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Kenneth "Ken" Stelzig

Kenneth "Ken" Stelzig

June 7, 2019

Kenneth F. Stelzig 83, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully on June 7, 2019.

He was born January 25, 1936, in Sauk Centre, MN, the son of Lewis and Olivia (Schlict) Stelzig.  He grew up in St. Cloud, MN, where he graduated from Cathedral Catholic High School.  Ken graduated from Saint Cloud State University and later attained his Masters Degree.

He began teaching at Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1960.  In 1962 he taught at North High School for a few years before his teaching career at Chippewa Valley Technical College began.  He retired from there in 1995, after 35 years of teaching mathematics.

Ken is survived by his wife, Marilyn Clark; children, Keith (Vickie) Stelzig; Kristin (Mike) Bonn; step-children, Tracy (Cal) Craker, Ken (Kathy) Clark, Gary (Mary) Clark; grandchildren, Meghan Stelzig, Michelle (Brian) Puckett, Aaron (Michelle) Stelzig, Kayla Bonn, Michael Bonn, David Stelzig, and Alyssa Stelzig; four great-grandchildren; numerous step-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim (Kathy) Stelzig, David (Mary) Stelzig; two sisters, Lois Gallahan, and Joann Stelzig.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Patricia Stelzig; son, Kevin Stelzig; four sisters; and his step-daughter, Tami Erickson.

Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona, WI (next to Charter Spectrum).  Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the Celebration of Life Center.

Visitation

10-11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona, WI (next to Charter Spectrum)

Service

11 a.m. on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Chippewa Valley Cremation Services – Celebration of Life Center, 1717 Devney Dr., Altoona, WI (next to Charter Spectrum)

Florist Information

Brent Douglas - (715) 831-0997 - All flowers should be delivered to the Celebration of Life Center by 9 a.m. Thursday

Condolences

  • John and Patricia Skomars Our sincere sympathy to Ken's family. He was our brother-in-law and friend. Spent many happy hours together traveling in our RV's, playing Scrabble and good times at our house in Washington State. Ken had a wry sense of humor that we appreciated. But the continuous 7 letter words he managed to sneak in on us in our Scrabble games were annoying!! ???? We miss him but rejoice in his peaceful passing. May we all be so lucky. Love to you all.

    June 12 at 12:53pm

  • Patrick Mattson My condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Ken from the Tech College when I was a student there from 1977-1980. I felt he was one of those who really cared for the best for students. RIP Mr. Stelzig for you have earned it.

    June 10 at 7:23am

  • Judy Stelzig To each of you family members, I send my deepest sympathy. There's no way to easily encapsulate 55+ years of friendship and good memories. I smile as I think of old conversations, jokes and shared experiences with Ken. His warmth and kind deeds meant a lot to me. Each of you has far more memories than I, and I hope they will help you in this time of loss and adjusting to a new reality. My prayers join those of others for your comfort and inner peace. God's blessings.

    June 9 at 8:58pm

  • Signe Johnson I have always enjoyed Kris's endearing stories of her loving father, he certainly will be missed, prayers for the family.

    June 8 at 10:31PM

  • Frank and Ellen Yule Our sympathy to the whole family. Marilyn we are thinking about you and sending you hugs.

    June 8 at 2:56PM

  • John f Greuel Keith,
    Sorry to hear of the passing of your dad.you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
    John

    June 8 at 11:04AM

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