Obituary: Scene Patricia A. (Krenke)

March 16, 1937 ~ November 25, 2021

Patricia A. Stage, 84, of Sister Bay, died early Thursday, November 25, 2021 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay.

Born March 16, 1937 in Milwaukee, daughter of the late Russell and Ruth (Appel) Krenke. Pat attended Lincoln School of the Arts in Milwaukee. On June 21, 1973, she married Charles R. Stage in Port Washington. She worked for Dutchland Dairy, 25 years at Milwaukee Machine Products Co., and provided maintenance services to the Thiensville fire and police departments, and worked at Kelch Corporation. She and Chuck retired to Door County.

Pat was a member of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Baileys Harbor and Ladies Aid at the church. She loved all wildlife and feeding the outdoor animals every night was very important to her. Pat enjoyed gardening, flowers, bingo, travel and cruises. She has never missed a birthday card, making sure it arrives a few days before each family member’s special day.

Survivors include her devoted husband, Charles of Sister Bay; five dear children, Melinda (Edward) Gunn from Groton, NY (and their children, Brittany, Brandon and Mindy), Lisa (James) Oelerich from Milwaukee (and their children, Stephanie, Matthew, Michael), Jeff (Christine) Internship Carney, MI (and their children, Ryan, Craig, Neil, Nick), Jan (Monica) Stage of Appleton (and their children, Nicholas, Jennie, Annika, Vanessa), Gene (Chris) Stage of Mason, MI (and their children, Tara, Jenna, Eric); 14 great-grandchildren including two on the way; brother-in-law, Fred (Arda) Internship from Rapid River, MI; two sisters-in-law, Susie (Stan) Heiniger from Thiensville, and Teri Stage de Manistique, MI.

Her parents, Russell and Ruth Krenke, predeceased her; sister, Kathleen; brother-in-law, Teddy; and sister-in-law, Patricia Lancour.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Baileys Harbor with Pastor Peter Lindemann officiating. Interment will be in Baileys Harbor Town cemetery.

Friends can call Monday, December 6, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at Church Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 11:00 a.m. There will be a Monday evening devotion at 7:30 p.m. at the Huehns Funeral Home.

Memorials can be made in his memory at the Door County Humane Society (3475 Park Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) or The Ridges Sanctuary (PO Box 152, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202).

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Patricia can be shared with her family through her tribute page at

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