Marie J. Stellpflug


Marie Josephine Stellpflug, 82, of rural Whitehall, died Monday, July 19, 2021, at her home.

Marie was born January 29, 1939, in Arcadia, to Sylvester and Agnes (Brom) Stanislowski. She married Kenneth G. Stellpflug, June 17, 1961, in Trempealeau. Kenneth preceded Marie in death, July 31, 2009.

Marie was a caring and giving person who always put the needs of others before her own. She was a dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother. Some of her most enjoyable hobbies were watching her children and grandchildren participate in their activities.

She also shared her love for cooking and baking by making delicious food for her family and friends. She was a talented seamstress, creating many outfits for her family. Marie took pride in taking care of the flowers and landscaping around her house. In her younger days, Marie was an avid golfer, and you could always find her watching the latest golf tournament on TV. She also enjoyed bowling with a fun group of women.

Spending time with friends and having a good time was also a highlight in her life.

Marie worked hard her entire life. She held many different jobs throughout her working career. She worked at Gopher Glove Factory, was an in-home daycare provider, worked as a CNA at Grand View Care Center, in the deli at Clipper’s IGA and Ashley Furniture.

Marie is survived by a son, Kurt (Kristina) Stellpflug of La Crosse; two daughters: Cindy (Verlyn) Paulson of Menomonie, and Kim (Jordan) Pechuman of Roberts; five grandchildren: Kyle (Tess) Stellpflug, Chad (Megan) Stellpflug, Morgan (Landon) Van Ryn and Dakota and Braden Paulson; four step-grandchildren: Anthony and Cassandra Pechuman and Wyatt and Whitney Puent; great grandchildren: Kenna and Lucy Stellpflug and Aspen Van Ryn; a brother, Edward (Theresa) Stanislowski of Trempealeau; and brother-in-law, Mike Canar of Trempealeau.

In addition to her parents and husband, Marie was preceded in death by an infant daughter; brothers: Alvin Stanislowski, David Stanislowski, Richard Stanislowski; sisters: Esther Canar and Betty Stanislowski.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, July 26, 2021, at 10:30 a.m., at Saint John’s Catholic Church, with burial in the Lincoln Cemetery, both in Whitehall. Father George officiated.

Visitation was Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall, and also one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

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