Memorial services for Ellen M. Stenseth, age 70, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Bear Lake Concordia Lutheran Church. Rev. Daphne Hamborg will officiate. Interment will be at Bear Lake Cemetery. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Ellen died Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at her home.
Ellen Marie Stenseth was born on October 17, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence and Alberta (Rave) Armell. She grew up in the Albert Lea area, attended Albert Lea High School, and later went to Austin Community College where she earned her printing certificate. She worked for Streaters in various positions until her retirement. On June 30, 1984, she was united in marriage to Perry Stenseth. She was a member of Bear Lake Concordia Lutheran Church and Local 766 where she served as a past secretary. Ellen enjoyed fishing, gardening, spending time outdoors. She loved time with her grandchildren when they were little.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Perry; son, David (Crystal) Christenson; grandchildren, Brady and Justin Christenson; sister, Sharon Lynch; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; son, Matthew Stenseth in 1989; and sisters, Wanda and Marilyn.