Obit: Stelzl, Ida (1894 - 1976)

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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Nov. 1976

Stelzl, Ida (29 Sept. 1894 - 12 Nov. 1976)

Spencer, Wis. - Mr. and Mrs. Adolph W. Stelzl, 408 W. Main St. Spencer, were pronounced dead on arrival at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield at 7 p.m. Friday. Mr. Stelzl, 88, died of an apparent stroke, and his wife, Ida, 82, died of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stelzl will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Hansen Chapel in Marshfield, with the Rev. William H. Ruhbusch, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer, officiating. Services for Mr. Stelzl will immediately follow at 2 p.m. in the Hansen Chapel, the Rev. Andrew H. Bofenkamp, pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer will officiate. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Visitations may be made at the Hansen Chapel from 2-9 p.m. Sunday and until time of services on Monday. A general rosary for Mr. Stelzl will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, followed by a prayer service for Mrs. Stelzl at 8:30 p.m.

Mr. Stelzl was born Oct. 9, 1888, in the town of Brighton, Marathon County, and was educated in the Spencer and Marshfield schools. He lived on the same farm at Route 2, Spencer, all his life, his parents having moved to the farm from Germany in the early 1880’s.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and the Spencer Senior Citizens Club, a former member of the Brighton School Board and also a former director on the Board of the Farmer’s Co-operative in Spencer.

Mrs. Stelzl, the former Ida Mellenthin, was born Sept. 29, 1894, in the town of Unity, Clark County, and was educated in the Spencer schools. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, its Ladies Aid Society and the Spencer Senior Citizens Club.

The couple was married Sept. 9, 1914, at St. John’s Lutheran parsonage, Route 1, Spencer. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1974. They lived and farmed at Route 2, Spencer until June 1975, when they moved to the Village of Spencer.

They are survived by four daughters, Mrs. Gerhard (Isabelle) Klein, Route 1, Spencer, Mrs. Walter (Gertrude) Stapel, Spencer, Mrs. Richard A. (Adeline) Hansen, Marshfield, and Mrs. Sylvester (Arlene) Stecker, Arpin; a son, Arnold Stelzl, Route 2, Spencer, 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Stelzl also is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ed (Alma) Glaman, Marshfield, and a brother, Emil Mellenthin, Route 1, Spencer. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death.



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