Mary K. Stampfli
Mary K. Stampfli, 80, rural Bancroft, died Tuesday, May 17,
2016, at her home while under the care of her family and Heartland Hospice,
following a six-year battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 22,
at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville, with the Rev. Sara Rabe
officiating. Burial will be in the Belleville Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home noon Sunday until the
A memorial in her name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at
Mrs. Stampfli was born Jan. 16, 1936, a daughter of the late
Walter and Lena (Elmer) Zweifel. She grew up on the family farm in the town of
Montrose in Dane County. Her early education was in a one-room school, taught
by the same teacher for all eight years. She graduated from Belleville High
School in 1954.
Shortly after graduation, she enrolled at the Madison School
of Cosmetology, graduating in 1955 as a licensed beautician.
After working many years in local salons, she opened her
Ken-Mar-Lan salon in New Glarus in the fall of 1967. The salon was sold to one
of her employees in 1975, and she retired as a homemaker.
She became an avid gardener and seamstress, selling
vegetables and many kinds of perennials, along with craft items at various
She was married to Ken Stampfli Aug. 11, 1956, at the United
Church of Christ in Belleville.
They lived in Newport News, Va., while he was in the U.S.
Army, then returned to Belleville, where she lived until moving to West Bend,
then to Eden Prairie, Minn., and finally to Bancroft, due to her husband’s work
Survivors include her husband, Ken; one son, Lance (Tammy)
Stampfli, Stevens Point; two sisters, Pauline Jaeger, West Bend, and Ruth
Zweifel, Belleville; three brothers, Wilbert C. Zweifel, Evansville, Frederick
(Alice) Zweifel, Sun Prairie, and Henry Zweifel, Belleville; two grandsons; and
She was also preceded in death by one sister, Helen Kuenzi;
and one brother, Marvin Zweifel.