Nov. 6, 1926 - May 30, 2019

Ann Cecelia Onufer, 92, former Phillips, Town of Worcester resident, died while under the compassionate care of the staff at her Wells Nature View residence on Thursday, May 30, 2019. She was born in Phillips on Nov. 6, 1926, the daughter of Martin and Maria (Balek) Marlenga. She was a 1945 graduate of the Phillips High School. She was married to Charles Onufer in Phillips on Dec. 2, 1950. She was a member of Saint Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church while living in the Phillips area. She loved animals, especially kittens, enjoyed the outdoors, polka music, playing smear, gardening, reading, picking berries, making homemade soup, and baking her famous kolache.

She is survived by her three children: Charlene (Robert) Entwistle of Madison, Edward of Wausau, and Carol (Joseph) DeVault of Marshfield; by four grandchildren, Heather Entwistle, Christine (Eric) Glover, Douglas DeVault, and Lindsey DeVault; and by one great-granddaughter, Ella Glover. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, on Nov. 30, 1995; and is also preceded in death by five brothers: Frank, Lloyd, Martin, and Joe Marlenga, and John Grapa; and by two sisters: Lillian Golemo and Marie Martz.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 4, at Saint Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church with Father Gerald Hagen celebrating the funeral Mass. Internment was in the Saint Patrick Cemetery in Phillips.

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The Heindl Funeral Home in Phillips is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

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