Tami Clara Stubinski-Katzenberger, On Angel Wings She Soars. Tami left us unexpectedly on Oct. 30, 2011. Our hearts are broken but we know she is at peace and free from all her pain.
Tami was born on June 28, 1975, on a hot, sunny day, in Wausau, to Jayne M. Steiner and Wayne Joseph Stubinski.
She loved the sun and the water, like her mom, and had the most incredible laugh and a thousand-watt smile. She had many medical problems that made life difficult for her. When she had a hard time, she would say, "This is not an option."
Tami married Tim Katzenberger in Las Vegas and was later divorced. She was an ongoing student, trying to make a better life for her son, Cody. Tami was always on hand to make life better for people who were down on their luck.
She was a girlie-girl who loved perfume, makeup and clothing. She loved her son more than anyone or anything on this earth and was very proud of him, trying to be at his football and baseball games, and wrestling matches, in between her work and classes.
Survivors include her son, Cody Michael John; mother, Jayne M. Steiner; step-father, Ron Steiner, who helped raise her since she was a little girl and had a very special bond with her; father, Wayne Joseph Stubinski; brother, Tom Joseph (Angel) Stubinski; and her nieces and nephews, Mariah, Tanner, Faith, Bekah, and twins Jonah and Elijah Brady. She is further survived by her dear godparents, Jerry and Carol Toftum, who never forgot her birthday and Christmas; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tami was named after the country singer, Tammy Wynett, and her grandmother, Clara Shelbrack. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Phyllis Stubinski; and her maternal grandfather, Clem Shelbrack.
Carry on, sweet baby girl, and accomplish all the things in Heaven that you didn't have time to accomplish on earth. Until we meet again, we love you.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Tami's name towards her son Cody's college education.
Private family services will be held.
A public gathering and lunch will be at 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011, at Bootlegger's Fine Food & Spirits, 3703 County Road Q in Amherst Junction.
Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home, Stevens Point, is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, please visit www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.