Agnes (Steines) Theurer
 November 8, 1923 ~ April 18, 2017
April 20, 2017
Agnes (Steines) Theurer, 93, Stratford, Wisconsin, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, Wisconsin. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford, with Reverend Sengole Vethanayagam officiating.

Agnes was born on November 8, 1923, in the Town of Cleveland, Marathon County, Wisconsin, to Eugene and Mary (Kaiser) Steines. She shared her birthday with her father.

She attended St. Joseph’s Parochial School in Stratford and later worked for her GED and received it in 1975. In her youth, Agnes played guitar and sang on the radio, highlighted by her yodeling fashioned after Patsy Montana. She worked as a domestic in Marshfield for prominent families, learning many wonderful recipes and kitchen skills.

On October 28, 1942, she married Paul Theurer at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Stratford. He died on April 7, 2013.

In 1944, the Theurer’s purchased Brookside Cheese Factory on Highway 97 near Stratford, which they operated together. Agnes helped in the factory in the early years and also was bookkeeper for the business until their retirement in 1981. After retirement, Agnes and Paul traveled throughout the United States. Agnes was well known for and was very proud of the many knitted and crocheted items she created both by hand and with her knitting machines for family and for charity.

She loved family history, keeping the family tree current, providing copies to anyone who requested one. Family was important and keeping everyone informed of events was a priority to Agnes.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (Charles) Hastreiter, James (Cookie), all of Marshfield, Robert (Rose) of Stratford, Rose (Dan) Leffel of Fenwood, Wisconsin, Jeffrey of Minneapolis, Theresa of Stratford, Annette (George) Lescynski, and Jean (Brian) Wegner, all of Marshfield, Karen (Les) Pinkerton of Bonners Ferry, and a daughter-in-law, Rhonda of Marshfield. She is also survived by 29 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. She is further survived by a sister, Mary Feltz of Marshfield, a brother and sister-in-law, Sylvester (Doc) and Maxine Steines of Tripoli, Wisconsin, sister-in-law Dorothy Steines of Stratford, and a sister-in-law, Ludwina Sherman of Tuscon, Arizona.

In eternity, she will join her parents, her husband, a daughter, Mary (Betsy), a son, John, sons-in-law, Roger Hoefs and Dave Weiler, and siblings, Ann, Gertrude, Vincent, Sister Susan, Lawrence, Pete, Frank, Margaret (Peg) and Verena

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