Tracy (Teresa) A. Spoerl-Hanford-Westfahl,
Tracy (Teresa) A. Spoerl–Hanford-Westfahl, age 82, of, Stevens Point,
died peacefully April 13, 2011, at St. Michaels Hospital with her
Tracy (Teresa) A. Censky was born in Bowler on April 25, 1928, to Sue
(Schuh) and Oscar Censky. After graduating from Tigerton High School
and attending one year at the College of St. Teresa in Winona, Minn.,
Tracy met Arthur Spoerl while he was attending Marquette University
Married on June 10, 1950, in Tigerton to Arthur Spoerl, Tracy gave
birth to 13 children, three of which did not survive after their
birth and two of the remaining children passed away before their 16th
birthday. Tracy is survived by eight children, Teresa "Tracy" living
in Wauwatosa; Art (Trish) living in Tulsa, Okla.; Mary (Peter)
Jesunas living in Phillips; Jay (Betsy) living in Plover; Robert
(Kim) living in Waupaca; Thomas living in Iola; Timothy (Kim) living
in Mosinee; and Edmund currently residing in Stevens Point. She is
further survived by a brother, Gerald (Jeanne) Censky of Manitowoc.
In addition to being a wonderful mother and wife, Tracy worked at
Metropolitan Savings & Loan in Thiensville for a period of time prior
to moving from Mequon. With her husband, attorney Arthur Spoerl, she
open up their own title and abstract company, Central Wisconsin
Title, in Stevens Point in 1977.
Following the death of Arthur Spoerl in 1981, Tracy married William
J. Hanford, dean of fine arts at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point, in 1982. Following the death of William Hanford, Tracy
married her former high school sweetheart, Wesley B. Westfahl, in 1990.
Tracy worked for 20 years closing real estate loans for First
Financial Bank, now Associated Bank, retiring at age 77.
Tracy is survived by her eight children, four stepchildren and 18
grandchildren. Tracy will be missed beyond measure for her great
warmth and giving to her family. She instilled in all of her children
a great love of God and nature. The ducks, birds and animals of Mc
Dill pond will also be sure to miss her kind and generous heart.
Tracy also was the perfect hostess in every way. Her talents ranged
from being a fabulous cook to refinishing furniture to wallpapering,
gardening to being a fabulous seamstress. Tracy’s professional
interests included supporting the local arts and symphony. Her warm
heart and caring manner for all will always be treasured and valued
by her family and friends.
A funeral Mass took place at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephen Catholic
Church in Stevens Point with the Rev. John Potaczek officiating.
Burial followed at St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation took place at
Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point on Friday from 4 p.m. until 7
p.m., and on Saturday from 10:15 a.m. until the time of the service
at the church. A Rosary was prayed at the funeral home Friday evening.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community
Foundation of Central WI (Attn: Spoerl Family Memorial) or to United
Online condolences may be made to www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point is serving the family.