Tensa M. Fields, 97
June 22, 1918 ó Jan. 30, 2016
Tensa M. Fields (nee Brauns-Altoff) of West Bend peacefully joined her heavenly father, and the love of her life, C. Myron Fields, on Jan. 30, 2016, in Rhinelander, with family by her side. She was under the care of Ministry Homecare Hospice Services.
Tensa was born June 22, 1918, in Milwaukee. She met Myron at a church dance in 1934 and they were married in Milwaukee on Nov. 6, 1937. Tensa and Myronís marriage spanned a wonderful 60 years, its Earthly end coming with Myronís death in 1997. Great relief is taken by their family in knowing they are reunited.
After family, friends and her church, playing cards was Tensaís great passion. She was a prolific knitter and a loyal fan of the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. Tensa retired from the United States Census Bureau in 1983.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Hortense Keller; and brother, Hort Brauns.
She is survived by son Dr. Gary (Carmen) of Wadsworth, Illinois, daughter Janet Winnicki (Kenneth) of Rhinelander and son Douglas (Roxana Reitz) of Withee; grandchildren Gregg (Julie) of Lakewood, Illinois, Timm (Margaret) of Libertyville, Illinois, Kristynn Schmitt (William) of Wadsworth, Illinois, Lynn Strowig (Gregory) of Franklin, Kenneth Winnicki (Marna) of Rhinelander, Steven Winnicki of Madison, Cassandra Mayek of Joplin, Missouri, and Asa Fields of Bend, Oregon; and great-grandchildren Alexandria and Meghan Fields, Colin and Emma Fields, Lukas, Gabriel and Samuel Schmitt, Katherine Strowig, Makenna and Abishea Winnicki, Joey Rosedale, Jessica and James Finegan, and Darian and Alyssa Wightman. Tensa is also survived by other family and many dear friends.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church (323 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Wes Falk presiding. The visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church.
Entombment will be at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Cedar Ridge Community (Cedar Community Foundation Inc., 113 Cedar Ridge Drive, West Bend), Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend or Ministry Homecare Hospice Services (1864 N. Stevens St., Rhinelander, WI 54501) are appreciated.
The Phillip Funeral Home is assisting the family: www.phillipfuneralhome.com or 262-338-2050.