Trisha Magnin-Stolpa, 33, Green Bay, died unexpectedly February 3, 2021 following a decade long battle with alcohol addiction. She died in the arms of her loving husband, Jason Stolpa in the midst of a fiercely fought battle towards recovery. Trisha “possessed a unique soul” and was known for her insurmountable love towards people and animals alike. She notoriously couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add another furry member to her family which at the time of her death included 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 snakes, a litter of rats, and a gecko. She was also an intensely caring person which she displayed through years of working as a medical caregiver where she excelled at providing dignity and comfort to people who were often in the last stages of their lives. This allowed her to proudly care for her Grandpa Jim in his last days during his death this past September- care that allowed him to die in his home and in the company of family during the pandemic. Trisha was at many times unrealistically passionate towards helping people out, often offering her help on a task before fully assessing her resources. This would often be followed by her completing the task in the nick of time while doing her makeup in the review mirror of her car- a fact that was reason for her family to playfully make fun of her driving. Trisha was family orientated, often holding on to family traditions and always eager to add more. She longed for the day of beating her addiction and starting a family with her husband, Jason, and adding more cherished and loved members to her life. Trisha earned her B.S. in biology from UW-Lacrosse along with a minor in art and loved to express herself through her tattoos and projects.
Trisha is survived by her husband, Jason Stolpa; maternal grandmother, Pat Waschbisch; parents, David “Bear” and Lori Magnin; two brothers, Corbin (Stephanie) and Collin Magnin; mother-in-law, Barbara Sell and the Stolpa in-laws; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her “Grandpa and Grandma Kat” (James and Deloris Magnin), “Papa” (Grandpa Norbert Waschbisch), father-in-law (Richard Stolpa), and fiancé, James Schmitt.
Visitation with the urn present will be held after 2:00 pm Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church, 165 N. Farm Rd. Oconto Falls until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 7:00 pm Friday at the church with Pastor Sherwin Parmar officiating. Burial will take place the following day in St. Anthony Cemetery, Oconto Falls.