Berend Stam, 99, of Wausau beloved husband of the late Hielkje (Pekel) Stam, departed this life on January 11, 2023 at his home.
Berend was born on November 26, 1923 in Hoogenveen, Netherlands. After marrying Hielkje they immigrated to the United States in 1949 settling in Wausau. He came here to pursue a career in Agriculture and was a dairy farmer all of his life. He was known in the farming community as one of the early adopters of best practices in the industry. In his spare time he enjoyed wood working and gardening.
He is survived by his son, Arend "Archie" (Ann) Stam,he also leaves four grandchildren: Michael Borchardt, Phillip Stam, Derek Stam and Megan (Scott) Sipiorski along with great grandchildren. Berend is also survived by two brothers: Bert (Gertie) Stam and Hendrick Stam, along with numerous extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents, son, Roelof Stam, a brother, Roelof Stam and a sister Alberdina Stapel.
All services are being held privately. Burial will be in Forestville Cemetery.
Berend was blessed with 99 years and we were blessed to have him. Thank you to Phillip and Derek for the excellent care given to Grandpa.