Inez was born August 1, 1929, in the Town of Little Wolf, daughter of the late Paul and Elsie (Gobbs) Handrich. She attended Green Valley Grade School and St. Paul Lutheran School. She was confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church and graduated from Little Wolf High School in Manawa. During her high school years and after graduation she worked at the Manawa Theater and at Sebald’s Drug Store in Manawa. Inez married Glenn Tellock at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Manawa on August 1, 1948. Together they made a career of farming, working side-by-side to keep progressing and improving their farm near Symco. Inez and Glenn were members at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Symco. Inez enjoyed motorcycle riding, traveling with Glenn in their motor home, reading, crafting and playing cards and games. Glenn and Inez farmed until retiring in 1994 and moved to Clintonville. They moved to Riverview Lodge, Stevens Point in 2014, where Inez has since been residing. She was fond of the staff and enjoyed visiting with them. She liked playing Bingo with her resident friends. Inez dearly loved her family and was dearly loved in return. As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother she left us with many beautiful memories.
Inez is survived by her daughters, Bonnie (Don) Rufledt, Stevens Point; and Wyonne (Bob) Buntrock, rural Bear Creek; grandchildren: Wendy Rufledt (Andy Wang), Jason Rufledt, both of St. Paul, MN; Robyn (Abe) Pellett, rural Manawa; great-grandchildren, Rowin, Caspian, and Lumen; brother Melvin Handrich, Weyauwega; sisters-in-law, Lorene Nienke, Stevens Point; Ramona (Larry) Danke, Stevens Point; Erna Tellock, Clintonville; Elda Tellock, Greenfield; brothers-in-law, Leland (Wanda) Tellock, Embarrass; Gerald (Sue) Tellock, rural Clintonville; Raymond (Jeane) Tellock, of rural Clintonville; and also many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glenn; brother Robert Handrich; brothers-in-law Roger Tellock, Earl Tellock, Milton Tellock; sisters-in-law, Carol Hoffman, Lavonne Drifka, Marjorie Gritzmacher, Ruth Barbatos and Jeanette Tellock.
The funeral service for Inez will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, Symco with Reverend Jeffrey Smiles officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Manawa is serving the family. www.clinehansondahlkefuneralhomes.com
A special thank you to all of the wonderful staff at Riverview Lodge, St. Michael’s and St. Clare’s hospitals for their wonderful care and concern of Inez.