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Vergean Joyce Stewart 82, of Rice Lake, Wis. died Sunday, January 10, 2021 at Cambridge in Rice Lake surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on June 18, 1938 in Bloomer, Wis. to Galand and Almira (Marek) Windsor. Vergean graduated from Bloomer High School in 1956 and was married to Stephen Stewart on August 3, 1957 in Bloomer. Vergean babysat for many years, they owned and operated the Stewarts Cottage Grove Resort in Spooner from 1973-1986, she was also a cook at Terrace View Nursing Home in Spooner and Our House in Rice Lake.

She loved to play cards, doing crafts, snuggling with her grand babies, taking care of her dogs and flower gardening.

She is survived by a daughter, Cathy Stewart; a son, Curtis Stewart; a son-in-law, Don Mireau; 6 grandchildren, Sara (Travis) Bartle, Samantha (Derek) Swan, Donald “JR” (Krysti) Mireau, Johnathan (Gloria) Stewart, Cayla (Louie) Bintz and Kelsi Stewart (Austin); 6 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; 3 step great great grandchildren; a brother, Arnold (Marlene) Windsor; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen; 2 daughters, Carla Stewart and Connie Mireau; a great grandson, Watson; 4 brothers, Herbert, Norbert, Marvin and Delmer.

A celebration of her life will be held in Spring 2021. Appleyard’s Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, Wis. is in charge of the arrangements.