JOYCE STENSTROM

j stenstrom wb photoJoyce (Sunderman) Stenstrom, of rural Isle, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her home.  She was 52 years old.

MASS of CHRISTIAN BURIAL will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 16th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.

VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, April 15th at Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora; plus 1 hour prior to the funeral on Tuesday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at Fish Lake Cemetery in rural Mora.

Joyce Ann (Sunderman) Stenstrom,  of rural Isle, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at her home. She was 52 years old.

Joyce was born on January 30, 1961 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to parents Bernard and Margaret (Mondloch) Sunderman. She attended school in Waite Park until the 9th grade when the family moved to Mora. Joyce attended Mora High School, graduating in 1979.

In 1983, Joyce met Jerry Stenstrom in Mora, Minnesota. The couple was united in marriage on April 29, 1988 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. The couple lived in Ogilvie, Lewis Lake, Ann Lake, and finally settling in to their current home in rural Isle. Joyce loved to spend time outdoors, deer hunting and fishing with Jerry, or simply watching the birds and wild turkeys that wander into their yard. Joyce looked forward to all the time spent at their cabin on Fleming Lake near Aitkin with her family and friends. Because she loved a garage sale, she could never pass up an opportunity to find a treasure for family or friend. Before her health declined, Joyce and Jerry enjoyed many trips including Hawaii, Arkansas and Tennessee. Most of all, Joyce loved her family. She was a proud foster mother and loved her kids as her own. She treasured her many nieces and nephews, and was always available to babysit or help as needed. Joyce’s outgoing and loving spirit will be truly missed by her many family and friends.

Joyce is preceded in death by her mother Margaret, and sister, Mary Kay Sunderman.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Jerry; father, Bernie Sunderman; siblings Diane (Kevin) Seefeld of Isle; Bill (Lori) Sunderman of Mora; Julie (Roy) Habeck of Isle; Lisa (Steve) Schneider of Litchfield; and Jeni Sunderman of Ogilvie; foster children Marvin, Amy, Missy, and Ashley all of Isle; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

9 guestbook entries for JOYCE STENSTROM

  1. Joy Osborn April 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Joyce was not just my best friend, she was THE BEST friend a person could have. After almost 28 years of friendship I cannot imagine not being able to pick up the phone and talk. I miss her already…I will always miss her.

  2. Thomas Nix April 12, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    My condolences Especialy to Diane, Bill, and Bernie .It seems not so long ago that you were teens . Now we mourn your “little” sister.. God Bless You All!!!

  3. Carol Fiedler Brandt April 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Jerry, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there for you. Much love to you, my cousin. Hugs, Carol

  4. DAVE LINDQUIST April 14, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    SWEED SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.SEE U SOON.

  5. Howard and Ruth Mondloch April 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm #

    We are so sad. Wish we could have been there. We love you all and will keep you all in our prayers. Love from Uncle Howie and Aunt Ruth

  6. Howard and Ruth Mondloch April 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Joyce will be sadly missed. We love you.

  7. Dick and Judy Wozney April 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Jerry and family – we are so sorry for your loss. Joyce was a wonderful person who’s heart went out to all and someone that was always there to help anyone. The world’s loss is God’s gain. Remember, there are holes in the floor of heaven and she will be looking down on all of us.

  8. Bob & Ginger Carrigan April 19, 2013 at 8:19 am #

    Jerry, You have our deepest sympathies. We always enjoyed our visits with you and Joyce.

  9. kim swanson(fmr brighter day employee) April 20, 2013 at 9:53 am #

    jerry, I am so sorry for you and your families loss. My heart goes out to you and your family.

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