Dora L. Stilen, age 50 of Bear Creek, passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident on Saturday June 13, 2020 in Price County.
Dora was born on February 28, 1970 in New London as the daughter of Donna (Harris) Buelow and the late Dennis Buelow. She graduated from New London High School with the class of 1988 and was united in marriage to Jody Stilen on December 17, 1988 in Bear Creek. The couple resided in New London for a year prior to moving to the Bear Creek area where they have lived since. Following high school, Dora went to cosmetology school and started her career at Modern Hair Designs in Clintonville; later working at A Cut Above in Bear Creek, and was currently working for Season’s Salon in Clintonville. Dora also made many friends working for the Clintonville District as both a paraprofessional and secretary for the last 16 years. She had a huge heart and had no idea how to say no; always looking for ways to help. There was something about her smile and personality that was contagious. Dora always had happy tears and knew how to handle everything. She was known by many as a hugger and therefore not real fond of the recent social distancing requirements. Dora loved spending time with her family; especially her grandsons. She enjoyed camping, bike rides, traveling, and loved her dogs. Dora’s faith and her church were a huge focal point in her life. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Bear Creek and served as their Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. Dora’s life on earth ended too soon, however her faith in her savior and strength she drew from him will help carry her family through this difficult time.
Survivors include: Her Husband: Jody Stilen.
Children: Drew (Cortney) Stilen, Jacob (Stephanie) Stilen, & Jade (Turner) Doornink.
Grandchildren: Charlie & Dennis Stilen plus another on the way.
Her mother: Donna Buelow.
Sisters: Dawn Buelow and Darcie (Brian) Starks.
A special Aunt: Darla Buelow.
Her Father-in-law & Mother-in-law: Dennis & Rosemary Stilen.
Sisters-in-law & Brothers-in-law: Denise (Marty) Seifer, Marshall (Peggy) Stilen, and Jaime (Alan) Thebo.
Also numerous other relatives and too many friends to list.
Dora was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, her father Dennis in 2019, a brother Dean Buelow, and a niece Danielle.
A public visitation will be held for Dora on Thursday June 18, 2020 from 10am – 1pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 409 W. Willow Street, Bear Creek, WI 54922. A private family funeral service will be held prior to the visitation with Rev. Aric Fenske officiating. Interment will follow the visitation at Danish Cemetery in the Town of Deer Creek. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by Dora’s family. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting her family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com
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