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3200 Stanley Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-344-2113
Fax: 715-344-2166
Stella Porter-Frisch

Stella B. Porter-Frisch

Sunday, July 25th, 1937 - Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
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Stella B. Porter-Frisch age 81, of Stevens Point, passed away Wednesday May 29, 2019 at the Portage County Health Care Center while under the care of Ministry Hospice.
A Celebration of Life Service for Stella will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday June 8, 2019 at the Shuda Funeral Chapel - 3200 Stanley St. Friends and family will gather to share memories from 9:00 AM Saturday until the service at Shuda's. Memorials in lieu of flowers will be established in Stella's name for St. Jude Children Hospital, Susan B Komen, and Shriners Hospital of Minnesota.
Stella was born July 25, 1937 in Stauton, IN, the daughter of William and Stella E. (Wheeler) Porter. As a child the family moved to Vesper then settled on a farm in Wisconsin Rapids. Stella was a 1955 graduate of Rudolph High School. On January 14, 1957 she married Jerry Southern. The couple moved to Stevens Point and later divorced in 1971. Stella worked at Judds Drive In and Herrschners for many years along with taking care of her family. She married Felix Frisch on June 12, 1976, and after they both retired in 1985 moved to Fremont, WI on the Wolf River. Felix took ill in 2000, and they moved back to Stevens Point early in 2001, he passed away Oct. 8, 2001.
Stella enjoyed all types of crafts, puzzles, game shows, gardening, flowers, fishing, and playing cards. She served as a volunteer at the VFW tent at the Iola Car Show, at the King Veterans Home, and for Girl Scouts.
She is survived by her three children: Linda (Mark) Miller, Sue Kranski (Tony Mertes), and William Southern. Five grandchildren: Tina, Liza, Molly, Tony and Joe. Five great-grandchildren: William, Autumn, Kendra, Katlynn, Monroe. Ten step-children, and numerous step-grandchildren, great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Felix, two infant brothers, and her best friend Noreen Zellner.
Stella's family wishes to thank all her Doctors throughout her care. The Portage County Health Care Center and their staff, along with Ministry Hospice. Extra special thank you to the Home Health Staff- Michelle and Kelly- you were family to Mom!
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    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Shuda Funeral Chapel
    3200 Stanley Street
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 11:00am
    Shuda Funeral Chapel
    3200 Stanley Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 08:34am
My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible's promise of the resurrection. John 5:28,29, Acts 24:15. If you would like to learn more about the wonderful promises in the bible, please visit

Virginia T.

Posted at 10:48am
My sincere condolences for the loss of Stella. The Bible promises that our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death will be resurrected. John5:28, 29. We can look forward to the time when our Heavenly Father Jehovah God does away with death. Revelation 21: 3, 4. May you find comfort in these scriptures. May your memories of her help sustain and comfort you during this difficult time.


Posted at 07:30pm
Dear Frisch Family, I am so sorry for your loss. When we lose a love one in death it is never easy. During this difficult time may your family find comfort in Gods word the Bible that soon we will see our love ones again. -John 5:28,29

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