Friday, July 8, 2011


AGE: 82

ADDRESS: of New Berlin, Wisconsin

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Tuesday, July 5 at her residence under the care of Sister Ann and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 12 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford
Also services were held on Monday, July 11 at Woodlawn Lutheran Church, West Allis, WI

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Babler

PLACE OF BURIAL: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery, Stetsonville

VISITATION AT: 11:30 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 12 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: March 5, 1929 in the Town of Deer Creek, Taylor County

EDUCATION: She graduated as Salutatorian from Dorchester High School in 1946, attended Whitewater College for 1 year and graduated from Taylor County Normal School in 1948

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Stella was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, Stetsonville. She taught at Pleasant Valley, Hilltop and Dorchester Grade Schools and then Grafton and Thiensville. Stella then worked in Milwaukee at several Insurance Companies until her retirement in 1995. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and spending time with her family.

MEMBER OF: Woodlawn Lutheran Church in West Allis, WI
Former Member: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Stetsonville, WI

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Audrey Vircks of Medford, Gladys (Emil) Paur of Medford, Ann Holme of New Berlin, WI, Myrtle (Howard) Bedroske of Dorchester, WI Myron (Sharon) Brecke of Curtiss, WI, and Elva (Norman) Larson of Waupaca, WI
Sister-In-Law: Betty Brecke of Stetsonville
Also survived by Nieces, Nephews, Other Relatives and Friends


DECEASED FATHER: William Brecke DECEASED MOTHER: Bertha Richwalski

PALLBEARERS: Warren Vircks, Mitchell Paur, Russell and David Bedroske, Mark and Duane Brecke

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Stella’s family to be designated at a later date
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