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Ethel Stenberg

October 8, 1949 — November 22, 2016

Ethel Stenberg, age 67, of Merrill, passed away Tuesday November 22, 2016, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She was born October 8, 1949 in Medford to the late John and Alma (Leino) Frankki. On October 24, 1998 Ethel and Stanley Stenberg were united in marriage in Las Vegas, NV. He survives. After graduating high school, Ethel went on to vocational school for court reporting. She worked 11 years as an administrative assistant for the courthouse district attorney. Ethel loved camping so it was fitting that she managed the Cedar Falls Campground with her husband for 10 years. She enjoyed playing computer games, working jigsaw puzzles, reading and baking apple pies with the apples from her tree. Ethel also loved music and singing but especially loved spending time with her family and her dog Ringo. She loved looking in the sky and watching the clouds which may have been the inspiration to many beautiful poems she wrote. She was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Irma. Survivors include her husband: Stanley Stenberg, of Merrill; four children: Scott (Pat) Stenberg, North Carolina; Connie Goldbricht, Merrill; Todd Stenberg, Waukesha; and Michele (Dean) Dorgay, South Milwaukee; two step-daughters: Connie Wing-Betker and Nancy Wing-Hickman; 11 grandchildren: Jeff (McKenzie) Stenberg, Dr. Robert (Kristen) Stenberg, Sarah (Brian) Draves, Wendy (Zachery) Brooks, Amanda, Casey, Alexandrea and Ashlyn Stenberg, Chelsea (Nick) Tryggestad, Samantha (Devin) McFarlin, and Kayla Dorgay; 5 great-grandchildren; nine siblings: Shirley (Jack) Smith, Medford, Jim (Dorothy) Frankki, Medford; Alice (Larry) Rogers, Waukesha; Richard (Jan) Frankki, Medford; Linda (Ronnie) Schmitt, Waukesha, Paul (Judy) Frankki, Stetsonville, twin sister Elaine (Jim) Leppala, Ruth (Wayne) Dupuis, Medford, and Carol (Gary) Ellenbecker, Medford; many nieces and nephews and godchildren (nieces): Brenda Sales and Tiffany Volkman. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, John Frankki, George Frankki, Al Frankki and one in infancy. Funeral services for Ethel will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Irma. Rev. Hans Heisinger will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 noon until the time of service on Saturday, also at the church. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Skanawan. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.

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Visitation
Saturday, November 26, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Paul's Evangelican Lutheran Church

N6537 Old Hwy 51
Irma, WI 54442

Visitation
Saturday, November 26, 2016
2:00 PM
St. Paul's Evangelican Lutheran Church

Merrill, WI 54452

Visitation
Saturday, November 26, 2016
3:00 PM
Oak Hill Cemetery

Skanawan, WI


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