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Sternhagen, Viola "Vi" (Bleck)

Viola "Vi" (Bleck) Sternhagen, 83, Allouez, passed away December 25, 2013. She was born in Rib Lake, Wisconsin on February 17, 1930 to the late Robert and Anna (Rusch) Bleck.

Viola is survived by her children: Deb (Ron) Mercier of De Pere, and Dave (Lynn) Sternhagen, also of De Pere; grandchildren: Brian (Erica) Gerke and great granddaughter Carter, Lisa (Jack) Zimonick and great grandsons Dax and Jett, Collin Sternhagen and Elise Sternhagen; sister-in-law, Anna Mae (Harold) Bleck; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Viola is preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law: Lucille and Hubert Weber; brothers: William and Harold Bleck; brothers and sisters-in-law: Elwood and Isabelle Bleck, and Robert and Gladys Bleck.

Family and friends may visit at Hope Lutheran Church, 700 S. Superior St., De Pere on Saturday, January 4, from 9:00am until the time of service at 11:00am with Pastor Bo Baumeister officiating, followed by entombment in Allouez Mausoleum. Cotter Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Viola's name for St. Jude Children's Hospital.


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Dec. 29, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014
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