Stella Valerie Stefan, formerly of Rhinelander, died Dec. 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Fla., at the age 96. She was born July 22, 1920 in Woodboro. Stella was a long-time resident of Rhinelander.
Stella is survived by her daughter, Barbara Easter; grandchildren, Gary and Tanya Pinter; great-granddaughter, Crystal Pinter and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Stefan and daughters, Delores Stefan and Dorothy Stefan.
With her outgoing personality, she never met a stranger. At age 96 she still loved music, socializing, and telling jokes. She always had a funny story to tell.
The visitation for Stella will be held Friday, May 12 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. memorial mass with Fr. Randy Knauf officiating. Immediately following the mass, inurnment will take place at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery. (Hildebrand Funeral Home)