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Theresa Ann Stolpa

October 10, 1962 — January 18, 2024


Theresa Ann Stolpa passed away on January 18, 2024, at the age of 61. Born on October 10, 1962, in Wausau, WI, Theresa was the loving wife of William Stolpa and the cherished daughter of James Taylor and Betty Rutkowski.

Theresa worked as a Member Specialist at Sam's Club, where she formed strong bonds with her colleagues and customers. Known for her vibrant personality and infectious energy, Theresa was a firecracker who approached life with passion and enthusiasm. She had an unwavering love for her Sam's Club family, cherishing the relationships she built during her time there.

Family was everything to Theresa, and she was a devoted wife to William. Their love was evident to all who knew them, as they supported and cherished one another throughout their journey together. Theresa's siblings also held a special place in her heart, sharing a bond that transcended familial ties.

Theresa will be remembered as a kind and giving soul, always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Her friends and loved ones knew her as someone with a hard shell to crack, but beneath her tough exterior lay a heart full of love and compassion. Theresa's protective nature extended to her loved ones, fiercely defending those closest to her with unwavering loyalty.

Throughout her life, Theresa's fun-loving spirit and stubborn determination served as an inspiration to all who knew her. Her warm presence, infectious laughter, and genuine care for others left an indelible mark on the lives she touched. She will be deeply missed by her family, friends, and coworkers.

Theresa is survived by her husband, Bill Stolpa; children, Sammy (Pam) Spencer, Danny (Jamie) Spencer, Ivory Spencer, and Timmy (Lexi) Andrews; grandchildren, Demetri Spencer, Dominic Spencer, Alexis Spencer, Kylie Spencer, Markus Arbuckle, Vinnie Krupski and Arieal Nelson; siblings, Lucinda (John) Harlow, James (Linda) Taylor, Kandie (Reed) Fulton, Randy (Julie) Rutkowski, Valerie (John) Diedrich, John (Mike) Lindsey, Ameillo Lindsey, Scott Stolpa, Brian Stolpa, Jenny Stolpa, Raymond Stolpa, and Kimberly (Zack) Stanelle; dog, King; 60 nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; several extended family members; and her extended Sam's Club Family. She is preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Roxanne Mangum and Deborah Pearce.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, January 24, 2024 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Helke Funeral home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Theresa will then be laid to rest at Springbrook Cemetery in Pine River.

Our family wishes to thank Theresa's Sam's Club Family and the nurses and doctors from the Aspirus Medical ICU Unit. 

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce Street, Wausau, WI 54401

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