Thomas Stellflue

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Thomas Stellflue

June 29, 1937 - December 27, 2018

Thomas Stellflue Thomas A. Stellflue
Thomas A. Stellflue, 81, passed away with family at his side Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018. Thomas was born in La Crosse June 29, 1937, to the late Joseph O. and Alice L. (Gunderson) Stellflue. Tom graduated from Gale-Ettrick in 1955. He served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He then worked at American Motors. In 1964 he started at G. Heileman Brewing Company where he worked for 35 years before retiring. He loved his time and friends at the brewery.
Tom enjoyed playing softball, camping with his family and friends, and hunting with his sons and grandchildren. Later in life, he enjoyed woodworking and yard work. He and Nancy lived their entire life in Ettrick; and he cherished Ettrick and all that it embodied. There was always a party of some sort that he and his friends and family would attend. He was a long-time member of both the Ettrick Fire Department and the Ettrick Rod and Gun Club. Tom was lifelong member of St. Bridget's Catholic Church. He was also on the Ettrick Village Board for many years. He loved spending time with his grandkids.
He will be remembered for his fiery spirit, his big laugh, and his mastery of certain words in the English language. Some will remember him for his famous charcoaled chicken. Others will remember him for his kind heart and his ability to become friends with anyone and everyone. No matter how you remember him, he was a very special man and will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy L. (Bleken) who he married June 20, 1964; his children, Greg and Vicki (Meinertz), Kelly Stellflue and Jeff Burks, and John and Caralyn (Stensven); his grandchildren, Zachary, Jordan, Hannah, Carissa, and Katelyn; his siblings, Betty (Ronald) Ingham, Susan (Dick) Teska, Mary (Ted) Twesme, and Michael (Candice) Stellflue; his sisters-in-law, Rose Stellflue, Judy Bleken and Gloria Dale; as well as many loving nieces and nephews and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Joanne Kern; brother-in-law, Art Kern; his brother, Robert; his sister-in-law, Mary Emmons; and brothers-in-law, Dewey Emmons, John Bleken, and Gerry Dale.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Thomas at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 22650 Washington St., Ettrick, with Father Amalraj Antony presiding. Burial will follow at St. Bridget's Cemetery following services. Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, at the church, and again from 10 a.m. Monday until the time of the service. Online Condolences may be left at
Published on December 29, 2018
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3 posts

Verlin Young, CMSGT, USAF, RET.
Feb 11, 2019
Just saw Tom on the Obit section. Tom and I were stationed together in the Philippines and NSA Fort Meade, Md. RIP Tom. Former Melrose resident.
Bob hampe
Jan 02, 2019
Kelly I'm sorry for your loss of your father.
verlin young CMSGT, ret.
Jan 02, 2019
Knew Tom in the Philippines and also while stationed at the NSA Fort Meade, Md. Condolences to the family.