Obit: Kelnhofer, Mae J. #2 (1925 - 2009)

Contact: R. Lipprandt

Surnames: Birling, Dunkel, Hansen, Keith, Kelnhofer, Kulczyski, Larson, Spice, Wierzba, Zimdars

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., WI), Thur., March 26, 2009, Online Edition

Kelnhofer, Mae J. (Dunkel) (May 11, 1925 - March 19, 2009)

Mae J. Kelnhofer, age 83, Wisconsin Rapids, died Thur., March 19 at Wisconsin Rapids Care Center.

Funeral services were Sat. March 21 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids. Rev. Al Wierzba officiated.

Burial was in St. Kilian's Catholic Cemetery, Blenker.

Mae was born May 11, 1925 in the Town of Holway, Taylor County, to George and Minnie (Larson) Dunkel. She married George K. Kelnhofer on June 30, 1946 in Blenker. He died March 14, 1994.

Mae was employed at Consolidated Papers Inc. for 23 years, retiring on July 31, 1986 as a word processor. She was a longtime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, loved to play cards, enjoyed sewing and knitting, going to the Senior Center and loved her dogs, Tiffany and Mitzi.

Mae is survived by her daughter, Joan (Roger) Spice of Nekoosa; three grandchildren, Amy (Mike) Birling of Morrisville, N.C., Lori (Dave) Hansen of Sun.rairie and Ryan (Cassie) Spice of Farmington, Minn.; six great-grandchildren, Ty and Alec Birling, Brooklyn, Ethan and Luke Hansen and Mackenzie Spice.

Mae is also survived by a brother, Vernon (Sandra) Dunkel of Rib Lake; and four sisters, Alva Keith of Wisconsin Rapids, Marlene (Stanley) Kulczyski of Grafton, Judy Dunkel of Rib Lake and Carol Zimdars of Port Washington.

Mae was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a son, Jimmie; a sister, Marjorie; and two brothers, Donald Dunkel and Kenneth Dunkel.

Memorials can be given at St. Lawrence Catholic Church or to Assumption High School. Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids handled all arrangements.



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