Jean G. Stampka, 87, of Winona, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at her home. Jean was born on August 27, 1934 in Cream, Wisconsin to Delbert and Goldine (Loesel) Mueller. On March 26, 1951 she married Albert "Bud" Stampka. Along with raising her family, Jean worked at Spurgeon's and Maggie's.
Jean enjoyed sewing and crocheting and made afghans for each of the grandchildren. A highlight of Jean's week was going to the hair salon. She traveled with her family band and truly enjoyed listening to them play. Most of all she loved her family and the family dinners they shared together.
Jean is survived by her sons, Gary (Janet), Dale (Helen), Steve (Tammy), and Ken (Mary); grandchildren, Laura, John, Brent, Holly, April, Tanya, Stephanie, Travis; great-grandchildren, Madison, Tyler, Dakota, Dustin, Danica, Delana, Hunter, Fisher, Nathan, Hannah, Jarin, Jazmine, Jayme, Nicholaus, Nikolas, Brayden, and Audrienna; great-great-grandchildren, Drake and Dakotah; and her sister, Judy Kulas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother, Wayne Mueller.
The family would like to give a special thank you to the nurses and aides at Winona Health Hospice for the care they provided to Jean.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 25, 2021 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center led by Rev. Michael Short. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Jean will be laid to rest in Buffalo City Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Jean and view her video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.
"To the family of Jean Stampka. Your mother was a most special person in my life going all the way back to 1972 when I met she and your dad at a dance probably at the Acorn in Centerville. Later she became my Amway customer and I so enjoyed spending time with her on a regular basis as well as when I\'d shop at Spurgeons. Her contagious smile, loving words of kindness and twinkle in her eyes conveyed in her beautiful photo is how she\'ll always be remembered, and treasured. May God bless all of you with peace as you mourn her loss. With sympathy. Clifton & Sharon. ( Olson ) Kjos
"We were so sorry to hear of your Mom\'s passing,what a wonderful long life she had. We hope all the great memories of your Mom and Dad will help you get through this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Kent and Joyce Dzurick"
"My deepest sympathies to Jean\'s family, I\'ve know her for many years, back to Spurgeons. We became good friends & really enjoyed doing her hair til I retired. I will miss you Jean, RIP?????"
"Many great memories of Jean. She was always helpful at Spurgeon\'s. "
"So very sorry for your loss! Dale and Mary Jo