Mathilda A. Stendel, 93, of Menomonie, formerly of Jump River, died
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at her daughter’s home under the care of Mayo
She was born on January 31, 1921 in Jump River, the
daughter of Martin and Anna (Vagts) Meyer. She attended Pioneer
Elementary and Hannibal High School. Tillie continued her education at
the Taylor County Teacher’s College and later received a Bachelor’s
Degree from U-W Eau Claire, going on to a career in teaching at the
Gilman School District.
Tillie was united in marriage to Gerald “Fritz” Stendel in 1947 and they
farmed in the Jump River area until retirement.
Mathilda was an active member of the New Hope Presbyterian Church,
Ladies Auxiliary, VFW and Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed
reading, playing cards, visiting with friends and family, and traveling.
Mathilda is survived by her daughter, Nancy Herrick of Menomonie and
Fred (Karen) Stendel of Jump River, 5 grandchildren, Jamie (Nikki) Herrick
, Patrick (Heather) Herrick, Scott Herrick, Eric (Dawn) Stendel and Erin
(Joseph) Hattamer, 6 great-grandchildren, Michael & Christian Herrick,
Mia, Chelsea & Ali Herrick, and Amelia Hattamer. She is preceded in death
by her parents, husband, Gerald “Fritz”, brothers, Claus & Henry, sisters,
Dora Kochevar and Marie Gordon.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11 a.m.
at the New Hope Presbyterian Church, Hannibal, with Pastor Barry Boyer
officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Mount Nebo
Cemetery, Jump River. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at
the church. Plombon Funeral Service is assisting the family with