Alfreada G. Wegenke, age 98 of Montello passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at The Markesan Resident Home. She was born in Villard, MN to Rev. August and Martha (Dietrich) Mueller on September 14, 1923. She graduated from Neshkoro High School in 1941 and on April 15, 1944 she married Norbert Stelter who preceded her in death on May 18, 1957. She then married Harvey Wegenke on October 27, 1962; he preceded her in death on January 2, 2008.
Alfreada was a longtime member of the Trinity (Little Mecan) Lutheran Church; she served as treasurer for many years and also was a member of the ladies aid. She was employed by Montello Products for almost 30 years and also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alfreada leaves behind three children: Glenn (Susan Stelter) Stelter of Montello, Randall (Beverly Kohnke) Stelter of Montello and Sharon (Barron) Thiessen of Denver, NC as well as nine grandchildren: Denise Stelter, Regina (Rikki) Leerek, Rachel Loring, Craig Glover, Ryan (Ryan) Glover, James (Heidi) Stelter, Krista (Denis) Sorenson, Mark (Dawn) Theissen and Andrew (Bridgette) Thiessen. She is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren as well as one sister-in-law, Florence Dahlke. Alfreada is further survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.
Preceding Alfreada in death are her parents, husbands: Norbert and Harvey, daughter, Sandra (Gerard) Glover, daughters-in-law, Jean Stelter and Barbara Stelter, siblings: George (Elaine) Mueller, Grace (Freeman) Crow, Dorothy (Kenneth) Koester, Louise Wegenke, Richard Mueller, Walter (Joanne) Mueller and Robert (Dorothy) Mueller and brother-in-law, Fred Dahlke.
A funeral service for Alfreada Wegenke will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Trinity (Little Mecan) Lutheran Church, W1164 Fern Ave, Montello. Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Crawford Funeral Home in Montello and again at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 AM until the hour of service. Pastor John Bumgardner will officiate and burial will follow in the parish cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family. www.CrawfordFH.com
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