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Cecil Ira Stein

July 6, 1917 June 7, 2020
Cecil Ira Stein
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Obituary for Cecil Ira Stein

On Sunday, June 7, 2020, Cecil I. Stein, passed away peacefully at the age of 102.

 Cecil was born in Edgar, Wisconsin on July 6, 1917. He made his home in Wausau, Schofield and Bushnell (FL).

 Prior to being drafted in WWII, Cecil served in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1935 to 1939. It was during this time of his service that he met the love of his life, Hazel Nelson, whom he married on June 5, 1945 following his honorable discharge from the army in May 1945. His military honors include a Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, and Purple Heart, which he received as a result of being wounded during 1944 in the Battle of Leyte, Philippines.

   Cecil worked at Kraft Foods for many years and retired in 1975. After his retirement, he and Hazel enjoyed traveling, making numerous trips out West; they also travelled to Hawaii, Alaska and various other memorable locations.

 Cecil is survived by his daughter Jan Jablonski, Schofield, granddaughter Tracy (Kevin) Thays, grandson Jason (Jamie) Jablonski, great grandchildren Paige and Kyla Thays, Mya and Ryan Jablonski. He is also survived by his half-brother Richard Stein (California). He was preceded in death by his wife Hazel, his parents and five siblings, and his great grandson Shayne Thays.

 A military service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, July 6, 2020, 10 a.m. Special Thanks to the staff at Aspirus Comfort Care, Mount View Care Center for taking care of Cecil in his final days.

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