Kay Stommel, 44|
Kay Stommel (nee Reimer) passed away on May 18, 2015, surrounded by her family
and friends at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after suffering a brain aneurysm
on May 12. She
Born to Katherine (nee Wiskow) and Joseph D. Reimer on March 6, 1971, Julie was
a graduate of Campbellsport High School. She married Brian Stommel in August
1997. They lived in West Bend and have two children, Cody and Samantha, and one
Never known for holding back, Julie’s charismatic and genuine personality was
immediately recognizable and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. She was a
loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed spending time
with her family and friends, enthusiastically cheering for her son and daughter
at various events, playing bingo with her parents and hitting the open road with
her husband and their friends during Harley season.
Julie was employed at Metalcraft of Mayville Inc., where she will be remembered
for offering a supportive and listening ear to anyone who needed it, singing a
little too loudly to music on the radio, coordinating office pools and
implementing the infamous “Shake
of the Day,” a winner takes all dice game. Those Julie leaves behind to
celebrate her memory include her loving husband of 18 years, Brian; two
children, Cody and Samantha; one grandchild, Emilee; parents, Joseph and
Katherine Reimer; brother, Jeffrey Reimer; in-laws, Richard and Ruby Stommel;
sisters-in-law, Dawn (Daniel) Pilolla and Kristin (Joseph) Paltzer; as well as
nephews, Dominic and Marco Pilolla and Finn Paltzer; and nieces, Anna and Kayla
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter and Marcella Wiskow;
Bernard and Norma Bodden; and Joseph Reimer Sr.
In keeping with Julie’s caring and generous spirit, she gave the gift of life
to others through organ and tissue donation.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 3-7 p.m. at the Phillip
Funeral Home in West Bend (1420 W. Paradise Drive). Immediately following the
visitation, family and friends will gather together at the funeral home for a
brief service with Father Jerry Repenshek presiding to honor Julie’s memory.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.