Marie Stern, of Antigo, died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Care Partners in Antigo. She was 97 years old. She was born on November 29, 1919 in Antigo, a daughter of William and Theresa (Schroepher) Ladwig. She married Jerome Stern on February 14, 1942 at St. John Catholic Church in Antigo. He preceded her in death on May 8, 2015.
She attended St. John parochial school, graduated from Antigo High School and had a year of vocational training.
Prior to marriage she was employed at McClellans Dime store and J.C. Penney Department store in Antigo. She and her husband owned and operated Stern Electronics in Antigo for 50 years.
Mrs. Stern was a member of St. John Catholic Church and its Altar Society.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening and weekends at their cottage on Pelican Lake.
Survivors include a daughter, Gayle Koszarek, Antigo; two sons, Robert (Patricia) Stern, Pelican Lake, William (Victoria) Stern, Jacksonville, FL; ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a son, Kenneth Stern; a sister, Winnie Jones; four brothers, Richard, James, John “Jack” and William in infancy.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Entombment will take place in Queen of Peace Mausoleum.
Visitation will be 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Monday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday all at the Bradley Home. A parish wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.