Anna Mae Stoelb
Anna Mae Stoelb, 82, formerly of Sheboygan , passed away at her home at Pine Haven Covenant Home in Sheboygan Falls early the morning of Saturday September 21st, 2013.
She was born in the Town of Meeme on April 13, 1931 and her full given name was Anna Maria, but everyone called her Anna Mae from an early age. She attended St . Fidelis Grade School in the Town of Meeme. She was one of thirteen children born to Angeline and John Koenig, and was part of a fun, generous, loving and musically gifted dairy farming family. She met Donald Stoelb while they both worked at Plastics Engineering Company in Sheboygan and they shared a love of country music and dancing along with a shared love for their families. They were married on April 14th 1951 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Sheboygan and raised six children together. Donald preceded her in death on June 23, 2002.
Anna Mae was a member of the Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls and the Sweet Adelines. She was a former den mother for the Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts. Anna Mae also worked the evening shift at Wigwam Mills in Sheboygan for a number of years in addition to being a loving mother and homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, crocheting, cooking, baking, all types of music, singing and playing the guitar around the campfire, watching the Packers and Brewers and golf and, most of all, her family.
She is survived by six children: Jeffrey (Sandy) Stoelb of Sheboygan; Alan (Mary Jo) Stoelb of Kiel; Therese (Randy) Pitcock of Monroe, NC; Celia (Mike) Fluekiger of LaCrosse; Gerald Stoelb of Plymouth and Mary Jo Huber of Plymouth. She is also survived by sixteen grandchildren: Amy (Ray) Altamirano of Cudahy; Becky Stoelb of Sheboygan; Cassy (Jesse) Conto of Sheboygan; Crystal Huber of New Holstein; Lindsey (Paul) Boeffler of LaCrosse; Katie (Tim) Mulhall of St Louis, MO; Dan (Stephanie) Stoelb of Versailles, KY; April Huber of Green Bay; Sarah (Rogelio) Gonzales of San Diego, CA; Jessica Huber of Kiel; Lisa (Brian) Troen of Prior Lake, MN; Sgt Jeremiah (Jennifer) Stoelb of Fort Collins, Colorado; Julie Huber of Howards Grove; David Stoelb of Sheboygan; Craig Stoelb of Milwaukee and Corey Stoelb of Madison. She is also survived by 22 great-grandchildren: Arianna, Barrett, Camille, Eliana, Esme, Ethan, Gavin, James, Joshua, Justin, Kaylee, Lily, Mundo, Niguel, Noah, Paige, Rafi, Sam, Tevin and Zander with two more on the way.
She is also survived by her two brothers, Roman Koenig of Osman, Tom (Marie) Koenig of School Hill; and five sisters, Laura Wagner of New Holstein, Margie (Donald) Bonde of town of Meeme, Betty Bonde of School Hill, Laverne (Roman) Karls of Green Bay, Arlene Schad of Kiel, as well as brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth Stoelb, Sidonia Saaman, Francis Scharenbroch, Jerry Neumeyer and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Donald Stoelb, three brothers Victor (Alice), Sylvester (Alice) and Robert (Evelyn) Koenig, two sisters, Ruth Scharenbroch and Virginia Neumeyer as well as a number of sisters and brothers-in law, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Anna Mae's life will take place at Blessed Trinity Parish in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm with the Rev. Bob Lotz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in Sheboygan Falls.
Family and friends will gather at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Tuesday from 4-7 pm, and on Wednesday, at church from 12:30 until the time of the Mass at 1:30 pm.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in Anna Mae's name for Blessed Trinity Parish and Pine Haven Christian Communities.
The family extends a special debt of gratitude to the staff of Covenant House of Pine Haven as well as the St. Nicholas Hospital Dialysis Unit for the loving care they have provided to Anna Mae over the years she was in their care.
We are so thankful for all that she gave us during her life: her gentle spirit, sense of humor, kindness, wisdom, generosity and her unwavering faith in God.
The staff of the Wenig Funeral Homes in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is serving the Stoelb family.
For online condolences and additional information please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com
Wenig Funeral Home
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085
Published in Sheboygan Press on Sept. 24, 2013