Jerry K. Stene, age 74 of Woodville died unexpectedly July 6th, 2016 at Westfield’s Hospital Emergency Room in New Richmond.
Jerry was born on April 1, 1942 in Baldwin, Wisconsin; the son of Milton and Agnes (Gullickson) Stene. He was raised in Woodville where he attended school and was the last to graduate from Woodville High School in 1961 before they consolidated with Baldwin. As a young man, he enlisted in the armed forces and proudly served in the United States Army. He was stationed in Germany and worked with the Military Police. His patriotism continued as he was an active member of the Woodville American Legion Post #301 and served on their honor guard.
On May 7, 1966, he was united in marriage to Marian Cassellius at the Zion Lutheran Parsonage in Woodville. After being discharged from the Army, he worked in Racine for Massey Ferguson before moving back to St. Croix County. He then began a rewarding career with DoBoy in New Richmond where he updated software and help troubleshoot computer issues.
Jerry was an outdoorsman who cherished his annual trips to Canada fishing. Although he could hold his own, it wasn’t out of the ordinary to be out fished by Marian. Together through the ups and downs of life, they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary this past May. Jerry was also well known to be a very avid Green Bay Packer backer and Wisconsin Badger supporter.
Jerry will leave to mourn his best friend and wife Marian; brothers/sisters-in-law Dan and LaVon Cassellius of Glenwood City, Nancy Almvig of Las Cruces, New Mexico, Jacque and Dan Brathal of Hudson, Dick and Rita Cassellius of Glenwood City, Hermie and Joe Freese of Baldwin, Keven and Mary Cassellius of St. Croix Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents Milton and Agnes, brother Robert Stene, step parents Russell “Punk” and Helen Anderson, sisters-in-law Gloria Stene, Kathy Cassellius Franklin, and brother-in-law David Almvig.
A time to reflect on the life of Jerry Stene was held on Sunday, July 10th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Woodville American Legion Post #301 with military honors provided by his comrades outside the Legion at 4 p.m. Interment will be at a later date. Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the donor’s choice. Funeral services coordinated by the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory of Baldwin.