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Susie E. Stencil-Burish

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Stencil-Burish, Susie E.

Susie E. Stencil-Burish, 83, Marathon died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

She was born January 18, 1934 in Stratford, daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Zaleski) Knoll. On June 19, 1954 she married Ervin Stencil at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Stratford. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2000. She then married John Burish at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar on September 14, 2002. He survives.

For many years Susie and her first husband Ervin were dairy/ginseng farmers in the town of Rib Falls. She was a proud homemaker who enjoyed sewing, canning, playing cards and entertaining many guests. She and Ervin loved going on many snowmobile outings together and vacationing throughout the continental US and Europe. She was proud that on one of the trips she won a Lincoln Town car. She had a passion for flowers and loved spending countless hours tending to her many flower beds on the farm and at her later home with John. She and John loved Polka and country music dancing and could be seen at many church picnics and local events. They also traveled to many different destinations together. Susie and John loved picking raspberries and strawberries together and sharing them with family. Susie also loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and looked forward to every birthday party. Holidays were special, bringing family and friends together. She truly loved playing dominos with the young and the old. It was a game she and John played nightly. As she would always say "it keeps your mind sharp!" She was previously a member of the local Homemakers club and a member of the Edgar Gas and Steam Engine Club.

Survivors include her husband, John Burish, Marathon, her two children, Pamela (Thomas) Balz, Marathon, Rick (Pam) Stencil, Edgar, John's daughter, Kris Burish and her son, Andrew, Marathon, her grandchildren, Bobbi Jo Balz, Wausau, Becky (Chad) Draxler, Lantana, Texas, Michael (Amanda) Balz, Marathon. Sara (fiancé Matthew Wonkovich) Stencil, Washington, D.C., Steven (fiancé Stephanie Fiess) Stencil, Edgar, Stacey Stencil, Edgar, her great grandchildren, Alison, Jocelyn and Vivian Draxler and Makayla, Erica and Keira Balz. Susie is further survived by her siblings, her twin sister, Ann Knoll, Marshfield, Arlene (Wally) Stencil, Edgar, Pat (Floyd) Hamus, Marshfield, Benny (Rhonda) Knoll, Stratford and Allie (Diane) Knoll, Stratford and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Besides her parents and her first husband Ervin she was preceded in death by her siblings, Eddie, Clem and Jerry Knoll, Annette Raschke and an infant brother, Edwin.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. The Rev. Thomas Huff will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar and again on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. There will be a parish rosary service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Edgar funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. John Catholic School, Edgar. Online condolences may be expressed at
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from July 9 to July 11, 2017
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