Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Bernice “Babe” M. Stellick, 89, of Rib Lake, passed away on Tuesday July 18, 2017 at her residence.
Bernice Stellick was born in Medford, Wisconsin on August 26, 1927 to the late Charles and Lena (Gehrig) Stellick. She attended Medford Elementary School and was a 1945 graduate of Medford High School. She furthered her education at U.W. Superior and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1949. She moved to Rib Lake and began her teaching career in 1949 where she stayed until her retirement in 1990. She went back to school in 1971 and received her masters of Science and Teaching.
Bernice enjoyed being very involved in the Rib Lake community. She was a member of the Rib Lake Lions since 1988 and has been the secretary since joining Rib Lake Community Club, WEA and the NEA, Thursday Evening Women’s Bowling League at Little Bohemia, and Tuesday Evening Women’s Curling Club. She also enjoyed hunting and fishing and staying at her cabin on Stone Lake.
Bernice is survived by a special nephew Gary Hosking of Slinger, WI, and other nieces and nephews and many special friends.
Bernice is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Elmer Stellick; one sister, Evelyn Francis and niece Barbara Hosking.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday July 22, 2017 at Rib Lake United Methodist Church with Pastor Mary Jo Laabs officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery I in Medford at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at Rib Lake United Methodist Church from 9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in honor of Bernice can be given to the Taylor County Humane Society.
 Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at