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Concordia Lutheran Church, Bear Lake
Saturday May 6th, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am

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Concordia Lutheran Church, Bear Lake
Saturday May 6th, 2017

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Ellen Marie Stenseth

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.

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Been traveling and just seen on my phone that Ellen passed away. So terribly sorry to to here that she was always such an up person the times I visited with her. I always thought you guys made a great couple. My thought are with you.

Dean Rasmusson May 8 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Ellen. Also sorry that we won't be able to attend her memorial service as we are still in AZ We will keep you in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Sympathy to you Parry, Sharon and the rest of your families who were close to Ellen.

rex and elaine garr May 5 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy May 4 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family.
We have lost a friend and we shall miss her.

Sandy and Lee Jacobson May 4 2017 12:00 AM

We are sorry for your lost .you have our sympathy .