Chris Stensberg, age 55, of Nekoosa died Monday August 27, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.
Visitation and Funeral Services will both be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (711 Prospect Avenue) in Nekoosa. Family and friends may call on Thursday, August 30th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and also on Friday, August 31st from 10:00 AM until the time of services. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Rev. Dave Bruener will officiate. Burial will be in the Village of Port Edwards Cemetery. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home is assisting the family. Memorials may be designated to Central Wisconsin Gift of Life or the Nekoosa Girls Basketball Program.
Chris was born November 15, 1962 in Wisconsin Rapids to Donald and Madeline (Brost) Stensberg. He married Wanda Bredl on May 26, 1984 in Nekoosa. Chris was employed by Nekoosa Papers (Domtar).
Chris’ interests included hunting, fishing and curling. He was an active member of the Central Wisconsin Gift of Life Group. Chris coached the Nekoosa Girls Basketball Team for many years, where he was known by many as the “Professor”. He enjoyed spending summer months up north with his family at the cabin. Chris loved spending as much time as possible with his grandchildren Casen and Adley, who were the lights of his life. They called him “Bumpa”.
He is survived by his wife Wanda Stensberg of Nekoosa; his daughter Leah (Cody) Zenisek of Little Chute; grandchildren Casen and Adley Zenisek; his mother Madeline Stensberg; ten brothers and sisters Jo Ann (Bob) Aigner, Pat (George) Heller, Kathy (Jim) Bingham, Dale (Malinda) Stensberg, Daryl (Nina) Stensberg, Lynne (Larry) Jensen, Kevin (Phyllis) Stensberg, Wendy (Myles) Brundidge, Scott Stensberg and Todd (Mary) Stensberg; his father in law Roman Bredl and many nieces and nephews.
Chris was preceded in death by his father Donald Stensberg and by his mother in law Lillian Bredl.
The Stensberg Family would like to thank UW Hospital in Madison, Marshfield Clinic, DaVita and Heartland Hospice for the great care given to Chris.