Violet Stephany died on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, in Kiel, at the age of 93. She was a resident of Oak Creek Assisted Living.

She remained “fat and sassy and full of the dickens". Those who knew her will absolutely remember her as sassy. She loved every day and loved to tease those around her.

Vi was born in Kiel, graduated from Kiel High School and with her first husband Wally Fenn ran the Chippewa Bar and Restaurant in Kiel. It was known for the Friday night fish fry which she was proud of even though she wouldn’t eat fish.

In 1979, Vi married Oscar Stephany. He preceded her in death in 2000. After Vi retired, they liked to work in their yard and planted many trees. They also like to take short driving trips around the state.

Vi was employed at Tecumseh after the bar and restaurant. She was also active in the VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, and the Women’s Guild of St. Peter’s UCC in Kiel. She was a member of St. Peter’s.

Survivors include family members, Diane (Brian) Nelson of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Steven Fenn of Kiel; Douglas Fenn; Gregory Rundquist of Sheboygan; Joanne (Jerome) Kobriger of Chilton; Robert (Andrea) Stephany of New Holstein; Allan (Barbara) Stephany of Mt. Calvary; Mary (John) Koenigs of Tipp City, Ohio; Linda Deml of Chilton; John (Ilene) Stephany of New Holstein; James (Joan) Stephany of New Holstein; sister-in-law Jean Diefenthaler of Kiel. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sister Eleanor Diefenthaler;  brothers, Wilbur and Willard Diefenthaler; sons, Scott Fenn; Michael (Marianne) Stephany, Robert Deml.

The funeral service for Vi will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at St. Peter’s UCC (424 Fremont St., Kiel) with the Reverend Christopher Ross officiating. There will be a visitation at the church on Monday from 12 p.m. until the time of service.

Special thanks is extended to the loving staff at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Kiel. She loved living there and loved the care of the staff. Also, thanks to Heartland Hospice for its attention in Vi’s last days.

Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Online condolences at