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June I. Stender


Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

June I. Stender, long-time Spring Valley resident, died Tuesday, February 12, 2013, at Seasons Hospice with family at her side.

She and her twin sister, Jean, were born April 10, 1932, in Stewartville, Minn., to Boyd and Helen (Russell) Lenz. She grew up in Wykoff and was baptized, confirmed and married at the Wykoff Methodist Church. After high school, she attended the University of Minnesota. On December 18, 1954, she married Kenneth Stender. They made their first home in Denver and returned to Minnesota in 1956.

June was very involved in school, community and church activities. At Our Savior’s Lutheran (OSL) in Spring Valley, she taught Sunday School and was past WELCA president. In 2012, she retired from the OSL church council, the Lutheran World Relief board (Root River conf.), and as board chair of Spring Valley Senior Living and Nursing Home.

Over the years, she served as an election judge, zoning board member, library board president, SELCO member, Cosmopolitan Club member, and chair of the local chapter of The American Red Cross. She also chaperoned University of Minnesota marching band performances in the UK.

She was an optician and office manager of eye clinics in Spring Valley and Preston for many years. She later founded Verse in Vision, creating custom banners for churches throughout the tri-state area. She also applied her artistic gifts to stained glass, oil paintings and crafts, and was an avid reader.

She is survived by husband, Ken; sister, Jean (Bill) Eickhoff and family; children, Pamela Landgrebe of Racine, Gregory Stender of Spring Valley, Jana Stender (Gary Rice) of Eden Prairie, and Lia (Jon) Hansen of Seattle; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by grandson, Grant Landgrebe; son-in-law, Gary Landgrebe; and sister-in-law, Carla Stender.

A memorial service was held Saturday, February 23, 2013, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley, Rev.’s Dennis Timmerman and Laura Fladten co-officiating. Funeral arrangements by Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley.

Doris Lillian Matson

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Doris Lillian (Peterson) Matson passed away Saturday, February 9, 2013, at the of age 92, at her home in Harmony, Minnesota. Doris was born March 15, 1920, to Alfred and Esther (Johnson) Peterson, in rural Lanesboro, Minnesota. She married Do ..... 
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Eleanor J. Augustus

Tue, Jan 29th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Eleanor J. Augustus will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday February 2, 2013 at the Hindt Funeral Home in Spring Valley. Burial will take place at the Greenleaf City Cemetery in Greenleaf, Kansas at 1pm Monday February 4, 2013. Visitatio ..... 
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Leonard E. Leutink

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Leonard E. Leutink Leonard E. Leutink, Sr., age 89, of Spring Valley, Minn., died Wednesday morning, January 2, 2013, at Spring Valley Senior Living. Leonard was born February 20, 1923, in rural Cherry Grove, Minnesota, the son of Henry and Carri ..... 
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Gail Bundy

Fri, Jan 4th, 2013
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Gail Bundy Gail Bundy, age 90, a long time Spring Valley resident died Tuesday January 1, 2013, at St Marys Hospital in Rochester. He was born August 3, 1922, in Ames, Iowa to Columbus and Maude (Zook) Bundy. Gail graduated from Spring Valley Hi ..... 
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Joseph Hamre

Wed, Dec 26th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Joseph Hamre were held on Thursday December 27, 2012 at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church in Cherry Grove with the Rev Mark Rader and Rev Beth Perez officiating. Burial was in the Etna Cemetery Joseph Hamre, age 85, of ..... 
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Lucille Serfling

Mon, Dec 24th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Lucille Serfling will be held 1:30 Sunday December 23, 2012 at the Cherry Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev Beth Perez and Rev Mark Rader officiating. Burial will take place in the Cherry Grove Cemetery. Visitation will ..... 
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Betty J. Westphal

Mon, Dec 10th, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Betty J. Westphal will be held 10:30 Wednesday December 12, 2012 at First English Lutheran Church in Spring Valley with the Rev Loel Wessel officiating. Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Friends may call 1hr ..... 
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Otto Roy Meyer

Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Otto Roy Meyer died peacefully on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at St. Mary's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Otto was born December 9, 1918, on the family farm in rural Wykoff, to Otto Meyer,Sr. and Amanda (Affeldt) Meyer. Otto was the 9t ..... 
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