Lois L. Stellmaker -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Lois L. Stellmaker will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Marion Church of Christ in Marion, with the Rev. Dennis Ganz officiating. Burial will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester.

Mrs. Stellmaker, 81, of Spring Lake Park, Minn., formerly of Rochester, died Friday (March 7, 2003) at Lynwood Health Care Center in Fridley, Minn.

Lois Harrison was born June 24, 1921, in Laverne, Minn. In 1938, she graduated from St. Charles High School. She lived in St. Charles with her family and worked as a telephone operator there. On Oct. 7, 1940, she married John F. Stellmaker at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple lived in Rochester until 1987, when they moved to Mesa, Ariz. Mr. Stellmaker was a mechanic for Harold's Auto and Electric, and Mrs. Stellmaker worked at the History Desk at Saint Marys Hospital until her retirement in 1985. In 1998 they moved to Spring Lake Park. She was a member of Broadway Christian Church in Mesa and enjoyed sewing.

Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Sharon Bendelow of Shoreview, Minn., and Barbara (Gary) Ellingson of Lino Lakes, Minn.; a son, Robert of Henderson, Nev.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Harrison of Rochester; and a sister, Lou (George) Rice of Goodyear, Ariz. A sister preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the church one hour before the service on Monday.


Macken Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Lynwood Health Care Center in Fridley.

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