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Obituary of Lucille Ann Stehling
Lucille Ann Stehling, passed away on February 17, 2019 at Black Hawk Senior Residence in Fort Atkinson. She reached the age of 99 years, 9 months and 17 days.
Lucille Ann Werner was born on April 6, 1919 at her parents’ home in Neosho, Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of John and Rosalia (Remmel) Werner. Lucille spent all of her formative years growing up in the small town of Neosho where she attended grade school. She graduated from Hartford High School in 1937. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Neosho. After her marriage, she was a long time member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jefferson. On October 8, 1942, Lucille married Claude G. Stehling while on a nine day leave from the United States Army. Then he had to return by train to Fort Dix, New Jersey to complete his training. A short time later, Lucille was able to be reunited with him out east before his deployment to serve his country in the European Theater. While he was overseas, she made her home with her mother in Neosho. When her husband returned home from service in October 1945, they rented the Kemmeter cabin on Highway N on the outskirts of Jefferson. They later built their home a short distance away along Rock River. She was a homemaker her entire married life. She was a good caretaker of all her children, her grandchildren, and deeply loved by her great grandchildren. Lucille was an avid reader. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards, and listening and watching the Brewers and the Green Bay Packers.
Lucille is survived by her daughter Carol (Wallace) Strauss of Watertown; Her son Greg Stehling of Jefferson; Her daughter-in-law Janet Stehling of Jefferson; son-in-law Michael (Claudette) Stefanski and sister-in-law Lorraine Werner. Grandchildren include Debbie Rynearson, Daniel Strauss (Julie), Ann (Wayne) Stehling Arnold, Sarah (Bill) Stehling Koch, Aaron Stehling, Austin Stehling, Ryan (Leanne) Stefanski, and Alicia (Joe) Stefanski. Great grandchildren include Jessica, Heather and Timothy Rynearson, Jacob and Jenna Arnold, Hannah and Peter Koch, Connor and Ava Strauss, Elijah Stage, Savana and Kaitlyn Stefanski, and a special niece Evelyn (Werner) Ames and nephew David Werner. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Claude G. Stehling on May 29, 2005; her brothers Raymond, Arnold and Norbert Werner, daughter Mary Stehling Stefanski, son Claude J. Stehling, daughter-in-law Elda Stehling and granddaughter Teresa Strauss Roberts.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12 noon on February 22, 2019 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Coyle officiating. She will be buried next to her husband at the parish cemetery in Jefferson. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in church prior to the service. Memorials may be dedicated in Lucille’s name to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/St. Francis of Assisi Parish or to St. John the Baptist Catholic School.
The family would like to extend a thank you to Black Hawk Senior Residence and staff where she made her home for over 12 years. A special thank you to Debbie Aumann for her concern and compassionate care. A very heartfelt special thank you to Father Tom Coyle, Rainbow Hospice of Johnson Creek and Care Wisconsin
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