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Jack Edward Stephans

07/27/1950 - 12/08/2022
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Jack Edward Stephans, age 72, of Winneconne, previously of Racine, WI, passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2022. He was born on July 27, 1950, to parents Lewis and Ingaborg (nee. Engstrom) Stephans of Iron River, WI. Jack attended Northwestern High School in Maple, WI. On October 25, 1969, he married Sherry Erhardt of Racine, and they remained together for 53 years.

Jack worked for Twin Disc as a machinist and in the quality department for 40 years until his retirement. He was very involved with helping organize events at Twin Disc, including the Twenty-Year Club, summer picnic, Christmas Celebration, golf league, and annual outing. When he wasn’t working or volunteering, Jack would participate in several outdoor activities including walking, golfing, hunting, fishing, camping, and bowling. He also enjoyed spending summers with family at their cabin in northern Wisconsin. 

Jack is survived by his loving wife, Sherry; his children, Robert (Leann) Stephans, Bryan (Liz) Stephans; his grandchildren, Paige and Lacey; his siblings, Harvey, Dan, (Karen), Richard (Roxy), Cheryl (Vern) Schmidt; sister-in-law, Priscilla; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia; and brothers, George and Lee.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday January 6, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 6090 Harbour South Dr. (corner of Harbour South and Hwy 116) Winneconne, Wisconsin. A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 6 at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Kevin Heffernan officiating. Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jack’s memory may be made to Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, Winneconne and Larsen-Winchester Lions Club.

Paulette Riebe Jerome wrote on January 10, 2023
Sorry to hear of Jack’s passing. Priscilla had told me of his failing health. She was fortunate to be able to attend the funeral and enjoyed the many photographs that were displayed. Condolences to all of your family.

Katie Plante (Werner Electric) wrote on January 6, 2023
Bryan, I wanted to let you know that you & your family are in my thoughts. I pray that you find peace & comfort in all the many memories. Take care.

Jon and Bernice Stephens wrote on December 31, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Sherry and family. I have great memories of summers and hunting seasons spent with Uncle Jack. Take comfort in knowing he is with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Virginia, Uncle George and Uncle Lee. RIP Uncle Jack!

Dennis & Shelly Stein wrote on December 18, 2022
Please accept are deepest sympathy to Sherry and your family. Jack and I grew up together, were best friends in High School. We shared many good times together and people would sometimes mistake us for brothers. I am shocked and sadden by his passing. We hope to attend his service in January, and say good bye to a friend.

Pamela(Burns)Syre wrote on December 17, 2022
Dear Sherry.. I am si sorry to hear of Jack's passing.. Prayers for you all.. Love to you ..your cousin.. Pam.

Mark Stephans wrote on December 15, 2022
He will be missed just like the real Mr. Rogers

Greg Stephans wrote on December 15, 2022
Tho I didn't know Jack at that I remember, only met him one time at my dad's (george) funeral. I'm sorry for the loss and will attempt to attend the funeral as well. My condolences.

Jeff & Angie Stephens wrote on December 14, 2022
Our deepest condolences to Sherry and the family. I have many great memories from my childhood spent in Iron River, hanging around uncle Jack. RIP may god be your guide and constant companion as you reunite in his realm. Jeff, Angie & family.

Jeff Holmes wrote on December 14, 2022
I only remember Uncle Jack as a young man. The adults would talk, while I spent time with my cousins. I don’t have a lot of stories to share except during family events I always remember a big smile that would fill the room when he was present. Uncle Jack and Aunt Sherry also raised two wonderful young men that I was happy to spend time with when my family visited. Their family was always beautiful to me. Bless you Uncle Jack and Thank you.

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