Posted: Tue 3:55 PM, Jul 17, 2012
Funeral Home: Helke
Stella R. (Sporisky) Peters, 72, of Weston, passed away on Sunday, July 15,
2012, at Mount View Care Center, Wausau. She was born to the late Walter
and Anna (Erickson) Sporisky in Wausau on August 16, 1939. She married the
late Kenneth “Pete” Peters on August 6, 1960, at Grace United Church of
Stella worked at the former Red Owl Grocery Store and in the shang gardens,
where she helped prepare the fields and picked Ginseng.
She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, and other crafts. Stella liked
to play Bingo, cards, and dancing. She especially enjoyed the times she had
with her granddaughters and the Red Hat Ladies. Stella was a member of
V.F.W. Burns Post #388.
Stella enjoyed the opportunities she had for travel. She travelled to
California, Seattle, Branson, and Florida. These were times that she could
be with her family and she cherished those times.
She also was kept company by her cats, Cash, Shadow, Hershey, and Baby. Stella is survived by her four children, Robin of Milwaukee, Rodney of
Wausau, Kent of Marathon, and Anna (Eric) Betts of Wausau; two
grandchildren, Emily and “My Special Friend” Toshia Betts, both of Wausau;
twin brother, Stanley “Stasch” Sporisky of Bonduel; brother, Roger (Claire)
Sporisky of Texas; sisters, Janet (Dave) Windorski of Wausau and Iann Simon
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2012, at Grace
United Church of Christ, 535 S. Third Ave., Wausau, with Pastor Julie
Goranson officiating. Family and friends may call beginning at 4:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at Helke Funeral Home, Wausau,
and again on Friday beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the
church. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.
You may sign the family guestbook at www.helke.com.
May Angels Lead You In
By: Toshia Betts
Your smile, your hugs, your kind words of life.
You were the one we could turn to through our hurt and strife. You gave us laughs, you showed us love. No cares in the world, a lofty dove. The memories we have, the talks we shared. Through the good or bad, you graciously cared. When the trees sway, in the sun so bright. Where the birds soar, you’re our guiding star at night. This is not the end, we shall meet again. At Heaven’s gate, may the angels lead you in.