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Leona Sternitzky


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Leona Sternitzky Obituary
Sternitzky, Leona

Leona A. Sternitzky, 99, Marshfield, died on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital Palliative Care.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church, Granton, with Rev. Dan Schoessow officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery and serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Mark, Matthew and Jon Sternitzky and Jeffrey, Jay and Jim Schlinsog. The visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield, and on Saturday from 10:00 am until service time at Zion Lutheran Church, Granton.

Leona was born on September 12, 1913 in Globe, Wisconsin where she also attended school. She was the daughter of Albert and Mary (Hoffmann) Kalsow. Her family later moved to Neillsville where she worked in a bakery.

On October 11, 1936 she married Edwin Sternitzky at St. John's Lutheran Church, Neillsville and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986. Edwin died on January 1, 1991.

Leona and Edwin farmed most of their lives on a farm near Granton. Leona had a passion for baking, which included baking and decorating wedding cakes. She could make an apple pie like no other. While farming she took much pride in her beautiful flower gardens.

In 1990 they moved to Marshfield and she was a cook at Ann's Kiddie Kare and Ann's Kiddie Kastle. She was cook and "Grandma" to many children at the day care. After the loss of her husband she lived with family and lastly at the Marshfield Care Center.

She enjoyed visiting with people, watching the Brewers, crocheting, and especially the time she spent with grandchildren. She celebrated her 95th birthday at a Milwaukee Brewers game.

She is survived by 2 sons, Allen (Judy) Sternitzky and Gary (Joyce) Sternitzky and a daughter, Ann Marie Schlinsog. She is further survived by grandchildren and their families, Jeff (Sandy) Schlinsog, Heidi and Wendy; Jay (Ann) Schlinsog, Hayley, Jacob and Jordan; Jim (Michele) Schlinsog, Evan and Matthew; Janelle (Don) Diener, Courtney, Drew and Brynn; Mark Sternitzky; Matthew (Patti) Sternitzky; Marlea (Jeremy) Lucas, Gavin and Cadence; Maribeth (Scott) Pankratz, Trayton, Jayden and Chase; Monica (Darin) Rood, Madison, Emma and Ryan; Jon (Heather) Sternitzky, Riley and Aydin; and Sara and Liza Sternitzky. She had a special Godchild, Charlotte Moh and is also survived by her Pekinese puppy, Liberty "Tiny".

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, sisters, Evelyn, Fala and Gertrude, a brother, Victor, a granddaughter, Maria, an extended grandson, Greg Wichelman, many cousins, aunts, uncles, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law.

Jan. 1, 1991

Dear Dad, Your last words to Jim Schlinsog were, "Take Care of Grandma." I hope you are proud of us today.

Condolences may be sent online to www.rembs fh.com

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Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Jan. 30, 2013
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