Tracy (Teresa) A. Spoerl-Hanford-Westfahl, 82


Tracy (Teresa) A. Spoerl–Hanford-Westfahl, age 82, of, Stevens Point, 
died peacefully April 13, 2011, at St. Michaels Hospital with her 
family near.

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 
in Milwaukee.

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 
Cerebral Palsy.

Online condolences may be made to www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point is serving the family.