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October 5, 2022

8/12/2022 5:29:00 AM
Brenda Lee Stafford

Brenda Lee Stafford, age 58, of Rhinelander, died on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022 at her home. Brenda was born in Rhinelander to Patrick and Shirley (Boerke) Stafford on Jan. 15, 1964. She attended schools in Rhinelander and graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1982.

Brenda attended one year of college at Christ for the Nations in Dallas, Texas and then decided to come back to Rhinelander. She held a few jobs during her career that included Debyle's clothing store, Rhinelander Cafe' and Pub, and her last job was working in the deli at the Rhinelander Trig's grocery store.

Brenda enjoyed crocheting, doodling, reading, listening to the birds, and singing. Her religion was very important to her, she loved to sing along to gospel music and was on the church council for the Northern Lights Church of God. She also taught the adult Sunday school. Brenda asked Jesus Christ in her heart at a young age, and then continued to trust in Him throughout her life. She loved spending time with her family and was especially fond of her niece and nephew.

Brenda is survived by her sister Tricia (Jim) Croner, brothers Daniel (Sandra Radzinski) Stafford, David Stafford, and Dennis (Tara Ring) Stafford, all of Rhinelander; niece Ashley, nephew Jacob, other family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family would like to give a special thanks to all of the people that helped Brenda, especially Compassus Hospice, the James Beck Cancer Center, the Coumadin Clinic, Dr. Christopher Koeppl, and everyone that was there for Brenda her entire life.

A memorial service will take place for Brenda at the Carlson Funeral Home on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. with a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Pastor Steven Price will be officiating. You may leave your private condolences for the Stafford family at

The Carlson Funeral Home(715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the family.

Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Article comment by: David Fischer

I will miss a great friend and neighbor and I send my condolences to the family. Brenda was a special person in my life.

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