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Surnames: Sterzinger, Refue, Stumpf, Uerling, Stroschine, Schady. Kopp
----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald June 22, 2006
COLBY -- Violet Rose Sterzinger, 85, of Colby, died Tuesday, June 20, 2006, at Continental Manor Nursing Home, Abbotsford, Wis.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Colby. Burial will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, town of Colby, Clark County. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2006, at Maurina/Community Funeral Home in Abbotsford, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church. There will be a Christian Mothers Rosary at 4 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Maurina/Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Violet was born May 3, 1921, in Marathon County to George and Lydia (Refue) Stumpf. She attended Dorchester area schools. Violet and Frank Sterzinger were married in June of 1939. He died Oct. 4, 1969. She was then married to George Sterzinger on Oct. 30, 1971. He died Aug. 11, 2001.
She worked at PCA in Colby for 20 years. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Regina's Circle.
Violet is survived by her children Robert (Joanne) Sterzinger of St. Cloud, Minn., James (Lavinia) Sterzinger of South Carolina, Tony (Ruth Ann) Sterzinger of Colby, Sylvester Sterzinger of Colby, Herbert Sterzinger of Colby and Mary Ann (Don) Uerling of Colby; 24 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; three sisters, Eleanor Stroschine of Fond du Lac, Viola Schady of Fond du Lac and Hattie Kopp of Rib Lake; two brothers, Jake (Arlene) Stumpf of Oshkosh and Donny Stumpf of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, two step sons, one sister and two brothers.
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