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Ida M. Stanek
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Ida M. Stanek, 1936-2015 - photo by Contributed/Picha Funeral Home

Ida M. Stanek, age 79 years, of rural Hillsboro, Wisconsin, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at home, surrounded by her family.

She was born on March 9, 1936 to Jerry and Lucille (Wolfe) Yarolimek in Kellogg, Minnesota.  She grew to adulthood at La Farge, Wisconsin and graduated from the La Farge High School.

Ida was united in marriage to Edward F. Stanek on May 16, 1955 at St. John’s Catholic Church – Dilly.  They farmed at White City near Hillsboro, where she continued to live.  Edward preceded her in death on Aug. 1, 1992.

In addition to her work on the farm, she also worked in the bakery at County Market in Hillsboro for many years.  She was a devoted member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church and was a catechism teacher.  Family was very important to her; she loved her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Edward (Carol) of Gillett, Francis of Hillsboro, David (Jayne) of Kendall, Patricia (Joseph) Joo of Waupun, Delores (Gary) Myers of Hillsboro, Barbara Field of Mauston, Richard of Hillsboro, Sharon Blaha of Elroy, Joseph (Pam) of Hillsboro, Susan Steinmetz (Kevin Borreson) of Tomah, Michael (Amy) of Wonewoc, Steven (Jenny) of Janesville, and Kathy (David) Britzman of Kendall; many grandchildren and great Grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Verna) Yarolimek, Jerry (Carol) Yarolimek and Richard (Vicky) Yarolimek and special friend, Dee Fick.

In addition to her husband, Edward F. Stanek, she was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary; grandson, Troy “TJ” Klein; granddaughter, Mandi; and sister, Theresa Finnegan.

Funeral Services were held on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro, with Father Don Bauer officiating.  Burial was in the St. John’s Catholic Cemetery – Dilly.  Friends called at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. and at the Church on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to H.O.P.E.  For online information go to