Jeff Stilen, of Deerbrook, died Sunday, October 11, 2020, at his home under the care of LeRoyer Hospice. He was 55 years old. He was born on January 27, 1965, in Clintonville, number ten of twelve children to George and Christine "Tina" (Trice) Stilen.
He graduated from Elcho High School with the class of 1984. He served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 1983 to 1989. In 1986 he received the Army Achievement Medal for rendering assistance to injured crew members.
For 34 years he was a crane operator with the Operating Engineers Local 139. He retired in January of this year from Lunda Construction Company where he was known as "Big Dad".
Jeff enjoyed spending time with his many nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, fishing, and road hunting for grouse. He was an active member of and groomed trails for the Snow Devil's Snowmobile Club for many years. He was an avid Green Bay Packer and NASCAR fan.
Survivors include his father, George of Embarrass; five sisters, Barbara (Greg) Moldenhauer of New London, Betty (Tim) Miller of Bear Creek, Cindy (John) Nassen of Iola, Bev (Scott) Zempel of Clintonville and Jane (Pat) Bessette of Bear Creek; three brothers, Ken (Mary) Stilen of Cornell, Rick Stilen of Deerbrook and Dave (Mary) Stilen of Deerbrook; brother-in-law, Michael Lorge of Bear Creek; sister-in-law, Rhonda Stilen of Bogalusa, Louisiana; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Christine; sisters, Donna Lorge and Jill Stilen; a brother, Donald Stilen; a niece, Dawn Barches and nephew, AJ Miller.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home with his nephew, Casey Zempel officiating.
Visitation will be Friday from 3:30 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Kempster Lakeside Cemetery.
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Just knowing Jeff S and his family will always mean a lot to me.Jeff will be very much missed.
Our condolences to the family. Jeff was such a great guy with a big smile and will be missed by many. Dave and Jackie Gallenberger
It's hard to believe that when I climb those back stairs at Sammy's tonight I won't see the luminescent yellow shirt and wonderful tape measure suspenders sitting on a stool. Always ready with a story and a smile you will be missed Jeff. Rest in peace; rest in peace. Mike Worman
Dear Rick and Family - we were so saddened to hear of the loss of your brother/uncle Jeff. Always had a smile on his face when we would see him at Sammy's. Praying for you all during this difficult time!
I had the honor of meeting Jeff last year through my parents. He took me out on the trails as I don't own a UTV. During these rides, we had many conversation and laughed quite a bit. He offered up the use of one of his machines if ever I wanted to go out even though we were new friends. I'm going to miss our conversations and those laughs. Rest in peace, Jeff.
Sorry to hear of Jeff`s passing. Prayers for God`s peace and comfort for family and friends.
It's so sad to lose such a nice guy. We will miss your fun Birthday Bash from the morning ice fishing tourney to the music at night. Sleep well, Jeff, your pain is no more.
Our condolences to the family. So sorry to hear this abou Jeff. Your in our thoughts and prayers.
For the family members :so sorry for your loss🙏🙏🙏May Jeff Rest In Peace gary and marla steinke
Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Very saddened to hear the news about Jeff. Always the life of the party and a kind and generous soul. RIP buddy!
A great guy gone way to soon!!! Didn't see Jeff often but when I did he always had a huge hug and a great big smile/laugh!!!!
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