February 18, 1919 Page 4


ADOLPH C. STANGEL RETURNS HOME AFTER BEING CITED FOR BRAVERY, AND DECORATED Lieut. Stangel of Mishicott in Thickest of Fighting and Wins Croix De Guerre After His Company Routs 800 Germans—Has Remarkable Experiences Decorated with the Croix de Guerre and with a special citation, Lieut. Adolph C. Stangel of Mishicot has returned to his native heath after experiences such as will stand out as the most momentous of any in his life. Lieutenant Stangel served throughout the entire war, was in heavy fighting practically from the day he landed on French soil and was in active service on the day the armistice was signed. He was gassed and wounded but in all that time only was off active duty for a period of ten days. Certainly he has had his full share of war. Lieutenant Stangel left here on January 4, 1918 after having taken the training at Fort Sheridan in the officers’ training camp and immediately was sent overseas where he served in the Forty-Second, Twenty-Sixth and Thirty-Second divisions. After the signing of the armistice he was assigned as a teacher in an agricultural college in Paris. The lieutenant saw his most active fighting at Chateau-Thierry, St. Mihiel and in the Meuse-Argonne. It was in the latter sector that he was gassed and wounded. A piece of a hand grenade struck him in the leg but inflicted only a slight wound. He was also wounded in the arm but being gassed was his worst experience. It was the gas that caused him to be confined to the hospital. The award of the Croix de Guerre and the French citation was made after report reached the French high command that Stangel had kept his platoon in action after being wounded and gassed. Six men were killed in the immediate vicinity of Stangel in one battle in the Toul sector but the Mishicot man seemed to bear a charmed life and escaped with only slight injury. His Worst Experience. Lieutenant Stangel tells of his “worst experience in the war” when a company commanded by himself was attacked by 800 of the Boche, the latter being routed after a bloody engagement. This was at Zivray where Stangel had command of I Company 103rd infantry of the Twenty- sixth division. The Germans shelled Zivray for a period of six hours and threw out wave after wave of gas before they came over. The enemy smashed Company I’s dugouts and trenches and the fight then took place in the open, virtually a hand to hand engagement. After the German retired, Company I officers counted 170 enemy dead. The Company I’s casualties also were exceedingly heavy. This engagement took place on June 16, 1918. At the time of the signing of the armistice, Lieutenant Stangel was in the Meuse Argonne sector and he described the elation of the Germans over the signing of the peace treaty. It took on the form of a pyrotechnical display in which star shells, rockets and other war signaling devices were employed in altogether a new manner from which they were designed. The Germans were so glad that the war was over that they did not hesitate to come into the American lines with outstretched hands. The Americans, however, failed to return these advances, feeling that they desired to make a good job of it before hostilities should cease. On Record Hike. After the armistice, Stangel and his command hiked north of Verdun to Luxemburg and on to Coblenz. It was a strenuous march and required eighteen days during which the command hiked from sunrise to sunset with only one apportionment of rations a day. Lieut. Stangel’s command made a record on the hike. The returned soldier spent four months with the army of occupation in Germany, being located at Dierdorf on the east side of the Rhine. Shortly afterward he was transferred to Beaune University where he taught in the college of agriculture and had supervision of the agricultural clubs. He returned to the United States on the old German liner Vaterland, now the Leviathan. The trip was made in six days without incident and he landed in New York on July 5. Lieut. Stangel is a nephew of Prof. Stangel of this city and it goes without saying that he is a hero whose exploits have made him the subject of a great deal of admiration in this county. Manitowoc Herald News, Wednesday, July 23, 1919 Page 1 ******* …(First line underinked)…Stangel, 62, Manitowoc businessman who died unexpectedly Saturday of a heart attack at his home, 1127 S. Eighth St., were at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Officiating at the solemn requiem high mass were the Rev. Alfred Pritzl as celebrant, the Rev. Joseph Becker of Menasha as deacon and the Rev. John K. Mueller of Two Rivers as sub-deacon. In the sanctuary were the Revs. Sylvester Borusky of Green Bay, Adolph Dolezal of Two Rivers and Donald Rose of Manitowoc… Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, where military graveside rites were accorded by the Drews-Bleser American Legion Post of Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, Friday, October 12, 1956 P. 13


BERNADETTE STANGEL Mrs. Adolph C. Stangel, 79, of 1127 S. Eighth St., Manitowoc, died Monday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. Mrs. Stangel, nee Bernadette M. Murray, was born Sept. 12, 1894, at Fond du Lac, daughter of the late Michael and Mary Webb Murray. She was graduated from Oshkosh State Teachers College. She was married to Adolph C. Stangel Dec. 5, 1917, at Fond du Lac, moving to Manitowoc to reside in 1920. He preceded her in death Oct. 6, 1956. She was a charter member of the Thalia Club and past president of the Manitou Girl Scout Council. She was a member of the Manitowoc Elks Lodge Auxiliary No. 687, Catholic Woman’s Club and St. Boniface Church St. Ann Christian Mothers Altar Society. Survivors include a son, Charles M. of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Ruth Ann) Kretschmer, of Saginaw, Mich., Mrs. Gregory (Betty) Kreft, of Manitowoc and Mrs. Donald (Ellen) Mueller, of Westport, Conn.; two brothers, David, of Menasha and Clarence, of Fond du Lac; 22 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A son, Paul, a daughter, Mrs. Marian Sondergaard, and a brother, Addison, preceded her in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesdy, where a wake service will be held at 8 p.m. by the Catholic Woman’s Club, St. Boniface St. Ann Altar Society and Friends. Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Hospital Extended Care Unit. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, March 26, 1974 P. 19


CHARLES J. STANGEL (d. 1931) FORMER CO. TEACHER DIES AT HOSPITAL Charles J. Stangel, Nephew of C. G. Stangel, Ill But Short Time When End Comes Chas. J. Stangel, son of Wenzel and Katherine Stangel of Tisch Mills, died at the Holy Family hospital last night. Mr. Stangel was born on Feb. 6, 1895, at Tisch Mills. After receiving a common school diploma, he attended Two Rivers high school graduating four years later as an honor student. He then completed a course for teaching at the Oshkosh State Teachers’ College. This was followed by courses in accounting at the University of Wisconsin. He taught school in the town of Carlton, Kewaunee county, and at Branch, this county. Up to about two weeks ago, he had been employed as an accountant for the National Tinsel Mfg. Co. of this city. About two years ago he married Miss Julia Panoch of Kellnersville who survives him. He leaves also his parents, brothers Benjamin and Richard living on the old Homestead, Louis at the J.J. Stangel Hdwe. Co., sisters, Frances, a student at the state university, Dorothy, a teacher of English in the West Green Bay high school, Mrs. Mary Skwor of Mishicot, and Sister M. Wenzela, nurse at the Holy Family hospital. Funeral Saturday The burial will take place on Saturday at 10 o’clock from the St. Boniface church. While at school Mr. Stangel played forward on the 1913 and 1914 Two Rivers high school basketball teams, and also on the Oshkosh State Teachers’ basketball team. He is a nephew of C. G. Stangel of this city. Manitowoc Herald News, November 19, 1931 P. 2 ******** Meet For Prayer At Stangel Home Members of the Holy Name society of St. Boniface church and of the Knights of Columbus will meet for prayer at 7:30 o’clock this evening at the home of the late Charles J. Stangel, 1212 South Fifteenth street, who passed away Wednesday evening. Manitowoc Herald News, November 20, 1931 ******** FUNERAL SERVICES OF CHARLES STANGEL TO BE FROM HOME Funeral services for the late Charles J. Stangel, 36, will be held at 9:30 o’clock tomorrow morning from the home at 1212 South Fifteenth street and from the St. Boniface church at 10 o’clock. Interment will take place at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, November 20, 1931


PAUL STANGEL Mr. and Mrs. A. Stangel Mourn Death of Babe Paul Murray Stangel, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph C. Stangel, died this morning of the heart trouble with which he had been afflicted since the day of his birth. He was born April 24 of this year and was just three months old today. The parents and four sisters survive. They are: (omitted for privacy). Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:45 from the St. Boniface church. Rev. Theo Kersten will officiate and burial will take place at Calvary cemetery. Manitowoc Herald News, Friday, July 24, 1931 p.13


BARBARA STANZEL MRS. STANZEL RESIDENT HERE SINCE ’50 DEAD Pioneer of City Called at Age of 67 Years Mrs. Barbara Stanzel, widow of the late Ignatz Stanzel, died at her home at 1010 South Tenth street, last night of the infirmities of age. She was a native of Prague, Bohemia and was born May 1, 1838, coming to Manitowoc when a girl of 12 years, and has since made her home here. Mrs. Stanzel is survived by six children, four sons—Alex J. Kasha of Bryant, Alex Stanzel of Francis Creek, Stanislaus and Frank Stanzel, city; and two daughters, Mrs. S.A. Reindl and Mrs. John Rizinski, this city. The funeral of the late Mrs. Stanzel will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Friday, April 09, 1915, Page 8


BETTY JANE STANZEL Miss Betty Jane Stanzel, 22, of 1310 S. 15th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Conrad will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Miss Stanzel was born May 25, 1943, at Manitowoc, daughter of Arnold and Josephine Kotarek Stanzel. She was a graduate of St. Mary Parochial School and Lincoln High School with the class of 1961. She was a member of the Rosary and Altar Society of St. Mary Church. Surviving are her parents, a brother (name omitted for privacy), at home and the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Alvina Kotarek, of Manitowoc. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where at 3:15 p.m. the Rosary will be recited by Rosary and Altar Society members and at 7p.m. by Daughters of Isabella, parish and friends. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 27, 1965 P. 21


ELMA STANZEL Mrs. Walter Stanzel, 76, of 1240 S. 14th St., Manitowoc, died Tuesday evening at Park Lawn Home, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Very Rev. Msgr. Alfred A. Schneider will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Stanzel, nee Elma Houghton, was born Nov. 3, 1894, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Walter and Henrietta Holtger Houghton Sr. She resided in Manitowoc all her life. She was married to Walter Stanzel June 12, 1916, at St. Boniface Church. The couple celebrated its golden wedding anniversay in 1966. Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Merlin (Jeanette) Matthias, of Sheboygan and Mrs. Wilbert (Elaine) Stangel, of Munising, Mich., a brother, Walter, of Manitowoc, a sister, Mrs. Oscar Engelbrecht, of Manitowoc, eight grandchidlren and three great grandchildren. A son and a sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday where a Memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. May 26, 1971


FRANK S. STANZEL DEATH CLAIMS F.S. STANZEL EARLY TODAY Frank S. Stanzel, life long resident of the city, died at the home where he was born at 4 o'clock this morning after an illness of some weeks. The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning with services at St. Boniface Catholic church and burial will be at Calvary, Rev. Kerstens officiating. Born December 5, 1874 Mr. Stanzel has always made his home in this city, receiving his education in the schools here and later engaging in the cafe business at 1010 South Tenth stret, the place receiving its name, the Three Tens, from the combination of the address and the street. He was married May 6, 1907 to Miss Tillie Kowalsky, the widow who with six children survives him. The children are Genevieve and Marcella, Arnold, Reinhardt, Donald and Richard, all of this city. A brother, Alex Stanzel of Francis Creek and a step brother, John Kaska of Deerbrook and two sisters, Mrs. John Rosinsky and Mrs. Stephen Reindl, both of this city, also survive him. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, January 22, 1925 P.2 (Note: Birth year on tombstone differs by one year)


JEROME STANZEL Stanzel Funeral Held Tuesday At The Church Funeral services for Jerome Stanzel, 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stanzel, South 14th street, who died Saturday evening at the home of his parents, took place Tuesday from St. Boniface church. The services were in charge of the Rev. Father George Weix of ??lett, former priest here. Schoolmates of the boy at St. Boniface school acted as pallbearers. Among those present for the funeral were: Mrs. John Kascha, Mrs. Marie Morrison and daughters Evelyn and Eleanor of Antigo; Mr. and Mrs. August Helcher, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Helcher and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Helcher all of Coleman, Wis., Mr.a nd Mrs. Bauman and Mr. and Mrs. Kerscher of Sturgeon Bay. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, June 28, 1933 Page 2


JOSEPHINE STANZEL Mrs. Arnold J. Stanzel, 49, of 1310 S. 15th St., Manitowoc, died Saturday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John S. Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Stanzel, the former Josephine Kotarek, was born Oct. 18, 1915, at Manitowoc, daughter of Mrs. Alvina Tadych Kotarek and the late Peter Kotarek. She was married to Mr. Stangel Aug. 21, 1936, at St. Mary Church. She had been employed by National Tinsel factory until 1964. She was a member of the Rosary and Altar Society of St. Mary Church and Mystical Rose Circle, Daughters of Isabella. She is survived by her husband, a son (name omitted for privacy); mother; two brothers, Peter and John of Manitowoc; two stepsisters, Mrs. Emma Adams, of California and Mrs. Anna Koscewski, of Kewaunee. A daughter, Betty Jane, died May 26. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Monday where the Rosary will be recited by the Rosary and Altar Society and at 7 p.m. by the DI, parish and friends. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 17, 1965 P. 5


MATHILDA STANZEL Mrs. John Stanze, 70, died this morning at the home, 12?? South 11th street. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic church, the Rev. J.H. Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The body will be moved to the family home from the Shimek and Schwartz Funeral Home on Tuesday at 10 a.m. and will lie in state until the hour of the funeral. The rosary will be recited at the home Tuesday at 7 p.m. Mrs. Stanzel was a member of the St. Anne CMA Society of the St. Boniface church and they will meet also on Tuesday at 7 p.m. to join in recitiation of the rosary. Mrs. Stanzel was born Mathilda Kerscher in the town of Carlton, Kewaunee county on April ?, 1872. She lived in Manitowoc for 50 years. She was married to John Stanzel 48 years ago. He preceded her in death. Survivors are one son, Walter, of this city, two grandchildren, on great grandchild and two brothers, Anton Kerscher of this city and Edward Kerscher of Manitowoc, route 2. Manitowoc Herald Times, July 13, 1942 pg. 2


STANISLAUS STANZEL SHOCK OF MOTHER’S DEATH MAY HAVE HASTENED DEMISE OF STANISLAUS STANZEL, 44 Seriously ill for weeks, the death of Stanislaus Stanzel, which occurred last night may have been hastened by the shock of the announcement of the demise of his aged mother, who passed away just twenty four hours before he succumbed to the Grim Destroyer. Mr. Stanzel died at this home at Fourteenth and Madison streets at ? o’clock last night while the death of his mother occurred at practically the same hour just a day previous. Mr. Stanzel had been ill for nearly a year and for a week had been in critical condition. He was 44 years of age and is survived by a widow and one son, John Stanzel, aged 21. Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Manitowoc Daily Herald, Saturday, April 10, 1915, Page 1


SYLVESTER A. STANZEL Sylvester A. Stanzel, 67, of 2015 S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Sunday morning at University Hospital, Madison. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Thaddeus J. Koszarek will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Stanzel was born Sept. 7, 1907, at Francis Creek, son of the late Alex and Fedis Ann Bonk Stanzel. He married Elba Arndt July 19, 1934, at Manitowoc, residing at Manitowoc. He was employed at C. Reiss Coal Co., retiring in 1972. Survivors include his wife, two sons, three daughters (names omitted for privacy); a brother, Emil, of Webster, N.Y.; three sisters, Ms. Rose Srdan, of Kenosha, Mrs. Amelia Lang, of Pomona, Calif., and Mrs. Edward (Evangeline) Rosinsky, of Manitowoc and 10 grandchildren. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 5 to 9 o'clock this Monday evening where a wake service will be held at 8 o'clock. Herald Times Reporter, November 18, 1974 P. 16


EDWARD C. STARK Edward C. Stark, age 83, of 9540 Fishtrap Lake Road, Boulder Junction, died on Friday, May 25, 2007, in Manitowoc. Edward was born on Aug. 25, 1923, in Manitowoc, son of the late Charles and Hildegard Vetter Stark. He married Mildred Scheurell on Sept. 4, 1948, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Manitowoc. She preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2004. He was employed with the Manitowoc Company for 35 years. He and his wife together operated Stark's Family Resort in Boulder Junction. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Edward was preceded in death by his parents; his wife: Mildred; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Calvary Chapel Mausoleum, 2601 S. 14th St., Manitowoc. The Rev. John Schuetze will officiate, with burial to follow in Calvary Cemetery. Military services will be accorded by the AMVETS Post 99. Relatives and friends may call at the chapel from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Stark family. Herald Times Reporter, May 27, 2007


IRENE STAUDINGER Irene A. Staudinger, age 87, of 1509 S. 35th Street, Manitowoc, died on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008, at Aurora Medical Center, Two Rivers. She was born on Jan. 14, 1921, in the town of Newton, Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Richard and Anna Marie (Geiger) Vogel. On May 12, 1945, she married Reinhardt Staudinger, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Alverno. He preceded her in death, Jan. 8, 2001. In her younger years, Irene was a very good violinist and singer. She was employed for Mirro/Foley for seven years and the former Tinsel Factory in Manitowoc also for seven years. Irene enjoyed many years of vegetable gardening and canning the harvest. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Helen; a son: William Staudinger; an infant brother: Elroy; and four sisters: an infant sister: Marie; Laverne Stock, Beatrice (Settler) Katzberg and Emma Meyer. Funeral Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (TODAY), Nov. 22, 2008, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Service will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, on Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 at 11 a.m. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 10:30 a.m. Saturday (TODAY), Nov. 22, 2008, until the time of the service at 11:30 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, Nov. 22, 2008


JEFFREY D. STAUDINGER Jeffrey D. Staudinger, age 55, of 1509 S. 35th Street, Manitowoc, died Sunday, December 28, 2008, at his residence. He was born April 18, 1953, in Manitowoc, son of the late Reinhart and Irene (Vogel) Staudinger. Jeffrey was a graduate of Manitowoc Lincoln High School. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) He was also preceded in death by a brother: Billy Staudinger. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009, at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Service will be the Rev. Richard Klingeisen. Jeffrey will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Manitowoc, from 5:30 p.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009, until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Jan. 3, 2009


ANNA M. STEDER OPERATION IS FUTILE TO SAVE MRS. J. STEDER Complications which set in following a serious operation which she underwent a short time ago caused the death of Mrs. Anna Margaret Steder, wife of John Steder, at the Holy Family hospital at 6:15 this morning. The funeral will be held from the family home at 1221 South Fifteenth street Saturday morning with services at St. Boniface Catholic church at 9 o’clock, the Rev. Kerston officiating. Burial will be at Calvary. Anna Margaret Steder, nee Walter, was born in Manitowoc January 20, 1866 and was past sixty years of age. The family removed to Colby when she was twelve years old and it was at that place she was married to John Steder forty-six years ago. Seven years ago they returned to this city to make their home, Mr. Steder being employed at the local plant of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing company. Five children preceded the mother in death and surviving are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Henry Zinkel and Mrs. Charles Walt, both of this city but the latter formerly of Portland, Oregon, and one son, Carl of Madison. Ten grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Rose Squires and a brother, Albert Walt, both of Florida, also survive her. She was a member of the local lodge of the E.F.U. and of the Royal Neighbors and was also a member of the St. Anne’s society. Manitowoc Herald News, September 2, 1926 P. 2


EDWARD J. STEDER Edward J. Steder, 74, of 629 South 19th St., Manitowoc, veteran employe of the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday morning at his home, following a heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc and at 9 a.m. at the St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Clement Kern will officiate and interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. He was born in Newton in 1879 and in 1900 married Miss Mary Lax. He entered the employ of the Aluminum Goods Company before the turn of the century and on retirement three years ago had been employed for 48 years. He was a member of the Holy Name Society. Survivors are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ray Woida and Mrs. George Mailand Jr., of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hablewitz of Manitowoc and Mrs. Anna Scholey of Kenosha; and two grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday where the rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 20, 1953 P. 17


JOHN H. STEDER (d. 1925) JOHN H. STEDER DIES, HOME OF PARENTS HERE John Henry Steder, for many a year of Holder, Wisconsin, a small town near Wausau, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Steder, 1221 South Fifteenth street Saturday afternoon at 3:30, the demise being due to a complication of diseases. The funeral will be held from the home of the parents tomorrow morning with service at St. Boniface Catholic church at 10 o’clock. Burial will be at Calvary. Born October, 9, 1884 Mr. Steder was forty-one years of age. He attended the local schools and was married September 13, 1910 to Miss Rose Daul who with seven children, Adelaide, Dorothy, Anna, Henry, Alvin, Francis and Ellsworth survive to mourn his death. His parents, a brother, Carl T. Steder of Madison and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Zinkel of the town of Manitowoc and Mrs. Charles Waak of Portland, Oregon, also survive him. Mr. Steder had made his home at Holder for many years, being employed as a painter and decorator. He was a member of the E.F.U. and of the Holy Name society. Manitowoc Herald News, November 2, 1925 P. 2


JOHN CONRAD STEDER (d. 1946) John Conrad Steder, 88, died Saturday afternoon at the St. Mary’s home for the aged. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Steder was born in 1858 in Newton and when a young man moved to Colby, Wis., where he worked as a carpenter. He married Anna Walt 65 years ago and she preceded him in death 20 years ago. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Henry Zinkel and Mrs. Walter Trost of Manitowoc; one son, Carl of Madison; two brothers, Henry of Chicago and Ed of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Habelwitz of Manitowoc, Mrs. Frank Ruehlman of Chicago and Mr. Anna Scholey of Kenosha. Twelve grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren also survive. The rosary will be recited by the Holy Name society at the funeral home at 7 o’clock this evening. Manitowoc Herald Times, November 25, 1946 P. 2


MARY STEDER Mrs. Mary Steder, 86, of 629 S. 19th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday morning at her home of a cerebral hemorrhage. Funeral arrangements will be announced Thursday by Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 18, 1968 P. 37 ******** Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Steder, 86, of 629 S. 19th st., Manitowoc, who died Wednesday at home, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The very Rev. Clement Kern will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Steder, nee Mary Lax, was born Nov. 20, 1881, in Manitowoc County, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Rumpf Lax, and married Edward J. Steder Nov. 21, 1899. The couple located at Manitowoc. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1953. Mrs. Steder belonged to the Christian Mothers Altar Society. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ray Woida of Manitowoc, and Mrs. George Mailand of Rt. 4, Manitowoc, and two granddaughters. A daughter, a brother and sister preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home this Thursday evening where at 7 o’clock the Rosary will be recited by the CMA and parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 19, 1698 P. 26


ROSE STEDER Mrs. Rose Steder, 89, a resident of St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, died Sunday night at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, Two Rivers. The Rev. Robert Rhyner will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Steder, nee Rose Daul, was born Aug. 6, 1883, at Marshfield, Wis., daughter of the late Frank and Adelaide Benz Daul. She was married to John Steder in July of 1910 at Marshfield. He preceded her in death in October of 1925. She has resided at Manitowoc since 1935. Survivors include three sons, Frank, of Manitowoc, Henry, of Rt. 2, Mosinee, and Alvin, of Rt. 3, Stratford; three daughters, Mrs. Dolore Tollefson, of Two Rivers and Mrs. Clarence Klein and Mrs. Anna Dewey, of Manitowoc, 30 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Herald Times Reporter, Monday, February 18, 1974 P.14 ********* (STEDER, ROSE 6 Aug 1884 Feb 1974/SSDI) (Note: Stone has b. 1882/obit b. 1883/ssdi b. 1884)


HARRIET STEFFANIDES …Rahr Civic Board during the May meeting at Rahr Civic Center… Adopted unanimously was a resolution commending Mrs. Harriet C. Steffanides, who was center secretary from Jan. 30, 1952 to March 31, 1965 when she retired. “Mrs. Steffanides has been a faithful, conscientious and diligent worker for the…center during this period…giving up many hours of her time in the advancement of the…center and its various activities,” the resolution read. “Mrs Steffanides has been a fine public servant, treating the many people who have visited the…center during her tenure with every courtesy at her command, which work has been an asset to the building, to the fame of the Rahr Civic Center, to the many visitors to the center. “In her capacity as secretary…she has been conversant with the many exhibits handled by the…center, all of which help stimulate the desire of the citizens of Manitowoc and visitors in viewing the various exhibits displayed there.” It commended Mrs. Steffanides for “a job well done” and wished her enjoyment of her retired years. Manitowoc Herald Times, May 24, 1965 P. 2


MARIA ANNA STEFFES DEATH CALLS MRS. J. STEFFES CITY PIONEER Mrs. J. P. Steffes, pioneer resident of the city, dies at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Fricke, 901 Green street, yesterday noon, following an illness due to infirmities incident to old age. The funeral will be held from St. Boniface church Monday morning at 9 o’clock and burial will be at Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Steffes was born in Germany March 17, 1843 but came here in youth. Her husband preceded her in death eight years ago and since that time she has made her home with her daughter. She is survived by six daughters, Mrs. John Fricke, Mrs. August Andres, Mrs. Joseph Petrasek, Mrs. William Boeder, Mrs. John Heinricks, all of this city (sic-only 5 listed of 6 stated daughters) and by twenty-three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren Manitowoc Herald News, January 14, 1922 P. 4


DOLORES STEFANCIC Stefancic, Dolores M. Age 82, of Manitowoc, died Friday morning, April 29, 2011, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc. She was born on November 19, 1928, in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Toney M. and Helen P. (Bladzik) Kubis. Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Pam Stefancic, South Bend, Indiana, Donald Stefancic, Manitowoc; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Don Kaderabek, Manitowoc, Mary and Mark Liccione, Whitefish Bay; nine grandchildren and one brother, Tony Kubis, Manitowoc. Also surviving are nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, two nieces, and one sister-in-law. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, May 2, 2011, at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Tom Wojciechowski O.F.M. Following the service, Dolores will be cremated at All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, and she will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc, at a later date. The family will greet relatives and friends at St. Francis of Assisi on Marshall, Manitowoc, from 9:30 AM Monday, May 2, 2011, until 10:45 AM. The Pfeffer Funeral Home &. All-Care Cremation Center, Manitowoc, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. 920-684-4642 Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on May 1, 2011


EVELYN STEGER Mrs. Frank Steger, 60, of 1909 Cooper Ave., Sheboygan, and formerly of Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, after a brief illness. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Gerend Funeral Home, 903 N. Sixth St., Sheboygan, and at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Sheboygan. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Steger was born Feb. 19, 1901, at Manitowoc Rapids, daughter of the late George and Pauline Nuhs Michel. She was married to Frank Steger of Sheboygan June 29, 1925, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. They lived at Sheboygan for a number of years and then moved to Manitowoc in 1942. Mr. Steger was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc. until 1948, when he returned to Sheboygan. They resided at Sheboygan since. Mrs. Steger was a member of the Christian Mothers Society of St. Dominic Church. Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Keil and Mrs. James Richgels of Manitowoc, and nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home, where the Rosary will be recited this Friday evening by members of the parish. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 1, 1961 P. 15


FRANK J. STEGER Frank J. Steger, 83, of 1909 Cooper Ave., Sheboygan, died Thursday afternoon at St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc. The Rev. John Hephner will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Steger was born March 24, 1893, in Sheboygan, son of the late Michael and Matilda Chudoba? Steger. He married Evelyn Michel June 29, 1925, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Manitowoc. She preceded him in death Aug. 31, 1961. He attended Holy Name School, Sheboygan. He was a pin boy and also manager of the Holy Name Bowling Alley at Sheboygan. He was employed at local factories in Sheboygan until 1941, when he was employed at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Inc., until 1948, then moved back to Sheboygan and retired in 1958. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the 340th Infantry of the 85th Division. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Keil and Mrs. James (Audrey) Richgels, of Manitowoc, a brother, Thomas, of Sheboygan, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Two sisters and a great grandson preceded him in death. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, June 18, 1976 P 13


HENRY J. STEINER Autopsy Ordered in Steiner Death Injury to Drug Clerk Still Baffles Police MANITOWOC—Dr. Theodore Teitgen, county coroner, disclosed that an autopsy would be performed Thursday afternoon to determine the exact cause of the death of Henry J. Steiner, 1126 S. Eighth St., who was found at home with a serious head injury Saturday. Steiner, 38 year old pharmacist, died Thursday morning at Holy Family Hospital. Apparent cause of death was a cerebral hemorrhage, Dr. Teitgen said he had learned. Meanwhile Police Chief James J. Kuplic said there was nothing in the case to indicate Steiner might have been the victim of violence. Lt. Elmer H. Scherer, who is making the investigation, revealed that Steiner’s hat, which might have provided a clue to the cause of the injury, had not been recovered. Steiner was taken to the hospital Saturday morning in a semi-conscious condition with what was diagnosed as a skull fracture. He had come home from work Friday night in a dazed condition. Street sand clinging to his clothing led police to believe he might have fallen. Steiner was carrying his outer jacket, which was water soaked. He was unable to relate what had occurred. Police were unable to question him at the hospital because of the seriousness of his condition. Theory of robbery has been discounted by police because Steiner’s money was found in a pocket of his pants. An auto accident was ruled out also since Steiner’s car was undamaged. Funeral services for Steiner will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at the St. Boniface Catholic Church at 9 a.m. with Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Steiner was born in Antigo in 1915 and came to Manitowoc as a boy to live with the Henry Scholten family. He had been employed by the Park Drug Stores as a pharmacist since 1945. He was a graduate of Notre Dame University and the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the Wisconsin Pharmaceutical Association and the American Pharmaceutical Association. Surviving are an uncle, Walter Heingarten of Manitowoc; an aunt, Miss Tressie Schindler of Manitowoc; and a cousin, Fred Scholten, with whom he lived. Friends may call at the Pfeffer Funerl Home after 2 p.m. Friday. The rosary will be recited there at 7 p.m. Friday. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 27, 1952 P. 1


JOHN W. STEINER STROKE FATAL TO J. STEINER, AT HOSPITAL As a result of a stroke suffered three week ago John Steiner died at the Holy Family hospital at 3 o’clock this morning. The body is at the Urbanek and Wattawa undertaking parlors where it is being prepared for burial. It will be removed to the family home at 1220 Marshall street tomorrow and the funeral will be held Wednesday morning with services at 9 o’clock at St. Boniface Catholic church. Burial will be at Calvary. John Steiner was born at Cato Falls about fifty years ago. He grew to manhood there and was married to Miss Sophie Schindler who preceded him in death four years ago. He is survived by one son Henry, aged ten years, and by five sisters and three brothers. Manitowoc Herald News, July 20, 1925 P. 1


SOPHIA STEINER DEATH COMES TO RELEASE OF MRS. J. STINER(sic) Death came as a messenger of release to Mrs. John Stiner at her home 1220 Marshall street Sunday, Mrs. Stiner having been a sufferer for nearly two years. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9 at St. Boniface Church. Mrs. Stiner, nee Schindler, was a life long resident here, having been born April 28, 1876. She suffered the illness which ended fatally two years ago and had been a patient sufferer. She is survived by her husband and one son, aged 6, and by two brothers and three sisters, all residing here. They are Joseph and Ed Schindler, Mrs. Henry Scholten, Mrs. Walter Heingarten and Miss Theresa Schneider. Manitowoc Herald News, Manitowoc, Wis. Monday, July 25, 1921 P. 1


LOUIS STELZER Louis Stelzer, 76, of 2013-A S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died early Monday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. He had suffered a stroke and was hospitalized a week ago. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The Rev. Henry Letz will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Stelzer was born Aug. 12, 1880, in the Town of Franklin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wendelin Stelzer. He came to Manitowoc in 1921 where he was employed by the Muth-Knechtel Construction Co. Before his retirement in March of 1954 he was employed by the William Schnorr Box Co. He married Margaret Flaherty Jan. 19, 1931. He is survived by his wife and a brother, Henry, of Cadott, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday where the Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Manitowoc Herald Times, October 29, 1956 P. 17


MARGARET STELZER Mrs. Margaret Stelzer, 78, died early Saturday morning at St. Mary Home, Manitowoc, where she had resided seven years. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Cathlic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The former Margaret Flaherty was born March 19, 1889, at Stark, Wis., daughter of the late John and Johanna Doherty Flaherty. She was married to Louis Stelzer Jan. 19, 1931, at St. Andrew Church. Mr. Stelze died Oct. 29, 1956. Mrs. Stelzer was a member of St. Theresa Altar Society of the church. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Peter Leiterman, of Green Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, September 9, 1967 P. 3


AGNES STEPHANI Mrs. John P. Stephani, 69, of 2111 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday evening at home of a coronary attack. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mrs. Stephani, nee Agnes Simmet, was born Dec. 4, 1895 at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Anton and Agnes Muchowski Simmet. She was married to John Stephani Jan. 17, 1917, at Manitowoc and the couple always resided in the city. Survivors are the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (June) Bonk and Mr. Roland (Katherine) Meyer, two brothers, George and Anton Jr., two sisters, Mrs. Alvin Schmelzle and Mrs. Ann Skarda of Manitowoc, three grandchildren and a great grandchild. A brother preceded her in death. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Friday where the Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, March 25, 1965 P. 18


HELEN MAE STEPHANI Helen Mae Stephani, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Stephani, 2127 South 10th street, died Saturday afternoon at the Holy Family hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., from the Pfeffer Funeral Home and at nine o'clock at St. Andrew's Catholic church, the Rev. Father Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Father Letz will lead recitation of the rosary at 7:30 o'clock this evening at the Pfeffer Funeral Home, where the body is lying in state. Helen Mae was born October 11, 1928, in this city. She was an honor student at St. Andrew's parochial school where she completed her seventh grade work in June. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters (Survivors omitted for privacy.) Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, July 7, 1941 P.2


HILDEGARD STEPHANI Volume# 77 Page# 450 Name of Deceased: Hildegard Stephani Maiden Name: Burkart Color: White Sex: Female Occupation of Deceased: Housewife Age: 76 Father: Albert Burkart Father's Birthplace: not listed Mother: Ida Janing Mother's Birthplace: not listed Birthplace of deceased: Wisconsin Birthdate of Deceased: November 10,1900 Certification: Widowed Husband or Wife of Deceased: William Stephani Date of Death: February 23, 1977 Cause of Death: hard to read Place of Death: Holy Family Hospital Manitowoc Wisconsin Residence: Manitowoc Wisconsin Did Deceased Serve in Armed Force: No Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery Date of Burial: February 26,1977 ******** Mrs. William Stephani, 76, of 2209 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday afternoon at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James Stamborski will officiate with burial in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mrs. Stephani, nee Hildgard Burkart, was born Nov. 10, 1900, at Manitowoc, daughter of the late Albert and Ida Janing Burkart. She was married to William Stephani Nov. 30, 1922, at St. Boniface Cathlic Church, Manitowoc. He preceded her in death April 24, 1970. Mrs. Stephani was a charter member of St. Andrew Parish, member of the choir for many years and honorary member of St. Andrew Women’s Council. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Albert and Ruth Stephani, and Robert and Betty Stephani, of Manitowoc, two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Winston Miller, of Manitowoc and Mary Ellen and Robert Spruell, of Portsmouth, Va.; two sisters, Mrs. Renata Sunderland and Mrs. Erwin (Carmen) Stephany, of Manitowoc, 14 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A daughter, Helen, preceded her in death in 1941. Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, where a prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening. Herald Times Reporter, Manitowoc, February 24, 1977 P. 20


JOHN P. STEPHANI Volume# 63 Page# 528 Name of Deceased: John P. Stephani Color: White Sex: Male Occupation of Deceased: Retired- Partner Stephani Bros. Vault Works Age: 74 Father:William Stephani Father's Birthplace: not listed Mother: Lena Hills Mother's Birthplace: not listed Birthplace of deceased: Wisconsin Birthdate of Deceased:August 14, 1892 Certification: Widowed Husband or Wife of Deceased: not listed Date of Death: April 19, 1967 Cause of Death: Cerebral Vascular(Accident) August 24, 1966 Due to: Cardiac Failure April 19,1967 Hypertension Arteriosclerotic heart Failure 1960 Place of Death: Holy Family Memorial Hospital Manitowoc Wisconsin Residence: Manitowoc Wisconsin Did Deceased Serve in Armed Force: No Name of informant: Mrs Edwin Bonk( Daughter) Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery Date of Burial: April 22, 1967 ******** John P. Stephani, 74, of 2111 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, died Wednesday at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc. Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home and at 9 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. D. L. Krembs will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Stephani was born Aug. 14, 1892, in the Town of Newton, son of the late William and Lena Hills Stephani. He married Agnes Simmet Jan. 17, 1917, and she died March 24, 1965. He was a partner with the Stephani Bros. Vault Works of Manitowoc, retiring from active work in 1956. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Edwin (June) Bonk and Mrs. Roland (Katherine) Meyer, two brothers, William and Erwin, three sisters, Mrs. Louis Kuckow, Mrs. Wenzel Bernard and Mrs. Alma Hoida, of Manitowoc, four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday where at 7:30 p.m. the Rosary will be recited. Manitowoc Herald Times, April 19, 1967 P. 20


LENA STEPHANI Mrs. William Stephani, 81 (above), of 2023 South 10th street died suddenly Sunday morning at her home. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the St. Andrew church, the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 o'clock this evening. Mrs. Stephani, nee Lena ???? was born in Newton in 1867 and was married in 1886. The couple marked their 60th wedding anniversary in 1946. Survivors are the husband; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Luckow, Mrs. Wencil Bernard, Mrs. William Hoida of Manitowoc, three sons, John, William Jr., and Ervin of Manitowoc; two brothers, William of Manitowoc and John of Cleveland; ?7 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Manitowoc Herald Times, Monday, October 11, 1948 P.2


LOUISE STEPHANI Mrs. William P. Stephani, 78 (above), of 1625 South 10th street, died this morning at her home following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pfeffer funeral home and at 9 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic church, the Rev. Alfred Pritzl officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mrs. Stephani, nee Louise Niquette, was born in Two Rivers in 1871, and was married to Mr. Stephani in 1895. They moved to Minneapolis shortly after their marriage and remained there 20 years. Mr. Stephani operated a hardware store. They returned to Manitowoc and operated the Stephani hotel until 12 years ago. Survivors are the husband; daughter, Miss Marie L. Stephani of St. Paul; two brothers, William Niquette of Manitowoc and Adow of San Francisco, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Kinstle of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Vic Fleming of St. Paul. Friends may call at the Pfeffer funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday and the rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday by the Knights of Columbus. Mrs. Stephanie was a member of the Christian Mothers Altar society of St. Boniface church. Manitowoc Herald Times, February 11, 1950 P. 2


MARIA STEPHANI Marie Rock Stephani birth: 20 January 1884 Germany death: 3 November 1900 Newton, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin burial: Manitowoc, Wis. residence: 1900 Newton, Manitowoc Co. spouse: John Stephani Wisconsin, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1968


WILLIAM STEPHANI William Stephani, 90, who made his home with his son and daugther in law, Mr. and Mrs. John Stephani, of 2110 South 10th street, died Tuesday afternoon at Holy Family hospital following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Urbanek and Schlei funeral home and at 10 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic church, the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Stephai was born in Newton but lived most of his life in Manitowoc. Following the death of his wife he made his home with his son, John. Survivors are three sons, John, William Jr., and Ervin of Manitowoc; three daughters, Mrs. Louis Luckow, Mrs. Wenzel Bernard and Mrs. William Hoida of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Brachmann and Miss Odelia of Manitowoc; brother, John of Manitowoc; ?8 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from Thursday noon until time of services on Friday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Manitowoc Herald Times, Wednesday, November 9, 1949 P.2


WILLIAM STEPHANI Volume# 68 Page# 318 Name of Deceased: William Stephani Color: White Sex: Male Occupation of Deceased: Retired Vault Maker Age: 72 Father: William Stephani Father's Birthplace: Newton Wisconsin Mother: Lena (Hills) Stephani Mother's Birthplace: Newton Wisconsin Birthplace of deceased: Wisconsin Birthdate of Deceased: March 20, 1898 Certification: Married Husband or Wife of Deceased: Hildagard Burkart Date of Death: April 23, 1970 Cause of Death: lymphatic Leukemia Chronic( 6 years), Terminal Broncho Pneumonia ( 24 hours) Place of Death: Holy Family Hospital Manitowoc Wisconsin Residence: Manitowoc Wisconsin Did Deceased Serve in Armed Force: No Name of informant: Hildegard Stephani Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery Date of Burial: April 26, 1970 ******** Funeral services for William Stephani, 72, of 2209 S. 10th St., Manitowoc, who died Thursday evening at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, will be at 10:30 a.m. at Urbanek and Schlei Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. James Dewitt will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. Mr. Stephani was born March 20, 1898, at Newton, son of the late William and Lena Hills Stephani. He married Hildegard Burkart Nov. 30, 1922, at Manitowoc. Survivors include his wife; two sons, two daughters, a brother, Erwin, of Manitowoc; two sisters, Mrs. Wencil Bernard and Mrs. Alma Hoida of Manitowoc, and 14 grandchildren. (Survivors edited for privacy) Friends may call at the funeral home, State Street entrance, after 3 p.m. Sunday where a wake service will be at 8 p.m. Manitowoc Herald Times, Manitowoc, Wis. April 25, 1970


WILLIAM P STEPHANI Volume# 52 Page# 606 Name of Deceased: William P Stephani Color: White Sex: Male Occupation of Deceased: Retired Hotel Operator Age: 89 Father: William Stephani Father's Birthplace: not listed Mother: Anna Pitch Mother's Birthplace: not listed Birthplace of deceased: Wisconsin Birthdate of Deceased: January 24, 1870 Certification: Widowed Husband or Wife of Deceased: not listed Date of Death: February 4, 1959 Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure( 72 hours) Due to: General Arteriosclerosis with Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease (20-30 years) Place of Death: Holy Family Memorial Hospital Manitowoc Wisconsin Residence:Manitowoc Wisconsin Did Deceased Serve in Armed Force: No Name of informant: Miss Marie Stephani Place of Burial: Calvary Cemetery Date of Burial: February 7, 1959


CHARLES STEPHANY Marks 80th Birthday Charles Stephany, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today, sharing the day with his black cocker spaniel, "Smokey," to which he is devoted. The dog belongs to his daughter, Mrs. Carl Levenhagen, with whom Mr. Stephany has always made his home. Mr. Stephany was born in Manitowoc in 1861 and was formerly in business with the P. Schwarzenbart Manufacturing Co. His wife, the former Elizabeth Schwarzenbart, died 15 years ago. Besides Mrs. Levenhagen he has two other children, Mrs. H. W. Hofmann of Framingham, Mass., and E. J. Stephany of Redwood Falls, Minn., and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Westphal of Manitowoc, Sister Helena of the Holy Family Convent at Silver Lake, and Mrs. T. D. Regan of Waukesha. Manitowoc Herald Times, Dec. 22, 1941 ********* Charles Stephany, 82, of 508 Oak street, retired Manitowoc businessman, died today at the Holy Family hospital where he has been a patient the past six months. Funeral services will be held Monday at 9:30 a. m. from the Pfeffer funeral home and at 10 o'clock from the Holy Innocents church, the Rev. E. A. Radey officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Stephany was born Dec. 22, 1861, near Silver Lake, where his father, John had charge of the post office and operated a general store. Later the family moved to Manitowoc and Charles Stephany learned the carpenter trade. He helped erect many of the city's business blocks and residences. In 1888 he married Miss Elizabeth Schwarzenbart of this city. He took over management of the Franklin street bottling works of his father-in-law, the late Peter Schwarzenbart. On the death of the latter Mr. Stephany took over the plant, which he continued until 1927. Following the death of his wife that year Mr. Stephany retired from active business. Mr. Stephany was a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and Fraternal Order of Eagles. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Carl Levenhagen, with whom he made his home here, and Mrs. H. W. Hofmann of Framingham, Mass; son, E. J. Stephany, of Redwood Falls, Minn.; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Westphal of this city and Mrs. T. D. Regan of Waukesha; and four grandchildren. A sister, Sister M. Helena, preceded him in death a year ago. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from Sunday noon until the hour of the services. The Daughters of Isabella will recite the rosary at the funeral home Sunday evening at seven o'clock. (from researcher/see contributors page)


ELIZABETH STEPHANY DEATH COMES AS RELIEF TO MRS. CHAS. STEPHANY After months of patient suffering, death early this morning claimed Mrs. Elizabeth Stephany, wife of Charles J. Stephany, at the family residence at 1011 Franklin street, in the same home in which more than 40 of her 60 years of life had been spent. Death came as a relief, and was not unexpected. Mrs. Stephany, nee Schwartzenbart, was born in this city, Ocotber 16, 1867, and has always made her home here. Mrs. Stephany was born in a home on the north side of the city, and with her parents removed to the present Stephany home on Franklin street, where death occurred early this morning, at the age of one year, and upon her marriage, December 1, 1888, moved to a new home, later returning to the present home, where she has since lived. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Miss Blanche Stephany of this city, and Mrs. Erna M. Hoffmann of Tramingham, Massachusetts, and a son. F.J. Stephany, of Pittsburgh, Pa. A brother, Fred, and two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Schmitt, and Mrs. Louis A. Rank, of this city, also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 from the St. Boniface church, the Rev. Father Kersten officiating, and burial will take place at Calvary. Manitowoc Herald News, Thursday, May 12, 1927 P.1


JOHANN STEPHANY Rapids news: Died:-On Saturday last Mr. Stephany postmaster at Alverno, of pneumonia. Deceased was a man loved and respected by all. He leaves four children to mourn his loss. Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, January 26, 1886 P.3


KIM M. STEVENS Kim M. Stevens, age 47, of 310 Southridge Dr., Kiel, died on Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Calumet Medical Center, Chilton. She was born on Jan. 14, 1963, in Two Rivers, daughter of Ruth Ann Dombrowski. On Sept. 5, 1981, she married Quintin Stevens in Manitowoc. Kim was an avid collector of Indian dolls and black wolves and was proud of her Indian Heritage. (Survivors omitted for privacy.) She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law: Theresa and Wayne Stevens; grandparents: David and Marjorie Crowe and her aunt: Rita Fittcher. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 14, 2010, at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc. Officiating at the Mass of Christian Burial will be the Rev. Dan Felton with burial at Calvary Cemetery, Manitowoc. The family will greet relatives and friends at The Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. led by Deacon Al Boeldt. Friends may also call Friday morning at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, Manitowoc, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Herald Times Reporter, May 11, 2010


JOHN STIEFVATER John S. Stiefvater, 68, of 710 South 10th street, died Friday evening at Holy Family hospital after a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Pfeffer funeral home and 10 a.m. at the St. Andrew Catholic church, the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Stiefvater was born in 1881 in St. Nazianz. He moved to Manitowoc with his parents when he was a child and lived here all his life. He married Mary Schuler in 1909. She died in 1943. He was a retired ship yard worker. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Name society of St. Andrew. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Harvey Kimmes of Francis Creek, Mrs. Matt Wier, Mrs. Joseph Benzschawel and Mrs. Edward Oswald all of Manitowoc and Mrs. Clarence Strodthoff of Two Rivers; three sisters, Mrs. William Pfeifer and Miss Rose Stiefvater of Manitowoc and Mrs. John Pfeifer of Sheboygan; two brothers, Frank of St. Nazianz and Severin of Sheboygan and 14 grandchildren. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. today until time of services. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Sunday by the Holy Name society, the Catholic Order of Foresters and the Daughters of Isabella. Herald Times Reporter, 1950


MARY STIEFVATER (d. 1943) Mrs. Mary Stiefvater, wife of John S. Stiefvater, died early this morning at the home, 1508 South Tenth street, after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:45 a.m. from the Pfeffer funeral home, and at 10 a.m. from the St. Andrew Catholic church with the Rev. Henry Letz officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary cemetery. The body will lie in state at the funeral home after 7 o'clock tonight. Mrs. Stiefvater, nee Mary Schuler, was born 61 years ago at St. Nazianz. In 1909 she was married to John Stiefvater. She was a member of the St. Theresa society, and members will meet at the funeral home Friday at 8 p.m. to recite the rosary. Survivors are the husband, five daughters, Mrs. Esther Kimmes, Mishicot; Mrs. Marie Wier and Mrs. Dorothy Benzschawel, Manitowoc; Mrs. Hallie Strodthoff, Two Rivers; and Miss Kathryn, at home. Three brothers, Gottfried, Henry and Joseph Schuler, all of St. Nazianz, and four sisters, Mrs. Regina Binversie, School Hill; Mrs. Cecelia Heinzen, Manitowoc; Mrs. Rose Heinzen and Mrs. Lena Palacek, Marshfield, also survive. Manitowoc Herald Times Thursday, September 16, 1943 pg. 2