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Thomas "Tom" J. Stencel

February 2, 1933 — July 2, 2023

Waukesha

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Thomas “Tom” J. Stencel of Waukesha passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 2, 2023 at the age of 90. He was born in Milwaukee on February 2, 1933 the son of Peter and Regina (nee Grochowski) Stencel.  He served his country during the Korean War Conflict in the United States Navy and enjoyed singing with the Navy Blue Jackets. Tom worked in quality assurance for Rexnord for 42 years and was the holder of a U.S. Patent for his design in conveyor belt weighing devices. He was a member of the Daniel Boone Conservation Club 2X4, the Prairieville Desperados, lifelong member of the NRA, cofounder and member of the Waukesha Handgun League, and in the Governor’s Top 10 for pistol shooting. Tom obtained his pilot’s license at a young age, loved polkas, enjoyed fishing and making instruments among many other hobbies. He was a simple and private man, with deep Catholic faith, and strong love for his family.

He will be sadly missed by his wife of almost 65 years, Evelyn “Evie” Stencel (nee Collard) of Waukesha, their children, Tony (Vicky) Stencel of Long Grove, IL, Terry Stencel of Waukesha and Cathy (Brian) Pilo of Waukesha and grandchildren, Andrew, Alexander and Julia Stencel. He is further survived by his brother Larry (Rose) Stencel of Scottsdale, AZ, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers.

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral Mass at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53188. Full military honors will follow the Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Tom’s name are appreciated to St. William Catholic Church or American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023 (https://diabetes.org/donate).

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Visitation

Monday, July 24, 2023

10:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

St. William Catholic Church

440 N Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188

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Mass

Monday, July 24, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

St. William Catholic Church

440 N Moreland Blvd, Waukesha, WI 53188

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