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Alice M. Steckling

August 8, 1936 — January 24, 2023

Wausau

Alice M. Steckling

Alice Mae Steckling 86, Wausau, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Aspirus Hospice House.

Alice was born August 8, 1936 in Wausau to the late Ervin and Bertha (Peters) Poeske. She married Arnold Steckling May 16, 1959 at St. Therese Catholic Church, Rothschild, WI.

Alice and Arnold started their family on the farm located in the Town of Maine, WI before finding their “Forever Home” on the East side of Wausau. She was a caring mother for her children and a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. She enjoyed working with the kids! Alice was a homemaker when us boys were young. Once we were older, she worked at HC Phillips Co and then First American Bank / M&I Bank in the bookkeeping department for years until retiring. Working the family ginseng farm for several years was also in the mix. She loved spending time with her family and friends. Going camping was a big part of her summers. Dad and us kids convinced her to go snowmobiling during the winter! Alice and Arnold loved going out to eat, attending Polka dances and getting together with their friends. They also enjoyed traveling, especially to Branson, MO during their later years. Going to lunch with her work friends, spending time with her children and grandchildren was big on Alice’s list as well as reading romance books and playing card games. She liked to volunteer. She visited the terminally ill at their homes and at The Hospice House offering comfort. Alice served meals at The Salvation Army and enjoyed serving St. Michael’s Fish Fries during lent. She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and when the churches realigned, she became a member of St. Michael’s / Church of the Resurrection Catholic Church. She loved to sing during mass and was a member of the St. Mary’s choir with her sisters for years. After moving to Renaissance Assisted Living, she loved making friends, playing bingo, crafting, happy hour, card games, and took part in all the activities that they had to offer.

Survivors include her 3 sons, Scott (Tammy) Steckling, Michael (Dena) Steckling, and Craig (Moriah) Steckling all of Wausau; family member, Angie Wanta; Eight grandchildren, Kurt (Heather) Steckling, Sara Steckling, Melissa (Austin) Carter, Kylie (Josh) Persson, Nicole Steckling, Sam Wanta, Tony Wanta, and Juliea Wanta; Six great grandchildren Cameron, Henry, Gavin, Chloe, Finley, and Zoey; One sister Lucille (Wally) Sonnentag, one sister-in-law, Doris Dahlke. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Arnold, her son Jeffery, her two sisters Grace Poeske and Nancy Poeske, and brother-in-law, Harold Dahlke.

Funeral Service will be at 11am Monday, February, 6, 2023 at St. Michaels Church, Wausau. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30am until the time of service. Burial will be at a later date.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful staff members that cared for Alice including those at Renaissance Assisted Living, Aspirus Hospital, Aspirus Palliative Care, and Aspirus Hospice House. From providing mom with above and beyond assistance at The Renaissance, visits at the hospital by Renaissance staff members, to the Aspirus Palliative care staff offering a “Spa Day “ which included letting her watch an episode of Reba on their phone! We’d also like to extend a special thank you to Karen with TLC, mom so appreciated your patient loving care!

We will forever miss mom’s warm gentle heart! We find comfort knowing she’s now in heaven with dad and Jeff.

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Visitation

Monday, February 6, 2023

9:30 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Michael Catholic Parish

611 Stark St, Wausau, WI 54403

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 6, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Saint Michael Catholic Parish

611 Stark St, Wausau, WI 54403

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