Stella L. Anderson, 82, of Portage, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Tivoli.
Stella was born at home on Sept. 27, 1936, in Necedah, the daughter of George and Anna (Zouski) Graff. She was married to Donald Anderson who was a loving and devoted husband and father. Stella and Don owned the Longbranch in Pardeeville for many years. She enjoyed baking, travel, reading and she loved to socialize. Stella had many friends. She organized Portage Unique Singles, was a past president of the Tavern League of Wisconsin and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Portage. She loved and missed volunteering at Divine Savior Hospital. Stella had been a member of the Badger Antique Auto Club and the VFW and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She is survived by her daughters, Mary (Steve) Gonzagowski of Portage and Jean (Joe) Kiggens of Pardeeville; her grandchildren, Jason (Abby) Kreier, and their children, Juliana, Jayson, Josie and Jonathan, Amy Kreier, Patrick (Leah) Gonzagowski and Ryan Gonzagowski; her siblings, George (Joanne), Helen and Joanne; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Donald; and her siblings, John, Jim, Darlene and Don.
Memorial services will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage, pmmfh.com, with the Rev. Gary Krahenbuhl presiding. Inurnment will be private in Newport Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.
The family would like to thank the staff at Tivoli at Divine Savior Healthcare and Agrace HospiceCare for their care and support.