Obit: Stumpner, Eugene H. (1934 - 2010)


Contact: Robert Lipprandt


Surnames: Aguilera, Brenner, Burkheimer, Cooper, Garcia, Hammel, Hayes, Kraemer, Nichols, Oehmichen, Ryba, Schuette, Smazal, Soback, Sterkin, Stumpner, Thayer, Tracy, Wachsmuth, Zimmerman 

----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wisconsin) Wednesday, April 7, 2010, page 13 

Stumpner, Eugene H. (June 19, 1934 - April 5, 2010) 

Eugene H. Stumpner, 75, Greenwood, passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Marshfield, on Monday, April 5, 2010. 

Eugene Harold Stumpner was born on June 19, 1934 in the Town of Hoard, rural Owen, the son of Paul Sr. and Alvira (Wachsmuth) Stumpner.   

He was raised and received his education in Janesville.  After completing his schooling, Eugene worked at the General Motors Plant in Janesville.  He entered the U.S. Marine Corps on August 4, 1953 and served during the Korean Conflict until his honorable discharge on August 3, 1956.  Eugene returned to Janesville and worked as a farmhand.   

He was united in marriage to Lila Burkheimer on October 8, 1959 in Dubuque, Iowa.  They moved to Whitewater, WI where he farmed until moving to Abbotsford in 1970.  He worked for H.K. Christensen as a farmhand until moving to Gilman in 1972 and purchasing his own farm.   

Eugene sold the farm in 1975 and moved to Curtiss, where he resided until moving to Greenwood in 1977.  He worked at the Greenwood Feed Mill for 6 years and then at Smith Feed, in Loyal, until 1993.  Eugene then went to work for Abbyland Beef, in Curtiss, until retiring in 1999.

Eugene had many interests, but especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and family, woodworking, fishing, playing sheephead, reading Western books, cooking, playing the Lottery and the Packers.

He was a member of the Loyal American Legion Post #175.

He will be dearly missed by his wife of 50 years, Lila, of Greenwood; four sons, Duane of Indiana, William of Abbotsford, Eugene Jr. of Willard, Richard (Cody) of Marshfield; seven daughters, Bonnie (Clint) Cooper of Ladysmith, May (Kurt) Oehmichen of Colby, Juanita (Dale) Hammel of Abbotsford, Wendy (Ramon) Aguilera of Abbotsford, Roberta (Douglas) Nichols of Gilman, Janice (Ryan) Kraemer of Medford, Lisa (Jose) Garcia of Spencer; 37 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; nine sisters, Isabelle Brenner of Abbotsford, Kathleen (Bill) Ryba of Boyd, Mary Jane Tracy of Janesville, Barb (Richard) Soback of Unity, Jenny (Bill) Schuette of Unity, Carolyn (Vic) Smazal of Colby, Cindi (Doug) Hayes of Delavan, Linda (Maurice) Sterkin of Whitewater, Lila (Mick) Thayer of Whitewater; three brothers, Joe Stumpner of Mosinee, Ken Stumpner of Unity, and Paul Jr. (Julie) Stumpner of Owen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, LaToya Aguilera; and two brothers, Dale and Edwin Stumpner.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2010 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, with Rev. Daniel Zimmerman presiding. Pallbearers will be Jerad Oehmichen, Eugene Stumpner III, Victor Aguilera, Bill Stumpner, Rick Stumpner and Jose Garcia. Honorary pallbearers will be Eugene Stumpner, Jr., Ramon Aguilera, Dale Hammel, Doug Nichols, Ryan Kraemer, Kurt Oehmichen and Clint Cooper. Burial will be held in Pine Cemetery, rural Curtiss, at a later date. Visitation will be held at the church on Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, of Loyal, is assisting the family with arrangements.



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