Agnes R. Tatera
January 18, 1925 - November 23, 2015
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Agnes Tatera, age 90, of Appleton, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2015 at Carolina Manor in Appleton. She was born on January 18, 1925 in the Town of Lyndon, to the late Anthony and Rose (Hudzinski) Szymanowski. Agnes grew up on a farm during the Great Depression as the youngest of eight siblings and…

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Matt & Lacey Piekarski left a message on December 1, 2015:
Jim, Kaaren, Family, & Friends - We are so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is difficult no matter the timing. We're sending hugs from Stevens Point and prayers for you during this time. Love, Matt & Lacey Piekarski (Nephew of Kaaren & Jim Tatera)
Robert W & Barbara J Steinweg left a message on November 30, 2015:
Agnes and Harry Tatera were part of the greatest generation that grew up in the times that were not so good, but they made the best of it and did what they needed to do for family and country. My parents were Walter R. & Dorothy H Steinweg who started the Uptown Trading Post in 1939 and actively ran it until about 1975. I know that my mother depended on Agnes for many things in the day to day operation of the store. Agnes was very good in talking to people, in fact for a long time after she retired, old customers who came in the store would ask what was Agnes doing then. We do occasionally have people come in the store that say they were in the Dells with their parents who brought their children to the Dells on vacation, and now bring their grandchildren. In addition to being a pleasant person to talk with, Agnes had a very good memory of where the dozens of items sold in the store were kept in the stock room. I have not found the year date when she actually did start at the store, I hope to find at least the year in some old records. The date is somewhat related to when Harry closed the gas station that he ran, I believe it was a City Service brand station, which was located near where Kentucky Fried Chicken is at the Lake Delton corner of Hwy 12 & 23. After closing the station, Harry worked at Big Joe Mfg. in the Dells for many years. I am not sure but Agnes may have worked for a short time for another store owner in Delton or at our other store Gifts of the World. Anyway their home on Vine Street in the Dells was their residence for many years after moving there. Actually Agnes would drive her car to work, but she would park it out of the immediate downtown area and then walk to the store. She always said she did not like the traffic downtown. Some time after the tragic death of Harry in 1988, she moved into the Colonial apartments after selling the house, she would walk to the grocery store with her cart to carry the groceries home. Once in a while she would stop in the store to chat, but with declining health she had to have groceries delivered. Both my wife Barbara and I consider that it was a privilege to have known Agnes, she always had something good to say about the years working at Uptown Trading Post, and would ask about our children when we came back to the Dells in 1975. We appreciated her as a loyal employee during the 27 years working at Uptown Trading Post and as a friend for many more years. With sympathy and condolences to all her family, Robert W & Barbara J Steinweg
Gwen Tatera left a message on November 28, 2015:
My children's grandma was a very loving person, who especially enjoyed the grand kids. Her refrigerator always had the latest crayon art on it, and it stayed a longgggg time! I first met her 45 years ago and have so many wonderful memories. Loved her rhubarb sauce (best I ever had!). She had a cuckoo clock that was a landmark, as far as the kids were concerned. Both Grandma Agnes and Grandpa Harry would stop whatever they were doing, so the kids could see clock strike on the hour. The Bill-ding blocks were a classic, apparently for 2 generations, at least. The nutty bars, and other snacks were offered right away and again and again. She loved to buy bags of rummage clothes, even if she'd never seen the contents, in the hopes that there'd be a treasure we'd want. Really, her heart was very giving - she loved God, family, and her job. Do the words, chitika (not sure of spelling), Zinke's, Uptown Trading Post (lots of t-shirts from there - still have them), and the pizza place at Lake Delton, ring a bell? I am quite certain, she never sinned on purpose. I believe, she is one of the few people I ever met, who likely went straight up. God Bless the whole Tatera clan. Gwen Tatera
Helen Holzman ... Hot Springs Village, AR left a message on November 27, 2015:
My Aunt Agnes was a kind and gentle person. One of my fondest memories was going to their home and having a twinkie. Living on a farm when I was a little girl, we didn't buy things like twinkies. Oh what a treat that was for me. Also my father, Alex, (her brother) had Uncle Harry, Jim and Jerry come to hunt on the farm. What a joy to have cousins come and spend time together. Aunt Agnes, may you enjoy your reunion with your family gone before you in Heaven now.
Frances C. Trojan left a message on November 26, 2015:
To Agnes's family My sincere sympathy in your loss but find peace in that she will now join your dad. I worked at the Dells PD and for a number of years called every AM and talked to your mom. She was a lady to be proud of
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