Stephanie Woelfel

Woelfel, Stephanie

Stephanie L. (Buhr) Woelfel, 37, Green Bay, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, with her family at her side. She was born March 19, 1977, to David and Nancy Buhr. She graduated from Preble High School and NWTC. Stephanie began working for the City of Green Bay in 1996, a job she thoroughly enjoyed. She cultivated many lasting friendships over her 17 year career.

On May 1, 1999, she married her high school sweetheart, Jonathan Woelfel. The couple made their home in Green Bay and was blessed with two daughters, Brianna Lynn (age 11) and Ava Jo (age 5). Stephanie loved being a wife and mother. It was important to her to spend time focused on her family.

Stephanie will always be remembered for her infectious laugh, her sparking blue eyes, and her caring heart. Her faith was her motivation and she spent her lifetime trying to always do the right thing. Stephanie accomplished more living in her 37 years than most people do in a lifetime.

Survivors include her devoted and loving husband of almost 15 years, Jonathan Woelfel; her two precious daughters, Brianna and Ava; her parents, David and Nancy Buhr; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Amy Buhr, Timothy Buhr and Andrea Rentmeester; her father-in-law, Jerry (Linda Hanson) Woelfel; a brother-in-law, Jeffrey and Carin Woelfel; a nephew, Brennen Woelfel; nieces, Josie and Riley Buhr; her grandmothers, Eileen Bredael and Anna Woelfel; many other aunts, uncles, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Joyce Ostrand; her grandparents, John, Geraldine and Genevieve Buhr, Lloyd Bredael, grandparents-in-law, Sterling and Josephine Whitlock and Alvin Woelfel.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St. and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Spring Lake Church, 2240 Klondike Road. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Doug Moorhead officiating. To send online condolences visit

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund is being established.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Green Bay Oncology and Block Center of Chicago for all the special care they gave.

Also a special thank you to Unity Hospice and the staff of the Jack and Engrid Meng Center for their special comfort and care during her last days.

Stephanie's family thanks the friends and family who gave so generously of their time and care to make Stephanie's life more comfortable during the last year and a half. There are not enough words to express our deep gratitude.

Funeral Home

Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street Green Bay, WI 54302

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2014