Francis F. Stieber

Francis F. Stieber, 76, passed away after a brief battle with cancer on September 2, 2022 in Kenosha, WI.

Fran was born in Wausau, WI to Harold and Josephine (Rein) Stieber. He graduated from Burlington Catholic High School in 1964. He attended Racine-Kenosha County Teachers College and graduated from UW-Stevens Point with the degree of Bachelor of Science.

For 36 years, Fran taught math at Bristol Consolidated School in Bristol, WI. His ‘Board of Education’ along with the humorous banter between him and his neighboring teacher (and best friend), Virgil Gentz, has been fondly remembered by many students.

Fran was the proud father of twin daughters Heather (Ryan George) Stieber and Heidi (Ryan Grams) Stieber. He is also survived by his partner Mary Baehler, and the mother of his daughters, Marge Stieber. As an only child, many family members filled the roles of siblings, and he cherished those close relationships.

Summers at his cabin in Northern Wisconsin brought him great pleasure. He often sat on his front porch, glass in hand (Coors with a dash of salt), taking in the quiet and peacefulness of the lake. Nothing brought more joy to Fran than sharing this ‘little piece of heaven’ with family and friends. During the winters, he would travel south to Bushnell, FL to be close to his parents. After his parents passed away, he continued to return every winter because of all the friendships he made at Dogwood Mobile Home Park.

Francis will be long remembered for his years of teaching, love of Coors and a Southern Comfort Old Fashioned, joy of fishing, an ability to fix anything and his willingness to lend a helping hand whenever needed.

A Celebration of Life will be held next year. Details will be made public as they become available.

Casey Family Options Funerals and Cremations

Stephen P. Casey, Owner/Funeral Director

(262) 653-0667

Thoughts for Francis F. Stieber;

  • Billie Mojonnier says:

    Sincerest condolences to the family. Mr. Stieber will always be one of my favorite teachers. I will never forget the 2×4 he used for classroom management. He and Mr. Gentz very influential in me becoming a teacher as well. He will be missed, but his legacy will continue. Many teachers came from his class.

  • This great man was a teacher of mine in the late 80’s. I have never forgotten this man and still take with me a few lessons I learned from him. My sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

  • Mr. Steiber was one of my favorite teachers. I learned a lot in his math class mid 1970’s. Including the duck walk. Lol. And building a cabin out of popsicle sticks. After I got married I remember taking my first born to the school to visit with Mr. Steiber and Mr. Gentz. Yes I respected them that much. Always will remember the great times I had at Bristol Grade School. Rest in peace and know you touched many hearts with your teachings. You’ll be missed by many.

  • Mary and Mike Bennett says:

    I/we have only known Fran a few years and that makes me sad. He, along with Mary, was the most welcoming host and caring/concerned friend. I felt like we have known each other for years. We had the most wonderful visits in the north woods. He was very proud of and loved his daughters very much.

    In life, we all meet a very few gems on our journey, Fran was one of my few and precious gems. Our most sincere sympathy to his family and friends. Love, Mary and Mike

  • My deep and heartfelt condolences to Mary, Marge, Heather, Heidi and The Ryans (if they don’t mind that moniker) on the loss of Cousin Fran. Based on the above, Fran sure had the right idea about how to while away the summer hours, and I wish we had had the chance to meet up again after reconnecting a few summers ago. Thinking of you all with love and prayers, and remembering Fran, Uncle Harold and Aunt Josie oh so very fondly with much love. ~ Love, Linda Stieber

  • Josefina Ramón Cháirez says:

    God has called home a most wonderful person. I attended the teachers college back in 1965 and many times he would give me a ride. He would come out of his way all the way to Waterford to pick me up. Wish I could have kept in touch to share teaching adventures.

  • To the family of Mr. Stieber: My sincerest condolences. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of mourning. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4. Take Care.

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